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Neither Party Seen Making Big Gain Tuesday
(Continued From First Page.) |n Vermont, Kansas, North and South Dakota, and Oregon. A total of five seats. This leaves 19 Senate contests In which the outcome appears less certain. These are in Idaho (2), Washington, California, Utah, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Wiscon sin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Con necticut (2), New Hampshire, New York, Indiana, Ohio, Oklahoma and Maryland. Narrowing it down still further; The Republicans seem to have better chances in the Senate races in California, Idaho (both races), Iowa, Ohio, Utah, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Indiana. Colorado and Connecti cut (one race). The Democrats appear to have the better chance in Washington, New York, Okla homa, Missouri, Illinois, Connecti cut (one race), and Maryland. G. O. P- Could Gain Eight Seats. If the G. O. P. got the breaks, it could gain eight seats in the Senate, one each in Idaho, Cali fornia, Utah, Pennsylvania, Illi nois, and Maryland, and two in Connecticut. On the other hand, if the Dem " ocrats have the breaks, they could gain six Republican seats in the following states—Indiana, Colo rado, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio and Wisconsin. The probabililities seem to be that the Republicans will gain five seats by winning in Idaho, Cali fornia, Pennsylvania, and Utah, and one Connecticut race. The Democrats probably will gain a aeat in Missouri and Colorado. This would mean a net gain of three Senate seats for the G. O. P. If it works out that way, the political complexion of the Sen ate in the 82d Congress would be 51 Democrats and 45 Republicans. The present ratio is 54 Democrats to 42 Republicans. Democrat Sees Gain. A Democrat who forecast Presi dent Truman's election in 1948, believes the Democrats will in crease their Senate lead by two seats at a minimum and four at a maximum. His estimate is that they have better than even chances to win in New Hampshire, Indiana, Idaho, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, and Ohio, a total of seven states. He figures they may lose seats in California, Pennsylvania and Utah. Contests for the House have been overshadowed by the major interest in gubernatorial and sen atorial races. The best estimates obtainable indicate the Repub licans will make a net gain of 20 to 30 seats. Some of the Democratic experts say, however, that the Democrats have a chance of gaining 10 seats, and that the worst they will do; will be a net loss or not more than 20 seats. They would regard either out come as a Democratic victory, on the theory that the normal off year gain of the minority party should be more than 20 seats. They believe that the Democrats have chances of picking up seats in Oregon, Wisconsin, Iowa, one i in Michigan now held by Repre- j sentative Engel, a Republican, and • perhaps one in Tennessee. Republican experts, on the other hand, say their party will make a net gain of from 25 to 30 seats. They believe they have good chances to gain in Ohio. Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania.1 Some of the more enthusiastic say that if the trend is strong: enough for the Republicans to gain above 30 seats, it will carry them all the way to control of the House. Of all the senatorial races, that In Ohio holds the most interest. There Senator Taft, the target of organized labor, is fighting des-; perately to defeat his Democratic i opponent. State Auditor Joseph T. Ferguson. Senator Taft's chances seem to depend on getting out j the rural Republican vote. Sena tor Taft is expected to win. In Illinois, Senator Lucas, Ma-! Jority Leader of the Upper House, is in a hard fight for re-election against former Representative Everett M. Dirksen, and the odds favor the Senator. In the President’s home State,: Missouri, the Democrats will, in all probability, elect former Rep resentative Hennings over Sena tor Donnell, Republican. Connecticut’s two senatorial races may result in one Republi-j can victory and one Democratic. Senator McMahon, Democrat, is expected to lead his ticket, and to win unless Gov. Chester Bowles, Democrat, should be de feated by more than 20,000 votes. Senator McMahon is opposed by Joseph E. Talbot. Prescott Bush, Republican, is given the edge over Senator Benton, Democrat, in the other race. Senator Lehman, Democrat, AS ELECTION DAY NEARS—Hudson, N. Y.