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High Police Officials
Close to Line of Fire
Jn New York Purge
ly the Associated Press
NEW YORK. Sept. 30.—Police
Commissioner Thomas F. Mur
phy’s sweeping purge of the graft
shaken New York Police Depart
ment moved nearer to the detec
tive division and the high brass
In the lineup room at police
headquarters yesterday, Mr. Mur
phy told 350 ranking officers he
was becoming aware of “corrup
tion in the detective division” and
among “some commanding offi
He said his wholesale demotion
of 336 plainclothesmen was just
the start of a bottom-to-top
shakeup of department personnel.
Confers With Dewey.
The plainclothesmen’s main
function was to curb gambling and
vice. Mr. Murphy sent the whole
crew back into uniform and to
pounding beats. Some of those
ousted were captains and lieuten
ants. He suggested to precinct
commanders that replacements
come from among recently ap
pointed members of the force.
The new commissioner, now only
five days in his job, started his
purge action soon after he con
ferred with Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
and Acting Mayor Vincent R.
The police scandal broke wide
open last week when Brooklyn
District Attorney Miles F. McDon
ald and a rackets-probing grand
Jury revealed evidence of a $1 mil
lion-a-year protection payoff to
eops by a $20 million-a-year
bookmaking ring.
Goldstein Assisting Probe.
Mr. Murphy’s reference to the
detective branch was the first time
an official publicly had mentioned
corruption in that police division.
He said evidence of graft in the
detective division appeared to be
Individual and did not affect whole
squads, and added:
“Honest men must not be hurt.
To our great body of loyal, decent,
honest policemen, I want to say
a word of encouragement. I feel
confident th at together we can re
store this department to its right
ful position in the highest confi
dence of the people.”
Gov. Dewey, meanwhile, re
vealed that State Attorney Gen
eral Nathaniel Goldstein had been
lending a hand in the investiga
tion for some time.
The Governor lauded both Mr.
Murphy and Mayor Impellitteri
for their roles in the graft inquiry.
He said any future action on his
part would depend on “how well
the job is done.” The Governor
has broad powers to remove mu
nicipal officials.
Hero of Historic Fight
On Yellow Fever Dies
By tH« Associetod Press
HAVANA, Cuba, Sept. 30.—
John Joseph Moran, one of the
heroes in the historic fight against
yellow fever at the beginning of
the century, died yesterday while
reading in bed. He was 74.
Mr. Moran and 17 other hos
pital corpsmen volunteered in
1900 to let mosquitoes bite them
in experiments conducted by Maj.
Walter Reed to find out what
caused the spread of the dread
sourge which had taken its toll
of Spanish American war troops.
Mr. Moran and the others re
fused an offer of $500 each for
subjecting themselves to the
mosquito bites. Mr. Moran con
tracted yellow fever and was
cured. He received a gold medal
and an annuity of $1,500.
Mr. Moran’s Cuban widow sur
vives him. Funeral services will
be held here today.
U. S. Drive Planned
For Christmas Toys
To Send to Korea
Sy the Associated Press
PASSAIC. N. J., Sept. 30.—A
drive tc collect clothing and toys
to send to Korean children for
Christmas was announced today
by the Marine Corps League.
John R. O’Brien, national senior
Tice commander of the league,
made the announcement with the
release of the text of a cablegram
sent to Synsman Rhee, South
Korea’s President.
Mr. O’Brien said the motion
picture industry would be asked
to co-opera +e by placing boxes for
the collection in theater lobbies.
THE GOVERNOR TELLS HIS STORY—Kansas City.—Gov. Forrest Smith of Missouri sits in the
witness chair before the Senate Crime Investigating Committee following his surprise appearance
yesterday. He told the committee the late Charles Binaggio, gangster victim, never tried to in
fluence him in matters pertaining to the Kansas City Police Department. —AP Wirephoto.
Crime Probe
(Continued From First Page.)

associates of Binagglo who were
brought here from Federal prison.
