Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on May 31, 1952 · Page 1
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Member of The Associated Press. Sc Per Copy. Vol. CXV1I, No. 118 ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, MAY 31, 1952 Established January IS, 1836. Building Needs Of School Area To Be Surveyed Board Eyra Future TYriuls Of Population and Obsolescence War Veteran In Preacher for Holiday Event The Alton school hoard. Thursday, voted unanimously to employ Perkins & Will, an architectural firm of Chicago, to conduct a survey in Alton to determine building needs of the school district. meeting at Haskell House. The survey, which will bring up to date an earlier study made by Perkins & Will eight years ago, will show population trends in the district and make suggestions as to si/e, type, and location of any buildings needed in the district. $5000 Celling Cost Lawrence Perkins, representing the firm, told the board that a ceiling cost of the survy would be $5000, and the actual cost should be considerably below this figure. He also told the board that the survey should be completed by fall, although it may start slowly, as qualified personnel in the firm become available. The survey will cover the present Alton school district No. 151 and also the additional territory which will be included in the new Alton district No. 11, which comes into existence July 1. Replacements Needed In the discussion of the survey, Supt. J. B. Johnson pointed out to the board that several Alton schools, particularly Horace Mann and Irving, should be replaced, if possible, and that within eight or 10 years, East Junior will have to be used as a section of Alton High, necessitating another junior- high building. According to Johnson, and Raymond Ready, administrative assistants in charge of curriculum, additional classroom space is also needed in the Milton and North Alton areas. Both administrators agreed that the district is now well hqused on the junior high and high school levels. In the only other action taken at the noon meeting Thursday, the board voted to pay a bill for $9254.98 to the J. J. Wuellner & Son construction company for acoustical tile work done on the F. W. Olin Vocational School. Man Smoked in Bed, Is Awakened By Fire John E. Martin, 36, of 601 Washington avenue was treated in St. Joseph's Hospital at 12:30 a. m, Friday for burns about his legs suffered after his bed had taken fire. According to a police report, Martin blamed a fancy doily beneath an ash tray on a bedside table. He had been smoking on retiring, and his cigaret left in an ash tray apparently ignited the doily. Two Purses Reported Lost By Parade Watchers Two Instances of purses being lost gained mention in Memorial Day police reports as echoes of the parades. Mrs. Leon Meyer of 1524 Jersey street reported the loss of her purse, containing $6, keys, and personal papers while she was viewing the Upper Alton procession at Main and Edwards streets. At 8 p. m. Henry Kessler of 935 College avenue brought to the police desk a purse or handbag he found near the foot of State street which contained Mrs. Meyer's name. Keys and cards had been left In the purse but there was only 11 cents in money, Jason Bramhall jr., chairman of the afternoon procession and exercises in National cemetery, brought to the police a woman's handbag containing $44 and an identification card with name of Mrs. Anna Beazley of 705 West Delmar avenue. It had been found on Pearl street near the cemetery gateway. Through a neighbor's telephone, police got word to the owner of purse, and Mrs. Beazley, with her husband, Charles, came for it. Thoriia§ Warns of Reds MANILA, May '30 /P—Norman Thomas, American Socialist party leader warned today that the influence of Communism has entered the bloodstream of national politics in Southeast Asia and is an active threat in Japan, A veteran of navy service ir World War II preached the sermor at the requiem mass in St. Pat rick's Cemetery, on Mcmoria Day. He is Father Thomas J dough, assistant pastor of Old Cathedral. During the war, Father Gough was a boatswain's mate in the navy, and saw service in the invasions of Okinawa, Iwo Jitna, and the Philippines. He interrupted his studies for the priest hood to enlist in the navy and after the war, resumed his studies Father Gough. also was celebrant of the solemn mass. Father Brendan Keane of Old Cathedral was deacon, and Father Thomas Gorman, assistant pastor of St. Ambrose, was subdeacon. Members of the Fourth Degree. Knights of Columbus, and Boy Scouts served as honor