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Soviet Offers West Europe Grain
In Response to Move by U. N. to
Break Postwar Trade Deadlock
___________ <
Russia to Negotiate
Agreement to Provide
Large-Scale Supply
By the Associated Press
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 30.
—A Soviet offer to negotiate an;
agreement for the large-scale sup
ply of Russian grain to Western
Europe was published here today
by the United Nations Economic
Commission for Europe.
Prof. Gunnar Myrdal, of Swe
den, the commission’s executive
secretary, suggested last Novem
ber that a grain agreement should
be negotiated between East and
West Europe to break the post
war stagnation of trade between
the two areas.
The Soviet reply, made public
by Mr. Myrdal today, said the pro
posal had been “favorably received
by the government of the
U. S. S. R.”
Soviet delegates would “in due
course” take part in a European
grain conference under the com
mission’s auspices, the reply said.
Mr. Myrdal has been touring
European capitals, including
Moscow, during recent weeks and
discussed his proposals with sen
ior government officials.
Talked With Vishinsky.
Western officials, he told a news
conference, “were on the whole
favorable to the proposed ap
proach for changing the depress
ing climate.”
He discussed his proposals in
Moscaw earlier this month with
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Vishinsky and Deputy Premier A.
as a result oi ms Moscow con
versations, Mr. Myrdal said, he
recieved a letter from Anatole
Koulagenkov, Soviet minister to
Switzerland, last week, expressing
Soviet approval of his suggestions.
Mr. Myrdal s proposal specifi
cally suggested a European grain
agreement, based on the existing
international wheat agreement.
He stressed, however, that the 1
same approach might be extended ;
to other East European raw mate- ']
rials needed by the West.
The proposed agreement would 1
Include long-term purchase com
mitments by the West, with upper
and lower price limits and mini
mum quantity commitments. In
return, the Western countries
would permit the proceeds from
the sale of the Eastern supplies
to be used for purchases selected
from an agreed list of Western
products, free of export controls.
No Retreat on Main Issue.
Mr. Myrdal told today's news
conference that the East-West
trade deadlock had been largely
caused by a Soviet refusal to pro
vide information on potential ex
ports and a simultaneous Western
refusal to relax export cqntrols on
strategic industrial products.
“I must emphasize,” Mr. Myrdal
declared, “that no government has
retreated from its principles in
this issue.
“But they are prepared now to
discuss business on a technical
level. They have expressed an in
terest in opening negotiations.”
He said he would now “sound
out” the situation and, given fa
vorable conditions, a European
grain conference might be called
by the end of the summer to dis
cuss a draft of a European grain
treaty to be worked out, mean
(See GENEVA, Page A-5.)
3 One-Punch' Boxers
Held in 17 Robberies
Three young boxers who wagered
whether they could fell victims
selected for robbery with one
punch were held by juvenile au
thorities today for 17 “yoke” rob
beries totaling about $2,000.
Police said the trio admitted
beating their victims with fists
and kicking them after they were
down. Fifteen of the victims were
assaulted in the Southwest fourth
precinct and two in the South
east fifth precinct.
The youths, all colored, are 17,
16 and 14 years old. The older
boy said he was a runnerup in
the 160-pound division of this
year’s Golden Gloves tournament,
and the 16-year-old reached the
Quarterfinals in the 135-pound
division. The 14-year-old has
participated in neighborhood club
Apparently to test their ring
prowess, the two older boys bet
on one-punch knockdowns, and
were successful a number of times,
police said. Some of the victims
were treated at hospitals.
The ring was broken up yes
terday when a fourth precinct
private arrested the eldest boy on
No Late Editions
Of The Star Today
Owing to the Memorial Day
holiday, the Night Final edi
tions of The Star will not be
printed today.
Subscribers to these will
1 receive the regular edition. ^
U. S. Soldiers Battle Jap Reds
After Attacks in Tokyo Rally
Clubs and Fists Swung Freely as American
Military Observers Are Showered With Rocks
ly th« Associated Press
TOKYO, May 30.—Communist
led Japanese today attacked four
American soldiers in the first pub
lic fight of the occupation.
The affray touched off other
skirmishes as American military
police cracked down on instigators.
At least eight Japanese were
Demonstrators, gathered in im
perial plaza for . a Communist
rally, showered the American mili
tary observers with rocks. One
soldier was knocked down.
One American was Capt. C. V.
