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Rain today; low tonight near 40. Tomor row rather cloudy and cool. (Full report on Page A-2.) Temperatures Today. Midnight._49 6 a.m. ..49 11 am.-. 51 2 am. ..49 8 a.rt. ..50 Noon -49 4 am. —49 10 am. ..50 l p.m. ..44 Late New York Markets.’Page A-19. 100th Year. No. 84. Tornado Region Starts Work of Salvaging Ruins Entire Families Buried; Losses Put . In Tens of Millions By th* Auociated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Mar. 24. The living worked grimlyat bury ing and rebuilding today in six tornado-tom, flood-afflicted Southern States in which 235 died and 1,100 were hurt. In small, partly wrecked churches throughout the region yesterday dazed people clustered for funeral services—sometimes for whole families. The normal Sabbath quiet of small towns was broken often by the raucous chugging of bull dozers laboring at the debris, the rattle of trucks and the clumping of boards being piled. Survivors of the disastrous week end picked at what was left of their homes searching for some thing salvageable, often under the gaze of hundreds of sightseers who jammed the stricken areas. Deaths by States. At last count, and it was at best Incomplete and oftentimes inac curate, the death toll stood at Arkansas, 131; Tennessee, 64; Mis sissippi, 11; Kentucky, 8; Mis souri, 16, and Alabama, 5. Arkansas alone reported 711 in jured and 1,452 families, thou sands homeless, affected by the terrible winds. In basements of churches, schools and armories, Salvation Army and Red Cross workers struggled manfully to feed, house and clothe those left desolate. An accurate estimate of dam age was impossible but it was ex pected to reach into the tens of millions of dollars. In hospitals doctors and nurses, eyes red-rimmed from lack of sleep, worked to near exhaustion to aid the injured. Hospital ca pacity was strained to the break ing point. Truman Asked For Aid. Arkansas’ Gov. Sid McMath ap pealed directly to President Tru man for funds to help the State rehabilitate Itself. He also thanked the President for his quick action in ordering Federal agencies to make a quick 1 check of the damage in all the stricken areas to ascertain the ! need. Near Lexington, Tenn., yester day a family of six was buried. : The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Genie Duke, their daughter, son in-law and two grandchildren were found in a neat circle in a field. At Cotton Plant, Ark., the six children of Antonio Galan, a Mex ican farm worker, were buried. The day before all six members of the Albert Ingle family were buried. At Dierks funeral services were held for six persons—all related— yesterday. And so it went. Mother’s Body Sought. In Adolphus, astride the Ten nessee-Kentucky State lines, a family burial awaited the recov ery of a mother’s body. Mrs. Josie May O’Neal died with five of her children and a nephew when Let home was swept away by flood waters from a stream ' overburdened by the rains which swirled on the tornado’s per imiter. There was an ironic story from Hartselle, Ala., where one of the critically injured was little Brenda Kay tones, 5. As the storm ap proached her grandmother picked up Brenda and fled to a neigh bor’s house. The neighbor’s house was de stroyed. The one from which they fled was untouched. Judsonia Ark., probably was the hardest hit. The business district was all gone. Perhaps 75 per cent of all the buildings in the town of 1.200 were damaged. Looters Steal Cash. Here Mrs. E. C. Meacham, wife of a store owner, told of looters robbing the cash register while she and her husband worked at rescue and first aid. She told of how her husband and Mrs. Mary Ola Johnson sought safety in a vault while the store crumbled overhead. It was the most disastrous week end of tomadic terror since March 18, 1925, when 689 people died in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. The storms ripped into Arkan sas Friday afternoon and cut a deadly swath from the southwest corner to the northeast tip. Other storms formed in Mis sissippi and skipped into West Tennessee the same day, reaching a 300-mile-per-hour velocity Other storms boiled up in Ken tucky and Tennessee. Then in North Alabama Saturday a twister kicked up at Hartselle to add to the toll of dead and injured. Boy, 7, Struck by Auto Succumbs to Injuries A 7-year-old boy died in Gal llnger Hospital early today only a few hours after he was struck by an automobile In Southeast Wash ington. The