WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1947 2 WAA Officials QuilAfterKearing House Body Decries Car Deals Through War Surplus Dealer By Frank L'teazcr AJniUd Press Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. <UP> — Vo of three high War Assets Administration officials who admitted th«y bought new cars through n •magical" surplus property dealer have resigned, it was disclosed yesterday. The third. Brig. Gen. James A. Mollison, is leaving Ills |x»t as as scciate war assets administrate to return in the next few days active duty in the Air Force. Chairman Ross Rizley, B., Okla of » House invcstgating suucon mittee. who told the three olflcia last week they should be fire snid his inquiry into War Assc operations Is "Just Betting started A War Assets spokesman said a< miiilstrator Jess I^rson lias decided what action to take written resignations of John I Carey and Herschel V. Benedic Carey 1 9 deputy administrator, an Benedict associate deputy admii Istrator, of the agency's Alrcra Parts and Electronics Disposal D vision. The agency spokesman said Mo llson, who held the War Asse post on assignment from the Arm made public more than six week ago his plan to return now to th A 'f ""n*. Mollfson said he prob •biy will Have tomorrow, Car, Surplut Trad* Chirr? At a hearing Friday, the thre said they ordered cars through A. Lodwick, head of Lodwlck Aircraf Industries, Lakeland, Fla. Committee Counsel Edmond Don Ohui! said Lodwlck got 128.000.00 In surplug aircraft parts from Wa Assets, fa an agent he sells the* per cent commission. officials said Lodwlck' s "ma gic" at getting: delivery on ne cars had nothing to do with th business he got from war assets They said hs was one of the most aggressive disposal agents. Rizley vigorously denounced the actions. "I think that agency contrac ought to b« cancelled and you a ought to be fired out of War At sets at once," he said. "It's no enough to say that you didn't in tend to do anything wrong." Mollison said Lodwlck got him » new Chrysler last August. Be tra-een April and August, while was on order, the dealer lent him • 1947 Packard, he said Benedict bourht a Pontla, through the dealer, and later second-hand Cadillac which ha been driven 2,800 miles. Carey said the four-door Cadilla he ordered through LoHwIck ha not come yet. Early In Septemiie he said, I/odwlck lent him the 194 Packard previously used by Mol llson. J Got Big Parts Allotment Committee Counsel Edmond Don ohue said the *23,000,000 worth o kj'rcraft parts alloted to Lod Was more than was received b any othW company 'In- the Florid area. Carey replied in the hearing that Lodwick got the business be cause he showed ability to handl It. "He ts by far our most aggres sive agent and our Job Is to ge the property Into the hands of th people who want it as quickly possible," Carey said. Mollison said lie had known Lod wick for several years and was sur no attempt was being made to in fluence him. "He is not the kind o man who would stoop to any pet ty business, I am sure," he tol the subcommittee. The officials said Lodwlck W a able to get the car for them a list price. Carey said he turned t him because he wanted a caj "without delay or folderol, and a the lurt price." He said the car h ordered has not yet been delivered Mollison testified he had not ye paid for hts Chrysler. He said thl was because Lodwlck, In purchas ing it, had agreed not to transfe the title for »ix months. _ BLY711EV1LLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS Hard »o Fit Policemen, firemen, letter car rierE, tnd waiters, are the harde people to fit with ahoea, becaus thty spend most of their lives afoo Shop in your home the Fuiicr W»v C. C. 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Two Killed, £ (even Hurt CENTERVILLE, IlHt, Dec, 17 <UPi —Two persons were killed and 11 olliers Injured Monday night when a (.eml-tmllor (ruck rammed Into a Greyhound bus which had sklddiKl on a inow-packed highway during a storm. The dead were Clifford Kidwell, Dayton, O,, and John D. Lewis, address unknown. Bolh were passengers In the bin. Adopt Handt-OH Pdicy MEMPHIS, Tenu., Die. n (m-i. Tennessee's Yoimt Democratic CM* will maintain a non-putted MM* tude In the 1*48 (ubwnatoffel Mtf Kenttorial elections, »t*U p Frank Clement eald today. Read Courier Newi Want'Ads, from Pat O'Bryant ELGIN »45 Ladies' petite new styl«. BULOVA J 42 » Men's 17-jeweled model. Famous Waltham Watches $50.55 17 Jewel Precisior BENRUS J 33» Pink gold colored case, Large center diamond. Man's diimond Kt in Ranked by two smaller mnuive UK fold »loncs. mounting. VOU1L FIND MANY WORE THROUGHOUT OUR STORE Choice of limulaled F«moui T«lechron elec men'i or trie clocki; olhert to 1100. 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