Clark of the Tokyo provost mar
shal’s office. The others were a
Nisei interpreter and two enlisted
One witness said the incident
began when members of a Com
munist youth group snatched a
notebook from a Japanese plain
clothesman who was taking notes
on speeches.
The Americans attempted to re
cover the notebook. One of the
soldiers was hit and struck back.
The crowd, in ugly mood, threw
rocks at the Americans who forced
their way into the clear.
American military police moved
into the crowd at it entered Hibaya
Park for a second rally. They ar
rested at least three Japanese be
lieved to have taken part in the
first affray.
The three put up stiff resistance.
Clubs and fists swung freely.
Another Japanese was pulled but
of a marching column when he
shouted an anti-American slogan
as he passed the military police.
Other Japanese tried to prevent
(See TOKYO, Page A-2.)
Russians in Shanghai
Estimated at 3,000
By U. S. Observer
Diplomat Links Presence
Of Soviet Airmen With
Formosa Propaganda
By L Edgar Prina
More than 3,000 Russians, most
ly Soviet Air Force officers and
technicians, had arrived in Shang
hai by early last month, a re
cently returned American diplo
matic observer said here today.
The informant linked the In
flux of Russians with stepped-up
Chinese Red propaganda calling
for the capture of Formosa. He
said he had seen 11 latest type
Soviet jet fighters in the air at
one time over Shanghai and that
“it was a reasonable inference
that Russian pilots were flying
He reported there were no signs
of leadership of an effective op
position, and that, despite all
hopes, there was no indication
of the development of Titoism
within the Communist Party.
“To ask whether Mao and his
horde are more Chinese than
Communist is to beg the question,”
he asserted. “The upper echelon
follows the Soviet line faithfully.
They won’t vary with the Krem
lin.” .
Opposes Recognition.
Taking sharp issues with sug
gestion that recognition of the
Communist regime by the United
States would solve the problem of
trade between the two countries
and lead to possible rapproache
ment, the observer declared:
"We have an object lesson in the
British who want to recognize the
Reds. The British charge d’af
faires has been cooling his heels
for two months in Peking without
getting any recognition. He is in
a humiliating, untenable and ex
tremely embarrassing position.
The Communists have refused to
negotiate with him.”
The Reds will seek deals with
the United States when they can
buy a particular product cheapest
here, he said. But as for general
trade, they are prepared for an
austerity program rather than
depend on imports from the West.
“Operating in a Vacuum.”
Declaring that “you simply
can’t negotiate with the Chinese
Reds—it’s like operating in a
vacuum,” the informant held that
there is little hope for nine Amer
ican businessmen who are being
kept as virtual hostages by labor
unions in Shanghai.
The authorities are backing the
union in their demand that the
(See SHANGHAI. Page A-S.)
U. S. Won't Use Veto
To Block Red China,
Lie Reported Told
Decision on Admission
Up to Council Majority,
Officials Here Say
By the Associated Press
Secretary of State Acheson is
reported to have assured Trygve
Lie that the United States will not
use the veto tp keep Communist
China out of the United Nations.
This restatement of American
policy appeared today to have
been the principal firm develop
ment in the meeting held by Mr.
Lie, the U. N. secretary general,
with President Truman and Sec
retary Acheson.
Diplomats familiar with the
substance of yesterday’s “confi
dential chats’’ indicated they pro
duced little in the way of definite
understandings promising to ease
cold war tensions. Mr. Lie, how
ever, was left with a free hand to
continue his efforts to find a way
out of the U. N. deadlock .
The impression among diplo
matic authorities following the
meetings is that Mr. Lie, on his
recent visit to Moscow and other
capitals, was given no commit
ments by Prime Minister Stalin.
jOn his return to Lake Success
last week the secretary general
expressed guarded optimism and
told reporters he found the Soviet
leaders still have faith in the
U. N.
soviet Attitude friendly.
This feeling, American officials
said, appeared based on a gener
ally friendly attitude shown by
Mr. Stalin and Andrei Gromyko
and Foreign Minister A. Y. Vi
shinsky. ,
The United States attitude on
the point of admitting Communist
China, which was restated to Mr.
Lie and Byron Price, his Ameri
can assistant, was thus outlined
1. The decision whether to ad
mit the Peiping regime in place
of the Nationalists is the most
urgent issue facing the United
Nations, in view of the Soviet bloc
walkout from U. N. agencies.
