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Weather Forecast
Sunny with a high of 88. Tonight, fair
with a low of 70. (Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today.
Midnight 75 6 a.m.__ 73 11 a.m.~ 80
2 a.m.„ 73 8 a.m.__ 73 Noon 84
4 a.m..-73 10 a.m.__77 1 p.m 84
Lote New York Morkets, Poge A-13
99th Year. No. 232.
Hurricane Roars
Across Yucatan
To Mexican Gulf
Storm Kills 109;
Damage at Jamaica
To Top $56 Millions
By th« Associated Press
MIAMI, Fla., Aug. 20.—The
rampant tropical hurricane
swirled across the Yucatan penin
sula today and entered the Gulf
of Mexico near the north coast.
town of Progresso.
Its 180-mile journey over land i
during the night took much of j
* ;
Mop Showing Course of Tropical Hurri-' I
cane. Page A-5 !
Jamaicans Threaten to Storm Hotel in; 1
Plea* for Food. Page A-5
the kick out of the great storm ,
which killed at least 109 persons
and destroyed property valued at
some $56 million on the island of
Jamaica.
“It will regenerate and regain
its full strength now that it is
over water again,” warned Grady
Norton, chief storm forecaster at
the Miami Weather Bureau.
“The storm re-entered the gulf
with its center intact. There is I
plenty of heat and humidity need
ed to regain its force over gulf
waters.”
Pointing for Rio Grande.
On its present course, which the :
*torm has followed for over 1,000;
miles, it is pointed in the general;
direction of the mouth of the Rio,
Grande River separating Mexico
and Texas.
Merida, capital of Yucatan and
center of an ancient Mayan civili-i
zation, received winds of only 50!
miles an hour from the storm J
The center passed north of Merida.
Behind it in Jamaica the hurri
cane left 50 dead in the capital
city, Kingston, and 50 additional
throuhgout the island. The his
toric towns of Spanish Port Royal
and Morant Bay were completely
laid waste.
70 Prisoners Hunted.
There was no report of the 70
prisoners who escaped from the
Kingston jail during the storm,;
but there was no unusual criminal
activity on the island. Various
scenes of looting were reported,
but they were apparently indulged
in by a broad cross-section of the
population.
Linda Darnell, on location for;
a movie in western Jamaica, was
reported safe.
Sir Hugh Foot, governor of the !
island, opened a fund to help suf
ferers. Lady Foot, head of the 10- 1
cal Red Cross, began relief work
for the hungry and homeless. |
Cozumel Island Threatened.
At Cozumel Island, off Yucatan,
details of the hurricane’s damage
were lacking. Radio stations on
the island shut down as the storm
approached.
At Isla Mujeres, a small island
south of Cozumel, the inhabitants
of the village had swarmed into
the streets in panic, the island’s
radio reported shortly before it
too shut down.
It was on Cozumel that Hern
ando Cortez began his conquest
of Mexico in battles with the civ
ilized Mayan Indians. The island
is sparsely populated.
At Port Royal on Jamaica at
the end of a thin, sandy strip of
land that bounds Kiqgston on the
south, every building was dam
aged—not a single structure re
mained in sound condition. Four
persons were killed in the town
of 2,000.
Eight persons died at May Pen,
near the former United States
base, Vernam Field.
Poorhouse Battered.
Jamaica’s poorhouse and men
tal hospital also were battered,
and the government reported that
several persons were killed when
the roofs on these sturctures col
lapsed.
The weary chore of restoring
order and essential services was
being pushed as rapidly as con
ditions on the island allowed.
Ninety per cent of the rich ba
nana crop in some areas was
blown down but another impor
tant crop—coconuts—suffered less
damage. The government has tak
en steps to offset an anticipated
food shortage.
Forecasters meanwhile kept a
weather eye lifted toward a new
“area of suspicion” kicking up the
waters to the northeast of Puerto
Rico. In this warm spawning
ground of hurricanes there were
telling signs—barometric pres
sures were tumbling and winds
were shifting.
Later, however, the Weather
Bureau said the wave of showers
and shifting winds appeared to
be flattening out and returning to
normal.
“We’ll keep watch, but we are
pretty sure there will be no fur
ther development there,” said Mr.
Norton.
Fire Heavily Damages
Stockholm Grand Hotel
By th« Associated Press
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 20.
—A spectacular fire raged for sev
eral hours today on the top floor
of Stockholm’s Grand Hotel,
causing extensive damage before
it was brought under control.
