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Cloudy and cold this afternoon and to night. High today near 20 and low tonight around 14. Tomorrow mostly cloudy, not so cold. (Full report on Page A-2.) Midnight, 17 6 a.m. ...14 11 a.m. ...15 2 a.m. ...15 8 a.m. ...13 Noon_17 4 a.m. ...14 10 a.m. 14 1 p.m. 17 Guide for Readers Page Amusements _.B-14 Church News A-6-9 Classified — B-5-11 Comics_B-12-13 Editorial _A-4 Edit’l Articles __A-5 Page Lost and Found A-3 i Obituary_A-6 ! Radio _B-13 I Real Estate ..B-l-4 ! Society, Clubs .A-ll I Sports_A-10-11 An Associated Press Newspaper 99th Year. No. 34. Phone ST. 5000 irk WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1951—'TWENTY-SIX PAGES. Home Delivery, Monthly Rates: Evening and Sunday, $1.50; & pPVrrTQ Evening only, $1.10; Sunday only, 45c; Night Pinal, 10c Additional. J- O Steel Scrap Price Rolled Back; Aluminum Banned in 200 Items; Use of New Rubber Is Curbed - ♦-—_______-. - .. Order Not Expected To Bring Any Cut In Cost of Steel By Francis P. Douglas The Government today rolled back the price of steel scrap and Iron scrap and also prohibited use of aluminum in more than 200 “less essential” products. The iron and steel price roll back order, effective next Wednes Woge Freeze Relaxed to Allow Merit and Progression Raises. Page A-3 day, came from the Office of Price Stabilization. OPS estimated the rcll-back at $10 a gross ton on standard grades of scrap, with larger roll-backs up to $60 a ton on special grades. The National Production Au thority issued the ban on use of aluminum. It also cut back fur ther the use of new rubber in automobile tires and other civilian rubber products. It ordered an increase in production of camel back for recapping tires. - No Finished-Steel Price Cut. So far as could be learned the OPS order relating to steel andj iron scrap is not expected to cause any cut in the price of finished steel. It is expected, however, to" make it easier to prevent later rises in steel prices. Scrap makes up about half of the total weight of raw materials going into steel production. The rubber order cut bacx further the use of new rubber In automobile tires and other civilian rubber products, or dered an increase in the pro duction of camelback for recap ping tires, and warned the rubber industry that by March 1 or soon afterwards the use of natuya'l rub ber will be eliminated from some products. The aluminum ban is effective April 1. It affects a wide variety of products extending through the kitchen to the golf course to the cemetery. Pots and pans are not ruled out but other kitchen equip- i ment is. Aluminum is banned for markers for golf tees and graves.j Items on Prohibited List. Gutters, Venetian blinds, storm windows and canopies are on the prohibited list. Also on the list are such prod-: ucts as automobile hardware and trim, ash trays, cocktail shakers and ice pails, bicycles, cigarette lighters, cleaning accessories, do mestic laundry equipment, wire fencing, giftware, hair curlers, jewelry, domestic ladders and step stools, residential roofing and sid ing, tricycles and other children’s toys. Effective June 1, aluminum can not be used in the manufacture of any item used solely for deco rative or ornamental purposes. The order also provides that aluminum producers and fabri cators must provide a larger per centage of their output for de fense production. NPA explained ttfet although aluminum production was ex panded greatly during World War II, and though further expansions are under way, the present stepped-up mobilization plan re quires that more of the metal must be available for defense pur poses in the second quarter of this year. Cutbacks Continued. The order continues in effect cutbacks in the use of the metal for civilian purposes previously established. These provide a 20 per cent cutback in January, 25 in February and 30 per cent in March, figured from a base period of the first six months of 1950. In a revision of the earlier rub ber order, a 20 per cent cutback In the use of new rubber in Feb ruary was increased to 28 per cent, and the cutback for March was set at 24 per cent. It is estimated that January consumption will run to 88,000 long tons. The February con (See ALUMINUM, Page A-3.) Burglar Phones Police on Finding Body in House By th« Associated Press ST. LOUIS, Feb. 3.—A startled burglar telephoned police last night to report finding the body of a woman in the home he was ransacking. The burglar, who adamantly refused to give his name, called Police Dispatcher Arthur Harter and said: “There’s a body out here at 5910 Arsenal street.” Asked who he was, the man answered: “I’m a burglar and I'm tele phoning from the house, that’s all.” He hung up and police started for the scene. They found the body of Mrs. Blanche Musskopf, 65, a widow, in the kitchen of her brick bunga low. The back door had been forced. The dead woman’s dog was also dead and lying beside her. Both appeared to have been dead sev eral days, police said. Russians Send 25 to Prison In $1 Million Building Scandal Group Charged With Organizing Fake Co-operatives to Get Money From State By *h« Associated Press MOSCOW, Feb. 3.