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THE EVENING STAR. Washington, D. C,
Narcotics Conspiracy
Indictment Expected
Soon, Irelan Says
At least one indictment charg
ing narcotics conspiracy is ex
pected to be returned by the spe
cial District crime grand jury
within the next two weeks, United j
States Attorney Charles M. Irelan;
* announced yesterday.
A number of other narcotics!
Indictments of a routine nature!
also are 'expected, the prosecutor
Meanwhile. Assistant United
States Attorney Thomas A. Wad-j
den, jr., who is aiding Mr. Irelan
In the special crime probe, re
vealed that the identity of one
he termed “the biggest” narcotics
racketeer in the city is known,
and he told reporters the person
Is under investigation.
Lower Bond Denied.
Mr. Wadden’s announcement
followed rejection by District
Judge Henry A. Schweinhaut of
a plea by Joseph Smith, alias
Peter Rabbit, for a reduction in
his SIO,OOO bond. Smith was
arrested in a narcotics raid last
Attorneys for Smith had asked
a reduction to $2,500 or $5,000.
But after Mr. Wadden told Judge
Schweinhaut that Smith was re
garded as being “the second or
third” biggest dope operator in
the city the jurist refused to
lower the bond.
The information as to Smith’s
status in the drug racket was
given by “a person in the nar
cotics trade” Mr. Wadden told
the judge.
The special grand jury con
tinued to stress narcotics in its
session yesterday. Five witnesses
were interrogated, with only one
of them testifying as to gambling,
Mr. Wadden said.
Grand Jury in Recess.
So much material has come
Into the office of the United States
Attorney in the current investi
gation that the grand jury will
be recessed today and tomorrow:
to give the prosecutors time to
sift through the data, it was an- |
Mr. Irelan was asked about
rumors of conflict with the Senate
District Crime Investigating Com
mittee over priority in questioning]
witnesses and other elements of
the parallel investigations. He!
replied that he knows of no such
Italian Children Donate
To Fairy Tale Park
By the Associated Press
FLORENCE, Italy.—Millions of
Italian school children are con
tributing one lira each to have a
beloved fairy tale come to life.
They plan to build a “park of
marvels” around the villa where
Pinocchio was born. The villa is at
Collodi, in Tuscany, where the
writer of Pinocchio. Carlo Loren
rini, lived and died. The plan is to
transform the villa into a dream
land public park where children
can trace Pinocchio’s adventures.
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Still No Successor to Choi
in Mongolia, Reds Indicate
By »h« Associated Press
MOSCOW, Mar. 4.—The Mos
cow press indicated today that
Communist Outer Mongolia—the
Mongolian People’s Republic—
still has not chosen a premier to
succeed the late Marshal Choi
The marshal’s death, from
cancer, was announced January
i2B. He died in a Moscow hospital.
Newspapers today published a
pledge of “eternal loyalty and
I faith” to. Generalissimo Stalin
‘and the Soviet Union from the
Mongolian legislative assembly.
|The pledge, in a telegram from
ithe Mongolian capital, Ulan
Bator, made no mention of a
premier heading the government.
Tse Den Bal, general secretary
of the Mongolian People’s Revo
jlutionary Party, is the leading
candidate to succeed Choi. He
! represented his country. at the
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Unearthed in Iraq
By tha Associated Press
CAIRO.—An American geologist
has uncovered granite and vol
canic glass articles believed to
have been made 25,000 years ago
in the North Iraqi mountains, the
Arab News Agency reported from
The scientist, Prof. Ralph Sol
iski, started excavations in the
area last September with financial
and other assistance from the
Iraqi Department of Archaeology.
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An Air Force-wide technical
conference of key refrigeration
engineers from the Air Installa
tions Division of ail malar com
mands started Boiling
Air Force Base. It, wiji last
through Thursday.
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