Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on June 25, 1951 · Page 1
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TEUfPKRylTfJIIf: Saturday—high, 84; low, 69. Rainfall—.03 inch. Sunday—high, 90; low, 67, Lost night's low—65. Rainfall—1.38 inches. Airfjort noon temDerature--90. MT. VERNON REGISTER-NEWS MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL — SPECIAL FAVORS FOR NONE A NON-PARTISAN PAPER SOUTHERN lair cloudy with a thundershowers novthwtMi 'iMNi^ tion lote tonight ir t%m^ forenoon. Wormtr iwflh tion. Low tonight 6A, 68 fioirfhl' 68, 74 south. High l%milf0 87 to 92. VOLUME XXXI —NO. 227 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS —MONDAY, JUNE 25, 1951 25c PER WCEK BY CARRlOk TRUMAN REPLIES TO MALIK PEACE PHONES OUT, BIG LOSS IN MARION FIRE Oil Worehouse Off Marion Square Destroyed Along With Trucks, Autos, Tires and Oil. MT. VERNON HELPS TO FIGHT BLAZE Telephone Operators Flee Danger, Cables Cut; Loss at Least $250,000; No Injuries. UN TROOPS CHBER RUSSIAN PEACE GESTURE By Asieciatcd Press MARION, IIJ.. June 25.—An oil warehouse tire blazed off Marion's public scjuaro today, billowing smoke a mile high, before companies from eleven .southern Illinois cities controled the fire. Loss was expected to top $250,000. Telephone service was knocked out, probably until late tomorrow. iS'o one was hurt. Gene Morrison, one of the owners, said the loss to the Home Oil Co. could not bo figured immediately. He set the warehouse loss at $100,000 but said it would take $200,000 to replace it. He said the contents — a half carload of oil. four or five trucks, new tires and possibly several emplo>ps' cars— were destroved at ji loss of another $100,000. Morrison said ho believed tlie fire started in electi-ic wiring. The rear of the Odd Follows' Lodge hall burned. It houses the Williamson County Relief Office whose records were damaged. Also damaecd vvf >rc a shoo repair shop and a 1 aundij, nr* Cuts Phone Cables The Illinois Commercial Telephone Co. service was paralyzed by fire-severed main cables. Manager H. R. Scwell said Marion's service would not be restored com- {.•etcly until late tomorrow. Telephone operators were ordered off their jobs as a wall of the warehouse threatened to collapse against the telephone building. Thj; ivall was felled later. Before the blaze had been controlled, fire equipment arrived from Herrin, Mt. Vernon, West Franffort, Johnston City and Car- terxille. Fire Chief Paul Partridge and fireman C. W. Compton took the Vo. 1 Mt. Vernon fire truck to the icene of the Marion blaze. They arrived back home at 11:40 I. m. Foiir Injured in Collision of Cars Southeast of City Four persons were injured, none critically, in a collision of cars at 6 :15 p. m. yesterday on U. S. route 460, about two miles west of Opdyke. Most seriously hurt was Melvin E. Appleby, Jr., 23, of 716 North street, driver of one of the cars. The colision involved cars driven by Appelby and James Ramsey, of Omaha, 111. Ramsey was not hurt but three others in his car received minor injuries. They were his wife, Flora, who suffered a knee injury; his ten-months-old son, Terry, who sustained a head injury, and Lorraine Mayhail, of New Haven, III., who .suffered bruises. Appleby was taken to Good Samaritan hospital, suffering from a laceration to the .scalp and fracture of the small bone in his right wrist. He was reported as getting along fine this morning. The others were not hospitalized. Sgt. Tom Leffler of the state poliqe, who investigated the accident, said that Appleby was thrown from his car by. the impact of the collision. His car spun on the pavement, then went into a ditch. Both cars were heavily damaged. Sgt. Leffler filed a charge of illegally passing a car against Appleby. Lightning Strikes And Damages Home On Fairfield Road Lightning struck the home of Mrs. Cora Ford, on the Fairfield road, at 5:42 p. m. yesterday. The lightning struck the television antennae and damaged the home and adjoining aviary. Plastering was knocked off of walls in a bedroom and a light si^i\ch was knocked off the wall. Wbather - boarding was damaged on a small building used to house birds. The lightning followed a guy wire to the aviary. Rural firemen were called to the scene and reported that no fire resulted from the lightning. Mrt. Ford was not injured. A composite group of United Nations soldiers, standing on the 38th Parallel In Korea, cheer and wave a S8th Parallel sign as they refceive word of Russia's cease Hre In Rosea proposal. In- eluded In the eroup are soldiers from the United States. Canada and Puerto BIco. —AP WIREPHOTO via RADIO FROM TOKYO-SPECIAL TO THE REGISTER-NE \^}S) ARMED FORCES UP 1,841,000 IN mom YEAR U. S. Also Adds Hundreds of Ships, Thousands of Planes. WASHINGTON, June- 25.