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Of Russian Protest On Plane Indicated By th« Associated Press The United States probably will reply early this week to Russia's protest that an American B-29 airplane crossed the Soviet Baltic Sea coast last Saturday and fired on Russian fighter planes which •ought to force it to land. Indications yesterday were that the Russian version of the alleged Incident will be rejected outright. But State Department officials are still working on the American re ply and the exact line to be taken In the finished note remains to be finally decided. Among other questions, Secre tary of State Acheson and his top advisers apparently still have to determine whether evidence sup plied by the Defense Departments adds up to a conclusion that Rus sian fighters actually shot down an armed Navy patrol craft some where over the international waters in the Baltic Sea. There is considerable specula tion among officials here that this may have been what happened. The Russian note said that a Rus sian fighter fired on the “B-29'' but claimed that it took this ac tion only after the American plane “opened fire.” It added that the “B-29'1 turned and disap peared. Acheson Gets Report. Mr. Acheson received a formal report yesterday from the Defense Department covering issues raised by the Russian protest, made last Tuesday, and also results of the Baltic Sea search for the Navy patrol plane which disappeared last Saturday on a flight from Wiesbaden, Germany, to Copen hagen, Denmark. In a rare Saturday work session at his office, Mr. Acheson then conferred with advisers on Rus sian policy, headed by Llewellyn Thompson, deputy assistant sec retary of State for European af fairs. Michael McDermott, State De partment press officer, would say only, "We are working on the Rus sian matter and the investigation Is still on.” However, it was reliably under stood that the Defense Depart ment's account of events closely paralleled information which Navy and Air Force leaders here and in Europe have made public. Main Points Outlined. This information, officials said, provides the following main points for the American reply: 1. According to Air Force chief, Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, there was no American B-29 or any other four-engine aircraft of the United States Air Force operat ing in the Baltic area last Sat urday. 2. A Navy “Privateer”—a four engine patrol plane w'hich might possibly be mistaken for a B-29— did disappear on Wiesbaden-Co penhagen flight and no trace of it has been found. 3. That plane, like all other naval aircraft in that part of the world was operating under stand ing orders to stay clear of Rus-; aian territory, including Russia's territorial waters. That plane also was unarmed ■ and therefore could not have fired on Russian fighters even if it en countered them. Unofficially at both the State j and Defense Departments there j is a strong belief that if the “Privateer” is in fact the “B-29” the Soviets were talking about in their note it did not in fact fly over Latvia but was attacked by j Russian fighters over the open sea. Plane (Continued From First Page.) fighters before disappearing over the Baltic. United States officials said the Navy plane was unarmed and that Latvia lies more than 300 miles east of its course. They expressed the belief, however, that it might have been the aircraft involved.! since no other United States planes were flying over the Baltic at that time. This belief also was indicated in Soviet press reports although the official Russian pro test said the American plane was a B-29 type bomber. A member of the Navy plane's crew who did not make the flight said the only weapon aboard the craft was a .45 caliber service pistol carried by the plane's com mander. Just Punishment. Reds Feel. An Associated Press dispatch from Moscow said it is becoming clearer all the time that, if the missing plane actually was shot down, the Russians regard this as a just punishment for what they call a violation of interna tional law. The official Russian news agency Tass said the American press was trying to play down Russia's charge that an American plane fired on Soviet fighters. The Tass dispatch also said: "Reports that the lost aircraft was supplied with reconnaissance radar and with equipment for aerial photography and that its crew included three electronics experts are published in incon spicuous places. “The American press is also try ing to obscure the fact of accu sations that the ‘searchers' for the lost aircraft are in fact camouflages for aerial reconnais sance in the Baltic.” De Courcy Believes Russia Conducts Tests in Area |y tH« Associated Press NEW YORK. April 15.