2. Until it is settled, Mr. Lie’s
proposal for periodic top level
meetings of the council to try to
settle some cold war issues is
largely academic.
Acheson to Report Tomorrow.
On admitting Communist China,
the United States will not veto a
decision by the Security Council
nor follow the Soviet walkout ex
ample. It will not “lobby” with
'other members to block the Peip
ling representatives and will ac
<See LIE, Page A-5.1
400 Planes, Including 75 Jets,
Believed Sent to Chinese Reds
By th« Associated Press
HONG KONG, May 30.—Mount
ing reports from South China
indicated today that an up-to-date
air force of perhaps 400 planes,
including possibly 75 jet aircraft,
is being added to the Communist
war machine.
The planes have been spotted
all the way from Shanghai to
Hainan Island off South China.
Estimates of Communist air
strength vary even-among foreign
ers whose job it is to know what
goes on behind the “Bamboo Cur
tain." Their guesses place the
Chinese Red air strength at 200 to
400 planes, of which 25 to 75 are
Along with the growing Chinese
Communist air strength come
these significant developments:
1. The Reds are building many
new air fields and reconditioning
old ones all along the China coast.
2. Jet planes have been repoivd
as far south as Canton. These
are described as Soviet LA-9s, DG
3s and YAK 15 models.
3. The newspaper Wah Kiu Yat
Po in a Canton dispatch quoted a
“Communist source as saying that
Liu San-pin, chief of staff of the
Chinese Red Air Force, and a
party of Soviet advisers had set
up headquarters at Amoy. Their
purpose, the Hong Kong news
paper said, is to supervise the air
reconstruction program in South
Air activity around Amoy, Swa
tow and Ningpo on the east coast
is not unexpected, since those
areas obviously are good spring
boards for the promised attack on
Nationalist Formosa.
But why are jet planes and
radar stations appearing as far
south as Canton and Hainan? Do
the Chinese Reds have something
more in mind than just Formosa?
Observers feel the answers are
not far off. .
* •
District to Speed
Slum Plan After
$2 Million Grant
Money Is Reserved
For Redevelopment
Of Sections Here
Definite plans will get under
way within the next few weeks
for use of a $2,250,000 Federal
grant to help finance slum clear
ance in the District, officials said
Designation of the substantial
reservation for the District was
announced today by the Housing
and Home Finance Agency. The
funds, available under the new
National Housing Act, were re
quested by the Commissioners 11
days ago.
The funds are not in form of a
final commitment, Federal officials
explained, since loan and grant
contracts under the act are
“signed only on the basis of spe
cific. approved projects.” The
reservation holds until July 1,1951.
Planners Must Give Approval.
However, Assistant Engineer
Commissioner Thomas J. Hayes,
3d, explained that the District
need only begin planning on a
project by that date, and that
“studies have been going on for
some time in possible areas” for
redevelopment here.
The money, if approved, would
be spent through the District Re
development Land Agency after
specific projects are approved by
the Commissioners and certified
to the land agency. First, the
projects must be approved by the
National Capital Park and Plan
ning Commission.
Col. Hayes said the matter “cer
tainly will be on the agenda” of
the planning group at its next
meeting June 15.
May Ask Advance Funds.
He added that the District also
may apply immediately for ad
vance “planning and survey”
funds, and noted that this might
be the first step. More detailed
plans then will be formulated by
the planning commission staff,
and referred to the commission
by its co-ordinating committee.
Col. Hayes said the $2,250,000
is all the grant money to which
the District is entitled through
June of next year.
me nousing act provided $1 bil
lion in loans and $500 million in
capital grants over a five-year pe
riod to aid communities in elimi
nating slums and blighted areas,
and making areas available for
slum clearance. Purpose of the
grants is to absorb up to two
thirds of the loss between resale
value of such land and the cost
of acquiring, clearing and pre
paring it for new uses.
Follows Congress Refusal.
There has been no determina
tion of the extent of District
participation in the loan provision
of the act for projects. Col. Hayes
The Federal agency stressed
that the funds set aside “are not
binding commitments to enter
into contracts for financial aids,”
and that to maintain the reserva
tions “definite steps toward meet
ing qualifications . . . must be
taken within six months.”
The Commissioners’ request of
the Federal allocation closely fol
lowed refusal of Congress to
appropriate funds for the long
planned Marshall Heights rede
velopment project.
The grant reservation for the
District was the 104th approved
by the housing agency, officials
said. The total of reserved grant
funds is $136,907,320.
