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Sunny, warm, humid; high in middle 90s today. Thunderstorms this evening, low tonight 72. Tomorrow fair, less warm. (Pull report on Page A-2.) Midnight, 75 e a.m. ___72 11 am. 87 2 a.m. ...73 8 am. —75 Noon-92 4 a.m-*12 10 a.m. —82 1 pm-93 Quid* for Readers! ru> Amusements B-15 Classified ..A-lt-U Comics_:A-tO-ll Crossword_A-JO Editorial _A-4 Edifl Articles. A-5 rm Lost and Pound. A-I Obituary _B-14 Real Estate _B-1-14 Radio _A-Jl Sports_ A-14-11 Society, Clubs A-S An Associated Press Newspaper 98th Year. No. 175. Phone ST. 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1950—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. CUT Rom* D*Ut*tt. D*Ut *»« Bu«d*T. SI 10 • Moots; *h*« » W prVTC »und*j*. SI 30. Nitht F)o*l Bduto*. SI 30 *nd S1.40 Mr Month. «* XO PLANE WITH 58 MISSING IN LAKES REGION Bidault Cabinet Falls; Blow to Pool Talk Seen Queuille Is Believed Likely Selection to Form New Regime By the Associated Press PARIS, June 24.—The govern ment of Premier Bidault fell to day on an issue of confidence. The defeat came in the midst of a portentous European coal-steel pool conference in which France has taken the lead. Some ob servers said the cabinet’s fall may be a blow to those negotiations. However, Foreign Minister Schuman, father of the Schuman plan for industrial co-operation, remains a prime candidate to re tain the Foreign Ministry in any succeeding government, unless his own party, Mr. Bidault’s Popular Republican Movement (MRP), decides against it. Former Premier Henri Queuille, Radical Socialist (moderate) whose government holds the post war endurance record in France 13 months—may be the choice to take the premiership. Mr. Bidault succeeded him in office last October. Vote Is 352 to 230. The vote against Mr. Bidault was 352 to 230. His own MRP and the Radical Socialists sup ported him against combined op position of Socialists, Communists and the extreme right wing De Gaullists. The vote was on the question which ordinarily would be a minor domestic issue. The government opposed a Socialist demand for wage increases under a ruling forbidding such appropriations without providing special funds. Mr. Bidault made it a broad issue of confidence in the whole government and the policies of the coalition cabinet. The So cialists heretofore have supported the coalition without Joining it in the cabinet. The net result of today’s vote may be new general elections in France this year instead of the regularly scheduled ones in 1951. This may come about if Mr. Bi dault’s MRP refuses to join a coalition with Queuille’s Radical Socialists. In that event Mr. Queuille could not command the necessary majority in the Na tional Assembly. MRP Might Benefit. New elections might benefit the MRP. The vote would be under the present complex system of proportional representation, which would give the MRP many more seats than if it were by districts. After the Assembly vote, Mr. Bidault and his cabinet presented their resignations to President Vincent Auriol, who accepted them. Mr. Auriol then called in the president of the Assembly, Edouard Herriot, and representa tives of the various parties, in cluding the Communists, to dis cuss the situation. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said that despite the fall of the cabinet, a meeting of the six dele gations discussing the coal-steel pool plan would be held today. Mr. Schuman remains foreign minister until a new cabinet is formed. The six nations are ex pected to recess their talks briefly (See FRANCE. Page A-3.) Driver Collapses and Dies At Car Wheel in Maryland A motorist identified by Prince Georges County police as John Allen, Riva Beach, Md., collapsed and died at the wheel this morn ing at Central avenue and Crane highway. Police said the man had halted his car for the intersection and apparently had just started up in low gear when he fell over the wheel. The motor choked and the car stopped, police said. The body was taken to Prince Georges General Hospital to be viewed by the coroner. Death ap parently was due to a heart at tack. police said. Bullet Strikes Man In Mouth, but Only Dents Upper Plate By tha Associated Brass BALTIMORE, June 24.—A bul let hit Morris Maisus in the mouth, but all it did was cut his lip and dent his upper plate. The bullet disappeared. Mr. Maisus didn’t worry too much about the lost bullet. He was too glad to be alive. The 65-year-old tavern owner told police a Negro liol4up man fired two shots at him last night, then sc.ooped about $100 from the ewh register and ran out. , ft 1 Fire Ball in Sky Over Wide.Area Points Finger at Jet's Pilot Texans, Alabamans and Men at Sea Report Meteor-Like Phenomenon at Same Time By th» Associated Press EL PASO, Tex., June 24.