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SI 30 and SI iO ner Month V 1 Loss $20 Million In 30-Hour Fire In Quebec Town 2,500 Are Homeless; 25-Year Recovery Job Seen by City Sy tH« Associated Press RIMOUSKI, Que., May 8.— Stunned and weary residents of Rimouski poked through black ened ruins today and gloomily predicted it woujd take 25 years to recover from the economic blow of a 30-hour fire that caused $20 million damage and left 2,500 per sons homeless. By some miracle there were no deaths from the week end fire in Picture of Fire-Ravaged Rimouski in Quebec. Page A-3 this industrial city of 15.000 on the south shore of the St. Law rence 180 miles northeast of Quebec. But the flames swept through 312 homes and more than a score of buildings and stores, large and small. These included the four story St. Joseph Hospital, the Sisters of Charity Orphanage, the Rimouski Seminary, the Technical School, Rimouski Hospital, two hotels and a motion picture theater. Fire Started Saturday. It added up to one of the most disastrous fires in Canadian his tory. The western section of the city was virtually wiped out. The fire started Saturday night, probably when a power line snapped in a heavy wind and set fire to two Price Bros, big lumber mills. It raced through the mills and spread with gjmost unbeliev able speed, whipped by winds that reached 80 miles an hour. The flames cut through the western section of the city, de stroying one building after an other. Throughout Saturday night and all day Sunday firefighters battled the flames. Amidst the smoke and showering cinders thousands of dazed residents load ed belongings on vehicles and fled. It was not until 20 minutes past Sunday midnight that Maj. Gen. R. O. G. Morton, officer commanding the Quebec com mand. could announce the Arc was under control. Snow Falls on Ruins. A thin blanket of snow fell on the still smoking ruins this; morning. Red Cross emergency headquar ters treated many persons for wounds and minor injuries. Dur ing the height of the fire Mrs. Edouard Portugais gave birth to a child. She had to be moved three times as the flames spread into buildings where she was lodged. Immediate problems for city officials were care of the home less and finding jobs for the un employed. They called special meetings to consider plans for at tacking the twin troubles. The, army has brought in blankets, tents and medical supplies. The biggest battle of the fire took place opposite Rimouski Ca thedral where hundreds of fire fighters rallied to check the blaze and prevent it from destroying the church. The building twice broke out in flames, but quick ac tion held them under control. Today the church stood alone on a site which once was crowded by wooden homes. Homeless Sleep In Tents. Early today the shivering home less slept as best they could in tents and any available shelter that had weathered the fire. Others shared beds with friends whose homes had escaped the in ferno. When last night’s winds finally died down army officials called ofT for the time being plans to dynamite the shells of blazing buildings which had threatened to spread flame to the eastern parts of town. 6 Polish Officials Quit Frankfurt Consulate ly the Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany, May 8.—Six officials and employes of the Polish consulate at Frank furt resigned today and asked West German authorities for re fuge from their Communist-dom inated government. The eight announced their re signation through the joint public information office of the United States Army and the United States High Commissioner’s office here. Their names were given as Felix Krakowski, 42, identified as a judge; Joseph Sczepanewski, 42 an accountant; Joseph. Nowacki 50, an employe; Antonina Ficyk 40. and Stanislaw Cyran, 28, both officials: Marian Mitkiewicz. 27 a driver. Mitkiewicz was accom panied by his wife and year-old son. The Poles joined a growing group of officials from Communist led countries who have given up their jobs in areas outside of Com munist control. These voluntary exiles are customarily granted asylum by the Western authori ties. Truman'Reports' to People, Denies Race for Office Now 5,000 in Illinois Meet Train With Birthday Cake By Joseph A. Fox Star Staff Correspondent GALESBURG, HI., May 8 — President Truman today opened his stumping tour of the West here today by telling a crowd of perhaps 5,000 that “I'm not run ning for office—I'm simply mak ing a report to the people on what has happened since »you elected me President of the United States.” And then with an obvious dig at the Republicans who have charged that the trip is anything out the “non-politcal” venture that the White House calls it, the President added with emphasis: “That is my right and that isj my duty.” The President devoted much of his brief train-side speech to a fa vorite topic—the danger of econ omizing on the foreign aid pro gram. Asserting that there are some Shadow of G. 0. P. Casts Itself Over President's Train •y the Ajiociat«d Pr*u ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN, May 8.