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Weather Forecast Guide for Readers Sunny, high 85 today. Fair tonight, low Page Page 67. Tomorrow, cloudy, little change. (Full Amusements __B-13 Edit’l Articles.-_A-5 report on Page A-2.) Church News..A-7-9 Obituary _ A-6 Temperatures Today. Classified ..A-10-17 Radio—TV B-15 Midnight, 76 6 a.m. __.71 11 a.m. „.78 Comics_A-18-19 Real Estate B-l-12 2 a.m-79 8 a.m. ...71 Noon-80 Crossword_A-18 Sports B-14-15 4 a.m. .71 9 a.m.—72 1 p.m. ...81 Editorial_A-4 I Society _A-7 ___ An Associated Press Newspaper 99th Year. No. 230. Phone ST. 5000_★* WASHINGTON, D, C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1951—THIRTY-SIX PAGES. * CENTS Nelson Facing Perjury Charges; Sheriff Testifies Numbers Backer Offered $15,000 a Month Payoff Senators to Give Hearing Record To Grand Jury By Miriam Ottenberg and John V, Horner A threat of perjury action hung over the missing Charles E. Nel son today in the wake of the Sen ate Crime Investigating Commit tee’s climatic finale to more than a year’s work. Nelson. Ritchie (Md.) horse- j breeder and admitted backer of a huge numbers operation, failed to show up for the final hearing at which he was accused variously of offering bribes and running the whole numbers show himself. The bribe offer was reported to the committee by Prince Georges County Sheriff Carlton Beall. He said Nelson proposed a $15,000 monthly payoff to be split three ways—$5,000 each for the sheriff, the police chief and the State's attorney. With one grand jury investiga tion already under way in the Dis trict and another promised in Prince Georges County, the com mittee decided to turn over the record of its Nelson hearings to one if not both grand juries be cause of “glaring inconsistencies” in the testimony. Own Records Involved. Through Nelson's own ledgers and records and the testimony of two bookkeepers and county offi cials, the committee pictured Nel son as a man with a criminal record, who paid the fines and bondsman’s fees of his help ers, offered to buy his way back into the county and personally op erated a numbers business that grossed $50,000 a week last year.! This contrasted with Nelson’s; own story of having nothing to do with the numbers business beyond "guessing” that the firm in which he invested was gambling. Nelson had said he wanted to make another appearance before the committee, but investigators were unable to locate him yester day. Acting Chairman Kefauver said he didn’t know what the committee may decide to do about bringing Nelson in, but the extent; and amount of his operations have been bared. Both Chairman O'Conor and Senator Kefauver made it clear that the public hearings are over. Senator Kefauver, in summing up why the committee thought Nelson had committed nerinrv gave this analysis: Nelson, in his testimony before the committee last week, said his only transaction with Blight Lee, former Arlington gambler, was to buy a cord of wood. The record showed continuous business be tween Nelson and Lee ovei a pe riod of many years. Number of Convictions. Nelson testified he was arrested only once when he was caught with a keg of w'hisky. The record showed a criminal record with a number of arrests and convictions in the District. Nelson testified that his only transaction w'ith Sam Beard, Washington gambler under in dictment for income tax evasion, was the purchase of a bull. There was “substantial testimony’’ of other transactions — particularly testimony from Prince Georges County Sheriff Carlton Beall that Nelson told him of joining Beard in paying out $22,000 a month for protection. Nelson testified that he didn’t know anything about gambling operations other than that he had advanced some money to Robert Nowland Associates which he guessed was gambling, and that it was all Nowdand’s business. Nelson’s own records and other testimony showgd he w'as the main participant and that Now land was working for him. “We have decided to certify the record to the United States attor (See GAMBLING, Page A-20.) Man With Heart Ailment Leaps to Death in Channel A construction worker unable to work because of a heart ailment leaped into the Washington chan nel yesterday from the center pier of Municipal Wharf, police re ported. The body of Leother Green, 42, colored, of 911 F street S.W., was recovered by harbor police shortly after the jump at 6 p.m. Bfefore the leap, they said. Mr. Green handed a scribbled note to an un identified passerby. The note read: “To Mother: I thought I was doing right but I was wrong.” Neither police nor members of the family could dis cover any significance to the note, they said. His mother is Mrs. Martha Green of 513 Ninth street S.W. A relative said Mr. Green had been ill with a heart ailment for about three weeks. Montgomery in Italy UDINE, Italy, Aug. 18 UP).