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Lodger Is Accused
Of Slaying Family of Five, Burning Home By Associated Press EAST GREENWICH, R. I„ Aug. 30.—A young lodger told today, police charged, how he slaughtered one by one a family of five—three children, the husband and the voung wife who said was go to have his The family, J. Dusza, his. wife, Beatrice, 31, their chil r e n, were ound yester in the ruins their burned Held as their slayer was Ed E<,w,n win H. Reyn olds, 27, a rangy blond young man who had lodged with the Duszas since he and his wife separated last Christmas. He was at first believed to be a sixth fire victim. Police Chief Charles R. John son said Reynolds will be ar raigned later today on charges of murder and arson. Beat Man to Death. Chief Johnson said Reynolds told him he fought with Mr. Dusza and beat him to death after an argument Monday night in which Reynolds said he was the father of a baby expected by Mrs. Dusza in October. Reynolds’ estranged wife told newsmen today: "He was a guy who wouldn't even kill a chicken or drown a cat. I couldn't picture him as doing this.” What appeared to be a fire tragedy turned into a hunt for Reynolds late yesterday when oniy five bodies were found in the ruins of the Dusza home. Doctors said four of the victims were strangled. Reynolds was captured late last night by troopers who surprised him in the home of his estranged wife, where he was alone. Chief Johnson said Reynolds was "cool and not nervous” as he gave him a step-by-step account of the night of terror in the seven-room frame house in a lonely farming area. Night of Horror Described. Chief Johnson quoted him as saving about Mrs. Dusza: “I’m going for a long rest and if I can’t have her nobody else can either.” Chief Johnson gave this account of the night: A little before midnight Rey nolds and the Duszas were playing cards when an argument broke out “as to who was the father of the child.” Reynolds said he was the father and Mrs. Dusza said “this was so.” Reynolds and Mr. Dusza fought. Reynolds knocked Mr. Dusza down with a chair and then got an ax and struck the fallen man with it. Mrs. Dusza pleaded with Rey nolds to get a doctor. When she went into another room, Reynolds, went into a bedroom and took a silk stocking from a drawer. Mrs. Dusza re-entered the living room andsat down. Reynolds walked behind her chair and garroted her with the stocking. It was about midnight. Awak ened, the eldest Dusza child, 11 year-old Beatrice, came sleepy eyed from her bedroom into the living room and saw her slain parents. Reynolds strangled the child with his bare hands. He garroted the other children in bed with stockings and ropes. UMT ^Continued From First Page.) a bill, if enacted now, could not be put into active operation for a year or more. He explained that a large number of officers and men not now available would be required for the program, as well as- camps and other installa tions and equipment. Senator Tydings said an Armed Services Investigating subcommit tee. headed by Senator Lyndon Johnson, Democrat, of Texas, would conduct the study of Uni versal Military Training and pre pare legislation for introduction in the next Congress. Other Members Listed. Other members of the subcom mittee are Senators Chapman of Kentucky, Kefauver of Tennessee and Hunt of Wyoming, Demo crats, and Senators Bridges of New Hampshire, Saltonstall of Massachusetts and Morse of Ore gon, Republicans. Senator Tydings said the sub committee was instructed to co operate in the preparation of such a bill with the Defense Depart ment, the National Security Re sources Board, the National Guard Association, the Reserve Officers’ Association, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and other groups familiar with the matter. Senator Tydings refused to dis close who voted for and against shelving the program. Asked if he was one of the three who had voted against the postponement. Senator Tydings refused to say and added: “I did all I could yesterday to keep this thing alive.” i Consulted by President. The Senator and Mr. Vinson were called to the White House to discuss the matter before Presi dent’ Truman released identical letters to the two chairmen sug gesting the delay. These repeated President Tru man's past support for UMT but listed the difficulties of trying tc start a vast military training sys tem now. -Legislation of this charactet . . . should be placed on the sta* tute books at an early date so that we can put it into operation as soon as the circumstances per mit,” the President said. ‘ Ac cordingly, I hope that your com mittee will continue its active con sideration of this legislation with a view to seeking final action on i), in January.” MIDGET SUB IN CHESAPEAKE BAY—Norfolk, Va.