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# Monday—high 87, low 65. Last night's low—68. Rainfall—.08 inch, Airport noon temperature, 90. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTlSAN PAPER SOUTHERN ILUNCMS: cloudy tonight QWi day.. A few locol srs Wcdncsdoy. Littt* fn temperatur*. isQW 65 to 70. High "HfkmOai. to 90. VOLUME XXXI—NO. 222 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS—TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 1951 25e PER WEEK lY Omm VOTE BAN ON FURTHER PRICE 27 U.S. SABRE JETS BATTIE 30 RED MIG5 Dr. R. B. Guthrie Heads Illinois Presbyterians Domoge Four Russian- Type Planes in Battle Which May Have Cost Some U. S. Losses. U. N. INFANTRY MAKES GAINS Knock RedsOff Key Ridges in 2-Mils Advance; One Hill Changes Hands Six Times. By Associated Prcis TOKYO, Juno 19.—For the third straight day American pilots today beat Red ainnon in a big jet battle over northwestern Korea. U. S. Sabre jets damaged four Russian-type MIG-15's Tuesday as Allied infantrymen knocked North Koreans off key ridges on the eastern battlefront. On the sea fronts United Nations warships silenced a challenge by accurate communist shore batteries. Twenty-seven Sabre jets battled 30 Red jets Tuesday in the most evenly matched of the current air fights. They ran their three-day score to si.x Red jets shot down, 12 damaged. The battle spread over a wide area around Sonchon, ,35 miles from; the Manchurian border. It was the deepest recent penetration of Korea by Red jets in force. The Fifth Air Force did not .say, as it usually does, that all Sabre jets returned safely from Tuesday's air battle. 3 Mile Allied Acivanco North Koreans opened up with a terrific artillery barrage in an effort to halt Allied infantrymen in the east. But U. N. troops drove ahead two miles in their deepest penetration of that front this year and straightened Allied battle lines. Fierce fighting broke out when the advance carried the Allies to the crest of a ridge line looking down on a Red supply area. A see-saw battle broke out and was the only noteworthy action along the front. It was §till underway Tuesday night. The dominating ridge changed hands six times in the afternoon. Heavy Red artillery and mortor fire burst at tree top level along the wooded hills. U. N. 155 and 105 MM. field pieces roared back, and 4.5 inch rockets streaked into Red positions. The ridges, reached in a pincer movement earlier in the day, form the southern rim of a punch bowl valley loaded with Red supplies. Breaking out in a sma.shing pincers movement on an otherwise quiet front they captured heights looking down on a punchbowl valley the Reds have used as a supply and assembly center. Near Buildup Area The drive carried. Allies within artillery range of a mountain area alive with Red activity. A corps spokesman said the communists may be builc'ng up there for a new offensive. Eighty miles to the northwest communist shore batteries fought an hour and a half artillery duel with besieging United Nations warships. The shore-to-sea battle erupted Monday afternoon at Wonsan, east coast port besieged more than four months. Accurate Red fire burst close to U. N. warships and shi-apnel splattered on the decks. Silence Shore' Batteries Marine Corsair fighter planes and naval gunfire silenced the shore batteries. 'The Red guns scored many near misses," the navy said, "but only slight shrapnel punctures were inflicted on U. N. ships," American planes swept freely through a cloudless sky ahd hammered Reds across North Korea. Four U. N. planes were shot down Monday. U. N. patrols fanned out along the front. They met little opposition Monday except in the central sector around Kumhwa, eastern anchor of the iron triangle. Tank traps and mine fields were their greatest problem. AP Correspondent Nate Po- lowetzky reported from U. S. Eighth Army headquarters that lack of any. large scale action for a week indicated the U. N. offensive has ended, at least temporarily. Attack Marching; Reds Some behind-the-lines troop movements were noted in the far west, northwest of Seoul. U. N. war planes worked over 1 ,000 Reds marching south. Newest Red concentrations ' were reported in the area northwest of the punchbowl. Artillery and planes hammered troop mpvements in the area. Dr. R. B. Guthrie Dr. Robert B. Guthrie, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Mt.Vernon, was elected Moderator of the Synod of Illinois of the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A. today. His election came this afternoon at the 1951 meeting of the Synod, which opened in, the College Chapel of Lake Forest, 