— Britain’s Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery flew here yesterday from Switzerland to inspect Italy’s eastern frontier. i / * I American and Red Jets Fight 2 Battles in Northwest Korea One Enemy Fighter Reported Damaged And Another 'Probably Destroyed' By the Associated Press UNITED STATES 8th ARMY HEADQUARTERS. Aug. 18. —American and Red jets fought two thundering battles over North west Korea today in the first large-scale air action in more than i month. United States 5th Air Force said me Red fighter was damaged in the first clash and one was "prob ibly destroyed” in the second. The Air Force said all the \merican F-86 Sabre jets in both cattles returned safely to their cases. Twenty-eight Sabres tangled with 24 Russian type MTG-15s be tween 15,000 and 35,000 feet in :he second fight. Lt. Charles F. Loyd. Marion. Ky., was credited with the probable. In the earlier fight 29 Sabres collided with 30 Red jets. That cattle, 5.000 feet over Sonchon, lasted five minutes. The MIGs broke off the fight and flew north. It was the first large-scale jet battle since July 11. The Sabre jets, of the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, were flying top cover for a flight of F-80 Shooting Star jets attacking military targets when they inter cepted the MIGs. Lt. Buford A. Hammond of Middlesboro. Ky., was credited with damaging the Russian-type plane. On the ground, United Nations and Communist infantry fought hand-to-hand battles at both ends of the Korean battle line yes terday In the center of the 140-mile front, one Allied patrol probed within sight of Pyonggang, then withdrew under enemy fire. In all there were five small patrol skirmishes in the sector, once the Communist “iron triangle’’ build up area. Chinese troops attacked in the West in the Yonchon sector, 35 air miles north of Seoul. The Reds were repulsed. Thirty-one Chi-: nese were killed and 33 taken prisoner. On the eastern end of the line, U. N. forces fought to dislodge Reds from strongly entrenched positions northwest of Yanggu. The Allies pressed, their attack (See KOREA, Page A-3.1 Truce Subcommittee Holds Second Session On Buffer Zone Atmosphere Friendly As Negotiators Study Maps Informally By the Associated Pres* MUNSAN, Korea, Aug. 18.— Allies and Reds got down to brass tacks today as the four-man armistice subcommittee met on the buffer-zone issue for the sec ond straight time in an atmos phere of friendly informality. The talks are being held strictly off-the-record and no official re port of progress was made. But a pooled dispatch from Kaesong said the four generals— two Americans, One North Korean and one Chinese—were seen hud dled over a map spread out op a conference table. They pointed to it as they talked. And they seemed to be speaking informally, and not from prepared state ments. After a lengthy session in hot and sweltering Kaesong, they ad journed. They will meet again at 11 a.m. tomorrow <9 p.m. today, EDT>. That indicated the four trouble-shooters did not reach a final solution today on where the cease-fire buffer zone should be placed Joy Releases Statement. Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, senior Allied negotiator, released in Munsan the text of a statement he had made in one of the fruit less sessions of the main delega tions. The statement spelled out the U. N. demands for a buffer zone along the present battle lines. Admiral Joy said the U. N. must retain defensive positions in case hostilities were renewed, because “the primary mission of any commander is to insure the se curity of his forces at all times.” He said an armistice would be of greater advantage to the Reds than to the Allies, and he rejected the Communist bid for a buffer zone along the 38th Parallel. “We must retain defensive posi tions,” he said. “We must keep our military guard up until the final settlement of the Korean problem seems assured.” Admiral Joy’s statement was a flat declaration of the policy he has pursued since the cease-fire talks started. The formal talks between the two five-man delegations failed, and the problem was turned over to a four-man subcommittee. The ^See TRUCE. Page A-3.)_ 2 Foreigners Doomed By Red China in 'Plot' To Kill Mao Tze-tung Non-Chinese Snared for First Time in Purge Net of Communists By the Associated Press HONG KONG. Aug. 18— Red China for the first time has snared non-Chinese in its blood-purge net, sentencing two foreigners to death for allegedly plotting to kill Communist leader Mao Tze-tung last fall. It remains to be seen whether Peiping will carry out sentence of the two, an Italian and a Jap anese. The Peiping radio yester day denounced them as “spies” for the United States. But it caused fears among ob servers here that this means a new turn in Peiping’s campaign against foreigners and that the purge by execution squads may be extended to non-Chinese. The State Department in Wash ington and the United States mil itary attache on Formosa imme diately denied the charge. The Red radio said the attache, Col. David D. Barrett, hired the “spies” while he was assigned to Peiping. “I never at any time,” said Col. Barrett at Taipeh Formosa, “either on my own initiative or on orders of any agency of the United States Government ever attempted to assassina' or con fritrr* + occoceiwoti/ v? one.” Charge Termed “Lie.” The Boulder (Colo.) soldier added that Vhile in Peiping he never spent a cent on intelligence agents. He left Peiping February 6. 