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As Acting President Of China Reaches U.S. By Seymour Topping Aiwciatad Pr«« Staff Writar SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7.—Li Tsung-jen, acting president of Nationalist China, arrived in the United States last night as a vir tual political exile. The plain fact is that he has no safe place to go back to in China. Li said on arrival in San Fran cisco that his absence from China is only temporary. Li said on arrival in San Fran cisco that his absence from China is only temporay. He left again at 12:22 a.m. (3:22 EST) by chartered plane for New York’s Presbyterian Hospital for treatment of an ulcerated stom ach. This treatment is described as his principal reason for being in this country. Li also plans to talk to American officials—presumably about aid for the Nationalist cause. Will Pay Respects to Truman. He said he “naturally” would pay his respects to President Tru man. Pan-American Air Lines said Li would reach New York around 3 pm. unless headwinds forced re fueling in Chicago. President Li, a lean man of me dium height, with sparse, graying hair, sparkling eyes and a constant smile is accompanied by his wife and his sons, Li Yau-luen and Li Jackson, and several aides. At a public reception here in San Francisco’s Chinatown, largest in this country, Li said: The Communist threat to China and Asia is grave but there is cause for hope. “I expect all Chinese will support the Nationalist gov ernment. This is not a civil war. It is a war of aggression directed by the Third International. We’re not only fighting for China. We’re fighting a world-wide campaign.” Li declared his absence from China in no way affected the campaign against the Commu nists and “as soon as my physical condition permits * • *, I shall return to China and resume my personal direction of the strug gle.” Unlikely to Go Home Soon. But developments in Commu nist-overrun China make it im probable that Li will be able to go home in the foreseeable fu ture. He could return to the British crown colony of Hong Kong, where he had been hos pitalized since November 20. Ill ness is a traditional refuge in Chinese politics. After Li has undergone medi cal treatment, he will get down to business with American offi cials. He will speak for Nation alist China with little more than token authority as nominal head of the government. Li’s visit to the United States will almost certainly prove em barrassing to American officials. Protocol required the govern ment to extend an invitation to the acting president once he had expressed desire to visit this coun try. But Li’s visit will serve to rally critics of the State Depart ment’s China policy in a new campaign to obtain additional aid for the Nationalists. Items of interest, including cur rent newspapers, will be buried for 100 years in a stainless steel cylin der at Alexandria. Va. LOST. T BILLFOLD, man's brown leather, con taining cards, passes, and Important papers, Fri. night, on bus from Chillum to Pa. ave Reward. RA. 0658. —7 BILLFOLD, with approx. *60, driver’! license, registration and important papers. Reward. TP. 5017. BILLFOLD. black, man's. containing money and papers, lost between Volta pi. and Hawthorne st. n.w. about 3 p.m. Tues.; reward. VI. 2450.—8 BOXER, male, red fawn, white on throat and each foot; $50 reward. GE. 5834. —8 BOXER DOG, fawn, name “Wink’’; strayed from vicinity of Dogwood lane, Vienna. Va. Reward. JE. 3-8076.—8 BRIEFCASE, black Scotch grain, zipper; lost 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 1949, vicinity park ing lot, 14th and L sts. n.w. Call MR. CA8HMAN, National 2551. CLASS RING (1944), gold, with Mack onyx setting: on G-2 bus, Mon. eve. WO. 7218 after 6._ —9 COCKER SPANIEL, black, male, name Catcher. Reward. TU. 1563._—12 COLLIE, male, sable and white. Name, “Bruce.” Strayed vie. Lubber Run Park, Arl. Forest, Sat., Dec. 3. Reward. OL. 6524. —7 COLLIE, woung, female, thoroughbred, sable and white, answ. to “Chipper”; vie. Gaithersburg; $25 reward. Call Galthers burg 667-W-2._ —» DOG, medium size. German Shepherd type. Alaskan husky face, yellowish eyes, buss eolored face and legs, has choke-chain collar, Lockhart rabies tag, "Teddy, lost In Betbesda. Will give pup in exchange to finder. WI. 0842._ EARRING, silver, dagger shaped, moon head: dagger pull! out. Lost 3 mos. ago. Sentimental value. Reward. NO. ”4.