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Acheson to Bar
Recognition Till
Reds Free Ward
All Steps Considered
To Obtain Release,
Secretary Says
of Shelling of Ship Off China.
Page A-14.
Holds 2 Americans to Force
Recognition Page B-9.
By Garnett D. Horner
Secretary of State Acheson said
today that action of Chinese Com
munist authorities in holding
American Consul General Angus
I. Ward prisoner in Mukden re
moves any possibility of even con
sidering recognition of their
Mr. Acheson told a news con
ference that this government is
considering all possible steps to
bring about the release of Mr.
Ward and four consulate em
ployes who were arrested Octo
ber 24.
Shelling Is Protested
He also announced that:
1. The United States is making
an immediate protest to the
Chinese Nationalist government
at Chungking against the endan
gering of American lives in the
shelling yesterday of the Ameri
can merchant ship Flying Cloud
by Nationalist warships near
2. Russia has agreed to take
up with the North Korean Com
munist regime American demands
for the release of two ECA offi
cials, Alfred P. Meschter and Al
bert Willis. They have been
detained there along with an
American merchant ship since
September 22.
3. The North Atlantic Council,
with the other members being
represented by their ambassadors
in Washington, will hold its sec
ond session here Friday to con
sider reports from its Defense
Committee and working groups on
military production and economic
Silent on Paris Talks.
Mr. Acheson met with reporters
in his first news conference since
his return yesterday from a con
ference in Paris with the British
and French foreign ministers on
German problems and talks with
West German political leaders in
He refused, however, to discuss
any details of agreements reached
regarding the future of Germany.
He said that the results will be
come apparent as time goes on in
Germany and steps are taken by
the Western powers’ high com
missioners there to carry out the
He said it is hoped that these
measures would contribute to the
economic progress of Germany
and to the establishment of much
closer relations between the West
German government and the com
munity of Western Europe.
Mr. Acheson flatly denied that
there had been any discussions
anywhere regarding possible build
ing up of a German Army in co
operation with the Western
Detention Held Without W’arrant.
Turning to the Far East, he
said the imprisonment of Mr.
Ward and his four employes is a
matter of primary concern to this
The detention of the American
Consul General is utterly without
warrant of any sort and is re
garded here as a very serious ac
tion by the Chinese Communist
authorities, Mr. Acheson said.
Asked what effect the action
might have on possibility of re
cognition of the Chinese Com
munist regime by this Govern
ment Mr. Acheson said it removes
' (See ACHESON, Page A-4j_
EAL Pilot Says
Military Plane
Almost Hit Him
By th« Associated Press
Hanson Calloway, Eastern Air
lines pilot, reported a "near miss”
by a military plane as he flew his
transport near Washington yes
A Civil Aeronautics Administra
tion spokesman said today the
complaint was filed by radio and
has not been received in writing.
The spokesmain said Mr. Callo
way, who is based at Atlanta, re
ported that about 2 p.m. as he
passed near Quantico en route
non-stop from Richmond to Phil
adelphia, he saw a military
Beechcraft to his left “and had a
near miss.”
Mr. Calloway was unable to say
whether the Beechcraft, a small
two-engine transport, was an Air
Force or Navy plane, and was un
able to see its number.
Mr. Calloway testified in the
Investigation of the November 1
collision between an Eastern Air
lines DC-4 and a P-38 flown by
Capt. Eric Rios Bridoux, Bolivian
civil air chief. Mr. Calloway told
the inquiry panel in a letter that
he flew the same P-38 in the Ben
dix cross-country dash in 1846
and was forced to land at Toledo,
Ohio, because of failure of the
right engine.
Agriculture Official Shot Fatally
By Friend on Maine Deer Hunt
Grant G. Thompson
Dies in Woods Despite
Companion's Efforts
Grant G. Thompson, 43, an
Agriculture Department division
chief, was accidently killed in the
Northern Maine woods yesterday
by a companion who mistook him
for 'a deer.
Deputy Sheriff John Gallant of
Somerset County said Mr. Thomp
son bled to death from a bullet
fired by Edwin Canfield of Norris
town. Pa., one of a party of three
or four men who had been hunt
ing since Monday.
The accident occurred in rugged
country near Moosehead Lake, 48
miles north of Bingham, Me.
It was the ninth hunting fatal
ity in Maine’s 1949 season of little
more than a month.