—Republicans began shadowing President Truman today on his Western tour. Victor A. Johnson, staff di rector for the Republican Senatorial Campaign Com mittee, turned up at Gales burg, HI., when the presiden tial train made its first stop for a platform appearance. Mr. Johnston told reporters that he is flying in a char tered plane to issue state ments by prominent Repub licans in answer to the Presi dent. men who say we can economize by practicing isolation, he de clared that these “cannot see be yond the end of their nose." “The decisions we make in the (Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1.) Acheson Begins Talks In Paris on U. S. Aid Against Communists Wants Assurance That Indo-China Will Receive Genuine Independence By the Associated Press PARIS, May 8.—Secretary of State Acheson, began a round of cold war talks today on French pleas for speedy American as sistance against communism in Indo-China. In return, diploma tic sources said, the United States wants a guarantee of genuine in dependence for the Indo-Chinese. Mr. Acheson flew into Paris yesterday for Western diplomatic Trygve Lie Asks End to Cold War, Urges New Peace Efforts. Page A-12 conferences which will shift Thursday to London. The meet ings will deal with ways to con tain Communist expansion all over the world. But Mr. Acheson’s meeting with French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman today was reported to deal primarily with Indo-China. The French have been fighting a stalemated jungle war there since 1946 against the guerrilla forces of Moscow-trained Ho Chi Minh. Steps to Independence Favored. The Secretary of State met Mr. Schuman armed with the appar ently firm United States Govern ment conviction that Bao Dai, the French-sponsored ruler of the Indo-Chinese state of Viet Nam. must be made a more valid sym bol of opposition to communism. Bao Dai’s regime is opposed by Ho's jungle government, which is recognized by Moscow, Commu nist China and most of the Soviet satellite nations. Many national istic Indo-Chinese have been re luctant to throw in their lot with Bao Dai because the French so far have granted only limited auton omy to the French-backed regime. Diplomatic informants said Mr. Acheson will ask Mr. Schuman for assurances that steps toward independence will be taken as fast as the guerrilla war allows. $15 Million Promised. Americans have stated repeat edly that American policy con tains not the slightest suggestion of opposition to the French Union which links metropolitan France with her overseas territories. All Mr. Acheson wants to know now. informed sources said, is whether Indo-China will get true independence, with the French Union retaining only some diplo matic links like the British Com ; monwealth, or whether America ; is being asked to foot the bill for French colonial conquest. So far President Truman has promised $15 million for Indo China from a $75 million fund appropriated by Congress to help stem Communism in the Far East. French statesmen complain bit terly that such aid is too little and too slow. They say failure to provide more aid, and promptly, may result in a Communist vic tory in Indo-China—opening the way for Red domination of Thai land, Burma and the Malayan Peninsula. Final Decision Doubted. Sources close to the conferences expressed doubt that any final decision will be reached on Mr. Acheson’s visit here. In the first place, anything that | grants other than from the al ! (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 1.) General Foods Reduces Coffee Prices 2 Cents By the Associated Press NEW YORK. May 8.