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Weather Forecast
Cloudy, high in low 80s today. Fair to
night, low 66. Tomorrow sunny followed
by increasing cloudiness. (Full report on
Page A-2.)
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2 a.m. --.70 8 a.m. ---71 Noon-76
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WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1950-SIXTY-FOUR PAGES.
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3 Men Are Shot
At Textile Mill;
Glass Shattered
60 to 75 Reported
Gathered Near Gate
Carrying Weapons
By the Associated Press
MORRISTOWN, Tenn., June
22.—Three men were wounded by
gunfire at the American Enka
Corp. today and two hours later
a barrage of gunfire shattered
windows in the strike-harassed
rayon producing plant.
Gunfire erupted at 7 a.m. dur
ing a change of shifts at the plant,
scene of recurrent disorders since
the CIO Textile Workers Union
Local 1054 went on strike March
28 in support of a wage increase
and other benefits.
Three men were felled in to
day’s firing.
The rattle of gunfire was heard
again shortly after 9 a.m. when,
plant officials said, bullets appar
ently were fired from a highway
leading to the main gate. Win
dows were shattered by these slugs
but no one was injured.
State Police Rush to Scene.
An official said at the time of
the second outbreak about 60 to
75 men were milling around the
gate armed with rifles, shotguns
and pistols.
The State Highway Patrol im
mediately sent 70 heavily armed
patrolmen with gas bombs speed
ing to the trouble center.
In Nashville, the State adjutant
general’s office said a number of
high National Guard officers in
East Tennessee had been alerted
for possible strike duty. They
were told to stand by.
Gov. Gordon Browning, who
once before called out the militia
to patrol the plant, was in Wash
ington today for the Governors’
reception being given by President
Truman.
Only Gov. Browning could give
the order for the National Guard
to move.
No Deaths Confirmed.
When Brownnig called out the
troops previously he was criticized
by CIO Chieftain Philip Murray
for using the troops as ‘‘strike
breakers.’'
Last Friday a Senate Labor
Subcommittee composed of Sena
tors Humphrey, Democrat, of Min-'
nesota and Murray, Democrat, of
Montana, held a hearing here on
the general strike situation.
Onfc report received by high
way patrol headquarters in Nash
ville, apparently erroneous, said
two men had been killed today.
There was no confirmation of this
report from any source.
State Safety Commissioner Sam
Neal and Patrol Capt. W. T. Shel
ton started here from Nashville by
automobile. Other details of pa
trolmen were rushing toward
Morristown from Knoxville. 40
miles to the west, and Kingsport,
60 miles northward.
Morristown, a city of 8.000, is
an industrial and agricultural
center in a tobacco area 42 miles
east of Knoxville.
Worker Returns Fire.
The patrolmen have orders to
disperse strikers milling about the
gate of the Enka plant, 7 miles
from here. The pickets reported
ly had barricaded the gates with
automobiles.
The shooting broke out as three
workers attempted to cut across a
field to avoid the picket line to
report for the early morning shift.
Their cars were halted and bul
lets were fired as they'fled the
machines.
William McGinnis was shot in
the leg and head. He was brought
to a hospital, where his condition
was reported as critical.
Victor McDaniel and James Mc
Canney suffered superficial flesh
wounds:
Mr. McGinnis told Joe Q.
(See ENKA, Page A-5.)
Chief of East Reich
Police Dies at 49
Sy *H« Asseciottd Pratt
BERLIN. June 22.—Kurt Fischer,
49, Communist chief of East Ger»
many’s police, died today. The
West charges his force actually is
an army of 40,000 men.
The East German government’s
Information Ministry announced
Fischer’s death occurred in a
sanitorium and said it was due to
* heart ailment. The uniformed
black-booted forces which Fischer
headed have been described by
Western powers as a Moscow-in
spired illegal German army and
their dissolution has been de
manded.