guards. Msgr. J, J, Brune, pastor of St. Mary's Church, preached the sermon for the mass in St. Joseph's cemetery. This celebrant of the mass was Father Paul Hebcn- streit. head of Catholic Charities; the deacon was Father Anthony Schmidt and the subdeacon was Father Joseph Kromoneker. both of St. Mary's. Fourth Degree members of the Knights of Columbus and Boy Scouts formed guards of honor. Si. Louis Man Killed, Wife Hurt In Car Crash A St. Louisan was killed and his wife critically injured shortly before 7:30 p. m. Friday when the car he was driving on State Aid Route 6 near Brussels went out of control and struck a tree. Ho was George E. Aubuthon, 39, of 4244 Maryland avenue. St. Louis. Mrs. Irene Johnston Aubuchon, 34, of 5218 Dolmar avenue, was brought to St. Joseph's Hospital where this morning her condition was listed as critical. She incurred a crushed chest, shock and fracture of the left arm. She was first identified as Mrs. Irene Johnston but later a son, James Johnston of St. Louis, informed the hospital that Aubuchon was the injured woman's husband. Aubuchon's body was taken to Hanks funeral home at Hardin. Plans have been made for funeral arrangements in St. Louis. News of the crash came to Alton police through a police. call from state Motion Day in City Court Set Up to Tuesday The regular session of city court will be advanced to Tuesday, next week, Court Clerk Boschert announced today. Judge Streeper plans to attend at least part of the sessions of the 3-day Illinois Bar Association convention opening at Springfield on Wednesday. The meeting is one at which the proposal for constitutional changes to permit modernizing the court system of the state is to be discussed. Thursday and Friday, the use of the Alton courtroom has been reserved for Interstate Commerce Commission hearings scheduled here. In order to avoid conflicting dates, Judge Streeper has accordingly set next Tuesday for the customary weekly "motion day." At last Thursday's court session, two divorces were granted, both on proof of the complainants' allegations of cruelty. Rolfe Johnson of 2225 Main street secured divorce from Mrs. Ethel Johnson whose former name of Stevenson was restored. Mrs. Tillie Ruckman of 1211 East Fifth street was divorced from Eugene Ruckman, and the decree provided for restoration of her maiden name of Hunter. Weather Partly cloudy this afternoon nml tonight with occasional Hhowers or thundershow- trs; Sunday partly cloudy with few showers in forenoon; highest today near 80; lowest Sunday morning about 55; highest near 75 Sunday afternoon. River Stages (Zero 395.48 m. c.) W. Bureau 7 a. m. Stage 11.61 Ft. Fall 1.49 Ft. Lock iDam 26 Sea Level 7. a. m. Pool 417.49 Tailwater 407.09 Singing in The Bathtub Water Rate Raise May Change Saturday Night Paean to Dirge Another week likely will settle the question whether, the increase in the water rates will have a baleful effect on the cause of music in Alton. Classical measures may escape —but for the common garden variety of vocalizing, those mellow measures that reflect the happiness of man in his home—well it's an uncertain future. Can the head of the house retain his customary genial outlook and continue to give forth in song as he relaxes in the tub for his Saturday night dunking? This momentous question will find, its answer soon. Sunday. June I, is the date for the 40 percent boost in the water rates to take •ffect, and tonight will be the final* fof bargain Saturday baths. In fftcti those stirring vocal notes may even be absent tonight. Ho\» can a man sing during his traditional Saturday-nighter when he knows his next tubbing excursion will cost 40 percent more? Will Pop, like the poet of old, find his thoughts turning to that strain, " melancholy gold"? For 30 years, bargain bathing has been the rule in Alton. Now the rates are upping for the first time since 1922. But the change, after all. may have some esthetic effect. Bathing should attain new dignity with all, and Saturday night more than ever before in Alton be an occasion in gracious living. So. turn on the faucet, Let the splash fall where it may; For there's no relaxation Like a bath on Saturday. F. P. N. Memorial Day Talks Stress Debt to Dead Parades. Observances at Cemeteries Mark Holiday Two speeches highlighted Alton's observance of Memorial Day. when the several holiday functions in the area featured a "downtown" program in the afternoon Friday, following a morning program in Upper Alton cemetery. Parades preceded the program. Ralph T. Smith. Alton attorney, was the speaker at National Cemetery