; They were Morris (Snag> Klein,
serving a term for vote fraud, and
Thomas (Tano) Lococo, sentenced
for income tax evasion.
Klein testified on his interest in
a race wire service and the Stork
Club in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Un
der questioning, he admitted tak
j ing over part interest in the club
without putting up any money.
Knew of No Protection.
Lococo said he was interested
jin several gambling enterprises in'
'Kansas City and owned a motel
in Arizona for which he paid
Lococo said as far as he knew
gambling received no protection
in Kansas City.
At a brief session last night, the
committee questioned Joseph
Digiovanni, who had been named
in previous testimony as a leader
in the Mafia. Mafia is a secret
Sicilian society.
Digiovanni said he had never
heard of Mafia.
The committee will open hear
ings in Chicago next week. After
that it will go to Philadelphia.
Chicago Officials Invited
By Senate Probers
CHICAGO, Sept. 30 (^.—Chi
cago’s Mayor, police commissioner
and state’s attorney have been in
vited to appear before a United
States Senate committee investi
gating crime in major cities.
The committee, which opens a
hearing here next Thursday, did
not subpoena the officials—Mayor
Martin H. Kennelly, Police Com-1
missioner John C.“Prendergast and j
State's Attorney John S. Boyle. |
However, all indicated they would
appear and tell the Senate group
their version of the Chicago
The city’s current crime investi
gation is in connection with the
slaying last Monday night of a
former police lieutenant and an
attorney. Both had been investi
gating crime and had offered to
reveal information. The ex-lieu
tenant turned private investigator,
William J. Drury, 48, was to have
been a witness before the crime
A Roman Catholic bishop and
a priest, in sermons at Mr. Drury’s
funeral services yesterday, lashed
at his detractors and described
him as "a martyr in the crusade
of decency.”
Meanwhile, police reported no
progress in their hunt for Mr.
Drury’s slayer. They also were
without clues to the slaying on
Monday night of Attorney Marvin
J. Bas, 45.
Churchill to Observe
Commons Jubilee
By th« Associated Press
LONDON. Sept. 30.—Winston
Churchill was elected to the House
of Commons for the first time 50
years ago tomorrow, and on Tues
day the Conservatives will give
him a “golden jubilee’ dinner.
Mr. Churchill first ran for the
House of Commons in 1899 in the
Oldham district but was defeated.
He tried again in the same dis
trict October 1, 1900, and won.
Since then he has sought re
election 16 times and suffered de
feat four times. He has served in
the House continuously since 1924.
The dinner honoring the Con
servative Party leader, wbp will
be 76 on November 30, will be
given at the Savoy Hotel.
Colorado Warden Indicted
On Embezzling Counts
By the Associated Press
CANON CITY, Colo., Sept. 30.—
Warden Roy Best was indicted
last night on five counts on steal
ing or embezzling property of the
Colorado Penitentiary he has ruled
since 1929.
The indictment was handed
down by the Fremont County |
grand jury. It took testimony fori
two weeks from convicts, workers
at Best’s private ranch. State of
ficials and others. District At
torney John Stump Witcher said
it would reconvene October 26 to
hear further testimony.
Best declared he is “ready to
go into court anytime—the quick
er the better.” He termed the
charges “petty stuff” and said
they came from “disgruntled con
victs and ex-employes.”
District Judge Joseph D. Blunt
set bond at $10,000 — $2,000 on
each count. It immediately was
posted by Mayor Archie Reeves
and seven other leading business
Best is accused of taking 20
sheets of plywood valued at $230,
one iron stock-watering tank, one
iron headgate, one ton of coal and
300 fee* of iron pipe.
Wallace Writes Mao
Urging Friendship
By AssoeioUd Pres*
SOUTH SALEM, N. Y.. Sept. 30.
—In a letter attacking the Soviet
Union, Henry A. Wallace yester
day urged Chinese Communist
Premier Mao Tze-tung to remem
ber his country’s traditional
friendship with the United States.
“Unless the new China is in
terested in joining with the U. S.
