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Weather Forecast
Mostly sunny and warmer, high about
90. Low tonight near 70. Tomorrow, hot
and humid. (Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today.
Noon 78 6 p.m 84 11 p.m 76
2p m 81 8 p.m 81 Midnight 75
4 p.m. .__B3 10 p.m 79 1 a.m 74
101st Year. No. 186.
17 Russian Tanks Are Reported
Blown Up By Rioters In Poland;
Refugees Also Tell Os Sabotage
<
Revolt Set Off
By Violence in
East Germany
•y th* Associated Press
BERLIN. July 4. Rioters
against Red rule were reported
today to have blown up 17 Rus
sian tanks in Poland and other
tanks and factories were re- j
ported sabotaged by blasting j
and fire in rebellious East Ger
many.
The reports came from refu
gees fleeing trom the Commu
nist East.
They told stories of continu
ing sabotage after the June 17
East German uprising, and said
large groups of Polish workers,
students and soldiers have been
in revolt since June 29.
The Polish incidents were re
ported by the Sunday Telegraf ’
of West Berlin.
It said martial law has been
declared in the Silesian industrial
area of Poland and in Warsaw
and Crakow.
Russian Troops Rushed Up.
Russian troops have been
rushed from East Germany into
Western Poland in efforts to sup
press the revolt, the Telegraf:
said.
‘ Workers have been on strike
since June 29 in the entire Sile
sian industrial area, principally
in Beuthen, Gleiwitz, Kattowitz,
Breslau, KoenigShuette, Dabrova,
Gornica, Rybnik, Tarnowitz and
Ratibor,” the Telegraf said.
“In huge demonstrations they
demanded the resignation of the
Communist government.
“The militia either does not
interfere or else supports the '
demonstrators. Polish partisans
have carried out large-scale ac- I
tions. Near Koenigshuette they
destroyed 17 Soviet tanks. A !
small Soviet infantry unit was
destroyed. The gas line between
Waldenburg and Goerlitz was
broken in six places.
“The Soviet commander of the
Polish army, Marshal Konstantin
Rokossovsky, has declared mar
tial law in the Silesian industrial
area and in the areas of Warsaw
and Crakow.”
Swelled to General Uprising.
The Telegraf said the disorders
began in some Polish areas on j
June 20. in sympathy with the
East German rebellion. It re
portedly grew rapidly and had
swelled to a general uprising in
Western Poland by June 29
On that date. 30.000 people
demonstrated at Crakows city
hall and 1,500 students in front
of the University demanding the
government's surrender, the
newspaper said.
The next day. June 30. mobs
stormed the Crakow city hall ;
and its prison, the Telegraf said, j
It claimed several Communist j
prosecutors and four prison war
dens were hanged; the mobs set
up their own “people's court”
and threw 180 Communist party
and state officials into prison.
The next day, said the United [
States State Department news- i
paper in Berlin, Die Neu Zeitung,
Russian tanks which had been
enforcing martial law in East
Berlin were ordered to the Polish
border.
No Official Confirmation.
There was no confirmation
from Western Allied authorities
of the Telegrafs account of a
widespread Polish revolt.
One West Berlin German who
has close contacts with Eastern
underground circles said he had
reliable reports that Polish
partisans had increased their
raiding and sabotage activities
(See POLISH. Page A-4.)
General Alarm Fire
Razes Camden Hall
By the Associated Press
CAMDEN. N. J.. July 4—A
general alarm fire tonight razed
the block-long convention hall
In downtown Camden.
The two-story brick structure
housed hundreds of children
earlier in the day at a network
television circus. “Big Top,” but
police said none was in the build
ing when the fire broke out. No
casualties were reported.
The hall, erected in 1925 at a
cost of SIOO,OOO burned to the
ground. It had a seating capacity
of 5.200.
Firemen from nine companies
and every piece of apparatus in
the city were called to the scene.
Although the spectacular blaze
was brought under control with
in an hour, firemen continued to
pour water on the smouldering
structure as a protective meas
ure.
