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Sunny, high in low 60s today. Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow. Low to night 40 in city and 35 in suburbs. (Pull report on Page A-2.) Midnight, 51 6 a.m. .—43 11 a.m. .—60 2 a.m. ..-48 8 a.m. —.43 Noon_59 4 a.m. ...45 10 a.m. .—54 1 p.m. -_-61 Late New York Markets. Page A-19. - Guide for Readers Pin | After Dark-B-13 Amusements __B-14 Comics_B-20-21 Editorial_A-10 Edit’ial Articles A-ll Finance -A-19 Pm Lost and Found.A-3 Obituary_A-12 Radio _B-21 Sports_A-15-17 Women’s Section_B-3-6 An Associated Press Newspaper 97th Year. No. 314. Phone ST. 5000 *★ WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1949-FORTY-TWO PAGES. City Home Delivery, Daily and Sunday, $1.20 a Month; when 6 Sundays. $1.30. Nignt Pinal Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month. 5 CENTS Big 3 to Ease Up On Dismantling, Adenauer Says Chancellor Reports to Bonn Parliament on Paris Parley Results BULLETIN Secretary of State Acheson returned today from the Big Three Conference in France and his visit to Western Germany. President Truman was at Na tional Airport to greet him. By the Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 15. — West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer announced to day that Britain, France and the United States have agreed to slow down the dismantling of German industries. His announcement came as he began negotiations with the West ern high commissioners in the hope ol relaxing occupation re strictions on Germany. Reports Parley Decisions. In a foreign policy speech to the West German Parliament, broad cast by the Frankfurt radio, Dr. Adenauer made this report on the results of the Paris foreign min isters’ conference: 1. The United States, France and Britain have agreed to invite West Germany to many interna tional organizations.” 2. The Allies are considering how to alleviate the “conse quences” of the present state of war between Germany and the Western governments. 3. The Allies have agreed to al low Germany to build a bigger and faster merchant shipping fleet. 4. The Allies have agreed to allow Germany to set up trade consulates in foreign countries. 5. The Western powers have agreed to a certain relaxation of dismantling of former German war industry. Gas, Steel Plants Affected. Explaining the decision on dis mantling, Dr. Adenauer said the three Western Foreign Ministers had agreed to slow down disman tling of certain synthetic gasoline plants and steel factories pending further discussions between the German government and the Al lied High Commission. Dr. Adenauer said he believed these discussions might ultimate ly lead to a complete halt in dismantling, or to a big change in the dismantling plan. He also said the Allies had re fused to stop dismantling of for mer major armament industries. Dr. Adenauer emphasized to the (See GERMANY, Page A-6.) Bishop Manning Takes Turn for Worse at Hospital ly the Associated Press NEW YORK. Nov. 15.—Bishop William T. Manning, 83, retired Episcopal Bishop of New York, took a change for the worse today. He was reported weaker at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Albert C. Herring, attend ing physician, examined the clergyman this morning and found “the bishop had taken a change for the worse and is weaker,” a hospital spokesman said. Bishop Manning served as Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of New York from 1941 to 1946, when he retired. He has been a patient at the hospital since November 4, The nature of his illness has not been disclosed. Worker, 24, Is Killed By Bulldozer Boom Walter R. Foster, 24, of 1622 D street N.E., employed at the Som erville Co., Si>£h and Decatur streets N.E., was killed almost in stantly today when a boom on a bulldozer he was using crushed the upper part of his body. There were no witnesses, but Roger De Marr, plant foreman who discovered Mr. Foster pinned to the bulldozer, said the latter had apparently tried to dislodge a board that had hooked itself in the caterpillar tread and was caught by the boom. He had accidentally knocked loose a boom release lever, it was believed. Mr. Foster had been cleaning the ground of debris from some loads of terracotta pipe. Fire Rescue Squad No. 2 released him after jacking up the boom. Mr. Foster was pronounced dead on arrival at Casualty Hospital. An Air Force veteran who served in India, Mr. Foster had. been employed by the Somerville Co. about eight years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pau line Foster, and a daughter Katy. Bulletin U. S. Ship Fired On NEW YORK (£>).—The Is brandtsen Steamship Co. today notified the State Department its steamer, Flying Cloud, was fired on by a Chinese Nationalist warship as it left the Yangtze River. The captain said hun dreds of shells were fired and several holes were dtde in the vessel, one of them 13 inches in diameter. None of the crew was killed or injured. 2 Assassins of Gandhi Hanged, Shouting for Unity of India Hindu Journalists Executed Secretly In Fear of Disorder By the Associated Press AMBALA, India, Nov. 15.