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Republican Charges !
Democrats Padded
Figures on Korea Aid
By Gould Lincoln
4 The recent attempt of the Dem
ocratic Congressional Committee
to^place the blame on Republicans
in Congress for the Red attack on
South Korea was met head-on to
day by Representative Hall of New
York, chairman of the Republican
Congressional Committee.
Mr. Hall said the statement,
Issued for the Democratic com
mittee by its chairman. Represen
tative Klrwan of Ohio, to all Dem
ocratic candidates for Congress,
was “replete with outright errors
of fact, padded figures and distor
tions of the actual record.”
The Hall statement was in the
form of a letter addressed to the
same Democratic candidates for
Congress to whom Mr. Kirwan had
sent a memorandum entitled
“Korea,” Background Information
on History of United States Aid
and Causes Leading to the Present
The Republican chairman told
the Democratic candidates they
had been "duped and misled by
your Democratic Congressional
Committee” and that their safest
course in the coming campaign
was to ignore “this compendium
of errors, distortions and padded
figures.” He added that the Demo
cratic committee could take no
better course than to withdraw
the communication and apologize,
If not to the Republican members,
to the 63 Democratic representa
tives who had voted against the
$160 million economic aid bill for
South Korea, which was first de
feated in the House last year, and
later enacted.
Campaign Issue Shapes Up.
Mr. Hall made it clear that the
Korea war and the Administra
tion’s policies in the Far East be
fore the Red attack would be a
major issue in the Congressional
campaign. He described the Tru
man policies in the era as “tragic”
and responsible for the conflict.
Turning to the Democratic
memorandum, issued July 28. Mr.
Hall observed that this document
had said: “More than $310 mil
lion was provided in arms and
equipment for defense purposes”
for the South Korean republic.
"This." said Mr. Hall, “is a com
plete misstatement of fact and an
error as to figures.” According to
a report issued by the House For
eign Affairs Committee on July
11. military assistance to Korea
amounts to $57 million, not $310
"Obviously. $252,747,000 of vital
military aid which the South Ko
reans so badly needed and which
the Democratic congressional
committee implies South Korea
received is missing.”
Charges Facts Were Withheld.
‘.Mr. Hall went on to say that
it is missing because it never ex
isted. and grew out of an error by
the congressional committee in
reading the report of the Foreign
Affairs Committee. The latter re
port, he said, in a breakdown of
aid provided South Korea, said
the sum, “does not include ap
proximately $253,000 of naval guns
and ammunition and aircraft
armament purchased by Korea at
no cost to the United States.”
The Democratic committee, said
Mr. Hall, had withheld from the
Democratic candidates vital facts.
The first, he said, was that the;
Republican position in Congress
for five years “has been total and
complete opposition to the policy
laid down by the Truman Ad-I
ministration, calling for the ap-l
peasement of the Soviet Union j
in Asia, which has resulted in the!
fall of Manchuria, China andj
North Korea, and which threatens
the entire continent as well asi
Japan and the Philippines.” This
policy, he said, dates from Yalta
in February 1945 to June 27, 1950,
when President Truman com
pletely reversed the American
position and personally decided
on armed intervention.
Lattimore Quoted.
"In opposing appeasement of
Communism in Asia, “Mr. Hall
added, “the Republicans protested
a policy which, in the words of
Owen Lcttimore who helped shape
it, provided not military assistance,
but economic assistance so that
China and Korea would be allowed
to fall without making it look as
IS THERE A DENTIST IN THE HOUSE?—Here, for an indefinite stay and the edification of
Zoo customers, is a Tuco Tuco, a small rodent which resembles a beaver and probably can chomp
on an apple through a picket fence. Little 01’ Buektooth comes from Paraguay.
—Star Staff Photo.
Devoted Dog Stays With Soldier
In Battle. Retreat and Hospital
By- Ray Falk
North American Newipaper Alliance
8.—This is the story of an Amer
ican soldier and his dog.