(1 Ingush beagle hound, straight leg. black, tan and white; answers to name Raymond; child's pet. Reward offered. PE. 4670._ —7 EYE GLASSES, bifocals, in Mayflower Optical case, on parking lot. .1900 blk Minn. ave. n.e. bet. Adeline Shop and Senator Theater. Sat. night. Reward LP. 4-6633._— • FUR SCARF. Kolinsky: vie. Dupont Circle, Sat, eve. Reward. MI. 3463,■ —8 GERMAN POLICE DOG, lost Dec. 3; slender, black back, white breast. I n, old- answer's to ''Rex”; owner blind, grieving. Please call NO. 0318. —8 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPY, male, black back, light tan feet and chest: strayed from 5601 Klrkside dr., Chevy Chase, Md., on Mon. Reward. OL. 5249. GLASSES, bifocals, lost betw. Mt. Pleasant carline and 1830 Lamont st. n.w. If found, call AD. 2460._ GLASSES, black shell, silver trim, vie. 13th and Madison sts. n.w., a wk. ago. Reward. TA. 7256.—8 GLOVE, man's, brown, fur-lined; near Silver Theater, on Nov. 26. Call WO. 8990,__ __ GOLD BIRD, watch fob attached; near Hecht’s or In Clarendon, Tuesday, Re ward. CH. 3550. _—i_ GOLD CIGARETTE CASE, lost Monday Nov 21st on Constitution ave. in front of Navy temporary bldg. HO. 1815. —8 GRAY KITTEN, vie. Warren st. and Reno rd. n.w. Please call OR. 2216. —9 MATTRESS', lost off truck while moving. Sat., vie. Plney Branch rd.. Flower ave., Franklin or Old Bladensburg rd. 8H. 1004. _ —7 OVERCOAT, black pile, Bengora label, Sun day between "D" n.w. and N. Y. ave.; reward. .Box 211-L. Star. 9 OVERNIGHT BAG, lady's, brown; on H-2 bus, about 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Phone EM. 0752,_—P_ PAPER BAG, containing unfinished blue beaded bag; on Conn. ave. bus, Monday. Reward. EM, 1145. • 8 PEARLS, 3-strand choker: entrance South Agriculture Bldg.. 11 p.m. Sat.. Dec. 3. Phone OL. 6516.—7 PERSIAN CAT, missing 2 wks.. vie. Nebr. ave.. Broad Branch rd. n.w.; reward. EM. 4165. _ RING, black onyx, small diamond In cen ter, lost recently; reward. CO. 7230, Ext. B08-N.1_ WATCH. Harvel. 6 diamonds, black band; Tic of Greyhound bus term., Sun. Call CO. 3479 after 6._—0 WATCH, Hamilton, gold. betw. Constitution and 14th and Penna.; reward. ST. 9200, fat, 798: HO. 1832. WRIST WATCH, gold: between 1st and B its. and Fed. Security Bldg. Reward. w.t 6300. Ext. 4829; eves.. AT. 8189. —7 WRI8T WATCH, man's, yellow gold; lost On 37th st. in Mt. Rainier, Md. Call PN. T783: 4528 34th st. Mt, Rainier, Md. —7 FOR LOST OR FOUND ANIMALS, call ARLINGTON ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE. OW. 6056; Qualified homes wanted for Bets; hours. 11 to 6, Mon. through Sat.; 11 to S. Suns. WHERE FATHER SHOT HIS THREE CHILDREN TO DEATH—Arrow points to hole in kitchen window pane where pellets from a shotgun crashed through the glass after killing one of the three children of John Conner in Alexandria today. The children’s bicycle and tricycle lean against the house beneath the window______ Shooting (Continued From First Page.) husband not to shoot her, that she didn’t want to die. For some reason he then changed his mind, and seeing her chance, Mrs. Conner slipped into the living room and then out of the house. “Conner was asked why he did not then shoot himself and re plied that he lost his nerve.” Two Ready for School. All three of the children ap parently were standing at the time their father went berserk. The older two were dressed, ready to start for St. Mary’s Parochial School in Alexandria. Cecilia was in her bathrobe. Stephanie held two slices of bread in her hand, as though preparing her school lunch. Some one at the Mitton home called police and an ambulance. Pvts. Roger Payne and George Stinnett arrived to find the terri fied group, and Mrs. Mitton shout ing the warning: "Don't go in there. He's still in there with a loaded gun.” Pvt. Payne went to one side of the house and Pvt. Stinnett to the other. They asked Conner to come out, with his hands up. He followed instructions and quietly walked up to police. They found the shotgun in a rear bedroom, loaded. In the kitchen were the three crumpled bodies. Cecilia was face down near a table in the middle of the room. Stephanie was slumped in a corner near the sink and stove, in a sitting position. Michael was lying on his back nearby. Detective Chief Russell Hawes said Conner had been booked on three charges of murder. He was held without bail in Alexandria jail. West Point Graduate. * Bom in Seattle. Wash., Conner observed his 39th birthday yester day, according to personnel rec ords. From 1941 to 1943 he took ex tension courses from the Univer sity of Maryland. Before going to Fort Belvoir in April, 1944, he took a civilian Army position in the office of the District Engineer at Portland, Ore., working there for six years. With a salary of about $7,000 a year, Conner apparently had no financial difficulties and recently purchased a new car. There was no indication of domestic discord. For five and a half years he was chief of the structural develop mept branch, bridge section, of the Engineering Research and De velopment Laboratories, and four years ago was appointed to 'his present position. The Rev. Walter Herbert of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 312 South Royal street, administered last rites to the two older children. The Conners attended St. Mary’s and the two older children sang in the children’s choir. Sisters of the parish said the Conner children were very popular with others of the school and church. Solemn high mass will be said for the children at the church at 9.30 a.m, Friday. Records at the Cameron Valley project list a brother, Guy W. Conner of Portland, Oreg., as the closest relative besides the wife and children. The Conner family home was in Oregon. Mrs. Conner is the former Janet Smith of Med ford, Oreg. • Story of Quintuplets In Colombia Held Hoax ly th« Associated Press BOGOTA, Colombia, Dec. 7.— Two Bogota newspapers reported today the story of the birth of quintuplets in a remote Colom bian village was a hoax. Mendellin dispatches had de tailed at length the story of the birth of five sons to the wife of an illiterate mulatto farm laborer in the village of San Alejandro. Today Mendellin correspon dents reported the couple have five children, all right—but their ages range from $ to 13. Acalotti . (Continued From First Page.) of twice intimidating Miss Frank lin, and the date for his trial on the gambling charges has not been set. The waitress' story to the grand jury and to the United States Commissioner also formed the basis for numerous additional ar rests and several search warrants during District Attorney George Morris Fay’s raids last March 25 on suspected galnbling establish ments in the District and Mary land. The “intimidation” indictment charges that Acalotti attempted to influence Miss Franklin’s tes timony before the special gam bling grand jury on March 4. A second effort, the indictment charges, was made March 25 while she was still a grand jury witness and had appeared before the United States Commissioner. Tells of First Meeting. Miss Franklin testified today that she met Acalotti in the fall of 1947 while she was employed gs a waitress in a Fourteenth street restaurant. She told the jury in Judge Alexander Holtzoff’s court that she went to live with Acalotti in his apartment in the 900 block of Fourteenth street N.W. about February, 1948. “Were you acquainted with Acalotti’s activities while you lived with him?” asked Assistant United States Attorney William Hitz. “Yes,” she said. "Did you assist with some of them?” She said she assisted from the latter part of 1947 to January, 1948. Answered rnones. "I answered the telephone,” Miss Franklin added, “I took numbers and horse bets over the telephone. I helped him to add the day’s receipts and the bets to