—The young editor who assassinated Mohandas K. Gandhi and the man who told him to do it were sprung simultaneously through a gallows trap at the Ambala cen tral jail this morning. Their bodies were cremated immediately afterward. Narayan V. Godse and Narayan B. Apte, two Hindu journalists, walked to their death with smiles on their faces. Their foreheads were painted with sacred marks. Each man carried a small pack age presumably of Hindu scrip tures, which they were allowed to hold as their hands were tied be hind them. A moment before the trap was sprung, the two young fanatics shouted in unison “May the united India be immortal. We salute the holy motherland.” These were the Nationalist slo gans that had inflamed them to take the life of the sainted Hindu spiritual leader who hated vio lence so much he tried to end Moslem-Hindu strife. A witness to the execution, which ended a two-year legal bat tle following Gandhi's assassina Europe Must Reduce Prices to Compete for U. S. Sales, ECA Says Countries Must Intensify Export Drive, Report To Congress Declares By the Associated Press President Truman today sent to Congress a Marshall Plan re port declaring Europe must lower its prices to compete in the United States market for the American consumer’s dollar, “The United States, of course, must be willing to accept greater competition from European sup pliers in order to help Europe pay its way,” said the study prepared by the Economic Co-operation Ad ministration. Even if European sales in the United States were doubled—thusj restoring Europe’s prewar share of this market—the volume would represent less than 1 per cent of this country’s total output and would "only be scratching the sur face of the American market,” Congress was told. Must Change Methods. "The participating countries must intensify their export drive to the dollar areas if they are to attain independence from extraor dinary outside assistance,” he re port went on. “This will require on the part of many European businessmen a reorganization of factory methods, installation of new and more effi cient machinery in order to reduce costs, greater attention to mer chandising and advertising, re designing of products and pack aging to suit American prefer ences and a determination to serve American customers with the care and attention they re ceive from American producers.” It also will be necessary, the report said, for the Marshall Plan countries to give their exporters incentives to enter the tough American market. This will be done, as ECA Administrator Paul :G. Hoffman has suggested, by letting the exporting companies j keep a share of t.-e dollars earned in export trade. Warning on Restrictions. The report covered EC A opera tions up to July 1 of this year. It also emphasized the warnings voiced by Mr. Hoffman two weeks ago before the council of Mar shall Plan countries in Paris: That recovery is imperiled by im port controls and exchange re strictions which act as barriers to trade. It repeated Mr. Hoffman’s plea for the economic unification of Europe, noting some steps in that direction but declaring that pro gress “on the whole has been slow.” With reference to the problem of high European prices, it was stated: ‘‘Devaluation of currencies was unavoidable if the gap be tween prices in the two parts of the Western world was to be nar rowed.” On the more favorable side the report said: Industrial production in the Marshall Plan countries reached a new peak in the second quarter of the year; the farm outlook in dicated a probable record post war production; foreign trade ex panded—but not in the direction of the United States; inflation continued to abate. Shah of Iran in Rome On Way ter Visit U- S. (Another Story on Page A-2.) By tho Associated Press ROME, Nov. 15.—The Shah of Iran arrived here from Teheran today aboard President Truman’s plane, The Independence, en route to the United States. Prom here The Independence will fly to the Azores for a night stopover. The Shah is scheduled to reach Washington at 4 pm. tomorrow. A. M NARAYAN V. GODSE. —AP Wirephoto. tion in a New Delhi garden Janu ary 30, 1948, said the two men thanked their jailors for their kindness and asked that they “finish the business quickly." Godse, the 26-year-old editor of the Poona Daily, had fired the shot that killed Gandhi as he walked to prayer in front of hun dreds of his followers. Apte, the publisher of the newspaper, was executed for leading the plot. Four other men received sentences (See EXECUTIONS, Page A-5T~ Burgman's Fate Placed In Jury's Hands on Charge of Treason Defendant in Wheelchair As Judge Gives Charge; Nurse in Attendance The fate of Herbert J. Burg man, 55, former State Department j clerk accused of treason, was I placed in the hands of a District court jury of seven men and five ‘women at 12:15 p.m. today. The short, bald man, who suf fered a heart attack at District j Jail over the week' end, was slumped in a wheelchair with his eyes closed and a