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THE HARTFORD DAILY COURANT: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1948. Heads Fund Program World In Brief Season Opens Thursday For Shad Fishermen Doubt Cast On Parsons's Right To Title IMarsh Holds Senator Jewish Army Leaders For Arms Victory Eliot Says Military Officers Hold Peace Impossible Otherwise House Bans Charter Of U. S. Vessels Miller, Seely-Brown Go With Majority in ERP Amendment Vote By ROBKRT II. BYKNES. The, Courant Bureau. State Bank Receivers' Job Ending Final Payments This Year Anticipated; Loss Ratios Mostly Small BV A. E. MAGS' ELL. Final liquidation of Connecticut State banks and trust companies which went to the wall in the early thirties will probably be accomplished this year. This is the aim of the State Banking Department. When completed the deposit and other liabilities in the amount of practically $69 million s'f Washington, March 30. Two Connect icut House members Tues- day joined a large group from lhat body in opposing chartering American mer- cjiani mips xo other nations, After more than 30 speeches, limit pd to not more a minute half each, House, by a heavy majority, struck from the European Recov-. ery Program bill provision for Li chartering ships to the countries receiving aid. Representatives William J. Miller of the First District and Representative Horace Seely-Brown, cf the Second District spoke in favor of knocking the charter provision from the bill. Miller was one of 30 members among whom -43 minutes of time was divided. Miller yielded a part of his time Seely-Brown. a member tJf thc.plans for such a bridge were pro- Merchant Marin? ond ushenes Committee of the House, Miller told the House the issue was not one of supporting the Foreign Affairs Committee which had reported the bill with the pro- vision for chartering The Issue. he aid. was one of strengthening vital agency of national defense. Seely-Brown said that in times all elements of national defense are being strengthened, the Merchant Marine also should be upported. Will Buy Potatoes. Commodity Credit Corporation notified Representative Miller Tuesday it will buy remaining stosks of surplus potatoes. Stocks stocks of surplus potatoes. Valley are Bllered to hnve peculiar taste rriue of new Insecticide Used on the growing crops. Grow- ers claim the taste, if any, is not noticeable, and that the CCC had agreed to take the potatoes, but suddenly changer! Its policy. The k4 CCC served notice, according to tf Miller, that while It would take the potatoes now on hand, it j- would rot take potatoes of the 194S crop if the Insecticide is used on them. Praise Coast GnaM Representative Secly-Rrown. In a House speech Tuesday, praised i the record of the Coast Guard. He I is a member of the Coast Guard subcommittee of the House Mer-r chant Marine and Fisheries Com-T mittee. Ilf cited many instances of 41 S. 1 when the banking department took over will have been terminatedL The last annual report by Bank Comrrfissioner Richard Rapport as of September 30. 1947, revealed assets of remaining in the 14 banks then in receivership. As step in the termination of receiverships, payments are being made this week to savings depositors in the Hamden Bank and Trust Company. This consists cf a distribution of 3 per cent to depositors in the savings department of that bank. It will bring payments to these depositors to a total of 93 per cent of their accounts. These aggregate payments will then be $641,656. Final payments were previously made to depositors in the commercial department of the bank, being 54 per cent of the deposits and amounting to $333,818. Seven Other Banks. In addition to the Hamden Bank and Trust Company final payments remain to be made in seven other banks. Another payment of 3 23 per cent will be made to savings depositors in the Broad way Bank in New Haven, making a total of 83 23 per cent recov ery for them. The final payment to commercial depositors has been made, amounting to 45 per cent of deposits. A prospective payment of 5 per cent for savings depositors in the Citizens Bank in New Haven will make their recovery 87 per cent of their total Commercial depositors received 50 per cent of their deposits. Savings depositors In the Commercial Bank and Trust Company in Bridgeport will probably receive an additional 3 per cent, making a total of RS per cent. Commercial department depositors received 52 per cent of their deposits. Corrrmerelal depositors In th Commercial Bank of New Britain have received 50 per cent cf deposits and savings depositor 86 per cent. A prospective payment of an additional 10 per. cent for the Mechanics Bank of New Haven will bring their recoveries up to 90 per cent. Commercial depositor! received 4314 per cent. Merchants Bank of