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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. FRIDAY. APRIL 4, 1»52 Taft and Eisenhower Chances Rated Even In lowa and Michigan By the Associated Press Supporters of Senator Taft of Ohio and Gen. Eisenhower ma neuvered busily today for delegates in two important Midwest Repub lican State conventions—lowa and Michigan. The odds appeared about evenly divided for both presidential as pirants in each State. Backers of other candidates were not so active. Michigan’s G. O. P. convention doesn’t open until tomorrow in Detroit but the backstage was abuzz with cautious horsetrading. lowa Republicans meet in Des Moines today to select 26 delegates to the Chicago National Conven tion. Informal caucuses by coun ties and congressional districts left the outlook muddled. But it appeared from prelim inary commitments that Senator Taft and Gen. Eisenhower were running neck and neck, backers of each claiming four of the eight districts. Each district picks two delegates and 10 will be chosen at large. Farm Plank Proposed. The 3,000 Republicans also will be asked to support a proposed Re publican national farm plank. In Michigan Republicans ap peared agreed to compromise on| dividing the State’s 46-vote dele gation rather than risk a show down fight. The convention will choose 10 delegates-at-large and districts will select the other 36 in pre-! convention sessions. Leaders of both the Taft and Eisenhower forces issued state- ‘ ments claiming an edge, but each; said they would oppose a resolu- i tion favoring convention indorse-; ment of any candidate. They said there was general agreement that! Michigan would have an unin-| structed delegation. Gen. Eisenhower picked up three more national convention dele- 1 gates in Kansas yesterday. This resulted when Taft backers at a ; First District G. O. P. convention offered no delegate candidates of f their own. • The general’s backers pushed their campaign in Illinois for a write-in victory over Senator Taft in next Tuesday’s preference pri mary. The Ohio Senator is on the ballot. Technical Hurdle. But Gen. Eisenhower faced a technical hurdle. Election offi cials said his name didn’t have to be spelled correctly but voters would have to draw in a square beside the written-in name and write in an X. Besides Senator Taft, the names of Harold E. Stassen and Riley A. Bender, a Chicago hotelman, ( are on the ballot. Senator Ke fauver of Tennessee is alone on! the Democratic side. j Senator Taft told Illinois news men yesterday he would win next Tuesday by a "much larger mar gin’’ than in Wisconsin. Mr. i Stassen asked for the vote of all' "who do not approve” of Senator 1 Taft. Supporters of Illinois Gov. Ad-' lai Stevenson drummed up a pres idential write-in campaign. He is on the ballot for another term as Governor. Supporters of California’s Gov. Earl Warren’s campaign for Pres ident scheduled filing of petitions: today to place his name on the! Republican ballot at the Califor-i nia preferential primary June 3. Warren headquarters here an-! nounced more than 30,000 signa-i tures are on the petitions. Re quired are 12,300. Former Democratic Official Comes Out for Eisenhower: By the Associated Press NEW YORK, April 4.—Herbert C. Pell, former House member and 1936 vice chairman of the Demo cratic National Committee, says! he intends to support Gen. Eisen-! hower if he is nominated by the; Republicans. Mr. Pell, 68, represented the;, 17th New York district in Con-: gress from 1919 to 1921. After serving with the Democratic Na tional Committee, he was ap pointed Minister to Portugal in [ 1937 by President Roosevelt, and: Minister to Hungary in February,:' 1941. !' In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, appearing today,': Mr. Pell said: ; ”... I have held important pub- ! lie offices by Democratic appoint-! ment, yet I intend to support Gen.; Eisenhower if he is nominated.: and there are many like me. . . . “There are millions of others 1 who have less connection with the ! Democratic Party who feel the same way.” Stassen Frees St. Louis Delegates From Pledge | By the Associated Press ST. LOUIS, April 4.