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High in middle 80s followed by showers and thunderstorms today and tonight. Low about 68. Tomorrow cloudy, showers, cooler at night. (Pull report on Page A-2.) Midnight, 77 8 a.m. ...72 11 a.m. ...77 2 a.m. ...75 8 a.m. ...73 Noon_79 4 a.m-73 10 a.m. ...76 1 p.m_81 Guide for Readers r»*» | Amusements -B-16 Churches _A-7-9 Classified ..A-10-17 j Comics_A-1S-19 j Editorial .-A-4 Edit l Articles.. .A-5 i Lost and Found A-S Obituary _B-lt Radio _A-lt Real Estate B-1-1J Sports ... B-14-15 Society, Clubs B-14 An Associated Press Newspaper 98th Year. No. 161. Phone ST. 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1950—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. CUT Horn* Deliver?. Dell? end Sunder. *1 *0 e Month, when 5 K f’FVTK Sundays. SI.SO. Nifht Fine*Sditton. *1-30 end *1*0 per Month. ** -*•» MILK DRIVERS ON STRIKE. HALT DELIVERIES Forrestal's Role in Amerasia Case ( - • r Disclosed in Diary; Notes Show He Tried Only to Aid U.N. Talks - ■ < Secretary Sought To Notify Truman Of Arrest Plans By Cecil Holland Information has been found in the secret personal diary of the late James V. Forrestal dispelling the mystery of who reportedly sought to delay arrests in the 1945 Amerasia magazine case, it was learned today. The material will confirm re ports that it was Mr. Forrestal Gold to Be Returned to Brooklyn if He Wants Trial. Page A-3 himself, then Secretary of the Navy, who Intervened in the case to be sure that President Tru man was fully informed of the matter and not, apparently, with any intention of delaying the ar rests. The data, it is expected, will be made available Monday to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcom mittee looking into the Amerasia case as part of its investigation of charges of communism in the State Department. Feared Truman Embarrassment. It will show: 1. Mr. Forrestal acted on his own initiative and from the high est motives since he feared arrests at that time in the alleged theft of classified Government documents would “greatly embarrass” Presi dent Truman in his dealings with Russia during the critical days during Which the United Nations was being established at the San Francisco Conference. 2. Mr. Forrestal telephoned FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and urged him to have Tom Clark— then in charge of the the Justice Department's Criminal Division and now a Supreme Court justice —see that the President was “in full information of all the facts in the matter as well as their impli cation.” 3. That Mr. Forrestal said he directed James K. Vardaman, then the White House naval aide, “to see that the President was in formed on the matter.” Informed of the notes in Mr. Forrestal’s papers, Mr. Vardaman, now a governor of the Federal Reserve Board, stood by his em phatic statement earlier in the •eek that he “had nothing what See COMMUNISTS. Page A-2.) Army C-47 Hits Barracks At Tulsa; 3 Critically Hurt ly th« Associated Press TULSA, Okla., June 10.—An Army C-47 plane carrying 18 per sons crashed into an aviation school's baracks on a takeoff this morning, injuring three per sons critically. All those hurt were employes of the Spartan School of Aero nautics and were in the three buildings sheared by the plane’s wing after it ripped through a fence at the end of a runway. Its impact with the fence, soft ground beyond the runway and prompt action by the airport fire crew probably averted a greater casualty toll. The injured were Alma Puckett, 61, and Amuel A. Kerr, 59, both of Tulsa, and J. W. Long, 67, of nearby Sand Springs. The plane’s tail came to rest against a fourth barracks in which 60 men were sleeping. Several Negro soldiers who were passengers on the ship said it arrived here last night from Wichita, Kans. It was taking off for Scott Field, 111., when it crashed. The Changing South —An Era of Progress Big changes are occurring throughout the South. In dustrial and economic prog ress has been phenomenal. The Negro is discovering new dignity in first-class citizen ship. Associated Press Staff Writer Bern Price recently made a tour of investigation through the Southern States. The first of a series of 12 articles result ing . from this survey appears in The Star on Monday. The first installment features in terviews with Dr. Preston Valien of Fisk University and Ernest Neal, director of the Rural Life Conference, Tuske gee Institute. Don’t miss “Hie Changing South—An Era of Progress” in The Star beginning Monday. Phone Sterling 5000 for home delivery. j Senate toVote on Rent Monday; Cain Holds Floor for 12 Hours