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Crime Probers Told Saratoga
Was Beehive of Gaming Dives;
Costello Ordered to Hearing
- i — --——
Senators Give Gambler
Ultimatum to Testify
Or to Face Arrest
BULLETIN
NEW YORK l/P).—Gambler
Frank Costello, who yesterday
stormed out of a Senate Cripie
Investigating Committee hear
ing, said today he will return
for questioning at the commit
tee's orders.
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK. Mar. 16 — A pic
ture of wide-open gambling houses
in Saratoga Springs, upstate New
York resort area, was given the
Senate Crime Investigating Com
mittee today as they awaited a
show?down with Frank Costello, re
calcitrant racketeer witness.
Costello, the reputed crime-ring
kingpin who stormed out of a
hearing yesterday, was ordered to
return this afternoon. If he didn't,
ahe committee said, he would be
brought in under arrest.
Firing the morning session w»as
testimony by State Police Inspec
tor Charles La Forge that in a
1947 investigation he found the
horse race center of Saratoga, N.
Y.. a beehive of gaming dives.
The places were open “all
through the ’40s,” the witness
said, but were closed down in 1950
by State police.
Got No Action.
Inspector La Forge said his 1947
report was turned over to his
superiors, but brought no action.
He said State police do not
act in local matters "unless or
dered to do so by the Mayor, or
the district attorney, or the upper
echelon, or the Governor of the
State of New York.”
Senator Tobey, Republican, of
New Hampshire, noting that the
report apparently went up through
channels to the Governor’s office,
asked why Inspector La Forge
didn't see Gov. Dewey when noth
ing was done.
“We just don’t do those things,”
the inspector said.
The police official said Saratoga
police were “politically controlled,”
and that the sheriff's office appar
ently was too. The police chief,
he said, would co-operate “in
other phases of the law,” but
wouldn’t discuss gambling.
Tobey Is Disgusted.
"A sickening and disgusting pic- j
ture,” remarked Senator Tobey. !
“I will agree with you, Senator,” j
. Mr. La Forge replied.
The inspector said that in Oc-!
tober, 1949, he got the “green I
light, more or less, to make ar
rests.”
“That,” protested Senator Tobey,;
“was three years too late.”
The inspector said he was or- j
dered to make the investigation,
and used an eight-man detail in
surveying the “SPA” area in
which he found roulette, dice,'
chemin-de-fer tables and other
gaming in full swing.
He said curfews, banning the
sale of liquor after 3 a.m., were
ignored, as were State liquor con
trol laws prohibiting liquor sales
in places where there was gam
bling.
“Joint” for Common People.
Most cf the places were ex
pensively furnished clubs, he said,;
but he found one “known as the
Sawdust Joint” that apparently
was for “the common people, more
or less.”
Gambler Meyer Lansky and Joe
Adonis, underworld figure, said to
be a lieutenant of Costello, re
portedly own interests in so’^e of
the places, Inspector La Forge
said.
Committee Chairman Kefauver
said there also is evidence that
Costello himself “had part of I
some one else’s interest” in the
Arrowhead, named as one of the
gambling houses.
Costello Gets Cltimatum.
Senator Kefauver said earlier a
United States marshal was being
sent to inform Costello of the
committee’s ultimatum to return,
or face arrest.
Efforts to reach Costello to
learn if he would reappear were
unavailing. At his apartment at
115 Central Park West, doormen
turned away newsmen. A woman
who answered the telephone there
said “No comment” and hung up.
The new directive came after
a physician reported Costello is
able to testify.
The gambler, before he stomped
'See CRIME, Page A-3.) *
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Thefts of EC A Thousands Laid
To Greek Road Contractors
Accusations by American Engineers
Subject of Closed Inquiry in Athens
By George Weller
Foreign Correspondent of The Star and
the Chicago Daily News
ATHENS. Greece. Mar. 16.—
Greek road contractors have ap
parently outsmarted American
engineers and stolen several
hundred thousand Marshall Plan
dollars during the past year.
Economic Co-operation Admin
istration officials, behind closed
doors, are investigating charges
that American personnel are
criminally involved and have
shared fraudulent Greek profits
that fhe Greeks foxed from purse
holding American engineers by
raising road costs and loading
estimates with extra charges after
contracts were awarded.