Only member of the party who
had not bagged a deer, Mr. Can
field was pushing through neavy
brush when he noticed a move
ment about 100 yards away and
fired, Mr. Gallant said he was told.
Mr. Canfield attempted to stop
bleeding from a severed artery in
the groin, but was unsuccessful
and Mr. Thompson died in about
10 minutes. A third member of
the party was further away and
did not return for 15 minutes.
It required three hours for a
party of seven, including Mr. Gal
lant and Game Warden Super
visor Elmer Ingraham to reach
the scene from Bingham. It was
necessary to travel 28 miles over
the abandoned Rockwood branch
of the Maine Central Railroad
Tsee SHOOTING. Page A-4.)
Proposal Would Bar
Free Medical Care
For GIs' Dependents
Personnel Policy Board
Is Opposed to Plan
Of Budget Bureau
By John A. Giles
The Budget Bureau has pro
posed that free medical care and
cut-rate hospitalization privileges
now given dependents of Army,
Navy and Air Force personnel be
eliminated, it was learned today.
The recommendation, made to
the Defense Department, has been
vigorously opposed by the depart
ment’s top level Personnel Policy
Board in a memorandum to De
fense Secretary Johnson, but the
ultimate decision may rest with
President Truman. The change
would take effect next July 1, if
Because the new military pay
bill, passed by the last session of
Congress, makes the pay system
of service personnel somewhat
similar to those in industry, the
Budget Bureau took the position
that it was the intent of the law
makers to eliminate all extra
emoluments and that the medical
and hospitalization privileges of
dependents fell into this category.
Tremendous Saving.
Such an elimination actually
would mean a tremendous saving
in dollars but the Personnel Policy
Board says it would be more than
offset by the lowering of moral«r
especially in the lower enlisted
ranks, and there would be other
ramifications throughout the serv
ices. It also contended that Con
gress did not want to eliminate
such privileges.
The department estimated that
a total of 1,600,000 hospital days
| per year in its general hospitals
I were occupied by dependents of
I the approximately 1,400,000 per
sonnel in uniform. It also esti
j mated that the medical officers
'of the services care for 2,400,000
dependent out-patients each year.
The dependents are charged
$1.75 a day for hospitalization
while the military hospitals esti
mate that it costs $13 a day to
keep rooms in operation. There
is no charge for out-patient
Navy Has Specific Law.
The Budget Bureau asked the
department for a congressional
authorization for providing such
services and the department found
that only the Navy had a specific
law to guide it. The Army and
Air Force are working under an
1884 act of Congress, which states
that the armed services should
“treat dependents when prac
ticable.” That resulted from the
(See MEDICAL CARE, Page A-4.)
Quirino Marks 59th Year
MANILA, Nov. 16 <*).—Presi
dent Elpidio Quirino celebrated
his 59the birthday anniversary
quietly today. He boarded his
yacht for a short cruise.
Week's Truce Averts
Deck Officers' Strike
On 500 Ships in East
Extension to 30 Days
Possible in Dispute Over
17 Demands of Union
By th« Associated Press
A strike of 2,000 AFL deck offi
cers on 500 vessels plying the At
lantic and Gulf of Mexico sealanes
has been narrowly averted by
I Government intervention,
i A truce for at least one week—
but more probably for 30 days—
was agreed on last night an hour
! before the AFL Masters, Mates
and Pilots were to walk off pas
senger and dry cargo vessels of
| the 38 companies represented by
;the American Merchant Marine
Federal mediators who stepped
into the dispute Monday, weary
from tussles with coal and steel
strikes, proposed the truce. It
was accepted to allow more time
for the parties to settle their dif
ferences over hiring arrangements
demanded by the union, and 16
other contract issues.
The peace terms provided that
the union and the companies each
would oonsult their principals by
next Monday and either side
would be free to revoke the truce
by Tuesday noon. If the exten
sion of the contract was agreed
on, it would continue until De
cember 16.
Expired September 30.
The contract expired on Sep
tember 30, but was extended twice
before the truce. The last-minute
extension was understood to have
been urged by sister unions of
the AFL, which were pledged to
support the deck officers but
which were anxious to keep work
ing if possible.
The postponement was an
nounced by William N. Margolis,
assistant director of the Federal
Conciliation Service, after a full
day of meetings in which both
sides stood pat on the hiring-hall
The union wanted a rotation
system of hiring, by which avail
able work would be shared in
turn by qualified men listed in
hiring halls. These are a sort
of union employment bureau,
supplying men for ship jobs. One
union-sought result of a rotation
system would be to give aging sea
captains and mates the same
chance at work that would be
(See MARITIME, Page A-4.)