deathly pallor on his face when the jury filed from the courtroom. Judge Alexander Holtzoff, at the conclusion of an hour-and 10-minute charge to the jurors, told them three verdicts could be returned—not guilty, not guilty by reason of insanity, or guilty. The maximum penalty for tre*--i son is death and the minimum sentence is five years’ imprison ment. Nurse in Attendance. A nurse was in constant attend ance on Burgman after he was wheeled into the courtroom shortly before 11 a.m. Only a barely per ceptible movement of his chest indicated that he was breathing. Once or twice he shifted his posi tion slightly but otherwise gave no indication that he was conscious. His German wife, whom he married shortly after he was dis charged from the Army of Occu pation in the Rhineland after serving as an enlisted man in World War I, and his son, Thom as, 26, watched the accused man apprehensively from seats in the last row of the courtroom. The son kept his arm consolingly around his mother’s shoulder. Burgman’s trial started October 11 after he pleaded not guilty to 66 alleged overt acts of treason set forth in the indictment against him. Before the trial concluded, the prosecution announced it was dropping all but 13 of the alleged overt acts. Unusual Procedure. In an unusual procedure. Judge Holtzoff told the jurors he wanted them to express their verdict in writing in the event they found Burgman guilty of any of the 13 counts remaining in the indict ment. He said a written ques tion would be given them cover ing each of the 13 counts. The question, he said, would ask: ’“Has it been established by direct testimony of at least two eyewitnesses that the defendant committed an act of treason with intent to betray the United States?” Pointing out that treason is the only crime defined in the Consti (See BURGMAN, Page A-3.)~ Yugoslavs Blast Soviet Hypocrisy In 'Peace' Talk U. N. Delegate Cites Aggressive Pressure To Oust Marshal Tito By th« Associated Press LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y.. Nov. 15. —Yugoslavia blasted at Russia today for appearing before the United Nations as a champion of peace while exerting “aggressive pressure” in efforts to oust Pre mier-Marshal Tito. Yugoslav Delegate Milovan Dji las gave his country’s views to the General Assembly’s 59-nation Po litical Committee. He devoted most of his long speech to an attack on Russia but he also as sailed the Western Powers for what he called war propaganda. Mr. Djilas told the committee Yugoslavia could not completely support either the 12-point peace formula of the Western powers or the three-point Soviet plan for a Big Five peace pact. Troop Moves Cited. He reviewed previous charges that Russia is using economic, political and military pressure to bring Yugoslavia back under the domination of the Cominform. He referred to recent reported troop demonstrations in Hungary and other Soviet satellite countries on Yugoslavia’s borders. “There is something monstrous in this hypocrisy," Mr. Djilas said. “Under the cloak of peace propaganda actually aggressive pressure is being exercised against a small country.” While attacking Russia, he con tended his country had no ideo logical war with Russia. Their differences, he said, were based on Yugoslavia’s desire to remain Communist but independent of Moscow. “The problem of peace,” he said, “lies • * * in the struggle against aggressive policy and ag gressive designs and methods, and not in various ideologies or so cial orders.” Divergent Proposals Up. The Political Committee has before it divergent American and Soviet proposals on the subject of world peace. The Russian plan condemns what Moscow calls preparation for a new war by Britain and the United States; de mands immediate prohibition of the atomic bomb and a conven tion setting up controls, and calls for A peace pact among the United States, Britain, France. China and tl\e Soviet Union. The West regards the Soviet plan as a piece of Russian propa ganda. To counter it, American Chief Delegate Warren R. Austin introduced yesterday a joint United States-British resolution reaffiarming belief in the United Nations Charter and listing 12 essentials for peace. France qu’ckly indorsed the resolution. Mr. Austin declared: “The So viet proposal is not aimed at build ing a universal system of collec tive security within the United Nations. On the contrary, it points toward domination of world affairs by the major powers. This is an old objective of Russian poli cy, but it shall not become an ob (See U. N„ Page A-6.) Truman Going to Key West November 28 for Vacation President Truman will fly to Key West on the morning of Novem ber 28 and plans to remain there approximately three weeks resting and working on his State of the Union message to be submitted to Congress in January, White House Press Secretary Charles G. Ross announced today. The trip will give Mr. Truman his first opportunity for an ex tended rest since last spring. Mrs. Truman and their daugh ter Margaret probably will be in Key West for at least