Both the Greek Ministry of
Construction under former guer
rilla leader, Gen. Napoleon Zervas,
and ECA's Department of Con
struction under former Army Col.
j Deforest McCauley of Lincoln,
Nebr., are split into camps of rival
engineers with subordinates lodg
, ing charges and superiors denying
them.
Gen. Zervas and Col. McCauley
are defending against accusations
by both American and Greek en
gineers that their departments
are at best negligent and at worst
feloniously involved in Greek
profiteering.
So grave are considered these
first accusations in the Mar
shall Plan's three years of sub
stantial achievement in Greece
that Frederick C. Gray, deputy
director of the Europewide con- [
trailer's office, has sped here from1
Paris to conduct a closed investi
gation.
American engineers leading the
mutiny have told Mr. Gray that
it-'s his duty to purge the United
States Highway Department, if
(See GREECE, Page A-4.1
House Group Grills
Commerce Officials in
Sale of Army Surplus
Military Bought Back
Goods Sold to STEG
At 21 Cents on Dollar
By L. Edgar Prina
Representative Curtis. Republi
can, of Missouri declared today
that the Army could have saved
millions of dollars by exercising
its "recapture” rights on war sur
plus goods it sold in Germany and
then bought back at greatly in
creased prices.
He made the statement after a
House expenditures subcommittee
questioned officials of the Com
merce Department on that agen-.
cv's role in the surplus property
program.
The committee said yesterday
that the Army had re-purchased
from American importers some of
the $1 billion in surplus war goods
turned over by it and the Office of
Foreign Liquidation to the Ger
man government’s agency STEG
in 1947 and 1948.
These goods were sold to STEG
for 21 cents on the dollar and
under the contract of sale, the
Army had certain “recapture”
rights over specific items, Mr.
Curtis said.
Sold Through Mystery Man.
According to the committee,
STEG sold surplus materials al
most entirely through a mysteri
ous Briton named George Daw
son. who, it said, headed a group
which netted more than $100 mil
lion in surplus goods transactions.
Later. Chairman Bonner told
reporters that "we haven’t gotten
to the really big operators yet,”
and that the committee would
subpoena many individuals in
volved in buying and selling Army
goods in Germany. He said Mor
cContinued on Page A-18, Col. I.)
Rockville Man Held
In Criminal Attack
William K. Shoup. 29. Rock
ville, today was charged by Prince
Goerges County police with rape
and assault on a 27-year-old
Mount Rainier housewife.
He was arrested several hours
after the woman reported she had
been criminally attacked early to
day by a man she met in a,
Bladensburg tavern. Shoup was
held in the Hyattsville jail with
out bond pending a hearing Mon
day in Hyattsville Police Court.
Detective Richard A. Pearson,
who with Pvt. Horace E. King is
investigating, gave the following
account:
The woman, who is estranged
from her husband, and a 19-year
old girl friend went to a Bladens
hurg tavern “for an evening out.”
There they met two men who of
fered to take them dancing.
The two couples then went to
another tavern near Chillum
where they had several drinks,
then left.
When the man who was driv
ing started to turn off onto a
side road, the younger woman ap
plied the brake, jumped out and
fled.
The driver then started to make
advances to the older woman, who
also got out of the car and ran.
The driver followed her, caught
her and forced her to return to
the car where he took a knife
from the glove compartment and
threatened her. Then he at
tacked her.
The man then took the woman
back to the tavern near Chillum,
let her out of the car and drove
away.
The 19-year-old girl, meanwhile,
called a taxi from a service sta
tion and went home. ,
2 McCarthy Workers
Called to Testily in
Butler Investigation
Fulton Lewis Summoned;
. Accused of Attacks on
Millard Tydings
By W. H. Shippen
Two men who work for Sen
ator McCarthy, Republican, of
Wisconsin and a former employe
are to testify Tuesday at the
Senate inquiry into the Butler
Tydings campaign in Maryland
last November.
Those to be heard after the
week-end recess also will include
Fulton Lewis, jr., radio news com
mentator accused by former Sen
ator Millard Tydings of unethical
attacks on him over Mutual
Broadcasting System stations. j
First witnesses were to be At
torn%y Ewell Moore of Arlington,
Va., a former employe of Sena-;
tor McCarthy, and Ray Kiermas
and Don Surine, still employed
by the Senator. On Tuesday’s
schedule also is Mrs. Katherine
Van Dyke, an employe in Sena
tor Butler’s office, who acted as
volunteer office manager in the
campaign.
