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Sunny, high 75 today. Fair tonight; low/ 50 in city and 42 in suburbs. Tomorrow \ cloudy, possible showers in afternoon or night. (Full report on Page A-2.) Midnight 45 6 a.m.-. 38 11a.m..-64 2 a.m.._ 43 8 a.m. _45 Noon_69 4 a.m._-40 10 a.m._57 1 pm...69 Late New York Markets, Page A-21. Guide for Readers fM' Amusements - B-8 Classified . B-1S-16 Comics ... B-18-19 Editorial — A-14 Editl Articles A-15 Finance _ A-21 p»*« Lost and Found. A-J Obituary _A-1* Radio B-17 Sports A-18-19 Womens Section B-S-S An Associated Press Newspaper 98th Year. No. 107. Phone ST. 5000 irk WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 17, 1950—FORTY-TWO PAGES. City Home Delivery. Deily end Sunder. SI 20 e Month when BT (^F'VT'Sl Sunder*, f 1 30. Nifht Flnel Edition. SI 30 end SI 40 per Month V -e Postal Loyalty Firings Upheld By Appeals Court in Duplicate Of Split on Dorothy Bailey Case - ▲ - ■ . ■ ■ — — ~ — 26 Workers Involved In Reaffirmation of Federal Program The United States Court of Ap peals today reaffirmed the Federal Government’s right to dismiss em ployes for disloyalty. The court upheld dismissal of an Injunction suit filed against the Communist Inquiry May Take New Line, Tydings Indicates. Page A-4 Government by 26 postal em ployes protesting their impending discharge for loyalty reasons. In a split decision showing the same alignment of judges who ruled recently in the Dorothy Bailey loyalty case, the Appeals Court reiterated its majority find ing that the Government has a right to fire employes found by departmental loyalty boards to be security risks. Judges Cite Bailey Case. Judges E. Barrett Prettyman and James M. Proctor sided against Judge Henry W. Edger ton, who dissented. All three Judges referred to their views ex pressed in the Bailey case and others which have come before it on similar grounds. Loyalty proceedings against the 26 postal workers were held up in various stages pending this litiga tion. For some, proceedings still were pending before the Post Office Loyalty Board, others have been actually discharged, while atill others have been reinstated, according to their lawyers. In addition to challenging the constitutionality of loyalty pro ceedings, the attorneys for the postal workers raised a charge of discrimination. They claimed they had “information and belief” that a “majority” of those already fired were Jewish or Negro. No “Genuine Issue of Fact.” The Appeals Court majority noted, however, that while the Post Office Department submitted affidavits denying the discrimina tion claim, the protesting em ployes offerpd no affidavits specifi cally refuting the denials. For this reason the court ruled there was “no genuine issue of fact” involved on the discrimination point. Most of the postal workers in volved in this action have clerical status in major cities of the East and Midwest. Six-Car Pileup Stalls Traffic on New Bridge A pileup of six automobiles that bumped into one another stalled Washington-bound traffic more than a half hour on the South Capitol Street Bridge shortly after 8 a.m. today. No one was injured and only one car was damaged sufficiently to be hauled away by a police crane truck, police reported. The accident, similar to a tie up on Highway Bridge during a morning rush hour last week, left only one northbound lane open. Police said traffic was so heavy cars were backed up for several blocks in moving past the six cars. Both lanes were open soon after 8:30 o’clock. Southbound traffic was not delayed. The pileup occurred when a car stopped suddenly to avoid hit ting one in front, witnesses said. The five cars immediately behind bumped into one another but only the first of the six was disabled. Transit Workers Walk Out NEW YORK, April 17 (/P).— Maintenance workers in New York’s city-owned transit system walked away from their jobs tod&y for a four-hour demonstration in their quarrel with the Board of Transportation over working con ditions. The men began leaving their posts a few minutes after coon. Union officials estimated 10, 000 would take part in the demon stration. Princess Elizabeth Cancels All Further Public Engagements By th# Associated Press LONDON, April 17.