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THE EVENING STAR Washington D C. TrCHDAT. MARCH *•. IMA Liquor Dealers Seek To Keep Licenses In Redevelopment A delegation representing 20 class A liquor license holders who stand to be evicted during the redevelopment of Southwest Washington today urged the District Commissioners to amend existing regulations so they could retain their licenses until they can relocate their businesses. Hilliard Schulberg. executive director of the Washington Re tail Liquor Dealers Association, ] served as spokesman. Their eviction is threatened by rede velopment plans. Mr. Schulberg urged that an existing Alcoholic Beverage Con trol Act regulation be changed to permit the ABC board to hold the affected dealers li censes for whatever period the dealers would need to find new | premises that would bear board approval. The official said that the 20 licensees represent a total busi-. ness value of about $1 million. "These dealers are good, law abiding citizens who have built up their trade over the years and in fairness and equity something, should be done to protect them,” | he declared. Mrs. Franklin G. Sartwell. who said she spoke for the Milton 8. Kronheim wholesale liquor interests as well as for the Southwest Citizens’ Association, urged adoption of Mr. Schul- ] berg’s recommended amendment.; The commissioners took the proposal under study. GERMAN Continued From First Page with the Bonn government represented. Earlier, Mr. Dulles told Sen ator Wiley, Republican, of Wis consin, that the talk of a Big Four meeting is not likely to de-; lay formation of German di visions under the pending trea ties. He said the United States De fense Department already has stockpiled defense weapons for the new German manpower, but that it may take a year or two to recruit and train the troops. Retain Negotiating Rights Some Senators wanted to know whether Western Germany, once it regains sovereignty, could negotiate with Russia to unite j Germany, assuming that the present Bonn government should be replaced by one with different objectives. Mr. Dulles assured the com- J mittee that the United States,: France and Great Britain have retained the right to take part in any negotiations Western Germany might inaugurate looking to unification of Ger many. The Secretary said the Bonn government wanted the West- : ern Powers to retain that right because they realize the Soviet government will be on the side of East Germany in any nego tiations. As he left the hearing room, Secretary Dulles was asked by reporters if he was thinking of a meeting of foreign ministers or heads of state when he made his time estimate. The Secre tary replied that any kind of a meeting would require months to arrange. Must Approve Austrian Pact Senator Barkley, Democrat, of Kentucky brought out by ques tions that, although Moscow has invited Austrian Premier Raab to discuss a peace treaty, the Soviet Union could not work out an agreement with Austria with out the consent of the other occupying powers. Senator Bark ley said there has been a sus picion that Russia may be trying to wean Austria over to her side. As the hearings began, Chair man George and other Demo cratic leaders were driving for speedy Senate action, probably by Saturday. The big hurdle was cleared when France ratified last Satur day. After the United States Senate approves, action will be required only by Belgium, Den mark. Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Mr. Dulles testified that for eight years the United States has sought in vain to obtain a Ger- j man peace treaty and to reunite Eastern and Western Germany.! Repeated conferences with the Boviet Union have failed. Sees Soviet Checkmated “These conferences have come to naught because the Soviet Union has used them as occa sions to maneuver against unity in the non-Communist part of Europe.” said MiT Dulles. "Once, however, that unity is an irreversible reality, then con ferences could be held with greater hope. The Soviet Union I no longer will have the possibility gai^wiaws/@®?