in the afternoon. lie said in part: "Patriotic holidays, with services such as this, always bring out the finest of human emotions. We feel a sense of loss for those hero dead whom we honor here. We feel humility at the remembrance of the great sacrifice they made. We feel love for our country and our comrades . . . "Today I want to think with you for a few moments about pride. Webster defines pride in various ways. However, the definition which best fits the sense in which f shall use it today is 'a lofty self- respect, a reasonable delight in our position, achievements and possessions.' It would surely be odd if we, as patriotic Americans, did not feel pride in our country. And it is entirely proper that we feel pride in our legions of fighting men who have preserved our country's position of world leadership with their life's blood . . . "We have an obligation to destroy corruption and vice wherever its ugly head is reared in our land. We must give our active support to every worthwhile endeavor and active opposition to every unworthy cause. Only by so doing will we repay the obligation which we owe our hero dead . . ." Earlier, Walter T. Woodcock, executive director of the Greater Alton Association of Commerce, spoke at Upper Alton cemetery. He said, in part: "Let our memorial to the dead be one of life, in which we aggressively pursue those ideal that have made this nation great. These are a deep and abiding faith in God Almighty and his creations, a sense of righteousness that honors the individuality of all men and women and the right to basic religious, economic, political and artistic ambitions. "Let our individual actions portray a respect and reverence towards those who have joined this silent city of the dead by observing this day as one of rememberance Lo those who have crossed the river Styx into that mysterious great beyond. "Let us not forget the reason for this Memorial Day and not make it one of a holiday spirit in which the urge to play is all that stimulates our hearts. "This is a day in which we pay our respects to those men and ivomen who have given their all for our nation. This is a time when we remember those within our own 'amilies who have gone to meet their maker, let us therefore rededicate our souls lo higher principles than a day of fun and rolic . . ." Believe POWs Try to Irk UN Into Rash Move DISPOSSESSED BY REDS — German youngster!;, victims of the program to sejl Berlin cff, rest on maltrrss MUT their family and other resident;, of the Bi.crgcivbl.jge hamlet vvcic ck- pojbcsscd by East ^German people's poke Saturday. Sign in background warns of Russian zone limits, mjrkrd by felled la.c trunk The Buergerablage section l.cs in the Red sector on the fringe of the West Berlin limits. (APWircohoto v,a rad,o from Berlin). Humbert Road Condemnation Suits Re-set DeGasperi' s Democrats Win In Italian Vote East German Police Moving To Seal Berlin Political Squall Waits for Ike at Homecoming Sci/c Hamlet on Kd«re of llcrlin. Families Mvicled KOJR ISLAND, Korea. May 31. /P—United Nations prison camp of- "icials expressed the opinion today hat Communist led prisoners o'f var on this riot-ridden island are 'trying to. provoke us into a rash move." Only yesterday, a prisoner-at- acked an American guard, touching off a shooting incident that cilled five prisoners. The day bo- ore, another POW was killed by he accidental discharge of a guard's gun. The fifth prisoner died oday and one of two other wounded POWS is in a serious condition. A spokesman for Brig. Gen. Haydon L. Boatner, commander of the Koje island camp, said this is the official views: "They knew we are going to move in and split them into small- r groups and they know there isn't anything they can dombout it. So hey are .jittery and trying to provoke us into a rash move." Yesterday morning prisoners on i latrine work detail attempted to hrow illegal messages over the barbed wire fence of a nearby compound. One prisoner attacked a guard, vho opened up with his M-l rifle. Two prisoners were killed almost nstantly. Five were wounded, hree fatally. All were hit, the army revealed with just five shots ~rom the high powered rifle. The messages the prisoners were carrying were recovered from their wdies but the contents have not )een made known. Meanwhile, the banners and the North Korean flag waved over nany of the 17 barbed wire enclosures. Thursday, a North Korean officer vas killed when an American guard's automatic rifle discharged, 'accidentally. EDWARDSVILLE, May 31.