victim was Newton Jones of 3937 C street S.E., son of Mrs. Margaret Jones. Police said he was felled by the ear as he started to run across the street in front of 316 Ridge road SJE., last~ night. The driver was listed as Donald B. Spinner, 26, or 3723 D street BJS., who. will appear before a coroner’s inquest. Phone ST. 5000 2 Los# Children Die in Woods; Rescuers Save Third Youngster Girl, 5, Found Huddled Beside Bodies Os Two Companioris in Shack in Storm By the Associated Press LAKEWOOD, Wis., Mar. 24. Two 5-year-old youngsters per ished in the winterbound wilder ness of the Nicolet National Forest after becoming lost in a storm, but a third child was found alive today, huddled with her dead companions in an abandoned out house. Little Mary Ann Church, 3, was found alive at 10 a.m. today by two searchers snowshoeing through the heavy new snow, and rushed to Dr. J. F. Dougherty at Suring by sheriff’s officers. Dr. Dougherty said she recov ered consciousness, drank a little milk and greeted her mother, then was sent to Oconto Memorial Hos pital where her condition is fair. Sheriff Joseph Foral said that searchers at first thought “a spark of life” was left in the other two children, but they were pro nounced dead by Clarence Mc- Mahon, assistant coroner of Oconto County. . Entry of 300,000 Europeans to U. S. Sought by Truman Three-Year Plan Would Aid Many Fleeing From 'Communist Tyranny' By fho Associated Pros* KEY WEST, Fla., Mar. 24. President Truman today ’asked Congress to open immigration gates to admit 300,000 additional Europeans during the next three years. Many escaped "victims of Communist tyranny” would be in cluded. This request highlighted a 4,000- word, three-point program drafted at the Little White House asking Congress to: "(1) Provide aid for the un fortunate victims of oppression who are escaping from Com munist tyranny behind the iron surtain. "(2) Continue our participation n the international effort now >eing made to assist in the migra lon and resettlement throughout he world of a substantial number f persons from the over-populated ireak of Western Europe. “(3) Authorize additional im nigretion into this country, on a United basis, to aid in alleviating he problems created by Com nunist tyranny and overpopu ation in Western Europe.” No Estimate of Cost. No estimate of the cost of the hree-year “emergency period” im nigration was contained in the nessage. It suggested immigrants >e brought in at the rate of 100,- (00 a year. The message followed up a residential directive yesterday al ocating $4.3 million of mutual ;ecurity funds for immediate use o form able-bodied men' and ipecialists escaping from behind he “iron curtain” into elements >f the North Atlantic Treaty Organization military forces. Mr. Truman said as a result )f repressive measures, “some 15,- )00 to 20,000 Germans are slipping >ver the border from the Soviet »ne of Germany and crossing into Western Germany every month.” “From the Communist countries o the south and east the move nent to free Europe is smaller, but still they come, at the risk of heir lives, past border guards md through mine fields,” he con tinued. "There are about 18,000 of these jeople already west of the iron :urtain, and they are coming in it the rate of about 1,000 a nonth.” Five Areas Affeeted. The 100,000-a-year new immi grants would include (1) 7,000 religious and political refugees from communism in Eastern Eu rope, (2) 7,500 Greek nationals from Greece, (3) 7,500 Dutch from he Netherlands, (4) 39,000 Ital ians from Italy and Trieste, and (5) 39,000 Germans and persons >f German ethnic origin. "While the admission of these particular groups should consti tute a temporary program of lim ited duration,” the President said, ‘it could well be fitted into de sirable permanent changes in our present quota system if the Con gress finds itself able to make such changes at this session.” He recommended also extension >f authority to contribute to and participate in the “provisional nter-govemment committee for he movement of migrants from Surope, “which 17 governments ilready have joined and to which he United States has contributed (10 million. The organization is providing >verseas transportation from ireas of overpopulation to lands where more people are needed. It ises the fleet of ships formerly pperated by the International Refugee Organization. Mr. Truman asked an unspeci fied amount for refugees from the ‘lron Curtain” countries and pvercrowded areas who wish to remain,in Europe. The President said further education and train <See REFUGEES, Page .A-2.) Royall Is Improved NEW YORK, Mar. 24 (ff).