Senator Cain, Rqrablftipii, of Washington sips a welcome cup of coffee after 12 hours and 8 minutes of speaking against extension of rent .controls for another year. —AP Photo. By J, A. O'Leary The Senate agreed early today to take a test vote on rent control Monday, after one of the longest sessions in recent years. The sleepy-eyed lawmakers headed for their homes at 3:40 a.m. from a session which began at 11 o’clock yesterday morning when Senator Cain, Republican of Washington began a filibuster to try to force the House to act ahead of the Senate on the rent measure. Although Senator Cain did most of the talking, he is not alone in his opposition to another exten sion of Federal rent control and the vote Monday may be close. The wiry, West Coast Repub lican alternated on coffee, milk and chocolate as he held the floor from 2 minutes before noon (See SENATE, Page A-2.) Remington to Quit Job Monday to Defend Self Against Charges New York Arraignment Is Slated Next Week on Perjury Indictment William W. Remington will quit his job as a Commerce Depart ment economist Monday so he can devote full time to defending himself against perjury charges. The 32-year-old Government employe will be arraigned in Fed eral Court in New York Monday on an indictment charging that he lied when he told a special grand jury investigating subver sive activities that he had never been a member of the Communist Party. Mr. Remington submitted his resignation in a letter yesterday to Secretary of Commerce Sawyer. It will be effective as of “the close of business Monday." Two weeks ago, Mr. Sawyer asked the $10,000 a-year economist to resign for “administrative” reasons, but he refused. From his home in Cincinnati, Mr. Sawyer told aides by tele phone that he had no comment. Lee Also Under Fire. The resignation will end depart ment efforts to oust Mr. Reming ton from his job on maladmin istration charges. He had just been given a postponement until June 19 to answer the charges. Mr. Sawyer has contended that the ouster proceedings “in no wise intended to reflect” on Mr. Rem ington’s loyalty. Similar proceedings have been instituted against Michael E. Lee. another $10,000 a year official of the department’s Office of Inter national Trade. He has been under congressional lire for some time. Mr. Lee, who also refused to resign, charged yesterday that Mr. Sawyer had decided to oust him in order to avoid a congressional investigation of the department. He said the department was hin dering his chance of clearing his name since an investigation of his loyalty would be dropped if he resigns or is fired. Mr. L* was accused before a Senate com mittee of being a poor security (See REMINGTON. Page A-3.) Truman Joins Buddies Of Wartime Battery As 'Capt. Harry' Hours 0/ Fun Precede Foreign Policy Speech At St. Louis Today By Joseph A. Fox Star Staff Correspondent ST. LOUIS, Mo.. June 10.— President Truman today turned back the clock and for a few hours again became "Capt. Harry" Tru man of D Battery, 129th Field Artillery, as his comrades of T7 joined with other units of 35th Division in the annual reunion of the outfit which saw service in both World Wars. A battery breakfast launched the crowded program. The windup comes this after noon (4 p.m., EDT) when the President delivers his second foreign policy speech in two days, at the dedication of the Jefferson memorial project on the Missis sippi River front. Returning to Capital Tonight. In between, the President was to review the divisional parade hiking over part of the route him self if he conforms to custom— take part in a battery business (See TRUMAN. Page A-2.) Mangrum Takes U. S. Open Lead WiihSubpar69 Harrison, Off Poorly, Rallies for 73 and Is in Second Place (Earlier Stories on Page B-15.) By Merre!l Whittlesey Star Staff Correspondent ARDMORE, Pa., June 10.—Lloyd Mangrum staged a brilhant third round finish in the National Open golf championship today at Mer ion to take a temporary lead at the three-quarter mark with a one-over-par count of 211. Man grum had 69 this morning. Dutch Harrison, halfway leader with 139, was off to an atrocious start, taking a double-bogey 6 on the first hole and missing par again on the third and fifth to go four over. But at this point the big fellow pulled himself to gether and played the next 13 holes In one under par for a 73, and was in second place behind Mangrum with 212. Meanwhile, two of the three players who tied at 140 at the end of 36 holes had gone to the clean ers. Johnny Bulla ran into a 7 on the par-4 15th and dropped far back with 78 for 218, while Julius Boros, after playing