—The United States has about 1,841,000 more men under arms than it had a year ago whe the Communist invasion of South Korea signaled sudden war. It also has added hundreds of ships and thousands of jif»n*»? to its operating naval and air fleets.. Actually, the nation has come along so rapidly toward its limited military mobilization goal that cutbacks have been made in recent draft calls and plans are afoot to release I'^'IOOO army reservists. .umc 2o. 1950, the total ..ri. loi-ccs personnel was about 1,50L/. L ' The present strength is 3,341,000. Of li ^e, about 1.552,000 are army, .NIO.OOO air force, 737,00 navy and 204,000 marines. The objective off the limited mobilization is a force of 3,472,000 men. The army, where the greatest manpower expansion occurred, is about at its planned sti-ength, although it may be increased in the next year to a ^oint approaching 1,600,000. Navy Plans 1. Ships The navy ha^ H little farther to go to reach " new size of 810,000 men by 30, 1952. But in ships, the a< .ve fleet already is approachinp .ianned strength. The present fo - is about 980 ships of all types. " le pJan is to bring the fleet to a tren-th of 1,161 ships. Already ii ?ervice are 27 caf'riers, three bat l..ohips, about 15 cruis- errs (to he increased to 19) and 210 destr.iyr.-s (to be increased to 248 during the next year). The an- force had 48 groups of bombers, fighiers, troop carrier and other *yP ';s of a year ago. Now it ha.s 87. J. aims at 95 by a year from now It had about 412,000 men a ./er. ago, now has approxi- matp'v rJO,000. Because the ulti- cnati e:<pansion may be greater than 'D groups, the eventual man- pow«r strength is uncertain. U. S. KEEPING ATOMIC BOMB PLANES READY Ready to Strike Back Quickly if Attacked, Gen. O'Donnell Tells Senate MocArthur Committee. MALIK PLAN: FROM BORDER World-Wide Discussion of Whether Cease-Fire Suggestion Is Propaganda or Genuine. Final Notice Is Given on Personal Tax Schedules L. E. Gowler, Mt. Vernon township tax assessor, today issued a "final notice" for residents of the township to file their personal tax return. "If for any reason you have not filed your 1951 personnal tax .schedule please do so by June 27, 1951, " he said. The assessor said that in cases where persons fail to file the schedule one will be made for them and penalties will be added. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 25.—Senate hearing on the dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur were closed today with testimony -^m Gen. Emmett O'Donnell f made a mistake" by not Chinese bases in Manchi fall. By Associated Press WASHINGTON, June 25. — Maj. Gen. Emmett (Rosie) O'Donnell told senators today the Air Force is keeping atom-bomb-carrying planes ready to strike back swiftly if this country it attacked. "We have streamlined our packages and equipment so that we can get out there in an absolute mini- muf of time and go into action," O'Dobnell said. O'Donnll, former head of the Strategic Bombing Command in the Far East, was testifying as the 13th, and scheduled final witness, at Senate hearings on the dismissal of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The senators aimed to finish with him and complete the inquiry today. It was the 42nd day of hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees. May Call Harrinian Before O'Donnell began testifying the senators spent considerable time debating whether to call W. Averell Harriman, presidential advisor on foreign affairs, as a witness. There was no final decision but Senator McMahon (D- Conn.) said he would in any case put a sworn statement from Harriman, former ambassador to Russia, into the record. McMahon wants Harriman to rebut testimony by Patrick J. Hurley, Republican former ambassador to China, that President Roosevelt commissioned him to get a modification of the Yalta Agreement which gave Russia concessions in Manchuria. Hurley, when he was before the committee last week, bitterly denounced the Yalta Agreement as an "immoral and cowardly" past which he said made unwarranted territorial concessions in Manchuria to Russia. Hiirrlman Attended Yalta Harriman, then ambassador to Russia, attended the Yalta conference, but Hurley did not. Once they close their hearings, the committees will have the task (Continued on Paj* Two) BROTHER AND SISTER REUNITED HERE SATURDAY AFTER 35 YEARS ' M Ubert Davenport, 416 south loth street, was in a beauty parlor Saturday afternoon getting a new permanent wave. The phone rang — it was Mrs. Davenport's husband calling with a message that Mrs. Davenport's half-brother, John Cremeens, 83, whom she had not heard from nor seen in 35 years, was on his way from Belle Rive to visit her. The family became separated when Mrs. Davenport was 17 years old. She and other members of the fEunily