— People from Montgomery, Ala., to : Abilene, Tex., excitedly reported seeing fire balls in the sky last night—but the pilot whose jet plane might have caused the weird lights said he was completely in the dark about the phenomena. There was no way to be sure that the plane had anything to do with what many people saw, but the popular explanation seemed to be that the setting sun’s reflection on trailing vapor played a colorful trick on the fancies of spectators. Lt. James Bryant of Roswell. N. Mex., said he flew to Biggs Air Force Base here from Langley Field, Va., where he is stationed At no time, said Lt. Bryant, did he see anything unusual as he zipped along at 40,000 feet. He talked to a reporter after Biggs Field had first said infor mation about the jet’s flight was secret, then changed its official mind. Lt. Bryant said he didn't think his plane left a vapor trail, but if it did the settijjg sun’s rays re flecting on the vapor and the plane could have given the illusion of fire. But this left the question: How could people in Montgomery have seen the reflection at the same time as those in Dallas. Between those cities, all the reports of fiery phenomena came at about the same time, 7:40 p.m. (CST). Besides, most people said the (See FIRE BALLS. Page A-3.) Johnson and Bradley Return From Pacific; Will Call on Truman Defense Head Says He Has 'All Facts About Our Situation' There By John A. Giles Defense Secretary Johnson and Gen. Bradley returned today from a two-week Pacific tour during which they said they got ‘‘all the facts about our situation’’ in that area. Mr. Johnson said he would re port his findings to President Tru man next week. The four-engine plane carrying the defense chiefs landed at Na tional Airport at 11:11 a.m. after a non-stop flight from Anchorage, Alaska. Also aboard the plane was Col. J. Monroe Johnson, chairman of the Interstate Commerce Com mission, who had suffered a di gestive upset at Anchorage after a flight from Tokyo. Col. Johnson, who is 72, said here that he felt all right. MacArthur Won’t Return. Secretary Johnson told report ers that he and Gen. Bradley "got all the facts about our situation in the Pacific from our commanding officers all over that area” includ ing Gen. MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander in Japan. He said that his conversations with Gen. MacArthur were very satisfactory and that stories about the general returning to this country were "without founda tion.” The Defense Secretary described the defenses in the western Pa cific as "one picture from the standpoint of American security.” Silent on Details. He would not go into any de tails concerning his findings or possible recommendations to the President. He said his data first would be submitted for evalua tion to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, which Gen. Bradley heads, and the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force. “We had a busy trip with the minimum of social activity,” Sec retary Johnson said. “For in stance, five formal dinners were scheduled, but we cut it down to one.” Secretary Johnson and Gen. Bradley will leave tomorrow after noon for Norfolk, where both will speak before the Defense Depart ment’s Joint Orientation Confer ence composed of 60 selected ci vilian leaders aboard the aircraft carrier Midway. Immediately after the speech they will return to Washington. Mr. Johnson has been reluctant to discuss the conferences with Gen. MacArthur. But he did say last night at Anchorage that Oki nawa would remain a permanent bastion in the Nation’s Pacific Ocean defenses as long as the in (See DEFENSE CHIEFS, Pg. A-2.1 Shute Leads 1 Demaret, 1 Up, In PGA Play (Earlier Story on Page A-11.) By Merrell Whittlesey COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 24.