Most of the damage was con
fined to the new seventh floor, now
under construction. The hotel is
the biggest and most famous
hostelry in Sweden. Part of the
roof in that section caved in and
about 50 rooms were damaged by
smoke and water. There were no
injuries to guests, most of whom
*vt usually foreigners.
Phone ST. 5000 S ★★
New Crisis Threatens Efforts
To Reach Armistice in Korea
Negotiators Meet in
Short Session, Give
No Hint of Progress
By tho Associated Proit
MUNSAN, Korea, Aug. 20.—Al
lied and Communist subcommit
tees met briefly in Kaesong today
as a new crisis threatened efforts
to stop the Korean war.
General headquarters in Tokyo
said “partisan forces of either
Confidence of True* in Korea Expressed
by Bradley in Talk. Pag* A-2
side’ may be trying to wreck ar
mistice negotiations.
The statement was in reply to
Red charges that U. N. forces am
bushed a Red patrol inside Kae
song's 5-mile neutral zone yes
terday. A Chinese patrol leader
was killed and a Chinese soldier
seriously injured.
The subcommittees met for only
70 minutes today. It was their
shortest session since they took
over for the main truce delega
tions Friday.
There was no report of progress
from the secret talks. But the ne
gotiators agreed to meet again at
11 a.m. tomorrow (9 p.m. today,
EDT).
The subcommittees are trying
to hammer out a compromise
agreement on the question of a
cease-fire buffer zone. The main
delegations argued this point for
10 days and found themselves
completely deadlocked.
The Communists want the buf
fer zone to straddle the 38th Par
(See TRUCE, Pages A-3.)
Capital Transit Asks
Permission to Run
Bigger Buses Here
Company Says Extended
Length, Width Would
Help Reduce Traffic
The Capital Transit Co. today
filed a formal request with the
District Commissioners for per
mission to operate bigger buses
here.
Intention to file the petition was
first voiced by company officials
at the transit service hearing two
weeks ago.
In. a letter signed by the com
pany president, J. A. B. Broad
water, Capital Transit today de
clared larger buses would “en
hance the convenience and com
fort” of passengers, offset the
present shortage of drivers and
tend to relieve traffic congestion
by reducing the number of buses
in the traffic stream each day.
E. C. Giddings, vice president
of the utility, added that the big
ger vehicles would permit a more
economical operation as well.
Five Feet Longer.
The new buses would be five
feet longer than the present 35-
foot type, as well as six inches
wider than the present eight-foot
width. They would accommodate
10 more sitting passengers, or a
total of 55, as well as five more
standees per bus.
The larger vehicles cost about
$20,000 each, or about $2,000 more j
than the present size, according;
to Mr. Giddings. The petition did
not mention the number of new- i
type buses the company has in !
mind, but Mr. Giddings said the
figure would be "substantial.”
There are now 835 Capital Transit
buses in operation in the area,
and Mr. Giddings indicated that
if the new type vehicles are al
lowed some of the old ones will
probably be retired from service
or reassigned.
The petition states that the new
would operate over such
heavily-traveled lines as the Ben
ning. Sixteenth street, Connecti
cut avenue and Anacostia-Con
gress Heieghts.
“We feel that the traffic situa
tion on the streets on which such
lines operate make use of the new
type bus entirely practicable,” Mr.
Broadwater said in his request. He
added that if the traffic regula
tions are changed as he asks to
permit the bigger buses, the com
pany will start placing orders
“promptly.”
Practicality Demonstrated.
The company president pointed
out that 10 States now permit
bus-widths greater than 8 feet,
and that 21 States allow buses
of 40 feet or more.
Mr. Broadwater added that it
has been “actually demonstrated”
that operation of larger type
buses than the normal size 45-
seat vehicle is “practical.” He
■pointed out that trolley coaches
of the larger size have been in
use in numerous cities for many
years. He said that more and
more cities are introducing such
big capacity buses to their trans
port system.
Cities having 40-foot by 8-foot-6
buses include Chicago, Los An
geles, Cleveland, Toronto and Cin
cinnati.
Mr. Giddings pointed out that
during the war a single larger
bus was used here experimentally
by Capital Transit Co. This,
however, he said, was an “articu
lated” type—a two section job
linked by a flexible midsection—
which operated for a time on the
Glover Park run as well as to the
Pentagon.