part of the vacation. The presidential yacht Wil liamsburg already has left for the Key West naval base and it will be available for any side trips the President may feel like taking and also can be used to house any overflow of guests. Trailer Sideshow Near Willard Plays Next Act in Court Today (Picture on Page A~2.) The big trailer coach exhibition at the National Guard Armory had even a bigger sideshow at Fourteenth and F streets today that threatened the harmony of both the main show and the city administration. It revolved around the question of whether a long, handsome trailer coach parked on the F street side of the Willard Hotel was entitled to that kind of extra special consideration. Tub-thumpers for the vehicle, the “Anderson coach,” thought it was fine and so, aparently, did Douglas Stalker, manager of the Willard. And so, aparently, did Inspector Arthur E. Miller, chief of the Police Department Traffic Division. But there were dissenters, vocif erous ones, in other trailer ex hibitors whose products were con fined to the Armory; an official of the Washington Board of TVade, who interceded in their belief, and Police Supt. Robert J. Bar rett. Yesterday Judge Henry A. Schweinhaut was petitioned by the Anderson Co. to permit the trailer to remain on the well traveled corner. The matter was passed along to Corporation Counsel Vernon E. West, who talked it over with Maj. Barrett. The latter, after due deliberation, Solomoned thus ly: Let the coach remain there overnight, with the proviso that a truck be attached to wheel it away at an instant’s notice. Next act is scheduled for District Court this afternoon, with the probability that John Hill yard, attorney for the Anderson Co., will again solicit the support of Judge Schweinhaut, this time for an order restraining the Dis trict from moving the trailer,. „ THIS SOUP 15 COLO iff I THAT WILL COST® IkYOUR COUNTRY A §| ^BILLION DOLlARSIg Miss Coplon's Lawyer Says She 'Dug Out' Subversive Groups Spy Defendant Pictured At Court Hearing as Conscientious Worker By the Associated Press NEW YORK. Nov. 15.—Judith Coplon, convicted of spying for Russia, was pictured in Federal Court today as a conscientious Government worker who “dug out various subversive organizations” for the Attorney General's office. Her lawyer, Archibald Palmer, gave this picture at a hearing pre liminary to the spy conspiracy trial of the former Government girl and her ex-friend, Valentin Gubitchev. suspended Russian employe of the United Nations. Robert R. Granville, Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, on the witness stand, agreed with Mr. Palmer that Miss Coplon had received promotions in the Jus tice Department and that her work had been praised by her, superiors. “Did you know,” the lawyer asked, “that she dug out various subversive organizations put on Tom Clark’s list?” Recalls No Communist Link. ! “I did not,” Mr. Granville re plied. The reference was to former Attorney General Clark, now a Supreme Court justice. “Did you ever find that this girl had ever been a Communist?” Mr. Palmer asked. “Not that I can recall,” the FBI man said. Mr. Granville commanded the 20 G-men who arested Miss Cop lon, 28-year-old brunette, and| Gubitchev after a cloak-and dagger pursuit in New York last March 4. He testified yesterday that the arrests were made because Miss Coplon and Gubitchev tried to throw off their pursuers, causing him to believe that secret Gov ernment papers were about to pass between them. Hearing Delays Trial. Miss Coplon and Gubitchev were called to trial yesterday on charges of conspiracy to steal United States documents for Russia. Formal opening of the trial was delayed by this preliminary hear ing on a defense motion for return of papers and other property seized from Miss Coplon’s hand bag when she was arrested here with Gubitchev last March 4. Return of the papers would be a severe blow to the Government’s case against the little brunette. The prosecution contends the pa pers are transcripts of Govern ment secrets, while the defense claims they are legitimate per sonal'property. Miss Coplon’s lawyer contends her arrest and seizure of the pa pers—made without a warrant— were illegal. Mr. Granville traced in his tes timony each move in the pursuit of the pair by the score of agents wtih seven radio-equipped cars. The defendants finally were ar (See COPLON, Page A-6.) i Met Opening to Be Carried By WMAL-TV Monday Opening night of the Metropoli tan Opera season in New York will be brought to Washington by WMAL-TV from 7:45 to 11:30 p.m. next Monday. Washington television not only will see and hear the opera “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss but will catch all the glamour of the event as the cameras pick up arriving first nighters. To complete arrangements for this first-time event here, the reg ular Monday evening boxing matches at Turner’s Arena were re-scheduled for 9 pin. Tuesday, through co-operation of Mrs. Florence Turner and Gabe Men dendez, boxing promoters, the Globe Brewing Co. and the boxing commission. King Must Okay All New Hats Margaret Gets By the Associated Press LONDON, Nov. 15.