—A $1 mil lion graft and kickback scandal through the organization of fake state building co-operatives has led to the conviction of 25 persons by a Soviet high court, Pravda reported today. Prison terms ranging up to 25 years, loss of civil rights for five years thereafter together with confiscation of property was im j posed on eight ringleaders, it was ; announced. Detailing one of the biggest embezzlements in the Soviet Un ion in years, the Communist Party paper reported: “With their purpose the theft of state and co-operative funds, the criminals organized fake co-operatives including Artel 'Builder', Artel Bytprom', ‘Repair Construction Section of Artel Progress’, etc. (Webster defines “artel” as a Russian co-operative craft society.) “They concluded contracts with state enterprises for big construe tion works and making out exag— gerated estimates, calculations and construction work schedules and also exaggerating the scale of work, pumped state funds into fake co-op organizations. "A significant part of the funds vas stolen. “'The criminals drew into deals a large number of dummy char acters. The latter were included as workers in the institutions, and in order to receive wages signed for the receipt of money, and for their signatures received 10 to 15 per cent of the sum paid out. The basic sum was put in their own pockets by organizers of the fake artels. In the institutions there was discovered the mass forging of signatures. With the help of dummies, and by making out ficti tious bills and institutions, the criminals stole about 4 million rubles ($1 million).” The case of the defendants, who were reported to have had the benefit of counsel, was considered: by the Judicial Collegium Supreme1 Court. The tribunal was said to _(See SCANDAL. Page A-2.1 Earl Johnson Visits U. N. Troops Within 7 Miles of Seoul I Army Assistant Secretary Says He Saw Dead Chinese 'All Over the Place' By the Associated press TOKYO, Feb. 3.—Allied forces today were reported less than 7 miles from bomb-racked, fire-! blackened Seoul. Earl D. Johnson, American As sistant Secretary of the Army, said he visited troops within that dis tance southwest of the former! South Korean capital. His trip indicated that U. N. elements ac-! tually were even closer than 7 miles. Battles raged along the Western sector late today. Mr. Johnson, making a person nel inspection tour on the 10th day of the Allied limited offen sive, said he saw “Chinese bodies all over the place.” Mr. Johnson is a member of John Foster Dulles’ peace treaty mission to Japan. Task Force Behind Lines. Aside from the sector visited by Mr. Johnson, the picture of the western battle line in relation to Seoul was not clear. Associated Press War Corre spondent Stan Swinton said one U. N. task force stabbed through to Samgo, 7 miles south of the Han River and 10 miles south of Seoul, in a shooting foray behind enemy lines. ! Other Allied troops drove to within Hi miles south of Anyang —a gain of more than a mile— against bitter Communist resist ance. Associated Press War Corre spondent Jim Becker said the Reds immediately launched coun terattacks at three points in this Western area, but at 7:30 p.m. today U. N. forces were holding firm against an enemy which was “giving us the works,” a spokes man said. Reds Hit Turkish Troops. A reinforced enemy battalion hit hard at fierce Turkish troops northwest of Suwon at dusk in an effort to drive the U. N. force from hard-won high ground. The Turks were under small arms, machine gun, mortar and artillery fire, j During the night the Turks were1 forced to withdraw. Another Red counterblow was struck against doughboys 9 miles • See KOREA, Page A-3.) Yugoslav Doomed, 15 Get Sentences in Anti-Tito Plot By th« Associated Press BELGRADE, Yugoslavia, Feb. 3. —One Yugoslav was sentenced to death today and 15 others to prison terms ranging from six years to life on charges of plot ting to overthrow the Tito regime and restore exiled King Peter II. The death sentence was im posed on Dusan Ilic, 29, former officer in the Chetnik forces dur ing the German occupation. He was accused of wartime atrocities against Tito partisans and post war espionage against the Com munist government of Yugoslavia. Life sentences were passed on two other former Chetniks: Teodor Milasinovic, 37, former, officer in King Peter’s army and wartime aide to Gen. Draja Mi hailovic, Chetnik leader. David Damjanovic, 30, .former Chetnik officer who testified that he had received his postwar train ing as an anti-Tito spy from French officers at an espionage school in Versailles. Truman Takes Train To Philadelphia for Dedication of