— j Jimmy Demaret, three down to 45-year-old Denny Shute at the end of nine holes of their third round National PGA match today at Scioto, cut the margin to one after 12 holes by winning the 11th with a par and 12th with a birdie. Shute shot a 33 for the first nine while Demaret had a 37. Eddie Burke, who defeated Sam Snead yesterday, was five down after 12 holes to Texan Ray Gaf ford. Virginia’s Chandler Harper and Bob Toski both played the front nine in 3 under par 33 and were even at the turn. Harper was 2 down at the sixth, but birdied the seventh for a win, the eighth for a halve and won the ninth Jjirhen Toski 3-putted, after being partially stymied. Lloyd Mangrum held a 4-hole advantage over Chick Harbert after 12 holes. Fight Seen in Senate Over Pike Nomination To New AEC Term 3 Incumbents Are OKd Without Hearing; Block Laid to Hickenlooper By th« Associated Press A new Senate flare up over the Atomic Energy Commission ap peared to be brewing today around the figure of Acting Chairman Sumner T. Pike. Mr. Pike, nominated by Presi dent Truman for a new four-year term on the commission, got a sharp rebuff yesterday when his reappointment was held up by the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee. Senator McMahon, Democrat, of Connecticut, committee chair man, told the Senate the action was taken at the request of Sena tor Hickenlooper, Republican, of Iowa, the ranking Republican member, who has been a severe critic of past AEC operations. No Reason Given for Action. No reason was given for Senator Hickenlooper’s latest action. He commented in Des Moines: ‘‘I haven’t announced my personal position yet on the Pike nomina tion.” While Mr. Pike's nomination was held up, three other reap pointments were approved with out the formality of a hearing. 'They were: Gordon Dean of California for a three-year term, Thomas Mur ray of New York for a two-year term and Henry Dewolf Smyth (See ATOMIC, Page A-2.) Intruder in Queen Mary's Home Stabs Housekeeper Seven Times ly the Associated Press LONDON, June 24.—An in truder broke into 83-year-old Queen Mother Mary’s home early today, stabbed her housekeeper seven times and beat up the housekeeper’s helper. Queen Mary, asleep in another part of the house, was not disturbed. Scotland Yard arrested a 26 year-old Irish gardener named Gerald O’Brien and charged him with attempted robbery and as sault. The charge said: “Being armed with an offensive weapon, he did assault Alice Knight (the housekeeper) with intent to rob." O’Brien will be given preliminary hearing in Bow Street Court Mon day. Authorities at St. George's Hos pital said Mrs. Knight, 66, had seven knife wounds, apparently inflicted with a penknife. Her injuries were described as “quite serious.” Her helper, Mrs. Wini fred Ralph. 49, had two black eyes and other superficial in juries. Scotland Yard’s highest officials went into an immediate emer gency conference to discuss the apparent laxity of security ar rangements around the Queen’s home, Marlborough House, an old landmark built by Sir Christopher Wren. The intruder was believed to have scaled a vine-covered wall, Ihen entered the house through a window. He apparently prowled through several rooms but did not enter the Queen’s private apart ments on the second floor. What he was after was not certain. Marlborough House con tains one of England’s finest art collections. Nothing appeared to have been taken. i 9. ! jTruman Assails Aviation Critics' 'Foolish Fears' President Dedicates Friendship Airport To 'Cause of Peace' By W. H. Shippen Star Staff Correspondent BALTIMORE, June 24.—Presi dent Truman today welcomed the new Friendship International Air port into an air transportation system which, he said, has at tained its proper place in the Na tion’s economy despite “foolish prejudices artd fears” and the criticism of "mossbacks.” The President voiced faith in prospects for permanent peace de Text of President's Speech Dedicating New Airport. Page A-2 spite the “conflict which shakes the world.” And he expressed confidence the American econ omy “will continue to grow and expand” so that it can do its pari in maintaining the peace. He dedicated tyie airport “to the cause of peace in the world.” The “Flying President,-' with an air-travel record of 83,766 miles since he took office, left immedi ately after his brief address for s week end in Missouri with mem bers of his family at Independ ence and Grandview. On his re turn Monday he will have added 2,000 miles to his record. The crowd that witnessed thf dedication of the huge Friendship Airport got a thrill as the big t ■ .-.. —." 