—General Foods Corp. announced today a wholesale price reduction of 2 cents a pound on all its brand lines of vacuum packed coffee The cut is effective immediately, General Food’s coffee brands af fected by the reduction include Maxwell House, Yuban, and Sanka. Under the new- price schedule, Maxwell House now will be sold to retailers at 70 cents a pound. Flanders Asks Senate To Stop Hearings on McCarthy's Charges State Department Files Delayed; Tydings Says They Will Bs Proof BULLETIN Senator Flanders, Republican, of Vermont asked the Senate today to bar further public hearings on Senator McCarthy's charges of Communist infiltra tion of the State Department. He introduced a resolution that would forbid further public hearings, but would direct that a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee check on the de partment’s procedures for de termining the loyalty of its em ployes. By the Associated Press Senator McCarthy’s new charge of "foreign agent” against a Unit ed States envoy confronted Senate investigators today. Senator McCarthy. Wisconsin Republican, made the accusation at a news conference after a speech at Janesville, Wis. He did not identify the individ ual publicly, but described him in a speech as “a United States Min ister to a foreign country” whose name he previously had given to the Senate Foreign Relations sub committee investigating his charges of communism in the State Department. That committee booked a closed meeting today to arrange a study of State Department files made available to the inquiry group by President Truman. The records cover 81 persons—including the accused envoy—cited by Senator McCarthy as either Communists, fellow travelers, or otherwise bad security risks. Files Delayed For Day. Chairman Tydings got word, however, that the files were not yet ready for the group's inspec tion. The start on looking them over was put ofT until tomorrow, and today’s committee session was cancelled. The 81 cases on which the com mittee will get State Department files were outlined to the Senate by Senator McCarthy last Febru ary 20. He gave no names then, but later listed them for the in quiry group. The names have not been made public. Chairman Tydings said in a radio broadcast yesterday that the State Department’s files will pro vide a conclusive “true or false” answer on McCarthy’s charges. Tydings Explains Inquiry. Senator Tydings said Senator McCarthy told the Senate in Feb ruary that “all the information he had to support the assertions he was making came from the State Department’s own flies.’’ Senator Tydings added that the committee, when it has completed its examination of the depart ment files, actually will know more than Senator McCarthy did when he made the charges. “He didn't say he had the files or nad seen the files,” Senator Tydings declared. “He said the information he had came from the files." In a Chicago speech Saturday, (See COMMENTS, Page A-4.) Senate Opens Annual Fight On Civil Rights FEPC Bill Is Chosen For Test; Showdown Comes Next Week By J. A. O'Leary The annual fight to pass civil rights legislation is due to get on to a slow start in the Senate to day, with no showdown likely be fore next week. Administration leaders have chosen the Fair Employment Practices bill from several civil rights measures for a test of strength with the Southern Dem ocrats, who are ready, as in the past, to filibuster against what they contend would be Federal in terference with the rights of the States. Both the Republican and Demo cratic Parties are on record for a civil rights program, and the House has passed a voluntary FEPC bill. Leaders of both major parties recognize, however, that approximately 20 Southern Sena tors, taking turns in holding the Senate floor, can put off a vote on the bill indefinitely unless the new year-old anti-filibuster rule can be invoked. Lucas to Bring Up Issue. Majority Leader Lucas of Illi nois has decided to let the debate go on for a week before trying to apply the cloture rule, which, if adopted, would limit each Senator to one hour of oratory. The new rule requires 64 votes —two-thirds of the entire Senate, regardless of whether all Senators are present—and the big question mark today was whether that many Democrats and Republicans Lfrom the North and West will unite to shut off debate. In fact, the leaders may have to go through the cloture fight twice—first to get the bill up, and later to force a final vote, if the first attempt succeeds. The fight will start today, with Senator Lucas making the motion to take up the EFPC measure. The Southerners, using every privilege accorded them by the rules, can keep the bill from being placed formally before the Senate by unlimited debate unless cloture is invoked. Republicans on Spot. In this congressional election year, with civil rights an issue in most big cities, Republicans will be somewhat on the spot when the new cloture rule is put'to its first test, because they took a prominent role in the adoption of the rule last year. It is referred to by many as the Wherry rule, because of the active part the Re publican floor leader took in work ing it out. If it fails in its first test, North ern Democrats undoubtedly will try to show that a Republican sponsored rule made it impossible to pass a civil rights bill. For that reason