Deserters have testified that the
forces Fischer built up are trained
with infantry weapons and armor
in contravention of all agreements
for Germany’s demilitarization.
Comunist officials said Fischer’s
death is “a heavy loss to the
(East) German democratic repub
lic.” Plans were made to give
him a state funeral.
Fischer was a Moscow-trained
Communist who became mayor of
Dresden in the Russian zone in
1945 and rose quickly in the Ger
man Communist hierarchy. He
was minister of the Interior be
fore he was appointed chief of
the new "People’s Police” last year.
Murphy Now Griffith's Partner
After Buying 40% of Nats' Stock
Georgetown Graduate
Declare; He Has No
Associates in Deal
By Francis Stann
Henry Gabriel Murphy, 46, for
mer graduate manager of ath
letics at Georgetown University
and now an insurance broker, to
day became Clark Griffith’s new
major partner in the Washington
baseball club. (
To the unveiled delight of the
81-year-old president of the Nats,
Murphy telephoned Griffith from
New York to confirm that he had
purchased 40.4 per cent of the
club’s stock from John J. Jachym
of Jamestown, N. Y., who sold his
7,851 shares after holding them
only six months.
Murphy will become second
vice president of the Nats and a
member of the Board of Direc
tors, Griffith said, until the an
nual stockholders’ meeting next
January. "Then we probably will
appoint officers on a permanent
basis,” he added.
Calvin Griffith, adopted son of
the Nats’ president, will be first
vice president, at least until the
meeting.
In his offices, Griffith read the
following prepared statement:
“I was delighted to have a phone
call from Gabe Murphy telling me
tf. GABRIEL MURPHY.
that he was the man buying the
Jachym stock. He assured me
that he was coming in on a friend
ly basis and would support the
present management of the club
to the fullest extent.
*‘I—in. turn—told him that a
special Board of Directors meeting
would be held, at which time he
would be elected an officer of the
club.
“Gabe Murphy is a very fine
young man and I have known him
(Continued on Page C-l, Col. 7.)
Coy Promises Senate
Probe of Broadcasts
Of Racing News Here
Hunt Makes Demand as
Kefauver Group Opens
Its Public Hearings
By Miriam Ottenberg
Senator Hunt, Democrat, of
Wyoming, today demanded an in
vestigation of racing news broad
cast on Washington stations to
determine if they are in the public
interest.
Senator hunt made the de
mand of Federal Communications
Chairman Wayne Coy as the
Senate Crime Investigating Com
mittee, of which Senator Hunt
is a member, opened its public
hearings into interstate crime op
erations.
Mr. Coy promised to put investi
gators to work immediately.
There were these other develop
ments:
1. Mr. Coy told the committee
there is a strong possibility that
the Continental Press Service is
violating anti-trust law by main
taining a monopoly over racing
news distribution over the whole
country. He recommended a Jus
tice Department investigation.
Western Union Mentioned.
2. Chairman Kefauver offered
to turn over to the FCC informa
tion collected by committee in
vestigators in St. Louis on an
allegation that Western Union
employes are profiting by bookie
operations.
3. Mr. Coy declared that “close
scrutiny” should be given to the
purchase of 18,000 shares of West
ern Union stock by William
Molasky of St. Louis, part owner
of Pioneer News Service of St.
Louis, which gets its racing news
from Continental.
Broadcasts of race results by
Washington stations came into
the hearing when Senator Hunt
complained that every time he
turns his radio on in the after
noon he is continually barraged
with racing information.
Will Get Sponsor Data.
At Senator Hunt’s request, Mr.
Coy agreed to supply the names
of sponsors of racing information
newscasts and how much the spon
sors pay for this time.
Earlier, Mr. Coy told the com
mittee “it was strange” that Con
tinental Press Service should be
“insulated” from criminal prose
cution as a monopoly.
He said if Continental is violat
ing anti-trust laws, the matter is
-—
(See CRIME. Page A-5.)