Quake Recorded
CLEVELAND, Aug. 20 (#t.—The
i John Carroll University seismo
; graph recorded a moderate earth
quake today at 1:56:01 a.m.
(EST). The school said it was
1 about 4,800 miles northwest of
Cleveland, placing it in the west
ern end of the Aleutian Island.
W)t lEiteuitw Jifef
V V J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION L/
WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1951—THIRTY-SIX PAGES.
Ambush of Chinese
Believed Work of
Partisan Forces
By tho Associated Press
TOKYO, Aug. 20—The -Allies
said tonight the ambush of a
Chinese patrol in the Kaesong
neutral zone may have been the
work of “partisans of either side”
who want to wreck Korean armis
tice talks.
North Korean Lt. Gen. Nam H,
chief Red cease-fire delegate, yes
terday sharply accused the Allies
of violating the zone with gun
fire that killed one Red soldier
and wounded another.
He made the accusation in a
message to Vice Admiral C. Turner
Joy, senior United Nations dele
gate, and demanded “a satisfac
tory reply immediately.”
Gen. Nam said “more than 30
armed personnel of your side" at
tacked “nine military police of
our side” who were “carrying out
policing functions” in conformity
with the agreement neutralizing a
five-mile circle centering in Kae
song.
Admiral Joy flew here from
Munsan, Korea, last night and
conferred today with Gen. Mat
thew B. Ridgway, Allied supreme
commander.
Gen. Ridgway’s headquarters
said tonight in a' statement:
“Preliminary questioning of wit
nesses has disclosed that many of
! the assailants were dressed jn
civilian clothing and did not wear
I (See KAESONG, Page A-5.)
Wherry Tells Senate
Attack on Maryland
Vote Is 'Composite'
Says Campaigns Should
Have Been Investigated
On Nation-Wide Basis
Republican Floor Leader Wher
ry of Nebraska told the Senate
today he voted against the report
of the Rules Committee denounc
ing tactics used against former
Democratic Senator Tydings in
Maryland last year, because the
committee made Maryland bear
the brunt of campaign practices
which should have been investi
gated on a Nation-wide basis.
He accused the subcommittee
which conducted the Maryland
inquiry of submitting a “com
posite report” which he said “is
every bit as bad as the composite
picture in the Tydings tabloid was
declared to be.”
The composite picture, one of
the main complaints leveled at
the Republican campaigners in
Maryland, purported to show Sen
ator Tydings beside Earl Browder,
one-time Communist leader in the
United States. It was published
in a tabloid campaign document
distributed in support of Repub
lican Senator Butler.
Nation-wide Attention Urged.
Senator Wherry called the Sen
ate committee report a “com
posite” because, on one hand,
the subcommittee “narrowed its
sights to Maryland, although there
was no actual contest for that
seat to provide justification. Then,
|on the other hand, the subcom
mittee enlarged the scope of its
observations on bad campaign
practices to include sweeping as
sumptions and recommendations.”
“By bringing the two together
in a single report.” Senator Wher
ry continued, “the effect is to
present a composite picture, focus
ing upon the single State of Mary
land, upon the Republican Party
alone, and upon one candidate
out of many in both political par
ties, the full brunt of criticism of
campaign practices that deserve
Nation-wide attention.”
Holding up a large volume of
political cartoons going back to
George Washington’s time, Sen
ator Wherry said that if the Mary
land subcommittee had gone into
the subject further it would have
found “that present-day political
campaigns are contests with velvet
gloves compared to others in the
past history of the Nation.”
McCarthy Views Awaited.
The Wherry speech came unex
pectedly while reporters were
waiting for Senator McCarthy, Re
publican, of Wisconsin to file his
minority views, defending the part
he took in the campaign to de
feat Senator Tydings.
Senator McCarthy announced he
(See MARYLAND, Page A-5.)
Seagrave's Sister Dies Bearing His Burden
By tho Associated Press
RANGOON, Burma, Aug. 20.
Grace Seagrave, 56, died of a
heart ailment, apparently brought
on by overworking in trying to
maintain alone the mission hos
pital her surgeon brother, Dr.
Gordon Seagrave, founded in
Northern Burma, it was disclosed
today.
Miss Seagrave died Friday at
the border town of Namkhan,
where Dr. Seagrave had his medi
cal mission before Burma accused
him of treason in helping rebel
tribesmen. Dr. Seagrave was given
permission to leave by plane to
morrow for Namkhan, after giv
ing his word to American Ambas
sador David Key that he will be
back in Rangoon Saturday.