—Lt Gov. Joe R. Hanley of New York reads telegrams and letters from well wishers as he recovers from a case of “complete exhaustion” in Columbia Memorial Hospital. With him is his daughter and secretary, Mrs. Kenneth Wilcox. THf 74-year-old Republican Senate nominee entered the hospital Wednesday. —AP Wirephoto. I generally Is conceded victory in I New York against the aged and 1 ailing Republican. Lt. Gov. Joe ; Hanley. Mr. Hanley is said to have killed whatever phance he may have had when he wrote his now famous letter to Representa tive W. Kingsland Macy, a Re | publican supporter, who had , loaned Mr. Hanley money for his campaign for the gubernatorial nomination. ! Vying in interest with the con 1 gressional elections are a series of gubernatorial contests. Both members of the 1948 Re publican national ticket, Gov. Dewey of New York and Warren of California, are up for re-elec | tion. Gov. Bowles. 100 per cent New and Fair Dealer; Ohio's dynamic Democratic Governor, Frank Lausche, and Paul Dever, Democratic Governor of Massa : chusetts. are all seeking to suc ceed themselves. In addition, there is a spec | tacular race for Governor in Penn sylvania, where crusading Rich ardson Dilworth, Democratic cjity i treasurer of Philadelphia, is a candidate against Judge John S. Fine, picked by Gov. Duff to suc ceed him. 34 States Xstme Governors. Thirty-four States elect Gover nors. Today the Democrats have 30 Governors to 18 for the Re publicans. They are hoping to gain three or four more—in South Da kota, Idaho, Iowa and Pennsyl vania. Some of that seems, how ever, like wishful thinking. The two headline gubernatorial races are in New York and Cali fornia. In the first, the outcome appears in considerable doubt, with both sides claiming victory. Gov. Dewey has been having a rough time overcoming the charges le velled against him by his Demo cratic opponent, Representative Walter A. Lynch, that he “bought! off” Lt. Gov. Hanley so that Gov.: Dewey could have a “draft” re nomination. The charges grew out of Hanley’s letter to Mr. Macy. Gov. Warren is regarded as cer tain of defeating James Roose velt, eldest son of the late Presi dent Franklin D. Roosevelt, in the California race. Democrats high in the councils of the party do not give Mr. Roosevelt a chance. Mr. Roose velt, however, has been conduct ing an active campaign, apparent ly against great odds. He has the name and, in large measure, the voice and persuasive promising ability of his distinguished father. Bowles Having Hard Time. Gov. Bowles, the main target of the Republicans in Connecticut, is having a difficult time. His opponent. Representative John Davis Lodge, brother of Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, has been throwing the book at Mr. Bowles, and so have all the other Republi can candidates for congressional and State office. Gov. Bowles won in 1948 by a scant 2,250 votes. | Democrats rarely win in the Nut meg State in an off year, and it will be a surprise to man^if Gov. Bowles pulls through. Gov. Lausche, who never has come out in support of Ferguson in Ohio and has left it in the air whether he will vote for Senator Taft or Mr. Ferguson, is almost certain to win re-election. Although he has no enthusiastic support by organized labor, for whom he has been entirely too in dependent at times, Gov. Lausche lias a great following in the State, including a lot of Republicans. Don Ebright, Republican Secre tary of State, is his opponent. Mr. Ebright's only chance of success would lie in a tremendous out pouring of Republican voters in support of Senator Taft, who wohld, in most cases, vote a straight party ticket. Big Vote Expected. In some quarters, it is remarked that the voters are apathetic; that they seem inclined to take little interest in the coming elec tions. which have been touted as holding the fate of the Nation. This seems incorrect, after a tour of the country from New York and Pennsylvania to Los Angeles and Seattle. More people are going out to vote in this off year election, it