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As Damage by Flood Increases in Winnipet ly th« Associated frm WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May S —The steadily rising Red Rive today drove additional hundred of Winnipeg residents from thei homes, engulfing part of a resi dential suburb and threatening t sweep over other sections of thi prairie metropolis. With 200 square miles of South em Manitoba already unde water, the flood already was th ‘‘most catastrophic ever seen ii Canada,” said Vice Admira H. T. V. Grant, chief of Canada’ naval staff. More than 12,00 persons have been driven Iron their flooded homes. Police sirens shrieked and loud speakers blared through suburbaj streets as the city’s army-bosse< flood control headquarters orderei every family out of low-lying dan ger areas. South of the city the arei around the University of Manitobi was abandoned to the waters which poured around the uni versity buildings. City Center Not Imperiled. But in the city’s heart, risl to the business district was con sidered by most experts to be re mote, despite reports of a nev flood crest building up in rain swollen Red River tributaries ir Northern Minnesota and Nortt Dakota. Downtown streets were free ol water, except near the grain ex change. There Canadian Na tional Railways tracks were cov ered and backed-up drainage sew ers had flooded the exchange basements. The grain center con sidered closing so its members could fight the flood full time Power installations were threat ened. Part of the city already was without electricity. Com munications companies, their wires jammed with flood control and personal messages, reported some dislocation of circuits. The telephone company ruled only flood emergency long-distance calls could be accepted. Hospitals, overcrowded by the enforced emptying of at least four institutions, said they would take only emergency cases. Water pressure was temporarily cut al most in half to lessen the load on the rain-filled sewers. Winnipeg’s men, women and older children put their whole ef fort into a grim fight to bolster the threatened dikes. Thousands finished their regular work yester day then reported to the sodden barricades, piling up thousands ol eandbags throughout a windy, rainy night. Help came from all parts ol Canada. The Royal Canadian Aii Force flew in troops and supplies from many places. The Navy of fered pumps and men to man them, even "frogmen” in air-fllled rubber suits to tackle underwater problems. The usually-meandering river, higher now than it has been in more than a century, was •traightening out. At a half dozen points it ran across points of land that usually divert it. At Winnipeg the water today reached a reading of 28 feet 4 inches—up 5 inches during the night. Prime Minister Louis St. Lau rent in Ottawa declared Winnipeg a national emergency area. He ordered all possible relief and said government funds for rehabilita tion would be forthcoming. Anti-Russian Italians Form New Red Party By th« Associated Press MILAN, Italy, May 9.—A new anti-Russian Italian Communist Party was proclaimed by two young Italian Communists yester day. They said it would declare its Independence from the Comin form and adapt Marxian formulas to Italian conditions as Tito adapted them for Yugoslavia. The two founders labeled the new organization “the Italian Na tional Communist Party (PCNI).” They refused to give its strength pending completion of what they called the "organizational phase.’ ; Consulting Engineer,74,to Wed Childhood Sweetheart Now 69 Clinton Root Foutz, 74-year-old Iconsuiting engineer, who lives in McLean Gardens, will marry a childhood sweetheart tomorrow in St. Petersburg, Fla. She is Mrs. 'r Florence Goddess Piper, 69. ‘ Mr. Foutz told a reporter yester * day that they went together when they were growing up in their native Baltimore. Then each mar 5 ried another. She is now a widow; 5 he a widower. Their meeting again al . most an accident. A friend of r Mr. Foutz's was visiting in £t. » Petersburg and met Mrs. Piper [ When Mrs. Piper remarked that she came from Baltimore, the friend asked if she knew Mr. Foutz. That started a correspondence that renewed a romantic interest of childhood. Mrs. Piper visited Washington in April. Plans were then made for the marriage. The ceremony will take place on the patio of Mrs. Piper's home in the Snell- Isle section of St. Petersburg. They plan to live in Washington. Mr. Foutz has been an inventor and a scientist as well as an engi neer. Among his inventions is an engine cooling system. 