— The condition of former Secretary of War Kenneth C. Royall, who underwent surgery last week at New York Hospital, was described today as “critical, but improved." The operation was for an abscess pi a sinus area. %\\z Itimina §&tf V V J V V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION V«/ S ** WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1952—FORTY PAGES. The dead were Mary Ann’s sis ‘ ter Cathy, and their cousin, ’ Steven Kennedy, both 5. Sheriff Foral’s office said the , three were found huddling in an i outdoor toilet on the grounds of a 1 closed resort in the winter-bound wilderness .of Nicolet National Forest. The three youngsters were miss ing since midafternoon Saturday and have been sought by hun dreds of snowshoe-bome search ■ ers. The children, two of them five and the other three, wandered ! from their home on the forest’s edge to watch a porcupine just as a snowstorm started. The early spring storm, lashed by a strong wind, dumped nearly 12 inches of new snow on this northeastern Wisconsin region. Drifts up to four feet deep ham pered the searching parties, which Sheriff Foral said numbered 700 men this morning. Eisenhower Reports Europe Aids Defense In 'Maximum Effort' Gruenther Carries Chief's Word to Senate Group In Effort to Stem Slash BULLETIN [ Gen. Eisenhower today sent I word through his chief of staff, [ Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, to : the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that successful de fense of WestAn Europe de pends on those countries mak ing a maximum effort in terms of their own resources and that this effort is now being made. By J. A. O'Leary Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther, Gen. Eisenhower’s chief of staff, was still closeted with the Senate For cing Relations Committee this! afternoon after devoting two j hours to a detailed account bf the < progress made in strengthening Western Europe since the Mutual ] Security Program began. It was reported the general was i devoting more time to an account of the end items the NATO com mand needs than to the detailed figures in the bill. 1 He brought with him a pre- ! pared statement but the commit tee had'not released it early this afternoon. Gen. "Gruenther took the stand following week-end 1 predictions that the $7.9 billion ‘ requested by the Administration 1 for foreign aid in all parts of the ‘ world may be cut by at least $1 billion. < Gen. Gruenther is one of sev- j eral officers being mentioned as , possible NATO commander when 1 Gen. Eisenhower comes home. ConnaUy Wants American. 1 Before going into session with 1 the general this morning. Chair- 1 man Connally said he wants an i American to succeed Gen. Eisen hower when the latter leaves \ Europe. ( Senator Connally said the United < States should not relinquish top < command over a program into i which this country is putting so much money. In response to sug- ' gestions that an English or French < officer be chosen, Senator Con- i nally said: j “I don’t see why a Briton should ( be in command—the British aren’t even joining in the unified army Eisenhower is trying to assemble.” Slash Talk Continues, i Meanwhile, talk of trimming the foreign aid budget, continued over the week end.' Senator Sparkman, Democrat, of Alabama, a member of Foreign Relations, ' predicted Congress will take $1 * billion .off the $7.9 billion total, 1 which includes direct military aid, * some raw materials to'keep Eu rope’s economy going, and some j economic help for underdeveloped 1 areas. 2 Senator Russell, Democrat, of 1 Georgia, chairman of the Armed < Services 'Committee, called the 1 Sparkman reduction forecast 1 “conservative.” Senator Sparkman thought the I Foreign Relations Committee may | work out some form of percentage reduction to meet the suggestion of Defense Secretary Lovett that if Congress is detremined to cut the total, it let military leaders decide’ where the knife should fall Finnegan Gets Two Years i And Is Fined SIO,OOO By Hte Associated Press 1 ST. LOUIS, Mar. 24.