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Cathedral Reaffirms
Stand on Communion
j
For Non-Members
Despite protests from a Mary
land clerical group, the Washing
ton Cathedral is sticking to its
principle of inviting non-Episco-i
palians to join in the communion
services.
The Very Rev. Dr. John W.
Buter, dean of the Cathedral, is
sued such an invitation at the
morning service yesterday to th^
Rev. Charles W. Ranson, an Eng
lish Methodist clergyman, and
other non-Episcopalians.
Charges have been filed against
Bishop Angus Dun of Washington
condemning this practice as vio
lating church principles.
The charges, sponsored by the
Maryland unit of the Clerical
Club for Maintenance and De
fense of Catholic Principles, were
filed with the Right Rev. Henry
Knox Sherrill, presiding bishop
of the Episcopal Church. They
will come up for consideration by
the House of Bishops, the church’s
governing body.
Dean Suter welcomed Mr. Ran
son, who is general secretary of
the International Missionary
Council. He invited the Methodist
to receive communion with the
rest of the congregation “follow
ing our ancient custom.”
Observed Since 1912.
The dean pointed out that open
communion has been observed at
the cathedral since the first service
was held in 1912.
“We respect the conscientious.
views of those who are opposed
to our policy, but we will continue
to follow this well-established
tradition,” declared the dean.
Bishop Dun did not participate
In the morning service at the
cathedral at which Dean Suter
made his pronouncement. Offi
cials explained today the bishop
was engaged otherwise in the
diocese.
The Rev. Dr. Carl Heath Kopf,
minister of the First Congrega
tional Church, praised Bishop
Dun in his sermon yesterday. He
declared the bishop “deserves
praise rather than blame, for he
acted within the spirit of Christ”
in permitting other Christian de
nominations to share in the sacra
ment.
Law Is Questioned.
‘‘If some ecclesiastical law for
bids such Christian courtesy,
might it not be that such a law
does eot conform to the spirit of
Christ?” he inquired.
The Rev. Dr. Edward Hughes
Pruden, First Baptist Church pas
tor, in his sermon also supported
the bishop's stand. Dr. Pruden
is the newly chosen president of
the Northern Baptist convention.
In an explanation to the con
gregation during yesterday’s serv
ice, the Rev. William Sharp, rec
tor of St. John’s Episcopal
Church, 3244 O street N.W., said
the protest came Irom a small
minority within the church. He
declared it is “in no sense the
feeling of the majority of the
clergy.”
Says Majority Approves.
The Rev. Robert S. Trenbath of
Trinity Episcopal Church, Piney
Branch road and Dahlia street
N.W., also supported the bishop.
He told the parishioners yester
day that the majority of the
church’s clergy "heartily approve
of the gestures of friendliness
Bishop Dun has made toward
other churches and the steps he
has taken to make the whole
Christian church an effective wit
ness to the problems that con
front us. As one of the great men
of the church today he has our
solid support.”
Among those who supported
Bishop Dun’s stand for inviting
pon-Episcopalians to join in the
Ash Wednesday communion serv
ice was the Rev. Dr. Oscar F.
Blackwelder of the Lutheran
Church of the Reformation. He
said yesterday that Bishop Dun
Is "one of the most intelligent,
matured and statesmanlike Chris
tians that I know.”
Barden as Lesinski Successor
Expected to Embarrass Truman
Southerner May Head
Committee Handling
Bills He Opposes
By Jay G. Hayden
North American Newspaper Alliance
It is hard to conceive a more
comprehensive political embar
rassment than confronts Presi
dent Truman and the House
[Democratic leadership because of
;the death of Representative John
A. Lesinski and the consequent
eligibility of Representative Bar
den of North Carolina for chair
manship of the Committee on
Education and Labor.
Wrapped up in that committee
are three of the most ticklish
issues of the present congressional
campaign—Taft-Hartley, fair em
ployment practices and Federal
aid to education. On all of them
Mr. Lesinski was the leader for
and Mr. Barden against the ad
ministration position.