1 ; Speeches , (Continued From First Page.) audience today that the 81st ■; (Democratic-controlled) Congress i has been "moving forward—not 1 backward." I "The contrast between the en • lightened, Democratic approach to the use of our natural re i sources, and the selfish, anti L Democratic approach, is plain . here in Wyoming,” he said. “About . j 50 mlies north of Casper lies Tea pot Dome. About 50 miles south west is the new Kortes Dam “The name Teapot Dome stands as an everlasting symbol of the greed and privilege that under . lay cne philosophy about the West.” He said under his own philoso phy the Kortes Dam will add J 36,000 kilowatts of electricity to our national store of energy when its three turbines go into opera tion. Missouri Valley Development. Mr. Truman said that soil and forest conservation flood control and the development of power, navigation and irrigation in the Missouri Valley "must all be tack led and solved together.” He did not say. whether this should be done by a Missouri Val ley authority or under what setup, but he added: “We have learned that a great river valley cannot be developed in piece-meal fashion.” Speaking of the serious aspects of the water problem, he refer red to the huge reserves of oil shale in Colorado. “In the years to come, we may well need to obtain oil from that shale,” Mr. Truman warned. “It will take a lot water to do so, however. And there is a real ques tion whether there is enough wa ter for that purpose.” He said that is one of the prob lems being looked into by the Water Resources Commissoin he appointed earlier in the year. He said the United States must forge ahead with water and land development. “There are still reactionary forces that oppose every forward looking proposal to develop the resources and increase the pros perity of the West,” the President went on. "The philosophy that produced Teapot Dome is not dead.” - —.—-. Keleher (Continued From First Page.) uty Marshal Joseph Oreto called a locksmith who was standing by. With tools and shoulder thumps, the men broke in, together with Robert Frank, an attorney for the landlord. Mrs. Keleher asked to see reporters. When that was denied, she sent out a note to a Star reporter addressed to her physician, Dr. James Hawfleld, 1150 Connecticut avenue N.W. “Come here as soon as pos sible,” the note read. “United States marshals are here." When the note was relayed to Dr. Hawfleld, he sent this mes sage back: “I can only advise her professionally and medically. Tell her I can’t leave the office.” Dr. Hawfleld added that Mrs. Keleher should be sent to a rest home, or at least treated for a chest condition. “I think she ought to go to a hospital,” he added. That put it squarely up to the marshals again. That’s the way it stood when they huddled to determine whether Mrs. Keleher would be carried out bodily. Wallace Luchs, jr., attorney for $ Against Ambrose in Postage Stamp Deal Harold F. Ambrose, whose re putel $600,000 postage stamp deals forced his resignation from a high Post Office Department position last January 12, has been sued by one of seven persons whom Postmaster General Donaldson said were left “holding the bag” | for losses of $200,000. G. H. Himelhoch, described as a prominent Toledo (Ohio) busi nessman, yesterday filed suit for | $75,000 against Mr. Ambrose in Federal Court at Alexandria. The suit seeks $50,000 compensation! for money Mr. Ambrose “wrong fully. wilfully and maliciously con verted to his own use,” according to Mr. Himelhoch, plus $25,000 in punitive funds. Mr. Ambrose, who lives at 4701 Thirty-first street, South Arling ton, was asked to resign his $10,000-a-year job as a special! assistant to the Postmaster Gen eral in the department’s public relations office after postal in spectors reported him involved ini a "confidence game” involving the buying and reselling of stamps. urana jury 10 uet case. District Attorney George Mor ris Fay has announced he will bring Mr. Ambrose's case before a grand jury this week. Mr. Ambrose’s alleged stamp “pool” involved the purchase of stamps at face value in hopes of splitting later resale profits with associates who sent him money, Postmaster # General Donaldson said. He said that the first of about 65 persons reputed to have dealt with Mr. Ambrose received profits from the dealings but later investors lost when the “bubble burst.” In tyr. Himelhoch’s suit he said that on December 30, 1949, he made an agreement with Mr. Am brose to pay $50,000 for full sheets of 25-cent airmail commemorative stamps, to be delivered not later than January 20, 1950. Attached to the suit was a copy of a receipt purported to be signed by Mr. Ambrose acknowledging the agree ment. Tells About Check. Charging that Mr. Ambrose failed to live up to the agreement, Mr. Himelhoch said that the de fendant had given a $25,000 cash ier's check to the firm of Henrik Mannerfrid, Inc., of New York City, and that all but about $500 from another $25,000 in cash which he had given Mr. Ambrose had been distributed to the Man nerfrid firm and two other per sons. The suit was accompanied by a copy of a cashier’s check drawn by the Second National Bank of Washington. ^Ir. Himel hoch charged that the postal of ficial “had no intention” of pur chasing the stamps. K. E. Griffith, Washington at torney who said he is to become one of Mr. Himelhoch’s represen tatives here, said today that he had talked with Mr. Ambrose’s attorney, Edward Williams, and that the suit may be transferred to District Court in Washington. the Ell and Kay Building and In vestment Co., told reporters Mrs. Keleher had not paid the monthly rent on her apartments since De cember 31, 1949. Mr. Keleher was awarded a di vorce in District Court last March after a