1950. The State Department in a statement backed him up, saying any assertion th t he was the in stigator of such a plot “is a bare faced lie.” “It will be obvious to any one,” said Washington, “that allega tions of this sort ar^ deliberately false and are designed to contri bute to the current and virulent ‘hate America’ campaign being conducted by the Peiping regime.” Peiping radio said two of the alleged plotters, Antonio Riva, 55, Italian merchant, and Rinichi Yamaguchi, 47, a Japanese book seller, were sentenced to death. Two other Italians, a Frenchman and a German got terms ranging from life down to five years. The broadcast said the plotters planned to fire a trench mortar and smaller weapons at a review ing stand in Peiping October 1, <See RED CHINA, Page A-3.) Police Hold Suspect and Loot, But Can't Find Car He Robbed Ignorance may be bliss, but not for a man held by police as a theft suspect. Ignorance of the nature of his loot was his down fall. To round out this tale of ig norance, police said the owners of an Ohio car are apparently ig norant that they have been robbed of $795 in cash, $160 in traveler's checks and some expensive cloth ing. The suspect was arrested when he made a bad guess about the make of the typewriter in a case he was carrying. Pvts. Thomas Horrigan 'and William Lemocks of No. 2 precinct pulled up their scout car along side a colored youth in, the 1300 block of Tenth street N.W. about l 2:30 o’clock this morning and asked him about his luggage. The officers said that the 19 year-old youth told them he had a Royal portable typewriter in a brown case and only clothing in a brown leather suitcase. When the typewriter turned out to be another make, the officers (took the youth to the precinct, where the suitcase was found to contain men's and women’s ap parel, the cash and traveler’s ichecks. The prisoner, the officers said, then admitted taking the cases (from a blue and gray sedan with Ohio tags parked nearby on Eleventh street N.W. Police, however, have been un able to find the car or the owners of the money and clothing. The traveler's checks, they said, were made out to Mrs. J. Bobrow. I t Wages to Follow Prices in New Pay Formula Increases Up to 11 % Permitted in National 'Escalator' Policy By James Y. Newton The country today had a new wTage control policy in which workers' pay is alknved to follow the cost of living. Since Federal officials have pre dicted that living costs will rise from 4 to 10 per cent in the next year under the new price control law, this means that wages, too, can go substantially higher. Living costs already have risen 11 per cent since January, 1950 base date for wage controls. Sc workers who have not received a boost in pay of similar size are entitled to it under the new policy. Economic Stabilizer Eric A. Johnston, in approving the policy adopted by the Wage Stabilization Board, said it was "in line with the overall stabilization objective of keeping the American economy in balance.” DiSalle to Tighten Cattle Controls, Price Stabilizer Michael V. Di Salle. meanwhile, disclosed plans to tighten price controls on cattle and to investigate what he called growing signs of a black market in beef. Mr. DiSalle said he is throwing a large part of the Office of Price Stabilization enforcement staff into a drive to head off violations of price ceilings. The Justice Department is being asked to give priority handling to cases involving cattle and beef ceiling violations. Mr. DiSalle announced he was calling beef slaughterers to Wash ington Wednesday to talk ovei possible changes in existing ceiling rules. The proposals include ceil ings on cattle sellers as well as buyers, and on individual beef ani mals, rather than on average sales prices as now. V M. ivgiaiu IU uc IVCVICWcu. Reductions in freight allow ances, which the OPS said maj now be overgenerous for Eastern and Far Western markets, also are being considered to curb the flow of cattle out of the Midwest. Mr. Johnston said the whole wage stabilization program wroulc be reviewed next spring. He ap proved the WSB policy unti March 1. 