Fugitive From Crownsville
Found Cycling on Highway
» ly th« Auociotcd Prtii
I CROWNSVILLE, Md.. June 22.
—John Henry Ford, 25, who
escaped from Crownsville State
Hospital yesterday, was picked up
this morning and returned to the
hospital for the criminally insane.
Ford was picked up at 5:50 a.m.
on the highway near Waterbury,
not far from Crownsville, by
County Officers Roy Johnson and
Joseph Vassford. He was riding
a bicycle he apparently had found.
The colored fugitive, convicted
of a holdup in Baltimore and sent
to the hospital, pulled a knife on
Dewey T. Hopgood, a Crownsville
attendant, as Mr. Hopgood was
escorting him from a group
therapy session back to the ward,
the hospital reported.
Then he raced from the yard
and into the woods beyond the
hospital. It was his fourth escape
j attempt.
Hospital Superintendent Jacob
Morganstem said he would rec
ommend that Ford be sent to
Maryland penitentiary. Ford was
sentenced in 1946 to 42 years after
he was convicted of eight armed
robberies. He has made three
trips from the prison to the hos
pital.
A
Attlee Asks Commons
For Confidence Vote
On Pool Plan Policy
Seeks Unqualified Support
For Decision to Stay Out
Of Conference in Paris
By th« Associated Press
LONDON, June 22.—Prime Min
ister Clement Attlee called on
Parliament today for a vote of
confidence In his Schuman Plan
policy.
Mr. Attlee and five of his min
isters laid before the House of
Commons a motion asking un
qualified support of the govern
ment’s decision to remain out of
the six-nation talks in Paris on
pooling Western Europe’s coal and
steel industries.
The motion was signed by Mr.
Attlee, Deputy Prime Minister
Herbert Morrison, Foreign Sec
retary Bevin, Sir Stafford Cripps,
Chancellor of the Exchequer;
Philip Noel Baker, Minister of
Fuel ftnd Power, and George
Strauss, Minister of Supply.
The motion by Mr. Attlee and
his ministers is in the form of
an amendment to a motion sub
mitted two days ago by Conserva
tive Leader Winston Churchill
and Liberal Party Chief Clement
Davies. Debate opens Monday
and the vote is expected the fol
lowing day. %
Labor Has Majority.
A government defeat would
mean dissolution of Parliament
and new general elections. Labor
has a working majority of eight
in the House, with some members
on the sick list, but government
circles expect some Conservatives
will abstain from voting.
Britain stayed out of the cur
rent Paris talks on the Schuman'
Plan because of aversion to com
miting herself in advance to the
principle of a high authority over
coal and steel whose decisions
would be binding.
The Churchill-Davies motion
asks the government to join the
conference while reserving the
right to ignorse decisions con
sidered impracticable. The gov
ernment amendment would
change the motion to an indorse
ment of Mr. Attlee’s position.
Pans Conference Weighs
Europe Parliament Plan
PARIS, June 22 (JP).—Delegates
from six European nations studied
French proposals today for a Eu
ropean Parliament to control their
cdal and steel production.
The Parliament was the key
stone of a French plan for the
West European coal-steel merger
i which French Foreign Minister
Robert Schuman has recommend
ed as a means of preventing fu
ture wars.
The six nations—France, Bel
gium, the Netherlands, Luxem
(See POOLING, Page A-5.)
Senators to Probe
Primary Spending
ly lh* Auociattd Pr«s«
Senator Gillette, Democrat, of
Iowa said today Senate in
vestigators will cheek numerous
complaints of “alleged huge ex
penditures” in at least four Sen
atorial primary races.
He said the complaints involve
campaigns in North Carolina,
Florida, Pennsylvania and Illinois,
and other undesignated states.
Senator Gillette is chairman of
the Senate subcommittee on priv
ileges and elections, which has
the duty of policing this year's
election of 36 Senators.