Syria Vote Continues
Into Second Day
By 1h« Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 16.—
Voting continued into the second
day today in Damascus and other
major centers in Syria’s election
of a new Constituent Assembly.
Scattered returns from outlying
districts showed that 19 candi
dates had been chosen in yester
day’s balloting. There are 95
other seats to be filled.
War Widow Asks World to Tell
Son Why 'Daddy' Had to Die
By the Associated Press
LYNN, Mass., Nov. 16.—A heart
broken war widow in an open let
ter today pleaded with the world
to give her the right answer for
her 11-year-old son’s question,
“Why did my daddy have to die?”
Mrs. E. Sylvia Goldstein, widow
of Maurice Goldstein, who died
with the 2d Armored Infantry,
41st Division, on November 20,
1944, wrote the Lynn Item:
“On Wednesday evening, No
vember 9, my 11-year-old son Lau
rence was waylaid • * • by several
large boys. These boys insulted,
spat, beat and kicked my son into
the gutter because he was, as
they sneeringly said, ‘a Jew.’
“Ironically enough, my son was
coming home from a Boy Scout
meeting—a meeting at which one
of the watchwords, I believe, is,
‘A Scout is reverent, he is rever
jent toward others, he is faithful
in his religious duties and respects
the convictions of others in mat
ters of custom and religion.’
“Maybe if he had run away he
would have been spared a beating.
But. being the son of a veteran,
killed in the service of his coun
try, he could do no less than stick
it out against unfair odds and
strike out against injustice, even
as his father did before him.
“Perhaps if such incidents were
brought to the attention of the
public there would be fewer heart
breaks, like the One I mention.
Maybe then, too, I would know
the right answer to give my son
when he asks, ‘Why did my daddy
have to die?’”
The Item said the mother had
not reported the incident to the
police, but that the paper had and
the local chapter of B’nai B’rith
was investigating the matter.
Soft Coal Dispute
Is Turned Over
To White House
Ching Drops Efforts;
Truman Expected to
Urge Fact-Finding
By James Y. Newton
Cyrus S. Ching, Federal media
tion chief, turned the soft coal
dispute over to the White House
today, saying that in his opinion
further efforts to mediate the
contract controversy between
John L. Lewis and the operators
would be fruitless.
Mr. Ching announced his ac
tion after a conference with
Presidential Assistant John R
Steelman. He said he would file
at the White House late this
afternoon a written report of his
efforts to bring the coal dis
putants together and avert an
other strike. A truce ordered by
Mr. Lewis when he ended a 52
day walkout last week expires
December 1.
Mr. Ching said he told Mr.
Steelman that “in my considered
judgement, further mediation in
the coal dispute at this time
would be fruitless.’’
May Suggest Fact Finding.
Although Mr. Ching told re
porters merely that he had sug
gested several courses of possible
presidential action to the White
House, it was understood that
President Truman will ask Mr.
Lewis and the operators, prob
ably tomorrow, to submit their
dispute to a fact-finding board of
the type which help settle the
steel industry strike.
If Federal officials follow the
same pattern in coal as they did
in steel, both sides will be urged
to accept recommendations of the
presidential board and to preserve
coal field peace for 60 days. That
interlude would give a board time
to hear the dispute and make
its report to the President.
It was understood that if the
President suggests fact finding as
a means of settling the coal dis
pute tomorrow, he will give Mr.
Lewis and the operators until
Monday to accept or reject the
Mine Owner! Willing.
If the coal antagonists do not
accept, the President is expected
to invoke the Taft-Hartley Act
and its 80-day court injunction
against the new strike.
The mine owners have indi
cated they would agree to rest
tbeif case against the new UMW
demands with a board. Mr. Lewis
has said that he is opposed to
such procedure, and it is believed
he would reject the proposal.
The situation is the opposite of
that in steel, where the union
readily agreed to a board and
the producers finally gave in after
considerable pressure from Mr.
Procedure Delays Strike.
In the event a steel-type board
is rejected by either side, the first
step in applying Taft-Hartley to
the dispute would be the appoint
ment of a fact-finding board 3>f a
different character. Boards under
the labor law do not have author
ity to suggest settlements of dis
putes and are only the first step
toward securing a strike injunc
tion. After the board reports the
President instructs the Attorney
General to obtain the injunction.