some observers be lieve the Republicans will make every effort to have most of its members on hand for the first cloture test. Present indications ! are that the Republicans are likely to produce half of the 64 votes required, even though they have less than half the total mem bership. The Senate stands tpday at 54 Democrats and 42 Republicans, but when approximately 20 South ern Democrats are marked off against cloture at the start, it leaves Senator Lucas with only 34 to turn to for votes to support cloture. There are some Western Democrats who usually oppose cloture on principle, which means that the administration will have difficulty reaching the 64-vote goal, even if 30 or mbre Republi cans support the rule. Reorganization Fight. The civil rights fight may be in terrupted for one day this week by the effort of Senator Taft, Re publican, of Ohio, to block Presi dent Truman’s reorganization of the National Labor Relations Board, which takes effect May 24 unless the Senate or House dis approve it in the meantime. The law limits debate on a re organization plan to 10 hours, but leaders of the organized supporters of FEPC today opposed bringing up the reorganization fight at this time. Man Plunges Off Key Bridge, Is Rescued by Two Fishermen Two fishermen were credited to day with saving the life of a man who fell or jumped 77 feet into the Potomac River from Key Bridge. The man was identified as Thor Edward Olson, about 35. of Glen Echo. Md. William G. Haack, 4831 Western avenue N.W., and Murle Tweedie, 5741 Colorado avenue N.W., were fishing from a motorboat not far from the bridge when they heard a splash. They looked up to see a hat floating on the water, and then saw the man. Starting the motor, they hurried to his side and found him swimming desperately. They pulled him into the boat and took him to Jack’s Boat House, near Thirty-fifth and K streets N.W., and telephoned for help. Fire Rescue Squad No. 1 gave the man first aid and took him to Gal linger Hospital for further treat ment and observation. M 'Sergt. Paul Patterson. 36. of 701 Nineteenth street N.W., who was fishing from the bridge, said he saw the man hurtle through the air and land in the water. The famous Steve Brodie leap from the Brooklyn bridge in 1886 was 133 feet. HE SAID HE LEFT . THIS FDR US TO A REMEMBER H/M 'v ', \s. * I , \ I ' *■ Republican Elected in Texas Says He's One Small Protest G. 0. P. Leaders Bubble Over With Victory Statements By the Associated Press PAMPA, Tex., May 8.—How come Texans are sending a Repub lican to Congress? And for the first time since 1930? Ben H. Guill, w'ho got the job in a special election, says it’s to prove the Democrats don’t have the whole country in the bag. Panhandle Democrats say Mr. Guill won because they had so many candidates splitting the vote. The 40-year-old Pampa broker was the only Republican in a field of 11. He campaigned on a broadly anti-administration plat form. National Republican leaders bubbled over with victory state ments and predictions of a Na tional GOP sweep. National Dem ocratic leaders — including the President—were noncommittal. The race Saturday was a high BEN H. GUILL. —AP Wirephoto. man - win, no - majority - needed affair. Mr. Guill got 1,887 votes more than his nearest opponent, (See TEXAS, Page A-4.) Boat Found Capsized, Divers Seek Bodies of 4 Bolling Corporals Men Feared Drowned On First Trip of Craft Built in Hobby Shop BULLETIN The boat in which four Bolling Air Force Base corporals left their base yesterday afternoon was found capsized among piers of the Navy Research Labora tory dock on the east bank of the Potomac River, a mile south of Bolling, this afternoon. Navy divers were preparing to start a search for the four. Rescue craft today searched the Potomac River for traces of four Bolling corporals missing since late yesterday afternoon. The four set out from Bolling about 4:30 p.m. in a 10-foot row Pictures of Twe of the Missing GIs from Bolling. Page A-4 Johnson, McFarland Drop Out of Senate's Crime Probe Group Barkley and Lucas Due To Discuss Committee Appointments Today By Miriam Ottenbcrg Senator! Johnson of Colorado and McFarland of Arizona, top ranking Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee, have bowed out of the upcoming Senate In vestigation of crime, and their places on the special committee will be taken by other Democrats, it was learned today. Vice President Barkley and Senate Majority Leader Lucas are expected to get together today to discuss appointments to a com mittee which is bound to draw headlines once it opens hearings. Although the Republicans made a last-ditch light to get committee hosts for Senators Ferguson