Violent Holiday Deaths
Edging Near 400 Mark
By th« Associated Press
The Nation’s four-day Memorial
Day holiday week end reached its
peak today and the violent death
toll climbed higher and higher.
With today’s holiday count yet
to come, the accidental deaths
edged close to the 400 mark. The
toll in last year’s three-day Memo
rial Day week end was 413. '
Traffic was the biggest killer.
Accidents on the highway had
killed 258 persons. Fifty-five per
sons lost their lives by drowning as
millions flocked to lakes and re
sorts. Another 84 were killed in
miscellaneous accidents—fires, air
plane crashes, explosions, falls and
other mishaps.
The traffic toll was expected to
exceed the total of 290 predicted
by the National Safety Council for
the four-day period.
Major League Games
Washington at Phil’phia, (2), 1:30.
Boston at New York (2), 1:30.
Cleveland at Detroit (2), 2.
Chicago at St. Louis (2), 2:30.
At Brooklyn, Morning Game—
Philadelphia 030 010 011—
Brooklyn .201 000 120
Batteriea—Boberts and Seminick; Bar
ner. Fodbiela* <30 and Camaanclla.
Philadelphia at Brooklyn, After
noon Game, 3.
St. Louis at Pittsburgh (2), 1:30.
New York at Boston (2), 1:30.
Cincinnati at Chicago (2), 2:30.
Today's Home Runs
National League
Gollat, Philadelphia <2d), 2 on.
Sisler, Philadelphia (5th).
Campanula, Brooklyn (7^).
Memorial Day, 1950
Send a Kid to Camp
Your Gift Would Take 2 Boys
From Unsanitary Log Cabin
Twice $17.88 Would Offer More Normal
Life for Young Brothers for a Week
Atop a 17-foot bank sits an
ancient log cabin with a “con
demned” sign tacked on the door.!
The sign says the shack is “in
such unsanitary condition as to
endanger lives,of occupants.”
The occupants are a mother, j
father and four children, who!
live there because they haven't
found any placC else to go.
Every day, George, 10, and Billy,
9, mount the hill behind the cabin,
crawl under a barbed wire fence
and go down the hill on the other
side to get water from a neighbor’s
outdoor spigot.
They make the trip four or five
times a day, lugging 20 gallons
of water in tea kettles, cider jugs,
milk crocks, pans and buckets.
They dread taking baths, because
then they have to carry more
They’ve been doing that chore
since last November, when the
well water in the yard turned
yellow and the children com
plained of stomach aches.
The boys like to read, but they
can’t do that after dark because
the one dim kerosene lamp doesn’t
throw much light. Before the day
light goes, Billy sometimes draws
pictures. They are always pictures
of houses.
Without a radio, without any of
the other things that electricity
(See CAMP FUND. Page A-4>
East German Youths
March Home Again
From Berlin Rally
McCloy Terms Communist
Display Serious Show
Of What Reds Can Do
•y the Associated Press
BERLIN, May 30.—Weary young
Germans marched home today by
the hundreds of thousands from
the Soviet sector’s Communist
rally, leaving Berlin to worry
about its next crisis in the
cold war.
The dispersal of 500,000 Com
munist-controlled "Free German
Youth” (FDJ) got under way
with the same military precision
that they had shown in parading
last Sunday up the rain-swept
Unter den Linden amid Red ban
ners and cheers for Stalin.
The six-day program of ideo
logical indoctrination—almost like
mass hypnosis—produced its final
slogan last night when East Ger
many’s Communist Prime Min
ister Otto Grotewohl shouted to
torchlight processions in midcity:
"Our youth will one day tear
down all zonal barriers and re
store the unity of Germany.”
uut tne top slogan oi an, re
peated time and again by youth
ful German lips, was:
“We will fight alongside the
Soviet Union.”
“For peace,” they added.
Both Sides Claim Victory.
Both sides in this East-West
propaganda outpost claimed a vic
tory last Sunday. Then the 500,
000 paraded, but the previously
threatened invasion of Allied
occupied West Berlin failed to
The official Soviet organ, Taeg
liche Rundschau, claimed that
Germany’s younger generation
had been decisively won over to
the “international peace move
ment” sponsored by the Soviet
Union, and had been alienated
from the “western imperialist
The anti-Communist Daily Tel
egraf said “Berlin showed anew
(See BERLIN, Page A-5.)