Several apparent conflicts in
testimony developed yesterday be -1
tween the Butler campaign treas-l
urer, Cornelius P. Mundy, a Balti
more attorney, and the campaign
manager, Jon M. Jonkel, former'
Chicago public relations expert.
Mr. Mundy denied emphatically
that he had any knowledge what
ever that Mr. Jonkel and his
aides were receiving and spend
ing some $27,000 over and above
the sums handled in Mr. Mundy's
bank account as treasurer.
Mr. Jonkel, 35, had told the
Senators that he set up a system
(Continued on Page A-7, Col. 1.)
Late News
Bulletin
Capone Faces Tax Charge
A criminal complaint on tax i
charges was filed in Chicago
today against Ralph Capone,
described by the Treasury De
partment as a “Chicago racke
teer” and brother of the late A1
Capone. Ralph Capone was
accused of making a false
compromise offer involving un- J
paid taxes of approximately
5100,000 attempted tax evasion
and concealing assets from In- ;
ternal Revenue officers. The
Treasury said a warrant for his
arrest has been issued in Chi
cago.
Yanks Advance
After Roaring
Artillery Duel
Reds Fail to Stem
Allies With Their
Heaviest Barrage
By th« Associated Press
TOKYO, Mar. 16.—American
troops overwhelmed desperate
Reds in a roaring artillery duel on
the Korean war front today and
then crashed ahead for new gains.
The Reds threw their heaviest
artillery fire of the war.
Americans answered with a bar
rage that out-thundered the Reds,
50 shells to one.
The drive carried an American
division onto high ground north
of Hongchon, an important road
hub 20 miels south of Parallel 38.
Earlier today the Reds abruptly
halted their eight-day retreat on
the central front. They turned
on the Allies with their heaviest
artillery barrage yet. Then came
the roaring American echo.
Planes Join in Attack.
United Nations planes joined in
the blasting with rockets, fire
bombs and machine guns.
The Allied answer to the Com
munist stand boomed throughout
most of today.
Front dispatches did not iden
tify the United States troops in
the action. Nor did they give the
distance of the American advance.
But they said Chinese Com
munists had thrown reserves into
the fight north of Hongchon. Ele
ments of the 39th and 40th
Chinese Communists Armies
(corps) were identified in action
there. The units last were re
ported farther east in February.
The defense line the Reds were
trying to set up was roughly 20
miles south of the parallel that
used to separate Communist North
and Republican South Korea. It
Chinese Reds Prepare
For Huge Offensive,
Nationalists Report
By the Associated Pres*
TAIPEI, Formosa, Mar. 16.
—The Chinese Nationalist
Defense Ministry said today
the Chinese Reds are plan
ning a massive summer offen
sive in Korea. It said 12 to
18 Chinese armies were moved
into Korea recently, and more
are on the w'ay. ,
The ministry said the Reds
have built a 50-mile defense
zone north of Parallel 38.
The ministry said its in
formation came from a source
close to the Communist mil
itary commission in Kwang
tung.
stretched across Korea for 30
miles. Its keystone is the Chinese
field headquarters at Chunchon.
Opposition Crumbles.
Elsewhere along the fighting
front, Red opposition crumbled.
Allied infantry moved northward.
United States troops took an
important mountain pass on the
Eastern front. The Reds fought
bitterly all day yesterday to hold
the pass. Today they faded away.
On the Western end of the line.
United States troops crossed the
Han River in force east of Seoul
and captured high ground.
South Korean soldiers moved
through the war-wrecked old Re
publican capital and set up posi
tions north of the city.
Only Communist planted mines,
freely laid in roads and ditches,
slowed the Allied advance at both
ends of the front.
On the central front, the Reds
gave up Hongchon to the Allies
yesterday without a fight.
Yanks Take Hongchon.
American tanks and infantry
men rolled into almost-deserted
Hongchon yesterday against light,
scattered small arms fire.
Only five civilians were on hand
to greet the Americans. Last
week the city, normally of 15,000
population, held 40.000 Red
troops.
Its capture gave the Allies
another link in their chain of
strong points stretching from
liberated Seoul across the Korean
Peninsula.
The United States 24th and
(See KOREA, Page A-4.)
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THIS TO ME...X
GOT INFLUENCE...
I PAID FOR IT!