Although the President has ex
pressed himself many times as op
posed to the Taft-Hartley law and
tried unsuccessfully to have Con
gress repeal it, he has invoked the
(See COAL, Page A-4.)
Transit Strike Threatened
On Army-Navy Game Day
•y th» Associattd Pres*
head of the CIO-Transport Work
ers Union says Philadelphia’s pub
lic transit system may be tied
up the day of the Army-Navy
football game.
Michael J. Quill, the union's
international president, told a
meeting of Philadelphia Trans
portation employes last night that
“it would not be odd if the 11,000
PTC workers took a walk down
town prior to the Army-Navy
Mr. Quill made his statement
to reporters after Local 234 of the
union voted to take “appropriate
action” on a company notice that
it intends to furlough 250 workers.
The Army-Navy game is sched
uled for November 26 at Municipal
Stadium—huge bowl seating 102,
000 persons. Among the principal
means of transportation to the
stadium are PTC buses, trolleys
and subways.
Andrew J. Kaelin, president of
Local 234, refused to say what
was meant by “appropriate ac
tion’’. against the company fur
lough order.
Both Mr. Quill and Mr. Kaelin
said the proposed layoffs are be
ing made to “sabotage contract
negotiations and to scare the
membership from asking what it
needed.” About 1,500 PTC work
ers attended the meeting last
night, called tp ratify the union s
1950 contract demands.
A PTC spokesman said the lay
offs were ordered because the
company was confronted with a
manpower surplus caused by "sub
stantial drops in riding in the
past year."
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Truman to Greet Shah of Iran
On Arrival at Airport Today
Visitor Will Receive City Keys in Ceremony
At District Building After Motorcade
Washington rolled out a flag
bedecked, official welcome mat to
day for the Shah of Iran, sched
uled to arrive for the start of a
month’s visit to this country.
His Imperial Majesty Moham
mad Reza Shah Pahlavl was due
at National Airport at 4 p.m.
aboard President Truman's per
sonal plane, the Independence.
He was to be met at the airport
by Mr. Truman and accorded full
military honors
Following a motorcade proces
sion over Memorial Bridge with
the President, the 30-year-old
ruler of Iran will be presented the
keys to the city by Commissioner
John Russell Young in a cere
mony at the District Building.
In Washington, where the young
ruler will remain until Sunday
morning, before embarking on a
transcontinental tour, he will have
opportunity for possibly signifi
cant talks with Mr. Truman, Sec
retary of State Acheson and mili
tary leaders.
The Shah is expected to press
for stronger American military
backing to bulwark his country
against Russia. The Russians,
northern neighbors of Iran, have
carried on a virtually constant
war of nerves against the Iran
ians since the end of World
War II.
American officials indicate the
Shah will get a sympathetic hear
ing, but there has been no hint
of what further steps might be
(See SHAH, Page A-3.)
Krug Reveals Truman
Intends to Continue
Federal Works Ban
Says '51 Budget Policy
Does Not Provide for
Starting New Projects
■y the Aitociatcd Pr#»j
Unless President Truman changes
his ruling, a general ban against
starting new Federal construction
project apparently will continue
until mid-1951.
Disclosure of the President’s
position was made in a letter
written by Secretary of Interior
Krug and made public today by
the House Public Lands Commit
Mr. Krug, who has resigned ef
fective December 1, recommend
ed that the committee reject a
bill which would have authorized
some road construction at the
Minidoka reclamation project in
Outlines His Stand.
Outlining his stand to the com
mittee, Mr. Krug explained:
“In connection with a virtually
identical bill (S. 1594), the Bureau
of the Budget advises that:
“‘The President’s budget policy
for 1951 (the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1951) does not contem
plate the initiation of any new
activities unless required by law
or urgent public need.’”
Budget Bureau officials* when
questioned, said there had yet
been no formal announcement of
this position.
A spokesman said, however, that
“this indicated policy was trans
mitted to the agencies in July,”
“In general, it is the line that
was taken last year,” he added.
Mr. Truman’s budget message
to Congress last January asked
for appropriations for projects al
ready under way, including recla
mation, flood control and rivers
and harbors works, but advised
against beginning new ones. High
construction costs were eited as
one big reason.