Ontario Oil Depot Afire
NORTH BAT, Ontario (/P).—
A fire raged oat of control In
an oil storage depot here today.
Scores fled their homes when
explosions rocked the Imperial
Oil Co. property. Police feared
main storage tanks might blow
up and shower flaming fuel
over the community. ^
President Due to Ask
$1.2 Billion for Arms
Aid to 14 Countries
Figure Is Recommended
As Necessary to Bolster
U. S. Policy in Cold War
By John Scali
Associated Press Staff Writor
President Truman is expected
to ask Congress this week for
about $1,225,000,000 to finance
American arms shipments to 14
foreign countries.
The State Department and
Budget Bureau have recommended
this amount as necessary to
bolster American policy in the
cold war. The money would bo
for the fiscal year beginning
July 1.
Mr. Truman is scheduled to
submit the request to Congress
The sum is slightly less than the
$1,238,600,000 appropriated by
Congress last year for arms ship
ments to 13 friendly nations.
Billion for Atlantic Allies.
About $1 billion would go for
American military supplies to nine
Atlantic pact countries—Britain,
Prance. Italy, Belgium, the Nether
lands, Luxembourg, Norway, Den
mark and Portugal.
The remainder would be ear
marked for arms aid to Greece.
Turkey, Iran, Korea and the
Portugal is being included for
the first time among the Atlantic
pact recipients. Officials said small
amounts of naval and Air Force
equipment would be sent to the
Portuguese to help protect Por
tugal's strategic coastline and the
important Azores air bases.
Officials who have been drawing
(See ARMS AID, Page A-2.)
(J. S. Attorneys Report
Racketeer Tie-ins
To Florida Gambling
Information Parallels
Data Uncovered by
Senate Committee
By Miriam Ottenberg
The Justice Department is get
ting confidential reports showing
definite tie-ins between Florida
gambling operations and rack
eteers in New York. Chicago and
California, it was learned today.
That parallels the type of in
formation uncovered in Florida by
the Senate Crime Investigating
Committee which undoubtedly
also will tap Justice Department
So far, the Senate sources are
the records seized in a raid on
Gambler Frank Erickson’s New
York offices and the account books,
canceled checks and income tax
returns collected in the sudden
sweep into Florida.
The Justice Department’s sources
are its 93 United States attorneys
throughout the country who were
instructed last month to report
on the local activities and inter
state operations of known under
world big shots.
Told to Contact Field Offices.
These prosecutors were told to
get in touch with field offices of
other enforcement agencies such
as alcohol tax units, narcotics
units, customs and post office in
spectors, secret service and the
local police.
The Justice Department is now
combing through the material
produced by the United States at
torneys to decide what to do with
(See CRIME, Page A-2.)
33 Indianapolis Racers
Start in Ho! Sunshine
(Earlier Story on Page A-10.1
ty th# Associattd Pratt
Indianapolis Motor Speedway's
fabulous weather luck held again
today, with hot sunshine beating
down at the start of the 34th
annual 500-mile race. But threat
ening clouds hung in the south
The Mercury Pace car. with
Benson Ford at the wheel, pulled
away from the starting line at
10:55 a.m. (CDT) to lead 33 growl
ing racers on the first, un
counted lap.
Walt Ader’s crew had trouble
getting his Sampson Special
started, but he got away from the
starting line about half a lap be
hind the field.
Mauri Rose took the lead in
the first lap, with Pole Man Walt
Faulkner second and Freddy Aga
bashian third.
The attendance, never disclosed
by the speedway management,
appeared to be a little smaller
than usual. It has been esti
mated up to 200,000 at past races.
6 Youths Admit 55 Auto Thefts
In Six Months for Thrill Rides
Arrest of six Washington-area
high school youths who have ad
mitted the “thrill-ride” theft of 55
automobiles since last December
was disclosed by police today.
The six in almost boastful con
fessions. said they took the cars,
using stolen keys and ran them
until they ran out of gas, then
abandoned them, police said. All
have been recovered.
A Maryland State highway po
liceman, Corpl. Melvin Gent,
cracked the case Sunday when he
picked up one of ^he six in a
car which carried only one Mary
land license plate. Questioning|
disclosed the extent of their activ-!
ity and led to arrest of the
They were released to their par-1
ents and juvenile papers are to be;
filed against them, police said to
According to their confessions,'
they operated not as a gang, but
in pairs. With the keys stolen
from garages they would walk
arouhd until they found a car
which could be opened by the
keys, then drive it j^wty.