(s®/^F!raiaß)ajsja^js^jsjs^ja)^jtajpj(aiaapiio(S)a)aiaJs[| I LUXURIOUS ITALIAN GABARDINE 1 JEEI Our new, imported superfine 1 ij /BjilltS gabardines have that silkiness I I Srliaßd® and shape-holding quality found | | S .ißijH only in the very finest. Meticu- | ft louslv tailored for us by SOUTH- | 1 11 IVI WICK with overlap seams. In | 1 handsome shades of olive, light | grey-green and natural. S9O. | Southwick TROPICAL SUITS from $65.00 "SUPERFLEX" „ , . No rtces* vaddtvo or ran- EZCLUSIVC With ~ H ras stiffening lasi/ lines S MurA-AiW |f|i Exclusive Agent for Southwick Suits jg 822 Fifteenth St. N.W. NA. 8-3358, NA. 8-4574 1 FREE CUSTOMER PARKING—GARAGE—I4I9 EYE ST. N.W. | ■P ***** —Star Staff Photo. EARLIER DRESS STYLES SEEN IN EXHIBIT—Gowns worn by seven wives of our Presidents were modeled last night at an exhibit heralding a WMAL-TV program on “Churches of the Presidents.” The Rev. Harold Bend Sedgwick, rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church, where Franklin Delano Roosevelt worshiped, admires two hostesses wearing exact copies of earlier dresses. Miss Hattie Searight (left) is dressed as Martha Washington and Mrs. Richard A. Velz as Grace Coolidge. Exhibit Introduces TV Series On 'Churches of Presidents' BY CASPAR NANNES Glorious days for District area churches attended by our Pres idents are recalled for current inspiration by an exhibit now on display in the Commerce De partment; Fourteenth street en trance. Adding movement, voice and color to the inanimate priceless objects in showcases and on dis play boards were seven attrac tives hostesses, dressed in the costumes of seven different fash ion eras. The costumes ranged from our I Nation’s early days when Mar tha Washington reigned as the country’s first First Lady to the 1920 s when Grace Coolidge charmed all callers to the White House. 'The widely different styled dresses became part of the ac tive scene rather than museum pieces as the hostesses circulated | among the throng. The first astonishment of visitors to the historical costumes soon was re placed by a casual acceptance of the long trains, elaborate! brocades and other dated styles. Lincoln Times Represented Gowns of Presidents’ wives between Washington and Cooi ldge worn at the show’s opening last night were those of Louisa D. Adams, Angelica Van Buren, Jane Findlay (hostess for Wil liam Harrison), Harriet Lane (hostess for James Buchanan)/ and Mary Todd Lincoln. The exhibit, which closes to morrow, was opened last night, when Mrs. Earl Warren, wife of ihe Chief Justice of the United States cut a ribbon leading to the foyer. Among those watching : were Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, widow of the First World War President. The showing heralds a televi sion series, “Churches of the Presidents,” to be presented on Station WMAL-TV starting Sat urday. Fifteen churches attend ed by the Presidents eventually j will be televised, though at pres- i ent only five have been cheduled for the 4:30 p.m. showings. They are New York Avenue Presby terian Church, Saturday; St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafay ette Square, April 16; Foundry Methodist Church, May 7; Christ Episcopal Church, Alex of perverting these conferences into maneuvers against Western European unity. It may. per haps, at long last be possible to get down to the actual business of unifying Germany. “Furthermore, the arrange ments for armaments control (in these treaties) set a pattern which might be adapted for wider use in Europe, if the Soviet rulers have a genuine desire to regulate and control armaments. They talk often and loudly about limitation of armament, but in fact, they have never made any practical proposals. andria, Va., May 21, and Na tional Presbyterian Church, June 4. One display board had the pictures of 28 Presidents, with photographs of the 15 churches they attended. The theme of the exhibit and the forthcoming television series, “Churches of the Presidents,” was set beside the pictures. Some Large Portraits Several large portraits of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington. Abraham Lincoln. Franklin Delano Roose velt and several others in gold frames brought additional color to the display. Four glass cases held gold communion cups, old Bibles and other documents, aged certifi cates of membership in the church or its societies, gold vases and similar treasures. One case has an affidavit signed by Sidney I. Lauck in February. 