The words belong to Barbara
Hussey of Berkeley, Calif., a Red
Cross girl at the hospital from
where I am wrriting.
“This boy had brought his Ger-j
man shepherd from the States!
as a pup. Nobody knows how he j
smuggled him to Korea from!
Japan. Yet the dog was found
i with him at the front. The dog
never left that man’s side, nor j
would the man leave his dog.
“For four days neither ate. The
man was too busy to eat. C ra
tions were opened for the dog,
but he wouldn't touch the food
unless his master also ate. Every
time the company settled down to
warm some rations, they were at
tacked. Most of the time they
were retreating.
"The man was taken td a j
casualty collecting station suffer
ing from battle fatigue. The dog
trotted along right behind the
litter. When the man was put on
a hospital train, his dog jumped
on, too, barking and refusing to
be separated from his master.
“That dog was in the medics’
way. But every time the dog was
out of sight, the man became
depressed. So they left the two
on the train. And thus, for the
first time, a dog was admitted to
an Army hospital. The medics
petted the dog, who then knew
he was in a friendly place and
started to relax. The animal fi
nally ate four plates of food. This
then made the patient relax, and
he ate the next day.
“The soldier was evacuated on
a Japanese ship soon after. The
last I saw of this OI, he was in
a row of patients sitting on straw
matting on the ship’s deck. As I
lit his cigarette, the dog looked
up gratefully and curled up be
side his master.”
Arlington Child-Beater
Flees Mental Hospital
Fred Hensley, jr„ 22, Arlington,
las escaped from the State men
tal hospital to which he was sent
last month after he was charged
with beating his 5-month-old
laughter to stop her from crying
State police said they were noti
fied yesterday of Hensley’s escape
from the Western State Hospital
Staunton, and have broadcast 4
lookout. They had no further de
Hensley, a house painter, of the
1200 block of North Nelson street,
was arrested July 24. Police sai$
the child, Connie Louise, wa»
treated at Arlington Hospital lot
bruises on her face and legs.
He was sent to the hospital at
Staunton a few days later by
Judge Paul D. Brown in Arling
ton Juvenile and Domestic Rela
tions Court.
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if the United States had pushed
"The administration’s determi
nation to abandon Asia to the
Communists reached such lengths
that on January 12. 1950, Secre
tary of State Acheson. in an ad
dress at the National Press Club,
declared that ‘our defensive per
imeter runs along the Aieutions to
Japan and the ngoes to the Ryu
kyus,’ thus announcing to the
world thus announcing we would
not interfere to halt Communist
aggression in China, Formosa or
Mr. Hall pointed out that none
of the economic aid voted for
South Korea in February had been
supplied that nation by the Ad
ministration when it was attacked
by the Reds four months later,
an dthat of $10.5 million made
available for military aid last Oc
tober, only $200 in Signal Corps
equipment had reached the Ko
rean forces when they were at
tacked June, 25.
Fireman Killed and 12 Hurt
In Warehouse Blaze
By thy Auociotyd Pryti
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 8.—One
fireman was killed and 12 others
injured yesterday when a burn
ing warehouse roof collapsed.
About firemen were pulling
hose into the old structure when
the 200-foot-long roof fell on
Hundreds of spectators worked
frantically to free them, pulling
at smouldering shingles with bare
hands, slashing with hatchets and
prying with heavy timbers.
Fire Chief John Klinck said
the dead man was 44-year-old
Robert W. Fortune. He said
seven firemen were admitted to
hospitals here with critical in
juries. The others were treated
and dismissed.
The warehouse, formerly occu
pied by the Cudahy Packing Co.,
was being dismantled when It
began to blaze. Chief Klinck
said the flames started from an
acetylene torch.
Two Eastern Shore Men
Overdue on Cruise
By the Associated Press
8.—The families of two Eastern
Shore men cruising down the At
lantic Coast expressed concern for
their safety today.