be paid and entered them in the proper account books. I made various calls in connection with the business.” Miss Franklin said she quit liv ing with Acalotti about Thanks giving of 1948. As a result of the raids 16 per sons have gone to trial. One man, Walter C. "Danny” Plummer, a waiter at Hammers downtown restaurant, was con victed. Harry O. Kopel, co-owner of the restaurant, was cleared. The trial of William "Snags” Lewis and 13 co-defendants ended in a mistrial. Acalotti is represented at his trial by Attorney Charles E. Ford. In the Middle Ages pointed shoes came into fashion and the pointed toes became so long they were fastened at the knee. Atomic Partnership Speculation Revived |y Associated Press Britain’s decision to halt work on a large new atomic pile revived speculation today over the pos sible rebirth of the British-Amerl can - Canadian partnership In atomic energy developments which existed during the war. That would mean the partici pation of British scientist* in American atomic research, in cluding weapons. It also would mean the sharing of atomic se crets by both countries to a degree unknown in recent years. Some diplomatic authorities be lieve recommendations along that line may be taken up with Con gress early next year. President Truman promised members of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee that no new agree ments would be made wPh the British and Canadian govern ments in this field without prior consultation with Congress. Representatives of the three governments have been holding exploratory talks at the State De partment off and on since late September. A new stage in these talks now appears to have been reached and some informed diplomats said yesterday that the three govern ments were nearing a general un derstanding on what needs to be done to smooth out current diffi culties. The picture was the gift of Mrs. Patch. It was requested by offi cers of the lodge, of which Gen. Patch was a member from 1922 The single-barreled shotgun which police say Conner used in the triple shooting is held by Alexandria Police Pvts. Frank R. Mason (left) and William H. Sutton. —Star Staff Photo. . Bulgaria (Continued From First Page.) tion of American and British in telligence agents. Dimitov Murder Plot Charged. Kostov also is accused of plot ting to murder the late Premier Georgi Dimitrov and take over the government himself. Dimitrov, once Comintern chief and hero of European Communism died of a liver ailmdnt in Moscow last July. Under orders from Tito and American intelligence agents, the indictment said, Kostov organ ized a conspiracy to deprive Bul garia of “her national sovereignty, territorial integrity and independ ence by her annexation to Yugo slavia; and first of all by tearing! away the Pirin (Bulgarian) Mace-! donia region in favor of Yugoslav; Macedonia. ” The trial comes only a few days after the Cominform, led by the Soviet Union, called on Commu nists the world over to help the Yugoslav workers overthrow Mar shal Tito and to stamp out “Tito lsm” wherever it showed its head. Kostov is being tried before a special court consisting of a presi dent, two judges and four jurors1 chosen by the National Assembly; from the penal division of the Supreme Court. Other Defendants Listed. The other defendants are: Nikola Pavlov, former adminis trative secretary of the Bulgarian ! Communist Politburo; Ivan Stef* I anov, former finance minister; j Nikola Nachev, former deputy con-1 struction minister; Boris Christov, former deputy of the Economic and Finance Committee of the cabinet’s ministerial council; Tsonoy Tsonchev, former com mercial representative in Moscow; Ivan Gevrinov, former director of WHY NOT? It costs no more to park at the Capital Garage New York Avenue between 13th end 14th travel FRENCH LINE Christmas, New Year West Indies Cruise. De Grasse departs New York Dec. 23, returns Jan. 6. Make your voyage to Europe a vacation in France-on France-Afloat [ French Line’s off-season rates now in effect. 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