had long tried to find their brother, and, at one time enlisted the assistance of the Masonic Lodge in an attempt to find out whether or not he was still alive. Mr. Cremeens, now retired, had, for many years been a detective for Armour Packing Company. He makes his home in Kansas City, Kan. Ho had know' that his father lived in Jefferson County and he went to Belle Rive and Mt, Vernon to see if he could find members of his long-lost family. At Belle Rive he found a niece, Mrs. Anna Pace. While he was here Saturday, he and Mrs. Davenport called another brother, Les Cremeens, in Des Moines, Iowa, and they made arrangements for a reunion to be held in Mt. Vernon sometime next month. WORLD TALKS PEACE BUT WAR STILUOES ON Reds More Aggressive, Drive Allies from Pyonggang Ridges. "•y flssoclatort Prcs<^ TOKYO, June 25.—The world talked of peace, but the Korean war roared into its second year today. Chinese and North Korean Reds were more aggressive all along the 100-mile battlefront. -Communist jets streaked out of their Manchurian sanctuary on another typical hit-and-run attack. Allied warships continued to pour a hail of steel into east coast ports in North Korea. The cease-fire and armistice proposal by Russia's Jacob Malik had put no damper on the fighting. < Red ground forces showed more fight than usual. But by late afternoon there was still no sign of their expected anniversary offensive. Predict Red Drive Allied forces, noting an omin- oas enemy buildup in the west, had predicted a limited Communist counterattack to celebrate the war's first birthday. Thirty red-nosed MIG -15 jets darted back and forth across the Yalu river boundary of Manchuria Monday, jockeying for position to attack Fifth U. S. Air Force F-86 Sabre jets. One of the Russian-made planes was shot down in flames. The Reds broke off the lO-minute battle and ^curried back to safety in Manchuria. It was the eighth day in the last nine that jet battles have swirled high over North Korea. The Reds have' lost 13 planes destroyed and 29 damaged. Allies Lose 11 Planes The Allies have lost 11 planes in that period. Allied and Comdiunist infantry clashed in a fierce bayonet battle on the western front Monday. Northwest of Yonchon U. N. patrols tried to drive the Reds off an imporant hill. The dug-in Reds refused to budge under blistering artillery and air attack. The Doughboys then smashed through Red artillery, mortar, rifle and machine fire and fought the Communists hand-to-hand. Late in the afternoon the Reds still held most of the hill. Northeast of Kumhwa on the central front, U. N. troops failed in repeated efforts to recapture a key mountain height. But they had the mountain surrounded and the Red supply line cut. Doughboys cautured the hill Sunday. The • Reds, bitterly defending the approaches to Kum- song, their newest defensive bastion, counterattacked four hours later. The Allies withdrew, but called down artillery and air strikes. Allies Lose Ridf>ef) The Reds Sunday drove Allied troops off two important ridges .south of Pyonggang, the northern apex of the old Red "irdn triangle" assembly area. One hill changed hands six times in 36 hours of bloody fighting. Reds and U. N. troops met at the top and battled with bayonets, rifles, machine guns and mortars. The Allies withdrew, then hurled a withering hail of artillery fire on the Red positions. Pilots later spotted enemy dead litering the hillside. By Associated Press UNITED NATIONS, N. Y„ June 25.—President Truman responded to Russia's puzzling peace feeler today with an assurance the United States is ready to join in a Korean settlement. But he said any settlement must end the aggression and bring security to the Koreans, The President's comment topped world-wide reaction to the suggestion of the Soviet Union's Jacob A. Mahk for discussions on a and withdrawal of all troops from the 38th parallel. The Peiping radio broadcast Malik's proposal; Pravda and Izvestia printed it in Moscow—all without comment, Foreign Secretary Morrison said Britain is studying ways to follow up "this possible opening," and cautioned against too much optimism. Foreign Secretary. Schuman of France called the Malik move a positive element which would permit the opening of negotiations without conditions. Foreign Mfnis ter Pearson of Canada said it would be a great mJstake not to follow up Malik's proposal. Australia's Foreign Minister, Richard Casey, said the Australian view is that restoration of the sovereignty of the (South) Korean Republic public is the "essential first step." Financial markets were lower all over the world, but the New York Stock Exchange steadied as the day'wore on. Malik made his proposal in a broadcast Saturday night, President Truman spoke today at a new air force development center at