Miss Seagrave was in charge of
the frontier medical mission ever
since Dr. Seagrave’s arrest in
August, 1950. He has been await
ing the outcome of an appeal to
Burma’s supreme court from his
on one count of fcea-|
MacArfhur Case
Rekindled by
Republicans
Senators Hit Truman
Policy as 'Failure'
In Hearing Report
By Cecil Holland
Congressional controversy over
foreign policy flared up anew to
day as eight Republican members
of the joint Senate committee that
investigated the MacArthur dis
missal declared that any peace
short of “the liberation and uni
fication of Korea is a delusion.”
In a report of their views on
the ouster of Gen. MacArthur as
Text of Conclusion! of MacArthur Case
by G.O.P. Senators. Paga A-4
Pacific commander, the Senators
bitterly criticized the administra
tion’s Far Eastern policy as “a
catastrophic failure.” They
charged that the loss of China to
the Communists was due to the
Yalta agreement and “appease
ment,” and on the current peace
negotiations in Korea warned:
“We should be on our guard
against any Munich-like respites
which are only surrenders in dis
guise and which make the ulti
mate reckoning infinitely more
costly.”
Heated Replies Expected.
The report, which is expected to
bring quick and heated replies
from administration leaders, was
signed by Senators Bridges of New
Hampshire, Wiley of Wisconsin,
Smith of New Jersey, Hickenloop
er of lowa, Knowland of Cali
fornia. Cain of Washington, Brew
ster of Maine and Flanders of
Vermont.
The outspoken views of the Re
publicans also:
1. Acknowledged that President
Truman acted within his Con
stitutional powers in relieving
Gen. MacArthur, but denounced
as "utterly inadequate” the rea
sons given for the removal of the
Far Eastern commander. “The
‘justification’,” it was said, “seems
to have been built up after the
removal rather than before.”
2. Charged that Mr. Truman
“has done nothing” Lo help Con
gress rid the State Department of
i Communist influences which they
said affected this country’s Far
Eastern policies and added:
1 “There can be no confidence, no
unity of purpose . . . until the
Executive demonstrates the desire
to remove from our national insti
tutions those who seek to destroy
America.”
3. Concluded that the State De
partment must accept responsi
bility for what they called “the
abject failure” of the country’s
Far Eastern policies and said that
Secretary of State Acheson is “as
sociated with a long series of vacil
lation and equivocations, the net
result of which has been to en
courage Communist aggression.”
War Risk No Greater Now.
4. Indirectly culled for more
vigorous action to bring victory
in Korea without specifically in
dorsing Gen. MacArthur’s pro
posals by declaring that the risk
of precipitating another world
war is no greater now than it was
when the United States inter
vened more than a year ago. “It
is utterly inconsistent.” the Sen
ators added, “for the administra
tion to take the calculated risk of
provoking Russia in Europe and
to cower at taking a similar risk
in Asia.”
5. Charged that the adminis
tration has been “unduly preoc
cupied” with the defenses of West
ern Europe to the neglect of Asia
and called for the United States
—with the United Nations back
ing—to “go ahead and crush the
aggression in Korea where the
Communists began it.”
6. Charged that some American
officials were so opposed to Chiang
Kai-shek and the Chinese Nation
alists that they were “automatical
ly on the side of the Red regime.”
The Senators suggested some con
gressional committee should inves
tigate this matter and recommend
remedial legislation to prevent the
personal feelings of some diplo
mats “to thwart the policy of their
Government.”
7. Declared that there has been
“a lack of adequate military «up
(See Mac ARTHUR, Page A-4.)
son, but no decision is expected
until the end of this month.
Dr. Seagrave told a reporter
Grace wrote him a letter three
days before her death. He said
the letter indicated she was suf
fering from overwork and that
her heart had been affected. He
said she described the work of
maintaining the hospital center
single-handed as a great strain.
“But the hospital is essential
to the welfare of the people of
the Northern Shan States and
Kachin State,” she wrote. “I am
determined, even if it kills me,
to keep it functioning properly
until the government permits your
return to your work. When you
get back I will take a long rest.”
Dr. Seagrave commented:
"My sister would not have died
if I had been given permission
by the (Burma) government to
return to Namkhan even as re
cently as a month ago.