S. R. in an insane drive toward*
world conquest, it is high time
that she consider the funda-!
mentals of an understanding with,
the United States as a necessary1
preliminary to settling the Korean
problem, the Formosan problem
and entry into the United Na
tions,” Mr. Wallace wrote.
The open letter—sent airmail
to Mao in Peiping—was picked up
by the State Department’s Voice
of America and broadcast to all
parts of the world.
It marked a further move in
Mr. Wallace’s political position.
At the outbreak of the Korean
war he condemned the Soviets as
the aggressor, and shortly after
ward broke with his own Pro
gressive Party when it opposed
American intervention there.
“You are going to continue to
be Communist,” he wrote Mao,
“but that doesn’t mean that your
papers must continually preach
hatred for the United States, and
it doesn’t mean that you must
slavishly obey orders from Mos
“I can understand how Russia,
under her present leadership,
might want to get China into a
war with the United States. But
I am sure that no responsible
leader in China wants to see any
thing of that sort happen.”
Mr. Wallace, a plant breeder
in private life and Secretary of
Agrculture before he was Vice
President, said he wrote to Mao
“as one farmer to another.”
Historic buildings are to be
preserved at Wantage, England, j
birthplace of Alfred the Great.
The Weather Here and Over the Nation
District of Columbia—Cloudy, j
highest near 70 this afternoon.!
Cloudy tonight and tomorrow with
some drizzle or rain during the
night and early morning. lowest
tonight about 60.
Maryland and Virginia—Over
east with considerable fog and
some drizzle tonight and early to
morrow. Lowest 55 to 60 degrees.
Wind velocity at 11:30 o'clock
this morning, 7 miles per hour;
direction, northeast.
District Medical Society rag
weed pollen count for 24 hours
ended 9 a.m., September 30, 10
grains per cubic yard of air but
incomplete due to rain.
There will be occasional rain tonight along the coastal areas
©f the North and Middle Atlantic States. A broad area of rain
Is expected tonight to extend from the Mississippi Valley through
th* Rockies. —AP Wirephoto.
River Resort.
'From United States Engineers.)
Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Ferry
and Great Falls; Shenandoah cloudy at
Harpers Ferry.
'Reading* at Washington Airport.)
Yesterday Pet. Today Pet.
Noon -67 R a.m._94
4 p.m.-66 JO a m._90
5 p.m. -77 1 p.m._75
Midnight 88
High and Low of Last 24 Honrs.
High, 71 at 1:10 p.m.
Low. 60. at 4:40 a m.
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 96 on June 24.
Lowest. 15. on March 3.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
. . Today Tomorrow
High-10:20 a.m. 10:58 a.m.
Low - 5:13 a.m. 5:54 a.m.
High-10:43 n.m. 11:22 p.m.
Low - 5:06 '.m. 5:40p.m.
The San and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
Sun. today _ 6:03 a.m. 5:53 p.m.
Sun. tomorrow 6:04 a.m. 5:51 p.m.
Moon, today _ . 7:55 p.m. 10:28 a.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation In Inches In the
Canital (current month to date):
Month. 1950. Avg. Record.
January _ 1.91 3.65 7.83 37
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 ’89
June _ 3.14 4.13 10.94 ’00
July _ 4.97 4.71 10.63 ’86
August _7.21 4.01 14.41 ’28
September _ 6.73 3.24 17.45 ’34
October _ 9.84 8.81 ’87
November_ 2.37 7.18 '77
December . 3.32 7 56 ’01
Temperatures In Various Cities.
High Low High Low.
