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A Budget Bureau spokesman said an order by President Tru* man, which authorised the allow* ance, also set Mr, Morris’ salary at $15,000 a year, The allocation, taken from the President’s Emergency fund, technically was made to the Jus* fiee Department, The reason for this is that Mr, Morris will eon* duet his seareh for wrongdoers in Government as an assistant to Attorney General MeGrath, Agencies Ordered to Help, Today's disclosure was the first word of either Mr, Morris’ salary or how much financial support he would get from the White House. Mr, Truman already has directed all federal agencies to make avail* able any information and help he needs. Salvadore Andretta, Justice Department administrative officer, told a reporter no breakdown was available on specific uses to which the 1450,000 will be put. Mr. Andretta said he did not know how much money would be available to Mr. Morris In the next fiscal year, starting July 1. He added, however, that the 1450,000 will cover costa of setting up the Investigation, as well as day-to-day operating cost*. Must Pay Own Way. Thus, the monthly average of $112,BOO available to the cleanup alcuth may not for the next four month* represent later operating expenses. "The Morris operation," the Justice Department official mid, "will have to stand on Its own feet financially and pay Its way," This, he said, will include re imbursing the Oeneral Bervicc* Administration for space rented In the old Washington Post Build ing, as well as furniture, reim bursing other agencies for Fed eral employes on loan and paying all other expenses, Budget Bureau officials said Mr. Truman signed the budget alloca tion order late yesterday. HtafT NUII Not Chosen. While a skeleton staff is In operation at Mr. Morris' new base of operations, the New Yorker still has not lined up top aides for the inquiry. He told reporters last week that he was planning tentatively for a total staff of about 180 persons. As a first step Mr. Morris plans Wsend questionnaires to top offi cials of Government, seeking de tailed Information about their sources of Income. He has indi cated the forms may go out next weeks. Judiciary committees of both the House and Senate still are deadlocked on President Tru man's request to give Mr. Morris broad powers to subpoena wit nesses and documents. Meanwhile, the House judiciary subcommittee Investigating the Justice Department has ended its long search for office space, and is setting up a base of operations in a Capitol Hill hotel. Speaker Rayburn broke a long House precedent and granted the Investigators permission to rent non-Govemment-oWned space in the George Washington Inn, only a few steps away from the House Office Buildings. Chairman Chelf, Democrat, of Kentucky, said his group hoped to be in the new quarters this week. Aga Khan Flies to Riviera NEW DELHI. India. Feb. 28. <*). —The ailing Aga Khan. 74. spirit ual leader of the Ismalll Mos lems, left his sick bed here to fly to Nice on the French Riviera, He is recovering from a heart at tack suffered In Dacca. He was carried aboard the chartered plane on a stretcher. Late News Bulletin New Nunan Case Cited Senator Williams, Republican, of Delaware told the Senate to day the Government once was moving for criminal prosecution of a Miami (Fla.) man, claim ing he owed 1792,094 In taxes, but dropped the case after for mer Revenue Commissioner Joseph Nunan entered It as an attorney. _ (Earlier Story on Page A-It.) Landlady Tells How To Rent Rooms Fast "I much better results frem The Star thas frem onf ether sevtseBer,M tayi • landlady wka N«m I* tka 1100 klMk #1 11 ml a * •♦»••• N W. "Wkaa I waat fa raat a raaia I alway* aat a ilatufiatf •4 la Tka llar,M Yaa, fn, *111 ka ylHMl «ifk raialfi alatilflatf all la Tka liar. fkaai voutll tm. ONI 109 Ml/ iurliM WW » Hwmih w w«miB|. tiB'i N*. I iMfM mriivm, 4 Unions to Consider Postponing Natural Gas Strike Set Monday Leaders Agree to Consult Membership In Effort to Avert Nation-Wide Tieup Union representatives said to day they are "seriously consider ing" postponement of a strike set for 12:01 a.m. Monday which threatens to choke off natural gas supplies to Washington and nearby areas. The announcement was made by O. A. Knight, president of the CIO Oil Workers’ Union, after he and representatives of two other union groups had conferred for nearly three hours with Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus 