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Urged for European Defense by Connally ly the AsMciottaj Prill Administration forces opened a drive today for Senate approval of a program which would place America’s most modern weapons —except atomic bombs—along the defense frontiers of Western Eu rope. Senator Connally of Texas had the job of guiding the *1,222,500. 000 foreign arms plan into its second year of operation. There was trouble aheao—mostly from Republicans. Major Points of Dispute. The major points of dispute were: < 1) A provision to give President Truman authority to hand over *122,250,000 worth of arms to any European nation whose defense he considers vital to the security of the United States. <2) An amendment which would permit the United States Govern ment to sell arms on credit to any friendly nation. (3) A proposal by Senator Lodge, Republican, of Massachusetts to permit Marshall Plan nations to draw on *5 billion of European re covery funds for military purposes. These funds are local currencies deposited by European countries to match recovery dollars. Two Senate committees strongly emphasized yesterday that new type weapons developed since World War n would go into Eu rope’s defenses. While many of these arms are not yet being produced in any numbers, the Senate Foreign Re lations and Armed Services Com mittees said in a report that new weapons capable of mass pro duction will make it possible to defend Western Europe without matching an invader division for division. Latest Equipment Vital. “Our armed forces and those of our partners must have well equipped forces available—men armed with the most modem weapons science can develop,” the committees said. Any show of weakness at this time, the committees argued, would be a confession “which the 8oviet Union would not be slow to interpret as an invitation to aggression.” Meanwhile diplomatic officials revealed today that 24 ships were on their way to Europe with arms for eight Atlantic pact allies. The officials said six vessels laden with 2.000 tons of equipment for Belgium were the latest to put to •ea. Besides Belgium, the ships are bound for France, Britain, Italy, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark and Norway. About 171,060 tons of modern American fighting equipment is scheduled to be in Western Europe by mid-July. —' . School for Secretaries Will Graduate 69 Tonight A class of 09 young men and women will receive diplomas at 8 • clock tonight at commencement exercises of the Washington School for Secretaries in the Shoreham Hotel. Miss Betty Cull French of 131 Chamberlin avenue, Chevy Chase, Md.. a Brown University alumna, has been named outstanding grad uate. Miss French completed the course in 31 weeks with a speed of 140 words a minute in shorthand and 80 wortls a minute in type writing, in addition to a straight A average in all other subjects. Honorable mention will go to Mrs. Urreiztieta Kadla of Hyatts ville. Miss Audrey Teele of 3713 Jenifer street N.W., Miss Florence Underwood of 3310 Eighth street N.E., Miss Diana Wallace of Bowie. Md., Mrs. Blanche Maxsell of 1630 U street S.E., Miss Mary Hackney, Miss Marion Virginia Engle, Miss Shirley Jean Heim burger and Miss Mary Ann Ba shaw, all of Arlington, and Mrs. Layne Allan of Alexandria. j Hague Accused of Getting Salary Kickbacks for Party By th« Associated Brass JERSEY CITY, N. J.. June 23 — A 123-page report prepared by his political successors yesterday accused the Democratic organiza tion of former Mayor Frank Hague of collecting nearly half a million dollars in salary kick backs. The report was gathered by City Auditor William A. Stern kopf, jr., at the direction of the New York City administration. It said that the Hague organiza tion took 3 per cent of all mu nicipal salaries to maintain its political war chest. Mr. Sternkopf recommended that the report be sent to the United States Senate’s special crime investigating committee and to the Federal and State attorney generals as well as the Hudson County prosecutor. The report said the salary kick backs went into the Democratic Party coffers and not' to Hague himself. Neither Hague nor his nephew. Prank Hague Eggers who had been groomed as his political suc oessor just before the machine fell apart last year, were avail able for comment on the kickback report. Catholic Charities Conference Set Here The 36th National Conference of Catholic Charities and the an nual meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be held In Washington from November S to 6, the Most Rev. Patrick A. O'Boyle, Archbishop of Wash ington, announced today. More than 2,000 delegates rep resenting 267 city-wide organiza tions will meet to observe the 40th anniversary of the conference’s founding. j CATNAPPER CAUGHT.—New York—Police work to extricate George Cowel, 54, from the 8-inch space between the dock and a concrete abutment of Manhattan Bridge into which he fell. Mr. Cowel rolled into the space after falling asleep on the pier. —AP Wirephoto. New Greenhouse Completed For Atom Research on Plants The Atomic Energy Commission and the Agriculture Department have completed an especially de signed greenhouse at the Plant Industry Station at Beltsville, Md., for studies which may unlock some of the secrets of plant growth. The Agriculture Department said the program is one of the important peacetime projects made possible by atomic energy. It said the research will provide new and valuable information on many fundamental aspects of soil and plant nutrition. The Plant Industry Station al ready has made studies using ra dioactive isotopes of phosphorus, which have shown how different crop plgnts make use of this ele ment in various types of soil. In these experiments the element, "tagged” with radioactivity, can be followed with a Geiger counter as it moves through the veins and cells of the plant. The new building, erected at a cost of $250,000, wiH permit ex pansion of the investigations. Ad ditional radioactive elements such | as calcium, zinc, sulphur, iron and cobalt will be used. The new building has features that mark it as especially designed for studies with radioactivity. In an underground room extending beyond the greenhouse proper is a partitioned section called the well, where cans of radioactive material are suspended for safety purposes. They are handled auto matically and by remote control. The resarch