In a statement, Senator Gillette
said his group “is willing and
ready to investigate and report
m any specific complaints on
matters which come within its
Jurisdiction.”
GAO Unfreezes
Promofions for
U. S. Workers
Decision Reverses
Earlier Opinion;
Many Affected
By Joseph Young
The General Accounting Office
today ruled that Government de
partments and agencies have the
right to promote employes be
tween now and the end of the
fiscal year on July 1.
There has been a semi-freeze
on Government promotions dur
ing the last month as a result of
an earlier GAO informal opinion
that promotions could not be
made.
The GAO ruling today declared
that promotions may be made if;
the agencies desire. In changing
its earlier view, the GAO found
the emergency "continuing” reso
lution approved by Congress last
month to assure regular paydays
for Government workers during
June -did not contain any general
restrictions against promotions.
Only One Office Restricted.
The GAO in its ruling said the
restriction against promotions in
the emergency resolution applied
only to the Office of the Housing
Expediter.
The continuing resolution for
Federal agencies was necessary as
a result of last year’s Federal Pay
Reclassification Act which left
the bureaus short of funds. And
Congress has not yet taken ac
tion on the deficiency measure
containing the funds for t*he in
creased salaries resulting from
the act.
Federal officials said the GAO’s
decision today will affect a ‘‘con
siderable number” of Govern
ment workers whose promotions
have been held up for nearly a
month due to the Semi-freeze.
Some Promotions Made.
In addition, a few agencies al
ready have gone ahead and made
the promotions, with the under
standing that if the GAO ruled
they were illegal, the promotions
would be revoked. Today’s rulingv
upholds these promotions.
Another possibility is that the
GAO ruling will authorize promo
tions to continue during the
month of July, while the 1951 one
package appropriations bill is
tied up in Congress. Another
continuing resolution will be need
ed to assure regular Federal pay
days and other Government oper
ations during July. The GAO
ruling on this month’s continuing
resolution may very well apply to
July in regard to the right of
making promotions, officials said.
Ex-Wife of Earl Beatty
To Wed Mining Executive
•y th« Associated Press
LONDON, June 22.—John Gor
don Baragwanath, New York
mining executive and writer, and
Virginia-born Lady Beatty, ex
wife of Earl Beatty, filed notice
today of their intention to marry.
At the Westminister register of
fice, Mr. Baragwanath gave his
age as 61 and Lady Beatty said
she is 42. They said the marriage
will take plage “soon” at London’s
Caxton Hall. It will be the third
for each.
Mr. Baragwanath's second wife
was the noted illustrator, Neysa
McMein. Lady Beatty’s marriage
to the Earl in 1937 was her second.
She divorced him in 1945.
She described herself on the
register today as the former Mrs.
Dorothy Carlotta Sands, daugh
ter of T. S. Power of Virginia.
Mr. Baragwanath has headed
the engineering departments of
various American mining firms,
written "All That Glitters,” a
Broadway play of 1938; “Farewell
to Panama.” a novel that same
year, and various other fiction.
Canal Area-Dragged
For Missing Swimmer
Rescue workers today dragged
the channel of a feeder dam to
the C. & O. canal near Brookmont
for the body of Vito Antonio
Procaccino, 19, of 932 Fourth1
street N.E., who disappeared early
today while swimming.
Lloyd Pearson. 19, of 9231
Twelfth street N.E., told police he
saw Vito swept around a bend.
He said he ran alon£ the bank
but could not find his friend.
The two youths had bicycled
to the canal to go swimming about
7 a.m. The Pearson youth said
he dived first into the water, and
swam diagonally across to the op
posite shore. Vito then dived into
the water to join him. Instead,
Vito appeared to be moving with
the swift current. Thinking his
friend was swimming, Lloyd did
not become alarmed until the
Procaccino youth disappeared
around a bend.