—Harold E. Stassen released 44 St. Louis Re publican ward leaders from pledges of support last night and; one committteeman promptly an-j nounced he would support Gen.i Eisenhower for the G. O. P. presi dential nomination. E. W. Bromwich, Stassen Mis souri manager who announced the release, added, however, that the former Minnesota Governor "is staying in the race, and I’m staying with him all the way.” j “So much pressure is being put on these people,” Mr. Bromwich explained. “We have harmony! now. and we don’t want disunity in the city committee. I told) them Stassen is staying in the! race and I am staying with him, and that they are free to leave or I stay with us. “We are going to campaign: harder than ever. This is not a case of quitting or conceding any delegates.” Rain Falls Fast Two-and-a-half inches of rain fell in 20 minutes during a recent cloudburst over Bindura, South ern Rhodesia. Truman Tops All Predecessors In Number of Cabinet Members By th» Associated Press The appointment of James P. jMcGranery as Attorney General i gives President Truman the record of having had more cabinet mem bers then any other President. This is due in part to the fact that he inherited the late Presi dent Roosevelt’s official family, in part because six of his cabinet either quit in a huff or -were fired. Attorney General McGrath yes terday was the sixth to quit or be fired when he resigned over differences in handling the Gov ernment cleanup program First was Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, jr„ who resigned July 23 1945, reportedly because he had heard President Truman | planned to replace him shortly, j The other four were: Interior Secretary Harold L. Ickes, quit angrily February 15, 1946; Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace, resigned Sep tember 20, 1946, over foreign policy disagreement: Secretary of State James F. Byrnes, resigned Janu ary 7. 1947, in clash with the j President that still is heard, and Chastened Destroyer Division Won't Hoist Rebel Flag Again By the Associated Press ROME, April 4. — Four United; States destroyers admitted today! that the South lost the Civil War. ; And they won’t fly the Confed erate flag “no more.” The four ships—destroyers Hy man, Purdy, Beatty and Bristol— when off Korea were known as the Dixie Division because their com j manding officers all were from ithe South. When they sailed from Hong Kong en route home recently, the Bristol hoisted the Confederate iflag. First reports said all four destroyers did so. Quite a flap in Washington followed. 1 “We made a mistake, violated) iNavy regulations and quite prop erly were called on it,” the divi sion commander, Capt. William Groverman of Newport, R. 1., said here today. Are Now in Naples. The four ships are now in Na ples. Capt. Groverman and many ■crew members are sightseeing in Rome. Capt. Groverman blamed an overambitious public relations of ficer for the Bristol’s hoisting of anything but the Stars and Stripes. "Navy regulations directly for bid flying any other flag except that of the United States,” he ex plained. “We were wrong and a stop was put to it after that one time.” “It’s a very sensitive subject,”! he continued. “I can’t discuss it i further since the correspondence iwas classified ‘restricted.’ ” (In military parlance, ‘restrict ed’ is the lowest form of informa- j tion which must not be com-; municated to unauthorized per sonnel.) (Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered Kefauver Turns Down j Russell's Challenge ) On Florida Primary Senator Kefauver of Tennessee has turned down the proposal of Senator Russell of Georgia that | they make a winner-take-all : agreement in their battle for Florida’s delegates to the Demo-; era tic National Convention. In making the offer yesterday afternoon Senator Russell noted j ■that Senator Kefauver had made ithe same proposition to Senator Kerr in Nebraska’s Democratic presidential primary, and added: “I am sure you will agree that jif your suggestion was good de mocracy and good Americanism !in Nebraska, it is equally good democracy and good Americanism in Florida, where we are the op posing candidates.” Sees Difference in Florida. But Senator Kefauver did not agree. He replied that at first blush the Florida primary may appear to be similar to that in Nebraska, but he insisted they are different. In Nebraska there was only one election, and the delegates were not pledged to support the can didate who won the popularity contest, Senator Kefauver said, i He pointed out that Florida holds its popularity contest on May 6. but does not elect its con vention delegates until three weeks later, May 27. Senator Kefauver argued that the Russell proposal would in ef fect nullify the second election, and added. “It’s conceivable some may change their minds between May 6 and May 27 and if so they will have a right to do it.” Would Violate Rights. /The Tennessean said that if he and Senator Russell made a win jner-take-all agreement they would be “conspiring to violate the I States' rights of the people of Florida.” Earlier, Senator Kerr had turned down the same proposition when advanced by