—Bucking ham Palace announced today that Princess Elizabeth is canceling all further public engagements—an indication she is expecting her second child this summer. A similar announcement came from Buckingham Palace prior to the birth of Prince Charles in November, 1948. Sir William Gilliatt, who deliv ered Prince Charles, again will serve in the same capacity. The expected baby will be the third in succession to the throne. Princess Elizabeth is heiress presumptive. Prince Charles is next in line. The princess will be 24 years old next Friday. The London Sunday Pictorial ■aid yesterday the princess would have her second baby in late July or early August. Currently the princess is visiting her husband, Prince Philip, on the island of Malta, where he is on duty with th* Mediterranean Fleet. DAR Registering Thousands For Session Opening Tonight Mrs. O'Byrne to Lead Formal Entrance In Ceremonies at Constitution Hall Today was registration day for several thousand delegates arriv ing for the 59th Continental Con gress of the Daughters of the American Revolution, opening at 8:30 o’clock tonight in Constitu tion Hall. Some 4,000 delegates and at least 1,500 non-voting members were expected to sign in before the formal entrance march is led by Mrs. Roscoe C. O’Byrne, presi dent-general. Mrs. O’Byrne will be a principal speaker at the opening session. District Commissioner John Rus sell Young will greet the delegates, and John W. Finger, president general of the Sons of the Ameri can Revolution, and Mrs. Donald Bennett Adams, president of the Children of the American Revo lution, also will speak. Another speaker will be T. Russ Hill, president of the Martin Parry Corp. of Detroit. The pro gram also will include presenta i tion of seven honorary presidents general and the reading of a mes sage -from President Truman. The turnout of registrants this morning even exceeded expecta tions. apparently confirming pre dictions of a record attendance this year. By 9 a.m. a line of dele gates stretched from the entrance of the new administration building half a block to Seventeenth street and around the corner to the en trance of Memorial Continental Hall. An unprecedented delegation of 65 arrived from Tennessee—at tracted no doubt, by the election contest for president-general on Thursday. The group is expected to support Mrs. Edwin S. Lammers of Dallas, Tex. Large numbers of delegates as usual, have come from the prin cipal Eastern States, and much of their support was expected to go to Mrs. James B. Patton of (See DAR, Page A-4.) Outlook (or Business Still Is ’Very Strong/ Truman Advisers Say Economic Council Sees Continued Activity Until Fall, at Least By Joseph A. Fox President Truman today was told by his top economic advisers that the business situation is “very strong” and that conditions will continue good at least through the third quarter of the year—until October 1. Calling at the White House to present their quarterly report, Leon Keyserling, acting chairman of the Council of Economic Ad visors and John D. Clark, the other member of the Council said they had advised Mr. Truman that whether the present situation is Steel Industry Needs Foreign Ore Sources, Chapman Says. Page A-2 Sparkman Predicts Early Legislation to Aid Small Business. Page A-S measured by industrial output, returns to business, or sustained levels of consumer spending or by such special things as home build ing or steel production, the eco nomic picture in the country is good. Unemployment is Problem. “Any way you measure it, the situation is .very strong,” Mr. Key serling said. The acting chairman said the one dark cloud is the j rising level of unemployment which grows out of the increasing size of the labor force. Mr. Keyserling recalled that I there was a drop in unemployment in March and that the problem now is to deal with the paradox of increased prosperity and at the same time an expanding list of idle. In commenting on the future prospects, Mr. Keyserling recalled that in January the Council had said that business would be good for the first six months of the year, and now he continued to project the figures further—the same situation holds good for the I third quarter. I Keyserling Qualifies Stand. He hastened to add, however, that “we do not want to be con sidered as saying that things will not be good after October 1.” In amplifying his remarks about unemployment, which according to the latest figures is around 4 mil lion, Mr. Keyserling said it is “not dangerous but higher than it oughf to be.” He repeated whaf the council said in its January report—that the big need of the country today is to get more investment capital. U. S. Criticizes Reds For Their Handling Of Baltic Incident Failed to Show Calmness And Restraint, Declares State Department Aide By Garnett D. Horner A State Department spokesman today criticized Russia for failing to show “calmness and restraint” over the Baltic plane incident. Moscow charged in a bitter pro test last week that an American Hunt for Nayy Bomber Ends with Raft Sole Clue. Page A-3 B-29 plane fired on Russian fight er planes, which returned the fire, over Soviet Latvian territory April 8. The Air Force has denied that any American B-29 was operating in that area. Officials here tend to the belief that the Russian fighters actually fought an un armed Navy “Privateer” plane over international waters in the Baltic Sea. Collecting Information. Michael J. McDermott, State Department press officer, said to day that this Government has delayed its