The hall is situated about a
mile from the Delaware River
bridge which connects Camden
with Philadelphia and fire com
panies throughout the metropoli
tan area were placed on the
alert.
Cause of the fire was undeter
mined.
Phone ST. 3-5000
U. S. Reported Ready to Offer
New Compromise to Rhee
Robertson Sees ROK Leader Eighth Time,
Expected to Delay Return to Washington
By the Associated Press
SEOUL. Sunday, July 5.
j President Eisenhower’s special
truce envoy. Walter Robertson,
continues negotiations today
with President Syngman Rhee
amid reports the United States
is ready to offer a new com
promise to gain South Korean
support for an armistice with
the Communists.
A reliable source said that
under a two-point compromise
the United States would agree
to join South Korea in walking j
out of a post-Armistice political
conference at the end of 90 days j
if no progress had been made
with the Reds toward peaceful
unification of Korea.
Secondly, after such a walk
out. the United States would;
“discuss” on a diplomatic level
resumption of the war—with the j
understanding that any such ac- j
tion would have to be ratified by
the United States Senate.
Word of the reported com
promise came after an 85-minute
meeting between Mr. Robertson
and the South Korean leader
yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Rhee, emerging from the
Sunday service at the Chungdon
Methodist Church in downtown 1
ROK Troops Smash
5-Hour Red Attack
t
On Sniper Ridge
Heavy Rains Lash
Front After Holiday
Marked by Barrage
By the Associated Press
SEOUL. Sunday, July 5.—A
five-hour Chinese assault against
forbidding Sniper Ridge on the
East-Central Korean front was
smashed early today by grenade
hurling infantrymen of the ROK
ninth division.
Heavy rains lashed the entire
front after a mostly clear July I
Fourth, which United States
planes, tanks and artillery ob
served with daylong bombard- (
ment of Communist frontline,
positions.
Today's downpours were ac
companied by a slackening of
action on the front except for
the predawn attack on Sniper:
Ridge and an assault against
elements of the South Korean
7th Division on Virginia Hill, on
the eastern front.
See-Saw Fighting.
A Chinese company of 150 to
175 men hit the north end of
Sniper Ridge before midnight.
Fighting see-sawed on the razor
back position, with the South
Koreans using machine guns and
hand grenades until 3:40 a.m.
when the Reds pulled out.
j The attack on Virginia Hill,
east of the strategic Pukhan
River, was broken off by the
tried to move in under a 4,100-
round artillery barrage.
The United States Bth Army
estimated the Reds lost 200 men
| in those two attacks and lesser
patrol actions along the front.
Fourth Generally Quiet
Except for the American bar
rage. the Fourth was generally
quiet on the line. The day end
ed a week of bitter ground fight
ing and the biggest aerial vic
i tory of the war.
At least 27 Red planes were
destroyed in combat without loss
of a single Allied plane during
the seven days, the Air Force re
ported.
Crews of nearly all United
States Bth Army artillery pieces
—from 105 howitzers up to the
j big 8-inch Long Toms—sent
| shells ripping into Red positions
| in thunderous recognition of the
Fourth.
Every Sector Bombed.
Fifth Air Force pilots dumped
bombs along every sector of the
front expect in the far east
where bad weather “socked in”
the front.
Sabre jets streaked to the Yalu
River border of Manchuria seek
ing holiday victories, but Com
munist MIGs stayed out of sight.
Only one lone Mlg was sighted.
The Sabres had piled up a
wartime record of 15 MIGs de
stroyed in a single day only last
Tuesday.
| Fifth Air Force “workhorses”
—the fighter-bombers, took an
impressive toll of enemy targets
on the ground during the week.
They destroyed 388 vehicles,
two tanks, three locomatives, 12
bridges and 197 buildings.
