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rGirl Critically Hurt
IWhen Car Plunges
jOver 30-Foot Bank
2 Miss Patricia Stewart Bowling,
Si, who was once a princess at
She Tobacco Festival held an
nually at La Plata, Md„ was crit
ically injured in an automobile
•ccident yesterday near Port To
bacco, Md.
* A member of a prominent
Charles County family. Miss
fowling and a male companion
jwere injured when their car ran
off the La Plata-Nanjemoy road
one mile west of La Plata and
toppled down a 30-foot embank
tnent. They were returning to
Miss Bowling’s La Plata home
from a boating trip at Simms
Landing on Port Tobacco Creek.
, Her companion was Richard
fc*. Weeks, 21, of Rutherford. N. J„
kvhom she met while she was at
tending college last year in New
rlrunswick, N. J.
Taken To Georgetown Hospital.
F Both were given first aid at
physicians Memorial Hospital at
La Plata, and then removed to
Georgetown Hospital here. Their
injuries were almost identical, al
though no limbs were broken and
Miss Bowling's condition was more
gerious.
Both suffered fractured skulls
gnd fractured jaws. Miss Bowling
also sustained chest injuries. She
was still unconscious and on the
Critical list at the hospital today.
I Mr. Weeks, who suffered internal
Injuries besides cuts and bruises,
was reported in fair condition at
the hospital. He has regained
Consciousness.
; According to witnesses, the mis
hap occurred when the couple’s
car failed to make a sharp turn
at the bottom of a hill. Raymond
M. Hindle, a structural iron work
er who lives near the scene, and a
neighbor, George Hicks, heard the
crash and found the youth
slumped under the steering wheel.
The car, in rolling down the in
cline, had struck a tree, over
turned and resettled on its wheels.
Rescuers Nearly Miss Girl.
The two men. believing Mr.
Weeks was the only occupant,
were about to leave when Mr.
Hicks spotted a woman’s bathing
cap on the ground nearby. He
found the pretty La Plata girl
lying unconscious in a depression
under the car.
A State police ambulance took
Miss Bowling to the La Plata Hos
pital. Mr. Hicks’ brother, Lewis,
took Mr. Weeks in his own car.
Relatives said Miss Bowling and
Mr. Weeks met while they were
students at colleges in New
Brunswick. Miss Bowling was
graduated last June from the
New Jersey College for Women.
Mr. Weeks attended Rutgers Uni
versity.
Miss Bowling was a princess in
the court of Queen Njcotina XIH
during the 1947 Charles County
Tobacco Festival at La Plata. She
is the daughter of Victor Bowling,
who operates a hotel there.
Germany Has Special Role
In Chicago Trade Fair %
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CHICAGO. Aug. >«.—Today is
Marshall Plan day ‘at "the first
United States International Trade
Fair.
More than 1,600 buyers regis
tered at Chicago's Navy Pier, the
Stevens Hotel and the huge in
ternational amphitheater, where
exhibits of 47 nations are on dis
play.
Germany, as one of the 16 Mar
shall Plan nations participating in
the fair, had a special role today
with morning and evening pro
grams on the schedule. Heinz L.
Krekeler, German consul gen
eral to the United States, and
Reinhold Krause, director of the
German Exhibitor Committee,
were speakers on the morning pro
gram at Navy Pier.
Tonight a choral group of 50
persons, featuring leading Ger
man and American artists, will
present a musical program in the
Hall of Nations on the pier.
No Evidence of Sabotage
Found in B-29 Explosion
FAIRFIELD - SUISUN, Calif.,
Aug. »,—Air Force investigators
said last night they found no evi
dence of sabotage in the B-29
crash and explosion that killed
17 men here.
Meanwhile, families whose
trailer camp was devastated by the
explosion of the bomb-laden plane
began moving into new quarters
at Mare Island.
The body of Brig. Gen. Robert
T. Travis, 45, killed in the crash
will be sent to Washington, D. C.,
for burial next Sunday at Arling
ton Cemetery.
The plane crashed after two in
board motors developed trouble
while the huge plane was taking
off on a long-range training mis
sion.
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Bank Official Freed on Parole
Wants Normal Routine Back
Richard H. Crowe, convicted of an $833,660 embezzlement a
j year ajo, leaves prison accompanied by his wife. —APWirephoto.
ty th« Auociattd Prill
NEW YORK, Aug. 8—Richard
H. Crowe, bank official who em
bezzled almost a'million dollars,
smilingly returned on parole to his
Staten Island home yesterday
after serving 13 months of a
three-year prison term.
With him as he stepped from
his automobile was his pretty
blond wife Honora, 37, who had
driven to the Federal Corectlonal
Institution at Danbury, Conn., to
meet him.
Waiting In their 11-room home
were their three children. The
youngsters cheered when their
father entered the doorway.
The 42-year-old former assist
ant manager of a National City
Bank branch, indicated he had a
new job.