Waterbury will probably pay an additional 5 per cent to commercial depositors, making a total of 00 per cent: and an additional payment of 2 per cent to savings depositors will make their total 97 per cent. West Haven Trust Company commercial depositors received 50 per cent of their deposits and an additional payment of 4li per cent to savings depositors will bring their recoveries up to 93 per cent. Remaining payments will contingent on final court acticn and disposal of assets on hand. Roffomolov at (Icncva Renews Attack on Press Geneva. Switzerland. March 30. TAP.) Russia asked newspaper of the world today to avoid slander and warmongering. The admonition same from A. E. Bogomolov, chief Russian delegate" to the United Nations Conference on Freedom of Information. His 50-minute talk contained the familiar attacks on United States and British newspapers. lie drew a distinction '-tSetween what he called "Soviet democracy" and the democracy' of th west, where he said the people have "abstract rights without assurance that they enjoy those rights." WE SERVE APiZZA KENNETH P. ArrLEGATE Kcnnth P. Applegate, executive vice-president of the Hartford Electric Light Company, has been named Connecticut state chairman of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's 125th Anniversary Fund program, which open April 5. Mr. Applegate was graduated as an electrical engineer from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1912, and is now secretary of its board of trustees. rying arms or munitions is held up and sent into Haifa for inspection before being permitted to discharge cargo at Tel Aviv. Jewish officers are anxious lest after May 15 the British should maintain this arms blockade on the theory that It is essential for the safety of their troops and lines of communication in Palestine. Under present arrangements the withdrawal of British troops will not be completed tmtil August 1. It would be a serious handicap to the development of offensive operations by the Jewish Army if the arms blockade were not lifted on May 15. Under present plans it is hoped by the Jewish hieh command that after that date they will be nhle to make more effective use of the arms they have and will also be able to get more and bet ter arms If both hopes are realized they are supremely confident of a quick and decisive victory. fopyrliM. 1918. New York Iot Corporation, ete. Apprenticeship Council Has 5000 Enrolled More than 5000 persons are taking trade training under the State Apprenticeship Council. The program has been gaining about 125 new apprentices a month. Ninety-five per cent are veterans. These figures were given Tues day by Thomas Yoczik, chief of training for the Apprenticeship Council under the State Depart ment of Labor. He was inter viewed on WDRC in a broadcast sponsored by the Hartford Vet erans Council. More than 130 trades are registered with the State Apprentice ship Council, Mr. Yoczik said. Sopic have "very few craftsmen to carry on the skills." and, he nld. the need for training is apparent if such trades are to survive for the good of the state." Mr. Yoczik said a veteran train ing through the apprenticeship council gains many advantages. Approved apprenticeship pro grams, he said, offer adequate equipment, a completely outlined course, a definite pay schedule with supplemental GI benefits, and related training in schools approved by the State Board of Education. Record of Fires Tuesday, March 30, 191S 10:39 a. m. Box 123. High Street and Foot Flare, fr'lre under ruvcj on roof, a'i-alory brlek building. 15H High Street. Owner and occupant, Klrl Company, Governor's Xoot Guard. Cause, workman using blow torch on gutter pipe. Out on arrival. No damage. Co. 2, 4, 5. Trucks 1, 3. 4:13 p. m. Box 13.1. Farmtngton Avenue and Broad Street. Overheated brakes on bus, midway on Cogswell Street. Owner. Connecticut Company. No damage. Cos. 5, 4, 8. Trucks 1, 5. 7:57 p. m. Stilt alarm and Box 2S1. Village Street and Marsh Court. Overflow of oil In kitchen range, third floor, three-story brick building. 120-122 Windsor Street. Owner. I.ouls Rosa and Son. occupant, Samuel Kavttsky. No damage. Cos. 2. 