111. College. The meeting will close at noon Thursday. Dr. Guthrie was placed in nomi. nation by the Rev. E. Frank Cody of Bridgeport and the seconding speech was made by the Rev. William J. DuBourdieu of Chicago. He succeeds Retiring Moderator Leslie' G. Whitcomb, D. D., of Macomb. Principal duties of the Moderator are to preside over the sessions of the Synod, make committee appointments, represent the Synod at various ecclesiastical meetings and accompany the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church when he visits the Synod of Illinois. The Synod of Illinois is.made up of 12 Presbyteries, each of which is an organized unit. Mt. Vernon is in the Presbytery of Ewing, which comprises 12 counties in this section of the state. There are 90,000 Presbyterians in the Synod of Illinois. Dr. Guthrie has served the Synod as its permanent clerk for the past six years. His election as Moderator will not affect his status as permanent clerk, as the term of Moderator is for one year only. MT.V.FAIRTO OPEN JULY 8 FOR EIGHPDAY RUN Extra Days Planned for Midget Rasing, Western Horse Show ond Thrill Acts. $20,000,000 INCREASE ON TRUCK FEES Illinois House Sloshes $8,000;000 of Gov. Stevenson's Proposed License Boost. Fine Collections Drop Sharply in MtV. Past Year Business in police court in Mt. Vernon declined sharply during the past fiscal year. The annual audit report, presented at the city council meeting last night, showed a total of only $4,452" was collected from fines during the 12-month period ending April 19. In the previous fiscal year fine collections totaled $8,511.90. Fine collections during the year were $4,059.90 less than the previous year. Eight-Ounce Baby Lives Few Hours By Asiaeiaftd Prtss MIAMI, Fla., June 19. — An eilght-ounce baby girl born in a doctor's office died last night. The tiny infant, four months premature, was kept alive in an incubator at Jackson Memorial Hospital for a few hours. It was born yesterday when the mother, Mrs. Ruby Ivey of suburban Coconut Grove, was in Dr. Alfred Nadler's office for an examination. Army to Free 100,000 Reserves By Associated Prtss WASHINGTON, June 19. —The Army hopes to release by December about 100,000 enlisted reservists called to active service since the start of fighting in Korea. Announcing this yesterday, Secretary Pace said the program will start in July, rather than in September as originally planned with release of a small number of reservists. The 45th annual Mt. Vernon State Fair, which opens on July 8, will be an eight-day event for the first time in the history of the Fair, it was announced today by President Walter Rhodes. The Fair will open on Sunday, July 8, and will close the following Sunday. Added features which will extend the Fair into the extra days include two thrill show appearances, a complete Western Horse Show, midget automobile racing and an all-night singing session. The Mt. Vernon Fairgrounds already look bright and shiny, but workmen are going over the grounds and buildings daily to give them an even fresher appearance for Fair week. The Fair will open on Sunday, July 8 with a big horse-pulling contest—"open to the world"— which will last all afternoon, beginning at 1:00 p. m. At 8:00 p. m.. Jack Kochman's Hell Drivers will present an automobile and motorcycle thrill show. Monday will be taken over with accepting racing entries and at 8:00 o'clock Monday night a complete Western Horse Show will be presented in front of the grandstand. Racing Starts Tuesday Five days of harness and running races, on the Illinois Topline Circuit, are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, which will be 4-H Day and Children's Day. President Walter Rhodes, who has contacted many race horse owners in recent months and has their promise to enter their stables here, predicted an outstanding race meeting. Because of so many entries, the Fair Association has added two more races to the week's program. There will be four $1,000 colt stakes during the week—the two- year-old trot on Tuesday, the two-year-old pace and the three- year-old trot on Wednesday and the three-year-old pace on Thursday, Wednesday Mt. V. Day For Wednesday, Mt. Vernon Day at the Fair, the association has arrange'd a heavy racing schedule. Besides the two $1,000 Illinois Colt Stakes, there will be a classified trot, a classified pace, a half mile run, a mile run and a pony race. Free-for-all stakes are scheduled for Thursday of Fair week and the Jefferson County Derby and other running events for Saturday. Midgets Race Sunday The "midgets" will I 'ace Sunday afternoon, closing out the speed program of the Fair. Midget