When reporters asked him to
confirm reports he had received
several offers, he replied:
“You know I have to have a
job, otherwise I would not have
been permitted on parole.”
French Ask Russians
To Free Seoul Consul
ly lh« Associated Press
PARIS. Aug. 8.—Prance has re
peated a request to the Rus
sians that Georges Perruche,
French consul, be repatriated
from Seoul, the Foreign Office said
today.
French Ambassador Yves Cha
taigneau called on Russian offi
cials in Moscow yesterday to make
the demand.
The Foreign Office said, “We
a^ked the Russians abgnt that 15
days ago and got only a vague
answer that they would study
the matter.”
The Foreign Office said “Three
or four” other French citizens,
including dUPorqgspondentkforU^
French ngrfar agfetpy, were caught
in* the KeSean capital .during the
fighting Sh'fi have hot been heard
from.
The Foreign O&ee said there
was no question of raising the
issue of « formal repatriation
committee, but said there still
are a number of Alsatians unac
counted for from World War n
in Europe and believed in
Russia.
Alfred Hanfman Sworn In
As Assisfanf U. S. Attorney
Alfred Hantman, 32, a former
trial attorney with the Civil
Aeronautics Board, yesterday was
sworn in as an assistant United
States attorney. He will be as
signed to Municipal Court.
A native of Brooklyn, Mr. Hant
man graduated from the Univer
sity of Minnesota and received his
law degree from the George Wash
ington University Law School.
During World War n he served
in the Air Force and when dis
charged was a first lieutenant.
He is the father of two children.
The Hantmans live at 3891 New
ark street N.W.
The handsome former executive,
who helped authorities recover all
but $5,950.65 of the $883,660 in
cash and securities he took from
the bank in a suitcase, looked hale
and hearty.
A bit pudgy when he began his
term, he had lost some weight
during the past year and his tall
figure was trimmer.
Also waiting inside the house
were his mother, Mrs. Mary
Crowe, and his wife’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Wall.
While Crowe was behind bars,
his wife worked as a physician’s
receptionist to help support the
children.
“I’m very happy he’s back,” she
said.
| “We want to forget what’s hap
pened We want to get back in the
normal routine, where nobody pays
! attention to us."
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Amboinese Soldiers
Back Rebel Regime
•y lh« Associated N*»
JAKARTA, Indonesia. Aug. 8.—
Rebellious Amboinese soldiers in
the East Indonesian capital of
Macassar broadcast defiance to
day of the Central Indonesian
government and said they were
supporting the rebel South Mo
luccas regime on their home is
land of Amboina.
The-soldiers, awaiting repatria
tion aftdr service with the Dutch
'Army, clashed Sunday with troops
of the federal Indonesian Army.
Most communication lines with
Macassar remained out today, but
fragmentary reports reaching
I here indicated fighting was still
; going on. ,The rebel troops, fight
ing from their barracks area, ap
peared to be advancing slowly into
the city.
ThA message of support for the
rebellious* Amboinese government
came via the Macassar radio,
which evidently was in rebel
hands. The radio also broadcast
an appeal by the senior Dutch
officer with the rebel troops, ask
ing Indonesian federal troops for
a truce “to prevent further blood
shed.’’
Also broadcast was a message
from three United Nations mili
tary observers stationed in Macas
sar, asking for a meeting at a
hotel there with top Dutch and
Indonesian military leaders who
flew there yesterday in an effort
to halt the fighting.
Jacoby Team in Finals
COLUMBUS. Ohio, Aug. 8 (/P).—
A team led by Oswald Jacoby,
Dallas, defeated the Arthur
Goldsmith defending champion
team last night in the semifinal
knockout round of master teams
in the summer national contract
bridge tournament. His team
will meet one captained by
Charles H. Goren, Philadelphia,
in the finals today.
Senate Crime Probe
Into Florida Gambling
Resumes Tomorrow
The Senate Crime Investigating
Committee tomorrow shifts the
scene of its Florida investigation
to Washington to question mem
bers of a multi-milllon-dollar
gambling syndicate and an alleged
heavy contributor to a Florida
political campaign.
Among those subpoenaed to tes
tify at 10 a.m. in the Senate Office
building are four of the 10 “miss
ing” witnesses. These are the
men the committee sought for its
Miami hearings, but was unable
to locate.
Scheduled to testify are William
H. Johnston of Chicago; Ben
Cohen. Miami attorney, and Sam
Cohen, Jules Levitt, Leo Levitt.
Harold Salvey and Edward Rosen
baum.
Johnston, president of the club
that operates Sportsman’s Park in
Chicago and president of four
Florida dog tracks, is due to be
questioned about testimony of
previous witnesses that he con
tributed $154,000 to the 1948 cam
paign of Florida’s Gov. Fuller
Warren.