They asked for aid of the Coast
Guard, Navy and merchant ships
in locating C. Harry Thomas and
Ronald Crulley, both of Golds
borough. They were more than
24 hours overdue at Slaughters
Beach, Del., on a trip from At
lantic City in a 35-foot diesel
powered cruiser.
The request for help was re
layed through Representative T.
T. Miller, Republican, of Mary
land, who said he would seek as
sistance at once.
- - .■ -|
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District of Columbia—Sunny
this afternoon, high about 84.
Clear tonight, with low about 65.
Tomorrow mostly sunny with high
about 85.
Maryland—Fair and cool to
night, low 54 to 58. Tomorrow
fair, high 82 to 86.
Virginia—Fair and rather cool
again tonight, low 54 to 58 west
and 58 to 64 east. Tomorrow fair
with high in middle 80s.
Wind velocity at 11:30 o’clock
this morning, 11 miles per hour;
direction, south-southeast.
Five-Day Forecast for Washington
and Vicinity, August 8-13.
Slow, rising trend in tempera
ture with near normal for the pe
riod. Washington normal is max
imum 85 and minimum 67. Scat
tered showers likely toward end
of week. Total rainfall about
one-fifth inch.
It will be fair and seasonable east of the Mississippi tonight.
Widely scattered showers or thunderstorms are forecast from the
Mississippi westward to the Rockies. Scattered showers are
indicated for Florida and the Pacific Northwest. Except for low
clouds and fog along the immediate coast, the Far West will have
dear weather. —AP Wirephoto.
River Report.
(From U. S. Engineers.)
Potomec River clear at Harpers Ferry
and at Great Falls. Shenandoah clear
at Harpers Ferry.
(Readings at Washington Airport.)
Yesterday. Pet. Today Pet.
Noon -45 Midnight_68
4 P.m. _42 8 a.m. _89
8 p.m. _64 10 a.m. _59
High and Low of Last 94 Honrs.
High. 81 at 4:25 p.m.
Low. 62 at 5:45 a.m. *
Record Temperatures This Tear.
Highest. 96. on June 24.
Lowest. 15 on March 3.
Tide Tables. -
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High _ 4:21a.m. 5:17 a.m.
Low _11:42 a.m. 12:35 p.m.
High - 4:47.pm. 5:47 p.m.
Low _11:43 p.m. . . .
The San and Mean
Rises. Seta.
Sun. today _ 0:15 8:12
Sun. tomorrow_6:16 8:11
Moon, today _ 1:01 4:52
'Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour alter sunset.
Monthly precipitation In inches in the
Capital. (Current month to date):
Month 1960. Aver. Record.
January _ 1.91 3.56 7.83 l37
February_ 2.72 3.37 6.84 '84
March_ 4.17 3.75 8.84 '91
April _ 1.86 3.27 9.13 '89
May_ 5.76 3.70 10.69 '88
June - 3.14 4.13 10.94 '0*
July -6.11 4.71 10.63 ’86
August _ 0.26 4.01 14.4) '28
September _ ... 3.24 17.45 ’34
October _ 2.84 8.61 ’37
November- 2.37 8.69 ’89
December _ 3.32 7.66 ’01
Temperatures In Various Cities.
Hlgh.Low. High.Low.
Albuquerque 90 67 Miami .. 87 67
Atlantic City 70 58 Milwaukee. 82 63
Atlanta __ 84 66 New York . 78 62
Boston - 70 57 Norfolk - 75 60
Buffalo - 79 54 Okla. City... 76 60
I Chicago _ 86 65 Omaha_ 72 59
Cincinnati.. 86 62 Phoenix 10< 70
Detroit ... 84 60 Pittsburgh 81 58
El Paso_ 97 70 Portland. Me. 71 62
Galveston . 90 79 St. Louis 86 69
Harrisburg 80 56 Salt L. City 89 64
Indianapolis 86 60 San Antonio 97 74
Kansas City 8o 88 San Fr’elsco 74 62
Los Angeles 88 57 Seattle_ 72 60
Louisville 89 64 Tampa_ 87 70
London revue girls now average
$21 weekl^m
-Newt in Brief
Apartment Burglars Get
$400 in 12 Fairfax Units
Northern Virginia's elusive
apartment burglars have made a
new appearance—this time in 12
I units in the Belle View project on
jthe Mount Vernon highway, just
south of Alexandria.'