Chapel Returns This Afternoon; Wartime Security Steps Used to Guard President By Joseph A. Fox President Truman left at 12:16 p.m. today on a train trip to Phil adelphia to speak at the dedi cation of the Chapel of the Four, Chaplains. He was surrounded by wartime security precautions. Armed guards rode in the President's train, which included his special bullet-proof car. and in a pilot train that ran 5 minutes ahead of the presidential special. Regular Train Runs Ahead. A regular passenger train of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which like other lines has been harassed by a "sick strike" of yard workers,1 was 15 minutes ahead of Mr. Tru man’s train. It was pointed out that top rail officials, experienced in oper ation. always travel with the President’s train, to observe the work of the regular crews as an extra precautionary measure. The same arrangement was carried out today. The security program was put in effect when the President trav eled to Philadelphia for the Army Navy game for his first trip by train after the Blair House assas sination attempt on November 1. The Chapel of the Four Chap lains is being dedicated at Temple University. The structure me morializes the four chaplains on the Troopship Dorchester who sacrificed their lives on February 3, 1943, when the ship was tor pedoed off Greenland. Gave Up Life Preservers. The chaplains gave up their life preservers to others aboard. The men being memorialized were 1st Lts. Alexander D. Goode of York, Pa., a rabbi; Clark V. Poling, Schenectady, N. Y., and George L. Fox, Sharon, Vt., Prot estants, and John P. Washington, Newark. N. J., Catholic. Lt. Poling was the son of Dr. | (See TRUMAN, Page A-3.) U. S. Speeding ContemptAction In Rail Strike Special Court Session Called in Chicago To Expedite Case Government lawyers returned to Federal court in Chicago this morning seeking to speed con tempt of court action against union leaders as the strike of railroad switchmen continued to ; spread over the Nation. The strikers ignored President Truman's sharply-worded state ment yesterday that their walk outs are “directly injuring our national security” and they con tinued to report they are too “sick” to work in major terminals. A special session of Federal court was called by Judge Michael L. Igoe in Chicago to enable Jus tice Department attorneys to ex pedite their appeals for a contempt citation against the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and its na tional officers. Hearing Recessed. The hearing yesterday recessed until Monday, but Judge Igoe later called the special session after United States Attorney Otto Kerner, jr„ emphasized the im portance of bringing the case “to an early conclusion.” In Washington the National Mediation Board continued its ef forts to settle the dispute, but there were no indications that an agreement was near. Bargaining committees for the railroads and for the union brotherhood in volved in the walkout talked sep arately with the board last night and agreed to resume conferences today. The board was not able to bring the two groups together in a joint conference, however. Green Hits “Wildcat Strike.” President William Green of the American Federation of Labor de scribed the “sick” walkout of switchmen as a “wildcat strike”; while talking to reporters at the White House today. “I know the leaders of the movement are trying to do all they can to bring about a resump tion of work through collective bargaining,” he said. Mr. Green said he did not dis cuss the railroad strike with Pres ident Truman. He went to the White House to discuss the whole mobilization effort, including manpower and wage stabilization, he explained. Meanwhile, the five-day walk out had nearly paralyzed most of the Nation’s freight transporta tion and struck hard at major in dustries. The number of workers; made idle by the freight tieup soared past 150,000 this morning with indications that thousands more will be laid off next week unless the strike ends. Freight Movement Here Cut. Movement of freight to Wash ington has been drastically re duced by the strike, but con tinued operation of switching fa cilities at Potomac Yards kept food supplies for the city above the danger level. The Southern Railway System clamped an embargo on freight movement between Spencer, N. C., and Monroe, Va„ two of the sys tem’s big division points. A spokes man said the embargo will further curtail freight movement into Washington, but pointed out that supplies loaded south of Spencer can continue to move to Potomac Yards. Passenger trains were running as much as eight hours late at Union Station and terminal au thorities cautioned travelers to (See STRIKE, Page A-3.) Turks to Send More Troops ANKARA, Turkey, Feb. 3 (£>).— Turkey has decided to send 600 more troops to Korea, bringing to nearly 6,000 the number of men she has fighting with United Na tions forces there. The new con tingent is slated to sail Feb ruary 16. 