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Latest U. S. Weapons
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.
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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.
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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. I can pass a
bum cheek faster than you can
cash your pay-check "
Floods Ravage Ecuador
All rail and most road trans
portation was completely tied up
for aix weeks by swollen river*
and landslides in the interior of
Ecuador
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