Detective Joe Howard of Fair
fax County police said the rob
| beries were discovered as residents
| returned home late yesterday.
The technique — doors jimmied
with a tool like a screw driver—
was similar to that last month
when about 40 units in Arlington
and Alexandria were burglarized.
Mr. Howard thought more than
12 units may have been entered
last night and is checking those
apartments where occupants are
away on vacation. About $400
cash, cigarettes, jewelry and a
gun were reported missing.
Road Widening Promised
Widening of Georgia avenue
from Silver Spring to Glenmont
will be under way before the end
of the year. Gov. Lane of Mary
land has promised.
Contracts totalling between $2.5
and $3 million will be let on three
stretches of the 5-mile roadway
between Colesville and Seminary
roads,- the Governor’s office an
nounced yesterday after a con
ference with State Roads Com
mission representatives.
. . * * * *
Petition for Post Office
Bladensburg, claiming one of
the 13 original post offices in the
Nation, wants one in its own
right—not Just a branch.
Petitions to the Post Office
Department were authorized at
a Town Council meeting last
night. A branch of the Hyatts
ville office, which does not
handle deliveries, now is being
moved from one address to an
other within the community and
civic price demands that mail
delivery service be started from
there. Meanwhile, Hyattsville
will continue to distribute mail.
* * * *
Davis Remains in Race
If Roy Tasco Davis gets out of
the Republican primary race for
nomination as Governor of Mary
land, some one is going to have
to "kick” him out.
He said as much last night in
Silver Spring. The State Senator
from Montgomery County, who
lives in Chevy Chase, had been
asked to withdraw by the Mary
land Republican Activities Com
mittee so that Theodore McKel
din, former Baltimore Mayor,
would have the field to himself.
* * * *
Will Restore Estate
Dr. John A. Washington, Dis
trict pediatrician, will restore
Harewood, near Charles Town,
W. Va., home of George Wash
ington’s brother, Samuel, and
scene of James Madison’s mar
riage to Dolly Payne Todd.
A native of the Charles Town
area, Dr. Washington lives at
5059 Glenbrook terrace N.W.
and is a direct descendant of
Samuel Washington.—AP.
* * * *
Negroes Plan Second Test
Colonial Beach (Va.) officials
will not be given advance notice
of the next Negro swimming party
at the Potomac River summer re
sorts’ traditionally “white only”
So said Martin A. Martin, col
ored. who said an anti-discrim
ination suit against the town will
not be dropped and that Negroes
will go to the beach “again and
again.” On Saturday a 30-minute
scuffle broke out between 15 Ne
groes and about 500 white persons
after the colored people had
waded into the water.—AP.
U. S. 50 Traffic Rerouted
Around Ohio Bridge
ly lh« Associated Press
8.—A bridge over which U. S. route
50 crosses the Ohio River was
closed to motor and pedestrian
traffic today following buckling of
a section of the bridge floor.
The Road Commission said at
Charleston It was sending engi
neers here today to determine the
extent of damages.
Traffic was being rerouted over
the Willamstown-Marietta, Ohio,
bridge, 12 miles north of here.
Grand Jury Returns
61 Indictments, 8
Involving Sex Cases
Eight persons were indicted yes
terday on sex charges.
John' J. Gleason, 43, listed as
having no fixed address was in
dicted on charges of assault with
intent to rape a 30-year-old colored
woman in an alley in the 600 block
of H street S.W., and of com
mitting an unnatural act. Police
said the woman told them the
man threatened her with a knife.