automobiles from several mid- western cities are expected to compete for the prizes. The Fair will close Sunday night with an all-night sing under the guidance of the All American Quartet. Mt.V. Burglary Is Cleared Up By Police Dept. Police Chief Verner Pigg revealed today that his department has cleared up another Mt. Vernon burglary. Oliver Scott, 22, colored, and Ben Willie Jones, 15, colored, both of this city, have confessed breaking into the Johnson Motor Co., Ninth and Harrison, last week. They were arrested by police yesterday and signed statements admitting the burglary yesterday afternoon. They admittnd entering the building thi'ough a window and taking a new battery and change from the Coca-Cola machine. Charges will bf' filed against them today, Chief Pigg said, N£W iU^lCES TAKE OATH FIRE CHIEF TO SHOOT "WHOPPER" FIRECRACKER HERE ON FOURTH Fire Chief Paul Partridge has probably shot more' and bigger firecrackers than anybody in town. But come the Fourth of July this year he is going to touch off a real "whopper"—bigger than anything he has shot before. The scene will be the lake island at the Mt. Vernon city park and the occasion will be the annual Fourth of July fireworks demonstration which will climax the big day here. The "whopper" is a 24-inch aerial shell, which will be one of the features of the fireworks display. Largest aerial shell ever shot before at the city park was ah 18-incher. The fireworks for the Fourth have arrived and have been stored at the fire department. Members of the fire department will have charge of touching off the fireworks. Chief Partridge saiu that the display this year should be more elaborate than ever before. He explained, besides the usual fireworks purchased by the Chamber of Commerce, an additional $100 worth hasi been purchased by the Veterans Reunion Commission. The display will include both aerial and set pieces. Features will include Statue of Liberty, American Flag, Fountain of Youth, Niagara Falls^jind many others, i By AdociaUd Press (See Table Page 10) SPRINGFIELD. 111., June^l9 — Te Illinois House early today slashed about $8,000,000 from Governor Stevenson's proposal to boost truck license fees $28,000,000 a year. The decision to write in the $20,000,000 figure came about 1:30 a. m. (CDT) at the end of a seven hour wrangle marked by defeat of a half dozen alternate suggestions for cutting back the Stevenson scale of increases. By a vote of 100 to 31, the House adopted a surprise plan sponsored jointly by Reps. G, William Horsley (R-Springfield) and Lloyd C. (Curly) Harris (D-Granite City), The Horsley-Harris amendment would boost fees as much as 180 per cent over present charges in heavy weight classifications. The Governor's House spokesman on roads, Rep. Richard Stengel (D-Rock Island), endorsed the change. Stengel said he personally favored the original rates but recognized that they had to be whittled in the face of stiff opposition from the trucking industry. Rep. Paul Powell of'^ Vienna, Democratic minority leader, had told the House before his own $20,000,000 amendment was ^jilled: "My father used to tell me that when you can't get a square meal, take a lunch." Both Stengel and Powell foresaw a good chance of eventual final approval ior the Governor's program in its altered conditipn. Nickel Gas Tax Stevenson sought to raise an additional $68,000,000 a year in extra revenue for roads. The key features of his program were the $28,000,000 truck bill, and a two cents gasoline tax increase to a nickel a gallon. The Senate has okayed both bills. The nickel gas tax is in the early stages of House consideration. With the Horsley-Harris amendment tacked on, the Governor's truck fee bill was advanced for a passage vote, probably later this week. If the House approves it, the bill will return to the Senate for action on the amendment. Hit Out-Of -Staters Horsley said his estimate if additional revenue was based solely on license fee increases. In addition, his plan provides for a highway use tax. This tax would be levied, in amounts ranging from $3 to $150 a vehicle depending on weight, on all trucks that haul in Illinois, including out-of-state cargo carriers. Practically, this tax would be abated nisorar as Illinois-owned trucks are concerned. Their use tax payment would be credited as an offset toward the regular state truck license fee, in all cases a higher sum. Man Held in Club Slaying Arrested Here Last Month A man charged with beating a fellow worker to death yesterday on a farm near Sims was a prisoner in the Mt. Vernon city jail twice last month. He is Jennings Simmons of Geff, who is being held