reply to the Soviet protest “until all possible infor mation about the incident could be collected and the true facts ' determined by calm and thorough I appraisal.” He added: “This Government believes thaft this careful approach is the only proper one in an important and I delicate matter of international ; relations and regrets that the Soviet government has failed to show equal calmness and res traint.” Mr. McDermott said the “re grets” about the Russian attitude | referred to the “whole incident”— ! the admitted shooting by Russian | fighters at an American plane and the belligerent treatment of the matter in the Communist press and radio. The American formal reply is expected to go to Moscow this week, possibly •tomorrow. Expected to Reject Protest. The only American plane which might have been involved in some incident over the Baltic, on the basis of evidence available so far, is the missing Navy “Privateer” which disappeared on a flight from Wiesbaden, Germany, to Copen hagen, Denmark. On the basis of information made public by the Navy and Air Force so far, indications are that the United States will reject flatly the Russian version of the (See RUSSIA, Page A-6.) Auto Dealer Upheld in Right To Diamond Durant Sold Him A Washington auto dealer today won the right to repossess a $2,600 diamond, once claimed to be a part of the German Hesse jewelry stolen by three American Army officers, which he bought in 1946 for $500. The United States Court of Appeals made this ruling affirm ing a District Court decision last year in favor of John S. Burrows, whose agency was in the 900 block of M street S.E. Mr. Burrows admittedly bought the gem from Col. Jack Durant, who was convicted with two other officers of stealing a number of jewels from the Hesse family col lection in Germany at the close of the war. When lawyers representing the 'Prince of Hesse claimed that this particular diamond was part of the Hesse collection, Mr. Bur rows protested that the Hesse family failed to identify it as %uch. Mr. Burrows’ lawyer, Charles P. McKay, jr., argued that the burden was on the Hesse fam ily to prove it was their diamond. Appeals Judge Bennett Champ Clark agreed with the lawyer, and further agreed with the trial judge that Hesse failed to identify the diamond. Judge-Clark declared the Hesse claim amounted to this: “We had some diamonds. These diamonds were stolen from us by Durant. Ergo, all diamonds that Durant had are ours, and this particular one must belong to us. Legally this proposition is un sound. • • •” Reds Gain Hold On Hainan Isle; Battle Going On Communists Suffered Heavy Losses at Sea, Nationalists Declare By the Associated Press TAIPEI, Formosa, April 17.—A Communist invasion force won a precarious toehold on the north coast of Hainan island today after suffering heavy losses at sea. official Chinese Nationalist dis patches reported tonight. Most of the invaders were killed, but up to a late hour tonight fight ing was still in progress west of the island capital of Hoihow, the dispatches stated. The Reds were said to be under heavy attack by Nationalist war planes and ground forces. Used More Than 200 Junks. The Reds attempted the 10 mile overwater crossing from the mainland last night in more than 200 junks, the account said. More than half of these were declared to have been sunk dur ing the night by Nationalist war ships, but some succeeded in land ing on the island this morning. The Communists have made a half-dozen previous small at tempts to invade Hainan, but have failed each time. They have j vowed to take the Nationalist stronghold this year, and all re-1 ports have depicted them as pre paring for a major effort. Men tion of 200 junks suggests that the current attemp* might be the start of the big push, but details were lacking. The Reds' staging area is the Luichow Peninsula, which juts out from the south coast. Peninsula Pounded Hard. Nationalist warplanes have pounded the peninsula hard. They describe it as a “bee-hive of military activity.” Russian advisers are help ing whip the invaders into fight ing trim, the Nationalists say. Similar preparations were re ported along the Chekiang coast opposite Chusan Island, import ant Nationalist base 100 miles southeast of Shanghai. On Formosa itself the National ists drilled 12,000 air raid wardens. Nationalists fear the ports of Keelung and Kaohsiung, vital in supply of the main Nationalist island, would be first objects of attack from the new Chinese Communist air force. Seven thousand tons of rice, out of 30,000 tons recently bought, are en route to Formosa from Thailand. The Nationalists also have bought quantities recently in Hong Kong, Burma and Malaya. Reds and Christian Groups To Discuss Famine Relief HONG KONG, April 17 (/P).