The dam takes in water from
the Potomac River and feeds it
into the canal. It is about 20
feet deep. The canal is about
30 feet wide where the youths
went swimming.
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Truman Says Party Will Elect
Ohio Senator Despite Lausche
Also Predicts Victory in Missouri;
Entertains Democratic Governors Today
By Joseph A. Fox
President Truman declared to
day that the Democrats would,
without doubt, elect e Demo
cratic Senator in Ohio this fall.
He said this in spite of indications
that the State’s Democratic Gov
ernor, Frank J. Lausche, might
vote for Senator Taft for re-elec
tion rather than his own party’s
candidate, State Auditor Joseph
T. .Ferguson.
The President's comment was
made at a news conference in
Gorornon Veto Thanks for Achtson's
"Frank" Talk. Fagt A 3
which he also predicted victory for
his party in Missouri’s senatorial
fight and repeated that he ex
pected to do considerable travel
ing when the campaign gets into
full swing.
Mr. Truman’s views on the Ohio
situation were prompted by a re
quest for comment on Gov.
Lausche's statement on the race
in his State.
The Governor told reporters at
the White Sulphur Springs Gov
ernors’ Conference that he would
vote for Senator Taft if he felt
that would best serve the interest
of the Nation.
The President first refused to
comment on Gov. Lausche's “in
decision”—as a reporter put it—
and then was asked how he
thought the Lausche stand would
effect the Democrat’s chances to;
unseat Senator Taft.
Firmly the president retorted
that the party would elect its
candidate without any doubt.
“How would you vote in Ohio?”
a reporter asked. Mr. Truman
said that he would vote the
i straight Democratic ticket.
The President, responding to
(See GOVERNORS. Page A3.)
Deficiency Bill Passed
By Senate, Including
6.8 Million for D. C.
Action Also Expected
This Week on District
Rent Control, Budget
The Senate quickly passed today
a $660.3 million deficiency bill to
run numerous Federal agencies for
the remainder of the current fiscal
year, including about $6.8 million
for the District Government.
Most of the District items are
to cover pay increases voted earlier
in this Congress. The only city
items the Senate added to the
House bill were:
To hire substitute teachers in
connection with a new sick-leave
law, $160,000; miscellaneous ex
penses of Municipal Court, $8,200.
One of the chief Federal items
added by the Senate was $20 mil
lion for the Air Force to continue
the construction of an Air En
gineering Development Center in
Tennessee. The bill goes to con
ference for adjustment of Senate
amendments.
' May Act on Rent Control.
The Senate also may act today
to extend District Rent Control
beyond June 30. It may take up
the city’s 1951 budget by the end
of the week despite pressure of
national measures.
In the rent bill, the task of
deciding tf there is to be any reg
ulation after next December may
be assigned to the Commissioners.
The Senate District Committee
recommended Tuesday that Dis
trict controls be continued from
June 30 to next January 31. and
that the new Congress decide
then if there should be any fur
ther extension. The situation
changed suddenly late yesterday,
when Senator Cain, Republican,
of Washington, most vocal Con
gressional foe of any more rent
controls, sponsored a six-month
extension plan for the District.
Under this plan, rent controls
here would die at the end of the!
year, unless the District Commis- j
sioners declared, before Decem
(See D. C. BILLS, Page A-3.)
She Was Trying
CLEVELAND, June 22 (JP).—
After a 19-block chase in which
he hit 60 miles an hour on his
motorcycle and blasted his siren
all the way. Patrolman Robert
Barens caught up with a woman
driver on Chester avenue yester
day. Her explanation: "My gosh,
officer, I was trying to get out of
your way.”
Truman Remains Opposed
To 70-Group Air Force
President Truman today reiter
ated his opposition to a 70-group
Air Force, declaring the country
couldn't afford it.
A news conference rep&rter, re
calling the President’s previous
opposition, said that-the 70-group
issue was again up in Congress
and he wanted to know how he
felt about it.
