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Weather Forecast
Fair and cool tonight, lowest about 62.
Tomorrow, fair and continued rather cool.
(Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today.
Midnight 71 6 a.m.__ 68 11 a.m.__ 75
2 a.m.__ 71 8 a.m.„ 69 Noon 77
4 a.m._-68 10 a.m.__72 i p.m.--77
An Assoeioted Press Newspoper
101st Year. No. 191.
Purge of Beria by Malenkov
Was Seen by Bohlen, Already
Flying Here to Talk With Dulles
Big Three Parley
Opens With Eye
On Kremlin Move
American Ambassador Charles
E Bohlen reported from Moscow
several days ago the probable
elimination of Lavrenti P. Beria
as Russia’s No. 2 leader and now
is hurrying to Washington to
consult with Secretary of State
Dulles, the State Department an
nounced today.
A spokesman said Mr. Bohlen
Is flying home to be able to con
sult with Mr. Dulles about de
velopments in the Soviet while
the Big Three foreign ministers’
conference is in session here. He
is expected to arrive tomorrow.
Mr. Bohlen is flying to Wash
ington from Paris. He left Mos
cow three or four days ago, os
tensibly on vacation.
Ready to Move Quickly.
But he already had reported
to Washington the likely purge
of Bena, long-time head of the
Soviet Secret Police who has
been regarded since Stalin’s
death as sharing top Russian
command with Premier Malen
kov and Foreign Minister Mol
tov.
Officials said Mr. Bohlen’s
ostensible vacation trip to- Paris
actually was made in order to
permit him to get to Washing
ton in a hurry when the Beria
elimination came about.
This gave him more elasticity
in his travel schedule, it was said.
Officials refused to disclose any
details of Mr. Bohlen's report
that Beria was on the way out,
which was said to have been
made about a week ago.
No Comment on Purge.
Statp Department Press Offi
cer Lincoln White announced
only that “Ambassador Bohlen,
tvho foresaw and reported the
probable elimination of Beria
several days ago, is now return
ing to the United States.”
Mr. White refused any com
ment on the Beria purge. He said
Secretary Dulles would touch on
it briefly in an opening statement
at the Big Three foreign min
isters first conference this after
noon.
The talks between Mr. Dulles
and the top foreign policy archi
tects of Britain and France to
work out a common course for
free-world leadership were given
a new sense of urgency by Beria's
ouster.
In immediate Washington re
action, experts were uncertain
whether the event foreshadows
any change in Soviet foreign
policy.
Most sources interpreted the
news as indicating that Malen
kov is acting with ruthless de
cision to consolidate his power
as Josef Stalin's successor. They
speculated that Beria’s downfall
might bring a toughening of So
viet policy toward the West and
further purging of high officials
In the Moscow government.
May Be Scapegoat.
There was some thought he
might be made the scapegoat
for policies which permitted the
recent uprisings against Com
munist rule in East Germany.
Others saw it merely as a sign
of internal Kremlin politics.
Despite this and a flood of
other world problems, Big Three
negotiators were approaching
their steady round of confer
ences in an atmosphere of out
ward geniality and self-confi
dence.
This afternoon at 2:30 Britain's
acting Foreign Minister Lord
Salisbury and France's Georges
Bidault will sit down with Secre
tary of State Dulles for the
opening session of the conference
on the 11th floor of an ancient
State Department annex.
The present schedule, which
calls for winding up the confer
ence next Tuesday, points to a
hich-pressure gab-fest. The min
isters will hold regular morning
and evening sessions, except on
Sunday, when Lord Salisbury is
hoping to sneak away for a visit
(See BIG THREE, Page A-12.)
15 Men Feared Dead
In Coast Forest Fire
ly th# Associated Press
WILLOWS. Calif., July 10-
Fifteen men were reported to
have perished in an explosively
violent fire in Mendocino Na
tional Forest during the night.
The information came from
the Glenn County sheriff’s of
fice. It was told that thirteen of
the dead were members of New'
Tribes Mission, a religious or
ganization with missionaries in
remote places of the Americas.
The other two were Federal
Forest Service men.
Bulldozers were pushing trails
into the area this morning in an
attempt to remove the bodies.
The fire, which started yester
day afternoon, whipped into un
natural fury during the night as
it crowned through 300 acres of
scrub oak, chaparral and brush
about 30 miles west of Willows,
and some eight miles east of
Springs.