—James P. l Finnegan, personal friend of Pres- ' ident Truman, today was sen tenced to two years in prison and ' fined SIO,OOO for misconduct as 1 internal revenue collector here. He 1 was convicted on two misconduct 1 charges by a Federal Court jury 1 March 15. Federal Judge Rubey M. Hulen > imposed sentence after denying a|< motion for a new trial. |< The 51-year-old ex-collector was sentenced to two years on 1 each of two charges, but the terms > are to be served concurrently. i His attorneys previously had an- 1 nounced they planned to appeal ] the case in the event their motion j pr a new trial was denied. ; Secret Talks On Korea Truce Believed Near Partial Blackout 1 Imposed on News ! Os POW Session By tho Auoclated Press MUNSAN, Korea, Mar. 24.—Al r bed and Communist truce negoti ■' ators huddled for three hours to ’ day discussing possible secret l talks on how to exchange prison. | ers of war. A United Nations i spokesman said “We almost came 5 to agreement.” L “We decided to talk about It r for 'only 20 minutes tomorrow,” i said Col. George W. Hickman. He reported most of today’s ses j slon was spent debating “limita -1 U. S. Jat Pilots Blast 14 M|Gs in 4 Fights Oxer Korea. Page A-4 Ridgway Ask Potience In Tolks On Which Hang Peaca Hopes. Page A-4 tions that might be placed on each side during an executive session.” The U. N. proposed secret nego tiations yesterday in a move to speed agreement on a Korean . armistice. As a preliminary step ' the Allies ordered an Immediate partial news blackout on the prisoner talks. Proposal Kept Secret. An official Allied spokesman said U. N. negotiators felt preliminary discussions concerning off-the record sessions should “be consid ered for the time being at least in a quasi-confldential status.” He declined to tell newsmen what the U. N. proposed. The prisoners exchange talks were postponed for three hours today at the request of the U. N. command. There was no explana tion. The session adjourned at 5:10 pm. (3:10 am. EST). Both sides have indicated un officially that off-the-record nego tiations might lead to a com promise agreement on the thorny issue of whether prisoners should be given thq right to reject re patriation. This is the only issue blocking agreement on prisoner exchange. The tJ. N. command said last week negotiators would be able to speak freely in an executive ses- : sion since their remarks would not be aired in the press. Virtual News Blackout. Off-the-record negot ia t i ons would mean a virtual news black out on the prisoner talks. Only the final agreement—or lack of one—would be announced. Actually, however, neWsmen never have been allowed to attend and only portions of the record have been opened to correspon dents. News of the negotiations has come from official spokesmen, the delegates themselves and from the official U. N. command com munique. Several times the first word of a major development has come from Communist correspondents at Panmunjon. Last week the Red newsmen hinted that a truce might be signed by mid-April. Another group of staff officers working on truce supervision may put the final stamp of approval on detailed maps of 10 ports of entry tomorrow, a U.. N. spokes man said. The Communists submitted re vised maps of four North Korean cities today and Col. Don Darrow said “we have general agreement in areas on their side ... We could wrap it up tomorrow.” 16 Including Baby Die In African Plane Crash By tho Associated Brass ALGIERS, French North Africa, Mar. 24.—Sixteen persons, one baby, were killed today in the crash of a Lockheed plane as it was taking off from a desert field in Gao, French West Africa. Three passengers escaped with injuries. All three crewmen were among the dead. Most of the pas- i ser.gers were French officials and ' government employes returning: on visits to their homeland. The 1 plane belonged to an African air- 1 line. t Federal Water Bill Mounts, But D. C. Won't Cut Off Spigot By James E, Roper Uncle Sam is ’way behind on his water bill—and the District would like to turn a valve and make his faucets run dry. It’s a saucy thought, and Dis trict officials cfci’t dare carry it out. But they are doing a slow burn that needs $1 million worth of water to quench. That $1 million figure is touchy. The Federal Government allocates a fiat $1 million to the District each year to pay for all the water consumed in Federal buildings here But Federal facilities here- and about 200,000 Government work ers consume the $1 million worth lof water—and then some. District Water Supervisor David V. Auld, armed with aqueous arithmetic, complained to a House subcommittee considering the District budget. Testimony made public today disclosed that Mr. Auld figured that Uncle Sam last year got $1,237,747 worthjpf is