In .another case James W.
Brown, 24, colored, of the 5100
block of F street S.E., was indicted
on a charge of carnal knowledge
involving a 10-year-old colored
girl. The girl reported Browh
attacked her in a wooded area
near the 5000 block of Fiftieth
street S.E., police said.
Other Child Cases.
Bennie E. McClain, 31, colored,
of the 1100 block of Ninth street
N.W., was indicted on charges of
carnal knowledge involving a 12
year-old colored girl.
Jesse D. Adams, 31, of the 900
block of H street N.W., was in
dicted on charges of taking inde
cent liberties with his 10-year-old
daughter and of attempted incest.
Indicted on charges of taking
indecent liberties with children
were Jack D. Blackstone, 30, a
Fort Belvoir soldier; Walter N.
Hall, 21, colored, of the 2100
block of Sixth street N.W.; Preston
Suber, 25, colored, of the 400
block of New Jersey avenue S.E.,
and Maurice C. Hill, 25, colored,
of the 3500 block of Eleventh
street N.W.
Clyde B. Moon, 24, whose
address was listed as the Harris
Hotel, in the first block of Mas
sachusetts avenue N.W., was in
dicted on a charge of forcing his
29-year-old wife to engage in
prostitution. An hotel employe,
Claude Nash, 42, colored, also was
indicted on charges of receiving
money for arranging for Mrs.
Moon to engage in prostitution.
61 Indictments.
The indictments were among 61
returned by the grand Jury be
fore District Court Judge Rich
mond B. Keech.
John Hughes, 47, colored, of
Glenn Arden. Md., was indicted
on a charge of manslaughter. He
is accused of fatally stabbing
John M. Brown, 35, colored, also
of Glenn Arden, during a fight
jin the 100 block of Massachusetts
avenue N.W., last June 22. Po
lice said Hughes contends he was
looking for his wife when Brown
attacked him.
Ten persons were indicted on
gambling charges. Three named
in the gambling indictments were
Edward L. Valentine, 26, of the
1400 block of Clifton street N.W.;
William F. Shaver. 49. of the 600
block of Fifth street N.W., and
Marion S. Butler, 45, of the 400
block of Massachusetts avenue
N.W. They are charged with
keeping a gaming table.
Numbers Indictments.
The other seven, accused of
promoting the numbers racket,
Frank Porter, 41, colored, 1200
block of Fifth street N.W.;
Charles Allen, 66, colored, of the
1100 block of North Capitol street,
who was named in two indict
ments; Lewis B. Lyles, 53, col
ored, of the 600 block of Massa
chusetts avenue N.W.; Albert
Moody, 36, colored, of the 300
block of Fiftieth street N.E.;
Richard Williams, 31, colored, of
the 1200 block of Eleventh street
N.W.; Oscar S. Washington, 52,
colored, of the 700 block of Fourth
street N.W., and James A. G.
Perry, 56, colored, of the 400
block of M street N.W.
Ann E. Williams, colored, and
Smithson Banion, 48, colored,
both of the 1900 block of Eighth
street N.W., were indicted on nar
cotic charges.
| The Federal Spotlight
Veterans and Employe Groups
Fight Personnel Decentralizing
By Joseph Young
Veterans and Federal employe groups have registered strong
opposition before the Senate Civil Service Committee to the House
approved bill that would decentralize personnel activities to the
individual Federal departments and agencies.
The measure passed the House without any difficulty a few
weeks back, but it has suddenly1'
run into strong opposition in the
Senate committee.
Civil Service Commission and
Budget Bureau
officials in
indorsed the
measure, which
is a somewhat
modified version
of the original
Hoover Com
mission propos
als along this
But such vet
erans’ groups as
the American
Legion and ths
Disabled Amer
ican Veterans Y#un‘
flatly opposed the bill. Also ob
jecting to the bill was the Na-j
tional Federation of Federal Em-|
ployes. And it’s expected that
the AFL Government Employes
Council and the American Fed
eration of Government Employes
will oppose the bill when their
representatives testify today.