1 1 k I I White House plane Independence arrived under a bright sky with the President and his guests on the flight from Washington—Gov. Lane of Maryland and Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro of Baltimore. Mayor Takes First Flight. Although a vigorous aviation booster, who played a leading role in the development of Baltimore’s $15 million airport. Mr. D’Ales andro only consented to take his first flight today because of the President’s invitation. The President digressed from his text to comment on Mayor d’Alesandro’s first airplane flight. "I was most pleased to intro duce the Mayor of your great city to his first* flying experience,” Mr. Truman said. “I think he is going to like flying—in fact, he made me an offer to buy the Independ ence.” Feels Like Wright. Mr. D’Alesandro. in introducing the President, told the crowd, “I fell like one of the Wright broth ers. This is a great day for all of us. especially me. “This airport' will keep Balti more in the forefront of the trans portation industry and will mean as much to the development of commerce as our harbor and rail road facilities.” Dedicating the airport, the President said “Air transport is becoming more and more an es sential part of our way of living and the National economy. A great industrial and commercial city—such as your city of Balti more — will have increasingly greater need for facilities to han dle a growing amount of air traf fic. This airport will meet the need. It has been planned for the future.” The President disappointed Maryland political leaders by fail ing to suggest that Friendship might share the traffic now reach ing a saturation point at Na tional Airport. Friendship is about 10 miles southwest of Bal timore. Mr. Truman is said to be in sympathy with the Senate-passed bill to authorize a new airport for Washington within easy driv ing distance. Friendship, developed with $3 (See TRUMAN, Page A-3.) / Airport Firemen Get Workout as Gas Fire Envelops Buzz-Bomb Firemen had their first workout at tile new Friend ship International Airport, even before it could be dedi cated today, when a stubborn high-octane gasoline fire en veloped an Air Force buzz bomb. The half - hour fire was brought under control about 15 minutes before President Truman arrived. Ralph Grif fith, 18 - year - old volunteer fireman, was treated for eye injuries received when chem icals from an extinguisher splashed in his face. The Air Force’s version of the Nazi buzz-bomb was being demonstrated on a truck-trail er parked near the terminal building. Military police and firemen kept the crowd back j at a safe distance while there ! was danger of a gasoline ex j plosion. The bomb had no i war-head. Model Plane Show Tomorrow To Attract Crowds to Andrews New Bridge Expected to Prevent Traffic Jams; Parking Space Ample By Horry Lever Final preparations were com pleted today for the annual model airplane meet to be held all day tomorrow at Andrews Air Force Base. Indications were that the thou sands of persons expected to at tend the show would encounter few traffic problems now that the new South Capitol Street Bridge has been built. There will be plenty of free parking space at the scene of the show. The best w*ay to get to the air base is to drive south on Four-j teenth street N.W., to Mainei avenue S.W., down Maine avenue to M Street S.W., and along M 'street to South Capitol Street. Turn right there, and proceed over the South Capifol street bridge. About 250 yards beyond i the bridge, take a left turn. This road becomes the Military High way, a wide, modern road that runs right to the contest area at Andrews. At the left turn, motorists will see a sign pointing the way to Andrews. The base itself will have plenty of signs pointing to the model meet area, and Air Police will be on hand to offer any directions re quested. Those going to the field by bus will find full schedules in the box accompanying this story. The contest area is so large everybody will have a chance to see what is going on without any crowding, or inconvenience. The Air Police will be ready at the end of the show to direct (See MODEL PLANES, Page A-2.) Neely Denied Records Of Wire Tapping; FBI To Make Own Probe Secret Shimon Report Held Up 10 Months Before Step Is Taken By Miriam Ottenberg The Justice Department has re fused to give the Senate District Committee access to the Shimon report involving allegations of wire tapping, Committee Chair man Neely disclosed today. Senator Neely said the Justice Department explained the Federal Bureau of Investigation either has been or will be instructed to make its own wire tappipg investigation. The Senator said he had not asked the Justice Department why it had held the report for 10 months before bringing the FBI into it. The long-secret report on Police Lt. Joseph Shimon, former chief investigator in the United States