A Little Whisper Might Do It Commissioners Ask Full Report On Sale of Chevy Chase Center City Heads Weigh Desirability of Selling Old School After Bates Raises Question The District Commissioners to- ] day were to ask two of their top i administrators for a full report on the desirability of selling the * Chevy Chase Community Center, i The center was established sev- j eral years ago in the old E. V. j — t Toll Bridge Linking D. C. and Alexandria 1 Suggested at Budget Hearings. Pageß-1 1 First Equipment far Floaridation of D. C. 1 Water Supply Dua This Weak. Pago 8-1 * Monty Ntaded for Peaca Cross Flood Control Work. Pago B*l Schools Urgently Need Administration 1 Building, Hearing Told. Pag* 8-1 j House Group Gets Plea of Private Hos- , pitals for Higher Payments. Page ■-1 3 Brown School and now houses ( both library and recreation activ- , ities. ( The Commissioners’ request \ comes as a result of Interest s shown in the matter by Chairman , Bates of the House Appropria- , tions subcommittee. The Ken tucky Democrat raised the ques tion during recent District appro- Late News Bulletins Train Kills Deaf Child ROCKY RIDGE, Md. (Spe cial) .-—Five-year-old Janie Da vis Eiginbrode was struck and killed by a Western Maryland Railway train today as she played at a crossing near her home. The child, a deaf mute, failed to hear the warning cries of her grandmother, who was an eyewitness, according to po lice. Klein Denies Tax Action Hyman Harvey Klein, a Bal timore wholesale liquor dealer, testified today he never au thorized Washington’s mystery man. Henry W. Grunewald, or Senator Bridges of New Hamp shire, to intercede for him in a tax case involving a $7 mil lion jeopardy assessment. Landslide Kills 28 JAKARTA, Indonesia, Mar. 24 (JP). —A landslide at Lembang in Western Java yesterday killed 28 Indonesian villagers and seriously injured 24 others. Most of the victims were women working in the rice fields. water. And this year, he said, all those Federal workers seem even thirstier, by about $40,000 worth. But how could he make Uncle Sam pay the bill? Representative Furcolo, Demo crat, of Massachusetts, had an idea: “You could get it paid pret ty quickly if there were some way to shut off the water.” District Commissioner Bernard L. Robinson enthusiastically vol unteered that he knew how to turn the valve. Representative Wilson, Repub lican, of Indiana, aruged that the District should measure out $1 million worth of water, and only then cut it off* For this fiscal year, the cut-off time would be just about now. Commissioner Robinson appre ciated all of this sympathy in troubled waters, but he was not emboldened In act. *T would be glad to do it,” he said, "if I could just get some member of this committee to go up and help me turn that valve.” Nobody volunteered. m I priations hearings, transcript of which was released today. Mr. Bates told the Commission ers during the March 12 session that “any number of public-spir ited citizens” have been approach ing the subcommittee about a re port filed with the city heads more than a year ago by Budget Officer Walter L. Fowler who recom mended sale of the Brown School, along with certain other District owned real estate. Could Be Sold for $1 Million. Mr. Bates said he understands the property could be sold for about $1 million and would be worth from $75,000 to SIOO,OOO annually in tax income for the District. “My interest is to protect the taxpayers,” he said. “It occurs to me from what I hear that very definitely some action ought to be taken to convert that property to some sort of use so it would be worth something to the com munity.” As a result of Mr. Bates’ com (See BUDGET, Page A-5.) Remington's Request For Review Refused By Supreme Court Rebuffed, 6 to 2, in Appeal Challenging Perjury Indictment William W. Remington, former Commerce Department official, lost a move in Supreme Court to day in his attack on an indict ment charging that he falsely told a Federal grand jury that he never was a Communist. The court, In a 6 to 2 order, refused to renew Remington’: appeal which challenged the In dictment under which he was con victed In Federal Court In New York in February. 