The bloody fighting on Look
out Mountain halted late Friday
when Chinese troops threw back
the peak's original defenders,
| soldiers of the 3rd Republic of j
Korea -division. It was the!
j seventh time in about as many j
days that the 1,600-foot peak
i changed hands. i
W\t Sunday
J 'S WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION
★★
Seoul, told Associated Press Cor
respondent Bill Shinn;
“I am trying to clear up mis
understandings.”
Asked specifically if he felt the
conference with Mr. Robertson
can succeed. Mr. Rhee replied: “I
don’t know.”
Without going into details, Mr.
Robertson told newsmen he felt
their eighth and latest discus
sion “will be helpful in reaching
a satisfactory solution” to the
truce impasse. He said he
planned to meet with Mr. Rhee
again.
The new development was ex
pected to hold Mr. Robertson in
Korea several more days. Previ
ously he had been expected to
leave for Washington this week
end.
The proposed compromise was
a considerable modification of
Mr. Rhee’s insistent demand
that the United States guaran
tee to resume war if the Korean
unification problem had not
been settled within 90 days at
a post-war political conference
of the belligerent nations.
Mr. Robertson had turned
down the “war resumption” j
guarantee as one to which the
(See TRUCE. Page A-3.)
Laxity on Vital Files
Charged in Report
On State Department j
McCarthy Unit Receives
Study Citing Inefficiency
With Personnel Data
By Cecil Holland
A Senate report has been pre
pared charging the State Depart
ment with laxity and inefficiency
in handling its personnel and
security files.
The report, prepared by aides
of Senator McCarthy, also
charged that many official docu
ments and derogatory material!
had been removed from the files
“based upon whim, caprice or
other human emotions predicated
upon the like or dislike for the
person involved or internal office
politics.”
No Central Security File.
Pointing out that there wat no
central file on the security eval
uation of present and former
State Department personnel, the
report adds:
“This could and did result in
persons whose interests were
contrary to the national security
remaining undistrubed or being
promoted or hired within the
State Department or in other j
executive departments or
agencies of the Government in
key and sensitive positions.” j
The report was by the staff
of the Senate Investigations sub- !
committee headed by Senator
McCarthy, Wisconsin Republi
can. Copies were sent yesterday
to the seven members of the
subcommittee—f our Republi
cans and three Democrats—for
their approval or revision before |
formal release.
Says Hundreds Had Access.
The report, marked “confi
dential,” said the department
had handled its files with “a
disregard for economy, efficiency
and security.” It said “hundreds
of people” had access to the
files, and added:
“There were many cases of
(See FILES, Page A-2.)
Protests Start House Probe
Os Courts Martial in Germany
By tht Associated Press
The House Aimed Services
Committee yesterday called on
the Army for a quick report on
court martial actions against
troops serving under Maj. Gen.
Kenenth F. Cramer, commander
in Soifthern Germany.
Robert W. Smart, committee
counsel, said the group had re
ceived several complaints that
discipline under Gen. Cramer
was “too severe’’ and that a con
siderable number of soldiers
1 there were facing court martial
actions.
He added that some of the
court martial cases apparently
involved charges of fraterniza
tion German girls.
United States Army headquar
ters in Heidelberg announced it
is cabling a report to the com
mittee.
“This report,” one officer said,
! “was requested confidentially,
! and our reply is classified as
confidential. Therefore, we can
say nothing more than that a
i.report of court martial of officers
WASHINGTON, D. C.. JULY 5, 1953-126 PAGES.
Hungary to End
'Errors' Under
New Premier
Imre Nagy Replaces
Rakosi, No. 1 Red,
In Reorganization
* By *h* Associated Press
BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 4.
—Matyas Rakosi, Hungary’s No.
1 Communist, was shelved as
premier in a revoluntionary re
organization of the government
today and parliament wildly ac
claimed his successor, Imre Nagy,
who promised to liquidate a
sweeping series of “mistakes.”
Nagy, a veteran 57-year-old
Communist, criticized policies of
I Rakosi Ouster Attributed to Friendship
With Stalin. Page A-5

the past government with un- j
precedented frankness and \
launched Hungary’s own version
of a “new trend” such as the j
East German regime has begun
in the wake of worker disturb- j
ances.