worker going to this area leaves his clothes in one room, passes through a shower stall into a second room, where he dons clothing to be worn in the "hot” section of the struc ture. In the greenhouse, there will be lead shields and long-handled tools for the workers. Special sinks are provided, from which contaminated wastes will be piped into a special container. There the water will go through an ion exchange system for the removal of salts. j* Blues I • Tans • Browns • Greys • Ticks • Overplaids • Window Panes I • Sharkskins • Stripes • Neat Checks m • And the New Cords ■ All the newest effects in crease- I resistant fabrics . . . principally the ■ incomparable Burlington Mills ® Fabrics. Regulars . . . Longs . . . Shorts • • • ■ Stouts . . . Sizes 34 to 48. ■ USE OUR CONVENIENT LAY-AWAY PLAN | 1 Navy Chiefs Deny Plan To Build Flush-Deck | Carrier Next Year The Navy’s top officials denied today published reports that the Department has been given the go ahead to build a new type flush deck carrier in 1951. Navy Secretary Matthews, de claring that the story had “no basis” added that it “hasn't been authorized, hasn't been discussed —there’s nothing whatever to the reports.” Admiral Forrest Sherman. Chief' of Naval Operations, said "this story is completely without foun dation.” Last year Defense Secretary Johnson abruptly ordered a halt in construction of a 65.000-ton flush-deck carrier after the keel had been laid. Carrier Issue Stirred Pretests. Mr. Johnson's action in ordering work stopped on the 65.000-ton carrier “United States” raised a storm of protest among Navy offi cials. Secretary of the Navy John L. Sulivan quit his job with a de nunciation of Mr. Johnson. The carrier issue later played a major role in the sharp attack launched against Pentagon poli cies before a congressional com mittee by a parade of Navy admirals. Admiral Louis E. Den feld. Chief of Naval Operations, was ousted following his partici pation in the affair. Admiral Sherman, who suc ceeded Admiral Denfeld, told lawmakers earlier this year that eventually flush-deck carriers would be needed to accomodate large planes. Existing carriers have an “island” superstructure rising on one side of the runway, limiting the size of the aircraft which can operate on the deck. Navy Modernisation Fund Voted The Baltimore Sun said last night that “the Navy has been en couraged to seek two of the rev olutionary new vessels next au tumn” as a result of “important economies in other naval projects.” It said one might be new and an other created from an existing vessel. Along somewhat similar lines, the Senate Armed Services Com mittee yesterday approved a *350 million Navy modernization bill. Already passed by the House, the measure would permit construc tion of 50,000 tons of new ships— including 10,000 tons of experi mental types—and the conversion of an additional 200,000 tons of existing craft. St John's Celebration Set The Metropolitan Baptist Church will hold ita 102d annual St. John's Day celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday in the church, 1225 R street N.W. The Rev. E. C. Smith, pastor, will preach. The event is in honor of Prince Hall Masons and Eastern Star mem bers. Six B-36s on Training Hop From California To Marshall Islands •y *• AhkwM Pwti HONOLULU. Jane 33—Six giant B-36 bombers tested their long reach with a training flight far out over the Pacific today, but engine trouble forced a seventh to turn back to Hawaii. The global bombers, last re ported north of Hawaii yester day. were on the great circle route which would carry them into the atomic proving grounds of the Marshall Islands. The seven bombers took off from the mainland yesterday bent on remaining aloft 38 hours be fore heading back and landing here this afternoon. An eighth flew here with spare parts. One of the seven ran into trou ble not long after the first 3.400 mile leg from the mainland to the Hawaii area had been com pleted. Pass 75 Miles From Hawaii. It was in a flight of six. A seventh, which took off hours later seems to be doing a flight by itself. The flight of six was reported by Hickam Field to have passed from 75 to 100 miles north of the islands in the afternoon. Then came the first trouble. Lt. George E. Cameron. Nowata, Okla., piloting one of the great six engined warplanes, saw the oil pressure drop suddenly in his No. 5 engine. At the time he was about 150 miles north of Honolulu. He said on his arrival that while the trouble was not serious he decided to head back for land lest serious trouble develop. That left five in this flight. It was not known whether the flight would be joined by the seventh B-36. which left the mainland five hours after the others had gone. This plane’s plans were not hinted. First Massed Overseas Flight. Brig. Gen. C. S. Irvine, com manding the operation, was riding in one of the six planes still aloft. The planes obviously are tak ing a long sweep out into the Pacific. It is the first massed overseas venture for these bomb ers with the 10.000-mile range. It is depicted officially as both a long-range navigational mis sion and as the most extensive training flights ever undertaken by the B-36. Lt. Col. John Bartlett of Fort Worth piloted the B-36 which flew here with four spare engines and other parts. It was he who flew the early-model B-36 from Fort Worth to Hawaii and return in 1948. Col Bartlett said he flew at 6,000 feet and averaged 200 miles an hour on the hop from the Fairfleld-Suisun base In Central California. American elevators in 1949 car ried 20 billion passengers up and down a total of 500 million miles. Unrepentant Sinner Faces Maximum of 320 Years in Jail •» m* AihcwM Srm* COLUMBUS. Ohio. June 23 — A prison sentence of from 18 to 320 years was meted out here yes terday to a 72-year-old ex-convict who boasted of his ability to pass forged checks. John V. King of Los Angeles pleaded guilty to 16 charges of forgery and two of shooting to wound. He was captured here last April 28 after shooting two constables as they sought to arrest him on a crowded city bus. King told Common Pleas Judge John R. King he had plenty of prison experience, including terms in Leavenworth and Folsom "I know my way into prison." he declared in scorning an at torney. "I don’t need a lawyer to help me get there." Turning to Judge King, the prisoner boasted. 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