3, 4. Trucks 3, J. the Communist-dominated govern ment be denied the right to vote in the May 23 election. Communist Secretary General Rudolf Slansky told a party meeting in Pilscn that action com mittees must be empowered to disfranchise a i Communists purged from the government and to prevent members of the government parties from carrying on "anti-democratic activity." Chinese Reds Drive Fails. Peiping, March 30. (AP.) An ambitious Communist drive west of Peiping appeared to have fallen apart today and the Red bands were scattering to their mountain bases. Chinese press dispatches said relief forces had reached Ta-tung, hard-pressed government fortress 230 rail miles west of Peiping. The city had been encircled for more than a week. Red Trenches Held Useless. Seoul, March 30. (AP.) United States Army officers with combat experience said today the trenches being dug just inside the Soviet occupation zone of North Korea would be useless in a battle. (Washington sources have suggested the trenches are there for propaganda purposes. The propaganda line is that north Korea must be ready for an attack from the American zone in the south.) Saves Daughter, Sewing Machine. Haverhill, March 30. (AP.) After carrying out her 2- years-old daughter today, Mrs. Perley N. Butler went back into her flaming home and brought out her new sewing machine. She was unable to save anything else as flames destroyed the six-room cottage in an outlying district. Baldwin, Wallace (Continued from Page 1.) would agree, he said, Russia had been aggressive in that instance Wallace agreed with Baldwin that the last war had been fought for the principles enunciated in the Atlantic Charter. Baldwin asked Wallace if any of the countries in the Russian orbit had those freedoms today. Wallace said he thought there was freedom of religion in "practically all" of them. There was certainly not freedom of speech or press in Russia, and probably not in Yugo-salvia, Wallace said. As to the other countries, he said be didn't know. Wallace admitted to Baldwin it would be "a great help" if there could be a free exchange of news oetween Kussia and the United States. That could not be attained. Wallace said, until the fears of Russia are arrested. International Court. Baldwin asked Wallace if he thought Russia would be willing to submit any differences with the United States to an international court. Wallace said he thoucht Russia would be unwilling to do so oecause itussia would feel that any men on such a court would be pre judiced against Kussia. Baldwin asked Wallace if he meant, in his opposition to the draft and UMT that he would use World War II veterans if there should be an emergency. Wallace's reply was that "with any kind of a decent foreign policy" the United states wouidn need such an armed force. Baldwin then said that apparently under 4allace's beliefs, the real strong pcfture by the United States now would have been to put the World War II vet erans back into uniform. The United States. Baldwin said, de served some credit for not havint? uone mat. i Baldwin asked Wallace for "yes or no" answer on whether. a necessary, he would draft men. nave universal training, or recall veterans. Wallace said he would do none of them, as with "a de cent foreign policy" the odds would be 100 to one against men neing ncerlen. "If we should, which God for bid, have an Administration after next January 20, which would carry on present policies Wal lace said. "I don't think we will." Baldwin interrupted. I haven seen that the Repub licans are mucn dirierent. re torted Wallace. "Apparently that is something eise on which there are three points oi view. ooserved Haldwin. Senator Theodore Francis Green, Democrat, Rhode Island, one of the New Deal old guard in the Senate, questioned Wal lace at length as to whether parts or ms statement meant he be nevea communists are doing a better job than the democracies in leading the people of the world to a more abundant life. Wallace, recalling all the vears Green had known him, declared, you Know me better than that, Senator. It's incredible." "I'm even more shocked." re plied Green, who insisted his Interpretation was the only possible one for what Wallace had said in his prepared text. Eisenhower Considered Out. Kansas City, March 30. (AP.) Roy A. Roberts, president of the Kansas City Star, said today he was sure his friend. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was not going to accept a presidential nomination from either the Republican or Democratic Parties. "Of course Generl Ike' Eisenhower is not going to take a Democratic nomination for the presidency or any other nomination," Roberts reported in a signed article in the Star today. The State Hoard of Fisheries and Game met Tuesday and an nounced that the commercial fish ing season lor shad will open on Thursday and close on June 15. The board also announced that its regulation setting a five-day week for commercial shad fishing will remain in effect This rcgula tion provides that commercial shad fishing cannot be done from sunrise Friday to sunrise of the following Sunday each week. This rule, Dr. Russell P. Hunter, super intendent of the board, said, pro vIuVs "22 rest days out of the 76 open days' for the benefit of the than. The board also ruled Tuesday that angling for shad at the En field Dam will be prohibited each week from 9 p. Sunday, to a. Tuesday. Third Bridge Across River