Phone ST. 3-5000 ★★ SS
Beria's Expulsion Regarded
As First Round of Power Fight
Sensational Ouster Is Natural Development
In Struggle, Returning Writer Says
By Eddy Gilmore
Associattd Press Staff Writer
STOCKHOLM, Sweden. July
10.—Lavrenti P. Beria s expul
sion from the Communist Party
and Soviet government means
that Premier Georgi Malenkov—
and perhaps others—now feel
strong enough or desperate
Mr. Gilmore was an Associated Press
correspondent in Moscow from 1941
until 10 days ago, when he and his
family left for the United States. He
examines various aspects of the Beria
purge from the standpoint of one who
for 12 years observed the Russian
government from the Kremlin's front
yard.
enough to doom the supreme
policeman to utter disgrace.
In this mighty struggle tor
Stalin’s power, which does not
necessarily appear to have
ended, the sensational action
against Beria was a natural
development.
Like so many other mysterious
Reed Takes to Floor
| To Blast Profits Tax;
House Vote Near
3-1 Victory Predicted
For Measure; Democrats
Hit 'Popularity Test'
By Robert K. Walsh
The House headed today
toward a predicted 3-to-l vote
passage of an excess-profits
tax' - extension bill, despite a
warning that the real issue was
“congressional independence or
abdication to executive dictator
ship.”
This charge came from Re
publican Chairman Daniel Reed
of the Ways and Means Com
mittee. fighting to the very end
against President Eisenhower’s
plea for a six-months extension
of the tax.
The prediction of a 3-to-l ma
| jority for the extension bill on
; a final vote late today came from
Republican Floor Leader Hal
leck.
j “Popularity Test” Seen.
| Democrats, mostly favoring
the recommended continuance to
; December 31 to raise SBOO mil
lion. complained that the issue
had been reduced to a “popu
; larity contest” between the Pres
; ident and Mr. Reed.
Many Democrats objected to
i the rule under which the bill
I reached the House, banning
| amendments on the floor. The
measure, however, cleared its
| first hurdle when the rule was
adopted on a voice vote. Mr.
Halleck explained that the lead
ership did not intend to prevent
Republican or Democratic oppo
j nents of the extension bill from
offering a motior to return the
bill to committee.
Mr. Reed took the floor early
in the general debate. He in
formed his colleagues that “I
have no regrets and I harbor no
bitterness against anyone” as a
result of his long fight against
continuing the tax.
Lashes Out at Bill.
Speaking in a calm voice, in
great contrast to many of his
earlier denunciations of the levy,
Mr. Reed nevertheless lashed out
against the tax itself and the ad
vocates of extension.
“This is one of the most im
portant issues in the history of
this House,” he declared. "It
goes beyond the mere question
of continuing a tax for a few
months. The real issues are po
litical morality against immoral
ity, intelligence against unlntelli
■ gence, principle against political
expediency and congressional in
dependence or abdication to
executive dictatorship.”
Mr. Reed asserted that “al
most unbelievable pressure” was
put on the Ways and Means
(See TAXES, Page A-12.)
7-Month Jail Term Given
Driver Who Killed 2 Girls
Air Force Sergt. Howard E.
Lowe, 26, colored, convicted of
negligent homicide in the traffic
death of two little girls in April,
j today was sentenced in Federal
Court to seven months in jail.
Lowe, stationed at Andrews
Air Force Base, was convicted
of the deaths of Patrica Dodge,
8, of 2230 Savannah terrace S.E.,
and Inez Richie. 9, of 2220
Savannah terrace S.E.
The two children were hurled
j more than 200 feet after they
; were hit by the car Lowe was
driving on the Suitland parkway
1 near Alabama avenue S.E. 4
Uht timing Skf
WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1953-
things about that mysterious
country, Russia, when did it all
take place?
Has Beria. just now been
kicked out of the party and
government or did all this hap
pen some time ago?
Just before I left Moscow, high
members of the party and gov
ernment on June 27 watched the
premiere of a new opera at the
Bolshoi Theater.
Oddly, very oddly, Beria’s
name was not listed among those
present.
“Do you suppose that it’s al
i>wdy happened?” one Western
diplomat asked me. referring to
what we all expected in the
power struggle—the inevitable
arrest of some one on top.
The cold-eyed Georgian has
been damned by the most ter
rifying phrase of all in the So
viet lexicon—an enemy of the
party and people.
On top of this he has been
branded an international impe
(See GILMORE. Page A-6.)