attorney’s office, was prepared by police last September and turned over to the Justice Department. Those who have seen the report say it includes a statement by one of Lt. Shimon’s subordinates that he arranged for Howard Hughes' phone to be tapped during the Senate War Investigating Com mittee’s inquiry into Hughes’ air plane contracts. Last week Senator Neely asked Police Chief Robert J. Barrett for his copy of the report. Maj. Bar rett told the Senator that since it had been prepared for the Justice Department he could not release it without Justice Department permission. So Senator Neely asked the Justice Department to give Maj. Barrett that permission. That is what the Justice Department has now refused to do. Senator Neely said he would take the matter up with the com mittee at its next meeting to de termine what steps should be taken now to inquire further into the case without the report. Mrs. Roosevelt in Paris PARIS, June 24 (JP).—Mrs. El eanor Roosevelt arrived in Paris last night for a five-day stay that will include a luncheon Tuesday with President Vincent Aurlol. i Year's Hottest Day With High of 96 Predicted Here The hottest day of the year was in prospect for Washington today as the Weather Bureau predicted the temperature would soar to 96 degrees. At 1 p.m. the mercury had reached 93, equaling the year's heat record set on May 6. The humidity reached 46 per cent. The forecaster said thunder storms late today or tonight will bring relief. Tomorrow will be fair and not so hot or humid, the forecaster said. Dr. Conant Undergoes Emergency Operation ■y the Aisocioted Prm BOSTON, June 24.—President James B. Conant of Harvard Uni versity was reported in good con dition today after an emergency operation for acute inflammation of the intestines. Dr. Conant was stricken yester day shortly before his scheduled plane departure for Europe. He was taken to the Phillips House of Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dean A. Clark, hospital di rector. said Dr. Conant will require an extended convalescence. i . Richitt Case Settled, Police Say, by Report Calling lor Reprimand Recommendation Signed By 11 Inspectors Due To Be Submitted Monday Police officials were confident i today that the case of Capt. An thony Richitt has been settled by an inspectors’ recommendation that he be let ofT with a repri mand instead of trial board charges growing out of a dispute with Police Supt. Robert J. Bar-; rett. The inspectors to whom Maj. Barrett turned for “advice” last month, will submit to him Mon day a report signed yesterday by 11 of them. Two other inspec tors did not attend final confer ences this week, it was learned, i The report refused to go along with findings by Daniel B. Maher, former special assistant corpora tion counsel, that there was enough evidence to justify board; charges of insubordination, neg-j lect of duty, conduct unbecoming! an officer and conduct prejudicial1 to the reputation of the force, against Capt. Richitt. Maher Refuses Comment. Mr. Maher, who resigned June 15. indicated great Interest when informed of the report today, but said he would not comment. He declared that “my connection with the Richitt case terminated at that time and for that reason I don’t think I ought to say any thing.” Maj. Barrett, Capt. Richitt and Assistant Police Supt. Walter T. (See RICHITT. Page A-2.) Typhoon Near Okinawa Heads Toward Japan ly »h« Asiaciattd Pr*» TOKYO, June 24.—A typhoon moving 250 miles northwest of Okinawa today sent winds of 35 miles an hour whistling across that big United States air base south of Japan. Weather officials said the ty phoon was headed toward the southern Japanese island of Kyu shu but no damage was expected either there or at Okinawa. Winds in its center had dropped to 70 miles an hour. They were at 85. miles when the typhoon was first I spotted yesterday. Partial Passenger List By me Associated Prass NEW YORK, June 24.