Albuqueroue 85 59 New York 67 61
Atlantic City 63 62 Norfolk 67 Ho
Atlanta .. 71 63 Omaha 81 67
Bismarck., 50 37 Philadelphia 68 60
Boston_ 63 58 Phoenix 101 71
Detroit_ 8 i 56 Pittsburgh 70 54
Duluth _ 55 58 Ptld., Me. _ 63 48
El Paso 90 67 Ptld., Oreg. 63 37
Indianapolis 80 57 Richmond,. 67 59
Kansas City 83 65 St. Louis 81 61
Los Angeles. 71 51 S. Lake City 66 3.3
| Memphis . 76 67 S. Antonio . 90 74
Miami ... 86 79 8. Francisco 64 42
I Milwaukee, _ 76 68 Beattie_ 68 36
N. Orleans,. T8 74 Tampa_ 88 73
Sergt. Mason W. Gray,
County Policeman,
Dies of Polio at 33
A 33-year-old Montgomery
County police sergeant died in
Frederick Memorial Hospital early
today from bulbar polio.
He was Sergt.
Mason W. Gray
3d, 33, head of
the police com
m u n i c a tion^
system at Rock
ville. Sergt.
Gray lived on
a farm near
Poolesville, Md.;
The police
sergeant, a:
Coast Guard
-veteran of
Serft. Gray. World War II,
was stricken Wednesday after
having worked the night before.
Sergt. Gray was the only son of
the late Maj. Mason W. Gray, 2d,
and Mrs. Beryl Evans Gray. He
was born at Fort McIntosh,
Laredo, Tex. Maj. Gray, a Regu
lar Army officer, was killed in
France during World War I.
Sergt. Gray joined the county
force in 1941. He joined the Coast
Guard in 1942 and was assigned to
the cutter Duane. He served in
the Mediterranean area and par
ticipated in the invasion of South
ern France.
Besides his widow, he is survived
by his mother and three children,
Mason W. Gray, 4th, 7; Jane, 3,
and Elizabeth Dean, 3 months.
Funeral services have not been
completed, but his family said he
probably will be buried in Arling
ton Cemetery, where his father is
Two Maryland Plants
Told to End Pollution
Sy »b« Associated Press
BALTIMORE, Sept. 30.—'The
State Water Pollution Control
Commission has given two big in
dustrial plants in Western Mary
land 12 months to plan and get
foto operation cleansing systems
to keep pollution out of Maryland
Extensions probably will be
granted, however, if these dead
lines cannot be met practicably,
the commission indicated.
The commission acted yesterday
after replies had been received
from the Celanese Corp. of Amer
ica in Cumberland and the West
Virginia Pulp & Paper Co. at Luke,
Md„ describing what they were:
doing about beginning treatment
The commission also began pre
paring a bill to put before the
next General Assembly providing
for a deadline beyond which no
new industrial plants could pollute
the State’s streams—without the
approval of the commission.
The city of Cumberland also re
ported it had awarded a contract
September 7 for a sewage disposal
Celanese explained it was de
voting much time and money to
the process but that it was slow
and would require extended time.
West Virginia Pulp & Paper re
ported on a number of internal
plant changes that should result
in recovery of some wastes.
Tibet Considers Offer
To Join Chinese Reds
ly Associated Press
NEW DELHI, India, Sept. 30.—
Members of a Tibetan diplomatic
delegation here confirmed today
that preliminary talks on relations
between Tibet and Communist
China have been held with Chinese
Ambassador Yuan Chung Hsien.
They said they are now await
ing instructions from their gov
ernment in Lhasa.
Red China has offered Tibet
“regional autonomy” if the Tibetan
ruler, the Dalai Lama, and his
government join the Red regime!
Fire Truck Qualifies
For 1,000-Mile Test;
It Took 32 Years
By th« Associated Press
QUESNEL, British Colum
bia, Sept. 30.—The fire en
gine at nearby Smithers
doesn’t get around very much.
Quesnel’s weekly Cariboo
Observer reported the Smith
ers Fire Department took its
“new” fire truck to a dealer
for the 1,000-mile service in
spection. The dealer refused
to do it.
His reasons? First, the
truck was purchased in 1928
and had taken 32 years to
run up its first 1,000 miles.
Second, the original dealer
had long since sold out.