the out nine in 36, went to pieces coming back for a 77 and 217. Ferrier Shoots 36. Jim Ferrier, the third player deadlocked at 140 entering today’s final rounds, played the front nine in even par 36 and needed par on the back nine to take the lead. But par on the back nine often is wishful thinking, as starting with the 14th hole the next five are long, tough and heart-break ing. A milling, almost unruly gal lery of more than 5,000 dodged scattered raindrops and bucked oppressive heat following the day’s top twosome, Ben Hogan and Cary Middlecoff. Hogan, in fifth place with 141, but only two shots be hind Harrison starting today’s round, was out in 37, but knocked in birdie putts on 10 and 11 'to get back under par. He went over on the 12th and 13th, how ever, and needed par from that point to tie Harrison at 212. Middlecoff started with a birdie and then posted 12 consecutive pars, and standing on the 14th tee he needed par to tie Mangrum for the lead, with Ferrier, of course, having a chance to pass both. Snead Draws Big Gallery. Strangely enough, Sam Snead, with only a miracle chance of winning, drew the second biggest gallery of the day. Snead became the first player in the tournament to reach the 595-yard fourth hole in two shots, but his bogeys more than offset his birdies and going ; into the last three holes he was two over par. This is one Open I he won’t lose in the last round, as it’s already too late. Mangrum, who had earlier rounds of 72-70 over the par 36 34—70 course, sank birdies on the 11th, 15th and 16th today. He went over on the sixth, when he three-putted for a five, and on the par 4 10th, when his tee shot was trapped. Johnny Palmer of Badin, N. C., (See GOLF, Page A-2.) Send a Kid'to Camp Hard-Working Children Earn Chance for Fun This Summer Making a hard lot more pleas ant is the chosen job of a pint sized trio. Margie, Sally and Jim know they don’t have as much as other kids. They aren’t complaining. They’re trying to make things better. Since her mother isn’t well, Margie, 12, does all the cooking. She’s a good cook, too. She runs the one-room basement home, parceling out chores to her younger brother and sister. The youngsters go about their work in silence. They know their father has to sleep all day to hold his night job, even if it is only a temporary one. Jim, 10, gets odd jobs. The com ] petition is stiff because lots of lit ■ tie boys are looking for grass to 'cut and gardens to weed. Every quarter or 50 cents that iJim is paid is turned over to his mother. ( It goes to buy him clothes. Right now he’s working for new shoes. His one pair has worn out. Sally, 0, is being taken in tow by Margie. She's learning to cook, sew end wash clothes. Margie, Sally and Jim never seem to run out of smiles. They never seem to lack for ideas of doing something nice. Nice things like the time Mar gie took the money for a blouse (See CAMP FUND, Page A-3.) To Be or Not to Be—That Is the Question East Reich Buys 50,000 Tons Of U. S. Potatoes at lc 100 Lbs. Purchase Is Linked With Crop Shortage and Story That America Spreads Potato Bugs By th« Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany, June 10.—Communist-dominated East ern Germany is getting 50,000 tons of surplus American pota toes, paying 1 cent a hundred, weight for them. East Germany, normally a big potato producing area, has a shortage this year. Two weeks ago East German Communist authorities complained in loud and aggrieved topes that the United States wras scattering potato bugs from airplanes to de stroy the East German potato crop. American officials just shook their heads in amazement. Today it come out that East Germany has concluded a secret deal for the purchase of the 50,000 tons of American potatoes for $10,000. That’s a good price—a penny per 100 pounds. House wives in New York pay between 5 and 6 cents a pound. This seemed to back up an American theory propounded after the potato bug story started—that East Germany is facing a severe crop shortage in what once was Germany's lushest farm country and is trying to cover up. (In Washington, officials of the Agriculture Department confirmed that a sale of 1 mil lion bags of surplus potatoes, of 100 pounds each, has been made (See POTATOES, Page A-2.) More State Policemen Ordered to Enka Plant After New Violence Autos of Workers Leaving Tennessee Factory Are Reported Attacked By th« Associated Press MORRISTOWN. Tenn., June 10.