—King George VI has the last word on Princess Margaret’s choice of hats. That fashion item comes from the designer of the newest bonnet worn by the King’s younger daughter. She wore it to a mil linery show yesterday. The hat was a black felt fez with a plume of ermine tails. One reporter said it looked like a guardsman’s helmet. Aage Thaarup, Danish-born milliner who whipped up the ex clusive model, said the King liked it. "He always has to see her hats before she wears them in public,” Thaarup added. Chest Diive at 63%, Extra Effort Urged to Meet foil by Nov, 23 Chairman Luchs Cites Lag in County Quotas; Two Units Report Today BULLETIN With only nine more working days left. Washington’s 1950 Community Chest campaign to day received an additional $89, 324 in funds reported by the Business I, Business H and Resi dential Units. The total now stands at $2,534,501 or 63.49 per cent of the drive’s $3,991,719 quota. Standing at 61 per cent of its $3,991,719 goal. Washington s 1950 Community Chest drive must move up to 80 per cent by the end of this week, if the campaign is to make its quota by the closing date, November 23, Chairman Frank J. Luchs said today. Stressing that the drive is still ahead of last year’s figure at the same stage of the drive, he said he is not too confident the 80 per cent figure will be reached this week. “The opening impetus of the drive has been spent,” he said. “Workers turned in so much in the first 10, days that a lot more effort is called for at this time.”| Counties Lag. The counties, averaging only 20 per cent of their individual quotas, he said, are helping to hold the campaign back. Business Unit I, covering larger business firms, and the Resi dential Unit were to hold report luncheons at 12:20 p.m,. in the Hotel Washington. John A. Reilly, president of the Second National (See CHEST. Page A-4.)_ U. S. Strives to Avert Ship Officers' Strike At Midnight Tonight Tieup of East, Gulf Coast Passenger and Dry Cargo Vessels Threatened By lh« Associated Pres* Government mediators worked against the clock today to avert a deck officers’ strike threatening to tie up passenger and dry cargo1 vessels sailing from Atlantic and Gulf ports after midnight. The AFL Masters, Mates and Pilots’ Union, with four or five men on each freighter and more on passenger ships, threatens to strike tonight, largely over the issue of rotating jobs. Oil tankers and coal-carrying vessels would be exempt, as would the ships in commerce within the ports. The America, luxury liner of the United States fleet, advanced its taking time to two hours ahead of the strike deadline—setting it for 10 p.nr. from New York. Strike Due at Destination. But Capt. Charles F. May, head of the union, said that vessels on the high seas would be con sidered struck at their destinations under an agreement with the In ternational Transport Workers. The America will head for Southampton, England. Frank J. Taylor, president of the American Merchant Marine Institute and and chief negotiator for the Atlantic and Gulf port shipowners, said that the officers sign articles to serve until they reach the return ports, so that union members would be obligated to complete their runs, even if the strike develops. Conciliator William N. Mar golis was doubtful that a strike could be avoided. He said after meetings with the parties yester day that “it looks very much” as if a walkout is imminent. Capt. May told reporters “we’re notifying our people to prepare for a strike.” He said 17 issues are being pressed, but didn’t say what they were. Contract Twice Extended. The contract, which expired September 30, was twice extended. Mr. Taylor said the union’s other demands have been negotiated and there was little^difference be tween the parties on anything but the hiring hall requirement. The union is asking that the present preferential hiring ar rangement be broadened so that officers be chosen in rotation from a hiring hall, spreading em ployment. Such an arrangement is in effect on the West Coast. The 500 vessels in operation for '"(See MARITIME, Page A-4.) Lewis and Miners Pay Fines With Check for $1,420,000 John L. Lewis and his United! ] Mine Workers today purged them selves of contempt of court here by paying fines totaling $1,420,000. The end of the long legal battle over the use of injunction pro ceedings under the Taft-Hartley Act, to compel the striking miner? to go back to work, reached its end at 11:25 a.m. The scene was the District Court chambers of Judge T. Alan Goldsborough, who had assessed the fines against Mr. Lewis and his miners. Mr. Lewis did not attend. The miners were represented by Welly K. Hopkins, miners’ general coun sel; Harrison Combs, assistant general counsel, and Earl Houck, head of the miners’ legal depart ment. Samuel K. Abrams, a Justice Department attorney, who had participated in the case against the UMW, but is now an assistant United States attorney here, rep resented the Government