0. Chlng. While mediators were attempt ing to avert the strike, the local gas company was notified that the Federal Power Commmission had approved an order which will add $000,000 to its annual operating costs. Represents Employes, Mr, Knight's union, which is meeting today, represents cm* ployes of two companies which supply gas to the Washington ©as Light 6o, The companies are among several scores of ell and gas companies Involved In a wage dispute with the 61© and the AFL and independent unions, Mr, Knight said that he and officials of the AFL and hide* pendent unions would meet again at 2 p m to "give serious eonsid^ eration to Mr, Chine's request that we postpone the strike set for Monday for one week." Negotiations Deadlocked. The strike threat—Nation-wide In scope—stems from a deadlock betwen the CIO Oil Workers’ Union and major oil and gas producers. The local gas com pany Is not directly involved In the dispute between some 2,200 pipeline workers In West Virginia and the corporation which sup plies all natural gas to this area. The union has set Monday as the strike deadline all over the coun try, Others taking part In the medl atlon session with Mr. Chins were J. J. McKenna, representing a group of independent unions, and O. V. Clover, representing various AFL unions in the gas and oil in dustry. To Consult Members. The three union officials after consulting with their members in the field will decide whether to postpone strike action which they estimate would affect 375,000 em ployes of the oil and gas industry over the country. About 3,300 workers of gas producing and pipe line companies are involved in that portion of the dispute which threatens to choke off Washing* ton's gas supply, The gas is pumped In from Southern West Virginia and last* pm Kentucky to Washington Oas Light Co, facilities here and dis* tributed to some 800,000 customers, Mr, ChiHg also scheduled a 8 p m, meeting with representatives of the companies involved in the Nationwide dispute, Wholesalers Increase Rales. The 1800,000 increase in the Washington Oas Light §©.'s an* nuai operating costs became eer* tain when the federal Power Commission authorised whole* saiers to increase their rates. The Atlantis Seaboard Corp. of Charleston, W, Va-, which sup* plies natural gas to Washington and Baltimore had already notl* fled the Washington Oas Light Co. that if the Federal Power Commission acted favorably, high er rates for natural gaa would go into effect here March 7. Action of the FPC bolster* the position of the gas oompany in its application to the Public Utili ties Commission for a 15 per oent Increase in rates to consumers. Hearings on the rate Increase will resume before the PUC tomorrow. Oas oompany officials, mean _<Hre OAS, Page A-3.1_ Message by Truman Tonight to Appeal For Red Cross Funds Nttwork Showi Stt; Nation-Wide Drivo Aims at $85 Million The IRR million Nation-wide ap peal of the American Red Cram will be launched officially tonight In a campaign program to be carried on radio and television networks. A message by President Truman will climax a dramatic show en titled. "Answer the Call." slogan of the 19R3 drive. The President will be presented from the White House by E, Roland Harrlman. president of the American Na tional Red Cross. Locally, the program Is sched uled as follows: Station WOL, 110:15 p.m.: WMAL, 10 p.m.: WRC, 110:35 p.m.: WTOP. WWDC and WASH-FM, 10:30 p.m.; WMAL TV and WTTO-TV. 10:30 p.m., and WNBW-TV, 11:05 p.m. Vignettes on Program. Four dramatic vignettes featur ing Red Cross services will be in cluded in the program, with stage and screen personalities Including Jessica Tandy. Hume Cronyn, Dane Clark, Jackie Cooper and Charleton Heston. Music will be under the direction of Meredith Willson, who has written an origi nal score for orchestra and chorus. Thousands of volunteer work ers in the Capital area drive al ready are embarked on the Red Cross appeal. The drive got off to a head start by beginning solici tation last Monday. Reports at campaign headquar ters. 1515 L street N.W., indicate that many solicitors already have covered part of their assignments, it was reported. Gas (Company Meeting. Among the.meetings scheduled by the general business division is one for 100 management rep resentatives and Red Cross kev men of the Washington Gas Light Co. at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow In the gas company