He declared imprisoned people
who do not endanger the State
must be freed, farmers restored
to their land, fines remitted for
failing to fulfill crop quotas,
industrialization slowed down,
prices cut, wages raised and pri
vate enterprise encouraged.
He said the government, which !
j has imprisoned Josef Cardinal
Mindszenty for nearly four years
on charges of treason, must “be
patient in respect to religion.”
Rakosi Applauds Policy.
Rakosi, premier since last ,
August and as- vice-premier the j
real power in Hungary since j
1945, applauded Nagy’s policy j
declaration and smilingly took a ,
seat on the rostrum behind the I
new premier.
(Western diplomats in Vien- |
na said they believed the shelv
ing of Rakosi was part of a
Kremlin policy of wiping out
| the dictator traditions of Sta
lin and substituting a form of
government by committee.
Rakosi, Nagy and Ernoe Geroe j
apparently form a new trium
virate, they said, similar to the
Malenkov-Beria-Molotov trio j
j in Moscow, with Rakosi play- I
j ing more of a behind-the- j
j scenes part, a role at which he j
i is adept.)
Nagy, a Protestant whose son
| in-law is a Calvinist pastor, had ■
a minor role in the short-lived
Communist regime of Bela Kun j
in 1919. When that regime was
j overthrown he went into exile |
and was a broadcaster in Mos- j
cow during World War 11.
A former professor of econom
ics and Communist newspaper j
| editor, he returned to Hungary
in 1944 and became, successively,
agriculture minister, minister of
| interior, speaker of the rubber
stamp Hungarian parliament
! and one of the five deputy pre
miers in Rakosi’s cabinet.
In Unusual Humor.
Since June 30 rumors had
swept Budapest that the bullet
headed 61-year-old Rakosi, a
j Jew, was giving up leadership of
l the government. On that date
it was announced that the Com
munist Party central committee
had abolished his position of sec
retary general. But he remained
the first of three secretaries.
Two days ago he offered the
resignation of his government.
But he was in exceptionally good
humor yesterday when the new
parliament, elected on a single
I (See HUNGARY, Page A-2.)
1 under Gen. Cramer is being
cabled today.
The committee’s request, Mr. ;
Smart told a reporter, also in
cludes a report on the officers
handling courts martial.
“The committee has received
a lot of rumors and intends to
find out the facts, then act ac
cordingly,” Mr. Smart said, add
ing that the committee action
amounts “to a challenge of
Cramer's leadership.”
He recalled there had been
previous complaints about Gen.
Cramer's discipline when he was
commander of the 43d Division
at Camp Pickett, Va., before the
unit went overseas. The 43d
is a National Guard division
made up of men from Vermont,
Connecticut and Rhode Island.
At that time, there were pro
tests about conditions at the
camp and restrictions imposed
on troops in the division, includ
ing a curb on the use of camp
teiephones. The Armed Services I
Committee set up a subcommit-
I tee to investigate, but nothing
> came of the move. i
"Warsaw Concerto"
i
Stassen Asked to Prepare Plan
For Winding Up Foreign Aid
Taft Urges Program of Liquidation;
Points to G. O. P., Democratic Opposition
By th« Associated Press
Senator Taft, Republican, of
Ohio, said yesterday he has ad
vised Mutual Security Director
Harold E. Stassen to prepare to
submit to the next Congress a
j program to wind up foreign aid. !
Senator Taft, the Senate’s
majority leader, said in an inter-
Defense Cuts Can Prevent Boosting U. S.
Debt Limit, Taft Soys. Page A-2
view he doesn’t believe the 1954
session will be willing to vote to
i continue even military assistance
j to United States allies except to
| complete scheduled deliveries,
j “Unless there Is a big change
!in the world, this Congress is
j through with foreign aid,” the
Ohio Senator said. “I never have
| seen so much opposition—among
Democrats as well as Republi
cans—to the assistance program.