G.O.P. Effort lo Extend
RFC Inquiry Gains
Democratic Backing
There Is No Telling What
Will Come Out, Says
Chairman Maybank
By Robert K. Walsh
Republican efforts to continue
a Senate Banking subcommittee
! investigation of the Reconstruc
tion Finance Corp. gained some
Democratic support today.
At the same time, a demand for
abolition of the RFC came from
| directors of the United States
| Chamber of Commerce.
The 45-member board of the
business organization adopted a
resolution saying:
“Facts disclosed by the Ful
bright subcommittee have created
uncertainty and distrust concern
! ing RFC procedure. Engaged as
we are in a national mobilization
effort, we cannot afford to have
! the integrity or general moral
level of the Government or any of
■its agencies subject to question.”
Although Subcommittee Chair
man Fulbright still plans to wind
up hearings Monday, Chairman
Maybank of the full Banking
Comnutte suggested they go on
“because there is no telling what
information will come out.”
Stung by Senator Fulbright's
charge in the Senate yesterday
that they want to prolong the
inquiry "for political motives,”
Republicans disclosed they have
urged the Banking Committee to
allot $20,000 of its funds to the
subcommittee for operation be
yond April.
No Headway on Douglas.
They made no headway, how
ever, in another demand that the
subcommittee immediately ques
tion one of its Democratic mem
bers.
Democrats declared Republicans
were making a partisan mountain
out of a molehill in trying such
tactics against Senator Douglas,
Democrat, of Illinois, a sub
committee member. Republicans
(Charged that he insinuated on the
(Senate floor yesterday that some
GOP personages put pressure on
RFC but were , spared possible
I smearing at public hearings.
Senator Capehart, Republican,
of Indiana said he would insist
that Senator Douglas give the
names of any Republicans who
might have been drawn into the
inquiry if, as Senator Douglas
said, Chairman Fulbright had
not “leaned over backwards” to be
fair to the “opposition party.”
The Illinois Senator contended
he did not say any Republicans
were involved improperly in
loan cases or that Senator
I (Continued on Page A-9, Col. 1.)
Army Drops Request for Park,
Camp Site for 4,000 Children
Defense Department Won't Renew Bid
For 14,500-Acre Prince William Tract
The Army today withdrew its
request to take over the Prince
William Forest Park, thus spar
ing it for the more than 4.000
Washington children who will
use it this summer.
Edward J. Kelly, superintendent
of the Office of National Capital
Parks, said he had been notified
by telephone that the military
request to use the Virginia park
was withdrawn.
He said he was informed the
Defense Department will make no
further requests for the 14,500
acre tract at this time and that
he was free to notify the camp
ing agencies that the camps
within the park will be available
this summer.
The withdrawal came less than
24 hours after The Star disclosed
the Defense Department move to
take the park.
The request was withdrawn be
fore the military ever confirmed
the report that it wanted the park.
In fact, top defense officials,
through their public relations
spokesmen, had disclaimed all
knowledge of plans to occupy the
woodland area near Triangle, Va.
Mr. Kelly said the telephoned
notification came from represent
atives of the same agency within
the Defense Department with
whom he had been conferring for
several months.
Park officials said they had been
told by these representatives that
(See PARK. Page A-7.1
Woolen Strike Settled,
20,000 Will Return
To Mills Monday
Agreement for 12 Cents
Pay Increase Ratified
For American Co. Plants
By the Associated Press
BOSTON, Mar. 16.—A strike of
20,000 CIO textile workers in 20
plants of the American Woolen
Co., wage pace setter of the woolen
and worsted industry, is settled
and the workers go back Monday.
A spokesman for the big Textile
Workers’ Union of America said
Cotton and Royon Workers' Strike Averted
With 7Vi-Cent Raise. Page A-3
20 locals of American Woolen Co.
—all that were involved in the
strike — ratified an agreement
calling for 12 cents an hour pay
boost which the company offered
last Tuesday night.
An additional 50,000 workers in
150 other mills, which were strike
bound for a month, are expected
to accept the new agreement this
week end.
The agreement calls for a 12
cents-an-hour increase plus an
I escalator clause based on the
Government’s consumer price in
dex and other benefits.
The union had sought an in
! crease of 15 cents an hour over
average hourly earnings of $1.42.
In a statement to the union's
woolen and worsted workers, Emil
Rieve, union president, said:
“We have an agreement with
American Woolen that, in case a
Government agency approves part
of this agreement one day and
another part six months later,
that second part will be retroac
tive to the day you return to
work.”