— Three condemnation suits to acquire right-of-way needed for construction of the long-delayed Humbert road project north of Alton are scheduled for jury trial Monday in County Court before Judge Michael Kinney. Originally set for trial the week of April 21. the three suits were re-set: for Monday, June 2, after a mistrial was declared in one of the cases. Named defendants in the first case .on Monday's setting are Deborah and Edwin L. Sheehan. Defendants in the second suit" to be called for trial are Elmer C. and Helen F. Whitten. The third suit on the day's setting, involving a 7.9-acre tract on Humbert road across from Shearburn's ice cream plant above Alton, was filed by the county last July 9 against Sue Lowe Olmstead, Union Electric Co. of Illinois. Walter and Elsiex Laux, as owners or parties claiming an interest in the property.- Trial of the latter suit was underway April 23 when Judge Kinney declared a mistrial after he said he had learned there was "reason to believe that one of the jurors in the case had been 'talked to" by a witness." The mistrial cost the county $348.40, representing principally the expense of sum- mining the jury panel, mileage and pay of jurors. Five Area Service Men Reach California The navy transport "Gen. M. C. Meigs" docked at San Francisco Friday from Korea with 4193 army veterans aboard. Men from the area who were on the ship were Cpl. Albert C. Beaver, 115 East 5th street, Edwardsville, Sgt. Gilbert W. King, 111 First avenue, While Hall, Pfc. Roger W. Siddens, 3710 Coronado drive, Alton, Sfc. Ralph L. Story, 232 West Union street, Edwardsville, and Cpl. Ber- detl G. Watts, 309 -East Madison avenue, Wood River. IIend Kiioeratiou A fifteen-yoar-old youth, James Durham of 1716 Scovell street, suffered a laceration to his head in a Memorial Day swim and was treated at St. Joseph's Hospital following the mishap. After the wound was sutured he was able to leave the hospital. Ry AI.DURX I). WKST ROME, May 31, .T—Premier Alcide Do Gasperi's Christian Democrats won control of 4073 of Italy's 7220 towns and cities in the 1951-52 local elections, the party said today. Out of 2465 municipalities which voted last Sunday and Monday, the party captured 1355 to 530 for the Communist bloc and 580 for local and rightist tickets. The party figures, published by its newspaper, II Popolo, did not detail the victories of the Fascist| Monarchist* far right which swept 'elections in Naples, home of the Atlantic pact southern command. Bari, key Adriatic port city, and four other provincial capitals. Van Fleet Says Reds Have 2M Edge on Allies Rv ,JOH\ ItANDOI.rH SEOUL, Korea. May 31. .T—-Gen, -lames A. Van Fleet said today Communist armies in Korea outnumber United Nations forces 2' u to 1. but he does not expect an immediate Rod offensive. The U. S. Eighth army commander at a press conference took up Eighth army problems. These ranged from the fighting front to the troublesome "southern front" at Koje Island's prisoner of war compounds. On Koje ; Van Fleet said, ho believes the situation is under control and the .impending breakup of the huge 600 to 8000 man compounds into smaller groups will be carried off without incident. "It is true that the enemy has taken advantage of the long stalemate to build up his power and resources," the general said. "We estimate now that the enemy is two and one half times greater than the United Nations in numerical combat strength. "We estimate that he has a two to one numerical superiority in artillery. "But he is inferior to us in tanks and air capabilities. "We also believe that if the enemy strikes again, he will use all the air power fit his disposal and will use both fighters and bombers to the best of his ability." Kv ntrii,\nn KAsisrriKK BERLIN. Mav 31. ,-T fYimmun- ist police abruptly sei/ed the hamlet of BuergernhlnTC on the fringe of free West Berlin today ;md ordered its -I. 1 ? families to get out of their homes Western authorities here s;iid it was purl of I lie Communist program to seal Berlin off from the surrounding Russian /one. As part of the increasing Communist pressure in the campaign agiiinsl I he newly signed West German peace contract, the Russians also turner! back Allied patrol cars on the Bcrlin-Helmstedl autobahn for the sixth straight day. West Berliners feared a new blockade was in the making. There were reports other fringe territories also would lie seized. Buergerablage lies jusl within the Russian zone but administratively is belonged to the borough of Spandau. in the British sector 1 . The action was believed part of the Communist pattern of creating "security bells" for the Russian zone. These "no-mans-lands" are being created mound Berlin as well as along the Russian /one's border with Allied West Germany. Road traffic along the big superhighway connecting Berlin with the free world was normal, but Berliners awaited the invocation tomorrow of an East German government order requiring special passes for Germans (raveling in i the Soviet zone. Could Ho Blockade The new order could bring about a virtual blockade of Berlin if the Communists decide to crack down on all travel in and out of the city. Their announcement said that special passes would be required of all travelers, and West Berliners feared that this might also be applied to truck rolling supplies and raw materials into the city. If the Reds take this action Berlin would again be under blockade conditions since much of the city's economic life depends on its highway freight traffic. Tlie west meanwhile awaited a reply to a stiff protest submitted yesterday to Soviet Gen. Vassily I. Chuikov against the patrol car- ban and "obstructive measures" were taken by the East German government. At Leipzig, where the fanatic Communist Free German Youths (FDJ) concluded its fourth parliamentary meeting, there were warlike rumblings. « In the ,lunge Welt (Young World) organ of the FDJ), pages were plastered of the parliamentary sessions which included praise for the enthusiasm of the young blue shirts for pistol and rifle training. Boiists of HnlistinpiilK In recent svecks the FDJ has boasted that its voluntary enlistments in the people's police have swelled along with the avowed need of preparing for "defense against western imperialistic aggression." East Germany's Deputy Premier Walter Ulbricht called last night for sabotage through strikes as one means of "external national resistance" against the peace pact West Germany signed this week with the Big Three. He issued a manifesto declaring: "The ratification of the general war treaty by the Bonn parliament, and its execution, must be prevented with all means of extreme national resistance. No German dares become a party to this crime." Gerhart Kisler, East German information chief, pleaded in a speech for widespread strikes as one means of resistance, 3 Killed 'Martyr's Day' Celebration Brings Riots to Japanese TOKYO, May 31. /P- Communist "martyr's day" demonstrations swept Japan Friday and Tokyo police killed three rioters in an acid- oil bomb throwing mob. Three newspapermen were the only Americans reported injured in rioting that spread north to Hokkaido and south to Kyushu. Twenty-five thousand police smashed 37 demonstrations participated in by an estimated 20,000 persons. They arrested 111 leaders. Police said 113 officers were hurt, hut did not say how many demonstrator's were injured. The central committee of the Japanese Communist party called the demonstrations to mark the anniversary of a May 30 Communist uprising two years ago. Communist-inspired outbreaks at UN war prisoner camps on seething Koje Island and on the Korean mainland Thursday and Friday left nine Red prisoners killed and 17 wounded. Six of these deaths were on riot- torn Koje, where UN soldiers constructed new, smaller compounds, they hope will end POW rule inside the enclosures. In Japan three rioters were killed when about 200 Koreans, students and laborers attacked an outlying Tokyo police station with searing acid and flaming oil bombs. Police fired into the mob as it surged forward breaking windows with sticks and storres and threatening 13 officers. Associated Press Correspondent William B. Barnard was hit and burned on the side of the neck by an acid bomb, while reporting a clash between police and an acid- throwing mob of 1300. His injury was not serious. Three Injured in Car Mishaps JNt'ar llaniol Ewalt GruiMsLh, -19, and '1 humus Small, HO, of Whiting, Ind., and Robert Gray, 35, St. Louis, Mo., were brought to St. Joseph's Hospital this afternoon for treatment of injuries suffered in motor vehicle accidents on Route 66, one mile north of Hamel. Grootseh, who with the Ecclesiastical Artists of Whiting, suffered a leg injury, a n°ssil>le fracture, and was to be admitted to the hospital following emergency treatment. Injuries of the other 1 two were believed to ho loss serious and hospital attendants said they probably would ho able to leave the hospital after treatment. High School Hand Concert ' Weather-proof e Though it's scheduled for the "bowl" against the east wall of the high school building. Sunday evening's outdoor concert by the high school hand will be played in the auditori- •um if weather should he