"I have advised Mr. Stassen
that he would do well to begin
preparation of a liquidation pro
gram, because I believe that’s
I the only basis on which the next
session will be willing to grant
even a sharply reduced fund.”
President to Hear Views
I Senator Taft said he intends
i to bring his views to the atten-
I tion of President Eisenhower at
the next White House meeting
of legislative leaders which he
| attends.
j Senator Taft’s judgment on
! the temper of Congress is likely
|to have heavy weight at the
i White House, despite the feel
| ing of many administration lead
; ers that a cutoff in military as
| sistance would threaten the very
Holiday Death Toll
Lags Behind Forecast
By the Associated Press
The toll of accidental deaths
among the millions of Fourth of
July celebrators rose steadily
Saturday.
The count of dead that began
at 6 p.m. (local time) Friday
reached a total of 125. This in
cluded 85 deaths in traffic, 29
drownings and 11 from miscella
neous causes.
But no deaths from fireworks,
once the No. 1 killers on the holi
day, were reported.
Four teen-agers from Kearney,
Nebr., were killed near Ravenna,
Nebr. A bridge across a ravine
on country road gave way. An
automobile crossig the span
hurtled into an approaching car
in which the young victims rode.
Ned H. Dearborn, president of
the National Safety Council, sAid
the traffic toll was running be
hind advance estimates. He said
! the final total well could be as
much as 50 below the 290 esti
mate if the early trend remains
unchanged.
200 Children Stone Police
Raiding Fireworks Cache
By th* Associated Press
NEW YORK. July 4.—’Two
hundred fireworks-hungry kids
; kept police from arresting two
j fireworks sellers today, then
| stonW the police car as the cops
were trying to confiscate the
fireworks. -
The would-be buyers, sur- !
rounding the two policemen
while the sellers got away from
their vacant lot “store,” caused
such a disturbance that the po
licemen had to radio for help
Two more radio cars re
sponded and helped remove an
estimated $7,001 worth of illegal i
pinwheels. rockets and other
fireworks.
The raid in Brooklyn was the
sixth in the city in two days, j
with a total of some $29,000
i worth of fireworks confiscated, i
existence of the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization and hamper
allied co-operation In Asia.
The Ohio Senator’s attitude
puts the administration on no
tice that unless it comes up with
some new approach toward the
problem of rearming the free
world it may face extreme dif
ficulties in Congress next year.
These prospective difficulties
were illustrated during the Sen
ate’s debate on the $5,318,000,000
foreign aid authorization bill
last week.
Senator George of Georgia,
senior Democrat on the Foreign
Relations Committee, said he
never again will vote for a for
eign aid program. Senator Gil
lette, Democrat, of lowa, an
other member of the committee,
attacked the basis on which
military aid Is given. Senator
Mansfield, Democrat, of Mon
tana, another committeeman,
said it ought to be wound up,
with the State Department
handling the liquidation.
Opposition Voiced.
All three previously had sup
ported the MSA program as did
some Republicans who were crit
ical last week.
Senator Flanders, Republican,
of Vermont, said United States
foreign policy is “feeble and va
cillating,” adding that unless it
is strengthened there will be a
yearly aid bill.
Senator Flanders joined with
Senators Goldwater, Republican,
of Arizona: Case, Republican, of
South Dakota; Dirksen, Repub
lican, of Illinois, and others in
criticizing France’s failure to
offer a larger measure of inde
pendence to Indo-China.
The House, irked at delays in
ratifying the European Defense
Community treaties, voted to
withhold a billion in aid until
the way is officially cleared for
formation of a six-nation West
! ern European Army. The Senate
approved an amendment giving
the President discretionary pow
ers to withhold or spend this
fund.
The wave of opposition in
Congress apparently caught ad
ministration planners with their
guard down. Mr. Stassen had
| asked for continuance of con
tract authority to 1958, with
pipeline deliveries to end in 1961.