in the county jail at Fairfield on a charge of fatally clubbing a farm hand known as Doc White. The slaying occurred on a farm two miles southeast of Sims. Records at the Mt. Vernon police department show that Jennings Bryan Simmons, of Geff, was arrested by local "police on drunk charges on May 25 and May 30. He was fined the first time and was ordered to leave town the second time. President Signs New Draft Law By Associated Prass WASHINGTON, June 19. — President Truman today signed the new draft law. The measure lowers the draft age, extends the Selective Service system four years and lays the foundation for Universal Military Training. Mr. Truman signed the bill in a White Hou.se ceremony at 10:15 a. m, (CST). The new law keeps the draft in operation until July 1. 1955, and permits the induction of 18 Vi year- olds for military service if local draft boards exhaust their supply of older eligible men. It makes no change in the present maximum draft age of 25. The present law, which would have expired on July 9, prohibited the induction of anyone under 19. The period of service under the new law is 24 months instead of the 21 under the expiring law. PROPOSE TO EASE AUTO SALE TERMS Senoto CommitlM Volth Agoinit Rolling lack Any Prieet Below J«ii^ uor 24-Feb. 24 Levolt. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 19—Justice William J. Fulton gives the oath of office to Ralph L. Maxwell, George W. Bristlow and Harry B. Hershey in the chambers of the Supreme Court here Monday afternoon. —(AP Wirephoto — Special to The Register-N.ews) COUNCIL SETS UP STRICT RULE ON PURCHASING Items Costing $30 Or More Must Hove Approval of Aldermen. An ordinance providing strict rules for purchase of supplies by the city of Mt. Vernon was adopted at last night's meeting of the city council. When the cost of an item is over $250, the ordinance provides, it can only be purchased by con- ti-act let by the city council to the lowest responsible bidder. The ordinance also stipulates that supplies costing more than $30 but less^.than'"$250 cannot be purchased without approval of the \s^st year, council. — WHERE CITY GETS ITS FUNDS... Taxes, Liquor Licenses, Parking Meters Main Mt.V. Revenue Sources The total general funds income of the city of Mt. Vernon last year w^s $159,286.92, according to the annual report of the city's auditor, Wm. A. Gamier. General taxes declined $10,970,58 to $70,584.25 during the fiscal 12 -month period which ended last April 25. Next to taxes, the city's main source of revenue was from liquor licenses which accounted 'for more than a third as much;jas direct taxes. ^/Falirerhs ahd clubs paid a total of $27,500 into the city treasury. This •• was^ $766.81 more; than INDEBTEDNESS OF MT.V. IS UP m^NYEAR Audit Shows Total indebtedness of City is Now $451,634.61, v^..-". The third largest item of income Items costing between $5.00 and vvas from parking meters, which $30 can be purchased by an offi- took in a total of $25,101.19 —: an cer, agent or employee of the city increase of $6,204.30 in the year. only after first obtaining a written requisition signed by the mayor and city treasurer. The ordinance, presented by Alderman Joe Dull, was adopted by unanimous vote after a motion to table the ordinance for further study was defeated, 5 to 4. At last night's meeting, Mayor Milton Forsyth reappointed Beatrice Tuttle, Marion Dykes and Don Lee to the city library board. He also reappointed Roy A. Jones to the police pension, boai'd. Both appointments were confirmed by the city council by unanimous vote. Councilmen last night also: 1.—^Tabled for further study a resolution which sets up the salary of the city's authorized agent for the retirement fund at $60 per month. 2.—Voted to pay city salaries up to June 30. 3.—Postponed action on proposed dedication of a roadway leading to the water company filtration plant, to the city from the Illinois Cities Water Co. 4.—Appointed a committee to contact the water company relative to the dedication of the roadway to the city. 5.—Voted to open an alley between Cherry and College, west of 24th street, a matter which has reportedly caused a neighborhood controversy. 6.—Decided to investigate the need of purchasing two new tires to replace five-year-old front tires on the number, one fire truck and discussed advisability of keeping the old tires for use on street department trucks. 7.—Adopted a resolution to keep alive availability of federal money for use in low-cost housing. 8.—Requested that a fire plug be placed at 26th and Logan. 9. —Requested that a street light be placed at Viola and 15th. 10.