Mr. Truman said he is opposed
to an Air Force of any size for
which the country cannot pay.
Scaffolding Breaks,
3 of 4 Save Selves
Four boilermakers fell from a
smokestack scaffolding in Alexan- i
dria ‘today. Three managed to
break their falls, but one, who
dropped 50 feet, was critically in
jured.
The men, all employes of the
Cannery Construction -JbW., Phila
delphia, had just begun work on
a scaffolding inside *• smokestack
at the VirginiaJQgctric & Power
/Co., when a hobr snapped.
John Hill, 30. was taken to
Alexandria Hospital in critical:
condition.
His foreman. W. J. Bryant, 42,
of 424 Earl street, Alexandria,
jumped for a ladder as the 10
foot scaffolding gave way. He
then lowered himself by rope to
the injured man, and tied him to
a sling. Mr. Hill, unconscious,
was raised to the top of the stack
by the Alexandria Rescue Squad
and lowered on the other side.
The other two men, who
dropped 10 feet before grabbing
the scaffolding chains, were:
Frank Halat, 30, of Plymouth. Pa.,
and L. A. James, 45, of Lynch
burg, W. Va.
Kirk Touring Siberia,
Will Visit Lake Baikal
By the Associated Press
MOSCOW, June 22.—American
Ambassador Alan O. Kirk, tour
ing Eastern Siberia, expects to1
visit the Lake Baikal region to
day. an Embassy spokesman said.
The spokesman said Admiral
Kirk’s trip will encompass some
5,000 miles, longer than any pre
vious American envoy to Russia
has ever taken within the Soviet
Union.
Patton Grave Decorated
LUXEMBOURG, June 22 (/P).—
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, accom
panied by American Minister
Perle Mesta, laid a wreath on the
grave of Gen. George 8. Patton,
jr., at the American military
cemetery at Hamm today.
Dairy Inspection Rules
Modified Temporarily
To Boost Milk Supply
Hearing on Sterilization
Methods July 10 Could
Void Action, However
BULLETIN
Representative Miller. Repub
lican, of Nebraska introduced a
bill this afternoon to repeal the
present District milk law and
substitute for it a provision ad
mitting to the District milk from
any part of the country con
forming to sanitary require
ments of the United States Pub
lic Health Service.
The Commissioners cleared the
way today for from 300 to 500
milk producers in this area to get
Health Department approval for
shipping to the Washington mar
ket.
The city heads approved, on a
temporary basis, a recommenda
tion that producers using chemi
cal sterilization methods be made
eligible for permits if they qualify
otherwise. At present, steriliza
tion must be by steam methods, j
A public hearing has been set
for July 10 at the District Build
ing on new regulations covering
milk production. The question of
steam or chemical sterilization is
due to come up then. If witnesses
opposed to chemical sterilization;
could convince the Commissioners;
that it is not a good thing, today’s
temporary ruling in favor of the
chemical process could be thrown
out.
The move today was requested;
by Attorneys Robert E. Lynch and;
John F. Hillyard, representing
three leading dairies Independent
of the Maryland and Virginia Milk
Producers' Association. They are
Embassy, Wakefield and Highland
Farms dairies.
20.000 Ciallons to Be Cat Off.
Mr. Lynch urged immediate ac-1
tion on the sterilization provision:
in view of the Impending cut off,
July 1 of milk importation from
farms not inspected by the District!
Health Department.
The end of the wartime measure
instituted in 1942 permitting milk
importation will cut off about
20,000 gallons of milk daily.
The Commissioner’s action came
as a mid-Western dairy co-opera
tive manager told a Senate Agri
culture subcommittee that "un
fair pricing” by the Government
in Eastern markets was driving
Western dairy farmers to ruin.
James M. Punderson, general
manager of the Rochester (Minn.)