— Chinese Communist officials In Peiping today invited represen tatives of some Christian welfare groups in Red China to take part in famine talks opening there Thursday. There was no indication who was invited, or how many. The* Rev. R. Hall, Anglican bishop of Hong Kong, said this was the first indication that the Communists were considering ap peals to the outside world for aid to Red China’s famine-stricken millions. , Russia Requests Denmark To Grant Bornholm Base By the Associated Press COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Ap ril 17.—Russia has asked Denmark for permission to establish a base for salvage operations on the Danish-owned island of Bornholm in the Baltic. This was disclosed today by Ad miralty sources and confirmed by a Foreign Office spokesman. There was no indication that the request —made orally late in February and renewed recently on a formal basis—has been granted. Last week the controlled Soviet press accused the United States of “occupying” Denmark while searching for a missing patrol bomber in the Baltic. American planes used Kastrup airport near Copenhagen as base in the search for the plane, which disappeared the day the Russians charged an American plane exchanged Are with Soviet fighters near Lepaya, Latvia. Bornholm lies just off the southern tip of Sweden, about 240 miles west of the Latvian coast. 9 French Police Injured In Plane Factory Clash By th« Associated Press , PARIS, April 17.—Nine French policemen were injured today in a clash with stone - throwing workers at a French aircraft plant. The nationalized plant had dis missed 3,200 workers for economy. j Then, when other workers tried to occupy the factory in protest Saturday, the company fired the remaining 6,500 workers, saying they would be hired back individ ually. Police threw a cordon of 2,000 men around the factory area, and put 300 other police inside the factory. Thousands of workers massed in the area, shouting in sults at the police, and stones began to fly. < IT'S BEEN A UP TIME SINCE AN ELEPHANT GOT A RECEPTION LIKE THIS IN . WASHINGTON t I Maragon Was'Peanut Vendor Among Princes/ Lawyer Says Defense at Perjury Trial Describes Him As Eager to Do Favors or Errands John F. Maragon was described by his attorneys at the opening of his perjury trial today as a “peanut vendor among princes,”) a little man always ready to do a favor or run an errand in the bureaucratic jungles of Washing ton. The Government, in its opening statement, announced it would prove that the 58-year-old Greek immigrant, who once had free ac cess to the White House, told at least four lies under oath last July 28 to Senators investigating the “five-percenter” influence peddlers. Assistant United States Attor ney Charles B. Murray outlined these charges in detail to the District Court jury of nine men and three women. It took a little more than an hour to select the jury. The nature of questions the opposing lawyers asked prospective jurors indicated the case would cover a broad field and bring in promi nent names if not the individuals themselves. The prosecution wanted to know whether any jurors knew Maj. Gen. Harry H. Vaughan, President Truman's military aide, or if any of their close friends or relatives knew him. None had a personal acquaintanceship. The defense wanted to know whether any of the panel knew ' Senators McCarthy, Republican, of Wisconsin or Mundt* Republi can, of South Dakota Defense Counsel Irvin Goldstein told the jury Maragon became ac quainted with Congressmen and others who had risen to cabinet ofiices while a liaison man with the Baltimore & Ohio Railway here. He declared his client had done no more than many others (See MARAGON, Page A-6.) Plan to Drop Denham Post in NLRB Rejected By Senate Committee Revision of Controller Setup Also Defeated in New Blow at Truman By the Associated Press The Senate Expenditures Com mittee today recommended rejec tion of two of President Tru man’s plans for Government re organization. The committee expressed oppo sition to ending the independent! powers of NLRB Counsel Robert N. Denham and to placing the duties of the Controller of the Currency under the Secretary of the Treasury. The action amounted to an other setback for Mr. Truman in his long skirmishing with Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio, over the country’s labor laws and their administration. Senator Taft in troduced the resolution to dis approve the NLRB plan. Members of the Expenditures Committee said resolutions of dis approval of both plans were adopted by better than a 2-to-l mEfrgin. The action sends the resolutions on to the Senate, where the votes of 49 Senators—a majority of the entire membership—are necessary for their adoption. . Unless the President’s plans are disapproved by either the House or Senate before May 24, they will become effective. Meanwhile, Senator Wiley, Re publican, of Wisconsin launched a fight today on another of the President’s recommendations. He announced he will introduce a bill tomorrow to reject the plan to give the Commerce Department broad powers over the Patent Office. Seven members of the Hoover Commission on Government re organization asked the Senate and House Expenditures Committees in letters to reject a proposed Agriculture Department reorgani zation plan. Senator Wiley said he fears that “political trickery” might be practiced if the Patent Office loses its semi-independent status and becomes subordinate to the office of Secretary of Commerce. He said “chaos” could result from denial or granting of patents on a political basis. Liaquat to Leave April 29 KARACHI. Pakistan, April 17 mP).