seems, than ever before. Registration is extremely high in most places for a non-Presi dential year. An Associated Press estimate of the total number of persons eligible to vote is 69.954, 470, a record. Prediction has been made by party leaders that the vote will run as high as 42,235,632. It is explained that this figure includes the votes already cast in the Maine election—held in Septem ber. In that election, the vote cast for gubernatorial and Con gressional candidates exceeded the totals for Maine in the Presi dential election of 1948. This increased registration and the prospects for a big vote may be indicative of a protest, and a protest would be lodged against the “ins.” However, much of the increase in registration has been due to active campaigns by the CIO and AFL. Better Training Urged For Newspaper Folk By tho Associated Press LOS ANGELES.—Medicine and journalism are the two most im portant professions, says Prof. Joseph A. Brandt, chairman of the graduate department of jour nalism at the University of Cali fornia. But journalism has been neg lected from a training standpoint, he believes. The men and women who prepare material used by the minds of the people should have the best possible training, he sug gests. The Weather Here and Over the Nation District of Columbia—Consider able cloudiness with some sun shine today; windy and colder with high in the low 50s. Colder tonight with low in the mid 30s. Tomorrow, fair and quite cool. Maryland and Virginia—Windy and cloudy; quite cold in the west ern portion. High today in Mary land, upper 40s; in Virginia, low 50-3. Snow flurries likely in moun tain areas. Colder tonight; fair and cool tomorrow. Snow flurries are expected today over the hilly parts of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania. Rain or snow is also forecast for the Upper Mississippi Valley. It will turn colder over the Northeastern States, but temperatures will moderate •omewhat over the Central part of the country. —AP Wirephoto. River Report. (From U. S. Engineers.) Potomac River cloudy at Harpers Ferry and Great Falls; Shenandoah cloudy at Harpers Ferry. • Readings at Washington Airport.) Humidity. Yesterday. Pet. Today. Pet. Noon -65 10 a m._84 f P.m.-65 8 P.m. _ 01 High and Low of Last 24 Hours. High. 76. at 2:30 p.m. Low. 50. at 10 n.m. Record Temperatures This Year. Highest, 06. on June 24. Lowest, 15, on March , , Tide Tables. (Furnished by United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.) . Today. Tomorrow. High- 3:13 a.m. 4:12 a.m. JfiJL -i-10:24 a.m. 11:14 a.m. High- ,1:50 p.m. 4:47 p.m. Low -10:54 p.m. 11:48 p.m. The Sun and Moon. _ . , Rises. Sets. Sun, today _ 6:40 6:03 Sun, tomorrow 6:41 5 02 Moon, today 1:47 a.m. 2:61p.m. Automobile lights must be turned on one-half hour alter sunset. Precipitation. Monthly precipitation In Inches in the Capital (current month to date): Month. J 050. Avg. Record. January - 1.01 3.55 . 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 -5.11 4.71 10.63 '86 August -7.21 4.01 14.41 '28 September _ 6.73 3.24 17.45 "34 October _ 3.59 2.84 8.81 "37 November - 0.54 2.37 7.18 '77 December _ 3.32 7.56 '01 Temperatures In Various Cities. High Low. High. Low. Chicago _ 39 31 New York 74 65 Cincinnati . 35 33 Philadelphia 74 59 Cleveland . 44 38 Pittsburgh. 63 43 Detroit _ 38 33 El Paso 66 37 i Milwaukee35 30 Fort Worth 55 30 Bismarck 64 31 New Orleans 54 46 Des Moines 42 20 San Antonio 63 35 Duluth ... 35 38 Boise _ 68 43 Kansas City . 48 27 Denver_ 69 34 Okla. Clty__ 61 27 Phoenix _ 86 54 Omaha- 47 24 S. Lake City 62 36 St. Louis- 46 34 Los Angeles. 91 HO Atlanta- 46 41 Portland __ 59 50 Boston - 66 48 San Diego 91 62 Jacksonvlllp 74 60 8. Francisco 76 54 Miami. 78 68 SeattlP.... 