—Voted that copies of all ordinances adopted by the council be furnished to aldermen, the mayor and city clerk. 16-Week Basic To Be Resumed By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 19. — The Army will resume 16-week basic training schedules for recruit.s in July, the Chief of Army field forces announced today. General Mark W. Clark said the additional two weeks, which were dropped during the rapid build-up period last year, will result in increased combat skills, greater knowledge of weapons and better physical conditioning of troops. Five-Day Forecast By Associated Press Extended five day forecasts for Illinois: Temperatures will average near norma. Normal maximum 83 north to 87 south, normal minimum 59 north to 63 south. Temperatures remaining near normal during period with no major day after changes. Precipitation to 1 inch, school, occurring as frequent, almost daily, scattered showers. Other sources of city "income were: Road and bridge tax—$12,772.96. Fines and fees—$4,452.00. Juke boxes—$862.50. Barber licenses—$250.00. Taxicabs—$230.00. ' Bus lines—$87.50. Bowling alleys—$391.66. Poolrooms—$240.00. Miscellaneous licenses—$167.00. License transfei's—$30.00. City Hall rent—$5,565.00. Property rent, lease and vacating—$2,603.00. Building, electrical and plumbing permits—$662.13. Dumping ground fees—$357.00. Cigarettes, candy anS coca-cola machines—$160.60. Telephone refunds—$55 .59. Special assessment costs — $14.20. Special assessment commissions —$18.96. Fire insurance tax—.$4,535.03. Miscellaneous—$1,402.79. Park and library electricity bill reimbursement—$123.56. From Public Benefit Fund—$1,120.00. Total general funds income — $1. "19 ,286.92. Tax anticipation warrants — $64,775.00. Borrowed from cash working fund—,$80,000.00. Combined totals—$304,061.92. MAY ENACT NEW 'REAL PRICE FREEZf Hit DiSallf B«tf Cenfral Plant; Propot« Thirdly Down P o y m • n 19 Months on Cor Solos. Airline Pilots Go on Strike By Associated Prtss CHICAGO, June. 19.—A strike of 900 pilots today halted all commercial, non-military flights of the United Air Lines (UAL). The Airline normally carries 9,600 passengers in 220 flights daily. One of the major issues is the Union's demand for pay by the mile rather than by the hour. The Union contends that because of the greater speed of present planes pilots have to fly more mileage at the same pay. A UAL spokesman said all the line's commercial, non-military flights in the United States—600 to 70Q per day—were grounded. However, pilots flying the air lift to Koiea remained on the job. Union headquarters in Chicago said it expected the strike to have no effect on the operationsof other air lines. A spokesman said pilots of other lines will cross picket lines of UAL'strikers. The Union said it had pilot members in the service of 41 air companies. UAL reported it was using this plan for its grounded customers: Other air lines provided seats for as many passengers as htey could. Train reservations were made for others. NATVRALLY By AlMiiattd Pr.it SANTA ANA, Calif., June ID- Miss Minnie Penman retired to- 41 years of teaching noui. I What did she teach? jWhy, pen- (manship, naturally. )> •' Total indebtedness of the city of Mt. Vernon increased $39,383.73. during the fiscal year ending April 19, 1951, it was revealed at the city council meeting last nighl by the annual audit report. The audit, prepared by William A. Gamber and accepted by the council at last night's meeting, showed that total indebtedness of the city is $451,634.61. Indebtedness at the end of the previous fiscal year was $412,248.88. Unpaid bonds make up the major part of the city' indebtedness, the audit shows. Bonded indebtedness totals $257,000. It includes— City Hall bonds $3,000; City Fund, ing bonds $60,000; Airport Improvement bonds $25,000; Judge­ ment Funding bonds $90,000; Working Cash Fund bonds $79,000. Other debts of the city include: unpaid bills $86,028; tax anticipation warrants $80,900; unpaid contracts $27,706.03. Bonded indebtedness of the city increased $69,000 during the year, because of judgements against the city for salaries and debts in the sum of $90,000. However, all old bond accounts were reduced. The audit shows that the city hall is within $3,000 of becoming city property. A total of $5,000 was paid on $8,000 remaining in city hall bonds durng the last fiscal year. A total of $10,000 was paid on city funding bonds, $5,000 on airport improvement bonds and $1,000 on working cash fund bonds. In his audit report covering the fiscal year Mr. Gamber said, "I am pleased to report that no irregularities were disclosed during the course of this examination and that the records in the various offices appeared to have been well kept." Tax Receipts Fall General taxes received by the city decreased $10,970.28 from the previous year and amounted to .