—State Highway patrol rein forcements were ordered to the strikebound American Enka Corp. rayon plant today in the wake of new violence called “the worst yet” in the 10-week-old dispute. The company said automobiles of workers leaving after the mid night shift change were waylaid by a mob of “75 to 100.” One car was overturned, a man was injured and a procession of about 12 automobiles was stoned while halted by a barricade, according to T. W. iserman of New York, a company lawyer on the scene. The incident followed by less than eight hours the withdrawal of the last 100 or more than 300 National Guardsmen sent here May 29 to preserve order following other flareups. At Nashville, State Adjt. Gen. Sam T. Wallace said he was told all available highway patrolmen were being rushed to the Morris town area to supplement the eight patrolmen assigned here. He es timated the number of reinforce ments at 35. A highway patrol dispatcher at nearby Kingsport, Tenn., said 15 men from that divi sion had been ordered here. Local 1054 of the CIO union struck after six weeks of contract negotiations. The 700 hourly paid employes demanded benefits and a 23-cent hourly increase above the current $1.32 average wage. The company offered the equiva lent of 10 cents. Filipino Cabinet Cancels Italian Firm's Contract By Hw Associated Press MANILA, June 10.—The Philip pine cabinet yesterday canceled a $5,750,000 contract previously awarded an Italian firm for con struction of fertilizer and power plants on the southern island of Mindanao. 9 Cabinet action followed recom mendations of a live-man investi gating committee. The commit tee said the contract should be declared invalid because com petitive bids had not been asked. Washington Man, 22, And Virginia Trucker Die in Auto Crashes 5 Others Are Injured In Early Morning Maryland Accidents A Washington man, off on a week-$nd fishing trip, was killed early today when his automobile struck a pole on the MaNboro pike in Forestville, Md. Two companions were Injured, one critically. Half an hour later, only a few miles away, a Virginia truck driver was killed and three other per sons were injured in a head-on collision. Killed in the first accident was James L. King, 22, a District gov ernment employe. He and his wife made their home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee D. King. 1223 G street S JE. Randolph H. Brown, 27, of 1^07 I street S.E., was critically Injured. Both of his legs were broken and he received numerous other frac tures, it was reported at Casualty Hospital. He had not recovered consciousness. In Fair Condition. Samuel Longley, 24, of 1328 Eleventh street S.E., suffered cuts on the forehead, chin, elbow and other undetermined injuries. His condition was regarded as fair. Casualty attendants said. The head-on crash of an auto mobile and a heavily loaded lum ber truck cost the life of William (See ACCIDENTS, Page A-2.) Forest Fire Threatens Town in Newfoundland By tfco Associated Press ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, June 10.—Weary fire-fighting crews worked doggedly today in an attempt to control Newfound land's worst forest fire, eating toward the fringes of the northern part of Lewisporte. There was almost a flat calm as workers made a desperate ef fort to stop the blaze, which could devour the town of 1,500 and reach its big gasoline depot sup plying nearby Gander Airport. It was a race against time be cause the weather office predicted freshening winds late this after noon. Mrs. Vandenberg, 67, Dies in Family Suite At Wardman Park Michigan Senator's Wife Was in Failing Health Several Years Mrs. Arthur H. Vandenberg, who gave up her own career to mother her husband’s young children, and to help him become one of the most prominent Senators, died early this morning in the family suite in Wardman Park Hotel. She was 67. Mrs. Vandenberg’s health had been failing in recent years. Both she and her husband had been under treatment at Georgetown Hospital, where the Michigan Sen ator underwent several operations-! She had two major operations in 1947. A former newspaperwoman, I Mrs. Vandenberg found time from her many duties as the wife of a leading Senator to hold a full- i time Job with the Red Cross dur- j ing the iast war. She was a former chairman of the University of Michigan Alum MRS. ARTHUR H. VANDENBERG. —AP Wirephoto. nae Association, and led a $1 mil lion drive for a women’s league building at the university. * Mrs. Vandenberg, the former Hazel Whitaker of Fort Wayne, Ind., was the Senator’s second wife. They were ‘married June 14, 1918, a few years after the death of his first wife. The oldest of the Vandenberg chidlren was only 8 at the time, and Mrs. Vanden berg became a second mother to them. Arthur, jr., the eldest, is now with the Rockefeller