Luther Steward, president of
the NFFE, testified that, unless
necessary safeguards were given
to the Civil Service Commission
to enforce the proposed regula
tions, the result would be “truly
Mr. Steward said the House
approved measure would have the
effect of “opening the door and
practically inviting the use of
these devices for making appoint
ments based upon favoritism, po
litical or otherwise, rather than
upon demonstrated qualification.”
The House-approved bill would
give agencies the right to do their
own examining and hiring of em
ployes, but the Civil Service Com
mission would have the power to
determine the type of jobs over
which authority should be given.
Also, the commission would have
the power to crack down on of
fending agencies which violate
basic civil service regulations.
However, Mr. Steward declared
that, in the past, agencies have
not taken the commission’s warn
ings and inspections “very seri
ously.” And he indicated the agen
cies would not be too likely to toe
the mark with the decentralizationj
powers that would be given them.
The American Legion opposed!
the bill on the ground it would
destroy veterans’ preference and
“encourage the return of the pat
ronage and spoils system.” Herbert
Jacobi, an American Legion offi
cial, declared the bill would ac
complish neither economy nor
efficiency, “but would, in fact, re
sult in increased costs, decreased
efficiency, and a return to the
spoils system.”
BLANKETING IN—That forth-!
coming White House order blank
eting into permanent status Fed
eral non-status employes, won't
be issued for several weeks at
There are many legal and tech
nical aspects of the order that
must be clarified before it can
be Issued.
* * * *
LAW—President Truman has
signed into law the bill authorizing
the withholding from Federal em
ployes salaries’ of the amounts
they may owe to the Government.
This involves mostly employes who
handle Federal funds and may be
short In their accounts.
* * * *
AFGE—One of the first official
acts of Henry Her, the new presi
dent of the AFL American Feder- :
ation of Government Employes,
was to appoint Trail Price as the
union’s new director of organiza
Mr. Price is one of the AFGE’s
vice presidents from the Wash
ington area, and he has an excel-'
lent record both as a union official
and as an employe with the
United States Employes Com
pensation Bureau.
* * * *
Parsons, administrative assistant
to Secretary of Treasury Snyder,
has been appointed Administrative
Assistant Secretary of Treasury.
The appointment is a well de
served one. Mr. Parsons is one
of the Government’s most out
standing career men and has
compiled a brilliant record of
* * * *
JOBS—The Civil Service Com
mission has announced exams for
social workers (public welfare ad
visers), $4,600 to $7,600 a year;
public welfare research analysts.
$4,600 to $6,400; engineers (archi
tectual, civil, construction, elec
trical hydraulic, materials, safety,
surveying and cartographic), $4,
600 to $5,400.
(Be sure to listen at 6:45 p.m.
every Saturday over WMAL,
The Star station, to Joseph
Young’s Federal Spotlight radio
broadcast featuring additional
iiews and views of the Govern
ment scene.)
Fire Damages Store
In Downtown Easton
ly th« Associated Prase
EASTON. Md.. Aug. 8.—Fire did
heavy damage to one of Easton’s
largest buildings today and threat
ened for a time to spread through
the block.
The building was that of the
Nevius Hardware Store at the
comer of Washington and Golds
boro streets.
No estimate of the damage was
made immediately. The rear of
the building, two stories high, was
destroyed. The top two floors at
the front of the frame structure,
where it is three stories high, were
burned out.
The blaze apparently started in
a 12-foot areaway which runs
back from Goldsboro street be
tween the rear of the hardware
store and the new Crystal Clean
Fire departments at St. Mich
aels, Cambridge, Cordova and
Preston answered a call for help.
Easton’s aerial fire tower, an
unusual piece of equipment for a
small city volunteer department,
seemed to turn the tide when it
started squirting a heavy stream
of water into the upper part of
the building.