AgainStudied Attempts Underway to Revive Interest in Proposed Project Attempts are under way to re vive interest in a proposal to con struct a third highway bridge i at- a. a rr-i lnc onnecucui uiver. ine posed and discussed about two years ago, while William J. Cox was state highway commissioner, This proposed bridge would ex tend from the foot of State Street, across the river and to the loca tion of the Shell Oil Company plant on the East Hartford side. Curtis J. Hooper, director of the Highway Planning Bureau of the State Highway Department, said Tuesday that the department has no funds available to finance con struction of this proposed bridge. Cou er-Proposal. Mr. Hooper said Tuesday that the bridge is a dream but is counter proposal to proposals to construct a cloverleaf traffic sys tern at the foot of Morgan Street He believes the proposed bridge would be less costly than the clov erleaf proposal and would move traffic more speedily than the pro nosed cloverleaf. figures as to the cost of the proposed bridge were not available Tuesday but it was reported the cost is estimated at lctwecn two and three million dollars. The Hartford City Engineering Department does not agree with Mr. Hooper's viewpoint. City Engineer II. Irving Skilton said that he believes a cloverleaf setup can solve the traffic situation at the Bulkeley Bridge. He also con tends that the proposed bridge would not be a cheaper or better solution than the cloverleaf sys tem. An old fliirerence or engineers opinions also was revived Tuesday, by the discussion of th( proposed tnira onagc. Difference of Opinion. It was recalled that when the Charter Oak Bridge w'as planned a difference of opinion existed among some engineers of the State Highway Department as to where the bridge should be locat ed. Some of these engineers fav. ored locating the Charter Oak Bridge closer to the Bulkeley Bridge than It is now. However. a division head of the State Highway Department said Tuesday that there always is a difference of opinion among engineers when discussing any construction pro posal. The btate Highway De partment participated in planning, financing and constructing the Charter Oak Bridge which was opened In 1942. Leo Crossman. Hartford district engineer for the federal Public Works Administration, said Tues day that he "is interested" in the third bridge plans but that ac tion to construct the bridge lies with the State Highway Department. Some federal funds would be provided for the construction of the bridge if the State should build it. Henry W. Buck, engineer and secretary of the Charter Oak Bridge Commission, refused to be, come involved in the third bridge discussion. He said that the large volume of traffic over the Charter Oak Bridge has justified its con sirucuon. yiso. ne pointed out. tolls on the bridge were reduced recently because toll income ex ceeded requirements for the bridge operation and debt pay- ments. Italy Paid By IT. S. for Work. Rome, March 30. (AP.) American authorities handed It aly's Treasury Ministry a S4.500.. 000 check today in payment for work by Italian prisoners-of-war in cooperation with United States armed forces. Qa xckisey, in tJit HeTlowt 8 x. i k. ir -me Choice 3 cf marine disaster, but pointed out that such service Is only part of r4 the activity of the service. The Telephone, Linen Cut. Vienna, Austria, March 30. (AP.) All telephone communications between Vienna and Josefs-berg in the Soviet zone were cut today after the ministry of the interior had reported a "wild west" shooting fray in which Russian soldiers killed at least two Aus-trians and wounded 14. Austrian officials said a fight broke out in the dancehall at Jo-sefsbcrg, 45 miles south of Vienna, between a Russian soldier and civilians. The soldier went for. help, the officials said, and returned with two companions In an army truck and the three fired 46 shots into the crowd with their machine pistols. Savings, Loan League Indicted. Washington. March 30. (AP.) A Federal Grand Jury today indicted the United States Savings and Loan League for failing to register with Congress as lobbyists. The United States Savings and Loan League has its principal offices in Chicago and a branch office in Washington. Listed as a non-profit trade organization, it has a membership of about 3600 savings and loan and building and loan associations throughout the country. Cables Workers End Strike. New York, March 30- AP.) The nearly 3-month-sold strike of CIO Western Union Cables Workers was settled today, Ihe company announced. There was no immediate comment from the union. Thomas F. McMains, company vice president who announced the settlement, said' it did not involve a wage increase. The union originally had sought a 30 per cent pay boost for some 350 members employed in the cables division. McMains said, however, that the company had agreed to revise its pen sion plan for the workers. Conference With Stalin Urged. New York, March 30. Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam of New York said today that President Truman has not done all that could be done to pre vent war. He urged a conference with Sta lin "to work out some understand ing that will avert war. If he won't come here, let us go there. "At the moment our policies are not winning the common people, he said, "we are losing them. Snain to Increase Army. Madrid, March 30. (AP.) Geneialissimo Franco's regime was reported today ready to in crease the Spanish Army by about 300,000 men as a precautionary step in view of the Communist threat in Europe, especially naiy. There is no official information available on such plans. It was re ported however that the 1948 and 1949 classes may oe cancel to tne colors several months ahead of time. Son of Policeman Held In Slaying. Quincy. March 30. AP.) -John K. O'Toole. 27, son or a no) iceman, today was held without bail as an accessory in the slaying of Eugene P. Irwin, 33. Boston used car dealer, while aetectives pressed a hunt for an ex-convict wanted as a suspect. Irwin's body, his head bashed In and legs bound by rope and electric cord, was found Monday in an abandoned water-filled eranite ouarry after a lour months search. Italy Ban Unofficial Uniforms. Rome. March 30. (UP.) The government tonight prohibited the wearing of any kind or uniform ny any unoffiical persons or group between now. and the period immediately after the April 18 election. Mololov Entertain Fluffs. Moscow. March 30. (AP.) Soviet Foriegn Minister V. M. Molotov entertained Finnish Premier Mauno Pekkala and his treaty delegation tonight. Molotov. in happy mood, pro posed a toast to Finnish-Soviet friendship which the entire Finnish group drank and answered in kind. The Finns maintained their si lence today on the progress of their negotiations with Russian officials concerning a friendship and military pact requested by Prime Minister Stalin. The visitors appeared to be in good spirits. Atom Negotiations Doubtful. Lake Success. March 30. AP.) Negotiations in the United Na tions for world atomic control have all but ended in failure. Barrinc an unforsecn break in the deadlock between Russia and the western powers, some delegates said today, the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission will notify the security council soon it is unable to write an atomic treaty. Then nblem is building up to a major issue for the United Nations assembly session in Fans next autumn. Freedom for Writer Favored. Geneva, Switzerland, March 30. (UP.) The international conference on freedom of the press and information voted today to recommend to the participating governments here that they grant foreign correspondents freedom of movement and equal access to news with domestic newsmen. These recommendations along with another proposing elimination of unreasonable or discriminatory taxes on foreign information agencies, were the first concrete measures approved in the week old conference attended by 53 mem bers of the United Nations. Red Asks Purge. Prague, Czechoslovakia, March 30. (UP.) Agencies of the Communist Party demanded today that persons "who have sinned" against MELROSE INN HARWICH WIRT, MASS. CAPE COD Opens April 9th For 27th Season Everything to Mk Your Spring Holiday Delightful! Illlij llimi) HiijiniH YOU NEED ONE! Does Not Succeed As Lieutenant Governor BY KEITH SCHONROCK. The right of Senator Robert Parsons of Farmington to succeed to the title and $1500 a year salary of lieutenant governor was chal lenged Tuesday by State Represen tative E. Lea Marsh, Republi can. of Old Lyme. Mr. Marsh, a lawyer, forme speaker of the House of Represen tatlves and president of the Char ter Oak Republican Club, said "I don't think Parsons becomes lieutenant governor. In my opinion James C. Shannon is still lieuten ant governor." Governor Shannon became the state's chief executive on March 7 when the late Governor James McConaughy died. Senator Par sons, who has served as senate president pro tern since 1947, therefore fell heir to the duties of the lieutenant governorship. Some people claim that he has a right to the full title of lieutenant gov ernor and the $1500 a year salary. Not Officially Resolved. The question of Governor Shan non's succession has not been of ficially resolved although it has been subject of much discussion during the past few weeks. The question of Senator Parson sta tus has been officially raised by Deputy Comptroller Charles Harper, who has asked Attorney Haduen for an opinion re garding the propriety of Parsons' going on the state payroll. Mr, Hadden has not given his opinion as yet. The