Tullahoma, Tenn. Peace or Propaganda'? As the President spoke, sentiment was growing in the United Nations for a determined effort to smoke out the Russians and see whether Malik was talking peace or propaganda. Opposition to the Russian peace feeler came from South Korea and from Nationalist China. A spokesman for the government of President Syngman Rhee, of the Republic of Korea, said the Russian move is a "trick." While the delegates and their capitals are working on ways and means to find out what the .Russians mean, Secrettary Gjneral Trygve Lie called for "negotiations for a military cease-fire" at the "earliest possible date," World Headlines Malik's proposal, the first from the Communist side which did not impose truce conditions favorable to the Chinese Communists, made headlines throughout the world. Western leaders said they hoped the proposal was genuine. Moscow's two official newspapers printed the Malik text without comment, but thus emphasized it's Kremlin origin. In Washington, the U. S. planned talks with its U. N. Allies to discuss a comment front It indicated that unless Red China approved the Malik proposal, the move doesn't count for much. While the U. S. waited word from President Truman for new clues to the west's attitude, the U. S, State Department gave evidence of open skepticism about the sincerity of Malik's proposal, made in a "price of peace" broadcast from the United Nations Saturday. U. N. Council Chairman Ente- zam of Iran, said, however, it was (Continued on page teiil $15,000 Worth OfFreeShrimp By Assoc'lated Press WATSON, 111,, June 25,— Residents of this village of 300 had their fill of fresh shrimp over the week-end. A large truck failed to make a curve on.U. S. Highway 37 Saturday and overturned, spilling a cargo of shrimp oacked in dry ice and valued tt $15,000. Because the cargo was perishable, residents of this Effingham county section were permitted ,to help themselves. Two men riding in the truck escaped injury. OIL TANKERS ARENELDUPBY IRANIAN GOVT Tehran Government Accuses British Oilmen of Sabotoge. U.S. READY TO JOIN IN REAL SETTLEMENT BULLETIN! By Afiociatad Preii WASHINGTON, June 35. — A nation wide strike Western Union was called today by the AFL Commercial '•'?'.('>fr:utl»- erf» Union for 5 a. m. CST, next Monday, July 2. Bury Victims of Crash in Africa By Associated Press MONROVIA, Liberia, June 25.— Memorial services are scheduled today at a tiny mission in a jungle clearing near here for victims of the crash of the Pan-American Clipper Great Republic. The plane hit a mountainside during a tropic rainstorm early Friday morning. (A spokesman for Pan-American in New York said the bodies of all 40 victims were removed from the wreck yesterday and buried at the Lutheran Mission of Sonyeh.) The bodies were buried at the mission village immediately because of the rapid decomposition in this steamy equatorial climate. Today's services were to be conducted by Father Mullins, a Roman Catholic, the Rev. L. R. Bowers of 1 he Lutheran Mission and possibly other neighboring Protestant clergymen. Natives carried 60 headloads of baggage, airmail and diplomatic pouches from the burned plane. FAHEST MAN IN WORLD STILL GAINS^WEIGHT Robert Hughes,Illinois Farmer, Passed 800 Lb. Mark Last Spring. By Associattd Press FISHHOOK, III., June 25, — Robert Earl Hughes, who thinks he's already the world's fattest man, reached his 25th birthday this month—apparently still gaining weight, Robert, who lives on a farm with his father near this west central Uhnois to^n, passed the. 800 pound mark last spring. He hasn't weighed since' but his belt —a strip of leather more than nine feet long—has grown a little tighter. The young man checks his weight only a few times a year— those periods when farm work is light. That's because the nearest scales that will register his huge bulk are in the general store in Fishhook. Special Truck Seat • For this trip he needs help from his married brothers, Guy and Don, or his father, Abraham Guy Hughes, all of whom are of normal size. They drive the truck and he sits in the back end on a low and wide reinforced bench. Robert, whose birthday was June 4, doesn't travel'much. An occasional trip to a nearby county fair is an event in his usual routine. The farm truck or a station wagon rigged up by his brothers are used for his travels, •Robert was a large baby, weighing 11% pounds at birth. However, he blames an attack of whooping cough at three months of age for his large bulk. He said doctors told him the coughing may have disturbed his growth controlling glands. • His father says Robert has a good but not excessive appetite, 375 at Age 10 He weighed 375 pounds when ho was 10, He quit school in the seventh grade because his 550 pound bulk was too grfsat for the walking