—-Ken neth de Courcy. British editor, said today that Russia was con ducting "important experiments” in the Baltic area where a United States Navy Privateer plane van ished a week ago. Mr. de Courcy is editor of "In telligence Digest." a British news letter. which predicted the Soviets would set off an atomic explosion last year. He arrived here by plane from London today. \ * DAR VOTE SEEKERS—Two members of the Daughters of the American Revolution Cabinet, Mrs. Edwin S. Lammers (left) of Dallas, and Mrs. James B. Patton, Columbus, Ohio, are opposing each other for the national office of president general. The contest will be decided by delegates to the 59th Continental Congress which begins tomorrow. —Star Staff Photo. DAR (Continued From First Page.) Patton. At least, the officers have made oral promises.” Close Rare Forecast. Mrs. Patton declared, however, "that question will not be an swered until the- last ballot is counted.” It was learned yesterday that Mrs. Lammers is being heavily backed by honorary president general Mrs. Julius Y. Talmadge of Athens, Ga. The retiring ad ministration of 1947, headed by Mrs. Talmadge, supported Mrs. O'Byrne in the last hard-fought election. Mrs. Patton’s ticket includes Mrs. Loren Edgar Rex of Wichita, Kans., as candidate for first vice president general. Before the close of the last Congress, it was ru mored that Mrs. Rex, whose term of vice president general expires this week, would be in the presi dent generalcy race. Her position on the slate adds weight to the Patton forces. One flaw in the Lammers slate is the ignoring of a candidate from New' York, which boasts the largest DAR State membership. It also lacks women from the powerful States of Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Patton camp includes representatives from each. Mrs. Kerr Is D. C. Candidate. The only District candidate for national office is Mrs. John Mor rison Kerr, w'ho is seeking the treasurer generalcy on Mrs. Pat ton's ticket. Recently, however, Mrs. Rex Hays Rhoades, of Wash ington, as current treasurer gen eral, a member of the Cabinet, gave a tea for Mrs. Lammers and several of her associate candi dates. A second drawing card of this Congress. Mrs. O'Byrne pointed out, is the recently completed ad dition to the DAR Administration Building at 1720 D street N.W. Dedication of this costly connec tive of the million-dollar Consti tution Hall and its predecessor, Memorial Continental Hall, will take place in the week-long Con gress. It is the source of the 1950 Congress theme—"Achievement.” The new structure has been this administration's special baby with Mrs. O'Byrne seeing that the building fund is nursed with cur rency at every opportunity. It was on executive suggestion that D. A. R. members were adorned with corsages (sent from dele gates’ home societies) made of greenbacks rather than flowers. Money again will be background for the Daughter's lengthy chains of -work and ancestral bars. One of Mrs. O’Byrne's last re quests in the capacity of "P. G.” is that large receptions, usually frequent in an election year, be eliminated. “I want D. A. R. members to open their pocketbooks to the fund, leaving only enough money to get home,” Mrs. O'Byrne said. Memorial Rites Today. Delegates shortly after checking into their hotel rooms today be gan forming temporary coalitions in the lobbies. Daughters from west of the Missippi River were busy pointing out that only one woman from that region < the late Mrs. Sarah Guernsey—1916-1920 '—Kansas! has served as presi dent general. Block support of regions isn't likely for either slate. Candidates on both tickets represent four sides and the middle of America. This afternoon the delegates will begin their traditional "Day of Remembrance” at 2 o'clock at the nail when members who died in the last year will be honored. At 3 o'clock, a tribute to the organi zation's founders will be held at the Founders' Memorial Monument in the garden of Continental Hall. After these services, wreaths will be placed at the Tomb of the Un known Soldier and at the Tombs at Mount