57 60 National Suicide Seen By Truman if Election Goes to Isolationists (Continued From First Page.) or inflation, in enumerating the gains the various segments of the population has made under Democratic rule. Insurgent Democrats who did much to disrupt the Truman pro gram escaped the President’s lash. Turning to business conditions, the President asserted that “as usual, the Republicans are trying to scare us by saying that the country is on the last mile to so cialism.” "What a long last mile it must be,” he said slowly, “private cor poration profits are now running a^t a rate of more than 40 billion dollars a year, and there are more private business enterprises than ever before..” Democrats, he said, have been the “salvation of free enterprise.” Sees Victory for Hennings. In his appeal for strengthened Democratic majorities, the Presi dent expressed conviction that Thomas C. Hennings, jr., would be elected to the Senate, succeed ing Senator Donnell, Republican. He also said the State would send a Democratic delegation to the House. At present, Missouri has but one Republican district in thirteen. The President got a tremendous reception when he walked on the stage just before time to go on the air, in company with Na tional Chairman William M. Boyle, jr., and joined other top Missouri Democrats including Treasury Secretary Snyder, Gov. Forrest Smith and members of the House delegation. Another ovation marked his in troduction. The crowd fell eblow prelimi | nary estimates. A police count I put the gathering at 8.500 to 9,000. Democratic publicity chiefs upp Democratic publicity chiefs i upped that to 11,000. The audi ; torium seats around 12,000. There was, however, no lack of S enthusiasm. And one spectator was cheered when he shouted “give ’em hell. Harry.” “I intend to,' ’the President re sponded. The shouter enjoyed his re ception so much that he re peated. Getting back into the swing of his 1948 “give-em-hell” tech nique, the President frequently interpoloted, to the evident de light of his partisan audience. In assailing isolationists, he took what was interpreted as an oblique shot at farmer Represen tative Everett Dirksen, of Illinois, wh ois campaigning for the Sen ate against Majority Leader Lucas, declaring that “we have one of them over here in Illinois." The President landed at Scott Air Force Base, some 26 miles south of St. Louis on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, at 3:55 p.m. central time. Waiting for him at the base were Mayor Joseph M. Darst of St. Louis and other Democratic leaders, and Representative Price. Democrat of Illinois, in whose district the base lies. Guard is Strengthened. With the attempt on the Presi dent’s life fresh fii mind, Illinois and Missouri officials had strengthened the customary guard, and at Belleville, 111., Police Chief R. G. Gibson brought out 30 National Guardsmen to augment his own force of 31. In downtown Belleville and East St. Louis, there were fair crowds to greet Mr. Truman, but else where, the line of spectators was thin, and the largest St. Louis turnout was in the vicinity of his hotel in the business district. After arriving at the hotel, the President attended a reception ar ranged by Mayor Darst for State leaders, local candidates and la bor representatives. He is remaining all night at the Jefferson Hotel, then will fly to Kansas City tomorrow morn ing. Because of the absence of his family, the Independence home is closed and the President will be quartered in his pent house suite in the Muehlebach Hotel. He speaks at Independence Monday afternoon, when the town receives a bronze copy of the Liberty Bell as a token of friendship from the people of An necy, France, a famed bell-cast ing center, then will vote early Tuesday in Independence and fly back to the Capital. Election (Continued From First Page.) ernment news columnist, will take to the air to analyze the effects of the election on the make-up of the House and Senate Civil Serv ice Committees. He will focus on key Congressional figures in Gov ernment employe legislation and how they have fared in the elec tion. Results in the nearby contests will be broadcast from The Star newsroom at 8:25 p.m., 8:55 p.m., 9:55 p.m., 10:25 p.m. and 11 p.m. The 11 p.m. broadcast also will provide a round-up of the late results in election races through out the Nation. The Star stations will start broadcasting national and local results with an hour-long broad cast beginning at 8 p.m. Mr. Can ham will give an election analysis at 9:30, to be followed by more election news until 10:30 p.m. On WMAL-TV, the broadcast ing of election results will be tele vised from 8:30 to 9 p.m. A sec ond telecast will be presented shortly after 11 p.m. For downtown pedestrians on election night. The Star will pro vide up-to-the-minute election re turns on its electric “Newsflashes” on the Hamilton Bank Building, Fourteenth and G streets N.W., and the Eleventh street side of The Star building. Eighty-seven Class A nursing schools offering 3-year courses to high school graduates have been accredited by the Japanese Minis try of Welfare. A AdenauerAsks Share For Reich in Defense Of Western Freedom (y th« Asiocioted Press FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 4.