Senator Ke fauver. and reports from Nebraska ! indicate he acted wisely. Although Senator Kefauver won the pre ference primary with a lead of: 22,000 votes over Senator Kerr, information reaching here indi cates Senator Kerr still will have! the support of 5 of the 12 un pledged Nebraska delegates. I Eight-Tenths Passenger Is Too Costly to Railroad I By tho Associated Press BOSTON, April 4. —The Boston; & Maine Railroad says its 110-1 year-old 16-mile section of line; from Portsmouth, N. H„ to Ber wick, Me., has an average pas senger load of eight-tenths of a person per day. The line adds that it costs $50,- ; 000 a year to run one east-bound train and two west-bound trains i on that section. : A company spokesman said the ■ line will request permission to abandon the section. 1 Defense Secretary Louis A. John 'son, ousted September 12, 1950, during a running feud with Sec retary of State Acheson. j Those who parted under more 'pleasant circumstances: (present cabinet member in parenthesis): State Department: Edward R. | Stettinius, George C. Marshall j (Dean Acheson). Treasury: Fred M. Vinson (now Chief Justice) (John W. Snyder). ; Defense: James V. Forrestal, Gen. George C. Marshall (Robert S. Lovett). Justice: Francis Biddle, Tom C. Clark (McGranery, when con firmed by Senate). Interior: Julius A. Krug (Oscar L. Chapman). Agriculture: Claude R. Wickard, Clinton P. Anderson (Charles F. Brannan). Commerce: W. Averell Harri man (Charles Sawyer). Labor: Frances Perkins. Louis B. Schwellenbach (Maurice J. Tobin). Post Office: Frank Walker, Rob ert E. Hannegan (Jesse M. Don aldson). 'his Confederate forces in 1865.) i (This information is usually ; presumed to be unrestricted.) Regulation Invoked. Other Navy men said a pub licity release which erroneously reported all four ships flew the rebel flag brought the matter to Washington’s attention. The Navy promptly ordered an investiga tion, then invoked the regulation ! barring flags other than the Stars and Stripes. Actually, those Confederate flags were sort of false colors any way. The four skippers were from the South and the flags were their personal property—but most of j their crewmen were from New England. Capt. Groverman was appointed to the Naval Academy from Huntington, W. Va. First Choice For Men Who Take The White Approach To Easter: ARROW SHIRTS P THE ARROW "DART" is the nation's foremost white broadcloth shirt. 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Senator Taft apparently will have the support of at least 16 of the State’s 18 delegates to the Republican National Convention, though the candidates for delegate were not officially pledged to presidential contenders. Senator Kerr had an apparent advantage of at least 5-to-4 over Senator Kefauver in Democratic delegates, despite the Tennes seean’s victory in the popularity contest. The vote on presidential pref jerence candidates on the basis of ! Associated Press returns from 2.- 050 of 2,058 precincts: Republican Senator Taft ; (write-in), 75,790; Gen. Eisen hower '(write-in), 60,853; Mrs. Mary Kenny (a stand-in for Gen. ;MacArthur>, 9,746; Harold E. i Stassen, 52,891; Gov. Earl War den of California (write-in), 2,- 415; Gen. MacArtftur (write-in), 17,744; Senator Dirksen of 1111- jnois (write-in). 6. Democrat—Senator Kefauver, 63,462; Senator Kerr, 41,485; ! President Truman (write-in), 824: Senator Douglas of Illinois | (write-in), 28; Senator Russell of Georgia (write-in), 505; Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois (write-, in), 972, and Senator Byrd of Virginia (write-in), 2. 9,000 Tons of Coal Shifted A cargo of 9.000 tons of coal was unloaded onto lighters when : a ship g-ounded outside the Itali- j an port of Civitavecchia. • Ret. TT. 8 Pmt off RALEIGH HABERDASHER 1310 F ST. • WASHINGTON S FINEST MEN’S STORE • NA. 9540 t t r 100 Physicians Attend D. C. Medical Society Teaching Conference) More than 100 doctors, many from the armed forces, today attended the District Medical ! Society’s first Conference of Med ical Teaching and Technics. The conference aims at obtain ing better medical teaching, writing and speaking and is be lieved to be the first of its kind: in the country. The two-day ses sion began at the society’s head quarters, 1718 M street N.W. Dr. Morris Fishbein of Chicago.! former editor of the American Medical Association s journal, told the gathering that the case re port is the most important contri bution to medical literature. Urges Monthly Index. Dr. Fishbein declared that the! United States should publish a monthly index of the world’s medical literature to make this! ; wealth of information more; readily available. He said there; are far too many surgical journals and surgical societies. On the ! other hand, he said, there is an insufficient number of periodicals devoted to pathology. I Writing should be an important part of a good medical education, ■Dr. Fishbein declared. He advised his audience to make their articles new and interesting but warned they should not be “half baked.” Secretary Praised. Dr. Hugh H. 