—Premier Liaquat Ali Khan and his wife will leave here by plane April 29 for Londqn en route to Washington, an official state ment said today. i Slaughter Lobby Trial Opens With Contracts Admitted as Evidence Former Representative, Truman Foe Charged With Failing to Register The trial of Roger C. Slaughter, former Democratic Representative in Congress from President Tru man’s home district, on lobbying charges, started in District Court early this afternoon. The case is being heard by Judge Alexander Holtzoff without a jury. Copies of Mr. Slaughter’s con tracts with grain exchanges and an exporting association were ad mitted into evidence in starting the Government's case. Mr. Slaughter is charged with failing to register as a lobbyist after his retirement from Con gress while under contract to represent the exchanges. Contracts May Be Cited. He has indicated that his de fense will be, in part, that the contracts specifically excluded lobbying activities as a service for his clients. He is an attorney. At one point when the Govern ment was entering its documen tary evidence, William E. Leahy, defense attorney, made a mo tion for acquittal, terming the evidence insufficient. Judge Holt zoff considered this for a minute, then said he would hear the Gov ernment’s case. First witness called by Frank H. Patton, Special Assistant Attorney (See SLAUGTHER, Page A-6.) 1 High Court Refuses To Rule on Georgia's Unit Voting System 7-2 Decision Maintains Precedent of Ignoring State Electoral Setups By Robert K. Walsh The Supreme Court today re fused to Interfere with Georgia's county unit system of voting in primary elections. In a 7-to-2 opinion from which Justices Douglas and Black dis sented, the court declared it would stand by a long precedent whereby “Federal courts consistently refuse to exercise their equity powers in cases posing political issues arising from a State’s geographical dis tribution of electoral strength among its political subdivisions.” Under the Georgia system each county is allotted a number of unit votes ranging from six for the eight most populous counties to two for most of the other coun ties. The candidate who receives the highest popular vote in a county gets a corresponding num ber of unit votes for that county. Had Been Under Attack. The procedure has been under vigorous attack in Georgia, partic ularly, by opponents of Gov. Her , man Talmadge . They charged it violated the Federal Constitution because votes of residents of the more populous counties had only about one-tenth of the weight of those in other counties. The Georgia courts upheld the I procedure and a group of Georgia voters appealed to the Supreme Court. The tribunal’s dismissal of their petition upholds the lower court ruling? Justice Douglas, in his first written opinion since returning to the court several weeks ago, de scribed the unit system as an "in-1 vidious discrimination.” Goes “Beyond Racial Angle.” "I suppose that if a Sate re duced the vote of Negroes, Cath olics or Jews so that each got only one-tenth of a vote we would strike the law down,” Justice Douglas declared. “Yet there is evidence in this case showing that [Georgia’s county unit system of consolidating votes in primary elections makes an equally in [ vidious discrimination. Under this primary law the nomination does not go to the candidate who gets the majority of plurality of votes. Votes are counted county by county.” Cardinal Lands in London LONDON, April 17 (&).—Denis Cardinal Dougherty of Philadel phia arrived in London by air from New York today on his way to the Holy Year celebration in Rome. The 84-year-old cardinal, ac companied by several friends, will fly to Rome tomorrow. 