“She felt exactly as I did—ls
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IFTOm^XND
Harriman Threatens to Leave
Iran-Britain Oil Negotiations
Calls on Teheran Officials for 'Good Faith';
Breakdown in Crucial Parleys Believed Near
• By th* Associated Press
TEHERAN, Iran, Aug. 20.—An
informed source said today W.
Averell Harriman has threatened
to leave for Washington unless the
Iranians negotiate “in good faith”
with the British on their oil dis
pute. A breakdown in the crucial
talks is believed near.
Premier Mohammed Mossadegh
was reported visibly shaken by the!
strong words from the usually j
soft-spoken Harriman, President!
Truman’s trouble-shooter here.
Dr. Mossadegh met with Mr.;
Harriman and Richard Stokes.'
chief British negotiator, this
morning but observers doubted if
he would make any real conces
sion which could make the talks
successful.
Mr. Harriman is the only person
Senators Warn U. S.
Against 'Ready-Made
Fifth Column' Force
Internal Security Group
Asks Strict Administration
OF Immigration Laws
Senators investigating aliens
and subversives in the United
States have demanded "vigorous
and impartial” administration of
the immigration laws to keep out
of the country “a ready-made;
fifth column.”
The demand was made in a
progress report of the Senate In
ternal Security subcommittee in
connection with which Senator
McCarran, Democrat, of Nevada,
estimated that the number of il
legal aliens in the United States
may total between three and five
million.
“Each year,” Senator McCarran
added, “untold numbers of aliens
sneak into this country and lose
themselves in the mass popula
tions of our larger cities. Among
them are militant Communists,
Sicilian bandits and other crimi
nals whose records would bar
them from legal entry.”
Unit Explores Entries.
Senator McCarran is chairman
of the Senate Judiciary of which
the Internal Security subcommit
tee is a part. He has served on a
subcommittee of three Senators
who have been exploring the ex
tent to which aliens and subver
sives have managed to slip into
the United States.
“Unless we can round up this
rabble,” Senator McCarran said,
“and dam this contaminated
stream, any nation with warlike
intentions toward the United
States would find a ready-made
fifth column in its vanguard, fa
(See ALIENS. Page A-3.)
the work which we do for the
common people all over Burma
continues, neither she nor I would
grudge our lives in the service of
the people ot Burma.”
When Miss Seagrave collapsed
Friday at the Namkhan Hospital,
Chief Medical Nurse Esther Po
radioed the Burma surgeon. The
message was delayed en route,
however, and was received by Dr.
Seagrave only today.
He said the news of the death
was received, however, late last
night through a telegram from an
American missionary, Elizabeth
Taylor, who drove 50 miles along
a mountain roadway from Nam
pakah to reach the bedside of
Miss Seagrave.
“I am most proud that a sister
of mine died for the work she
was doing for the people of
Burma,” Dr. Seagrave said. “My
father, grandfather and great
grandfather also died while on
the job.”
who has kept the talks going this
long. Dr. Mossadegh has been
trying to keep the United States
on his side of the oil dispute, and
Mr. Harriman’s threat to walk out
has at least postponed his formal
rejection of British settlement
offers.
The Iranian reportedly handed
the British a set of counterpro
posals yesterday, rejecting four
!of the eight British points. It
!was supposed to have been pub
lished last night,
j Mr. Harriman reportedly told
I the Iranians, after he saw the
; counter offer, that they were not
i negotiating in good faith and
threatened to make a public state
ment supporting the British posi
(See IRAN, Page A-3.)
Clubb Diary Reveals
Visit to'New Masses,'
Talk With Chambers
State Department Aide
Wrote of Introduction as
'Comrade' in 1932
A personal diary of Oliver Ed
mund Clubb, suspended State De
partment expert on China, indi
cated today that Mr. Clubb visited
New York offices of the magazine
New Masses in 1932, spoke withj
jthe then-editor, Whittaker Cham
: bers and was introduced as "Com
rade Clubb."
The diary extract was put into
the public record as Mr. Clubb,
50-year-old director of the de
partment’s Office of Chinese Af
fairs, was called before the House
Committee on Un-American Ac
tivities to testify specifically on
previous testimony by Mr. Cham
bers.
Mr. Clubb, veteran of 18 years’
service in China, was suspended
along with John Paton Davies,
jr„ June 27. Mr. Davies has been
cleared by the Department’s Loy
alty Security Board, but the board
has announced no decision on Mr.