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No down payment, no interest or carrying charges. Payable in four equal monthly payments. | Spence Cuts Head As He Misses Step And Falls in House By the Associated Press j Representative Spence, 77-year old Kentucky Democrat, fell and struck his head on the marble edge of a wall in the House cham ber today. Despite a bleeding scalp wound, Mr. Spence told newsmen he merely had missed his footing on a high step and that he felt '“pretty goodfc” I The accident occurred while Representative Sabath, Democrat,! i of Illinois, dean of the House, was being congratulated on his 86th! birthday. Mr. Spence was sitting in the fourth row. When he arose to' leave his seat, he missed a long step to the chamber floor and 'fell with his right foot twisted, under him. Mr. Spence was cut slightly on the right side of his head, but; Representative Judd, Republican,! of Minnesota, a doctor and former: medical missionary, said the; !wound “wasn’t serious.” “sparkplug” for the conference. He also lauded George Washing ton University, Howard Univer sity and Georgetown University for giving strong moral and fi nancial support to the program. Dr. Frank D. Costenbader, so ciety president, welcomed the doc tors and said the conference may be repeated later. Other speakers were Dr. Wil liam Parson, professor of medi cine at the University of Virginia, and William C. Davison, manager )of the Customer Administrative School of the International Busi ness Machines Corp. RALEIGH HABERDASHER, 1310 F ST. Mississippi Erases Abernethy's District; Rankin Loses Fight By the Associated Press JACKSON. Miss., April 4.—The Mississippi Legislature yesterday wiped out Representative Tom Abernethy’s district. Mr. Aber nethy’s home county was put into Representative John Rankin’s district. Both are Democrats. Final 87-41 approval came in the House after three hours of sometimes bitter debate. Mr. ; Rankin’s supporters tried vainly jto rewrite the bill so that it would 'not affect his present 10-county I political fortress. Senate backers of the plan pre dicted that putting Mr. Abernethy ;into Mr. Rankin's district backed by six counties from his old 4th district would give the vet eran Congressman “his first real j opposition in years” if both run for re-election this summer. The remaining four counties that formerly comprised Mr. Aber nethy’s district were attached to the district now represented by Representative tJamie Whitten. The House adopted an exact copy of a measure that was ap proved in the Senate Wednesday by a vote of 33 to 12. It now goes to the Governor. Mississippi lost one House mem ber under the 1950 census. Under the new district align ment Attala, Chickasaw, Choc taw, Pontotoc, Webster and Wins ton Counties from Mr. Abernethy’s old district are added to Mr. Ran kin’s Ist. Calhound, Carroll,; Grenada and Montgomery Coun ties went to Wr. Whitten’s district. Good Friday Worship To Be Urged in Radio Appeals by Leaders Outstanding political, proses -1 sional and business leaders will speak over local radio stations tomorrow through next Friday on behalf of the three-hour ob servance of Good Friday next week. Harold F. Jones, chairman of the subcommittee on radio and television for the Three Hours’ Observance of Good Friday Com mittee, said that local stations will give time for short addresses and interviews during these days. I Organizations are distributing ; 300 window posters, carrying a j picture of the Crucifixion scene, throughout the Metropolitan Area this week. Signs will also appear on street cars from Palm Sunday through !Good Friday urging employers and employes to worship from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on the holy day. The committee seeks the volun tary co-operation of Government and District agencies, business firms and professional organiza tions in permitting employes to jtake time off to worship from 12 ;noon to 3 p.m. on Good Friday. Dr. Charles W. Lowry, rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, Md„ is chairman of the committee. Co-chairmen are the Most Rev. Patrick A. O’Boyle, Archbishop of Washington; the Right Rev. Angus Dun, Episcopal ;Bishop of Washington, and Metho ;dist Bishop Charles Wesley Flint of Washington.