12 Aralık 1949 Tarihli Evening Star Gazetesi Sayfa 1

12 Aralık 1949 tarihli Evening Star Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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Weather Forecast Cloudy with a few showers today, high near 60. Mostly cloudy tonight with low about 48. Tomorrow partly cloudy and colder. <Full report on Page A-2.) Midnight-*40 6 a.m. 1-44 11 a.m.-.50 2 a.m. -.41 8 a.m_46 Noon _-52 4 a.m_42 10 a.m. _.48 1 p.m.-.52 Late New York Markets, Poge A-21. Guide for Readers run Amusements --B-16 Classified .-B-17-21 Comics _B-22-23 Editorial-A-12 Edit’l Artlcles_-A-13 Finance _A-21 rage Lost and Found-A-S Obituary-A-14 Radio -B-23 Sports -A-17-19 Women's Section-B-3-6 An Associated Press Newspaper 97th Year. No. 341. phone ST. 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1949—FORTY-SIX PAGES. City Home Delivery. Daily and Sunday. Si.20 a Month: when 6 Sundays, $1.30. Night Final Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month. 5 CENTS Court Points Up Non-Resident Tax Exemption Owner of D. C. Hotel Who Doesn't Run It Freed of Business Levy The United States Court of Ap- j peals today raised judicial eye brows over the fact the District does not tax the income earned by non-residents from sources within the city. Its comment came in a ruling on the first case to reach the ap pellate body involving the unin corporated business levy which was part of the District income : tax of 1947. Lawyers on both sides admit ted this was a test case. “It is striking,” commented Judge E. Barrett Prettyman, “that this act does not levy a tax upon non-resident individuals generally ‘ upon income from sources within the District, as the Federal in-! come tax law and the laws of many States do in respect to non residents within their respective i jurisdictions.” Refund Claims Expected. The case involved Roy H. Pick ford. non-resident owner of the Lafayette Hotel here. A resident of Coronado, Calif., he sought to, avoid payment of a 5 per centi unincorporated business income levy on a $36,000 rental he re-1 ceived for the hotel. The appellate ruling was in hisi favor and freed him of liability, j District tax officials refused to speculate on the effect of the de cision on anticipated revenues under the act. Charles A. Beard,1 jr., administrator of the income! and franchise (unincorporated business) tax division in the as sessor's office, expected numerous claims for refunds would be filed in similar cases. Each would have to be re-examined in the light of the court decision, he said. Judge Prettyman ruled, in effect that receiving rents as non-resi- j dent lessor of a business to a lessee was not "carrying on” or “doing business” here within the: meaning of the tax act. Passive Connection With Business. As the law now stands. Judge Prettyman said “the scheme of the statute seems to be that non residents be taxed only upon in come of a ‘business' ”. Frederic N. Tower*, attorney for Mr. Pickford, argued that the mere leasing of a business to an operating body does not consti tute the “carrying on” of a busi ness. The District claimed that because the owner received rental from the corporation to which he leased the Lafayette, he was re quired to pay a business tax on that rental. Mr. Towers asserted that any rentals wrhich his client got under his lease to the actual operators of the hotel was tax free since the District law requires taxes of only those actually “doing bus iness” here. Judge Prettyman supported this view after noting Mr. Pickford's passive connection with the oper ation of the Lafayette. “It seems clear for present purposes that activity, or a lack of it. which is not ‘doing business' is not a ‘busi ness’.” Attorney-Towers pointed out to day that Mr. Pickford also owns an apartment house in the Dis trict. But since the owner has an active part in the actual operation of that apartment house he has (See TAXTcaSE. Page A-4.) Body of Man Found In Car in Arlington The body of a man, about 43 years old, was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car on North Sixteenth street between Fort Myer drive and Arlington Ridge road shortly before noon today. He was tentatively identi fied as Charles Herman De Haan of Falls Church. Arlington Motorcycle Policeman Elmer L. Redmond, who found the body, said the face was “black, blue and swollen,” but there were no indications of violence. First reports said the man’s face was smeared with lipstick, but discoloration could have been a natural result of death, police said. Policeman Redmond said he saw the car pai'ked on the short out off road which parallels Lee boule vard outside of Rosslyn. The body, with the cause of death still undetermined, was taken to the Arlington hospital where an autopsy was to be per formed. The car, police said, was a 1936 Chrysler four-door sedan bearing Virginia license plates. Rail Switch Traps Man, Train Cuts Off Thumb By the Associated Press LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12.