The fire, which started about
10 a.m. was about out by 11:15
a.m. Its cause was undetermined
Fextiles Industry
Quadruples Output
OTTOWA.—Canada’s synthetic
textiles and silk industry in 1948
oroduced 4’i times the value of j
;oods it turned out in prewar 1939.
The gross value of production
vas nearly $23 million higher than
n 1947. '
Dozen Called fo Probe
Of Wealthy Danbury
Spinster's Death
By AstociaUd Pratt
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Aug. 8.
—Coroner Theodore E. Steiber
has called a dozen witnesses to
an inquest today in the death of
Miss Elizabeth M. Ayres. 74. well
to-do Danbury spinster.
The inquest is closed to the
press and public.
Among those subpoenaed is Dr.
Donald P. Gibson, 47, a physician
who shared Miss Ayres’ home, at
tended her in her last illness and
to whom she left an estate esti
mated at $65,000 to $100,000.
Dr. Gibson, a lieutenant com
mander in the Navy Medical
Corps in World War II, has re
tained David Goldstein, well
known Bridgeport criminal lawyer.
Although no charges have been
made, Dr. Gibson told newsmen
last week he assumes he will be
accused of murder.
Medical Examiner "Not Satisfied.”
Coroner Steiber ordered the in
quest after Dr, John D. Booth,
medical examiner, reported he was
“not satisfied” that Miss Ayres’
death did not result from some
one s criminal act, omission or
Dr. Gibson and Mrs. Anna Wet
more, 40, his office nurse, were
married last Saturday, the day
after Miss Ayres’ funeral.
Miss Ayres died July 26. Her
body was sent to the Yale Medical
School, but was returned to Dan
bury for burial after Coroner
Steiber entered the case. Dr. Gib
son told investigators he had
sent the body to Yale in fulfill
ment of Miss Ayres’ wishes that it
be used for medical research.
Witnesses to Will Are Called.
In addition to Dr. Gibson,
Coronei Steiber has summoned to
the inquest Dr. Frank Genovese
of Danbury, who signed Miss
Ayres’ death certificate, and Dr.
Thomas L. Chiffelle, a Yale path
ologist who performed an autopsy
of the body.
The certificate listed a kidney
condition and cancer of the colon
among the causes of death. The
results of the autopsy have not
been made public.
Others called include witnesses
to Miss Ayres’ will, drawn last
June 16. and some of her neigh
bors and acquaintances.
Sale of Green belt
Postponed as Result
Of War Situation
The Greenbelt 1.890-unit hous
ing project will not be sold to the
; sole and highest bidder until the
| Public Housing Administration re
adjusts its property disposal pro
gram in line with the Korean
i situation.
I Part of the Maryland property
consists of 1,000 war housing units,
a PHA spokesman pointed out.
He added that PHA officials at
present are reviewing the adminis
tration’s disposal policy. This ac
tion, he said, is a direct result of
the Korean situation and a decis
ion is expected this week.
Bidders had until 5 p.m. yester
day to submit offers for the hous
ing project, advertised for $8,522,
350. The only group to file, and at
the stated price, was the Green
belt Veterans’ Housing Corp., made
up of more than 531 veterans and
541 non-veterans.
Hong Kong Drug Costs Rise
HONG KONG, Aug. 8 (#).—
Prices ol imported medicines and
drugs have risen steadily here the
past two months. The cost of
penicillin has doubled. Sulpha
drugs are ut» 20 per cent.

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were37.50to55. were 50. to 60. were 55. to 65.
Saxony wools in rich pas- White sports jackets in Shetlands and gabardine*.,
tel tones. Fine sheltands in gabardines and shetlands This group includes soma
dark colors. of superior quality. navy blue shetlands.
Gabardines, tropical worsteds, light , 0 - ~ , n -
flannels. were 18.50 to 25.

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