auditorium. General Campaign Chairman Oeorge A. Garrett will speak. E. J. Boothby, president of the gas company, will preside. Standard Oil Co. Esso plant workers at South Capitol and M streets are scheduling hourly Red Cross meetings beginning at 0 a.m. tomorrow, according to Wil liam J. McManus, chairman of the general business division. ruvn to D8 nnown. The Red Crow film. "Disaster Strikes," will be shown at these meetings. . Other Esso employes will attend similar gatherings In the Standard Oil Building, 301 Constitution avenue N.W., to morrow. The Red Cross drive In the commercial department of the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele phone Co. opens tomorrow with an employe broadcast beginning at 1:30 a.m. The official Red Cross campaign film. "Red Cross Report 1903." will bo shown to commercial department key men starting at 9 a.m. Other Oeneral Business Division campaign events include k meet ing by William Courtney, of the New England Mutual Lire Insur ance Co. for general agents of local life insurance company of fices who are serving as volunteer Red Cross key man, at 18il0 p.m, tomorrow. Mrs, Milton C. Coboy, an area chairman for the Residential Di vision, will meet with her Red Cross captains and solicitors at 1:90 p,m, tomorrow In her home, 4440 Garfield street N.W, I Knowland Described By Owen Lattimore as China Lobby Member 'Senator From Formosa' Reference Brings Uproar; Witness Rebuked BULLETIN Owen Lottimore net off An uproar In a Sonata committee today with the etatement that Senator Knowland, Republican, of California li a member of the “China lobby" and hae been called "the Senator from For moaa." Senator O'Conor, Dem ocrat, of Maryland eaid the remark wai "uncalled for, un becoming and belittling." By Robert K. Wolih Owen Lattimore charged at a Senate subcommittee Inquiry to day that the Truman administra tion bows to the China lobby In supporting ‘‘a driftwood govern ment on the beaches of Formosa." He asserted that Secretary of State Acheson has been “intl Mclntrney Reveals Justice Deportment Investigated Lattimore. Page A-22 midated” and that the State De partment is the “prisoner of some of its most intemperate critics." The Johns Hopkins University professor, who Is a Far Eastern affairs expert, began a third rugged day in the witness chair as the Senate Internal Security sub committee sought his views on this country’s policies relating to the Chinese Nationalists and Korea. 81de Trip Fatd For. The questions turned suddenly to whether he ever received pay from any foreign government. Mr. Lattimore protested that he could not give a yes or no answer. He reported that while traveling through Russia In 1936 his ex penses on a side trip to Leningrad were paid by the Soviet branch of the Institute of Pacific Rela tions. He explained that In Rus sia the branch was really a part of the government. He also told the subcommittee that he once was employed by a British Importing and engineer ing company, and traveled exten sively In China. He also worked at one time for a British sews paper in China and on another occasion traveled In Mongolia under a grant from the Royal Geographical Society of Great Britain, ho said. The subcommittee, in Its search for any evidence of Communist influence on American foreign policy, Is particularly Interested In (Bee LATTIMORE, Page A-33.) Appeals Court Upholds Collazo Death Sentence 2 Avenues of Aid Still Open to Puerto Rican In Blair House Slaying By Howard L. Dutkin The United States Court of Ap peals today upheld the District Court conviction of Puerto Rican Nationalist Oscar Collaao, who shot and killed a White House guard in an attempt to assassinate President Truman. Policeman Leslie Coffelt was killed ahd two other White House policemen, Donald T. Hirdnell ahd Joseph Downs, were wounded on November 1, 1660, at the Stair House, Only two possible avenues ef help are now open to ©ellaso If he Is to avoid the eleetrle ehalr= the Supreme Court or presidential clemency, An appeal to the Supreme Uourt was expected, This Is a normal procedure In cases Involving the death sentence, Galdsboreiigh'B Point Upheld, A companion of Collaao's In his attempt to storm the White House, Orlsello Torresola, was slain by Pvt. Coffelt. The appellate court in its opin ion today held that the trial Judge, the late T. Alan Oolds borough, was right In instructing the Jury that conditions in Puerto Rico which, It was said, had In flamed