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REPUBLIC fetyjip A heedless moment may cause an accident a lifetime cant remedy. Weather Mostly sonny but with some high cloudiness Sunday. High Saturday 80, low 52- Humidity: high 59, low 26. Details, Page 7, Section 4. 60th Year, No. 193 ! Senator Charges Plot To Lilienthal Is Accused As Leader Coloradoan Lashes At Criticism Of Recent Speech WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (INS) Sen. Edwin C. Johnson, Colorado Democrat, charged Saturday night that certain Americans headed by David E. Lilienthal are "actively engaged in a conspiracy" to give Britain 'super atomic bomb secrets. Johnson's accusation against the retiring chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission and others was made in defending himself against criticism that he had overstepped security bounds in a television broadcast November 1. At that time he referred to progress on a super A-bomb and a defense against enemy atomic attacks. ins REPLY AS a member of the joint congressional atomic energy committee followed a White House conference reported to have concerned itself primarily with secur ity leaks emanating from congress, President Truman instructed J. Howard McGrath, U. S. attorney general, at the White House meeting to crack down on members of congress or anyone else who dis closes atomic secrets or defense in formation. Johnson's wrath was directed at the Washington Post, which criti cized him for his television state ments. In an open letter to that newspaper, he cited 25 prior in stances in which he said govern' ment officials, scientists and others had made public "over and over' the same facts about the atomic bomb. TO NEWSMEN he also cited current American negotiations with Great Britain and Canada regarding atomic matters. He said: "These conversations in themselves prove that we do have knowledge of an improved atomic bomb. Obviously there is virtue in releasing secrets to foreigners but it is criminal to give the American people a few facts with respect to the destructive potential of the new atomic bomb." Johnson accused the newspaper of having a "malicious motive." He asserted in his letter: "PROBABLY THE Post is net tied by my statements that cer tain politicians and scientists and publications in this country headed by David E. Lilienthal, are active ly engaged in a conspiracy to dis close to England the secret process relating to the manufacture of the so-called super bomb. "Apparently the Post and its associates in this unwise scheme are bitter because I have exposed and criticized this nefarious plot." Johnson said the charge that he had revealed top secret information was utterly false and ridiculous. He said that as an atomic cpmmitteeman he had been entrusted with much top secret information but added: "NEVER HAVE I violated that trust and I resent anyone asserting that I do not know and respect my duty and responsibility in the field of security." In his 25 examples of prior statements on A-bomb improvements Johnson quoted from such sources as John J. McCloy. high commissioner to Germany, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, and British and German scientists. Johnson said he was informed that his statements were not the subject of the White House conference between Mr. Truman, McGrath and Sen. Brien McMahon, Connecticut Democrat, chairman of the congressional atomic committee. Other sources indicated that legislators' statements on security matters were discussed. False Bottom Of Trunk In Creaky Mansion Yields Fortune In Gems CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (UP) The creaky old mansion where an aged widow died early this month has yielded a treasure in diamonds concealed in tfae false bottom of a trunk, it was revealed Saturday. Ralph Berkowitz, attorney of a trust firm, said the diamonds, weighing more than 1.000 carats, were set in 300 pieces of jewelry stuffed into medicine bottles and match boxes or wrapped in old newspapers. The gems, together with a huge store of uncrated antiques that jammed many of the rooms from floor to ceiling, are expected to bring the estate of Mrs. Linda Bell Titus Knox to more than $500,000. 