—West German Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer appealed to France tonight to let West Germany "sha^re in the defense of freedom.” The Chancellor’s plea was ap plauded by some 2,000 Germans during an election campaign speech at Stuttgart in the Ameri can zone of Wuerttemberg-Baden. Dr. Adenauer urged that France "recognize the need lor European solidarity” and give up its oppo sition to rearming West Germans to serve in a united European defense army. He also denounced his political foe. Dr. Kurt Schu macher, Socialist Party leader, for “giving the world the impres sion that we do not want to de fend our own freedom.” Speech Follows Warning. The chancellor spoke only 24 hours after the United States had published a warning to Germans that they had better stop their "haggling” over conditions and get ready to do their part in European defense. The warning appeared in the Neue Zeitung, the Amer icans’ official German-language newspaper published in this coun try. Dr. Adenauer made no direct reference to the Neue Zeitung article. His speech was the strong est public indorsement of .German rearmament he has made yet. The chancellor rebuked opponents of German rearmament as strongly as had the Americans in their published warning. Assails Socialists. Dr. Adenauer centered his at tack on Dr. Schumacher and his fellow Socialists, the chief oppo nents to the chancellor’s Chris tian Democrat party in this month’s series of State parlia mentary elections. Dr. Schuma cher has spoken repeatedly against German rearmament. Forty young: Communists who tried to interrupt the chancellor’s speech were evicted by police from the hall. The chancellor criticized a pro posal by French Premier Rene Pleven for gradual and partial participation of Germans in Eu rope’s military defense system. He added: “This plan requires years. I fear the Soviet Union will not give us that much time.’’ Spofford Leaves for London To Discuss Role for Reich By th« Associated Press Charles M. Spofford, a United States representative, left yester day for London for a new effort to solve the problem of using Germans in North Atlantic de fense forces. • Mr. Spofford heads the 12-na tion North Atlantic Council of Deputies which is due to meet at the end of next week. This group and the North Atlantic Military Committee were handed the Ger man problem after the defense ministers failed to solve it at their three-day meeting here. Determined French opposition to permitting Western Germany to form units as large as divisions was the major stumbling block at the defense ministers’ meeting. Meanwhile, negotiations for a so lution—which Secretary of State Acheson and Defense Secretary Marshall have predicted will be found soon—are expected to con tinue with France through dip lomatic channels. Austrians Striving To Sell More Barrels VIENNA.—The Austrian barrel industry, which before World War II exported a sizable part of its production — especially to the United States—is striving to de velop new markets in Greece and Spain. At present most of the barrels being exported are going to Italy. The Federal Spotlight ktw-- • >* •'-vh* Office Transfers to Other Cities Await Fringe Area Decision By Joseph Young Federal building officials are awaiting the outcome of President Truman’s proposal for the dispersal of some Government offices to fringe areas here, before considering any out-of-town decentraliza tion of Federal agencies. Many non-defense agencies are buzzing with rumors these days ii a.