—Lifting a secrecy veil, the United States Navy revealed that the British midget submarine XE-7 has been engaged in operations with vessels of the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force in Chesapeake Bay for the past two months. Here the 50-foot submarine cruises for benefit of photographers. It carries a four-man crew, can remain submerged for 24 hours and is designed to attack enemy shipping inside harbors. —AP Wirephoto. Adjournment ^Continued From First Page.) P'inance Committee in trying to put through the $4.5 billion in crease in income taxes on individ ual and corporations now and take up the excess profits levy in Jan uary. Senator O'Mahoney was confident today, however, he has the votes to write into the bill the excess profits amendment sponsored by himself and Senator Connally, Democrat of Texas. Congressional leaders were mak ing a drive to end the session be for September 15. but their plans i may fall through unless some compromise is reached on the tax bill fight. President Calls Leaders. The President summoned to the White House Senator Myers of Pennsylvania, Senate whip, and Representative McCormick of Massachusetts, House leader, to impress the necessity for quick action. * Secretary of the Treasury Sny der sat in on the session and told the leaders that the Treasury! wanted to get started on the ad ministrative machinery that will be necessary. Senator Myers told reporters later that this will be a “tremendous job.” Senator Myers said. “I don’t think it possible that we can get it out before next Tuesday.” House Plans 10-Day Break. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee decided yesterday afternoon to shoot for adjourn ment September 9, but the House, which has less work left, already had made plans to give its mem bers a 10-day breathing spell from this Friday to Monday, September 11. Only perfunctory sessions of the House would be held on Tuesday and Friday of i next week. The Senate will con fine its Labor Day holiday to the week end—from Friday night to Tuesday. All indications are the session will end early in the week begin ning September 11, unless some unforseen emergency legislation should be presented in the mean time. As the situation now stands, here is all Congress will do before it quits: The Senate will pass the tax bill, the supplemental defense ap propriation bill and the com munist control measure the House approved yesterday. 1 Control Bill Hanging Fire. The House will act on confer ence reports on those three meas ures, and both houses will ratify the conference agreement on the economic control bill. The two branches may squeeze in a few minor bills. This program would leave on the shelf a wide variety of con troversial issues, including: Universal military training, the civil rights bills and statehood for Alaska and Hawaii. House and Senate leaders have not yet decided whether they will quit from Sptember to a fixed date after the November elections, or adjourn sine die. If they took the latter course only President Tru man could call them back before January 3, when the new Con gress convenes. Some members favor a series of j three-day recesses, with an un iderstanoing no business would be i transacted unless a new emer gency developed, but House lead ers are opposed to such an ar rangement. Chinese (Continued Prom First Page.) ---:— 1 ; America broadcasts of statements! by President Truman and other ; Government leaders. At the same time, he added, the United States is carefully avoiding any provocative action that might lead the Chinese peo jple to think we have any hostile ' feeling against them. For any country to join the North Koreans in the present con I dice would violate the United Na | tioiv? Charter and specific resolu tions of the Security Council, ; Mr. Acheson pointed out. He said that constantly was being made clear to everybody by the United States and other members of the United Nations. Russia and some other coUn j tries which have recognized the Chinese Communist regime at ! Peiping long have been urging admission of a Chinese Commun ! ist representative in the United ! Nations in place of the Chinese | Nationalist government delegate. j~ Obviously, any action by the I Peiping government directly flout j ing Security Council resolutions ! about Korea would serve to lessen | what support the Chinese Com munists have for U. N. member-, : ship. Twdce as many potatoes are, grown in the United States today; i*s in 1925. / Ezra Stirewalt Dies; Executive Secretary Of Schindler Company Ezra N. Stirewalt. 