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Canada May Reduce
Exchange Value of
American Dollar
By th« Associated Press
OTTAWA, Sept. 30.—American
tourists may see the end of cheap
er Canadian dollars today as the
Dominion’s cabinet meets to re
view foreign exchange rates. The
session is widely expected to result
in boosting the value of Canada’s
money in terms of United States
Ottawa and New York financial
circles regarded last night’s Cana
dian announcement that foreign
exchange dealings would be tem
porarily suspended as an almost
certain prelude to narrowing—or
closing—the 9-cent gap between
the United States and Canadian
At present the Canadian dollar
is officially at a 9.1 per cent dis
count in terms of its American
counterpart. In other words, one
Canadian dollar is worth 91 United
States cents.
Talk Stimulated.
A striking improvement in Can
ada’s gold and dollars resources
has stimulated talk for some time
that an upward revaluation of the
Dominion currency might be in
the winds. A strong hint in that
direction was seen in Canada’s re
cent decision to lift or modify im
port restriction on many products
bought from the United States.
The pause in foreign exchange
dealings was announced by Fi
nance Minister Douglas Abbott.
He said the matter was being dis
cussed with the International
Monetary Fund, official guardian
of foreign exchange rates.
Mr. Abbott also cautioned that
it would be "inadvisable” for the
public to "form conclusions as to
what action would be taken until
an official announcement is made.”
No Indication Given.
He gave no indication wrhen that
might be, but financial observers
expected it later today or Sunday
so that normal trading may be re
sumed Tuesday at the latest.
A similar suspension—designed
to freeze currency speculation—
lasting one day ushered in Can-'
ada’s devaluation of her dollar to
the present 9-cent level below the
American dollar about a year ago.
That was when Britain slashed
the value of the pound sterling
and touched off a wave of de
valuations around the globe.
Insurance Men Urged
To Combat Inflation
The National Association of Life
Underwriters yesterday was urged
to wage a Nation-wide campaign
to help preserve the purchasing
power of the dollar.
In a speech at the closing of the
underwriters’ convention at the
Statler Hotel. Paul F. Clark, presi- j
dent of the John Hancock Mutual
Life Insurance Co., called on the
association to present the argu
ments for solid fiscal principles in
Government to 80 million policy
Mr. Clark pointed out that a
recent survey showed the buying
power of the dollar had declined
from 25 to 75 per cent in the last
10 years. Of those persons inter
viewed, he declared. 63 per cent
attributed the decline to high Gov
ernment spending and taxes.
After the new officers and trus
tees were installed yesterday, O.
Sam Cummings, manager of the
Kansas City Life Insurance Co. at
Dallas, was presented with the
John Newton Memorial Award for
outstanding service to the Institu
tion of Life Insurance for 1950.
H. Cochran Fisher, 2820 Brandy
wine street N.W., was named
chairman of the Committee on
Nominations for the coming year.;
Broadcasts Announced
By Arlington Churches
Two Arlington churches will
broadcast their 11 a.m. services
tomorrow. Clarendon Presbyter
ian Church, the Rev. Isaac Steen
son in charge, will broadcast over
Station WARL and Wilson Boule
vard Christian Church, the Rev.
Glendale Burton in charge, over
Station WEAM.
The Rev. T. Grady Hutchinson,
of Fair-Park Baptist Church, will
broadcast daily devotions at 8:45
a.m. Monday through Friday over
Station WARL and the Rev. W.
E. McDowell, of First Nazarene
Church, Alexandria, Va„ at 10:15
a.m. the same days over Station
Couch Fire Kills Three
NEW YORK. Sept. 30 f^P)._
Smoke streaming from a burning
couch early today asphyxiated
three small children as they slept
in their Brooklyn apartment.
Neighbors roused the sleeping
mother, Mrs. Helen Roeber. The
father was away at the time.
Cause of the blaze was not de
Pure-Blood Rabbits Raised
More than 60 varieties of “thor
oughbred” rabbits are being raised
in Great Britain—mostly exhibi
tion-quality stock—and rex rab
bits have sold for as much as $145,
with the demand from America
for British stock tremendous, Lon
don reports. I
with Charles E. Wilson, president of the General Electric Co. and
national chairman of the Community Chests of America, at the
microphone over which he urged the Nation to support the Chest
drive last night.