long and bitter trial. He was ordered to pay his ex-wife a lump sum of $60,000. Lawyer Denies Theft Of $2,000.. Testifies Money Was His Fee Attorney Alferd F. Graham took the witness stand at his grand larceny trial in District Court to day to deny he had pocketed $2,000 given him by a client to bribe a policeman. Mr. Graham said he had re ceived $2,200 from the complain ant. Francisco Frank Gal. of 2224 Cathederal avenue N. W„ but insisted all of the money repre sented a fee for legal services. Earlier 10 character witnesses, led by a Municipal Court judge, the president and a former presi dent of the District Bar Associa tion, testified that Mr. Graham had an "excellent” reputation. The witnesses were Judge Wal ter J. Casey. John L. Laskey, president of the bar association; George E. McNeil, former presi dent of the bar association; Leo A. Rover, former United States Attorney; John W. Fihelly, first assistant United States Attorney: Cecil R. Helflin, assistant United attorney; Assistant Corporation Counsel Una Rita Morris, and attorneys Myron D. Ehrlich, George E. C. Hayngp and Alan J. Krause. Mr. Graham's law partner, Evan T. Davis, testified that Mr. Gal first retained him in 1948 after his arrest on an indecent assault charge. A year later, Mr. Davis testified, Mr. Gal asked him to represent him before the Immi gration Service because he had made a misstatement in his ap plication for citizenship. Mr. Graham said Mr. Davis was in the hospital when Mr. Gal came to the office - following his arrest early this year by a sex squad of ficer on a disorderly conduct charge. No question of a payment to the officer was ever raised, but he told Mr. Gal that the firm would not continue to represent him unless a substantial payment was made for counsel fee. Mr. Gal, a Hungarian, had forfeited collateral on the dis orderly conduct charge. Another disorderly charge against Mr. Gal had been dropped. Mr. Gal testified Attorney Gra ham told him he needed the money to "pay off” police. At torney Graham said "money talks,” Mr. Gal testified. Policeman Williams said Attor ney Graham talked to him about the disorderly charge against Mr. Gal but that the attorney never offered him any money. Mr. Gal testified he turned the $2,000 over to the attorney last February. Atomic (Continued From f irst Page.) ducing a reactor which can be used in propulsion of submarines. Mr. Pike expressed hope that the reactor may be started some time this year. Recent Navy statements that an atomic-powered submarine might be a reality in two years were said to be “somewhat optimistic.’’ The so-called “ship intermedi ate reactor” now being designed is intended to produce large amounts of heat without breeding new fis sionable material. The latter ob jective is stressed in other proposed reactors. It will in any case, Mr. Pike said, be of great significance in atomic power development, al though not directly related to in dustrial usage. The possibilities of atomic power can be tested practically only where cost is not a major consideration. Atomic power is still far from the point where it can compete economically with other sources of energy. The Navy, it was stressed, is in the role of “first customer,” and actual trials are likely to bring to light complications which could not possibly be envisioned by de signers. The Atomic Energy Commis sion will take no part in the question of the British scientist, Dr. Fuchs, who confessed reveal ing secret information to Russian agents, but is willing that this be left entirely in the hands of British authorities and the FBI, Mr. Pike said. It is bringing no pressure to bear on British au thorities, he added. Egypt's annual production of soap totals 50.600 tons, of which 13,750 tons are toilet soap. P* In any direction American offers j I the Finest Service out of Washington I 1 CHICAGO -V I iH 3 nonstop Flagships. New 9 a.m. flight Direct connections to all the west and northwest CALIFORNIA I 7 DC-6 Flagships to Los Angeles—2 one-stop Flagships • 2 DC-6 Flagships to*San Francisco , t NEW YORK-BOSTON I 24 Flights 7 a. m. to 11:55 p.m. *11 through to Boston Senators Hope to Start Study of Files Today; McCarthy Hits Delay By Cecil Holland Senate investigators today hoped to begin a study of State Depart ment loyalty flies on 81 persons accused of being Communists, fel low travelers or security risks. The flies are those of persons accused by Senator McCarthy, Republican, of Wisconsin in a February 20 Senate speech. Chairman Tydings of the Sen ate Foreign Relations Subcommit tee making the investigation said he hoped the flies would be avail able during the day. The committee had expected to start the study yesterday after President Truman had directed that these, and only these flies, be made available to the investi gators. But the State Department said it had not yet assembled the records for examination. McCarthy “Not Surprised.” “I’m not surprised.” Senator Mc Carthy said through an aide. “1 knew they had not yet finished their spring housecleaning of the files.” Meanwhile, Frederick Vander bilt Field, wealthy New Yorker, denied that he was in contempt of Congress in refusing