of Michigan and Donnell of Missouri —both Republicans on the Ju diciary Committee—they are ex pected to be passed over on the basis of seniority. Kafauver to Head Group. The posts on the special com mittee are due to go to Senator Wiley of Wisconsin, ranking Re publican on the Judiciary Com mittee, and Senator Tobey, rank ing Republican on the Commerce Committee. Senator Kefauver, Democrat of 'See CRIME. Page A-4.1 Another Chill Due Tonight; Heat to Return Wednesday After sunny skies and a high in the lower 60s today, the tem perature is expected to make a further dip tomorrow before warm weather returns to Washington. After Saturday’s record high of 93 degrees, the mercury began its downward slide in earnest late yesterday, reaching 55 degrees midnight and 46 degrees at 5:10 a.m. today. Yesterday’s high was 82 degrees at 2:20 p.m. The temperature will drop to about 43 degrees tonight, with light fr06t in low spots in the sub urbs, the Weather Bureau re ported. Tuesday will be fair and cool. A mass of cool air moving southeastward from Canada is re sponsible for the cooler weather, the bureau said. Temperatures are expected to go up Wednesday when the air mass is past the city. Holtzoff Ruling Limits Government's Case Against Dairies Evidence Is Forbidden On Milk Producers' Dropping of Agreement The Government’* conspiracy ease in District Court against the Maryland and Virginia Milk Pro ducers' Association and several Washington distributors was lim-| ited today by a ruling of Judge Alexander Holtzoff. The judge ruled that he would accept no evidence that the asso ciation had withdrawn from a legalized marketing agreement be cause it would reduce the price of milk. # I This withdrawal from an agree ment under the Agriculture De partment’s order No. 45 which in effect tied the fluid milk price to the price of butter on the New York Commodity Exchange, was1 count three in the indictment I charging the defendants with con spiracy to control prices. "When a specific statute allows a citizen to do this or that.” the judge said, "his actions there under can not be used to prove conspiracy.” ine ruling came during redirect examination of William B. Hooper, office manager of the association. When Robert H. Winn, special as sistant to the Attorney General, asked him about the association’s withdrawal from the marketing agreement, the judge intervened. It was the fourth trial day of the case which probably will con tinue through the week. The distributors include Chest nut Farms-Chevy Chase Dairy, Thompsons, Richfield, Wakefield, Harvey, Alexandria, and the Lu cerne Milk Co. of the Safeway Stores. Bulletin « Realty Cos^ Reversed Tbe Supreme Court today up held the Justice Department’s complaint that the Washington Real Estate Board violated the anti-trust laws by fixing broker age commissions for property dealings in the District. The ruling, however, did not apply to the National Association of Real Estate Boards and its executive secretary, Herbert U. Nelson. The ruling reversed the action of District Court Judge Holtsoff in dismissing the case against , the Washington Board. boat they had built in two days in the base hobby shop. It was a maiden voyage. The boat was completed only a short time before they put it afloat in waters chopped up by a 20-mlle west w'ind. Bolling's public information of fice listed them as: James C. Ramsey. 21, of Gaff ney. S. C.; James L. Triplett, 22, of Marietta. O.; Edward J. Barry, 20, of Waltham, Mass., and James D. McKee. 184 of Columbus. Ga. Police said the boat* was last seen about 5:30 p.m.. south of boiling, and the search by one police boat, two crash boats from the base, and Navy craft, centered in the Alexandria area. Capt. Richard E. Bell, 41, of 221 Orange street S.E., command ing officer of the unit to which the four were attached, said two of them could swim—Corpls. Trip lett and Barry. The Weather Bureau observer at National Airport said the water could be considered “rough” at that time, particularly for a small boat with four men aboard. Capt. Bell, who described all four as “good boys,” said they had passes requiring them to be on the base at 7:30 a.m. today. Police Seek Mother Missing in Waldorf Maryland police today sought a 32-year-old mother of six children who was reported missing from her Waldorf home last Thursday. Jesse J. Cobb, a Washington butcher, of Route 1, Waldorf, told police his wife disappeared Wed nesday night, asked their help in locating her and that “she might be" in a 1950 Chevrolet black panel truck. The wife, Hallie Mae Cobb, had worked for two days before her disappearance, at the Brinsfleld Pharmacy, North Capitol and At lantic streets, as a soda clerk. Waldorf police said Mr. Cobb telephoned them this morning, asked for any developments in the case and on being told that police had no information, said he would telephone the news papers. In his report to them, Waldorf police said Mr. Cobb told them he saw his wife and a man in the Chevrolet truck as it passed him. He said the man was an acquaintance of his and Mrs Cobb’s. Bus Crash Kills 25 ISTANBUL. Turkey, May 8 (/Pi. —A bridge in Northern Anatolia collapsed yesterday, dropping a bus filled with 49 passengers into a deep ravine below. Twenty five of the passengers were killed. 