65. executive secretary of Schindler's Peanut Products, Inc., 914 Eleventh street S.E., died of a heart attack yes terday. He lived at 1366 Hamilton street N.W. Mr Stirewalt left his office and was on the way to the National Capital Bank when he collapsed shortly before noon on the side walk in front of 762 Eleventh street S.E. He was pronounced dead by a Gallinger Hospital physician. Born in Luray. Born in Luray. Va„ Mr. Stire walt was the son of the late Rev. J. N. Stirewalt. a Lutheran min ister, and Emily Ann Stirewalt. He came to Washington in 1913 and for many years was office manager and auditor of the Na tional Biscuit Co. here. He had been with Schindler’s for the last 21 years. Mr. Stirewalt was financial sec retary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kathleen Leech Stirewalt; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hassler of Westgate. Md.. and a son, Rob ert Stirewalt of the Hamilton street address. Funeral Rites Tomorrow. He also leaves five brothers. J. M. Stirewalt of the Hamilton street address; V. P. and J. P. Stirewalt, both of Luray; the Rev. Dr. A. J. Stirewalt, a Lutheran | missionary in Tokyo, and M. L. I Stirewalt of Martinsburg, W. VaJ Funeral services will be held at j 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Hines fu neral home, 2901 Fourteenth street N.W. Additional services will be held! at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Marks j Lutheran Church. Luray. the church hts father founded. Burial will be in Luray. Defense ♦ Continued From First Page.) line preparatory to a general counterattack can be made. Meanwhile, the offer of the Union of South Africa to send United Nations forces fighting in Korea was formally accepted to day. Defense Secretary Johnson ac cepted the contribution at a Pen tagon ceremony with Ambassa dor J. P. Jost of South Africa. The ambassador said that his country would send the pilots and ground crews to Korea as soon as transportation could be arranged. Mr. Johnson said that that would be taken care of within a few days. South Africa will buy the planes and equipment from this country and take delivery in Korea. More Air Fields Built. The announcement followed the statement of an Air Force briefing officer that American air recon naissance had disclosed an in crease in construction of air fields in Korea, but he said that at the moment there was little Com munist activity and the Reds were believed to have no more than 14 to 16 planes at present with few of them operating. While the leaflet dropping was a psychological idea, it did sug gest to a Russian satellite that its Red government would be erased. This brought up anew the question of whether United Nations forces planned to cross the 38th parallel and invade the Communist north. President Turman has said that the question of crossing the par alel boundary line would be taken up when the situation arose and Defense Secretary Johnson testi fied on Capitol Hill on July 25 about “going forward, in accord ance with the planning of the joint chiefs of staff and Gen. MacArthur, to the 38th parallel.” But a “free” Korea could mean only that the artificial boundary between the north and south would be wiped out—a campaign which might conceivably bring Chinese Communists, if not the Russians themselves, to the North Koreans’ rescue. “Preventive War” Move. The Soviet created the North Korean satellite state, using as a pretext a situation which devel oped when the World War II allies accepted the surrender of the Japanese armies. The 38th parallel, according to Secretary of State Acheson, was “intended to be purely a military line for the purpose of accepting surren der” of the Japanese by the Amer icans south of the parallel and the Russians north of it. But, he said, the line “solidified.” A decision to move north of the parallel would mean more than a military campaign—and might signal a move toward a “preven tive war” as laid down last week by Secretary of the Navy Mat thews in a Boston speech. The Matthews speech was * rig Brief Strikes Upset Ford Operations as Pay Protests Increase • y th® Associated Pr#s» DETROIT. Aug. 30.—A series of ; quickie strikes at Ford focused attention today on that firm’s policy in the auto industry's re- j vamped wage pattern. Brief walkouts yesterday at one time were reported to have upset operations at Ford’s big Rouge Plant. The CIO-United Auto Workers said the incidents reflected un rest over pay raises granted to Ford competitors which have in creased their hourly wage by as much as 10 cents or more. Ford made no comment. Through yesterday, half a mil lion auto workers had received pay boosts, but Ford had given no indication of what it intended to do. Employer of 115.000 hourly workers, the company was the only member of auto's ’ Big Three” which had not joined in the pro cession of pay increases. | Under its contract with the 1 union, Ford is not required to make any wage change before January 1. Chrysler, a Big Three member, ; voluntarily increased its rates by ! 