unfavorable. The announcement was made today by Guy Duker, director of the band. The concert is to begin at 8 o'clock. Duker said it seemed unlikely, for once, that the concert would be forced inside but previous concerts on the site had to be abandoned for one reason or another for the last eight years. WASHINGTON, May .11, /p Gen. Dwighl P. Eisenhower, homeward bound today, was flying straight into an angry political squall kicked up by a plan for GOP convention delegates to visit him, expenses paid. Portesls against the plan's no- cost feature arose from the political managers of Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, who holds a delegate lead over Eisenhower in the tight Republican presidential nomination race, and of Sen. Esles Kefauver, Tennesseean. who leads Democratic candidates. The ho\sls of political pain went i up yeslerdii\. shortly after Eisenhower'-for President headquarters here disclosed that every Republican national convention delegate had been invited to call upon the general in any of three places — Eisenhower's hometown. Abilene. Kans ; New York, or Denver. A headquarters spokesman said expenses would be fooled by local, not national. Eisenhower organizations, ir not borne by delegates. Before Eisenhower committee backers denied that the national organization would pay for a thousand or more visits to their candidate, Taft and Kefauvor headquarters blasted the plan. Gael Sullivan, Kefauver manager, called the plan "gross bribery." He said the justice department should investigate to determine "the extent of violation of the corrupt practice act." This federal statute defines permissible practices in political campaigns. David S. Ingalls. national chairman of the Taft-for-president com- mitte, said in a statement: Pretty Close To llrlbery "The plan comes pretty close to efforts at bribery and is only one example of the money poured by Wall Street into the Eisenhower campaign." Eisenhower headquarters called Ingalls' statement, "false and vicious." Meanwhile, plans were laid for Eisenhower's final days in uniform as the organizer of Allied defenses against Communism in Europe, and his- first days as an ex-commander in the midst of a hot political struggle. Elaborate plans were laid by the military for Eisenhower's official welcome home at National Air-port lale Sunday afternoon. The general will make an address from Abilene Wednesday over a nationwide radio-TV hookup. His only other scheduled address is at Detroit later, but his headquarters said he would speak many more times, in response to a "bale of requests." All Invited Eisenhower campaign headquarters said the delegate invitations were to one-and-all of 1206 Republican delegates named or to be named to the Chicago convention. That included delegates pledged to Taft. An Ensenhower headquarters spokesman said guesk, could ask the general any questions. Tafl delegates, therefore had an invitation to come and shoot questions at Eisenhower' on domestic and international issues. Taft has repeatedly asked that Eisenhower' make his views known. Ingalls' statement on the visil- Eisenhower plan demanded 'to know whether the Eisenhower committee was promising to pay delegates' expenses to Chicago, Wes Roberts, executive director of the Eisenhower headquarters, struck back at Ingalls' statement: "The false and vicious charge by David S. Ingalls shows the same desperation and lack of good morals as the Texas convention scandal. "The Eisenhower national headquarters is not paying any delegates' expenses. Many delegates have expressed a desire to meet with Gen. Eisenhower and they have been invited to meet him. In accordance with usual custom, Iheir expenses will he paid either by themselves, or by local committees, clubs or individuals." Parrot I.ikes Ikr LONDON, Mav -11, I/PI -- Police startled by cries of "1 like Ike" shrilling through the trees around the Houses of Parliament yesterday sent nut n%>earch posse. They found 2-1-yoar-old Jean Thurgar trying to coax her parrot Bcnii out of n free. She said Menji escaped from her nearby Baker street flat a week ago and has spent most of his time flying around parliament, since. French Police Cracking Down On Communists Anns, Ammunition Seized In Number of Cities By OOHFRKV AXDRRSON PARIS. May 31. /P-French pr> liro cracked down hard on thi Communists fortny with n series oi dawn raids on Red party heartquar. lers and offices throughout thr country. The ministry of interioi said arms and ammunition were sei/ed in a number of cities. A raid on (ho headquarters of the Communist-led General Confederation