Development Corp. in Brazil, and the two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bailey and Mrs. Elizabeth Pfeiffer, live in Grand Rapids. While Mrs. Vandenberg was active in furthering her husband’s, status, she once told her friends, when it appeared he might win the Republican nomination for President in 1948, that she hoped he would not win that honor. Had Behind-the-Scenes Role. For more than two decades Mrs. Vandenberg played an important behind-the-scenes role in the Washington life of her husband. Her helpfulness and influence embraced the part of a charming, popular hostess, but it also went far beyond that. 8he was many (Bee MRS. VANDENBERG. A-2.) i Nine Dairies Hit; Supplies Stop to Homes, Stores Consumers Can Buy Only From Stocks in Groceries Now A strike against nine major dairies in the Washington area began shortly before noon today, halting deliveries to homes and stores and threatening to reduca wholesale deliveries to tjie dairies. The dairies hit are* Chestnut Farms. Embassy. Harvey's, Lu cerne. Model Farms, Richfield, Thompson's. Wakefield and Alex andria. The strike applies to approxi mately 1.650 milk drivers as well as other employes of the nina dairies. The only employes un affected. it was explained, are a comparatively few clerical and supervisory workers of the various companies. Many drivers were out on their rounds when the strike was called, and its full effect waa not expected to take hold until tomorrow. The public still can buy milk aa long as present stocks are avail able in retail stores. Mr. Baker noted also that consumers in soma instances might be able to buy milk direct from farmer producers. That, however, might raise soma question as to whether such pro ducers are equipped, from a health standpoint, to supply any larga quantity ol milk for lmmediata consumption. Conciliation EfTorU Fail. A last-minute effort by Henry P. Baker of the Federal Media tion Conciliation Service, to get an agreement between representa tives of the dairies and local 248 of the Milk Drivers and Dairy Employes' Union broke down at an hour-and-a-half session at the Wardman Park Hotel. Members of the union early this morning at a meeting in Turner's Arena rejected what was de scribed as the management’s final offer. They authorized the Execu tive Board to call a strike "at any time" after 12:01 am. today. Mr. Baker persuaded the ne gotiators to meet with him again. When they came out of the ses sion at the hotel, however, he announced that no agreement had been reached and that the union officials had notified the member ship that the strike "is on as of now." Union officials, grim-faced as they left the negotiating session this morning in the Wardman Park Hotel, made no comment either on the breakdown of the talks or the "strike strategy" they intend to follow. Hospitals May Be .Supplied. Harry J. Marx, president of Local 246, said earlier this week that in event of a strike the union would see to it that milk was made available to hospitals, orphanages and similar institutions7 and to military installations. He also promised that milk would be made available to persons whose doctors certify it is necessary for health reasons. Mr. Baker disclosed, however, that there was no mention of this during the negotiation confer ences. He and several of the rep resentatives of the dairy compa nies said they did not know what the union will do about allowing drivers and other employes to <See MILK, Page A-2.) Dairies in Pittsburgh Supply Only Hospitals Sy Anocicit»d Pr.n PITTSBURGH. June 10.—Hos pitals, orphanages and homes for the aged are about the only places where milk is being delivered to day in Pittsburgh and nearby communities. A strike of 3.250 milk and dairy workers has cut off other deliver ies to some 2.5 million Western Pennsylvanians. After the walkout at midnight Thursday the Allegheny County Medical Association made a spe cial arrangement with the striking AFL Milk and Ice Cream Driver Salesmen and Dairy Employes. Local 205, to provide milk on an emergency basis for babies' formu las, invalids and others. Main issues in the strike are wages, commissions and vacation improvement, an industry spokes man said. Although exact contract de mands have not been disclosed, the union says it wants a 40-hour week instead of the present 48 hour week with no reduction in pay. British Troops Ambushed SINGAPORE, June 10 UP).—Six British soldiers were killed and three wounded today in an ambush sprung by 40 Communist terrorists in the Ampang area, outside Ipoh in Perak State. Malaya. One Communist was slain in the en counter.