75 Due as Spring Tries Again; 120,000 Visit Cherry Blossoms Sunny and mild weather spread over Washington again today with a promised high tempera ture of 75 degrees. It was 69 at 1 p.m. The springlike performance that brought out 120,000 visitors Gift Baby Elephants From Indio Are Pre sented at Zoo. Page A-2 to the tidal basin cherry blos soms, and thousands of other strollers and drivers to other parks and thoroughfares yester-1 day, seemed set for a good run. The Weather Bureau said there might be scattered showers late tomorrow, but that the mer cury would stay near normal mid April levels. It forecast a low of 50 here tonight as compared with 33 at 5:05 a.m. yesterday and 37 at 5:15 a.m. today. The maximum yesterday was 62 at 4:42 p.m. The week end brought throngs of visitors to the Capital and the automobiles of those who drove here added to the congestion. Pour of the most Interested and interesting visitors were' the 4 year-old Fultz quadruplets, colored girls from Reidsville, N. C. Mary Louise, Mary Alice, Mary Catherine and Mary Ann Fultz wound up a six-day trip here by taking a look at Blair House at 11 am. The front door opened and out stepped President Truman to greet them. Traffic, particularly in the cherry blossom area and at (See WEATHER, Page A-5.) McGrath Says He Knows of No 'Crime Czar' Attorney General Tells Hearing of Need for Gaming News Curb By Miriam Oftenberg Attorney General McGrath said today he could not honestly say the Justice Department knows of any Nation-wide crime syndicate presided over by a “great czar.'* Mr. McGrath told a Senato Commerce subcommittee that ho was not prepared to say he had any evidence of a Nation-wido crime syndicate in operation. “I could not with honesty say.* he testified, "that we know there is any great syndicate presided over by any great czar." He acknowledged, however, that there were city-wide crime syndi cates in operation. Questioned by McFarland. Mr. McGrath’s lack of knowl edge of a Nation-wide crime syn dicate came out under question ing by Senator McFarland. Dem ocrat. of Arizona, subcommltteo chairman. In a prepared statement. Mr. McGrath opened testimony on a bill to bar use of interstate com imunications for gambling In formation as a "knockout blow* to the operation of the organized gambling fraternity. He said that in addition to horse race betting, gamblers have apparently moved into large seal* betting operations on amateur and professional baseball, basket ball and football games. BUI Would Help States. Mr. McGrath repeatedly em phasized that the primary re sponsibility for coping with gam blers lies with State and local gov ernments rather than with th# Federal Government. This bill, he said, would help them cop# with their problem. He also emphasized that th# curbs on use of communication# would apply only to organized gambling activities. He said h# j wanted to make it clear that th# I Federal Government is not un dertaking the “almost impossibl# task” of dealing with casual or social wagering over the telephone. Mr. McGrath told the subcom mittee that when he called a con ference on organized crime in i February, "we were frankly fear ful of proposals that would rein troduce a new prohibition era.” H# touched on the same idea else i where in his testimony in men ! tioning criminal penalties. Th# bill at present, is a regulatory on# for the Federal Communication* \ Commission and does not carry j criminal penalties. Still Open to Conviction. Informing the subcommittee ? that he has not closed his mind on the subject of criminal sanc | tions, Mr. McGrath said that if the hearings show criminal penal ties could be used “without involv ing the Federal Government in a new prohibition era” he would b# glad to help draft such a meas- j ! ure. The bill, as it now stands, would i exempt the reporting of sports events but would require radio and television stations not to broad cast information about a hors# race before it starts or for an hour after it finishes. In the case of newspapers, h# said, the time lag between receipt (See GAMBLING. Page A-6.) Tests Made on Bottles Seized in Club Raids The District chemist held tha key today to possible arrests in connection with raids on three after-hours clubs yesterday morn ing. Lt. Roy Blick, whose vice squad moved in on the clubs, said that J bottles confiscated from bar* were being tested to determine alcoholic content, If any. The raids were staged at the Gold Key Club, 600 block of E 1 street N.W.; Turf and Grid Club, Fourteenth street near Rhode Is- ' land avenue N.W., and the Fin and Feathers Club, 1000 block of Fourteenth street N.W. Lt. Blick said there was a direct . connection between the raids and > court action this week m which the Government seeks to revoke charters of 11 “bottle clubs" which operate as social organizations. In their quest for illegal whisky sales, the police picked up 12 bot tles from each establishment. The raids were conducted on warrants issued by the United States com missioner. Polish Diplomat Flees Legation at Helsinki By AuocialW Sr«t HELSINKI. Finland. April 17— Friends of the Polish legation’s charge d’aflairs, Wlodzimierz Um eastowski, said today he fled with his family to Stockholm last Fri day. The friends quoted him as say ing he had decided to become a political refugee “because of tha terror reigning at Polish lega tions.” They said he hoped to go to Argentina or Canada.