Constitution itself is not specific on either the lieutenant governor's or the Senate president pro tern right of succession. Several former attorney gen erai's opinions have dealt with the subject and these, written princi pally by Marcus H. Holcomb in 1909 and Frank E. Healey in 1925 have claimed that the lieutenant governor succeeds to the title of governor and that the Senate president pro tern suceeds to the title and salary of lieutenant gov ernor. Mr. Marsh bases his contention on provisions of the Constitution which Indicate that when a Governor either resigns or dies the office Itself remains vacant and the lieutenant governor merely performs the duties. Section 15 of Article Four of the Constitution states: "When the government shall be adminis tered by the lieutenant governor. or he shall be unable to attend as president of the Senate, the Sen ate shall elect one of their mem bers. as president pro temnore And if during the vacancy of the office of Governor, the lieutenant governor shall die, resign, refuse to serve or be removed from of fice, or if he shall be impeached or absent from the State, the president of the Senate pro tem pore, shall, in like manner ad minister the government This section, according to Mr. Marsh. Indicates that when a governor leaves office in mid-term the office remains vacant and Is only administered by the lieuten ant governor. Mr. Marsh said that he believes Governor Shannon is now in ex nctly the same position that former Governor VVilhert Snow was In in 1915 when Governor Bald win resigned to become United btates Senator. Governor Snow served as Governor of Connecticut for 13 days in 1945 and collected pay at the rate of $12,000 a vear. which is the Governor's salarv. ivir. Mirsn also said he believes Senator Parsons is in the same po sition as former Senator Samuel Malkan, Democrat, of New Haven was 194j when Governor Snow succeeded Governor Baldwin and Malkan was Senate president pro tern. In that year, Senator AiaiKan icn neir to the duties or the lieutenant covernorshiD. but did not receive the title or any pay. As far as the rovernorshin Is concerned the question is purely academic, because Governor Shan non, regardless of his title, is ner forming all of the duties and has all of the power of the Governor. By precedent he also is getting me governor pay. Mr. Marsh said he Is not nar- ticularly concerned about the out come of the controversy at this time. However, he believes that tne Constitution should be amend ed to clear up the question of ac tual succession. The question Is being discussed now. it was discussed in 1945. Before that it was recently consid ered only in 1925 when Governor Hiram Bingham resigned and in 1909 when Governor George L. Till i-auey aiea in omce. Veterans Association To Hold Party April 11 I he Hartford Countv Reciment Veteran Association of the First Regiment Infantry. Connecticut National Guard, will hold an annual spring party. April 11, 11:30 a. at Saengerbund Hall. Din ner will be served at 2 p. m. and a meeting will follow. The asso- latlnn is composed of veterans of the First Regiment Infantry, now designated as the 169th Infantry of the 43d Division, CNG. Pistachio Nuts From Iran. Iran expects to produce 950 tons of unshelled pistachio nuts this season. NOW READY PILGRIM'S INN by Flizabelh Goudge i Author of Green Dolphin Street The City of Bells and many others. A charming story of plctur- esqu Old England. 'tit BY GEORGE FIELDIXG ELIOT. Tel Aviv, March 30. The leaders of the Jewish Army in Palestine believe that there can be no pence in this country until there has been a military decision. This is what the soldiers think. Not all the politicians agree, though some of them do. The Jewish military officers with whom I have spoken are quietly confident in their ability to bring about a military decision favorable to their cause. None of them question what the outcome of the struggle will be. Their only questions are: First, How long will it take? And second. How many casualties will it cost? The answer to both these ques tions, they believe, depend on how quickly and in what quantities they can obtain the weapons nec essary for swift offensive action after May 15 when the British Mandate comes to an end. Types of weapons mentioned, include armOred fighting vehicles, artillery, and combat airplanes. especially lichter bombers. This Jewish Army as I have seen it here is deeply imbued with the offensive spirit. This applies not only to the original mobile striking force called the Palmach but to all the regular troops. The Jewish officers understand as well as any other that no lasting mili tary success can bo gained by standing on the defensive. They have trained their troops accordingly and their men are chaffing at the bit. Yet so far