Rhee Now Reported
Ready to Go Along
On Korean Truce
Talks With Robertson
May End Row if Leader
Doesn't Change Mind
By John M. Hightower
Associated Press Staff Writer
• South Korean President Syng
man Rhee and Assistant Secre
tary of State Walter Robertson
were reported today to have made
substantial progress toward an
agreement under which Mr. Rhee
would go along with an armi
stice ending the Korean war.
Well-informed authorities said
that according to their latest in
formation the conclusion of a
full and final agreement with
President Rhee by Mr. Robert
son could be almost instantly
achieved, if the 78-year-old Ko
rean leader did not again change
his mind.
Some officials said the under
standing amounted to an agree
ment. Others, apprehensive
about the way Mr. Rhee has
vacillated in the past between
co-operating with a truce and
going on with the war. said
, nothing could be counted as con
cluded until signed and sealed.
I Could Assure Reds.
1 Agreement with Mr. Rhee
would permit the United Na
j tions truce delegation to give
firm assurances to the Commu
nist command that armistice
terms would be fully complied
with by South Korea. The Reds
reportedly demanded such a
commitment again last night in
a truce meeting at Panmunjom.
To date Gen. Mark Clark,
United Nations commander, •-■as
! limited his responses on this
point to emphasizing that South
Korea is a sovereign state, but
stating that he will take all
steps possible to make sure truce
terms are carried out.
Mr. Robertson is understood to
have used two main arguments
| in his negotiations to obtain Mr.
■ Rhee’s acceptance of a truce.
j U. S. Would Provide Help.
One is that the United States
1 is prepared to give United States
military and economic aid. a se
j curity treaty and strong political
! tSee HIGHTOWER, Page A-6.)
Young Entrants' Hopes High
On Eve of Soap Box Derby
Fair Skies Due, 1
With 150 Expected
To Vie in Race
Sleep will come hard tonight
for at least 150 boys, whose
thoughts are whirling with the
fanfare and thrills of the Wash
ington Soap Box Derby tomor
row.
A forecast of temperatures in
the mid-80s and sunny skies
Full Intormotion on Soap Box Derby and
Mop of Derby Course. Page A-5
should make for perfect racing
weather.
The race is made possible
through the sponsorsip of The
Evening Star, the Chevrolet deal
ers of Metropolitan Washington
and the District Department of
the American Legion. The Shell
Oil Co. provides inspection stands
and lubricants.
Workers today are grooming
the course, which lies between
Alabama and Branch avenues on
Pennsylvania avenue S.E. *
Longtime Head
Os Police Fired
From All Jobs
By the Associated Press
’ MOSCOW. July 10.—Lavrenti
J P. Beria. longtime head of Rus
sia’s police forces and first depu
; ty to Premier Georgi M. Malen
kov, has been fired from the
Soviet government, expelled from
the Communist Party and turned
over to his nation's highest tri
bunal as a traitor.
The party newspaper Pravda
denounced him today as an agent
! of international imperialism and
an “enemy of the Communist
Party and the Soviet people.”
A party communique said
Malenkov himself outlined the
case against Beria at a recent
meeting of the party Central
Committee, which took away
party membership and office
from the 54-year-old veteran
Red.
A separate communique said
the presidium of the Supreme
Soviet (Parliament) had re
| moved the disgraced Beria from
his posts as First Deputy Premier
of the Soviet Union and Minister
of Internal Affairs.
Three Deputies Left,
“It was decided also by the
presidium that the case on the
criminal actions of L. P. Beria
should be turned over to the
supreme court of the U. S. S. R.,”
the announcement added.
; His downfall left Malenkov
with three deputy premiers:
Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov,
War Minister Nikolai Bulganin,
; and Lazarus M. Kaganovich,
i The party accused Beria of
i “criminal activities designed at
\ subverting the Soviet state in
i the interests of foreign capital
! ism” and of trying to put his
I internal affairs ministry “higher
j than the government and Com
j munist Party of the Soviet
I Union.”
! Pravda said he had planned
secretly to “seize the leadership
of the party and the country”
in order to restore capitalism.
(In Western capitals, non
! Communist observers specu
lated that Beria was the first
I victim of the power struggle
within the Kremlin following
| Stalin’s death, and also that
he possibly was being made
i the scapegoat for the recent
East German uprisings and
other unrest in the Soviet
j satellites).
Kruglov Is Successor.
' The charge that Beria acted
in the interests of foreign im
perialism was viewed here as a
clear reference to the recent riots
in Berlin and the release of North
Korean prisoners of war by South
Korean President Syr.gman Rhee.