3,700-Year-Old Farm Bulletin Dug Up by Scientists in Iraq By th« Associated Press PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 3. —A 3,700-year-old farm bulletin has been found in Iraq, archaeologists for two universities reported to day. It is the oldest farm bulletin ever found. The document told farmers living in ancient Nippur, 1,700 years before Christ was born how to sow their crops, how to irrigate, how to handle field mice and how to harvest. The findings were reported by the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago Ori ental Institute. The archaeologists found the bulletin near Nippur, Iraq. It; was written in cuneiform script on a clay tablet in the Sumerian language, which can be trans-1 lated only by about a dozen scholars. The Sumerians, who developed the first civilization which arose in Mesopotamia, were principally an agricultural people with their religious capital at Nippur, 100 miles south of modern Bagdad. The archaeologists uncovered five temples to Enlil, chief god of the Sumerians, at Nippur. And they found the farm bulletin which told them to “keep an eye on the man who puts in the seed, have him put the seeds in two fingers deep uniformly.” The sowing, according to the bulletin, was to be done with a seeder, a plow with an attach ment which carried the seed from a container through a narrow funnel down into the furrow. The farmer was told to plow eight furrows to each strip of 19 V2 feet. Four types of furrows were explained. “On the day when the seed breaks through the ground,” the farmer was advised to say a prayer to the goddess of the field mice and other vermin that might harm the grain. The bulletin said it was time to irrigate when the grain had grown so that it filled the narrow bot tom of the furrows. And the farmer was advised to take care lest the grain, when ready for harvesting, bend under its own weight. The bulletin concludes with these words: “Cut it at the right moment." I -- NEITHER SUN, NOR RAIN, NOR HEAT, NOR GLOOM | OF NIGHT STAYS THESE COURIERS FROM THE SWIFT L COMPLETION OF THEIR APPOINTED ROUNDS J BUT IT DOESNT SAY ANYTH IN6 ABOUT THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN/ I Temperature Falls to 13 Here For Coldest Day in 3 Years % l t ■ LA mm a Weather May Ease Slightly Tomorrow; Skies Remain Cloudy The coldest weather in three years gripped Washington early! today, and little relief was in' sight from the icy residue of the season's worst sleet and snow i storm. Temperatures, after a low of 13 probably will remain about four Snow and Ice Grip Nation as Far South as Florida. Page A-2 points under freezing throughout the day. Mostly cloudy and cold weather, the forecaster said, may moderate somewhat tonight and tomorrow. Lows of 10 degrees or under were reported from nearby areas as the official 13 was recorded in the city, the lowest since February 10. 1948, when the mercury dipped two points lower.! The previous minimum of the season wras 15 degrees on Decem ber 27. While main streets and high Eisenhower Finishes Report on 'Issues' in Defense of Europe Wherry to Ask Acheson For Full Details on Prior Commitments By John A. Giles Gen. Eisenhower today had completed the last of his major reports laying down what he termed certain “basic issues” of the defense of Western Europe with his international army, in cluding “modest” American con tributions. The general apparently was making headway on Capitol Hill, but Senate Minority Leader Wherry, who opposes sending ad ditional ground forces to Europe, was not convinced. The Senator, who probably will make a Senate speech on the sub ject next week, said he would de mand that Secretary of State Acheson tell Senate committees whether commitments to Europe’s defense already have been made. One Division Wanted Now. In an exchange with the Sena tor yesterday, Gen. Eisenhower declared that he would be in “an awful place” as supreme com mander in Europe, if Congress was unwilling to give unqualified sup port to the principles of the North Atlantic treaty. Earlier he had told House committees that the early dispatch of one American division would be worth two or (See EISENHOWER, Page A-5.) Prince Georges Boy, 11, Dies After Sled Crash An 11-year-old Cheverly (Md.) boy died in Prince Georges Gen eral Hospital last night of injuries received while sledding. He was William C. Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Parker, 3202 Cheverly avenue. A former Star carrier boy, young Parker was a sixth grade student at the Cheverly-Tuxedo School. The boy died of a ruptured spleen suffered when his sled crashed into a pile of logs near his home Thursday. His father said his son lost control of his sled when he Swerved to avoid striking another boy. Eight Die in Georgia Fire DILLARD, Ga„ Feb. 3 (A5).