Collaso and Torresola, had nothing at all to do with the case on trial. The appellate court held: "The law permits purposeful killing for certain carefully lim ited reasons, or motives, principal among them being self-defense But, If a killing Is Intended and none of the established legal ex cuses for purposed killing Is 6leaded, the motive of the killer i wholly immaterial." Jury Challenge Cast Aside, The court also pointed out that although Torresola actually did the flaying, Collaao, as a co conspirator, was equally guilty under the law. The court also cast aside con tentions that the grand jury was Illegally drawn and that the trial judge Improperly restricted the cross-examination of a Govern ment witness. The question of cross-examina tion restriction centered about the testimony of Secret Service Agent Joseph J. Kills. The agent had testified that no threats were made to Collaao In his presence. Wanted Him Questioned. Later, with the jury excused, Mr, Ellis testified to an Incident at Emergency Hospital, where Collazo had been taken, in which, he said, Maj. Robert J. Barrett, then police chief, cursed Collazo and asked him "Why don't you tell the man (Mr. Ellis) the truth" about the Nationalist Party angle. Mr. Ellis declared he did not feel that this construed a threat. The defense wanted to question Mr. Ellis about the Incident before the jury In an attempt to Impeach his credibility as a witness. Judge Ooldsborough refused this request and, on appeal, the refusal was cited as reversible error. But the appelate court upheld Judge Ooldsborough, saying that Mr. Ellis had good grounds for his belief that Maj. Barrett's remark was not a threat and that "the question proposed . . . was of too remote a pertinacy to the credita bility of the witness to have been permitted." The appellate opinion was writ ten by Judge E. Barrett Pretty man and concurred In by Judge Charles Fahy and retired Judge Kimbrough Stone. i 1 'i Navy Is Waist Deep In Drive on Waste; Belts to Be Shorter >y th« Allot la ltd Prm NEW YORK. Peb. 28.—'The Navy, which until now has made all Its enlisted men’s baits 46 Inches long, said to day It will begin saving 836. 000 a year by making half the belts for their dungarees or work clothes 6 inches shorter. At the suggestion of a tex tile technologist. Louis Oar barlnl of Brooklyn, the Navy said it discovered that half its men were cutting off and discarding more than 6 inches of their belts to make them the proper else. Prisoner Finally Freed From Jail 19 Months After His Acquittal Sy th« AiiMlaMd Nil BROOKSVILLE. Pit.. Feb. 38— Sheriff Sim L. Lawman today re leased a man held In Hernando County Jail here 18 months after he was acquitted of a murder charge. No formal charge had been placed against David Reese. 38, colored, during that time, Sheriff Lowman said Reese had been held on verbal orderi of Cir cuit Judge Fred R, Xoeker ae "an accessory and witness" In the ease of Willie Timmons, 88, another Negro. On July 80,1800, Judge Hooker direeted a verdict of Innocent for Reese in the staying of Seavey i k 0. Livingston, who was helping Sheriff Lowman during a bootleg* glng raid. Timmons, eo*eharged with Iteese, was convicted of flrst*de* tree murder, Last week the State Supreme Court ordered this sen* tenoe set aside and directed that Timmons be sentenced for man* slaughter. Sheriff Loman explained he had planned to ask Reese's releaee at the term of circuit court opening Titaeday, However, State Attorney J, W. Hunter, who prosecuted the ease, instructed the sheriff last night to release Reece after the Tampa Tribune ealled attention to his long stay In fail without charge, * , / 75 PERCENT RETURN^THEI?, / _What li Thli, a Holdup^_ _ Senator Russell Enters Race For Presidential Nomination Southern Leaden Oppoied to Truman Are Expected to Rally Behind Georgian Senator Russell of Oeorgia to day became a candidate for Presi dent, calling himself "a Jeffer sonian Democrat who believes In the greatest degree of looal self government.” The Oeorgia Senator, who op posed President Truman at the lettle te Vile (III That Could lar Forty Presidential Choice. Fsfo A 5 (lionhowor Ltaden in South Ley Claim to lloctorol Majority. Pegs A-j 1949 convention, tossed hie hat Into the ring In response to an appeal from the Oeorgia Demo oratto Executive Committee, whloh called on him In the Senate Office Building this morning. Later in the day ho will receive another delegation