In a series of committee and
floor actions, the Senate finally
approved contract authority un
til July 1, 1955. with economic
deliveries to end in 1956 and
military deliveries in 1957. But
the House, which voted for only
$4,998,000,000 in aid authoriza
tion, kept a July 1, 1954 terminal
date on contacts and a 1956 date
on deliveries.
Michaux Drops Bible for Reds
From Plane Off Siberia Coast
Evangelist Lightfoot Solomon
Michaux disclosed yesterday he
has dropped a Russian-language
Bible off the coast of Soviet Si
j beria to “get it to the people
of Russia.”
Elder Michaux said a private
pilot flew him over or near
Picture on Page A-5.
Soviet-controlled waters of the
Bering Sea. Then he drooped
the Bible in a water-tight con
tainer, confident that it would
wash up on the Soviet shoie.
“We dropped it knowing that
God would send the proper
person to find it and get it to the
people of Russia,” Elder
Michaux told reporters.
He said his missile was “a
bomb more powerful than the
atomic bomb—a bomb filled
with the dynamite of God.”
Elder Michaux said he had to
argue for five days to get a pilot
Ito fly a chartered aircraft—a
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Budget-Cutting Drive
In Congress Nears
Goal of $lO Billion
House Expected to Lop
About $2 Billion Off
Foreign-Aid Bill
By th* Ajjociated Pr*i*
The drive of congressional
budget-cutters to chop $lO bil
lion from new appropriations
this year was just about over the
top today.
With only one big money bill
still to be considered by the
House, original appropriation
requests made last January by
President Truman have been
pared about $9.3 billion by the
House. There is no indication
that the Senate will restore any
major part of this reduction.
Much of the budget-cutting
was recommended by President
Eisenhower but in some cases
the House voted to cut further.
The remaining bill to be acted
on by the House provides funds
for continuance of the foreign
\ aid program. The House already
! has directed its Appropriations
Committee to lop about $2 bil- ;
lion off Mr. Truman’s figures for |
foreign aid.
Ceilings on Spending.
The budget-cutting hit fairly
hard at the revised appropriation
requests of President Eisenhow
er. When all the bills are passed,
the prospect is that the Eisen
hower estimates will have been
trimmed about $3 billion.
Only six of the 11 regular ap
propriations bills passed by the
House have cleared the Senate, j
and only one of them has become
law. The other five Senate-passed
measures are awaiting adjust- |
ment by conference committees. I
Final congressional action on !
the last of the money bills, fi- ■
nancing the foreign-aid program,
isn’t likely before the end of
this month. The foreign-aid bill
1 alreadv acted upon by Senate
and House is an authorization
1 measure. It sets ceilings on
I spending, but the actual funds
are still to be voted.
More Slashes Expected.
Republicans spearheading the
budget-cutting drive in the
; House cffalked up their biggest
victory on the defense appic
: priation bill. The House passed
! that bill last Friday, cutting $6.2
billion from the Truman esti
mates and $1.3 billion from the
Eisenhower figures.
Prospects are that on the for
eign aid appropriation now being
drafted, the House will cut a
little over $2 billion from the
Truman figures and about SSOO
j (See APPROPRIATIONS. A-2.)
Grumann Goose—near the So
viet waters at wages of SIOO per
j hour.
“He did not like the idea of be
! ing shot at, and seemed a lot
I easier in his mind when a heavy
fog came down the day I wanted
I him to fly,” Elder Michaux said.
Another highlight of the evan
: gelist’s trip North was his dis
covery of a vivacious six-year
-1 old Eskimo girl in a Nome
! (Alaska) kindergarten. He
! brought her to Washington. He
said he intends to adopt her
and train her so she can ro back
to Alaska to carry on missionary
work.
The girl, named leeda, yester
day posed for pictures with Elder
and Mrs. Michaux at the Mich
aux home, 1712 R street N W.
Disdaining the heat. leeda
donned a fur parka to show what
she wears in Alaska. Then she
took it off and indulged in a
newly-found pastime—eating ice
cream.