Poor D. C. fo Get Hot Air Regardless of Weather Hearings
By James J. Cullinane
A cold and dismal scientific fact
was established by statesmen and
professors on Capitol Hill today,
and as usual, voteless District
| citizens w'ere left holding the
bag.
The fact: the weather will be
hot and humid in Washington this
summer and, despite all the legis
lative and scientific talk, nothing
will be done about it.
Washington weather crept into
hearings by three Senate subcom
mittees on bills to control the
weather and the activities of
rainmakers who drop dry ice or
silver iodide into clouds to make
rain or snow.
Dr. Wallace C. Howell, director
of the Mount Washington Ob
servatory research meteorologists
of Harvard University, was asked
by Senator Smathers, Democrat,
of Florida, if rainmakers had
reached the point where they
i could control the climate and
make it warmer or cooler.
Dr. Howell, who directed the
rain-making operations for New
! York city last year, said it would
be “far-fetched” to predict that
any appreciable changes in cli
mate could be accomplished.
“Alas, then,” said Senator
iSmathers sadly, “there’s no hope
for the citizens of Washington, is
there?”
Dr. Vannevar Bush, president
of the Carnegie Institution and
wartime director of the Office of
Scientific Research and Develop
ment, said he is convinced it is
now possible to make it rain
through artificial methods and
advocated establishment of a new
Government agency to direct all
weather control activity.
Dr. Bush said he would not favor
placing responsibility for develop
ment of weather-control programs
in the United States Weather Bu
reau because there is considerable
; “skepticism” on the part of per
sonnel in that agency toward rain
making experiments.
"It has been my experience” Dr.
Bush said, "that you don’t get
rapid progress unless you have
enthusiasm.”
The rain-making experiments,
Dr. Bush said, have brought
science to “the threshhold of dis
coveries of exceeding import. Man
for the first time is beginning to
affect the climate in which he
lives.”
One of the pending bills before
the three subcommittees would
establish a new Government
agency to take over all weather
control activity. Other bills would
place responsibility for weather
control research in either the
Agriculture Department or the In
terior Department.
The Weather Bureau found a
champion in Dr. Henry G. Hough
ton, head of the department of
meteorology at they Massachusetts
I Institute of Technology and past
president of the American Mete
orological Society. He opposed
creation of a new Federal weather
control agency and said the
Weather Bureau is the proper de
partment to supervise and co-ordi
nate present research.
Dr. Houghton said it would be
premature to suppose that science
is on the verge of being able to
exercise widespread control over
the weather. It is possible, he
said, that further research will
show that such control is not
possible and that rainmaking
efforts produce little, if any, more
rain than would fall naturally.
If further research develops a
negative answer, he said, the
country would have a weather
control commission with nothing
to do.
“With little to do, the weather
control commission should then
be dissolved,” he said, “but com
missions are difficult to kill and
tend to find ways to perpetuate
themselves.”
2 Troops-for-Europe
Resolutions Coming
Up in Senate Today
Connally Scheduled to
Deliver Opening Speech
Backing Truman Powers
By J. A. O'Leary
The Senate appeared to be in
for another long round of debate
over the troops-for-Europe issue
as it made plans today to take up
two resolutions on the subject.
Chairman Connally of the For
eign Relations Committee was at
work this morning on the opening
speech he may deliver this after
noon, urging the Senate to indorse
the sending of four divisions now,
but not to tie the President’s
hands if more are needed later.
Administration leaders would
like to settle the question in time
to give the Senate an Easter re
cess starting late next week, but
close observers of the situation
see no chance for such early ac
tion.
Two Identical Resolutions.
The unusual course followed by
the Foreign Relations and Armed
Services Committees in reporting
out two identical resolutions will
add to the delay, and may produce
some strange alliances before the
fight is over.
There are two resolutions be
cause the administration wants to
confine action on the troop issue
to the Senate, while most Republi
cans—with some Southern Demo
cratic support—want both houses
to vote on the issue.
As a compromise, the commit
tees approved both resolutions.
One would be acted on by the Sen
dee FOREIGN POLICY, A-9J
House Committee Clears
D. C. Rent Control Funds
The House Appropriations Com
mittee today approved a total of
$55,250 to carry the Office of
District Administrator of Rent
Control to June 30.
The funds are provided in a
special House joint resolution
sent to the House floor by the
Appropriations Committee.