Vernon. Registration, which began Fri day, will be completed tomorrow morning. Resolutions, an important facet of the Congress, again are ex pected to urge national defense measures and a "hands off" policy regarding too many American promises resulting in alignment with foreign nations. "The Congress program indi cates that principal speakers will stick to straight denunciations of the administration with emphasis on abolition of the alleged wel fare state Candidates on Two Tickets. Announced as candidates on the two slates are: Lammers ticket — Mrs. Van Court Carwithen, Pennsylvania, first vice president general: Mrs. Daniel Roy 8wem, Washington a State, chaplain general: Mrs. Thomas E. Maury. Illinois, re cording secretary general: Mrs. La Fayette LeVan Porter, Indiana, corresponding secretary general; Mrs. Frank O. McMillen, Ohio, or ganizing secretary general; Mrs. V. Eugene Holcombe, West Vir ginia, treasurer general; Mrs. Roy E. Heywood, Maine, registrar gen eral; Mrs. Samuel C. Skillern, Idaho, historian general; Mrs. Roy Valentine Shrewder, Kansas, li brarian general: Mrs. Palmer Martin Way, New Jersey, curator general, and Mrs. Ober De Witt Warthen, Georgia, reporter gen eral. Patton ticket—Mrs. Rex, Kan sas, first vice president general; Mrs. Leland Hartley Barker, Wis consin, chaplain general; Mrs. Warren Shattuck Currier, Massa chusetts, recording secretary gen eral; Mrs. George D. Schermer horn, Michigan, corresponding secretary general; Mrs. David Morgan Wright, Florida, organ izing secretary general; Mrs. Kerr, District, treasurer general; Mrs. Kenneth Troy Trewhella, Connecticut, registrar general; Mrs. Hugh L. Russell, Kentucky, historian general; Mrs. Roland M. James, Arizona, librarian general; Mrs. George Andrew Kuhner, New York, curator gen eral, and Mrs. Charles Haskell Danforth, California, reporter general. Ten candidates for vice presi dents general, not members of the Cabinet, are: Mrs. David W. An derson, New Hampshire; Mrs. Ed ward Cage Brewer, Mississippi; Mrs. Virgil Browne, Oklahoma; Mrs. Charles A. Christin, Cali fornia; Mrs. Joseph E. Gelder, Nevada; Mrs. Raymond C. Good fellow, New Jersey; Dr. Winona Stevens Jones, Kentucky; Mrs. Edwin A. Morse, Vermont; Mrs. Louis Oliver, Rhode Island, and Mrs. Everett L. Repass, Virginia. Mrs. O'Bryne disclosed yester day that after this election “I am going home to rest and take care of my husband (a judge) who is ill.” Both candidates for presi dent general are widows. Planes Ordered to Hawaii To Bolster Sub Defense By the Associated Pres* PEARL HARBOR, April 15.—A nine-plane squadron of Navy Nep tune bombers is being transferred to Hawaii to strengthen anti-sub marine forces, the Navy announed today. The planes are due at Barbers Point Naval Air Station from Whidby Island, Wash., early in May. Under Comdr. Edward W. Bridewell, they have operated on patrol up the Pacific Coast to Alaska and over the Aleutians. Suspicion Threatens Freedom of Nation, Barkley Declares i ly AMociatmd PV#»* Vice President Barkley yester day called on the country to be on guard against “threats to free dom” from within and without— and said the greatest threat comes from those who “sow rumors and suspicion among us.” Speaking at the opening of the Capital's 150th birthday celebra tion, Mr. Barkley said the external threat is formidable also. With out naming Soviet Russia, he said the country facees its “most powerful and aggressive foe"—the “counter revolution of tyranny.” He accused this foe of having a “gnawing lust for imperial power which in its magnitude of scope would have made Caesar pale and Alexander tremble.” , Sharpest Threat Is Internal. But he added: “The sharpest threats to free dom . . . have come, up to now, not from the outside, but from within. And it is often precisely! when we are threatened with the loss of freedoms from the outside, that we hear voices among us de manding that we cede away some of our freedom here at home in order to protect ourselves from! the outside. And these same forces which would abridge our freedom, sow rumors and sus picion among us." Mr. Barkley did not identify the forces to which he referred. Meantime, a Senate subcom mittee prepared to resume this week its inquiry into charges by Senator McCarthy, Republican, of Wisconsin that the State Depart ment is riddled with communism. Budenz Asked for List. Senator Ferguson, Republican, of Michigan