— George Masnager, 67, was sitting on tracks of the Santa Fe Rail way when he heard a train coming. As he started to rise yesterday, an electric switch snapped closed, catching his thumb. As the train came on, Mr. Mas nager crouched beside the track. He was held fast. The wheels of the train clipped off his right thumb, freeing him. Government Rests Perjury Case Against Hiss; Motions Argued Mrs. Massing Vague on Marriage to Eisler As Defense Attacks Story of Red Spy Ring By Newbold Noyes, Jr. Star Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, Dec. 12. —The Government rested its case early this afternoon in the second Alger Hiss perjury trial. As the 35th and last prosecution witness left the stand at 12:25 p.m., Thomas F. Murphy, Assist ant United States Attorney, an nounced: "That's the Govern ment's case, your honor.” The last witness against Mr. Hiss was Frederick E. Webb, an FBI technical expert. Federal Judge Henry W. God dard immediately excused the jury of eight women and four men. while defense counsel pre sented routine motions for dis missal of the indictment against Mr. Hiss and for a judgment of acquittal. The argument for these motions was made by Robert Von Mehren, an assistant defense lawyer. The defense was expected to j open its case later today, after the motions have been disposed of. The trial began November 17, and 15 trial days have been con sumed in the presentation of the prosecution's side of the story. Mr. Hiss’ first trial ended with a hung jury last July 8. Earlier, under defense cross-ex amination, Hede Massing s love life became an issue in the trial. Mrs. Massing says she is a for mer wife of Gerhard Eisler, the Communist leader who recently jumped bail in this country and fled to his native Germany. The blond Viennese-born wit ness became a key figure in the trial Friday when she joined Whittaker Chambers, an admitted ex-Communist agent, in linking Mr. Hiss with the prewar Commu nist underground in Washington. Armed with statements made by Mrs. Massing when she was naturalized in 1926. and when her (See HISS, Page A-4.) I 12 Killed, Many Hurt | As Tornadoes Sweep Over Four Slates Property Damage High; Nation's Weather Woes Heightened by Blizzard ly the Associated Press Tornadoes, a blizzard and light ning killed at least 12 persons In various parts of the Nation over the Week end. The known deaths from other causes indirectly attributed to the weather mounted to 34. Property damage from the tornadoes which lashed North Central Arkansas. Oklahoma. Mis souri and Illinois was high. Ar kansas alone estimated its dam age might reach $100,000. The raging blizzard which swept a large portion of the West blew itself out yesterday. All the tornado dead are in Arkansas and Missouri. The twist ers hammered six Arkansas com munities yesterday, killed four persons and Injured nine. Many escaped the fury by taking shelter in storm cellars. The communi ties hit were Clinton, Beedee, Vel vet Ridge, Cross Roads, Provi dence and Bradford. Two were killed at Cross Roads, one at Providence. Six Killed Near Poplar Bluff. Near Poplar Bluff, in South eastern Missouri, six persons were killed and 15 injured by a tornado which cut through 10 miles of farm area. Telephone lines were knocked down and some streets flooded in Poplar Bluff by a heavy rain which followed the twister. Four of the fatalities were in one family. Tom Sparkman. 47, ind his three daughters died in the wreckage of their home. Mrs. Sparkman. 47, was injured. The daughters were Alice Lee, 15; Ver nia, 13, and Vera, 8. The Sparkmans had a party, celebrating Mrs. Sparkman’s 47th birthday anniversary shortly be fore their home was demolished. The guests had already left when the tornado struck. The other victims were Andy Freeman, 55, and his wife, Rattle, 54. The wreckage of their home was scattered over a wide area. Buildings Unroofed. Some farm buildings were un roofed in Madison County, in Southern Illinois, by another twister, but no one was injured. In Muskogee, Okla., a three-car <See TORNADOES. Page A-3.)" Malay Red Insurgents Kill 16 British Police By th« Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya, Dec. 12.—Red insurgents killed 16 Brit ish security police today in a raid near Jelubu Negri, Sembilan state in Southwest Malaya, eyewitnesses said. Four other policemen were wounded and four escaped, the report said. Witnesses said the insurgents burned three trucks in which the security squad was traveling, hurling wounded men into the flames. _ Atomic Partnership Program Outlined By U. S. and Britain Proposals for New Pact To Be Submitted Next to Congressional Leaders BULLETIN The House Committee on Un American Activities decided to day to recall Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves, retired, and former Maj. j George Racey Jordan for more questioning on wartime atomic leaks to Russia. They will be i asked to attend a committee hearing Monday. -- By tho Associated Press The United States, Britain and Canada have virtually completed the broad outlines for a new part nership in the development of automic energy and atomic bombs. The next move will be for the State Department to take up the proposals with congressional leaders. I The proposed plan—which will apparently come to