■ . ■ ... H
(Continued From First Page.)
young mothers who must work for
a living; we help older people who
need assistance.
“Our gifts to the Community
Chest help all these people and
many others—for the Chest in
cludes most of the private or
ganizations, in our towns and
cities, that provide health and
welfare services.
Strengthens Democracy.
“By giving to the Community
Chest we fulfill the Biblical in
junction to help thy neighbor.
But we do more than that. When
we help our neighbors—young and
old alike—we make them better
able to be self-reliant fellow citi
zens. And that is good for all of
us. It knits the community more
closely together, and strengthens
our democratic way of life.
"This year, the Community
Chest needs your support more
than ever, because the Chest must
7,000 Homing Pigeons
To Be Released on
Chest Drives' Opening
Nearly 7,000 homing pigeons
will be released on the Wash
ington Monument Grounds at
8 a m. tomorrow to mark the
opening of the Nation’s Com
munity Chest drives.
The birds will fly to nearby
States in competition for a
number of trophies for their
owners, members of the In
ternational Federation of Pi
geon Fanciers and the Amer
ican Pigeon Racing Union.
Similar liberations are
planned in other cities next
meet emergency needs of the men
and women in our Army, Navy,
and Air Force.
“During the next year, we shall
double the size of our Armed
Forces. We shall need many new
Community Chest activities to pro
vide recreational facilities for tens
of thousands of young men and
women away from home for the
first time. Every veteran remem
bers the fine work of the U. S. O.
in this country and overseas, and
knows how important this service
is to young people far from their
homes and families.
Aid to Defense,
“And every man wno goes into
the service of his country will be
glad to have the assurance that
Red Feather agencies will be
standing by. ready to help his
family if illness or accidents strike
while he is away from home.
"We must not hesitate when our
Community Chest calls upon us
this year for additional funds to
help meet these needs. In a very
real sense, our contributions will
be for the national defense.
“Through your Red Feather
campaign, I earnestly urge you
to accept your responsibility to
ward your fellow citizens — the
young ones growing up and need
ing intelligent guidance, those
struggling with problems they can
not meet alone, the lonely and the
aged, the sick and the handi
capped. Add to them the young
men and women in our Armed
Forces, and you know how im
portant it is to give—and give
enough for all the services united
under the banner of the Red
Jolson Back From Korea
HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 30 UP).—
A1 Jolson is back home from a
whirlwind entertainment tour in
When he took off September 10,
he expected to be permitted only
to entertain convalescents in
military hospitals in Japan. But
he went to the fighting fronts in
stead, he told newsmen last night.
Young on Vacation
Joseph Young is on vaca
tion. The Federal Spotlight
column will be resumed on
October 10. The Federal Spot
light radio program, however,
will continue to be heard reg
ularly at 6:15 pm. each Sat
urday over WMAL, The Star
Gl Recovering After Doctors
Take Bit of Shell From Heart
A 33-year-old Army sergeant is
recovering today at Walter Reed
Hospital after doctors removed an
inch-long shell fragment from his
Dr. Brian Blades, professor of
surgery at George Washington
University Medical School and
consultant on thoracic surgery at
Walter Reed, yesterday directed
the three-hour operation on the
soldier, who was wounded in Korea
six weeks ago.
To remove the jagged fragment
Dr. Blades and his two assistants
had to lay open the sergeant’s
chest cavity and lay bare his heart.

Dr. Blades was assisted by Maj.
John S. Paul and Maj. Francis N.
Cook, Army doctors.
The fragment had lodged in
the wall of the right side of the
heart. The sergeant underwent
two weeks of careful pre-opera
tional tests. Dr. Blades, who per
formed the same type of operation
while serving in the Army during
World War II, said the sergeant’s
courageous attitude toward the
delicate operation was a great aid
to him and the other doctors.