A Reclamation Bureau official
Compton Illness Held
Serious Heart Ailment
•y th« Associated Prass
BOSTON, Nov. 16.—The Boston
Herald said today that Dr. Karl
T. Compton is suffering from a
heart condition.
Friends of the noted scientist
were quoted as saying his condi
tion was “serious but not dan
The 62-year-old former presi
dent of Massachusetts Institute of
Technology is known to be in poor
He gave that as a reason for
resigning as chairman of the Re
search and Development Board
for the National Military Estab
lishment a few months ago.
B-29 With 20
Reported Down
Near Bermuda
•y the Alscxiatffd Press
HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 16.
—A United States Air Force B-29,
with 20 persons aboard, was re
ported missing today on a flight
from Riverside, Calif., to Ber
muda. Search planes have gone
out from Kindley Air Force Base
The plane was due here at 7:10
a.m. It was believed to have come
down in the Atlantic off Ber
muda. Four planes are searching
the area.
The plane had been in radio
contact with Kindley Base until a
message was received that it was
going to ditch—within five min
The craft, from the 2d Squad
ron of the 22d Bombardment
Group, was one of a number of
B-29s en route from California to
Britain, which stop over in Ber
muda. Fifteen such craft already
here en route to England were
ordered to remain to take part in
the search.
Guam Base Battens Down
For 150-Mile Typhoon
■y th« Associated Press
GUAM, Nov. 16.—This Amer
ican base in the Pacific battened
down today for a typhoon with
150-mile winds roaring up from
the southeast.
Weather reconnaissance planes
said the center of the typhoon,
with a 360-mile radius, was ex
pected to hit Guam Friday.
Sixty-mile winds are expected to
howl across the island tomorrow
Half-Million U. 5. Loan
Approved for Planning
Low-Cost Homes Here
$20,375,400 Divided
Among 108 Cities for
Preliminary Studies
LAND AGENCY Expected to Get
Big Role in D. C. Slum Clear
ance. Page A-7.
Washington received a $550,000
loan as President Truman today
approved loans totaling $20,375,
400 to 108 cities for planning low
rent homes for an estimated half
million persons.
The loan to the National Capi
tal Housing Authority will finance
surveys and planning for 4,000
low-cost dwelling units here..
Mr. Truman's action was an*
nounced by John Taylor Egan,
Public Housing Administration
commisioner. He said the loans
would go to 27 States, Puerto Rico
and the District for planing 134,
500 dwellings.
$85,000 for Alexandria.
The Alexandria Redevelopment
and Housing Authority received a
loan of $85,000 for the planning
of 250 dwellings.
Contracts with the local hous
ing authorities or agencies will be
signed as quickly as possible, Mr.
Egan said.
The loans are the first to be
made under the long-range hous
ing act approved by Congress last
summer. They are preliminary to
later financing arrangements that
will permit the start of actual
construction work.
Actual site of the housing de
velopments here and in Alexan
dria will await the surveys and
planning, officials explained.
To Determine Total Cost.
The surveys also will determine
the total cost of the projects for
which detailed application must
(See' HOUSING. Page A-4.)_
10-Inch Snow in Buffalo
Cancels Plane Flights
By tht Associated Press
BUFFALO, N. Y„ Nov. 16.—The
heaviest snowfall of the season
blanketed the Buffalo area today,
leaving up to 10 inches on the
ground in suburbs.
No appreciable amount of snow
was reported elsewhere in the
At the Buffalo Airport, where 10
inches of snow clogged the run
ways. all flights were canceled or
rerouted to Niagara Falls or Roch
The Weather Bureau reported a
total of 12.8 inches had fallen
overnight at the airport.
An early morning rain turned
much of Buffalo’s snowfall to
slush, which slowed traffic. More
snow was expected by tonight.
Gubitchev, in Russian, Thanks
Judge for Trial Minutes Copy
By th* Associated Press
NEW YORK. Nov. 16.—Valen
tin Gubitchev, accused Soviet spy,
relaxed his no-to-everything atti
tude for the first time today and
said thanks, in Russian, to Fed
eral Judge Sylvester J. Ryan.
The judge had ordered that Gu
ttitchev be given a free copy of
the minutes of court proceedings
leading up to his trial, with Judith
Coplon, on spy conspiracy charges.
Through an interpreter Gubit
chev said: “Thank you. your
Until now the Soviet engineer
has refused to plead or to accept
a court-appointed lawyer. He con
tends he has diplomatic immunity
since he was a United Nations
employe at the time of his arrest.