required. Five years ago he passed the 700 pound mark. A spokesman for the American Medical Association said weight in e.xcess of 800 pound is very unusual although there are records of many 700 pounders. The heaviest man listed in AMA records is a North Carolinian born in 1798 who reached seven feet eight inches in height and weighed over 1,000 pounds. Robert is only six feet tall. He measures 29 inches around above the elbow and 33 inches around the knee. His clothing is made to order. The young man is good- humored, alert and interested. He has a deep and booming chuckle. He says he tried dieting but it didn't work so he gave it up. Refuses Show Offers So far he has turned down all offers to appear with traveling shows. Robert takes an occasional walk around his father's farm. He sleeps on a sturdy double bed and uses a heavy bench for a chair. By Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran, June 25.— The British embassy announced today the Iranian National Oil Company accused British oilmen here of sabotage in refusing to authorize signing of receipts for oil pumped aboard tankers. It said Ambassador Sir Francis Shepherd protested the accusation to the Iranian foreign ministry. The spokesman said three members of the temporary board of directors of the Iranian National Oil Company set a letter yesterday to A. E. C. Drake, British manager of the'Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, making the accusation. Loading of tankers has been halted in Abadan, the oil refinery port, for three days because the Iranians have beendemanding receipts stating the oil being pumped aboard was the property of the Iranian National Oil Company, set up to take over AlOC properties under the nationalization law. Possible Death Penalty The British embassy spokesman said Shepherd expressed grave concern at the sabotage charge against Drake, in view of an anti- sabotage bill now pending before the Iranian parliament which provides heavty penalties, including the death sentence, for anyone impeding oil production. A dozen tankers were jamming the Abadan port because Iranians stopped their sailing with gasoline and oil cargoes from the world's largest refinery there. The ships belong to the AIOC. The company's British manager, A. E. C. Drake, warned that'mil­ lions of gallons backing up into the plant's limited oil storage facilities might force a shutdown of the installation which supplies the lion's share of. oil for Europe's de- fensejCffort. Drake told the Iranians: Warns of Fire Peril "If we are forced to shut down, you must name responsible officials to take over immediately a dangerous situation — unless you want to see Abadan go up in flames. Despite its legal action, Iran has not yet taken over actual op oration of AIOC's facilities. Shutdown of a refinery, handling inflammable products, is an extremely complicated task requiring highly trained personnel to avoid a disaster, • One Tanker Escapes One tanker, the Dolabella, managed to slip out yesterday despite an Iranian threat of "naval action" and got safely away over the sandbar at the mouth off the Tigris and Euphrates, Iranian soldiers prevented another, the British Empress, from weighing an^ chor. The port usually clears five or six tankers a day. The ships are held by an Iranian demand that the captains sign receipts saying they owe the "Iranian National Oil Company" for the cargo taken aboard. The captains have refused. The National Oil Company was set up by Iran to take over the British-controlled AIOC. President in SpMch al Tullahomo on War's An* nlyersory. Soys AggrtsI sion Must Fully End. BLISTERS GOf FOR CRITICISMS Charges Republ icons Spreod Slonder ond Lios; Defends Acheson os Ono of Grcotest Stcroforiot^ Will Fight to The Yalu-Rhee By Associated Press PUSAN, Korea, June 25.—The Republic of Korea observed the first anniversary of the Korean War today with a fiei^ speech by its president and a parade of soldiers, tanks and artillery. Korean- manned planes roared overhead. President Syngman Rhee addressed more than 1,000 government officials and foreign diplomats on the grounds of the temporary capitol. He said Koreans would fight on until the last Communist is driven north of the Yalu River. "This is the will of the Korean people, of all ages and all classes," Rhee said. The president disregarded Russia's suggestion for a cease-fire. Grandmothers Hoaxed into Trip, joy Selves at Santa Fe Resort Enj( Year of War-See Chronology, Page 6 By Asseeiateii Prtss SANTA FE, N. M., June 25. ~ Two grandmothers, lured from New York to New Mexico last week on what appears to be a giant hoax, enjoyed themselves today at a Santa Fe resort, The two—Mrs. Mary Keihn, 55, of Clark Summit, Pa., and Mrs. Frank Licari, 51, of East Rockaway, N. Y. — found themselves stranded