Dairy Co-operative, said Western
producers have been cut off from
their traditional markets in the |
East because high prices stemming
from Federal milk marketing
orders, have produced surpluses
in the East.
Prices Controlled Indirectly.
Washington has been without a
Federal order for many years but;
its prices have been indirectly i
controlled by the Virginia Milk ;
Commission. Western producers, ‘
the witness told the committee |
studying the Washington and na
tional milk marketing situation, *
(See MILK, Page A-6.)
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Philip Relieved of Post !
On Ship to Return Home '
ly rtit Attoclotad Pratt
LONDON. June 22 —Prince *
Philip is being relieved as first
lieutenant of the destroyer 1
Chequers and is returning here on 1
dome leave next month, the Ad* 1
miralty announced today. 1
Princess Elizabeth, his wife, is
•xpecting the birth of their second 1
:hild this summer. <
Prince Philip is scheduled for
reassignment as commander of <
-he destroyer Magpie later this 1
rear. , ]
Service Denies
Sabotaging U. S.
Policy in China
Reports Were Aimed
At Resisting Reds,
He Tells Probers
BULLETIN
Senate Investigators today
produced a document, seised in
the 1945 Amerasia raids, which
referred to information re
ceived from John S. 8ervice on
two "top secret" wartime mes
sages from President Roosevelt
to Chiang Kai-shek.
By Cecil Holland
John S. Service. State Depart
ment foreign service officer, today
denied under oath the charges of
Senator McCarthy. Republican, of
Wisconsin, that he had sabotaged
American policy in China.
He appeared at a public hearlnf
of a Senate Foreign Relations sub
Partiol T**l Seme* Ttjtimvny
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committee investigating Senator
McCarthy’s charges of communism
In the State Department.
Mr. Service told the committee
that his reports to the State De
partment from China "were de
signed to prevent the collapse of
Chiang Kai-shek's government and
to resist the domination of China
by communism.”
Mr. Service in his prepaged
statement defended and explained
his contacts with Chinese Commu
nists. particularly while he waa
a member of a mission of Army
intelligence teams that went to
Yenan. in Chinese Communist
territory. In June. 1944.
Appears at Own Request.
Mr. Service, a slender and quiet
spoken career officer who has •
spent many years In China, ap
peared in the public hearing at
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JOHN S. SERVICE
Testifying today.
—AP Photo.
his own request to Ianswer the
McCarthy charges. The Wiscon
sin Republican had charged him
in open hearings with being "a
foreign associate and collabora
tor” of Communists.
Appreciated Dangers.
“Senator McCarthy has charged *
that I have been in the Far East
trying to turn the whole business
over to Russia,” Mr. Service tes
tified. “Actually, as my reports,
written from China dearly indi
cate. I had a full appreciation of
the dangers of Russian domina
tion and sought means of pre
venting such domination.”
He said it was “my misfortune
to become innocently Involved” in
the Amerasla case through supply
ing legitimate background infor
mation for writers and others con
nected with the magazine, an ob
scure publication, now defunct,
(See COMMUNISTS. Page A-4.)
Rent Control Extension
Passes Both Houses
•y ttw Auwtatod Pfin
A bill extending Federal rent
Jontrois until December 31 aped
h rough Congress late yesterday.
President Truman was expected
-o sign it promptly.
Acting with unusual speed, the
Souse sent the conference agree
nent on the bill to the Senate
>n a 176-to-l45 vote, and the
Senate five hours later completed
ongressional action by approving
t, 40 to 34.
The measure fell well short of
Resident Truman's specifications
or a one-year extension without
iny restrictions. However, law
nakers had no doubts that Mr.
rruman would sign the bill rather
han let the present curbs die on
rune 30.
The bill extends controls for an
idditional six months and
rives municipalities the option of
etaining them for still another
;ix months..
It also gives counties the right
o decontrol their
trees.
In contrast to the long Senate
Icbate on the original bill, there
vaa none on the conference re
mit

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