nothing unless Congress is prepared in some way to authorize it—reportedly would provide for continued concentra-! tion of atomic weapons manufac ture in this country. It is said toi contemplate that British and Ca nadian scientists would partici pate. Discussion of the three powers’! roles moved to the foreground, at least temporarily, with the lull in the congressional atomic investi gation. That inquiry deals with how the Russians were able to get atomic materials from the United States during the war. Congres sional probers said over the week end they have asked for wartime records of the Chemical Warfare Service as a possible clue. Britain to Drop Bomb Plan. Under the projected American British - Canadian partnership, Britain would abandon its plans for making A-bombs, as in fact it appears to have done already. Thus would end the threat of a future British claim to a larger share of the Belgian Congo ura nium—the greater part of which now comes to the United States. Responsible authorities ' say there would be several advantages to this arrangement. First, it would assure the Western world a maximum of output of atomic bombs of the kind the United States is able to make in the shortest possible time. Second, it would prevent dispersion of effort as between this country and Britain. Third, it would mean the continued development of atomic plants, including weapons factories, in places remote from any possible European war area. Britain and Canada, for their (See ATOMIC, Page~A-4?) Ship Afire in Atlantic BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 12 <JP).— The 1,230-ton cargo ship Oeste is afire in the South Atlantic and her 28 crewmen are fighting the blaze below decks, maritime au thorities announced today. The ship radioed she would try to make Mar Del Plata, Argentina. U. S. Cancels Tax Exemption I For Armstrong School Fund By the Auociated Brut The Government has canceled tax exemption privileges of the educational foundation set up by George W. Armstrong, South western millionaire. Mr. Armstrong recently made headlines by offering income from his oil lands—variously estimated as being worth $5,000,000 to $50, 000,000—to a Mississippi school upon condition that it teach "white supremacy" and bar students of “African or asiatic origin.” Jefferson Military College of near Natchez, Miss., to which the offer was made, declined to accept the conditions. Mr. Armstrong withdrew the offer. The Internal Revenue Bureau said today Mr. Armstrong has been notified by letter that the exemption granted the foundation when it was set up about three years ago has been revoked be cause the foundation fails to qual ify for exemption under the law. The bureau did not elaborate in the letter or to reporters. The law provides that qualifying institutions must be devoted ex clusively to religious, educational and charitable purposes and that “no substantial part” of activities of an exemption-seeking organiza tion may consist of “carrying on propaganda or attempting to in fluence legislation.” Mr. Armstrong, 84, is a former Texas county judge who built a fortune in banking, the gas busi ness, cotton exports; flour mills, ranching and planting. His offer to Jefferson Military College required among other things that the school teach “through every medium possible • * * Christianity and the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon and Latin-American races. _ Leaders, Public Mourn Death of C. K. Berryman President Truman Joins in Tribute to * Star's Cartoonist National leaders whom he gently lampooned and the public he served for more than half a cen tury were saddened today by the death of Clifford K, Berryman, 80. editorial cartoonist of The Evening Star. The artist whose robust good humor had attracted thousands of followers down the years passed away peacefully at 11 a.m. yester day at his home. 2114 Bancroft place N.W. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Washington Heights Presbyterian Church, 1862 Kalorama road N.W.,' which Mr. Berryman helped build and which he attended with the same faithfulness with which he drew his cartoons. The Rev. Robert E. Sherrill,' pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. President Eulogizes Him. One of the first to extend his sympathy to Mrs. Berryman was President Truman, who sent this telegram: ‘‘A superb artist whose talent had been a national asset for more than half a century is lost to his far-flung public in the death of your devoted husband. He was a valued friend and I hasten to assure you that I share the sorrow which has been laid so heavily on you. To you and to all who mourn with you. I offer this assurance of heartfelt sympathy.** Dean of his profession in this country and friend of Presidents since the turn of the century, Mr. Berryman was awarded the Pulit zer Prize for his cartoon in August, 1943. on war manpower mobili zation entitled "But Where Is the Boat Going?" Used Bear as Symbol. He also won fame as creator of the ‘ teddy bear," an evolution of the little animal which became a cartoon symbol after he first used it in connection with President Theodore Roosevelt.