Truman Pleads
For Peace on
Memorial Day
Marshall to Deliver
Principal Address
At Arlington Today
On the green slopes of Arling
ton Cemetery—and all over th#
troubled world where the Nation *
fallen war dead He—Americans to
day are offering fervent prayer*
for divine guidance to the paths of
permanent peace.
President Truman sounded th*
Memorial Day keynote in a procla
mation calling on his fellow citi
zens to observe the hour beginning
at 11 a m. "as a period in which
all our people may unite in prayer,
each in accordance with his own
religious faith for divine aid in
bringing enduring peace to a
troubled world."
Spring flowers and small Amer
ican flags decorated the graves
of the war dead in Arlington and
other cemeteries in the Washing
ton area as memorial exercise*
got under way.
Truman Sends Simple Wreath.
The President's floral tribute to
the war dead—a simple wreath of
green palm leaves tied with a
roseatte of red. white and blue
ribbons—was placed on the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier by Capt.
Adam Eisenhauer, U. S. A., a
White House aide.
As Capt. Eisenhauer stepped
back from the gleaming whit*
marble tomb and saluted, a mili
tary guard came to attention and
the bufjle notes of "Taps" sounded
over the cemetery. Many in the
crowd of more than 3,000 who lost
loved ones in the war wept.
Later Capt. Eisenhauer. accom
panied by Capt. R. J. Davenport,
of thd 3d Infantry, placed similar
wreaths at the Confederate Monu
ment and the monument to th*
Unknown Soldier of the Civil War.
Marshall to Deliver Address.
Gen, George C. Marshall is
scheduled to deliver the principal
Memorial Day address at the Ar
lington Amphitheater at 1 p.m.
The program will be conducted
by the G. A. E. Memorial Day
Corp., in co-operation with veter
ans' organiaations.
First exercises at the Tomb of
the Unknown Soldier were held at
9:45 a.m. by the Fraternal Order
of Eagles. Wreaths were placed
by George T. Perry, president of
Washington Aerie 125, and Joseph
Sinagel of Alva Aerie 871, Alex
After President Truman s wreath
had been laid on the tomb repre
sentatives of more than two scora
veterans and patriotic organiza
tions massed their colors around
the final resting place of "An
American Soldier Known But to
God” while their official came
forward with floral tributes.
United Spanish War Veterans
and their auxiliary paid tribute
to fallen comrades at exercises at
i the Spanish War Monument in
(Arlington. Wreaths were placed
| by District Department Comdr.
Fred H. Husemen. Mrs. Grace M.
Alexander of Phoenix, Ariz., na
tional president of the auxiliary,
and Miss Grette W. Ludwig, pres
ident of the District Department
Johnson, Others Issue Statements.
Secretary of Defense Johnson
and the Chiefs of Staff of the
Army. Navy and Marine Corps and
Air Force Issued Memorial Day
Secretary Johnson urged the
Phils, Dodgers Tied,
in Crucial Game
ly th« Associated Pren
BROOKLYN, May 30—Tha
league-leading Phillies sought to
protect their half-game lead over
Brooklyn today as they met the
Dodgers in the morning game of
a morning-afternoon Memorial
Day double-header in Ebbets
The scoie was tied, 6-6, at the
end of the ninth inning.
Rex Barney, Dodgers fast-baller.
made his first start of the season.
He was opposed by Robin Roberts,
crack young Philadelphia right
The Dodgers got off to a two
run lead In the first inning. Biliy
Cox singled and stole second after
Roberts retired two men. Jackie
Robinson scored Cox with a
double to right and Robinson tal
lied on Carl Furlllos^double to
The Phillies went ahead in the
second inning on a three-run
homer by Second Baseman Mike
Goliat. It was Goliat's fifth of
the season. The drive landed be
yond the 351-foot sign In the left
field box seats, scoring Dick 8isler.
who had tripled off the top of the
scoreboard, and Dick Whitman,
who had walked.
Barney began the third inning
by walking the first two Phllltes
and was taken out in favor of
Bud Podbielan, who retired the
side after walking Roberta to fill
the bases.
The Dodgers knotted the score
at 3-3 in the third, when George
Shuba walked, stole second and
scored on Robinson’s single to left.
The Phillies forged ahead again
in the fifth, when Sisler hit his
seventh home run of the season
high over the scoreboard in right
center. ^

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