RIO DE JANEIRO (May. 11)
An uprising against the Government of President Getulio Vargas, said to involve members of the dissolved Fascist-inclined Integralista Party, was put down today, according to official spokesmen. A communique issued by Felinto Muller, Chief of Police, said the rebels had surrendered the Ministry of War and Navy, which they had seized earlier in the day.
(Twenty persons were known to have been killed in the unsuccessful revolt, Chief Muller told the United Press. He said that 500 persons were under arrest and that the known dead included five Government police and soldiers. He estimated the final death toll might reach 50.)
Emilio Valverde, a chieftain of the Integralistas, was reportedly among those arrested. The rebels started their attacks at dawn with gunfire and bombs. Loyal forces swiftly crushed the movement and re-established order. The Government is now in full command of the situation, official spokesmen said.