■ i.. • *-— __ me tiic uiieb ueing slated for transfer out of town. Tills is particularly true of the Patent 'Office, where employes hear different reports every day about where t h agency is go ing. Public Build i n g offici a 1 s, h o w e ver, de clare that “nothing Is brewing” at this time for the decentral ization of the Patent Office or any other -io«eph Yount. v.Ti»vci XiXiidiL agency. The Government is hoping that Congress will adopt the proposal cf President Truman for the dis persal of some Federal offices, with about 35,000 to 40,000 em ployes, to fringe areas between 20 to 30 miles of Washington. If Congress approves this plan, there will be no need for any decentralization of Government agencies here to other cities, building officials say. fhould the plan be rejected, some decentralization may be likely if Federal employment here continues to rise, it is said. How ever, building officials emphasize that at the present time no de centralization projects are being discussed. And even if the dis persal plan is rejected, any esti mate of which agencies and how many, if any, employes would have to be transferred out-of iown, is pure guesswork at this time, building officials declare. * * * * PRESIDENT’S SAFETY — The attempted assassination of Presi dent Truman at his temporary residence in the Blair House has again revived talk of plans to house the President and his fam ily on the Naval Observatory grounds. Some time ago such plans were discussed with White House offi cials and received interested at tention. However, the discussions lagged and nothing definite was done about it. Now with the at tempt on the life of Mr. Truman, the plan might be revived. A permanent residence would be constructed on the Naval Observa tory grounds for use of Mr. Tru man and all future Presidents. The White House would be used for business and social functions. I Those favoring this plan say that | the location—high up on Massa chusetts avenue—would afford the i President and his family plenty of space, privacy, and protection. * * * * AUDITIONS—Federal employes as well as the general public have been invited to attend the talent auditions sponsored by the Federal Recreation Committee at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Tuesday and Wednes day in the Commerce Department auditorium. They will be seated on a flrst come-flrst-serve basis on all three nights. There will be a different group of contestants, all of whom are Federal employes, on each night. In fact, so many applica tions have been received from Federal employes to participate in the talent entertainment contest that the recreation committee has been forced to limit the number of performers. However, those whose applications were not ac cepted will be given a chance to display their specialties at a later date. * * * * AWARD — The Washington chapter of the Society for Ad vancement of Management has been named as the best among the society’s 50 chapters through out the country. Many of the Washington chapter members are Government officials. INTERIOR—The following In terior Department employes here % louis & Ban proton,Itb. Owned & Operated by Nat Schoenberg 15% Off! NEW FALL SUITS, TOPCOATS, SPORT COATS, OVERCOATS AND SLACKS! Modern merchandising means moving merchandise. And that we haven’t been able to do because of the warm weather. To rrtake room for clothing arriving daily and in line with our policy to keep things moving—we are reducing brand new Fall clothing 15%. Choose from fine worsteds, shark skins, cheviots, flannels and other fine imported and domestic woolens. Make this your opportunity to save. 1 Suits, Topcoats, Overcoats Regularly $95_now $80.75 Regularly $75_now $63.75 Regularly $55_now $46.75 Other Prices Reduced Proportionately ' Sport Coats Slacks Reg. $45, now $38.25 Reg. $22.50, now $19.13 Reg. $35, now $29.75 Reg. $18.50, now $15.73 Reg. $29.75, now $25.29 Reg. $12.75, now $10.84 I Hatlonallv Famous Middishade Suits, SIS llll louts Se Ban Proton, Itb. 1 j 812 14th St. N.W. RE. 1396 llll have won awards for outstanding performance: Sallie M. Jeffries, Charles S. Lomack, Waldo G. Leland, Edward B. Swanson, Emma M. Thom, Jan Daniel, Theodore H. Haas, Robert E. Hess, David E. Thomas, Henry M. Borger, William A. Earl, Jacob Eskin, Sarah U. Otey, George A. Schultz, John W. Sheedy, Harvey L. Smith, Isaiah Washington, Dora E. Weaver and Jessie E. Morgan. In addition, the following In terior Department employes here have been given