Ben Cohen, who represents the
S. Si G. gambling syndicate, is
likely to be asked to comment on
press reports that the syndicate,
which reported a gross income of
$26,520,000 in 1948, has disbanded.
Jules Levitt, Salvey and Rosen
baum have been identified as 8. &
G. partners who were not located
in the committee’s previous search
for them. Sam Cohen, another
partner, was reportedly in the
hospital when the committee
wanted him. Leo Levitt has been
described as an official of the
syndicate.
Still missing is Harry Russell,
whom witnesses have said was
associated with Chicago gambling
enterprises and became a sudden
partner of the profitable 8. Sc G.
last year.
A Chicago attorney telegraphed
the committee some time ago that
Russell wasn’t going to testify be
cause the “case history” of
Charles Binaggio, the slain Kan
sas City politician-gambler, was
an example to him.
Warren Gives Officers
30 Days to End Gaming
TALLAHASSEE, Aug. 8 (A9).—
Florida’s sheriffs and constables
have notice that Gov. Warren will
oust them from office first and
hear their excuses later if gam
bling is found in their counties
after 30 days.
The Governor sent each of 67
sheriffs and 185 constables a per
sonal letter last night announcing
a new and tougher policy to clean
up gambling, now under study by
the Senate Kefauver committee.
“You are again directed to en
force. in your county or district,
the laws of the 8tate of Florida
against gambling.’’ he said.
If, after September 6. “I find
that the gambling laws are not
being enforced in your county or
district, I will presume that you
are guilty of neglect of duty in
office and an order of suspension
will be made without a hearing.’’
In the past month Gov. Warren
has suspended Sheriffs Walter R.
Clark .of Broward County and
H. Isle Enzor of Okaloosa County
and Constables Fox Wilson and
6. L. Bengtson of Okaloosa
County.
Harriman on Way Here
With Report on Korea
Sy th* Associated Pratt
TOKYO, Aug. 8. —W. Averell
Harriman is flying to Washington
with an optimistic report to Pres
ident Truman on the Korean war.
The President’s special assistant
and adviser on foreign affairs car
ried this last-minute message from
Gen. MacArthur:
“Tell the President not to worry.
We are confident.”
Gen. MacArthur gave his reas
suring words as Mr. Harriman and
his party boarded a military trans
port plane.
On a three-day visit, Mr. Harri
man conferred at length with
Gen. MacArthur and visited the
Korean war front. He also talked
with President Syngman Rhee of
South Korea and Lt. Gen. Walton
H. Walker, American 8th Army
commander in Korea.
W. Ahearne dealt himself 13
spades in a solo whist match in
Northfiect. England._
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Farouk Deprives Mother
Of Title and Royal Rights
By tH# AwocioUd Pr»«»
CAIRO, Aug. 8.—The official
gazette today printed a decree by
King Farouk stripping his mother,
Queen Nasli, of her title and all
royal rights.
King Farouk’s action presum
ably was taken because of the
Queen Mother’s continued sup
port of the marriage of his sister,
former Princess Fathia, to Riad
Chali, a Coptic Christian com
moner.
The couple were married, despite
King Farouk’s opposition, in a
civil ceremony last April in San
Francisco, where they and Queen
Nasli are living. In May they
went through a Moslem ceremony
in an effort to appease the King.
In July, however, the Egyptian
Royal Council voided the mar
riage, placed the Queen Mother’s
assets under custody and removed
her as custodian of the Princess.
Queen Nazll said subsequently
she would remain in America, at
least for the present.
The volcano Mauna Loa re
mains as an escape vent for the
volcanic activity that formed the
Hawaiian Islands.
Maryland Progressives
Name Three Candidates
ly «h* AliocioUd Pr»i«
BALTIMORE, Aug. 8.—The
Progressive Party of Maryland
chose Its candidates for Governor
and Senator last night.
About 70 delegates at the nomi
nating convention here adopted
a platform calling for an end to
the Korean war and admission of
Communist China to the United
Nations Security Council.
Louis J. Shub, a professional
pianist of Baltimore, was named
candidate for Governor. Sam Fox,
a Baltimore factory worker, was
nominated as the party’s candi
date for the Senate.
The delegates also nominated
Marshall W. Jones, colored,
smelter worker, to be a candidate
for the House from Baltimore
City’s fourth congressional dis
trict.
Alberta Expands Road Work
EDMONTON, Alberta. — Can
ada’s province of Alberta is
spending nearly $3 million more
this year than the $20 million it
invested in highway repair and
construction last year. It also is
expanding its bridge-building pro
gram.
Piano in Air Liner
Entertains Passengers
NEW YORK.—American Over
seas Airlines has installed a piano
in the lounge of a Stratocruiser
for concert entertainment of
transatlantic passengers.
It is believed the first time a
piano has ever been installed in
an air liner. The instrument is a
baby upright 40 inches, high, 37
inches long, and 22 inches deep.
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