1952. In the meantime, the Wage Board will approve wage increases of 11 per cent granted by em ployers. It is estimated that costs have risen about 2 per cent since the price-wage freeze of last January. The board immediately applied the new policy and granted wage increases at Northern cotton and rayon mills. It approved a 6V2 per cent boost, giving about 90.00C workers about 8!2 cents per hour more pay, effective last March when the contract was signed. Full Increase Turned Down. The board also approved a con tract clause tieing the textile workers pay in the future to the ;rise or fall of living costs. The WSB refused to approve the full 7 Vi per cent increase nego tiated by the CIO-Textile Workers and th' Northern manufacturers saying that would exceed the cost of living formula. TTnriPr tho rnct nf litrir^rr nclint. workers may get a pay boost ir these three ways: 1. If they were working undei a contract with an escalatoi clause in effect before the Januarj 25 wage freeze. (Under such a clause, pay adjustments are usually made every three months at the rate of 1 cent an houi for each rise or fall of 1.14 points in the Government price index A new one will be out next week measuring prices as of July 15.) About 4 million workers alreadj are under some form of escalatoi clause, including most of the rail road and auto industries. Pacts May Be Reopened. 2. If the employer and unior want to gear their pay rates ir the future to such an index, the board will approve the contracl provisions. 3. If employers and union: want to make long-term contract: without such a binding clause they may open their agreement: every six months, take a look at what has happened to living costs and make adjustments limited t< those fluctuations. The boarc would approve that arrangement Mr. Johnston cautioned th< board in a letter to Chairmar George W. Taylor to live up tc the “spirit and the letter of the cost of living principle.” “We all know that wage in creases are reflected in price in creases, and that price increases lead to wage increases,” Mr. John ston said. “Rigorous enforcemenl of the program is essential to pre vent the cost of living from sky rocketing to new heights.” I MacArthur Type of War Seen By Senators if Truce Talks Fail Minority Group to Issue Views on Hearing; Committee Refuses to Make Formal Report By Cecil Holland i Several Senators who took part in the investigation of the Mac Arthur controversy indicated to day that more vigorous warfare against the Chinese Communists, —perhaps along the lines sug gested by Gen. MacArthur—may be ordered if the present Kaesong ! truce talks fail. They expressed their view's as the joint Senate committee which investigated the removal of Gen. MacArthur as Far Eastern com mander prepared to send the record of its lengthy, closed hear ings to the Senate without any formal report. Eight Republican members of the investigating committee, how ever, announced they were issuing a report of their individual views criticizing the administration's Far Eastern policies and criticiz ing President Truman’s method of relieving Gen. MacArthur. They made their report avail able for release tomorrow night after the joint committee—Senate Armed Services and Foreign Re lations— voted, 20 to 3, against filing any formal findings or con clusions regarding the inquiry. The Republican views also will be incorporated in the hearing record transmitted to the Senate. Gen. MacArthur was ousted from the Far Eastern command in a policy dispute with President Tru man after the general advocated much more vigorous warfare against the Chinese Communists. He called for bombing of Man churian bases, a naval blockade of the China mainland and use (See Mac ARTHUR, Page A-3.) Two Accused of Killing OSS Major Face Trial In Absentia in Italy Prosecutor Plans Steps If Court Is Unable To Extradite Them By the Associated Press TURIN, Italy. Aug. 18.—The general prosecutor of Turin Prov ince said today an Tcaliai court I will try two former American ' soldiers in absentia for the slaying of their wartime 'commander if it is unable to bring them to Italy to stand trial. Aroldo Borghese, the general prosecutor, declared: "The two Americans, if they are not con signed to the Italian magistracy, will be tried in absentia." The Americans are former Lt. Aldo (Ike) Icardi of Preakness, N. J., and former Sergt. Carl G. Lo Dolce, named this week by the Defense Department in Washing ton as the slayers of Maj. William Holohan in a behind-lines, cloak and-dagger drama in 1944. Both Icardi and Lo Dolce have denied they did away with their leader on a secret OSS mission. Lo Dolce said he will be proved innocent when the “complete, true story" is given ou* by authorities Two Italian partisans accused of participating in a plot to kill Maj. Holohan will go on trial at Verbania, Turin Province. The court will meet in mid-September to set the date of the trial. Inquiry Not Concluded. Earlier, Mr. Borghese announced that he had rejected a request for extradition made by the Var bania prosecutor, Antonio Mo rando, and signed by Judge Lucio Galterio of Varbania because more investigation of the case is neces sary. He added: “The request for ex tradition has not yet been for warded because the inquiry can not be considered concluded.” He indicated the request would be supported as strongly as pos sible to avert a possible denial of it by the United States. “It must be supported by plaus (See HOLOHAN, Page A-2.) Exhaustive, Futile, Suicide Effort Ends With Patient 'Good1 By the Associated Press NEW YORK, Aug. 1$.