in Albuquerque Friday with only $40 between them. They had thought they were bound oh an expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles, won on a radio program (Truth or Consequences). The gag began with a purported long distance telephone call from Los Angeles during which an unidentified girl informed Mrs, Keihn she had won a trip for herself and a companion. Mrs. Keihn persuaded Mrs. Licari to accompany her. The caller advised Mrs. Keihn that plane reservations to Albu­ querque would be waiting for the pair at the Scranton, Pa., airport, Fiom Albuquei-que, they were to go to Truth or Consequences, N. M., where a representative of the program would meet them and accompany them the rest of the way. Airline Pays Bill But when the two women landed at Albuquerque, they learned no further arrangements had been made. TWA stepped in at that point and arranged tickets home for the grandmothers — each has five grandchildren—and a three day holiday at Bishop's Lodge here. "I dread going home," Mrs. Keihn said yesterday. "My son, Fred, was skeptical all along. He told me you don't get anything for nothing. Now he'll say T told you so'," But despite the disappointment, the two are agreed: "Now that we're here, we're starting to enjoy ourselves. By AtSMiatad Pr«M TULLAHOMA, Tenn., June 25. —President Truman said today the United States is rseady to j<*i in a "real settlement" of thi Korean war "which fully ends the aggression and restores peace and security." While Mr. Truman did not lab«il it, that was obviously his reply to the proposal by Jacob A. Malik, Russian delegate to the United Nations, for a cease-fire and withdrawal of troops from the area of the 38th parallel. Mr. Truman, on his first anniversary of the ccmimunist attack on south Korea, said ' the Reds suffered 1,000,000 casualties and have been thrown back "behind the line they started from." The president, in a major for-^ eign policy speech, blistered Republican critics for ''spreading fear and slander and li<s" arid trying to "desti^oy" Deste Acter son, ;wh6m M' «»&id ^iinp greatest secretaries" of '^ff't* 'to our history." v Must B« "Real" Peace In guarded language, which did not mention Malik or his proposal specifically, 'the president told a crowd gathered to dedicate a new $157,500,000 air force testing center: 'We are ready to join in a peace settlement in Korea now as we have always been. But it must be a real settlement which-fully ends the aggression and restores peace and security to the free and to the gallant Korean people. "In Korea and in the rest of the world we must be .-eady to take any steps whi<*h truly advance us toward world pe<ice. But we must avoid like the league rash actions which would take unnecessary risks, of world war or weak actions which reward aggression" Dedicates Weapons Center The president flew here from Washington to the Arrold Air Force engineering development center, to be devoted to the development of jet propulsion and supersonic flight power. His talk fairly bristled with denunciations of Republican supporters of Gen; Douglas MacArthur's Koreain policy and critics of Acheson, Se<iretary of Defense Marshall, Gen. Omar Bradley uiH the joint chiefs of staff. Mr. Truman ousted MacArthur for publicly advocating a broadened war against the Chinese communists. MacArthur said his program wouldn't necessarily bring in Russia. MacArthur said if the other United Nations would not join in, this country should "go it alone. Raps MacArthur Without naming MacArthur, Mr. Truman said of those who would "take a chance" that thie Soviet Union won't fight in the Far East: • "They want us to play Ruij- sian roulette with the foreigiii policy of the United States — and with all the chambers of the pistols loaded." He continued: "Unfortunately, it isn't only the Kremlin that has been trying to separate us from our allies. "There are some people in this country, too, who have been trying to get us to 'go -it alone.' There are people here who have been sowing distrust of our allies and magnifying our differences with them. "Politics Ahead of Country" "Some of these people are sin* cere but misguided. Others ar« deliberately putting politics ahead of their country." There was no doubt he had Senator McCarthy (R-Wis) in mind when he said: "They have tried to bewttirch the loyalty of General Marsha.*!]; who directed our strategy In winning the greatest war lllJlie> tory." In a recent senate speedi, lis» Carthy called Marshall o»i fl' the key figures in what he ttnwM > a conspiracy to turn tht Bit" over to communism. ' Not in a long tlaaa Truman apolam^ m )tf against critics oT shall and the a^ "That poUUcefeU--. is doing the couatry m declared. "It's pi " the hands at tSm.. ,

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