cash awards for meritorious suggestions: Ira B. Lykes, Henry J. Auth, jr., Robert Meyrowitz, Wililam C. Smith and John X. Combo. (Be sure to listen each Satur day at 6:15 p.m. to Joseph Young’s Federal Spotlight radio broadcast over WMAL, The Star station, featuring additional news and views of the Govern ment scene.) Readers' Guide Sunday, Nov. 5, 1950 SECTION A. General News. Lost, Found. Page A-3 Obituary. Page A-32 SECTION B. Sports, Resorts and Travel. Sports News. Pages B-l-7 Resorts and Travel. Pages B-10-11 Farm and Garden. Pages B-8-9 Educational. Page B-8 Jessie Fant Evans. Page B-8 Civics. Page B-ll Science Calendar. Page B-8 SECTION C. Editorial, Features, Amusements. Editorial Articles. Pages C-l-5 Art. Page C-ll John Clagett Proctor. Page C-2 Book Reviews. Page C-3 Crossword Puzzle. Page C-3 Editorials. Page C-4 Bridge. < Page C-3 Editorial Features. Pages C-4-5 Amusements. Pages C-6-7 Stamps. Page C-10 Music. Page C-ll Radio Programs. Pages C-8-10 SECTION D. Society, Women's Clubs. Society News. Pages D-l-28 Women’s Clubs. Pages D-4-5 Reader’s Clearing House. Pg. D-10 SECTION E. Classified Advertising, Financial. ! Classified Advertising Pages E-l-17 | Financial. ‘ Pages E-18-19 This edition contains This Week's Magazine of 40 pages, a 14-page comic section and 16 vaaes of rotoaravure. 2 Camp Pickett GIs Injured in Accident On Crain Highway Two soldiers were injured late yesterday when their car skidded on Crain highway, near T. B.. Md., and went over a 25-foot embank ment. Pfc. Conrad Miller and Pfc. Lewis M. Mucci, both about 20, Connecticut National Guardsmen stationed at Camp Pickett, Va., were taken to Casualty Hospital and later transferred to Walter Reed. Casualty Hospital reported that the Miller youth suffered possible rib fractures while Pfc. Mucci received a broken arm, cuts and bruises and possible other in juries. Pfc. Mucci was trapped in the car until the Marlboro Rescue Squad removed him. Other Accidents. Mrs. Alice Combes, 41, New York City, suffered a broken back yesterday when a car driven by her husband, John J. Combes, 45. skidded out of control, ran off Route 1 and overturned, four miles south of Woodbridge, Va. Mrs. Combes was admitted to Arlington Hospital. Mr. Combes was unhurt, according to State police. David Smoth, 10, of 33 Colum bia avenue, Takoma Park, suffered minor injuries yesterday when his bicycle collided with an automo bile at Carroll and Park avenues, Takoma Park. The boy was released after treatment at the Washington Sanitarium for head bruises and a cut hand. Police said the car was driven by Grover J. Purdy, jr„ 33, of 411 Garland avenue, Takoma Park. A 17-year-old Coolidge High School student who said he took his eyes off the road to swat a fly in his car was charged yesterday with failing to give full time and attention to his driving. The student, Carl D. Hevener, 6609 Fifth street N.W., collided with a car parked in the front of 6609 Piney Branch road N.W. He was treated for head cuts at Emergency Hospital and released. Child Critically Hurt Bethesda Naval Hospital ambu lance driver was charged with (failing to give the right of way i to pedestrians after he struck 'Donald Hall, 6, colored, of 355 K street S.W., at Fourth and (K streets S.W. yesterday, j The boy, who was crossing the | street, was said to be in critical (condition at Providence Hospital 'suffering a fracturefl skull. The j ambulance driver was William B. Minnis, 33. colored, of the 100 block of D street S.E. He was not driving an ambulance at the time of the accident. A Washington Daily News truck was in a collision with a car at Twelfth and L streets N.W. yes terday, setting off a Are alarm box. Charged with unauthorized (use of a vehicle and reckless driv jing was Harry W. Johnson, 22, of Garden City Apartments, Lee highway, Arlington, who was re leased from Emergency Hospital ; after being treated for elbow in juries. $9.75—itl for examination alone $9.7S—not for tbe lentei alone $9.75—not for framei alone Bifocal. 13.00 Additional Patened Framei Sllrhtlr Hither myimxnm OPEN DAILY •AILfiiS*- 932 F St. N.W., 2nd Floor ~ Metropolitan Theater Buildlnar Free Parkin* for our eus- _ _ tomera. Star Parkin* Plaza Uptown Address—1921 14th 8treet N.W. 10th * E N.W.