urged Louis Budenz, one time managing editor of the Daily Worker who has renounced communism, to hand the com mittee privately a list of 400 “hid den Communists” he says are in this country. Senator Ferguson said Mr. Bu denz could give the information to the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee when he appears Thursday to testify in its State Department investigation. Mr. Budenz told a Michigan au dience last Tuesday that he could name that many concealed Com munists in this country, but “I can't afford libel suits.” Senator Ferguson noted that he would be under subpoena and, therefore, immune from libel action when he goes before the committee. Tydings Wants Names. Mr. Budenz has been called at the request of Senator McCar thy who says Mr. Budenz can support the Senator's charge that Owen Lattimore, Far Eastern au thority and occasional adviser to the State Department, is or was a Communist Party member. Mr. Budenz said the Commu nists he could name are in or ganizations that control public opinion and policy. Senator Fer guson said this indicates some may be in the Government, and, thus, the committee should be interested in getting the names.1 He is not a member of the inves tigating group. Senator Tydings, Democrat, of Maryland, chairman of the sub committee, said they should have from Mr. Budenz the names of any on his list who work in the State Department. Senator Ty dings noted that the commitee is confined to investigating that department. The chairman also observed that Mr. Budenz said several years ago he had given all his Communist information to the FBI. The Senator added he supposed that included the 400 names. New Coca-Cola Factory To Open on Cyprus By the Associated Press NICOSIA. Cyprus, April 15.— Coca-Cola will be introduced in this British colony in May. Messrs. Lanitis Bros, of Limassol are opening a $650,000 factory which will produce 40,000 bottles daily. Coca-Cola, Inc., of Atlanta,: |Ga., licensed the new distributor. m w yv y jp* V Jy ■ It's true! 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Elephants (Continued From First Page.) in his native tongue. “But Ashok is a little naughty because he is teething.” Both appeared to be in fine health and spirits, just like Head keeper Frank O. Lowe said. On the ride down from the dock in Brooklyn, they had taken things easy, sleeping part of the time, rhey probably found their blankets comfortable. Their brass bells, attached to brass chains around their necks, jangled as they moved about, eat Elephants to Receive Visitors at New Home At 10 AM. Today The Zoo's two new baby elephants are expected to be receiving visitors at their new home in the elephant houpe about 10 a.m. today. Baba Jan, 23 - year - old mahout who accompanied them from India, also will be on hand. Formal presentation by the Indian Ambassador, Mme. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, is scheduled for 4 p.m. ing hay, grain and greens which were their first repast since 10 a.m. Usually they have a bite at 5 p.m. Zoo Director William M. Mann, wno has seen many a new impor tation arrive, looked well pleased. In Indian, he told Mahout Baba: “We are deeply grateful.” Mahout Baba grinned broader than ever. Then Dr. Mann went into the cage w'ith one of the elephants and patted it reassuringly. Today the newcomers will be placed next to Jennie, a 3'2-year old elephant, with the hope the trio will become friendly enough to live together later on. Others who attended last night's reception included Madame Pan dit's daughter, Madama Chan dralekha Mehta, Mrs. Mann, T. N. Kaul, first secretary of the In dian Embassy, and Mrs. Kaul, and Col. M. K. U. Nayar of the em bassy staff. * Idaho is called the Gem State and its State flower is the syringa. 4 Hurt, 10 Arrested In 14th Street Affray After Bottle Is Hurled Four persons were injured and ten arrested early yesterday in a wild Fourteenth street battle broken up by the arrival of sev eral police cars. Police said the fight, in which three persons were badly cut, started when someone threw a bottle through the window of a restaurant in the 1500 block of Fourteenth street shortly after 1 a.m. A “policeman in trouble" call was sent in shortly after the ar rival of Pvts. Fred Hoell and L. V. Denitto of the Second precinct. Several cars responded and helped the policemen break up the bat tle. One arrested was a juvenile. The other nine were listed by po lice as Edward E. Cook, 22, of the 1300 block of Fourteenth street N.W.: Joseph P. Casbarian, 22, of the 1100 block of New Hampshire avenue N.W.; Roy C. Smith, 21, of the 1700 block of Euclid street N.W.; Chester A. Dozier, 35, col ored, of the 1200 block of Half street S.W.; Rudolph M. Butts, 23, colored, of the 900 block of French street N.W.; Henry L. 