Taking this unusual action to
speed funds for the payless em
ployes of the office—about 50 of
them—the committee resolution
carries new funds of $21,250 for
salaries up to March 31 and, au
thorizes the use of funds already
in hand for the payment of
terminal leave to carry the em
ployes to June 30.
Under present law, the District
rent law will expire March 31
The House already has passed a
bill to extend District rent control
to the end of this fiscal year, June
30, and the measure is now await
ing Senate action.
House Unit Cuts
Treasury and
Postal Budgets
$2,958,125,000 Asked,
$36,525,000 Slice
Is Recommended
The House Appropriations Com
mittee today recommended a $36,
525.000 cut in next year’s budget
of the Treasury and Post Office
Departments.
That represents a reduction of
about 1.3 per cent under the
amount President Truman asked
for the two departments for the
fiscal year starting July 1.
The committee asked the House
to cut that much from the $2,
958.125.000 requested, applying
$11,151,000 of the reduction to the
Treasury’s request for $597,251,000
and $25,374,000 to the $2,360.
874.000 sought for the Post Office
Department.
There were no substantial re
ductions recommended for any
of the subordinate bureaus and
agencies which make up the two
departments.
Debate Scheduled Tuesday.
The bill will be debated by the
House next Tuesday. It is the
first of the departmental budget
bills to be presented to the House
this year. The Appropriations
Committee abandoned last year's
system of lumping the entire Fed
eral budget into a single measure.
Compared with this year’s ap
propriations for the two depart
ments, the bill’s total represents
a cut of $88,021,800.
In addition to the cash in the
bill, there is provided for the
Treasury Department approxi
mately $11.5 billion in so-called
permanent appropriations and
trust funds, the largest of which
is $5.8 billion for interest on the
national debt.
Other items in this group in
clude such things as receipts for
the old-age and survivors’ insur
ance trust fund and the unem
ployment trust fund which are
appropriated to the Treasury and
paid out by that agency. They
vary in size from year to year and
many of them are not charges
against general revenue.
Supply of $1 Bills Low.
The committee approved the
I full $15,834,134 requested for
| printing of new currency. It
| noted that the supply of $1 bills
| has reached a dangerous low.
To enable the Bureau of Cus
toms to carry on a drive against
smuggling and other illegal ac
tivities, the committee approved
funds to continue for another
year the employment of 207 new
positions created recently.
The committee cut $3.5 million
from funds requested for the In
ternal Revenue Bureau, leaving it
1 $252,008,000.
It provided no funds for new
! personnel and chided the bureau
for having deferred the employ
ment of new personnel for which
funds were provided in the pres
ent year. It said it found no ap
parent need for additional help
now.
Funds wefe approved for 30
additional Bureau of Narotics of
ficers to fight the illicit drug
traffic. The committee voiced con
cern over increased drug addic
tion,' especially among younger age
groups.
i White House Police Fund Approved.
The full $647,000 requested oy
| the Secret Service for the White
House police force was approved.
The committee noted that esti
mated postal revenues of $1,839,
! 500,000 would leave the depart
! ment a 1952 deficit of approxi
mately $500 million. Part of this
deficit, the committee said, may
be cut by proposed postal rate in
creases.
The money taken in by the Post
Office Department goes to the
Treasury. The requested appro
priations are intended to cover the
department's total operations ex
penses and thus take care of the
deficit.
The committee turned down the
i department’s request for money
I to hire 200 additional postal in
spectors and 35 postal clerks, but
said it does not object to employ
ment of additional inspectors if
!the department can finance the
iprogram from available funds.
It added that the department
is “dragging its feet when it comes
to the installation of modern me
chanical equipment” in its large
city offices.
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CO-OPERATION PAYS OFF—Bristol,
Va., and Bristol, Tenn., separated only
by a line down a street, have learned
through cestly experience that such
problems as sewage disposal can be
whipped more easily by teamwork.
Staff Writer Alex R. Preston tells the
story on Page B-1.
THE FEMININE TOUCH—The Star's
"Quiz 'Em on the Air" program got a
new contestant today, Audrey Smith,
who will add a feminine touch to
Coolidge High School's hopes against
Anacostia High in next Sunday's WMAL
radio show. Story on Page C-10.
FOR/YOUTHFUL WRITERS—A com
plete list of the winners in The Star's
scholastic writing contest appears on
Page D-4. There were more than 800
contestants in the high school writing
contest.

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