1928. stating Abraham Lincoln planned to join New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. Hostesses modeling the gowns were Miss Hattie Searight, Chevy Chase, Md. (Martha Washing ton): Mrs. Louis D. Butler, Falls Church, Va. (Louisa D. Adams); Mrs. Harold G. McNeese, Falls Church (Angelica Van Buren); Mrs. Robert W. Wiley, Arlington, Va. (Jane Findlay): Mrs. Randle B. Truett, Arlington (Harriet Lane); Mrs. David Gillespie, 3701 Massachusetts avenue N.W. (Mary Todd Lincoln), and Mrs. Richard A. Velz, 3700 Massa chusetts avenue N.W. (Grace Coolidge). Republican Club Lets Morse Keep Plaque BUFFALO. N. Y.. Mar. 29 (TP). —Senator Morse, Democrat, of Oregon can keep that plaque the Young Men's Republican Club of Erie County gave him a while back. 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LAWRENCE SEAWAY AREA President Discounts War Peril, Doubts Early Chinese Attack Continued From First Page 1 week or month when an attack * would take place. 1 He added that the fact that < the Chinese Reds have been 1 building up their military po- < tential in the Quemoy-Matsu 1 area does not justify any specific < prediction as to when an attack 1 might come. He emphasized ’ that he believes “we should be * alert to the potentials." however. 1 It was also learned that the ' administration feels all signs point to a Big Four conference i of the United States, Russia, i ( France and Great Britain. Time, I place and form are unsettled, j 1 but any meeting of the President and other chiefs of state prob- j ably would be preceded by a . meeting of Foreign Ministers. , The administration is aware ] that the Red Chinese have con- j centrated troops opposite Matsu. - But, its opinion is that without: | the necessary air coverage the; Communists will have no chance of landing in force on either Matsu or Quemoy. | No effort is being made to dc- i emphasize a serious situation in Formosa Straits, or to assert j that the danger of an attack does j not exist. But the administra- , tion appears convinced that an , attack would not succeed and i therefore will not be attempted Only One Road Available Another reason advanced is that there is only one road avail- j able to bring supplies to the coast. Furthermore, the terrain is narrow' and does not offer; sites for large airfields. The Joint Chiefs of Staff do not hold the opinion that the predicted attack on Matsu and Quemoy will be made soon. Also, the date set in the prediction; for a major attack on Matsu is approximately the date in which j the Communist Chinese are ex pected to go into the Asia-Africa Conference. It is %iot believed the Reds desire to go into that conference while waging an at tack on Matsu. U. S. Intervention Uncertain Mr. Eisenhower has not said | whether the United States will intervene with armed forces if the Reds attack Matsu and Quemoy islands. However, he has been given authority by a resolution of Congress to use the armed forces to defend For- , mosa against Communist attack. This authority includes the use : of American forces to help re- j pei any Red assault on the Pes- j cadores and on related terri-1 tories, which has been held to include Matsu and Quemoy. j The President has been pressed ; to say definitely what he intends \ to do should an attack be made j on Matsu and Quemoy. He has ,< declined, however. This leaves ;; him in a flexible position. The one thing that stands out is the fact that should Formosa j; be invaded it will bring this . country immediately into the , conflict. This is provided for in the treaty with the Chinese I Nationalist government on For- | mosa. Questions on Key Issues Here are some questions on key issues facing the administration with answers from an authorita- : tive source: ] Q. What are the odds on a Big j ( Four conference? A. All the signs point toward one—when and where is a ques- : tion. What form it may take is < another question still unsettled Q. After Teheran, Potsdam i and Yalta, does the Eisenhower , ’ administration see any possibili- j ties in another top-level confer ence? A. Yes, with conditions. This means finding out first some evi dences of good faith. The state ment by Premier Bulganin indi cated some difference in tone. If the Foreign Ministers in a pre liminary meeting could clear the ground, that would help. Top Session Still Possible Q. If the Foreign Ministers could not clear up all points I could there still be a meeting at