Mr. Berryman, whose vigor was a source of constant amazement to younger colleagues, had been ill since November 17. On that day he was reporting to his draw ing board as usual when he col lapsed at the entrance to The Star Building. On the day he collapsed one or his cartoons in the best Berryman style appeared on Page 1 of The Star. James Roosevelt was har ranguing on a soapbox marked “Candidate for Governor of Cali fornia." California’s Governor. Earl Warren, who was seated at the left, was saying: "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” And President Truman, who was seated on the right, was saying, "I doubt it.” His zest for living was apparent even during his last illness. Friendg had hoped for his recovery after he returned home December 2. However, a series of relapses followed, and he died yesterday morning with Mrs. Berryman and his daughter, Miss Florence Berry man, at the bedside. His son, James T. Berryman, also a Star cartoonist, was at his home and could not be summoned in time. Missed Club’s Dinner. A member of many Washington organizations, Mr. Berryman’s first love was the Gridiron Club, of which he was the dean of active members. *Since before he be came a member, he had illustrated the menus. When the club held its annual mid-winter dinner Saturday, it was the first in S3 years that Mr. Berryman had missed. Realizing at the outset of his illness that he might not be able to attend, Mr. Berryman had requested that one of his guests, Crosby S. Noyes, a reporter for The Star, be seated in his place. He recalled that Mr. Noyes’ great-grandfather, the late Crosby S. Noyes, had taken him to his first dinner in 1896. Mr. Noyes was editor of The Star. With last Saturday’s dinner on his mind, Mr. Berryman told his (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 1.) Separate Trial Denied Gubitchev in^py Case ly th« Associated Pros* NEW YORK. Dec. 12.—Valen tin A. Gubitchev, Soviet engineer indicted with Judith Coplon, for mer Justice Department employe, on an espionage charge, today was denied a separate trial. Trial of the couple has been set for December 27. The charge Involves an alleged conspiracy to transmit Government secrets to Russia. Before Federal Judge Sylvester J. Ryan acted on the motion, the Government produced 32 affi davits from FBI agents and other Justice Department employes which disclosed that the FBI had tapped telephone wires of both Gubitchev and Miss Coplon be fore their arrest March 4. The affidavits also showed that the Government had maintained a surveillance of mail addressed, to both defendant?. ^ Clifford K. Berryman 1869-1949 Three Policemen Deny Charges of Accepting Acalotti Hush Money Each Questioned on Stand About Woman's Story Of Payments by Gambler Three Metropolitan policemen took the witness stand today at the trial of Atillio Acalotti. ac cused gambler, in District Court to deny charges of a Government witness that they ever had ac cepted graft. The policemen were Detective Sergt. Charles Burns of the rob bery squad and Sergt. Arthur E. Fredette and Pvt. Kenneth Win ters, both of Precinct 2. Ptrt. Winters is attached to the License Bureau as a plainclothes police man. Miss Bernice Franklin, 35, at tractive red-haired waitress, who formerly lived with Acalotti. ac cused several policemen of having accepted hush money from Aca lotti. in her testimony last week. Acalotti is being tried on charges of threatening her. Chief Grand Jury Witness. Miss Franklin was the principal witness before the special grand jury that investigated gambling in the District area and Acalotti is accused of having threatened her for testifying. He was one of those indicted by the jury on gambling charges, and is scheduled to go on trial next month on those counts. Acalotti, 42, operates a newsstand near Thomas Circle. When the three policemen were called as defense witnesses today, Defense Attorney Charles Ford asked each: “Did you at any time accept payoffs from Atillio Acalotti?” “No, sir,” all three answered. $39 Payments Charged. Assistant United States Attor ney William Hits asked Detective Burns if it was not a fact that on several occasions he drove his automobile along side of Acalotti’s auto on Fourteenth street near Thomas Circle and on each occa sion accepted a payment of $30 in a roll of bills. "That is not true," Detective (See ACALOTTI. Page A-4.) Safe Yields $5,000; 4 Others Foil Thieves Safecrackers ripped the bottom off a safe in Fred Pelzman Fash ion Shop, 1300 F street N.W., over the week end and escaped with an estimated $5,000. v Manager Nat Schoenberg told police the wrecked safe was found at opening time today by a 20 year-old porter, Charles Oliver. Entrance to the building ap parently was gained by scaling a fire escape on an adjoining build ing and entering the third floor window in the Pelzman shop. The office appeared well ransacked and was left in disorder. Mr. Schoenberg said. In northeast Washington, four