to answer some of the questions asked him by the Senate investigators of the McCarthy charges. The denial was made through his attorney, Harold I. Cammer of New York, in a letter made public by the committee. Mr. Cammer, asking that Mr Field be given a chance to re consider the questions, said a con tempt citation “would be incon sistent with observance of the privilege against self-incrimina tiort guaranteed by the fifth amendment to the Constitution.” Contempt Action Considered. The investigating committee is considering a recommendation by its chief counsel, Edward P. Mor gan, that Mr. Field and also Earl Browder, former Communist lead er, be cited for contempt in re fusing to answer committee ques tions. Both men were called as wit nesses as the committee looked into the Owen Lattimore case as part of its investigation. They denied testimony of Louis F. Budenz, a former Communist, that they told him Mr. Lattimore was to be considered a Com munist. However, they refused to answer many other questions about their associations and ac tivities, and Mr. Field refused to say whether he is or was a member of the Communis- Party. Mr. Lattimore, widely known Far Eastern affairs specialist, has been accused by Senator Mc Carthy of being a Communist and Russia’s top spy in this country. He has denounced those charges as “lies” as well as the testimony of Mr. Budenz. Tydings Uncertain of Action. Senator Tydings said he did not know when the committee would act on Mr. Morgan’s recommen dation. As the committee prepared to look into the loyalty records, two committee members — Senators Green, Democrat, of Rhode Is land, and Lodge, Republican, of Massachusetts, began a study of the State Department’s loyalty and security procedures. They interviewed five department se curity officials and said they would pursue their inquiry, a part of the overall investigation, to Europe, where, Senator Green ex plained, security operations are somewhat different from those in this country. As the investigation went on, the Senate had a request from Senator Flanders, Republican, of New Hampshire, that the com mittee be instructed to hold no more public hearings. He said they were doing "much harm” at home and abroad. — Donovan to Testify At Red Investigation, McCarthy Reveals •y tH« Aiscx o '*d Pttu APPLETON. WIS.. May 9 — Senator McCarthy. Republi can. of Wisconsin, said last night that Maj. Gen. William (Wild Bill> Donovan, head of the War-time Office of Stra tegic Services, has agreed to testify before the Senate subcommittee investigating charges of Communist influ ence in the State Department, j Senator McCarthy refused to elaborate on the nature of the testimony, but it was un derstood it would deal with an OSS raid on the headquarters of Amerasia magazine. Archibald E. Minard, 72, Retired College Dean, Dies Archibald Ellsworth Minard. 72. a retired college dean, died early today at Suburban Hospital. Dean Minard w'as the father of ! Dr. David Minard. of 6503 Fairfax road, Bethesda. Dean Minard retired recently j as head of the School of Arts and Sciences of the North Dakota Ag ricultural College, in Fargo, where he also was a philosophy profes sor. Dean and Mrs. Minard were va cationing at Daytona Beach. Fla., when he became ill four weeks | ago. Dr. Minard then brought his father here. Besides his widow'. Elita, and son. he is survived by another son. Edw’in Minard of St. Louis; two daughters, and seven grandchil dren. Arlington Youth Honored Ben Pubols, jr., of 5249 North Twenty-sixth street, Arlington, a -freshman at the University of j Virginia, has been initiated into ! the National Honor Society, Phi | Eta Sigma, at the university. Rickenbacker Expects Marshall Aid to East And South America ly At A$»oc>o**d Rrtn MIAMI. Fla. May 9—Capt 'Eddie Rickenbacker predicted to day that Marshall Plan aid to democratic countries would even tually extend to include Asia, the Middle East and South America. Capt. Rickenbacker. World War !l flying hero and now president of Eastern Air Lines, told the 9.000 delegates attending the 35th , annual convention of Kiwants j International he believed the Marshall Plan eventually would cost $200 billion. ; "We are in the midst of one of 'the greatest international gam bles that this country has ever taken,” he said. “It is commonly known as the Marshall Plan. We have heard it is going to cost $20 billion of your money and mine. Favors Aid to Deserving. ‘ Frankly. I believe the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic Security Pact, plus the rearming of America, will run into $200 billion before we are through Because there will be a Marshall Plan of the Orient, of the East and Middle East and before we get through, there will be one of South America. ‘‘I am in favor of giving to those who are deserving, providing we can afford to give. But we ; cannot go on indefinitely depleting I our resources and failing to re place them, because of our fail ure to produce without paying a i horrible penalty for It sooner or later. Judd Attacks Aid Policy. “I am ... in favor of giving that which we do not need. 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