The minutes Gubitchev will
get at Government expense are
those of a pretrial hearing, ex
pected to end today, to determine
whether Miss Coplon’s arrest was
legal and whether the seized con
tents of her purse should be re
Miss Coplon’s lawyer, Archibald
Palmer, asked a free copy for her,
too, saying she was without funds.
Judge Ryan told him to submit
an affidavit of her financial con
Mr. Palmer said earlier he was
not getting a cent for defending
Miss Coplon. He said he took her
case because he was an old friend
of her family, and added that he
was even paying some of Miss
Coplon’s bills.
The lawyer—twice fined for
contempt during her spy trial in
Washington — was warned by
Judge Ryan yesterday not to
“make a farce out of the court.”
He replied that he had no such
Gubitchev and Miss Coplon, a
28-year-old brunette, are charged
with conspiracy to steal secret
(See COPLON, Page A-4.)
Jury Winds Up
Gambling Probe
On Secrecy Note
Judge Guards Against
Leak; No Indication
Of Release Later
phone Numbers of Callers Dur
ing Raid on Alleged Gambling
Headquarters. Page B-l.
A special grand jury, impaneled
18 months ago to investigate a
reputed $100,000,000-a-year gam
bling business here, wound up its
service on a note of secrecy today
by returning a sealed report to
District Judge Alexander Holtzoff.
United States Attorney George
Morris Fay would not say whether
the document cpntained indict
ments to supplement 36 returned
last April against suspects in a
horse racing and numbers syndi
, Judge Holtzoff was equally care
ful not to let any of the jury’s
findings leak out. As soon as the
document was handed to him, he
ordered that it be sealed and its
contents revealed to no one.
There was no indication whether
any part of the jury report would
be made public later.
Served 18-Month Limit.
Sworn in on May 17, 1948, the
jury had served the 18-month limit
prescribed by law and Judge Holt
zoff dismissed the veniremen with
an admonition that they must hold
in strictest secrecy all that hap
pened in the jury room.
The report was the first received
from the jury since return of the
mass indictments last spring.
The jury had been in session
more than a year before delivering
long-promised evidence of a rich
gambling racket flourishing here
and in Maryland.
Some of the 36 persons indicted
in April now are on trial. They
were arrested in wholesale raids
staged by Mr. Fay in March
raids that were conducted with
the greatest secrecy through
groundwork laid by former FBI
Judge Praises Services.
As a result of the raids Mr. Fay
has sought to shut down wire
services transmitting race results
to known gambling places, and to
disconnect telephones at sus
pected outlets for bookmakers.
Judge Holtzoff told the jurors
they had made a "great sacrifice”
through long service and had per
formed “one of the most impor
tant duties of citizens.”
Only when ordered so by the
court are the jurors to relate any
thing that they saw or heard dur
ing the 18 months they were
locked behind jury doors, and
heard evidence of dozens of in
formers, Judge Holtzoff warned
! the group.
Rios to Tell Newspapermen
His Version of Crash Today
Capt. Eric Rios Bridoux, 30, Bo
livian pilot of the P-38 fighter
plane that collided with a DC-4
November 1, sending 55 airline
passengers to their deaths, plans
to tell his own story of the Na
tion’s worst airplane disaster to
newspapermen this afternoon.
Bolivian Embassy attaches said
Capt. Rios, who is in Alexandria
Hospital with a fractured back,
broken ribs and other injuries,
has recovered sufficiently to hold
a press conference.
The Bolivian pilot, it was said,
is anxious to clear up apparent
discrepancies in the deposition he
gave to Civil Aeronautics Admin
istration investigators before the
Federal inquiry into the aerial
disaster began.
The five-man Federal Board of
; Inquiry, which completed its pub
' lie hearings Monday, had planned
to question Capt. Rios at a pri
vate session about conflicts be
tween his statements and those
of Washington National Airport
employes and other witnesses of
the crash.
Montgomery Sails
On Queen Elizabeth
By tho Associated Pros*
vember 16.—Field Marshal Via-'
count Montgomery, military head
of the Western Union (Brussels)
alliance, sailed aboard the Queen
Elizabeth today for an 11-day
visit in America.
His schedule includes defense
conferences in Washington, a
speech before the English-Speak
ing Union of America in New
York November 29, and the an
nual Army-Navy football battle
at Philadelphia.
“And If there are any soldiers
about I shall see them,” he said.
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