The sergeant is reported in good
condition today. His name was
not released.
I i
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27-7 upset last week by Georgia,
the Terrapins were slightly fa
vored by most experts.
Parade Is Called Off.
The brigade of Midshipmen, ap
proximately 3,700-strong, set out
from Annapolis this morning,
forming a motorcade of 82 buses,
but the customary pre-game pa
rade will be missing. The brigade
was scheduled to parade into
Byrd Stadium, named for Dr.
Harry C. Byrd, president of the
University of Maryland, but the
new, rain-soaked sod on the field
was deemed too soft.
A victory for Maryland would
reduce much of the sting of last
week’s defeat in Georgia, when the
favored Terps bowed after wilting
in the 84-degree temperature dur
ing the second half.
Navy will be playing not only
its first game of the season, but
its first under Coach Eddie Erde
latz, 36-year-old Californian, who
served as end coach at Annapolis
several years ago and was line
coach of the San Francisco Forty
Niners of the All-America Con
ference in 1948 and 1949.
Navy Appears Stronger.
Navy won only three games last
year and a .total of only five games
in the last four seasons, but it is
believed the Midshipmen will be
stronger. The last two plebe teams
at Annapolis were very strong and
most of these players are varsity
members this year.
Coach Jim Tatum of Maryland
is fearful of Navy’s passing attack,
which will be centered around
Quarterback Bob Zastrow, who
won All-America honorable men
tion last year, his first as a varsity
performer. Navy generally is con
ceded an edge at the vital quar
terback position because of Zas
trow, although in his debut last
week Sophomore John Scarbath
of the Terps shone brightly.
Maryland's big line, featuring
End Elmer Wingate, Guard Bob
Ward and Tackle Ray Krouse, is
rated stronger than Navy’s.
First Game Played in 1905.
The two teams first met in 1905,
when Navy won a 17-0 victory.
The Midshipmen won 12-2 in 1906,
12-0 in 1907 and 57-0 in 1908,
when football relations tempo
rarily were severed.
Resuming in 1913, Navy romped
over Maryland, 76-0. Three years
later the Terrapins succeeded in
holding the score to 14-7, but in
1917 the Tars rolled up a score of
Again Maryland was dropped
from the schedule, but when the
Old Liners were played again in
1930 they began to give the Mid
shipmen real contests. They lost
by only 6-0 in 1930 and finally
triumphed by the same score in
1931. The following year Navy
won, 28-7, and in 1934 (there was
no game in 1933) the 16-13 thriller
closed out the rivalry until today.
Coroner's Jury Acquits
Policeman of Killing
Pvt. Daniel Wolff of the Wash
ington Terminal police force, who
shot and killed one man and
wounded another in the terminal
garage September 10, was exon
erated by a coroner’s jury yester
The jury ruled that Pvt. Wolff
acted in self-defense when he
fatally wounded Oliver Davis, col
ored, 26, of the 1300 block of Wal
lace place N.W. Ernest F. Pear
son, colored, 22, of Philadelphia,;
was wounded by bullets from the
policeman’s gun. Pvt. Wolff told
the jury the man attacked him
when he told them they could not
park their car in the garage.
Woman's Death by Gas
Under Investigation
The Are marshal’s office today
was investigating the cause of
gas fumes in a Florida avenue
apartment house which took the
life of one woman and overcame
two others yesterday afternoon.
The victim. Miss Myrtle L.
Wadsworth, 48, a clerk in the Bu
reau of Mines, of the Interior De
partment, died in her bedroom
on the second floor of the Cor
dova apartment house at 1908
Florida avenue N.W. The room
was filled with gas fumes which
may have come from a coal-burn
ing hot-water heater in the base
ment under the apartment.
Miss Wadsworth had worked for
the Bureau of Mines for eight
years. Her legal residence was
Miami, Fla.
Coroner A. Magruder Mac
Donald said he will issue a certifi
cate of accidental death.
