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Stewart Will Race
Wilbur Shaw in Finals at Akron Some flashy Soap Box Derby racers are showing up for pre race inspection at the National Guard Armory this week, but few compare with Jimmy Stewart’s “Shooting Star.” The Hollywood actor, a racing enthusiast, has his gravity-pow ered car ready for a special race at Akron, Ohio, just before the national finals of the Soap Box Derby there August 13. He will race Wilbur Shaw, three-time victor in auto races at Indianapolis. Mr. Shaw, too. has constructed a special ear for the race. The race between the two ce Derby Guide The Event—A coaster race for boys 11 to 16. in which contestants drive cars of their own building. Place—Pennsylvania avenue 8.E., between Branch and Alabama avenues. Time—9 am. Saturday, July 8. A parade of contestants will precede the race, which will continue throughout the day. The final heat, pitting the Class “A” cham pion against the Class “B” champion, will be about 5 pm. Sponsors — The Star and Chevrolet, in co-operation with the District Depart ment of the American Legion. Bus Transportation — The Hillcrest bus, Route C-6, of the Capital Transit Co., leaving Seventeenth street and Pennsylvania avenue S.E., which can be reached by streetcars on Routes 30 and 90 and B-2 buses. Washington, Marlboro & Annapolis buses, leaving from 403 Eleventh street N.W., also pass the course. Broadcasts—On - the - spot broadcasts from the finish line can be heard on WMAL, The Evening Star station, at 9 a.m., 11:45 am., 2:15 p.m., and the champion ship race at approximately 5 pm. lebrities is an added incentive for boys racing in the Washington Derby Saturday. The Washington champion will be able to see the special race during his three-day trip to Akron for the national finals. A battle of words now is raging ■ wiiDur snaw, in nis "secret weapon" Derby car, snakes, hands with Clark Gable, who is wishing Shaw good luck in the race. between the actor and the veteran race driver. They are as earnest about their race as are a host of Washington boys 11 to 15 who are making final plans for the Derby here, to be held on Penn sylvania avenue SB. between Branch and Alabama avenues. Both Mr. Stewart and Mr. Shaw are Soap Box Derby en thusiasts. Mr. Stewart’s car is described as a “jet job.” The “jets” are tubes running from front to back of the car. He says they will let air pass through the car instead of holding it back. Mr. Shaw’s car is less ornate, but he says it is a “secret weapon” in Derby racing. He issued a challenge to all comers recently, and Stewart is the first to accept. “Shaw says the race will be for the ‘oil can’ trophy,” Stewart retorted, “so I might as well add that to my collection of awards— it will look pretty good next to the Oscar. “I’ve won and lost many races in the films, but that was ac cording to the script; and if Wil bur Shaw of the speedway thinks his ‘secret weapon’ car can breeze by me, he’s got wind in his racing helmet, for I plan to follow the script to the letter of this match race.” Informed sources say Shaw’s car has four stack-like objects pro truding from the rear, but that's all they know. Shaw said he designed the car after watching the Soap Box Der by finals last year. “I’m amazed at the speed kids get out of their cars striotly from the pull of gravity,” he said in his challenge. “If I don’t prove any thing else, I hope to demonstrate an adult can do as well as a youngster both in driving skill and car development." The two foes have asked to use the famous cement speedway at Derby Downs in Akron for the race. Plans for the special runoff are now under way. Thieves Steal House Built For Man's Retirement ly th« Associated Press FANTANA, Calif., July 5.— Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of a house. Twenty-one years ago Paul An dreae, jr., now a farmer near El linwood, Kans., built a sturdy two room garage house here in his spare time. He hoped some day to retire and return to Southern California to live in the house. But last week his sister, Mrs. Doris Taylor of Beverly Hills, Calif., came out to take a look at the property. She didn’t see much. “There were just two little cor ners left,” she commented. Mrs. Taylor said neighbors told her the house disappeared, piece by piece, over the years. One neighbor said that a truck came along in the daytime once and left with the roof. 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The heating is controlled by outside and indoor thermostats, the out door thermostat is a weather an ticipator, sensing changes in out door temperatures and signalling the heating plant to get into ac tion before indoor changes occur. 24 States Have Taxes On General Admissions CHICAGO. — About half the States tax general admissions, but at rates which are only a small fraction of the federal tax of 20 per cent. Four States have a 10 per cent tax—Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. Twenty have rates of 3 per cent or less. Czechs Get More Books; Now 7 Per Reader PRAGUE.—Fifty-seven million copies of books, or about seven books per reader, were issued In 1949 in Czechoslovakia. In 1937 the average edition ran to about 2,971 copies. In 1949 editions averaged 13,079 copies. Huk Chief Still Alive, Philippine Paper Says •y th* Auociotcd Prau MANILA, July 5.—A Filipino publisher wrote today that he had talked with Luis Taruc, head of the Communist-led Hukbalahaps, and published pictures to prove it. Manuel P. Manahan, publisher of the Tagalog-language news paper Bagong Buhay, said in a story written for his own paper and the Manila Times that Taruc, often reported dead, is "very much alive and just as active as ever.” Pictures on the front pages of the Times and Bagong Buhay showed Taruc reading a recent edition of the Times bearing a banner headline "Truman Okays Use of Troops.” Filipinos who know Taruc agreed the photo graphs were genuine. Mr. Manahan wrote that he was approached by an old man silently and without explanation led him to a rendezvous in the Sierra Madre Mountains. There, he said, Taruc reiterated his oft-announced declaration of espousal of Communism. He told Mr. Manahan that rumors that he had broken with Mariano Balgos, Philippine Communist Party leader, were “pure fabrication.” 3 Peruvians Arrested In Plot to Kill President •y the Associated Press LIMA, Peru, July 5.—Police said yesterday that three persons they identified as members of the out lawed Aprista Party had confessed plotting to kill President-Elect Manuel Odria. Police identified the three as Helmo Gonzales, Tomas Gomez and Alejandro Vera and said they had been arrested. They said the three admitted the plot, which also included firing the National Election Board building and the Colombian Em bassy. It was timed for July 27— eve of Gen. Odria’s inauguration. Madagascar finds demand so strong for its mica that stocks are nonexistent. I What it a Latin American coffat plantation 7 hacienda edancia tinea fazenda Finca in Spanish; fazenda in Portu guese. In Latin America, the coffee industry is the chief source of liveli hood of millions of people. 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