FIFTEEN CENTS
167,000 Thrilled
As Fireworks
Cap Quiet 4th
4 Military Bands
In Combined Group
Play at Monument
An estimated 167,000 citizen*
turned out last night for specta
cular fireworks which capped an
unusually quiet Independence
Day in the Capital.
Skyrockets visible for miles
shot up for more than half an
hour on the Washington Monu
ment grounds, thrilling the huge
audience gathered for the formal
observance of the Nation's 177th
birthday.
Music by the Nation’s four top
military bands—playing not only
individually but in a striking en
semble of more than 300 musi
cians—contributed to the patri
otic spirit of the occasion. There
was also a picturesque massing of
colors and brief speeches by dig
nitaries.
140,000 on Monument Grounds.
The estimate of the crowd
came from Park Police Inspector
Mark Raspberry. Most of the
throng—an estimated 140.000
sprawled over the broad Monu
ment grounds, where four huge
Army searchlights added to the
splendor of the scene after dusk
by playing up and down the
white, 555-foot obelisk in the
background.
Besides this throng. Inspector
Raspberry said other large
crowds had gathered at more
distant vantage points, including
the Lincoln and Jefferson Me
morials. Meredian Hill Park and
Columbia Island, across the Po
tomac. There were an estimated
10,000 at the latter spot, the
police official said.
For the most part the big
crowd at the Monument was
Apartment House
Roof Set Ablaze
By Roman Candle
At least one fire alarm
was attributed to the holi
day celebration.
Firemen responded to an
alarm at 423 K street N.W.,
at 9:32 p.m. to find the roof
of a three-story apartment
building ablaze. Witnesses
told the firefighters the fire
was caused by a ball from a
roman candle landing on
the roof.
Damage, according to the
firemen, was slight.
quite orderly. There were oc
casional bangs of firecrackers on
the Monument’s outskirts during
the speechmaking. A few young
-1 sters during the climatic aerial
display played with their own
sparklers.
Thrilling Pyrotechnics.
But everybody else came for
the big show, and it seemed to
be up to their expectations.
I Multi-colored rockets shot up
, for almost 35 minutes, becoming
more and more eye and ear-fill
ing as they went. The display
j reached its peak with several
I rockets that burst eight and nine
times in succession and a rapid
| (Cont. on Page A-11, Col. 4.)
Fire Hits Apartment
On Eighteenth Street
A two-alarm fire caused an
undetermined amount of damage
! last night to a third-floor apart
ment at 1618 Eighteenth street
j N.W.
A neighbor, Mrs. Charles N.
Wilson, of 1622 Eighteenth street
N.W., saw flames pouring from
the windows and roof and noti
fied her husband, who turned in
the first alarm.
The fire started in the top
floor apartment of Miss Mabel
E. Gove, who was on the first
floor at the time. She said she
started up the steps, but was
stopped by smoke and heat. She
had no idea how the fire started.
Fireman R. J. Krauss of No. 9
Engine Co. was treated at Emer
gency Hospital for cuts received
from breaking glass.
News of Sea Resorts
In Today's Star
OVER THE 4th—Thousonds of
Washington area residents went to
the beach for the holiday week end.
Some chose a short motor trip to
Chesapeake Beach, Md. Stor Re
porter George Kennedy writes of this
old-foshioned family resort on Pago
A-3. Others traveled to seashore
resorts. For news of Ocean City,
Md., and Virginia Beach, Va., seo
Page A-8. News of Rehoboth Beach,
Del., appears in the Society Section.
SNAPSHOT CONTEST WINNERS
—First week's winners in The Stor's
Snapshot Contest show wide variety
of photographs entered in the event.
They appear on Page 6 of The Stor
Pictorial Magazine today.
MEET THE CANDIDATES—Siz
candidates, some of them prominent
i in Washington professional life, art
seeking Democratic nomination to
the Virginia House of Delegates in
Arlington. Thumbnail biographies of
each appear on Poge C-15.
Radio-TV Programs, Pages C-8-9
Complete Index, Page A-2

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