The Russian press has charged
that these events were related
parts of a Western plan to pre
vent peace.
The government announced
Sergei N. Kruglov had been
named to head the Ministry of
Internal Affairs. He had headed
the ministry until Stalin’s death,
when it was combined with
Beria's Ministry of State Se
curity and Beria took over.
Pravda called for the party to
"regularly verify the work of all
organizations and institutions
and the activity of all leading
officials.” It added: “It is neces
sary to take under systematic
: and unweakerting control, the
activity of the organs of the
Ministry of Internal Affairs.”
Pravda gave these details of
Beria’s offenses:
He advanced officials in his
ministry on the basis of their
personal loyalty to him.
He “put the brake by every
means possible on decisions of
the most important and urgent
questions in the field of agricul
ture ... in order to undermine
the collective farms and create
i (See BERIA, Page A-6.)
Derby Facts
Race Course: Between
Texas avenue and Carpenter
street on Pennsylvania ave
nue S.E. The course is 875
feet long.
Race Time: First heat at
10 a.m. Championship heat
about 5 p.m.
Drivers: Boys must re
port to starting line by 9 a.m.
Spectators: Admission
free. Refreshment and com
fort stations will be provided.
The starting line is at Texas
avenue, and the finish at Car
penter street. Racing will start
at 10 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m.
Officials expect the largest
field of entrants in the event's
12-year history. More than 225
applications were received, and
a mail survey indicates that
about 160 boys will race.
The winner will receive a four
day free trip to Akron, Ohio,
where he will race on August 9
against 150 boys vying for $15,-
000 in college scholarships,^
—FORTY-SIX PAGES.
■SPStpift (9)
iBF T well ' 6entlemen , \ i c ~J
...... ’
McCarthy Gets Hiring Power;
Democrats May Quit Unit
Subcommittee Decision to Oust Matthews
Before President's Statement Revealed
BULLETIN
A deep-seated rift in Sena
tor McCarthy's Investigating
subcommittee boiled to the
surface today when the sub
committee, on strict party
lines, voted to give the Wis
consin Republican full author
ity in the future to hire and
fire staff members. An after
math of the Matthews case,
the action raised the possibility
that Democratic members
might withdraw from the sub
committee.
The decision to remove J. B.
Matthews as staff director of
Senator McCarthy’s Investiga
tions subcommittee was reached
on Capitol Hill -before President
Eisenhower intervened in the
controversy, it was learned today.
Gen. Eisenhower’s statement,
branding “alien to America” an
attack by Mr. Matthews on
Protestant clergymen was issued
Conferees Set Figure
Os $5.1 Billion in
New Foreign Aid
Agreement Is Midway
Between Amount Asked
By Senate, House Units
, By J. A. O'Leary
House and Senate conferees
reached final agreement today
on a $5.1 billion foreign aid au
thorization for this year. The
figure is midway between the
House and Senate totals.
The House and Senate Appro
priation Committees will have
the last word, however, as to
whether the full amount au
thorized will be made available.
Their decision will come later
this month.
Regardless of how much
money this Congress appropri
ates. the Eisenhower administra
tion expects to spend $6.8 billion
in the next 12 months out of
unexpended balances of nearly
$lO billion from prior years.
Keep Controversial Item.
The controversial House
amendment earmarking about $1
billion of Europe’s military aid
for the six nations that are con
sidering formation of a unified
army was retained, but in a
way that will not prevent the
Government from going Aahead
with contracts out of this money.
The conferees pointed out tjiat
because of the time required to
manufacture military equip
ment, this new money w'ill not
be spent before the end of 1955,
by which time the unified Army
either will have been established
or abandoned.
Meantime, the equipment will
have been procured and will be
available to the treaty nations.
If there is no treaty. Congress,
on recommendation of the Presi
(Gee FOREIGN AID. Page A-6.)
Norway Air Crash
Kills 10 Americans
By the Associated Press
STAVANGER, Norway, July
10.—A United States military
plane and a Norwegian Thunder
jet fighter collided today over
Sola Air Field, just outside Sta
vanger.
A spokesman of the Stavanger
police said 10 Americans were
killed and two persons were re
ported missing.
The Thunderjet and the Amer
ican plane—a DC-3—were just
getting into the landing pattern
over the field when they tangled.
The right wing of the DC-3 was
ripped off by the impact and
spiraled to earth a mile and a
half from the airport. All aboard
were reported killed. £
; at the White House shortly be
fore 6 p.m. yesterday.