10 cents. General Motors, the ; other member, puts a 5-cent hourly raise into effect Friday under its i cost-of-living clause. This adds to a previously contracted 4 cents increase. Together. General Motors and i Chrysler employ about 400,000 hourly workers. After two separate walkouts of tool and die workers yesterday and last night, Ford laid off a total of 6,600 employes tempor arily. All were called back today. ; however, Ford said the walkouts compelled the layoffs. Dispute Over 18 Men Keeps 4.500 Idle at Chrysler Plant i NEW CASTLE. Ind„ Aug. 30 f/P>. —A dispute affecting 18 men made 4.500 workers idle in the New Castle Chrysler plant today. Floyd Abston. local president of the CIO United Auto Workers, said: “This is not an authorized strike. Workers are at the gate and are asking others to respect their picket line.” He explained that the 18 men i were protesting the company's j failure to promote workers with seniority to replace some in a probationary status. L. H. Warner, 75, Dies; Was Friend of Coolidge . ly tK« Associated Press POMONA, Calif., Aug. 30.— Louis H. Warner, 75, who studied jlaw with Calvin Coolidge at Northampton. Mass., and was ap pointed by the late President to | the Pueblo Indian Land Board ^at Santa Fe. N. Mex., died yester day. Mr. Warner served 12 years as secretary to War Secretary John Weeks and was author of biog raphies on pioneer clergymen. He retired as judge and chairman of the Indian Land Board in 1945. His widow, Lucille, and a son. Gerald, serving with the United States embassy at Tokyo, survive. Thief Invents Lock HAMBURG OP).—The chief of * band of car thieves, now serving his sentence in an Offenburg jail, has invented a “theft proof” lock for cars, the Hamburg Abend blatt reported. The reformed car thief wants to patent his inven tion, the paper said. orously denied by the State De partment and the White House. Mr. Matthews offered to resign, but was told by the President to stay on the job. But Mr. Truman’s explanation that he is undecided about cross ing the 38th parallel and the curi ous phrasing of the Far East Com mand's psychological warfare leaflet to the North Koreans could be taken as a warning to Moscow that some consideration was being given to the possibility of avoiding a series of future “Korean incidents” by a move all the way to Manchuria. GAS HEAT CONTUSIONS Furnaces, Boilers 38 Month* to toy on Coo Bill tA. 3036 E. L. POE TA. 33*6 MIS Gtinift At*. N.W. Farmed, 17 Imr* With G*> Cmtw Cell f*r Oar L*« Price* Dr. Loyal Shoudy. 7 0, Dies; Bethlehem Steel Physician iy th* Associated Press BETHLEHEM. Pa., Aug. 30.— Dr. Loyal A. Shoudy, 70, chief of medical service for the Bethle hem Steel Co., died today in St. Luke's Hospital where he had been a patient since May. A native of Ellensburg, Wash., Dr. Shoudy was widely known as a pioneer in industrial medicine. He was one of the first to advo cate use of salt and sugar tablets for prevention of heat prostration and fatigue among industrial workers, and long had been ac tive in studies looking toward pre vention of silicosis, lead poisoning and tuberculosis. Dr. Shoudy was graduated from the University of Washington in 1904, played football and cap tained the first Husky basketball team. For nearly 30 years he acted as trainer for University of Washington crews competing in the Poughkeepsie regattas. He was graduated from the Uni versity of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1909. The ‘‘twinkling’’ of stars is said to be an illusion caused by human eye movements. Rites for H. Preston Hook, Farmer, Held at Croom Funeral services for H. Preston Hook. 64. prominent Croom (Md.) farmer and a member of an old Prince Georges County family, were held yesterday in St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Croom. Burial was in the family lot in the church cemetery. Mr. Hook died Saturday in Prince Georges General Hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage. A lifelong resident of Croom. Mr. Hook was the son of Samuel and Anna Duley Hook. On Oc tober 26, 1913, he carried Miss Cora Beatrice Wilson, who sur vives him.»Mr. Hook was active in the community affairs of Croom. Besides his widow, he is sur vived by four sons, James K., John P„ Earl J. and William A. Hook, and three daughters, Mrs. Eunice B. Wyvill, Mrs. M. Kath leen Curry and Mrs. Eleanor E. Brown. All reside in Croom with the exception of Mrs. Curry, of Honolulu. Nine grandchildren also survive. Publicity Setup Changed After Army X-Ray Row •y the Associated Press MILWAUKEE, Aug. 30. —The Wisconsin Military District, under whose jurisdiction a Milwaukee physician was averaging over $1,000 a day for examining X-ray plates, announced a new publicity J setup yesterday. Col. John F. Ehlert,, head of the district, issued instructions that all press requests for in formation should be referred to his office. | Previously two officers handled 'public relations. They are Maj. W. P. Fuller, who also commands the Army and Air Force recruiting station and the Army processing center, and Capt. Thomas Apple by, jr„ in charge of aviation cadet recruiting. Capt. Appleby, who confirmed the fact that Dr. Irving Cowan had averaged $1,125 daily the | first 20 days of August under his X-ray contract, was instructed to confine himself to recruiting. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Aug. 30 iTP). — Dr. S. S. 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