1951. He had appealed from the con viction and sentence of five years and a $2,000 fine, even though that conviction was reversed last Au gust by the United States Court of Appeals in New York. The re versal was mainly on technical grounds and did not dismiss the indictment. Remington, meanwhile was in dicted again on charges that he committed perjury during that trial. The Justice Department at tempted unsuccessfully to have the first trial’s result dismissed so it could go ahead with another tidal under the second indictment. The Supreme Court several weeks ago refused to allow the Government to do this. The court also refused to inter fere in the death sentence con viction of William A. Tyler, jr.. for the murder of two guards at Lansburgh’s Department Store here b> April, 1950. Tfler, who is colored, was con victed in District Court in June, 1950, for the fatal stabbing of John C. Carpenter and Oliver R. Hess in the store. Downtown Signals Fail, Snarling Tipffic Traffic signals over a w&e area of downtown Washington went out of operation shortly after noon today, causing the usual traffic confusion. Police dispatched patrolmen to direct traffic at corners in the area—between Seventh and Twenty-fifth streets and Pennsyl vania avenue and G street N.W. Emergency crews from the Po tomac Electric Power Co. and the District Department of Vehicles and Traffic went out to locate the trouble. T Guide for Readers Face Pace Amusements ..B-10 Lost and Found A-3 Classified ..B-11-16 Obituary A-12 Comics B-18-19 Radio-TV B-17 Editorial A-I0 Sports A-14-17 Edito’l Articles A-11 Woman’s Finance A-19 Section B-3-6 Homo Delivery. Monthly Rates: Evening and Sunday. *1.75: S PfT'MT'Q Xvenlnc only. *1.30: Sunday only. 46c: Nlaht Final. lOe Additional. • '-'IMAV A O [ Community Leaders Stress Need to Begin Child Center at Once r Antiquated Condition Os Institutions Coiled > Challenge to Capital Calls for immediate action to ■ bring the District’s institutions for ; children out of the dark ages : came today from community and ■ welfare leaders in the wake of , The Star’s report on the city’s - failure to provide decent Institu tional facilities for its child wards. The community leaders empha s sized the immediate need of going r ahead with the decade-old plans e to build a Children’s Center at ) Laurel, Md. Prime importance was • then to these projects: First, for the House Appropria i tions Committee to include in the > pending District budget an item ' of $86,000 to plan a new home for 5 the National Training School for > Girls at Laurel. This fund was i cut out of the budget by the com ■ missioners although it was the next step in the plan for the • Children’s Center. Second, for the establishment of a definite time schedule which would assure some progress each year toward building the chil dren’s center to replace the aged city structures. Notes Lack of Money. Edgar Morris, chairman of the Board of Public Welfare, said the Welfare Board’s plan for the center would "take care of a lot of the conditions” de scribed, but the board can’t get th% money. "Everything The Star said about these institutions is true,” said r Fred S. Kogod, vice chairman of , the Welfare Board. "I hope it ■ does some good. We are in des ■ perate condition. These buildings ' are old, antiquated, in bad shape. i The children should be moved out of them.” 4 - Arthur Kruse, executive director s os United Community Services, ’ was the one who called th£ situ ’ ation “a clear and forceful chal ’ lenge to the civic leadership of Washington—a challenge which 1 should be immediately taken up 1 by all groups.” ; He pointed out that the UCS ; board of *mstees on June 15,1951, approved a detailed report on Washington’s welfare institutions calling for substantial improve -1 ments. “Shocking,” Dnncan Says. "The Nation’s Capital,” Mr. 1 Krause added., "should set an ex < ample for the country and the entire world with respect to its care of dependent, neglected and ' delinquent children. 1 don’t see (See WELFARE. Page A-3.) i " Cab Calloway Fined SIOO On Charge of Speeding Special Dispatch to The Star LEESBURG, Va.. Mar. 24. ( Orchestra leader Cab Calloway , pleaded guilty to a speeding j charge here today and was fined SIOO but a charge of attempted - bribery of the trooper who made j the arrest was dropped for lack of evidence. j State Trooper Roy S. Smith t said after he stopped Calloway ' on Route 7 near here last Thurs day the band leader offered him 1 $lO to “influence his act and deci- \ sion regarding arrest.” i Calloway appeared this morn- t ing and sat in the office of Trial | Justice Carle ton Penn while his 1 attorney, A. H. Collins of Alexan- i dria, conferred with Common- f wealth’s Attorney Stirling M. Harrison, Trooper Smith, and the f Justice $ Calloway