But at 2:45 p.m. Mr. Matthews
had told a friend: “I’m getting
out of here—regardless of what
Joe says.” And by 3 p.m.. Sena
tor McCarthy had agreed to ac
cept Mr. Matthews resignation.
Had Offered to Resign.
Mr. Matthews offered to resign
I several days ago. But the Wis
| consin Republican had insisted
he stay on the job. despite pro
tests by a majority of the seven
man subcomittee.
i Senator McCarthy changed his
mind a few hours after publica-
Text of Messoges Between Eisenhower
and Clerical Leaders. Page A-2
Matthews' Letter of Resignation and
McCarthy's Reply. Poge A-2
tion in yesterday's Star of an ex
j tensive inquiry into the career
: and personality of Mr. Matthews,
i whom he has described as a
i “star-spangled American.” The
Star posed the question “who is
■ this man?” and pointed out that
Mr. Matthews, himself a former
Protestant clergyman, had heM
Marxist views in the early 19305,
at which time he had attacked
the clergy as tools of capitalism.
Mr. Matthews’ present com
plaint about the clergy, expressed
in a magazine article, is that
too many of them are tools of
communism.
j It was learned that by the
time Senator McCarthy decided
j to throw in the towel in the Mat
thews case, he had lost the back
ing even of the two subcommittee
members who earlier had been
standing by him Republican
Senators Mundt, of South Da’-
: kota and Dirksen, of Illinois.
Relations Strained.
; The fast-breaking develop
ments which marked Mr. Mat
thews’ departure underscored
1 seemingly strained relations be
tween Gen. Eisenhower and Sen
ator McCarthy, who several
times have seemed on the verge
of head-on collisions,
i Senator McCarthy, for years
the center of controversy in
Washington, was simultaneously
! involved in two other brushes
with the administration. These
came when the Senator:
1. Moved to call before his
subcommittee top officials of the
Central Intelligence Agency, in
cluding Director Allen Dulles,
for some possibly explosive ques
tioning. Senator McCarthy ac
cused Mr. Dulles, a brother of
i Gen. Eisenhower’s Secretary of
State, of refusing to let the Mc
: Carthy subcommittee question a
CIA employe.
2. Aimed sharp criticism at a
new State Department directive
declaring that some Communist
writers’ books may be used in
the United States overseas
libraries. He got a swift reply
indicating the department m
tends to stick to its guns.
Mr. Matthews formally in
; (Continued on Page A-2, Col. 1.)
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Senate Group Votes
; Home Rule Bill for
Elected City Council
Amendment for Elective
Mayor Added to Plan
Approved Unanimously
By Don S. Warren
The Senate District Committee
i today unanimously reported a
I Washington home rule bill pro
viding for an elected city council
and an elected board of educa
tion, both of nine members.
| An amendment by Senator
i Morse, Independent, of Oregon,
was approved, changing the bill
to provide for the election of the
mayor instead of the earlier plan
for the city's chief executive to
be appointed by the President
and confirmed by the Senate.
On this the vote was 5-to-3.
Joining with Senator Morse
! for this change were Republican
; Senators Beall of Maryland and
Payne of Maine and Democratic
Senators Neely of West Virginia
and Mansfield of Montana,
i Voting “No” were Chairman
Case and Republican Senator
Barrett of Wyoming and Demo
cratic Senator Gore of Ten
nessee.
; The action was taken although
some members suggested that
this change might handicap the
chances of enactment of the
bill.
Nye's Firm to Survey
U. S. Microfilming
General Services Administra
tion announced today it has
made a $37,900 contract with
| Records Engineering, Inc., head
.ed by former Senator Gerald P.
Nve of North Dakota, for a sur
| vey of records microfilming.
The survey will be Govern
ment-wide and is expected to be
completed by the end of this
year.
j Edmund F. Mansur, admin
istrator of General Services,
said:
“We are concerned particular
ly with eliminating waste from
| the use of microfilming Federal
records. But equally important
is our desire to see microfilms
used to their best advantage in
records management by reducing
I space and by assuring well-pre
served copies of vital records.”
Normal Government expendi
ture for microfilming is estimat
ed at $3 million a year. But
duplication of records for safe
storage beyond areas judged to
Ibe targets for enemy attack is
estimated to have pushed the
expenditure to as much as $7
million. This microfilming of
records for security reasons had
a big impetus when the Korean
war started.
Today:
Boating and Fishing News
in the District Area
Page A-20
New York Markets, Pages A-22-23
Hogan Clinches
British Open,
Breaks Record
Last-Round 68 Puts
American Ace Well
I Ahead of All Rivals
BULLETIN
! CARNOUSTIE, Scotland f/P).