safes defied week end efforts to open them. Thieves, balked by the strongbox in a service station at 100 New York avenue N.W., took $22 found elsewhere in the build ing. The other failures: Curtin and Johnson Construc tion Co., 1125 Brentwood road; a truck service company at 1065 Brentwood road and a service station at 915 Rhode Island avenue N.W. Thieves who forced entry into another station at 720 Rhode Island avenue NX, apparently were frightened away. Late News Bulletins j ICC Bus Ruling Upheld The Capital Transit Co. to day lost its last chance in court to prevent the Interstate Commerce Commission from regulating Joint bus fares be tween the District and nearby Arlington County points. The Supreme Court refused the company's petition for a re hearing on a decision last month upholding ICC author ity to fix such rates between the transit company and Vir gina and Maryland buslines. Judges' Plea Overruled The Supreme Court today, in effect, overruled all District Court judges here in their con tention that the United States Court of Appeals had no right last October to interfere with their denial of a bondsman’s authorisation. The Court of Appeals had held that it could legally reverse the action of the District Court judges in de termining whether an appli cant should be allowed to write bail bonds. Court Upholds Rent Law The Supreme Court today upheld the 1949 Federal Rent Control Act. overturning by a 8-to-0 ruling a decision by a Federal judge in Chicago. Firemen Called to Hospital By Short Circuit in Ward Firemen were summoned to Garfield Hospital this morning when an electrical fixture short circuited in a second-floor ward, but no fire broke out and patients were not disturbed. Lee J. Miller. 28, colored, a por ter, said he pulled an indoor alarm box after “flame” and smoke shot out when he plugged in a floor waxer in the Ward K utility room. An alarm sounded through the hospital, but nurses found there was no fire and did not move the patients. Ward K was occupied at the time by 11 bed patients in private rooms. Voice Will Broadcast In Turkish Language ly th» Anociolcd Press The State ' Department an nounced today that it will begin a “Voice of America” radio pro gram in the Turkish language De cember 19. The program, consisting of news, commentaries, music and features about the United States and Turkish-American relations will be broadcast dally from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., EST <7:15 to 7:45 p.m., Turkish time). City Upheld in Refusal To Take Business Tax As Credit for Tuition Maryland Resident Loses Appeal in Effort to Avoid Daughter's School Fee The United States Court of Appeals today upheld the Dis trict’s position that a non-resident student in a Washington school cannot get her education tuition free although her father pays taxes on his business here. The appeals court affirmed a District Court decision in an in junction suit filed by Isaac Eisen berg on behalf of his daughter Sarah. The Eisenberg family lives at 1701 Kenilworth avenue in Prince Georges County. Mr. Eisenberg operates a grocery in the District. Through their lawyers, William; T. Pace and Robert W. McCul lough, the Eisenbergs sought in District Court to enjoin the Board of Education from refusing to admit Sarah until her tuition of $80.16 was paid for the 1948 school year. Mr. Eisenberg, it was pointed out, had paid District taxes for the preceding year on his store, and he submitted the payment of those taxes as a credit against the tuition charge. Corning Refused Entry. But' School Supt. Hobart M. Coming refused to accept the taxes as credit. Mr. Eisenberg then was notified that his daugh ter could not enter Eliot Junior High School unless her tuition was paid. Although Congress made clear provision in the District's 1949 ap propriation act that no funds should be used to pay for free schooling of non-residents, the Eisenbergs argued that permanent (See APPEAL, Page A-3.) 2 Fort Belvoir Soldie/s Hurt as Car Hits Pole •y th* Auociotad Prats CAMDEN. N. J.. Dec. 12.—Two soldiers from Port Belvoir. Va.. were injured critically early today when their automobile smashed into a telephone pole. Injured were Edward J. Switz of Port Belvoir and William N. McDonald of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Both are about 22. Switz, who suffered rib frac tures and severe neck injuries, told police he was dozing in an Army sleeping bag in the back seat of the car at the time of the mishap. McDonald, who was driving, suffered head Injuries. Both are in Cooper Hospital. Former ECA Official Indicted On Charge of Lying to Get Job A former $12,000-a-year Eco nomic Co-operation Administra tion official in Greece was in dicted by the grand jury today on eight oounts charging him with falsifying his educational and employment background. One count accused James E. Glynn. 