11 Are Missing On Boat Trip Across Bay McComas Family And 3 Silver Spring Boys Are Hunted »v Anooo'tti Pf#»t CAMBRIDGE. Md . May S —A Cambridge automobile dealer and 10 others, six members of his fam ily and three boys from Silver Spring, failed to return today from a trip across Chesapeake Bay. The party was aboard a 47-foot cabin cruiser, the Mary Ann. be longing to Harry G McComas. sr., owner of an auto agency here, Mrs. McComas said she felt there is a good chance they put in somewhere along the Bay to get milk for an 11-month-old baby aboard and were unable to com municate with her. Area Hit by Heavy Squall. A heavy squall hit the Bay and Choptank River area in this vicin ity about 11 o clock last night. A large-scale search was or ganized. Patrol boats of the Maryland Tidewater Fisheries Department set out to comb the area between the Magothy River, north of Annapolis on the West ern Shore and waters of the Chop tank River around Cambridge. The Coast Guard alerted all its light stations up and down the bay and sent a eutter out from Baltimore. Aboard the boat in addition to Mr, McComas were. Three sons. George. Harry. Jr., and Lance, 9: the wives of George and Harry. Jr.; George's 11-month old son. Otis Hamrick, a nephew from Silver Spring; Bob Wilmat and another boy, not identified, from Silver Spring, and a Col. Malcolm Morris, an Army officer from Tennessee. formerly Lived Near Washington. Mrs. McComas supplied the list but did not have the full identities of the boys from Silver Spring nor of the colonel. The automobile dealer formerly lived in the Washington suburb* and came here with his family Iasi November to take over an automobile agency and set up the McComas Motor Co. His cabin cruiser was berthed at Ferry Point, on the Magothy River above Annapolis. The object of the Sunday expedition was to transfer it- to the Cambridge Yacht Club basin. The elder Mrs. McComas went to the Western Shore with the Cambridge members of the party and drove the family car back here last night, accompanied by another grandchild. Wife Waited Until 1 A M. She waited until 1 a.m. At the yacht club, expecting the Mary Ann to arrive well within that time. Harry Phelphs. an employe at the motor company, spread the alarm today when no word wm heard from the party. He asked the help of the Dorchester County sheriff’s office. The Tidewater Fisheries Commission and the State police were called on for rs. McComas said there was no food aboard the boat and she was sure it had put in at some remote point to get milk for the baby. She said she is confident the Mary Ann could have ridden out any storm in the bay last night. Michael Strange III NEW YORK. May 8 UP). — Michael Strange, 60-year-old poet, author and actress, is a patient in New York City’s Memorial Hos pital. Her condition was described as good but the hospital would give out no other information. Red Reich Commando Units Sent to Berlin • y Associated Prass BERLIN. May 8.—Four special ly trained East German com mando units have replaced regu lar shock police in the Soviet sec tor of this divided city to bolster the Communist youth march May 28, a United States high commis sion court was told today. The units—250 men each—are schooled in tanks, machlneguns and light artillery. They were said to have been moved in from camps in the Soviet Zone because Berlin shock police were getting too friendly with Berliners. The testimony was given by Werner Pellman. 23-year-old for mer paratrooper who deserted the East German “people’s police" a week ago. Pellman was called by the American prosecutor as a witness against six East German police men charged with entering the United States sector of the city in semimilitary uniforms and carry ing weapons which are outlawed for all Germans by four-power agreement. The young witness said his unit in Leipzig was sent into Berlin to get ready for the Whitsunday March, in which Communist youth loudly proclaim they will take over West Berlin. The Western powers have let It be known they will resist force with force, machine guns with machlneguns.