of Florida Democrat! who want to back him in their State. Senator RueaeU’e announce ment fives Southern leaders op* posed to President Truman a rallying point. Most of these anti Truman Southerners have been oool toward Senator Kefauver of Tennessee, the only previously announced Demooratie candidate, even though he eame from a Southern State. The extent to whloh the Rus sell candidacy will hurt President Truman if he decides to run again will depend on whether Senator Russell agrees to stay in the race as an Independent In the event Mr. Truman is renominated, Four ears ago Senator Russell, (See RUSSELL, Page A-B.) House Group Heirs Report by Acheson On NATO Conference Session Is Expected To Set Off Fight on Foreign Aid Funds By Garnett D. Horner Secretary of State Acheson to day reviewed in detail before the House Foreign Affairs Committee the progress toward European unity and the buildup of North Atlantic defense forces achieved in recent international conferences. Chairman Richards told report ers after the committee met with No Now Troops Going to NATO Till Con gress Acts, Lovott Assorts. Pago A-6 Mr. Acheson in closed session for nearly two hours that he believed the Secretary had done “a won derful job” in the NATO session at Lisbon and Big Three meetings in London. But Mr. Richards added that the question of whether or not the degree of unity achieved in Europe is sufficient to justify the United States going forward with the huge military aid program still is to be resolved. Fund Action Pending. He said this will be one of the principal questions before the committee In considering Presi dent Truman's forthcoming re quest for a $7.9 billion mutual se curity fund, expected to go to the Capitol In about two weeks. In speaking of European unity, Mr. Richards said that "basically they are getting somewhere, but they are not at the end of the road." He added that Mr. Acheson "realises as well as we do that we are not out of the woods yet" In regard to European solidarity and the NATO defense buildup. He pointed out that "a lot of parliaments" still have to pass on the European army proposal and funds to finance the projected SO divisions for Oen. Elsenhower'! defense force by the end of this year Took Time by Fereleek.’ Mr. Richards asserted, however, that Mr. Acheson and the other American delegates at the NATO meeting "took time by the fore lock In a very admirable way and brought home some real big ones." Mr, Acheson returned yesterday from the Lisbon conference which decided on a formula for merging Oerman unite into the European army, and set a $100 billion budget for Western European defence. Neat Monday Mr, Acheson will testify at a closed session of the Senate foreign Relatione Com mittee, He will make a radio and tele, vision speech to the Nation at $110 pm, tomorrow on NBC and Mutual radio networks, and Du* mont-TV, It Is to be carried again #y NBC-TV at llill p,m, and rekroadeaet at liilO p m, by ABO, f Police Raiders Seize Suspect Called City's Biggest Dope Peddler 'Ptftr Rabbit' Arrested In Triple-Lock Home; Nine Others Held A series of raids by police and Federal narcotics agents last night netted a man described as the largest dealer in illegal drugs in the District. Joseph Smith, alias Peter Rab bit, 34, colored, of the 1300 block of West Virginia avenue N.E., was taken into custody after police entered his home through a door bearing triple locks. He was accused of illegal posses sion and sale of drugs. The raids culminated several days of un dercover work, during which time agents bought 17 capsules of heroin from Smith, police said. Three Other RaMs. Arrested with him were Warren Francis Williams, 38, colored, of the 1100 block of Eighth street N.W., and Pearl Harriett Wood ward, 33, colored, of the West Vir ginia avenue address. She was released later by United States Commissioner Cyril S. Lawrence. In three other raids last night, ponce arrested seven other per sons, all colored. All those arrest ed were charged with violating the narcotics laws. The raids came as two separate Investigation! were being made into the narcotics traffic In the District—one by the special Dis trict crime grand jury and the other by the Senate District Crime subcommittee. The raid on Smith's home came at ft:30 p.m. yesterday. Police and Federal agents converged oh the home and were able to enter the front door before the three locks on the door could be tripped. A police