'Johnson, 21, colored, of the 200 block of Indiana avenue N.W.: Richard B. Riggan, 23, of the 1200 block of K street N.W.; Leo Con dolon, 21, of the 4600 block of Blue Plains drive S.W., and John E. Smith, 22, of the 5200 block of T street S.E. Police said Condolon, Casbarian and Cook were treated at Emer | gency Hospital for head cuts. Butts was treated at Freedman’s Hospital for an injury to his left eye. Police said they found a knife in Butts' pocket. He was charged with affray and carrying a con j cealed weapon. He was held on $1,500 bond for hearing next Fri day, after appearing before Mu nicipal Court Judge Thomas D. Quinn. The rest were charged with affray, and held on $300 bond each. United States Army and Navy bases used 2 million tons of ice in World War II. Girl, 12, Wins Fourth Kite Title Despite Plane-Severed String Kiting became a major sport yesterday as 550 youngsters competed in the annual Recrea tion Department contest. With the wind moving at 15 to 20 miles an hour, it was a great kiting day—for some of the contestants. But more than 100 of them saw their fancy-designed craft go flying off on their own. so stout was the tug on the kite strings. The amateur aerialists vied on six playgrounds, and right among the best of them were young la dies like Blanche Giesler, 12. of j 2715 Thirty-second street S.E. It was old stuff to Blanche, who won her fourth title even though an airplane severed her 1,800-foot string. The kites were judged on performance, appearance, work manship and design. Blanches championship was based on high flying. It took more than one kite for some contestants to reel in a win ner. Even Don Griggs, 12, of 3932 Morrison street N.W., who had a $13 Ashing reel helping him, lost one of his "Red Star" entries be fore bagging a trophy. First place winners in the kite contests at the six playgrounds are listed below. The three classes in order, are sub-junior under 13 years*; junior U2 to 14 years), and senior <14 to 17 year^t. Anacostiw- -Donna Saul. 7. of 2i0f Thirtv-flrst street 8E. Blanch# (Hauler, 12, of 271ft Thirty-second atreet SE. and Raymond Pruitt, 14. of 2414 'Hilrty second street 8 E Stoddert Tim Booth. I>. of SA43 Que be. street N.W Don Griggs. 12. ot ,1981 Morrison street N W and Kenneth Saylor, 14. of .20o; Cambridge plat;e N.W Hoover - Harold Ursitil 11. of 141A James Creek paikway 8 W . and Vernon Mlcheal, 14. 1512 First street SW.. (no senior winner* Rosed ale Carl Bernhards. 11. of irtftE Benmng road N fc . Barbara Marcelllno. 1.2. of J7t)h Gales street NK. and Ralph Lewis, 14. of ftDMl Hanna place 8 1 Takoma Arthur Krlemelmeyer. )r of till.** Second street NW learn of Die ken and Lovely »first names not gi\enV both 1.2, 542.2 Kansas avenue NW and 220 Hamilton street NW respectively. Jeff Rumbaugh. in. 221 Whittier street NW Robert Sheridan. V and father. Roy Sheridan. 4s Kennedy street N.E., won in the father and son division. McMillan —James Perry, in. of E9(WV Twentv-fhst street NE Joseph Keane. I" of 14 2ft North Capitol street, and William Hilda. 1ft. 20.2n First street N W. Chris Malone 1.2, and father. Bert Malone, Touti Sixteenth street N.W., won In th# father and son division. Woman Dies as Bathrobe Catches Fire From Hotplate A 69-year-old woman died at Freedman's Hospital last night from burns suffered when her bathrobe caught fire from an electric hotplate. She was Mrs. ! Lillie M. Jennings, colored, 1718 Fifth street N.W. Police said two neighbors tried to save her when 'they saw her wreathed in flames t at her second story window, j The neighbors, Mrs. Mahalia McCullough, 46, of 1719 Fifth street N.W., and her son, William. 127, live across the street from Mrs. Jennings, Mr. McCullough kicked in the locked front door of the Jennings house and he and his mother rushed up to the bedroom. They rolled Mrs. Jennings in a blanket, extinguished the flame and called an ambulance. At the hospital, physicians said Mrs. Jennings was burned over her entire body. 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