$70,584.25. Mr. Gamber explained to the council that tax objections and failure of some property owners ;to pay their taxes accounted for the decrease in money received by the city. In answer to a question, Gamber said that the financial condition of the city of Mt. Vernon is no worse than several other cities for which he prepares the annual audit. With expenses running higher for all cities and, in most cases, income being much the same, other cities are "in much the same boat as' Mt. Vernon," he said. . The audit showed tha.t the total general fund cash balance for the city of Mt. Vernon decreased $9,854.75 during the fiscal year. Mt. V. Appellate Justices Named By Asseciattd Prtlt SPRINGFIELD. III.. June 19.— Assignments of Judges to Appellate Courts were announced today by Chief Justice Joseph E. Daily of the Illinois Supreme Court; The assignments include: Fourth District —Mt. Vernon) John T. Culbertson, Jr., Delavan: A. J. Scheineman, Sterling,- «nd William M. Bardens. Monmouth. SOUTH AMERICANS IN KOREA By AtMCiatad Praia TOKYO, June 19. — The first troops from South America to reach Korea—^a battalion from Colombia — arrived Saturday,. the Army announced today. •y AtMciaM Pratt WASHINGTON, June 19. — The Senate Banking Committee voted today for a ban on further price rollbacks—including beef—belojiv average price levels between Jan. 24 and Feb. 24, 1951. The committee, completing > revision of the economic controls bill, also amended the measure to provide more liberal installment credit terms for the purchase of automobiles ojily. It then scheduled a vote for 7:30 a. m. CST, Thursday on whether to approve the bill in its present form. The committee voted to retain the present requirement for a one- third down payment on automobiles, but agreed to extend from 15 to 18 months the time durins which the remainder could be paid. It refused to make the same change applicable to other installment purchases. In its new form, the: measure would ^xtend price, yrmge and rent coritrorprovTsionB until next Marcli 1, and other featured of the statute until June 30, 1952. Contract authority would be extended until June 30,1953. "Real Price Freese" ' Senator Maybank (DrS. C), the committee chairman, said; bm thought the committee would approve the drastically revised measure and "enact a real pric« freeze." The price control amendment would retain; the existing beef price roll back but—unless price, director Michael V. DiSalle acts between now and the time the measure becomes law—it would forestall two scheduled companion rollbacks in August and Ck:tober. Maybank said the January-Feb*. ruary control period would permit an additional 2 per cent beef rollback on top of the existing roU^' back if DiSalle wanted-to order it in place of the sharper cuts he had scheduled. f The House Agriculture Committee meantime instructed Chairman Cooley (D-N. C.) to introduce a bill prohibiting all rollbacks of prices or wages. . Csttle Back on Market The committee acted last night after strong administration support and a renewed flow of cattki to the slaughter pens had apparently made the ex-mayor of Toledo victor in his toughest price fight. Cattle raisers and meat packers have fough^ the order. DiSalle has declared the: success of the whole effort to control prices and wages may. hinge on his efforts to chop live beef prices 19 per cent. A first-stage ten per cent cut is in effect, DiGalle scheduled further reductions, each 4% per cent, on Aug. 1 and Oct. 1. The Senate Banking Committee yesterday defeated, seven to five, a proposal similar to: the one the House group approved, to bar fur: ther beef price roll backs. Iran Oil Talks Break ikmn •y AttMiata4 Praia TEHRAN. June 19-Oil na' tionalization talks between Britain and Iran broke down tonight in bitter disagreement. Britain had been prepared to offer Iran £10.0QO,000 ($28.000,000) in an effort to reach some kind of agreement over natiqpalitation of the billion ddlar Anglo-Iranian Oil Oxm fasty.. Iran demanded 75 per cent of the company's revenues since March, plus a deposit of the remaining;25 per cent ts meet the company's possiMli compensation claims. British sources had said that if Iran rejected the cash oir«^ they would withdraw all thirir skilled oU workers frcan tte country at once. At the last minute PlMrtli Mohammed Moasadigh «». to :U.S. Ambttsa^^^ Grady to try and British to nationalisation

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