officer rushed upstairs and found Smith standing In a bedroom nude. Detectives said Smith ran Into a bathroom and attempted to flush a capsule down the toilet, but was unsucceaaful. Herein in Basket. Police said they found traoes of heroin in a wastebasket. They also found a pillow slip crammed with unused numbers books, they said. Although Smith is unemployed, police said they found Mil in his possession and added that he la the owner of a new list Suick Riviera. Smith was arrested on a United States marshal's ssarsh and ten ure warrant mads out for "Joseph •mith, alias Peter Rabbit," Commissioner Lawerenee set bond at 110,000 sash for Bmith and I Williams and continued their eases i to Marsh II, The ease eieinst i Mist Woodward was dismissed be leuas, the oommSsioner ruled, she i intend the horns after the raid I and waa not subject to the ssarsh l and ssiiurs warrant. i r A Public Health Experts Indorse Fluoridation As Aid Against Decay Dtny It Will Causa Any 'Objactionabla' Tooth Discoloration By Jamei E. Roper Experts from the Public Health Service, fighting off hostile ques tioning, told a House committee today that fluoridation of drink ing water will reduce tooth decay without oauslng "objectionable” discoloration of teeth. Dr, H. Trendley Dean, dlreotor of the National Institute for Den tal Research, said fluoridation ol water as planned in the District would oause slight fleoks on thi rear teeth of up to IB per cent ol Washington children, but that this would not be objeotlonable so cially. Por more than two hours, Dr Dean and his health servloe asso ciates testified in bite and pieoei amid hostile questioning from Vinoent K. Kleinfold, oommlttei counsel, and questions from Repre sentative Miller, Republican, § Nebraska, an opponent of fluorida tion. Experts Differ. Today’s testimony was the latest in a bewildering series given dur ing the past two weeks by expert witnesses both pro and eon. The experts have differed sharply on whether fluorides should be aded to the water supply. The committee, a special group set up to survey chemicals In food, is studying whether fluoride In drinking water harm certain per sons even though It can cut tooth decay, as the American Dental Association stated today, up tc two-thirds among young children, Widespread fluoridation of wa ter was recommended by Dr. Dean and the other Public Health Serv ice wlthesses—Dr. Francis A, Arnold. Jr., Isadora Zlpkln and Assistant Surgeon General Bruce Forsyth. Representative Miller set the tone of the session early when he interrupted Dr. Forsyth, who was relating statistics to accuse him of putting "useless . . . silly in formation In the record.” At another point Representa tive Miller stated that the Wis consin Department of Agricul ture had advised fanners against feeding fluorides to sows. He added: "Maybe we are being more care ful with hogs than with humans. I don't know what effects this fluoride has on pregnant women.” The dental association state ment came from Dr. J. Roy Doty, former research biochemist and now secretary of the association. Mottling Expected. "The association Is sincerely convinced that no pathological conditions will result from proper fluoridation,” Dr. Doty said, In testimony prepared for delivery before the committee. Dr. Doty said fluorides In the strength recommended may cause an unobjectionable form of tooth mottling "In a small percentage of children.” He clearly felt that the decay-preventing effect of fluorides far outweighs this con sideration. He said that dental scientists "safely anticipate a reduction of 60 to 65 per cent In the number of cavities ordinarily expeoted in a given age group, If that group hae been drinking fluoridated water.” Dr. Doty reoommended further controlled etudy of the effects of fluoride and promised thet "any reported effect will receive atten tion." The oommittee decided to hear testimony from representatives of the Association of Stan and Ter ritorial Health Officers. The com mittee also Invited the American Medical Association and the Amer ican Public Health Association to •end witnesses, if they wish, For neat Thursday, the commit tee arranged to hear Dr. Kenneth Maxey, chairman of a national Research Council Committee that fluaridtium % , > Capital Transit Boosts Dividend To $1.40 a Share Directors Say Increase Is Within 63/4% Allowed by PUC By Donald B. Hadley Directors of Capital Transit Co. today increased the quarterly