--Ben Hogan, golf's living leg
end. won the British Open
championship on his first try
today, shooting a record 68 on
the last round for a 72-hole
score of 282. He had rounds
of 73-71-70-68. His total was
: the second lowest m the tour
ney’s history.
(Third-Round Story on Page
A-16.)
By the Assoeioted Press
CARNOUSTIE. Scotland, July
10. The British Open golf
championship appeared to be
building up to a tremendous cli
max late this afternoon, with
Fi ank Stranahan, am
ateur, and Dai Rees of Wales al
ready finished with 2865. and Ben
Hogan, United States Open title
: holder, needing only a 1-over par
37 on the last nine holes for 285.
i Unbothered by a gallery run-
S ning into the thousands, the grim
| Texan, playing in his first Brit
: ish tournament, fired a two
' under-par 34 on the front nine at
Carnoustie. Par for the incoming
I nine is 36.
i Hogan started his final round
tied with Roberto de Vicenzo of
Argentina with 214 scores. The
Texan had shot a 35-’’s—7o on
this morning's third round to
1 catch the South American, who
began the day a stroke ahead.
Stranahan Brilliant.
But De Vicenzo faltered ou the
first nine of the final round and
I the 38 there gave him a finishing
round of 73 and a total of 287,
,one behind Rees and Stranahan.
Some of the most sensational
goif of the day w'a„ played by
Stranahan. sor, of a Toledo
! (Ohio) millionaire and former
holder of the British Amateur
: title. Not only did Stranahan
close with a* record-equalling §9,
but hi. covered the last nine in
32, four under the unofficial par.
On the 18th hole the Ohio ama
teur holed a 40-foot putt for
an eagle 3. (he second of the
day for him on that par-5 hole.
Rees, veteran member of the
British Ryder Cup team, missed
a glorious opportunity on the
last hole. Only 4 feet, from the
pin, the Welshman needed only
to sink the putt to take the lead
from Stranahan with 285. But
he missed it and took a 71 for
a tying 286.
Cerda Still Has C'hanre.
Besides Hogan there was one
other golfer who '■till had a good
chance to win. That wa'- an
otlier Argentinean, Antonio
Cerda, who equaled Stranahan's
69 on his third round and shot
a one-under-par 35 for the first
nine this afternoon. This gave
him a total of 250 and only par
goif was needed to tie Stranahan
and Rees.
Gallery Grows Steadily.
Hogan, followed at the start
by a gallery of 6.000, which grew
at every hole, birdied the fifth
; and sixth holes and paired the
i other seven. Altogether, more
than 20,000 were on the course.
On the 388-yard fifth, Hogan
sank a chip shot from 35 feet out
for a 3 to the cheers of the spec
tators.* On the 567-yard par ft
sixth he walloped a 300-yard
drive down the middle and sent
his approach shot within 80 yards
of the pin. He chipped 3 feet
from the cup and sank the putt
for his 4.
Stranahan, runnerup in the
I 1947 British Open to Fred Daly
of Ireland, played a series of
wonderful approach shots
through the last nine holes. At
the 10th he put a four-iron shot
10 feet from the flag. At the
! 12th he smacked a No. 3 wood to
within 30 feet of the hole. Both
times to took two putts.
At the 15th Stranahar.’s sec
ond shot was 30 feet from the
flag and he sank a tricky curling
putt for a birdie.
* At the 18th Stranahan s sec
ond shot was 40 feet from the
flag. That’s where he holed hi 3
terrific putt.
Hogan began the afternoon
round with a par 4 on the 406-
yard first hcle. He had a drive
(See BRITISH OPEN, A-12.)
Where and When Are
What Fish Biting?
BILL LEETCH KNOWS—The Stor j
fishing expert does everything but
boit the hook ond throw in the line
for you. Best spots for whof kind of
fish, the tide tables ond helpful hint*
ore in his column on page A-20.
DECORATIVE HANKIES—The sim
| pie and useful' handkerchief can work
decoratee wonders with summer cos
tumes. How it is done is told by
! Marian Rahl on page B-4.
Guide for Readers
Amusements A-14'Lost, Found A-3
Classified ..B-9-18 Obituary A-12
Comics B-20-21 Rodio-TV B-19
Editorial A-10 Sports A-16-20
Edit’l Articles A-11 Womon's
Financial .A-22-23. -3-6

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