Clubb. Specific charges against
him have not been made public.
Clubb Summoned Hurriedly.
House Committee aides made
clear Mr. Clubb was summoned
hurriedly in order to get his testi
mony before he was called before
the Senate Internal Security sub
committee, which is investigating
Far Eastern affairs.
Mr. Clubb had testified before
the House committee in closed ses
sion last March 14 that he did not
recall having met Chambers at
any time. Since then he testified
today, he had acquired from Brit
ish custodians in China copies of
his early diaries and found an
account of his visit to the New
Masses office on July 9, 1932. He
so advised Chairman Wood last
month.
The diary extract showed Mr.
Clubb had obtained a letter of in
troduction to Walt Carmon, for
mer editor of the publication, from
Miss Agnes Smedley, deceased
writer whose name has been linked
consistently with Communist ac
tivity involving the Far East. Mr.
Clubb testified he had received the
letter just before leaving China
for this country.
Paper Called “Horrible Rag.”
The diary entry began:
“The most Interesting meeting
thus far was that with the New
Masses.”
The extract described the pub
lication as a “horrible rag" and
described Mr. Clubb's visit to the
"ramshackle place.” It went on
that in the office was “a charm
ing Jewess typing” who intro
duced him to Michael Gold as
“Comrade Clubb.” Gold was not
identified further but the diary
went on:
“He (Gold) spoke of revolution,
(See UN-AMERICAN, Pjjge A-5.)
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Senator Wiley Urges
Exhaustive inquiry
Into District Crime
Calls Conditions 'Rotten';
District and Maryland
Investigations Pressed
Senator Wiley, Republican, of
Wisconsin, today intensified his
campaign for an exhaustive in
vestigation of District crime and
corruption.
In the text of a speech released
ahead of its delivery in the Sen-
FCC Urges Flat Ban on Transmission of
All Gambling Data. Page A-11
ate, he called for a continuing
study to clean up conditions here
which he described as “rotten”
and “shocking.”
His appeal, amplifying one made
Saturday in a statement to news
papers, came as District and
Maryland law enforcement offi
cials pressed investigations into
interstate gambling activities.
Senator Wiley said the interest
displayed in his week end an
nouncement demonstrated that;
there is clear recognition of the!
need for a follow-through on the!
inquiry begun by the Senate Crime
Committee which expires Septem
ber 1.
“The testimony before our Sen
ate Crime Committee was shock
ing in its character,” Senator
Wiley said, adding that there have
been numbers operations here for;
years without apparent police in
terference and bribes being offered
to law enforcement officials.
Surface Barely Scratched.
“No doubt,” he said, "there is
lots more of the same awaiting
exposure. Our probe of the Dis
trict to date has probably barely
scratched the surface.”
In committee testimony last
week, Sheriff Carlton G. Beall of
Prince Georges County said he had
been offered $15,000 a month in
return for protection of the
Charles E. Nelson gambling ac
tivities.
Nelson, a horsebreeder and ad
mitted numbers backer, lives at
Ritchie, Md., in Prince Georges,
and runs Uncle Billie's amuse
ment center at North Beach, in
Calvert County. He was pictured
by Senate Committee as operator
of a syndicate that grossed up to
$50,000 a week.
Hails Numerous Probes.
Senator Wiley said today the
Federal responsibility in the Dis
trict situation is clear.
“Crime in the District is in
extricably tied up with vice and
corrpution in adjacent Maryland
and Virginia counties, as well as
in other areas,” he declared.
“I am delighted, of course, to
note the numerous investigations
now underway by United States
Attorney Fay’s office, etc., but I
do not think the legislative
branch's responsibility will be
complete in this respect until a
committee of the United States
Senate has carried on to a much
more advanced stage its review
of this criminal cancer.
“The people of the District
have a right to expect such a
complete review.
“We here in the Congress are
supposed to be the ‘city fathers’
of the District. If we are good
fathers we will carry this matter
through rather than stop here in
the ‘third inning,’ so to speak.
Nelson Reported Returning.
There were increasing indica
tions that Nelson soon would be
available for questioning by the
grand jury here. Mr. Fay said he
“understood” Nelson is returning
from Atlantic City.
Meanwhile, Prince Georges
County Police Chief F. Allen
Richards criticized the Senate
crime probers for upsetting local
law enforcement efforts against
Nelson.