Mr. Barden is a typical Southern
Dixiecrat. Besides the three
divergences above mentioned he
voted during the last two years
against , the Brannan plan, the
admission of displaced persons,
public housing, extension of
rent control, the Marshall Plan
and military aid to Western
Europe. He voted for the Re
publican tax-reduction bill and to
override President Truman’s veto
of it and for the Mundt-Nixon
bill to outlaw the Communist
Party.
But there are vote-getting con
siderations pressing heavily in
favor of administration accept
ance of Mr. Barden.
Immediately at stake is the
senatorial seat of Frank Graham
of North Carolina, President Tru
man’s most faithful Southern sup
REPRESENTATIVE BARDEN.
—AP. Photo.
\
porter since Senator Pepper of
Florida was defeated.
Should the administration chal
lenge for the first time the right
of Southern Democrats to com
mittee preference regardless of
how they vote, one effect almost
certainly would be the defeat of
Senator Graham in the runoff
primary on June 24.
Opposition to Mr. Barden also
would enrage the numerous other
Southerners who sit in high
Democratic congressional places
on account of the seniority rule.
These include Speaker Rayburn
and such vital committee chair
men as Doughton of Ways and
Means, Cooley of Agriculture,
Vinson of Armed Services, Rankin
of Veterans’ Affairs and Whit
tington of Public Works.
Mr. Barden’s threatened rise to
chairmanship of the Education
and Labor Committee raises
squarely the question as to wheth
er President Truman is going to
go to bat against Southern Dem
ocratic opposition or bow to it for
the remainder of his term.
I
Mrs. Emil G. Anderson, 43,
Dies After Long Illness
Mrs, Emil G. Anderson, 43, wife
of an attorney for the United
States Patent Officie, died yester
day at Sibley Hospital after a long
illness. She lived at 707 Van
Buren street N.W.
Born in Gainesville, Ga„ the
former Mattie Lucille Edwards,
she was educated at Piedmont
College at Demorest, Ga. She had
lived here for 17 years and was
an active member of the Takoma
Park Baptist Church.
Besides her husband, she is sur
vived by a 10-year-old son, Don
ald; her father, William N. Ed
wards of Riverdale, Ga.; three
sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ta
koma Park Baptist Church. Bur
ial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Funeral of Lesinski
Set for Wednesday
By the Associated Press
DETROIT, May 29.—Funeral
services for Representative John
A. Lesinski will be held here
Wednesday.
The 65-year-old Democrat died
Saturday at his home in Dearborn.
A congressional delegation, con
sisting largely of Michigan Repre
sentatives, has been named to at
tend the services at St. Alphonsus
Catholic Church.
Mr. Lesinski was president of
the Polish Citizens Committee in
Detroit for 13 years and long was
active in Polish and Catholic
groups.
New French Office Opened
The French National Railroads
recently opened an office in San
Francisco as an adjunct to the
French National Tourist Office
here.
Martha Murray Named Queen
Of Masonic'Night of Thrills'
Eastern Star Will
Co-Sponsor Event
Set for June 16
Martha Jane Murray, 18, will
reign over the annual Night of
Thrills June 16 at Griffith
Stadium. The event is sponsored
by the Masons and the Order of
the Eastern Star.
Miss Murray, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Glen Murray. 3307
Kenilworth avenue, Hyattsville,
Md., was elected queen yesterday
when results of the voting com
petition were announced.
A 1949 graduate of Eastern
High School, Miss Murray was
sponsored by Bethel No. 1, Order
of Job’s Daughters. She also is a
member of Hope Chapter of East
ern Star and recently was selected
Example Queen of the District in
a Job's Daughter competition.
Besides the coronation of Miss
Murray, the benefit program will
include circus acts, fireworks and
a baseball game.
Runner-up in yesterday’s bal
loting was Miss Jean Alma Wil
son, 18. of 1624 W street S.E.