—Pas sengers aboard the missing North west Airlines plane Included: Mrs. William R. Frost, 29, Port land, Oreg. Kenneth Skoug, New York City. Mrs. Eva Wooley, Minneapolis. Miss Jo E. Long field, Billings, Mont. Joseph Sirbu, Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Hous ton, Tacoma, Wash. Thomas Hill, 25, New York City, former resident of Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. William H. Freng and a daughter, Barbara, 18, Rye, N. Y. Mr. Freng is a vice presi dent of the International Tele phone & Telegraph Co. Mrs. Peter Hughes, 50, New York. Miss Mary Keating, 24, Forest Hills, N. Y. Miss Frances McNickle, Huron, S. Dak. Leo F. Long, 47. Worcester. Mass. The Rev. Augustine Walsh, A member of the Mission Band of Friars of the Atonement at Gray moor, near Peekskili, N. Y. He was en route to Deer River, Minn., to preach there tomorrow. Dr. and Mrs. Leon M. Ajemian, New York. Miss Marian Frankel, Latrobe, Pa. Dr. A. E. Cardie, Minneapolis. Richard W. Thomson, New York. Miss Marie V. Rorabaugh, 66, Germantown, Pa. Miss Louise Spohn, Hartsdale, New York. Mrs. Oscar S. 8chafer and son,' John, 8, Port Chester, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Carl D. Schlach ter. -Upper Montclair, N. J. Miss Helen Mary Meyer, New ark, N. J. Miss Ellen Ross. 21, Clifton, New Jersey. t Mr. and Mrs. John Hokanson. their son. Tommy, 5, and daugh ter, Janice. 7, of Dumont, N. J. Alfred W. George, railroad trainmaster, Portlan<k Ore. 1 fhree Oil Slicks, Wreckage Seen Off Milwaukee No Survivors Sighted; Northwest Airlines Still Voices Hope BULLETIN MILWAUKEE. Wis. </Pv_ Lt. Harry MacDermaid, public relations officer in the search for a missing Northwest air liner. said today he had been informed that "unmistakable" wreckage had been sighted 8'* miles east of Milwaukee. fty tH# Allocated Prt»i MILWAUKEE. Wis . Jun# 24.— A big Northwest airliner with 88 persons aboard disappeared last night in a thunderstorm over Lake Michigan. Hours after dawn today, search ing planes and surface craft found two oil slicks and a little unidenti fiable wreckage on the lake's choppy surface east of Milwaukee. One slick was about 6 miles off shore, the other about 1 mile out. The search was concentrated near the one farthest from shore. But there was no actual trace of the big four-engined airliner or its occupants. The plane was en route from New York to Seattle. Fog which cut visibility to about 500 feet hampered the search by Army. Navy and Coast Ouard planes and surface craft from » 1 1 .. nil I Toll Could Be Worst In U. S. Commercial Aviation History ly tht AiitcicHifpriu If all aboard a missing Northwest Airlines DC-4 are lost, the tOR would be the most disastrous in American com mercial aviation history. The missing plane carried a crew of 3 and 55 passengers. The previous high was that of an Eastern Air Lines plane which crashed here November 1, 1949. killing 55 persons. The airliner was rammed by a fighter plane piloted by a Bo livian Army flyer. The heaviest toll in world heavier-than-air aviation his tory occurred March 12, 1950, when 80 persons died in the crash of a transport near Car diff, Wales. The plane was loaded with fans returning from a Dublin soccer match. ~oast Guard stations at Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee. The oil slicks were no conclusive ■vidence that the big plane had crashed into the lake. A tanker ir other lake ship might hava made it. nirmic 01111 nupriui, Nerthwest Airlines officials re fused to give up hope that tha plane may be safe. They said it Pad enough gasoline to fly as far is Billings, Mont. It was possible, they said, that the plane may have been thrown pff course with its radio out of ;ommission and gone into the Northern Wisconsin woods. Meanwhile searchers reported a third oil slick on the east side of the lake about 12 miles northwest )f Benton Harbor, Mich. Lake sailors have said oil slicks ara fairly common in the steamship anes, resulting usually from fuel Jil seepage of ships. But, if the big plane did crash nto the Lake, officials of the air line said, it could not stay afloat >ery long with its capacity load. Ran Into Thunderstorm. The Weather Bureau said tha New York to Minneapolis-bound plane encountered a heavy thun ierstorm and strong winds in tha Southern La'.e Michigan area at the time It last reported by radio (See PLANE. Page A-2.) 10 Die, 6 Escape in Crash 9! Plane on Madagascar By lh* Allocated Pr»«» PARIS, June 24.—The French lews agency said today two sol liers, survivors of a French mili ary plane crash on June 12, truggled into.a Madagascar vil age today and reported that 10 tersons had died and six escaped n the crash. The agency report from Tanan rive said the two soldiers had talked 12 days through jungle ountry to reach the village. Tha ate of the other four survivors ras not known. Search for the plane had con inued ever since It signaled ita Dcation on the morning of Jun* 2. Nothing more was heard from he craft. Search by air was tampered by cloud formations, leavy in that part of the world t this season. Ground searching «rties were unsuccessful.