—Eight persons were burned to death in a fire at a farmhouse in the North Georgia mountains today. Suburban Sections Too Cold for Speedy Weather Reports Temperatures got pretty low in the suburbs early this morning, but the Weather Bureau had to wait a while to find out. The coldest morning in three years made it difficult to rouse unofficial observers, on whom the bureau depends ir. those areas, from their beds, especially volunteers on their Saturday day off. The forecaster admitted suburban reports were a bit slow in reaching headquarters this morning. ways have been cleared of ice or have been sanded, many secondary roads in Washington and nearby States are still coated with snow and sleet. Sub-zero tempera tures were experienced this (See WEATHER. Page A-2.) 'Modified' Draft Study Started After Plea by Eisenhower for UMI 24-25 Month Service Under Consideration By Senate Committee By George Beveridge With Gen. Eisenhower on record in strong support of the Penta gon's 18-year-old universal draft plan. Senators studying the pro posal today buckled down to pos sible “modifications” of some of its most controversial points. In a surprise appearance before the Senate Preparedness Subcom mittee late yesterday, the general was unequivocal in his plea for universal service and training for all the Nation’s youth. But his analysis of draft-expan sion needs drew from some com mittee members these possible changes. 1. Shortening the proposal to extend draft service from 21 to 27 months, possibly to 24 or 25 months. 2. Making the minimum draft liable age somewhere between 18 and 19, possibly 18 years and 9 months. 3. Increasing the number of top students who, after taking four months’ basic training, could be routed to college for training. The Defense Department pro posed that the maximum of such student deferments be 75,000 a year. General Has Two Opinions. Like many other proposals to change the Pentagon blueprint, however, those following Gen. Eisenhower's talk face weeks of discussion on both sides of Cap itol Hill. Gen. Eisenhower said he has two opinions about a draft of 18 year-olds—one as a soldier and one as an educator on leave as president of Columbia University. As a soldier, he said, he doesn’t think the minimum draft age should be above 19. But he doesn’t care whether men are called at 18 or 19. But as an educator, he declared, he is convinced that the 18-year old who is called up will feel a less disruptive impact on his edu cation, job and general civilian future. Supports Universal Call. In answer to a question, Gen. Eisenhower also said he fav.ored calling up childless husbands who are between 19 and 26 years of age and are not veterans. About 290,000 such married men now are deferred. “I think everybody should re (See DRAFT, Page A-3.) Wide Reverberations Due From 'Politics' Charge Against RFC Senate Report Accuses White House Assistant And Agency Directors By Cecil Holland Far - reaching reverberations were expected today from a Sen ate Banking Committee report accusing a White House aide and others of exercising “political influence” over the lending poli cies of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. The report, issued yesterday, said that Donald Dawson, air assistant to President Truman on personnel matters, succeeded to some extent in efforts “to domi nate the RFC.” It charged, that the RFC direc tors "seriously abused” the lend ing agency's authority. It singled out three of them—Walter L. Dunham, Willtem Willett and C. Edward Rowe—for special criti cism. No mention was made of Chairman W. Elmer Harber and Walter Cosgriff, who are serving first terms on the board. Boyle Discussions Cited. The report charged that it was Mr. Dunham's practice “to dis cuss the affairs of the RFC freely” j with William M. Boyle, the chair man, and others connected with the Democratic National Commit tee. “Though he was a Republican board member.” the report added, “Dunham’s most frequent visi tors, judging from his office rec ords, were attorneys and others who had been introduced by Chairman William M. Boyle or his assistants.” Mr. Dunham and Mr. Rowe im mediately issued statements deny ing the subcommittee's charges. Mr. Willett was reported out of town and Mr. Dawson, returning from Brazil, could not be reached. His office had no comment on the committee report. 