divi dend on company stock to 30 cento a share, compared with 3ft cents paid previously, thereby putting the stock on an annual dividend basis of §1.40 a share, t "The new dividend payment Establishes a policy which tha company will endeavor to main tain and comes within and is iesc than the per cent return al lowed by the Public Utilities Com mission on the company's rata base," the company announced after Its monthly board meeting, "The new payment is within tha range of dividend payments paid by other loeal public utility com panies and is payable April 1 ta holders of reeord Afareh 18,1888," the statement added, Neeond Development, Tire announpement of today'! dividend Increase eame as tha week's second development re lating to transit affairs. In an address on Tuesday, 4, A, 1, Broadwater, president of the tran* sit company, told the Washington Board of Trade that unless the company la allowed a higher net Income the only alternative would be municipal ownership. Mr. Broadwater declared also that he favors a further distri bution In the form, of a special dividend from the company's re maining surplus of mure than 14 million and emphatically declared that ht favored an Increase In the annual dividend rate to tl.&O a year. "In my opinion this positively must be done If transit In Wash ington Is to continue under pri vate ownership," he said. Glddlngs Elected. The company's statement today alio announced the election of B. Cleveland Olddlngs as a member of the board of directors in plaoe of Floyd W. Akers, who resigned. Mr. Olddlngs has been with the company elnce 1043 and has served as vice president elnce 1947. He la in chafge of publio relations for the company. Company officials Indicated that the resignation of Mr. Akers, who Is widely known in Washington business circles, was not connected with the Broadwater address Tuesday. "Mr. Akers’ resignation waa mailed to the eompany some time late last week and waa reoelvad on Monday, the day before Mr. Broadwater delivered hie address," they said. Turner Elected to Poet. The company also announced that Richard W. Turner was elect ed assistant secretary of the com pany, In addition to retaining his responsibilities as superintendent of Investigations and adjustments. The appointment of Ralph Powell recently as secretary left the posi tion of assistant secretary vacant. 'Mr. Turner formerly was an assistant to Mr. Powell. Louis E. Wolfson, chairman of the board, presided at today s board meeting. The transit company created a furor in January when it de clared a $2.50 bonus dividend from its surplus, while application for a fare Increase was pending. This took some $2.5 miljlon from the surplus fund, leaving it at about $4 million. The bonus amounted to $10 on the old stock before it was split and followed the split by about six weeks. Have Realised $17.50. When the group of Florida businessmen, headed by Mr. Wolfson. bought controlling in terest In Capital Transit Co. more than two years ago, they paid about $20 a share, since then and before today's action, regular dividends and the special bonus payment from surplus last month have returned $17.50 of the orig inal Investment to Mr. Wolfson'g group. « This has happened while the company has been pleading lack of revenue. It obtained a fare in crease last month, characterized by company officials as “disap pointing." The Increase added 10 cents to the weekly pass, bringing the price to $2.10. Denies Secret Meeting. Meanwhile. Capital Transit de nied that it had approached other local bus companies in an secret meeting last month to get re actions to a proposed metropolitan transit operating authority, such an authority would buy up the companies and operate it as a government function. Mr. oiddlnga said that a meet, lng was held with the other (fl<g TRANSIT, Pate A-l,) Featured Reading Inside Todays Star IAR IXAM RISULTS—Olttrlct Coart •aw hat 140 new lawyers wke caa practice kefert It. Tkay pane* ker taaailaatlaai ktU la Dtcemker, Tkafr aernet are aa pea* ■■20. MOVINQ DAY AHIADt-Part at Rack Crack may kara tc kc relecatt* It aaw 2m rMnalMlap pleat arc ep pra*rt It't part at a tekama tar ea> taallaf Rack Creak nrk way, Mtliaal ky Rapartcr tenet 0. Dacca aa papa I.!, MATH IN MARYLAND—0mi Raatk tWe witfc year cart Yaa mat aat kaaw tilt »m lata la Mania**-wkara aa le> niaa It raatarai Rapartar William ippe* war** at aatatpaala* ralliap ■aatk treat m tkc ttert at a tenet aa HH 1*1.