68 Pages 7Dc 'Last Eye9 Girl Is Told Sight Has Been Saved PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 26 (INS) Little Mary Hope Hodg-don, Portland's 'last eye" girl, has her sight for keeps. This definite assurance was given to the 12-year-old girl and her blind parents Saturday after the chief surgeon at the Elk's Eye Clinic made the first instrument examination of surgery work done 10 days ago on her good right eye. He determined the cystic condition on the retina, which caused blindness in her left eye, has been controlled. The little girl gained first assurance Friday that her sight had been saved. Surgeons permitted light to filter into her eye while removing bandages. She happily reported she could see. When released from the hospital, Mary Hope will have to wear a "pinhole goggle" which will black out everything but a little opening in the center of the glass. This will compel her to look straight ahead until the muscles of her eye are strong enough for normal vision. Tucson Firm Gets University Stadium Job Regents Reverse Old Rule And Will Permit Air Travel By Teams TUCSON. Nov. 26 (AP) Con tract for construction of an addition to the University of Arizona football stadium was awarded Saturday to the M. I. Poze Con struction Company of Tucson by the board of regents of the uni versity and state colleges. The company's bid was $768,230. Earlier this month the board had turned down the same firm's low bid of $1,027,771. The new bid was bated on revised plans which eliminate temporarily a number of items originally proposed for the south stadium dormitory and addition plans. TOTAL COST of the project, in cluding architects' fees, will be $815,000. It is to be completed by August 15. Poze's bid accepted Saturday is $148,000 above the original $620,- 000 set aside for the job, but was accepted because of savings being made in construction of the new Liberal Arts building on the University campus. It is now estimated that the Liberal Arts building will cost only $990,687. This will leave $852,313 of the $1,843,000 set aside at the beginning of the current fiscal year for the University s bunding program. It is out of this $832,000 that the stadium money win De taken. IN ANOTHER action Saturday the board reversed a former decision and agreed to allow athletic teams representing the university and the state colleges at Flagstaff and Tempe to travel by air. The regents also authorized pay ment of salary warrants to 2o members of the university faculty who will reach the retirement age of 70 by January 1. W. R, Ellsworth of Mesa, president of the board, said this was done to make a test case to bring before the state employees retirement board. UNDER THE TERMS of the contract with the Poze firm, the regents have until March 1 to include from one to four alternate additions to the stadium plans, provided the necessary funds can be secured. These are: Deck seats on the concrete of the stadium addition. $21,250; built-in furnishings for the dormitory, $43,000; floor coverings in the dormitory, $12,000: and construction of the south end of the cinder track under the concrete addition. $9,000. Fr the Arizona State College at Tempe the regents approved the curriculum and set up the budget for its four-year agricultural! course which will begin with the wcnnrt spme;fpr. I THE REGENTS ALSO took $33.-640 from unappropriated funds to tear down two temporary dormitories which are now in the way (Continued On Page 2, Col. 8) Mrs. Knox died November 9 at the age of 94 in a small third floor room of the dilapidated house on Chicago's West Side. A search of desk and bureau drawers turned up $5,000 in cash and $22,000 in uncashed checks and money orders. Berkowitz said that many of the checks and money orders were so old they could not be cashed because of the statute of limitations. In addition to large real estate holdings, Mrs. Knox also had a 20-room mansion in suburban River Forest crammed with valuable art objects and antiques. Mrs. Knox" second husband Sidney, a real estate dealer. The Arizona. C7 Football Scores BORDER CONFERENCE Kansas 46, Arizona 0. Loyola of Los Angeles 27, Ari zona State College at Tempe 7. Arizona State College at Tempe Freshmen 79, Pepperdine Fresh men 7. Texas Tech 23, Hardin-Simmons 13. West Texas 41, New Mexico 13. SOUTHWEST Rice 21, Baylor 7. Texas Christian 21, Southern Methodist 13. Arkansas 40, Tulsa 7. Oklahoma 41, Oklahoma A and M 0. ROCKY MOUNTAIN Colorado A and M 14, Colorado SOUTH Louisiana State 21, Tulane 0. Alal -ma 35, Florida 13. North Carolina 14, Virginia 1. Georgia Tech 7, Georgia 6. . Tennessee 26, Vanderbilt 20. Mississippi 26, Mississippi State 9. South Carolina 27, Wake Forest 0. Auburn 20, Clemson 20 (tie). Mm WEST Notre Dame 32, Southern Cali fornia 0. EAST Army 88, Navy 0. Boston College 76, Holy Cross 0. Fordham 84, New York U. 6. Student Killed On Route 66 Companion Injured In Houck Crash (Exclusive Republic Dispatch) HOUCK, Nov. 26 A California college student was killed and another seriously injured Saturday in an automobile accident one mile west of here on U. S. Highway 66. Henry Wah-Bung Chang, 26 years old, of Honolulu, T. H., was killed when the car in which he 1949 This Date 1918 246 263 