the top? A. It would depend upon the j questions left unsettled. Since the death of Stalin there have Dress Up for Easter! Men's Famous Arrow WHITE SHIRTS, 3.95 up 15 style* to rhnosr. AKROU niro soort shirt In your exact sleeve length and nock site. #5.95. FIVE COLORS FREDERICK'S MEN’S WEAR STORES Mas H St. N.W ~01 H St. N.F.. been upheavals in the Soviet government. While Malenkov was Premier, it seemed that Mos cow would like nothing better than a meeting with the Presi dent of the United States and Prime Minister Churchill. It didn't happen and it may have j made a difference. Nobody in the United States Government ever referred to Malenkov as the j leader of the Soviets. That omission was intentional. Q. Are we going to have a war April 15? It’s reported that on about that date the mili tary expect an attack on the Matsu islands. A. That prediction doesn't re flect the views of the Eisenhower administration. Nobody can say what the Chinese Reds might do. But our information is that they lack air bases and supplies. There’s no evidence of a sufficient buildup at this time. President Must Decide Q. What is the possibility of a general war starting in the For mosa Straits? A That is a question for Pres ident Eisenhower. He makes the decision, under congressional au thority, on what constitutes an attack on Formosa. Q. And if the Red Chinese at tack Matsu or Quemoy? A. The decision on United States action probably will come before the actual attack. It hasn’t been made yet. The answer on Matsu and Quemoy depends lagrely on whether or not the attack is directed at Formosa. Q. What do our diplomatic representatives in the Pacific report? A. They don't believe Red China wants to go into the Asia- African Conference at Bandung in mid-April while attacking the United States in the Formosa area. Q. Can Matsu and Quemoy be taken by the Peiping Reds? A. It would require a major attack. We don't think it would succeed. Reds Can Be Halted Q. Does that mean the Red threat can be turned aside, as of now? A. Yes. We don’t think those islarfids will fall to the Reds— even without our intervention. Q. What about the report from military sources that mid-April is a sort of D-day for war in the Pacific? A. That gives a completely er roneous impression. The admin istration doesn’t think we’ll be in a war in mid-April, or later. It’s just not so. * Q. If Matsu is attacked, along with an air attack that includes Formosa, what would the United States do? A. If the attack is directed at Foimosa. the United States would reply. We’re committed by our treaty. Cordell Hull Remains In Critical Condition By the Associated Press The condition of Cordell Hull, former Secretary of State hos pitalized by a stroke, was report ed as still critical, but “essen tially unchanged” early today. A spokesman at Bethesda Nav al Hospital said yesterday the 83-year-old Mr. Hull had shown “slight but sustained improve ment." OMAMOSI 1 to’RENT J Low If you buy later, all money paid for rental and delivery will be deducted from the purchase price. (Max. deduc tion 6 mos.) Your choice of spinets and consoles of excel lent makes. « I* hour REpublic 7-6212 or King 8-8686 KITT r S 1330 G Street N.W. 2621 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alex. '45 Italian Captain I Finally Learns Why He Got U.S. Award An Italian Army captain who i won the American Bronze Star in 1945. now nearly 10 years later—knows why. Capt. Angiolo Salvidio was ; awarded the medal in October, 1945, but no citation accompa nied it. He was never really cer tain what it was for. ( This week Dr. Salvidio, who : was an aide to Admiral Robert B. 1 Carney in 1951-52 when the Chief of Naval Operations was : NATO commander in Southern Europe, visited his old boss at the Pentagon. He asked whether 1 he might be able to obtain the citation. Admiral Carney came through. Dr. Salvidio, who now is an 1 Italian Foreign Ministry official, 1 finally knows that the medal was for “meritorious achievement in 1 connection with military opera- : tions against an enemy of the 1 United States” while serving with : American forces in Austria, 1944-45. Niagara's Ice Jam May Bow to Weather NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y„ Mar ; 29 (A s ). —Nature took over today 1 i where man’s best efforts had j failed. The Niagara