Sponsored by Bethel No. 5, Ana
costia Lodge 21, she will serve as
senior princess. Third place went
to Miss Jacquelyn E. Williams,
5131 Seventh street N.W., who will
be junior princess. She repre
sents Bethel No. 2 of Job’s Daugh
ters.
Other contestants who will form
the queen’s court are Joan Wilson,
247 Maple avenue, Takoma Park,
Md.; Ethel M. Vinson, 33 Missouri
avenue N.W.; Sylvia Viax, 4423
Albemarle street N.W.: Nancy Lee
Willoughby, 4425 First street
N.W.; Emma Mae Vaden, 2227
Wisconsin avenue N.W.; Charlotte
Martinsky, 4106 Twenty-second
street N.E., and Mary Stefanakis,
8508 Irvington avenue, Bethesda,
Md.
MARTHA MURRAY.
I —Rent Photo.
Britain to Scrutinize
Schuman Plan Before
Committing Herself
By the Associated Press
LONDON, May 29.—Britain
wants to take a long, hard look
at the Schuman Plan for pooling
West Europe’s coal and steel in
dustries before committing her
self to formal approval of the far
reaching project. *
Informed sources said today
that Britain has rejected a French
request that the Labor government
go on record now as favoring the
industrial pool in principle and
examine the details later.
Plan Hailed by Germans.
The sources emphasized that
Britain’s refusal does not neces
sarily mean she disapproves of the
plan, which already has been
hailed by West German leaders as
a great step toward European
unity.
But Britain first wants to ex
amine the proposal in detal to see
what sacrifices might be demanded
df her if she joined British coal
and steel output with that of
France, Germany and other
European countries.
French Foreign Minister Schu
man, who proposed the industrial
pool early this month, has sug
gested that talks on the project
be started in June by France, Brit
ain, West Germany, Italy, Bel
gium, Holland and Luxembourg.
Pending these discussions, the
French asked that the countries
go on record as favoring the pro
ject in principle.
Refuses Approval Now.
Britain has urged France and
Germany to get the ball Hailing
with negotiations on pooling coal
and steel output. But informed
sources here said Britain flatly
turned down the French request
for formal approval in principle
now.
The sources said Britain already
has expressed approval of the idea
of Franco-German industrial
union and of widening the plan
to include other countries of
Western Europe.
NLRB Case Involves
Bridges'Conviction
By the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, May 29.—The
National Labor Relations Board is
considering the AFL Teamsters
complaint that the CIO Long
shoremen’s Union is not entitled
to NLRB services because of
Harry Bridges’ perjury conviction.
The longshoremen’s union,
which Bridges heads, has asked
the NLRB to conduct an election
among employes of a waste metal
firm. But the teamsters, who
hold the present contract to rep
resent the workers, countered
with the claim that a union with
Communist leaders is not entitled
to present such a petition.
Bridges and two fellow long
shoremen leaders were convicted
of perjury in denying he was a
Communist.
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Mrs. W. A. Colcord,
Author-Editor, Dies
After Long Illness
Mrs. Willard Allen Colcord, an
author and book editor, died yes
i terday at the Washington Sani
tarium after a long illness. She
lived at 5019 Eighth street N.W.
1 Her husband was an elder of
the Seventh-day Adventist Church
and a book editor with the
Seventh-day Adventist General
Conference here before his death
in 1935. He also had pursued a
j literary career and had written
many books, including several
animal stories for children.
The former Miss Anna Letitia
Guise, Mrs. Colcord was born in
Sacramento, Calif. She was past
80 In 1893 she and her husband,
accompanied by two of their chil
dren. journeyed to Australia,
where he worked as a teacher and
journalist for nine years.
During that time Mrs. Colcord
wrote a cook book. “A Friend in
the Kitchen,” which leaned heav
ily toward vegetarian dishes and
was widely sold in Australia. It
was later translated into several
languages and was sold by two
publishing houses in this country.
Mrs. Colcord had made her
home here since 1904 and had
engaged actively in the editing
and revision of books for new
authors.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs.