the Jewish Army has been able to carry out offensive operations only on a very small scale and against carefully selected and strictly limited ob jectives. Commanders Bitter. The Jewish commanders are not happy about this: indeed they are inclined to be somewhat bitter about it. "It's damned had to ex plain to the men," one of them told me. Almost the first thing that was said to me by Jewish officers did not relate to the American arms embargo as I rather expected, but rather to some remarks which have lieen appearing in the American press expressing surprise that the Jewish forces have not accomplished more than they have. With true soldierly pride they were concerned not to complain about shortages but to make it clear to me why their troops had not already cleared up the situation. The major difficulty at the mo ment, these Jewish officers point out, is their lack of a proper free dom of action owing to the presence of the British forces. The British policy is to check all large scale military activities in Palestine as long as Britain is responsible for law and order. They confiscate arms from time to time, especially anything in the nature of really serious weapons such as machine guns or mortors It is readily admitted by Jewish officers that the British ronfieate both Arab and Jewish weapons and that they check Arab activities as well as Jewish activities, though It would be inaccurate to say that the Jewish officers be lieve the British to be impartial. Premium on This however is not the point the Jewish officers chiefly make. They feel that even if the British were as impartial as the Archangel Gabriel, the Jews would still suffer the most from this policy neeauso it put a premium on snip ing. attacks on convoys and small raids, which are the chief Arab ac tivities at present in most of Pal estine. The answer which a hichlv or ganied and trained Army makes to such activities is the effective use of its superior mobility and fire power, that is, of its superior weapons. tJut ir the Jewish Army allows any weapons of importance to appear under British observa tion they are likely to be confis cated, and if the Jewish Army takes the offensive against the Arabs in a particular locality it is likely to be accused of starting irouoie. "So there we are. tied bv the leg." growled a Jewish major of lniantry. -we know perfectly we what to do and how to do it but we can't do it until the British authority is ended and we are free to act as we think best. We hope you Americans won't think we don't know our business." Anxious Over Blockade. Another serious source af an xiety to the Jewish military lead ers is the question of British policy regarding the arms blockade after May 15. From the window of my hotel as I write these words I can see a British frigate steamine slowly alone the horizon. She is patrollintr the area of approach to the port of Tel Aviv. Any ship suspected of car- Worry of FALSE TEETH Slipping or Irritating? Ion't be emburrnsKort bv loose false teeth sllppinit. dropping or wabbling when you eat. talk or laueh. Just prlnkle a little KASTKETH on your plates. This pleasant powder gives a remarkable sense of added comfort and security by holdlnst plates more firmly. No gummy, gooey, paity taste or feeling. Its alkaline (nnn-arld). Get KASTKETH at any drug store. Chester Jim Woomi Charles P. Britton Loomf TEL. 7-511-4 cutter Bibb, he said, shortly after It rescued the crew and passen-7 gers of a disabled transatlantic plane, wns on the const of Maine riving aid In tho situation caused by the forrest fires there. Youth Conference. Connecticut is represented by five delegates at the conference on state and community planning being held here this week by the Federal Security Agency. The state representatives are State J. Health Commissioner Stanley II. Osborn. Mrs. Herbert F. Fisher of the PubMc Welfare Commission. Mrs. Carlos de Zafra of the State Parent-Teacher Association. By-ron T. Hacker director of the Children's Center. Hamden, and Miss Harriet Nash of the State Department of Education. Pe Valera Luncheon. United States Senator Brien McMahon. Democrat, Connecticut, wa one rf the senators who were hosts at the Capitol Tuesday at. a luncheon for Kamon De Valera, former prime minister of Fire, To Be Televised Senator McMahon will particl-w pate Wednesday night in a Demo-1 rratic National Committee tle- vision program. This program was "announced here as the first four- city television program In history. There will be televised broadcasts rom Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington. Britain Repatriates Prisoners. Five thousand of the 130.000 German prisoners of war in England are being repatriated each week. Tobacco Cloth WACHTEL'S DEPT. 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