in the proceedings. Mr. Hopuns made me payment to Harry M. Hull, clerk of District Court. He remarked that the fines were “probably the biggest ever paid by - a defendant in the Fed eral courts—certainly the biggest ever paid by a labor union.” The District government will re ceive $852,000 of the total fines, because the city government pays 60 per cent of the costs of District Court. There Were two fines, one for $1,400,000 against the mine work ers and $20,000 against Mr. Lewis himself. The Ones were paid, however, by one certified check, drawn on the National Savings Sc Trust Co. Government bonds which had been posted by the mine workers as a guarantee against final judgment, will be returned. The miners had carried their ap peal all the way to the Supreme Court. Mr. Lewis’ personal fine was paid by the UMW, in keeping with a decision reached a year ago by the Mine Workers Convention. UMW Fund Cuts 400 Off Its Staff; Peace Talks Lag Employes Protest Reduction Was Made Without Notice By James Y. Newton Soft coal operators made no move today to arrange mine peace talks with John L. Lewis, and the United Mine Workers’ welfare and retirement fund, beset with court litigation, slashed its staff an esti mated 85 per cent. One official said that nearly 400 employes at fund headquarters here and about 20 in the field were let go. There was no formal announcement of the move, which employes said was without notice. The fund workers received their bi-monthly checks unexpectedly yesterday, five days early. In the envelope was a brief message from Miss Josephine Roche, welfare fund director, telling them it was necessary to drastically pare the staff until fund affairs are straightened out. Many Employes Bitter. Many of the fund employes were bitter. They said that under their agreement they were entitled to either two weeks’ notice or com parable pay. They are members of District 50. a part of the UMW. One employe said a month’s union dues was deducted, apparently in advance, from her check yester day. She said another month’s dues of $1.50 was deducted from her last pay—received Novem ber 5. In her note to employes, Miss Roche blamed the staff reduction on the operator and neutral trustees of the fund, which is run by a board of three—Mr. Lewis representing the union. The reference was to the refusal of Ezra Van Horn, resigned op erators’ representative, and Sen ator Bridges, Republican, of New Hampshire, the neutral trustee, to allow other than emergency ex penditures from the fund. Most benefits from the depleted fund were cut off September 12. Mr. Van Horn has charged that Mr. Lewis and Senator Bridges spent fund money unwisely. Sen ator Bridges has asked. District Court to relieve him of his trus teeship and demanded an account ing of expenditures. Not Approved by Lewis. UMW officials said Mr. Lewis had nothing to do with the way in which fund employes were let go. They said he did not approve of the furlough without notice. Miss Roche’s note to the em ployes said: v ‘‘We are faced with the most regrettable necessity of drastically reducing the administrative payroll after November 15 and of notifying you with this check that we must discontinue your services as of this date until such time as the fund is again functioning normally and the requirement of its work makes it possible for us to request your return.” Since there was no indication |as to when the tangled affairs of the fund will be straightened out, most of the employes were looking for other jobs. Meanwhile, with only 15 days left before another mine strike deadline, new contract talks be tween Mr. Lewis and the opera tors remained in stalemate. Ching StUl Watching. Directors of the Southern Coal Producers’ Association were meet ing here again today to put the finishing touches to the contract demands they will make on the (See COAL, Page A-4.) Czechs Order Britons To Leave in 14 Days By the Associated Press PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Nov. 15.—A number of British nation als resident in Czechoslovakia have received police orders to get out of the country within 14 days, Brit ish consular authorities disclosed today. Consul William L. Wakefield said a note had been sent to the Czech Foreign Ministry asking an explanation of the orders. Consular authorities said they had no reports yet of similar ac tion against American nationals here. Queen Mary, 82, III LONDON, Nov. 15 (TP).—Eighty two-year-old Queen Mary was confined to her home today with a cold. Her doctors have advised her to stay indoors for a few days, and cancel her engagements for this week. Christmas Shopping Made Easier Through Star Classified Ads If you are looking for a pet to give to some deserving youngster for Christmas your chances of finding it are better through Star classified ads. During the first 10 months of this year The Star carried over 5,000 more pet ads than the three other Washington news papers combined. More than ever before, now is the time to consult Wash ington’s leading classified me dium—THE STAR.