Walton Colcord John of 4811 Illi
nois avenue N.W., whose husband
was senior specialist in higher
education for the United States
Office of Education before his
death in 1942. A son, Glenn A.
Colcord, lives at 3815 Fifth street
N.W.
Funeral services will be held
at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Chambers funeral home. 1400
Chapin street N.W. Burial will
be in George Washington Me
morial Cemetery.
Nigeria Recovers Rights
Nigeria has bought back from
a private company valuable min
eral rights which had been granted
in 1901 under a 99-year lease.
Red Rally in Berlin Shows West Prepared to Meet Any Putsch
By m« Associated Press
BERLIN. May 29.—The much
publicized ‘battle for Berlin”
turned out yesterday to be just
another big Communist parade—
not the threatened putsch the
West had girded itself to meet.
The demonstration, which re
called days of Hitlerite goose
stepping, had its significant un
dertones. however.
The West proved itself ready
to meet any Red putsch and not
be moved out of the city by So
viet threats.
The East proved it had laid thew
groundwork for an automaton
state in East Germany, firmly in
;the Communist grip, by pouring
out a half million youths to pay
homage to Soviet Russia.
Speakers for both sides were
claiming victories. But there was
none—only a deadlock until the
next Berlin crisis.
Rally No Flabby Affair.
There was no Communist
storming of the West sectors, as
first threatened last February.
Neither was the Red outpouring in
the East sector any flabby affair.
Up the Wilhelmstrasse, past the
rubble that marks the end of Hit
ler’s Reich, into Unter den Linden
where the Kaiser’s legions and
later the Nazi hoards used to
march, came the blue-shirted
youths by the tens of thousands.
Hour after hour they inarched,
through rain and sun, chanting
hymns of hate against the West
and praise for Communist Russia.
Sandwiched in with the march
ing youngsters were 10.000 mem
bers of the East zone police force,
which Western officials claim is
the nucleus of an East German
army.
Tanned, rugged, and obviously
army-disciplined in their dark
blue uniforms and black jack
boots. they looked much like the
Wehrmacht forces of a few years
ago.
Reviewed by Red Leaders.
The marchers would burst into
a frenzy of cheering as they
passed the reviewing stand, where
German and Russian Communist'
leaders stood.
Their fathers and older broth-'
ers broke into similar frenzies 10
years ago near the same place.!
Most of them are dead now—fol
lowing Hitler's ill-fated star.
Such memories seemed to oc
cupy the thoughts of the few
thousands of older people lining
the Unter Den Linden to watch
the march. The horror of war
and the bitterness of defeat was
still fresh in their minds. They j
looked chilled and apathetic as
thev watched the machine-like
performance.
It was difficult to tell about the
youngsters. It was impossible to
: know how deeply the Soviet "hate
! the-West” propaganda had sunk
into their minds.
Some looked as though they
would have traded the whole af
fair for a couple of oranges or a
stick of candy. They were wet.’
cold and probably would much
rather have been at home, or
sightseeing on their own.
Others had the attitude of
fanatics.
Act Like Automatons.
There was no doubt of one fact,
however. All were automatons
firmly in the grip of their Commu
nist leaders. They cheered when
they were supposed to and did as
they were told, without question,
if not with enthusiasm.
Groups of Peoples Police stood
on certain corners, giving organ
ized cheers for the marching
youths.
The bareheaded youngsters, who
swept 32 abreast up to the Lust
garten. carried banners blaring
forth the prescribed -ibes against
the West.
The banners ridiculed every
thing from American chewing
gum to American magazines.
They attacked Anglo-American
imperialism" and hailed German
"heroes" in the Soviet zone ura
nium mines.
American culture was lam
pooned wtih a sketch of femala
wrestlers pulling hair.
Musicians Get Bonus
Musicians in 100 British theaters
and music halls are to get a 82 80
a week bonus, under new arbitra
tion tribunal awards.
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