—Tit ing to end it all, Ralph Nicolls, 40, yesterday gulped down: Seventeen or 18 aspirins. The equivalent of 12 sleep ing pills. A quarter pound of DDT. A quart of wool alcohol. Then he turned on all five gas jets in the kitchen. Early today his condition was reported “good” in Kings County Hospital. I Bowles Is Reported Selected by Truman As Envoy to India Shuffling of Diplomats, Delayed by Iran Crisis, Expected in Few Weeks By the Associated Press President Truman was reported today to have decided to name Chester Bowles, former Connecti cut Governor and Federal Price Administrator, to succeed Loy Henderson as American Ambassa dor to India. i Mr. Henderson will replace Henry Grady as Ambassador to Iran. Mr. Grady is scheduled to jretire early next month. This shuffling of diplomats, ex pected in a few weeks, would have taken place several months ago had it not been for the Iran ian oil crisis and Mr. Grady’s work in trying to bring about an agreement between Iran and ii/cwii. Originally Mr. Grady had want ed to withdraw from active diplo matic service in early summer But when the oil crisis came up he offered to stay on until Sep tember. Mr. Henderson was chosen to succeed Mr. Grady, diplomats said, primarily because of his | reputation as an able, tough minded negotiator. There have been some criti cisms of Mr. Henderson’s rela tions with Prime Minister Nehru of India, from persons who thought a diplomat of a different (See SHUFFLE, Page A-3.) Communications Cut As Jamaica Hurricane Approaches Yucatan Storm Center Moving At 120 Miles an Hour In North Caribbean By the Associated Press MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 18.—All com munications with Jamaica were severed by the 120-mile-an-hour hurricane which battered the British Caribbean island during the night. Cable and radio communica tion with the island was still blanked out. at 9:30 a.m. today. The last word from Kingston, the j capital on the Squth coast, re j ported rain squalls—prelude tc 'the storm—were sweeping in from j Jamaica, rich island of banana land sugar plantations, has a pop ulation of 1,340,000. Kingston is a city of 120,000. An Air Force hurricane hunter plane winged toward the storm area. Tropical Radio reported: “We’ve been trying all morning tc reach Kingston without luck. No body has heard a word out of the island since the storm struck. Two aviation communications | systems, the Civil Aeronautics and | Aeronautical Radio, Inc., said | they had drawn a blank in efforts to raise the island. “If would appear they’ve lost i their towers or at least theii power,” they reported. MIAMI. Fla., Aug. 18 (/Pi.—-The Miami Weather Bureau at 12 p.m (EDT) reported the hurricane cen ter near latitude 18.2 north, lon gitude 81.3, still moving west northwest at about 20 miles per hour. This position is about 550 miles south of Miami and is believed accurate within 35 miles. The center should pass south of Grand Cayman Island early this after noon, the bureau said, and reacli the Yucatan Peninsula or the Yucatan Channel area Sunday. Red Textbooks Seized In Quebec Mine Areas By the Associated Pre»* QUEBEC, Aug. 18.—Quebec Pre mier Maurice Duplessis said yes terday provincial police have seized Russian-language Commu nist school books in Northwestern Quebec mining areas. The Premier produced at a news conference three books with pic tures of Lenin and Stalin and the Red Army soldier “ready for de fense.” The books describe Lenin as the "leader of the workers of all coun tries.” British Embassy Doormen Draw Fire of Economy Bloc of MPs Dy me Mssociaiea rresi LONDON, Aug. 18.—An econ omy-minded parliamentary com mittee asked today whether some of Britain's embassies abroad couldn’t do without • their spit and-polish doormen, some of whom get more money than junior diplomats stationed in London. The House of Commons’ select Committee on Estimates—parlia mentary watchdog over expendi tures—published the results of its investigation into the high cost of running the country’s far-flung embassies. The report points an accusing finger at the British Embassy doorman in Buenos Aires and other like places, who gets £5 ($14) weekly pay plus £22 ($63) in special overseas allowance— well above the level of some of his superiors back home. The idea of the extra overseas pay has been that it is essential for the empire’s representatives abroad—even down to the door man-must keep up the tradi tional stiff-shirted appearances of the good old days. The committee cited the door I man as one luxury which will be cut out in an effort to pare a little off of the continually soaring cost of running foreign missions. The report points out that in 1939 the entire foreign service cost £1,893,418 ($7,611,540.36 at the 1939 rate of $4.02 to the pound). In 1952 the bill is ex pected to be £38,468,000 ($107, 710,400 at the present rate of $2.80 to the pound). The British Ambassador in Mos cow normally would receive yearly payments totalling £9,000 ($25, 200), the report said, "but the arti ficial exchange rate (pegged by the Soviet government) necessi tates an expenditure of £34,000 ($95,200) in sterling to obtain rubles of an actual value of £9,000. In the financial year ended last March, the British treasury had paid out £234,000 ($655,200) to compensate for the Soviet-pegged ruble rates on expenses for the British diplomatic mission in Mos cow, the report said. It added that the situation is as bad or worse in other Soviet dominated lands. I Child-Murder Suspect Shot to Death by Police Man Was Reported To Have Articles Stolen At Time of Slayings BULLETIN Police said the suspect shot to death today fled from a room at 413'2 Franklin street which contained a television set identi fied as that stolen from a neighboring home at the time two children were fatally beaten in their beds. A fleeing suspect was shot to death by police shortly before noon today within a few doors of the home at 402 Franklin street N.W. where two children were fatally beaten by a burglar early Wednesday morning. The colored man was not iden tified immediately. Residents said the shooting started in an alley and the man fled into Franklin street under the fire of two police- ' m on TLT o von o ovoro ♦ V\o oirlou'olle and fell on the edge of a vacant lot near 407 Franklin street. Police said they entered a house in the 400 block of Franklin street to talk to a man reported to have articles in his possession which were stolen from the home where the children were killed. The man fled when they entered the house, police said, and the fatal chase followed. The victims of Wednesday’s brutal murder were James Ed ward Poole, 4, and his brother Fred, a year younger. They were the sons of Clarence Poole, who is colored. Mrs. Poole, a Filipino, was married to Mr. Poole when he was serving in the Army. The children had been beaten with a hammer or some other blunt instrument as they lay in their beds, and died at Children’s Hospital about two hours after the attack. The prowler stole a television set from the home, which he ap parently had entered to rob. It was believed the children woke and started to raise an alarm before they were attacked. Police sent for members of the identification squad and the cor oner's office after today's shoot ing. Investigators Find Vice Rampant in Tacoma »y he Associated Press TACOMA. Wash., Aug. 18 Charges that “vice in every form is rampant” and conditions are “as wide open as possible for a city of its size” were heard yester day by the Tacoma City Council. The charges were contained in a report on Tacoma prepared by private investigators. The inves tigation was ordered by the coun cil. The report alleged “a total lack of enforcement or even acceptable police action.” and accused police of failing to support military of ficials in their efforts to protect servicemen from temptations of vice. Two big military bases, Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base, are adjacent to the city. Safety Commissioner James Kerr, who directs the police de partment, declined to comment on the report except to say, “It's mostly all hearsay. You can’t go on anything like that.” Coinciding with the report, County Prosecutor John J. O’Con nell asked the courts to padlock more than a score of alleged brothels or bootleg houses. The prosecutor termed the report a detailed discussion of the general vice problem rather than offering criminal evidence against any particular individual. 4L Japs Held at Manus On Suspicion of Piracy BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 18 i <CDN).—Forty-two Japanese sus pected of piracy are now prison ers of the Australian government land under armed guard at Manus Island, near New Guinea. Crew members of a high-pow i ered sampan, they are believed to I have recently robbed an Aus tralian plantation owner in the Ninigo islands of $31,000 worth of copra and trochus shell. Missing is the sampan’s cap tain, who is believed to have com mitted suicide by jumping into the sea following the ship’s capture by an Australian patrol boat, i The seized sampan is the Kyoyo j Maru. It is one of three Jap ves j sels known to be operating il | legally in Northern Australian | waters, which are still barred to Japanese ships. Woman Loses 2 Husbands To Lightning in Indiana By the Associated Press LAPORTE, Ind., Aug. 18.—A St. Joseph County woman has been [widowed by a lightning bolt for the second time in six years. Mrs. Mayme Johnson’s second husband. Keith Kent Johnson, 26 year-old hot-rod race driver, was killed by lightning last night on the shore of Hudson Lake near La porte. Her first husband, Walter James, was killed by lightning June 14, 1945. while working on his farm near Kalamazoo, Mich, The Johnsons lived on Route 5, South Bend. I FORECAST: * More of ‘ Same.