River’s j ! mighty ice jam was left to he elements And there was a good : chance that the elements would respond quickly to the challenge.; The weather outlook was fa vorable for the first time since the jam began a week ago when ice from Lake Erie plunged down : over the falls. In addition, several expanses of open water were reported in the 12-mile stretch of the lower j Niagara between the falls and Lake Ontario. Breaks were seen ! in the final six miles where 40; and 50-foot mountains of ice I had done their greatest damage, j Demolition experts touched off j 925 pounds of dynamite yester day in the face of the jam at the river’s mouth. Two floes of slush | ice broke away, but the main [ iam refused to budge. Army en gineers, who agreed to the dyna- I mite attack only with misgiv ings, gave it us as a hopeless job. Dr. Butcher Urges Boards To Speed Desegregation PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 29 (A>). —Dr. Margaret Just Butcher, professor of English at Howard University, says school boards are “morally obligated" to take the initiative in desegregating public schools. Dr. Butcher, who also is a member of the Board of Educa tion in Washington and educa tional consultant to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, addressed a meeting yesterday of the Phila delphia branches of the NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union. She said now is the time for community school boards to ex hibit forthright action in decid ing positive policies for a time table to abolish segregation. Any contrary steps taken by the Nation’s school boards, she said, would be “immoral and psychologically unsound.” Try free tube. If jffiSK j ?///// not completely § mm satisfied in every ■ s|m way, simply return \ ,§Pjg economy size to j Lambert Pharmacol * s'J' Company and get ~'^v DOUBLE YOUR ° N " A MONEY BACK! ANTIZYME TOOTH PASTE STOPS THE MAJOR CAUSE OF TOOTH DECAY EVERY MIHUTE OF EVERY DAY, . in 9 cut of every JO rases tested. .*Sr PEOPLES DRUG STORES Baltimore to Use Radar To Time Stoplights BALTIMORE, Mar. 29 (JP). — Henry A. Barnes, Baltimore’s traffic jam battler, decided yes terday to use radar to time stop lights. The city ordered 25 of the gadgets from a firm which makes them at Norwalk, Conn. He hopes to get about 540 more. The radar gadgets look like cans 18 inches high and 14 inches across. They are hung on light poles near an intersection They count cars on the inter secting streets and then adjust the time of the traffic light at the corner to give the most green time to the busiest street. Counting cars and adjusting the lights in accordance is noth ing new, but heretofore the! counting was done by treadles buried in the streets. Mr. Barnes estimates the aver age cost of treadles installed is S9OO an intersection. The radar counters cost about $550 a set, installed. Cave-in Kills Two WILMINGTON, Del.. Mar. 29 UP). —A 20-foot-deep trench be ing dug for a sew’er caved in yes terday and killed two workmen. Irving Brisco, 32. of Townsend, and William Johnson, 40, of Wilmington. Other workers dug frantically to free the men, but both were dead when recovered. AiMS'"Queen jiary" - glefiT'9> Cf*<L ' „ t j o(’ /wt SuMikUirfifll I Twl UfiKtst-jA d.e&fe-ch&i /ktyCto Jyzs (Vittel iklfe n&ople. TfceSt ? | Avid Mail Reader In Wee Hours Flees At Police Interest The sight of a man reading a letter in his car at 1:30 in the morning might not arouse sus picion, but one going through an entire mailbag full would. Pvt. Charles R. Gaeta of the third precinct ran across such an omnivorous reader on his beat at Twenty-second aild P streets N.W. this morning. Approaching stealthily to the car, the policeman saw the seat was littered w'ith mail. But the occupant also saw the policeman, and in a trice was speeding away. Pvt. Gaeta got the car’s license number. It was traced to an em ploye of the National Airport, but was assigned to another car alto gether. Police so far have not found the employe for question ing. Silver Spring Boy, 7, Scalded by Coffee A 7-year-old Silver Spring boy today was scalded on his left hip and arm when hot coffee spilled on him. Montgomery County police reported. The boy, Michael Cook of 8517 Melford avenue, was taken to Suburban Hospital in Bethesda by his father, Richard K. Cook. He was treated and released.