200 Loans Studied. The report was prepared by a subcommittee headed by Senator Fulbright, Democrat, of Arkansas,1 after months of investigation and a study of more than 200 loans made by the agency. Senator Capehart, Republican, (See RFC, Page A-5.) Manassas Fugitive Hunted in District A city-wide search was on to day for an escaped prisoner from the Manassas Jail, after police re ceived a tip he had visited his wife at her Northeast home. Members of the police fugitive squad said a scout car from the ninth precinct visited the wife's home, in the 1400 block of Hol-i brook street N.E., but did not find Thomas J. Daniels, 30, who escaped from a Virginia jail Janu ary 25, for the second time wdthin nine months. Daniels broke out of Occoquan Workhouse last May and was re captured several hours later in a police trap set up by his wife. Daniels had been sentenced to Occoquan for threats and assault on his wife. Police said Daniels’ latest es cape was made by sawing through the bars of the Manassas Jail. He was serving a one-year term for auto theft. North Korean Prisoners Reach Total of 136,188 The Army said. today that a total of 136,188 North Korean soldiers had been captured as of January 10. Of the prisoners of war who are cold-weather casualties, it added, 44 per cent “have required some form of amputation.” I Public Hearing Is Ordered in Butler Election Gillette Names Group And Promises Speed In Maryland Case Public hearings into complaints growing out of the election of Senator Butler, Republican, of Maryland, were ordered by the Senate Elections Subcommittee today. Chairman Gillette announced the hearings would be held “at the earliest possible time.” He said they would be conducted by four members of the five-man subcommittee — Senators Mon roney, Democrat, of Oklahoma, as * chairman; Hennings, Democrat, of Missouri, and Senators Hen drickson, of New Jersey, and Mar garet Chase Smith, of Maine, Re publicans. 2 Charges to Be Probed. Senator Gillette said the hear ings would be directed toward charges: 1. That “scurrilous and defam atory” literature was used in the Butler campaign. 2. That campaign contributions and expenditures had been exces sive. Senator Butler defeated the vet eran Democratic Senator Tydings in the Maryland election in one of the biggest upsets in the No vember Congressional races. May Be Held in Baltimore. Senator Monroney said the hearings would be arranged “with out any undue delay.” He said they would probably be held here and perhaps in Baltimore. The vote to hold the hearings. Senator Gillette said, was unani mous, as “has been every action taken by the subcommittee.” The hearings were ordered after the subcommittee received a re port from Senators Monroney and Smith on investigations that have been conducted into the Maryland election. Senator Gillette said Senators Hennings and Hendrickson were | added to the group to hold the Maryland hearings sujae it in volved “a sitting Senator,” and | that neither Senators Monroney nor Smith were lawyers. Other Hearings Ordered. Senator Butler, at the start of the 82d Congress, was allowed to | take his seat “without prejudice” | pending the subcommittee's in vestigation of the charges grow i ing out of the Maryland campaign. ! The charges involved the use of a composite picture—two pic tures joined together—purporting to show' Senator Tydings in con versation with Earl Browder, former leader of the Communist Party in the United States, and other types of literature. In other actions, the subcom mittee: 1. Directed hearings into charges ' that public funds were turned over and used by the Republican Party in Lucerne County, Pa. 2. Directed that a list of illegal voters whose names appeared in previous public hearings in Phila delphia on the senatorial election should be turned over to the Reg istration Commission of Pennsyl vania for such action as It deemj fit. Hanley to Be Questioned. 3. Authorized the subcommit tee's agents to question Joe Han ley, who was defeated in the New York senatorial race, about obli gations mentioned in the now famous “Hanley letter” and of which, Senator Gillette said, “the payee disclaimed and knowledge.” Senator Gillette said the subcom mittee would decide after its in vestigators make a report on what further steps to take about the New York senatorial election. 4. Disallowed a claim by former Senator Taylor, Democrat, of Idaho for attorneys’ fees growing out of an investigation of the 1 Idaho primary. Senator Gillette said the subcommittee unanimous ly decided it had “no legal liabil ity” for the $1,500 sought by Sen ator Taylor since there wTas no contest in the primary. Baukhage Held Up, Robbed of $10 in Apartment Lobby H. R. Baukhage, radio commen tator, reported to police that he was held up at gun point and robbed of $10 in the lobby of his apartment building early today. The commentator, whose “Bauk jhage Talking” has been a daily feature on the ABC network for years, said he was awaiting the automatic elevator at 1735 New Hampshire avenue N W„ when he turned around to find himself con fronting a man with a small shiny ; revolver. ! The man mumbled something j about “a stickup.” Mr. Baukhage, without a word, handed over his billfold, which contained $10. hi3 j White House reporter’s pass and other credentials. | Mr. Baukhage said the robber | was a well-dressed man of middle i height. A detailed description was broadcast almost immediately and police radio cars searched the neighborhood, but were unable to find him.