59, of representing him self as administrative assistant to the president of the New York Central Railroad when actually he worked as extra signalman, telegrapher and city freight agent. The former ECA aide at one time lived in the 2000 block of Belmont road N.W. and also has resided in New Orleans and Brook lyn, authorities said. Mr. Glynn was so convincing in his personnel intervlewa^that the ECA sent him to Greece as re serve foreign service officer, a job he held about four months until he was fired last March, it was said. He thus failed to last out the required probationary period. He was charged in one count with representing himself as a former General Motors Corp. supervisor who had charge of 30 engineers studying transportation in England. The Government charged that he not only never supervised 30 engineers, but never had been in i England. Mr. Glynn also was accused of falsely stating he received bache lor of science and mechanical en gineering degrees from institu tions that he never at^ided. Aiken Proposes Ousting Officials If Incompetent Senator Would Fire U. S, Aides Instead of Denying Agency Funds By Francis P. Douglas Senator Aiken, Republican, of Vermont, suggested today that Congress should remove incom petent Government officials in stead of simply refusing to ap propriate money for agencies | when they lose faith in their ad : ministrators. The Senator, who was a mem ber of the Commission on Or ganization of the Executive Branch, addressed a luncheon meeting of the National Reor ganization Conference at the Shoreham Hotel. The conference is being held by the Citizens Com mittee for the Hoover report. Earlier, business, labor, house-, wives and other groups united in a drive to carry out the recom mendations of the commission which former President Hoover headed. It is estimated that only about 15 to 20 per cent of the commission's program has been put into effect. Congress Should Use Power. Senator Aiken asserted that Con gress should not curtail services by witholding appropriations be cause of lack of faith in an admin istrator. Instead, he said, “Congress should exercise its constitutional power to remove the administrator from office,” He continued: “I grant that this is not easy to do, but an indictment against an incompetent public official would have a more salutory effect on good government than a cur tailment of services to the public which the office he holds is sup posed to render.’’ Senator Aiken also said Con gress should devise some agency directly responsible to itself to pass on rules, regulations and in terpretations which the executive I agencies formulate. This agency, ■ analogous to the General Account ing Office and its checks on ex penditures, would insure the in terpretation and application of laws in the manner intended by Congress, he said. AFL and CIO Aides Speak. The two-day conference got un der way this morning with speeches by representatives of the AFL and CIO. Dr. Robert L. Johnson, presi dent of Temple University and chairman of the Citizens’ Com mittee, and Charles B. Coates, vice chairman, presided. Mr. Hoover is to speak at a dinner tonight. The speeches were delivered from the Shoreham ballroom stage, set up as a country store, with those on the platform seated around a cracker barrel. Stanley Ruthenberg, head of the CIO department of research and education, asserted it is the working man who pays taxes and added: ‘‘If waste and inefficiency and duplication can be eliminated from the activities of our Federal Government and result in reduced expenditures, the working man stands to benefit." s Labor Revisions Indorsed. Both Mr. Ruthenberg and Lewis G. Hines, special representative of the AFL. indorsed the Hoover Commission proposals for building up the Labor Department. They expressed disappointment that the reorganization plan which would (See REORGANIZATION, A-4.)’ Three Race Horses Perish in Elkridge Stable Fire •y the Auecioted Press ELKRIDGE, Md.. Dec. 12.— Three race horses burned to death when Are destroyed a stable here last night. Victims were Papa Luke, owned by Mrs. M. D. Lukens of Harris burg, Pa., and Little Scandal and Thrifts Pet, owned by George Rau bensteln. The six-stall stable was owned by Mr. Raubenstein. He estimated value of the thoroughbreds at $8,000 and the stable at $2,000. State Trooper Edward Rychtar discovered the fire while cruising on the Baltimore boulevard. He attempted to rescue the horses but was beaten back by the flames. General Arnold Says Future War Depends On iCremlin Aims Tomorrow The Star publishe* the sixth of a special series of articles by Gen. “Hap” Arnold, wartime commander of the United States Army Air Forces. Gen. Arnold em phasizes his belief that another war is far off— and prevent able, but that in any event the Air Force is ready to fight now. Gen. Ar g*b. Arnold. nold’s ar ticles appear every Tuesday and Friday in THE STAR— News Authority for the Na tion’s Capital. Phone Sterling 5000 for heme delivttjy.

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