Chief Richards said the Sen
ators insisted on getting such evi
dence as they could before Nelson
made his first committee appear
ance August 9 and that the coun
(See GAMBLING, Pag# A-5.)
An Associated Press Newspaper
G. 0. P. Report
Demands Probe
Os Boyle Role
Fulbright Brands
RFC Loan Criticism
'Political Diatribe'
Two Republican Senators today
demanded a full Congressional in
vestigation of William M. Boyle,
!jr., chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, in connec
tion with Reconstruction Finance
Corp. loans to a St. Louis flrnfand
others.
The demand was made by
Senators Capehart of Indiana and
flicker of Ohio in a hotly-dis
puted minority report from the
; Senate RFC Investigating Sub
| committee. They charged that
I Mr. Boyle and President Truman
are “graduates of one of the most
corrupt political machines in the
history of any State,” and added:
| “They have transferred Pender
gast politics to the national level.
Morality in Government has de
clined to the lowest ebb in the Na
tion’s history. The American peo
ple are deeply ashamed and dis
turbed.”
Fulbright Attacks Report.
Senator Fulbright, Democrat, of
Arkansas, chairman of the RFC
subcommittee that has conducted
a lengthy investigation of the
lending agency’s operations, de
scribed the Republican report as
“scurrilous” and “a political dia
tribe.”
He declared that the minority
views had no relevancy to a ma
jority report approved by the Sen
ate Banking Committee and sent
jto the Senate or “to anything
■other than the next presidential
election.” He added that he re
gretted to see printed "at publie
expense” a report of “the extreme
partisan, political character” as
the Republican views.
The Republican report blamed
President Truman and Mr. Boyle
primarily for the evils which the
Fulbright subcommittee has dis
closed in connection with RFC
loans and suggested that Xhe
Chairman of the Democratic Na
i tional Committee may head up a
1 vast "influence racket.”
The minority statement re
! ported that the investigation had
“failed to substantiate the charge"
that Guy George Gabrielson,
chairman of the Republican Na
tional Committee, had engaged in
influencing an $lB million RFC
loan to the Cathage Hydrocol Co.,
an oil firm.
Dawson Assailed.
The Republican Senators lashed
out at Donald Dawson, the Presi
dent’s administrative assistant for
j personal matters, and said flatly
they do not accept his “protesta
tions of innocence” that he never
sought to influence the RFC in
making loans.
! “Even if we accepted Donald
Dawson’s explanations,” they
added, “we believe his ethical
standards are Indefensible. If he
is sincere in the beliefs of right
’ and wrong expressed before us,
then he is incapable of
’ duty as a public servant and
should be summarily dismissed.”
Senators Capehart and Bricker
! assailed the majority report as
totally inadequate and said the
committee should not “shrink
from explaining the extent of in
fluence” on RFC operations. They
emphasized, for one thing, that
the investigation was incomplete
without a full inquiry into Mr.
Boyle's relations with the RFC.
They reviewed testimony taken
during the course of the inquiry
that Mr. Boyle frequently ar
ranged appointments for indivi
duals seeking RFC loans and de
clared that as Mr. Boyle was “the
most powerful political figure in
Washington” his calls amounted
to influence.
If the calls by Mr. Boyle and
other Democratic aides “had the
same magical effect” on other
agencies, the Republicans declared,
“the proportions of this influence
■ racket defy description.”
Full Probe Demanded.
The Republican report said Mr.
Boyle’s employment as a lawyer for
; the American Lithofold Co. of St.
Louis, which they said got a $565,-
■ 000 RFC loan after hiring him,
should be investigated fully.
They noted that the Senate in
(See RFC. Page A-5.)
Night Club Show
'Stopped Cold' by
Stork's Arrival
By th« Associated Press
HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 20. —The
stork left a little bundle for the
hat-check girl and it stopped the
night club show cold.
The floor show was going full
blast early yesterday at Ciro’s
when Herman Hover stepped out
on the stage to ask if there was a
doctor in the house.
There was. And to the accom
paniment of muted trumpets, the
hat-check girl, pretty Margaret
Barstow, 21, gave birth to a
daughter, Rex. in a private up
stairs cocktail lounge.
“We named the baby Rex be
cause we were expecting a boy,”
explained the father, Bruce Bar
stow, 24, an engineering student.
“Smallest show-stopper we evjr
had,” said Mr. Hover afterward.
Rex weighed 6 poujjds 13 ounces*

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