later shook hands s with Trooper Smith. He told re- c porters he was trying to make a the second race at Charles Town c when arrested. * c An Associoted Press Newspoper Narcotic Squad Put Under Police Troubleshooter Capt. Layton Named After Young, Irelan And Murray Confer By John V. Horner Capt. John B. Layton, an ace troubleshooter of the Metropoli tan Police Department, was put in supervisory charge of the police narcotics squad today in the sec ond shakeup within six days Chief Robert V. Murray an nounced the change after con- Tcxt of Barrett Statement. Page A-5 ferring with Commissioner John Russell Young and United States Attorney Charles M. Irelan about testimony before the Senate Dis trict Crime Investigating Com mittee. MaJ. Murray said Capt. Layton’s appointment was Intended to re lieve a part of the heavy burden being carried by Inspector Clar ence H. Lutz, who has general supervision over the combined vice squads. Inspector Lutz has spent much time as official police observer at the Senate hearings. Holds Many Commendations. Capt. Layton, head of the tex squad, has been conducting an . investigation into the theft of several hundred dollars a few months ago from the 10th precinct police station. The money, col lected for the 'Boys’ Club, was made up by precinct policemen but the theft never has been solved. Capt. Layton has received many commendations for his work on tough assignments. He has helped crack numerous murder cases. He has served on the missing persona squad and the pawn Inspection unit. He was police liaison officer with the United States Attorney's i office during the grand jury in • vestigation into the Charles E. i Nelson gambling ease. [ Lt. 'H. H. Carper, who had ! headed the narcotics squad since i 1947, was suspended by Maj. . Murray last week after James . (Jim Yellow) Roberts told the . Senate Investigators he had paid .regular bribes'to Lt. Carper for protection of his dope racket. Lt. t Carper categorically denied the s allegations. Roberts also implicated Detec tive Sergt. William L. 'Baylor, No. | 2 man in the narcotics squad. He : too was suspended. | Sergt. Gabrys Stays on Job. Chief Murray named Detective ' Sergt. Joseph Gabrys acting head l of the squad. He continues in that capacity under Capt. Lay ! ton. Maj. Murray was accompanied to the conference with Commis ; sioner Young and Mr. Irelan by i Inspector Edgar E. Scott, assist i ant superintendent in command ■ of the detective bureau. 1 Commissioner Young had said the conferees would see what “further steps” should be taken in the light of the Senate testi ■ mony. ! Afterwards, he told reporters ' Inspector Scott had cleared up ! the mystery of some “missing” 1 marijuana seized last summer in ; the arrest of John R. Wetherbee, of New York. “Guessed” About Weight. The Commissioner said Mr. Irelan and Maj. Murray agreed with Inspector Scott that in re porting the seizure, the police “guessed” wrong about the quan tity of drugs. He said the police guessed the marijuana totaled 193 pounds, whereas, on weighing, it was found to be 94 pounds. Late last week, Mr. Irelan said he was checking a “definite lead” on the marijuana said to be miss ing. Today’s conference at the Dis trict Building followed Commis sioner Young's decision to cancel vacation plans because of the (See CRIME, Page A-5.) Beet Prices on Hoof Found Lower Than '4B By tho Associated Press DENVER, Mar. 24.—The Denver Record Stockman reported today that a survey it made showed prices of beef and lamb on the hoof are lower than in 1948, yet prices to consumers are higher. The Refcord Stockman is the largest livestock publication in the West. The price of top fat steers on the Denver market, it said, dropped from $40.25 a hundred weight in August, 1948, to $34.50 in March this year. Retail prices on T-bone steaks went to $1.16 per pound this month from 85 cents In August, 1948; round steak to 99 cents from 97, chuck pot roast to 72 cents from 59 and hamburger to 77 cents from 57. The record Stockman said fat lamb prices paid to producers were $31.65 per hundred pounds in 1948 and $27 this March, and that lamb chop prices went to $1.12 per pound from 58 cents, leg of lamb to 81 cents from 59 and stewing lamb to 39 cents from 29. The market price on top hogs fell to $18.35 this month from $32.25 in August. 1948, the paper said. Retail prices were up 7 cents on loin chops to 67 cents and up 6 cents on ham to 75 cents, but bacon prices dropoed • cents per pound to 64 cents!