of Labor (COT) in Toulon tin- covered cases of cartridges loaded with buckshot, the ministry said. Toulon was the scene last night oi bloody rioting in which several po lice were injured. Steel-helmeted police armed with submachine guns pounced on Red offices throughout Paris in simultaneous raids, and searches in oth er sections were said to be still go ing on. Red leaders apparently kneu I bey were coming, however, anc managed to burn most of their documents and reports. Police sei/od what remained. The interior ministry said sb Communist organizations had beer raided in Paris: the central na tional headquarters of the party. I he Union of French Women, the Seine Department Federation headquarters of the party, the Associa tion of Fighters for Peace, the As social ion of Former Franc-Tireur and Partisan fighters; the Union ot Republican Youth of France. Find ninrk-ilitck* "A considerable stock of blackjacks similar to those used in Wednesday night's anti-Ridgway demonstrations" were found in the Union of Republican Youth of France office, the ministry said. At the headquarters of the Union ol French Women, burning of documents had been going on two days, the report continued. Authorities concentrated on the Reds' central headquarters at Rue Do Chnteaudun and central committee headquarters in Rue Lepel- Ictier. Thick smoke billowed from thf chimneys of the parly headquarters as party members apparent^ burned documents While 400 police were massing before the door. The search orders were issued bj the examining magistrate who i; handling the case of France's No 1 Red, Jacques Duclos, now in prison on charges of plotting agains' the internal security of the state. Duclos, secretary-general o. France's Communist party, anc hundreds of other Reds were ar rested in connection with Wednesday's bloody riots sparked by the arrival of C,cn. Matthew B. Ridg way to take over Gen. Eisenhow er's Allied command. Bar Doors When police arrived at the part 1 headquarters today Communist of ficials hastily barred the door am refused them entry. Finally police had to gel a locksmith to force th< door. At the same time a ladder was raised from a truck so police couk force their way through a window All the building's windows had iror shutters and were barred from thf inside. Other police squads pulled up ir front of the headquarters of the Communist-controlled General La hot- Confederation (CGT) and demanded entry. When they were re fused they smashed open the door Detectives went through the office; seizing various papers. Later the interior ministry denied that raids bad been made or CGT offices or any other labor un ion organization. All but a few thousand French workers turned a deaf ear yoster day when the CGT trumpeted i strike i-ail to its three million mem hers as a piolosl against Duclos arrest. in Enclund LONDON, May 31, i/P> — Chnrle* 1 ..might on who started from Nesv York to London by plane six days ago, finally made it last night. The rotund actor's first piano got 30C miles over the Atlantic, developed engine trouble and turned back. He then took a iilnne that had to sto[ at Newfoundland for repairs. With Ant Ike ^nroute to United States From Command in Europe PARIS. May 31. .T Gen Eisenhower took off for the United States and a possible political future today after nearly a year and a half as the western world's top soldier in Europe. His plane left the Orly Field runway at 2:04 p.m. (8:03 a.m. Alton time). In a brief farewell address at the airport, the general declared: "Mrs. Eisenhower and I are leaving this wonderful country and hospitable people not only with a feeling of regret and gratitude but with a feeling of confidence that the glory of France is again on the rise." He spent about 15 minutes at the airport in a last jovial goodbye to the Allied officers and their wives from SHAPE. He is to land tonight at Stepht-nville, Newfoundland, at 9:30 and is due in Washington at ? p.m. Alton time tomorrow. He is to spend the night in Stephen vi lie and will be given a ceremonial welcome by his military colleagues and political backers on arrival in Washington. After two days of conferences the general will take off his uniform late Tuesday and enter the political arena as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. General Eisenhower's plane, the Columbine, named after the state flower of Colorado. Mrs. Eisenhower's home slate, will return to Paris for the use of Gen. Ridgway, under a different name. Msj. Wil» Irani Diaper is pilot ol the plan*.

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