Mrs. Henry O. Gaylord 68, in
whose apartment Miss Wadsworth
roomed, was overcome by gas but
managed to telephone for help.
Miss Jane R. Schwenck, occupant
of a first-floor apartment, was
made ill by fumes. Both were
treated by physicians.
15 Philadelphia Hotels
To Defy Strike Closing
By th» Associated Press
teen of Philadelphia’s largest
hotels, ready for delegates to a
large convention and hopeful of
baseball fans lor a World Series
opener here next week, say they’ll
stay open despite a strike threat.
They have been given notice by
1 the AFL and CIO that unless
contract demands are met by mid
night tomorrow some 5,000 em
ployes will stop work.
The Bellevue-Stratford Hotel
, Corp went to court yesterday and
obtained a temporary injunction
against the proposed strike. The
unions say the walkout is over
demands for wage increases and
I better working conditions.
Judge James Gay Gordon, jr.,
who issued the temporary injunc
tion, is attempting te bring to
gether management and union
representatives for a conference
today in his chambers.
The joint union committee says
it is seeking a $3 weekly in
crease for workers now making $32
a week or less, $2 more for those
making $32 to $40 and $1 a week
raise for those receiving more
i than $40.
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Marlboro Track Cleared
Of Negligence in Fire
By the Associated Press
BALTIMORE, Sept. 30.—Chair
man H. Courtenay Jenifer of the
Maryland Racing Commission
| said today no evidence of ncglf -
j gence had been found in the Sep
tember 23 fire which cost the lives
of 23 horses at Marlboro race
The fire razed two stables at
the half - mile track. Twenty
horses were burned or smothered
to death. Three others were de
Mr. Jenifer said investigation
disclosed that a watchman had
inspected the stables a few min
utes before the fire broke out. He
added that firemen were on the
scene within 10 minutes after the
The big problem, Mr. Jenifer
said, was that the grooms had
| left because it was Saturday night.
"Consequently, there weren’t
enough people to look after the
individual horses.”
Fourth Precinct Policeman
Beaten Attempting Arrest
Policeman Charles J. Howard of
the fourth precinct was severely
beaten early today when he at
tempted to arrest a colored man
in the 400 block of K street
His own night stick was shat
tered on the policeman’s shoulder
during the fight with the man
and three companions. He was
treated at Providence Hospital and
later sent home.
Pvt. Howard said he forced one
of his assailants to get out of
an automobile and walk with him
to a patrol box where he called
for a patrol wagon. Another man
and two women, the officer said,
joined his prisoner and knocked
him to the ground. One of the
men tried to gouge his eyes, the
policeman said. Before the patrol
wagon arrived the two men and
their companions leaped into their
car and drove away.
No food shortages. The Presi
dent has stated that neither food
shortages or rationing are in
prospect, despite the fighting in
Korea. Don’t hoard.
Ifye J&undmj J&iaf
With Doily fcvyrung (ditioa
Editorial Feature Section — Washington Correspondent Joseph
Hanlon offers statistical proof that inflation has arrived and
cites cases to bolster his argument that it’s high time the
administration took strong action instead of resorting to
strong words to curb the ever-widening spiral.
What has been the impact of the Korean war on the
political picture in the United States? Gould Lincoln, political
analyst for The Star, offers a possible answer.
Star Pictorial Magazine—16 pages of illustrated articles including
the interesting photo-feature “Treasure Hunt for Uranium."
Also a picture series of a famous Texas rancher, “Rope
Slingin’ Sammy Baugh.”
This Week Magazine—William I. Nichols, editor of This Week,
offers a thought-provoking article titled “Needed Now: An
Emancipation Proclamation for The Russian People.”
Also read about an amateur detective, whose methods were
distinctly baffling, particularly to her beautiful sister who only
wanted to catch a man, in "Molly, The Private Eyeful,” a short
story by Dick Ashbaugh.
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brings you colorful coverage of your favorite sports>including
the most complete list of Saturday's football scores.*
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