was a passenger overturned. The driver, Albert Yee, 27, also of Honolulu, was hospitalized at Gallup, N. Mi Both men were students at Armstrong College. Berkeley, Calif. Last Saturday, Harry Ernest Deane, Los Angeles, was killed in a wreck at the same place. British Suspend Suspected Red LONDON, Nov. 26 (AP) A foreign office official has been suspended because he is believed to be a Communist. A foreign office spokesman said Saturday night neither details nor the official's name could be given. died last year leaving an estate of $160,000, half of which was to go to his widow. A suit contesting his will is pending. Last December Mrs. Knox was declared incompetent by a probate judge and, while the suit was pending, she willed all of her property to Mrs. Elfrieda Reynolds, her nurse and companion. Administrators of the estate said they found a large, locked vault in the basement at the mansion. After a long search they found the combination for the door. They opened it and found an inner door sealed with concrete. Workmen chiseled through the concrete. They found the vault was empty. THE STATE'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER Phoenix Arizona, Sunday, November 27, 1949 ail Vice Consul At Mukden Arrested Ward Aid Accused As Spy; Charge Called Fantastic WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UP) The top aid of Angus Ward, Amer ican consul general at Mukden, has been seized by Chinese Com munists. William N. Stokes. 26-year-old vice-consul, Staten Island, N. Y., is facing a fantastic spy charge the state department said Satur day. THE DEPARTMENT said Stokes is being held incommunicado by the Communists in a new effort to force the United States to lose face in the Orient. He was removed, without a war rant and apparently by force, from the American consulate Friday only three days after Ward himself had been released from a Communist jail cell. It was Ward who disclosed Stokes' seizure. He said that the vice-consul had not been freed more than six hours after his arrest by Communist officials. Ward reported the new incident by telephone to O. Edmund Clubb, U. S. consul general at Peiping,- who relayed it to Washington. The state department promptly branded the charges as fantastic, ridiculous and absolutely false. It directed Clubb at Peiping to file the strongest protest with Chinese Communist officials in the Communist capital. THE COMMUNIST action again blew wide open a situation which was believed to have been settled partly when Ward and four of his aids were released after a month in jail. Rep. Walter H. Judd, Minnesota Republican, called for a U. S. naval blockade of China to force the re lease of Stokes. "I am not recommending mili tary action or anything like the Boxer expedition," Judd said. "But there are types of action that can be taken short of war, and we had better take those steps if we want to keep the respect of the Asiatic peoples." Rep. Mike Mansfield, Montana Democrat, a member of the house foreign affairs committee, said "The state department should take the case immediately to the United Nations and ask for prompt action to effectuate Mr. Stokes' release. THE NEW INCIDENT was certain to set off new repercussions in domestic politics and to produce reverberations abroad. Stokes' seizure came at a time when the state department was trying to speed the departure of Ward and his entire consulate staff from Mukden. Stokes had served as acting U. S. consul in the Manchurian city during the month Ward and his four aids were in jail on charges of beating a Chinese employee. India Adopts Constitution NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 26 (AP) The constituent assembly adopted by a voice vote Saturday a constitution making India a spvereign republic. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, president of the assembly, declared India will become a republic January 26, when the constitution is inaugurated, after 2,000 years of Hindu, Moslem and British Empire rule. One dissenter objected to adoption of the constitution. He was Maulana Hasrat Mohani, a Moslem from the United Provinces. He said the document fails to provide real liberty for the common man. He had previously contended that India should associate herself with Russia if she cannot stay completely clear of international ties. The other delegates draped President Prasad with garlands and shouted "Victory to Mahatma Gandhi." The assembly probably will meet on January 25, the day before the constitution becomes' effective, to elect a first president of the republic. By the constitution the president is to be elected for fiveJ years by an electoral college consisting of both houses of parliament and members chosen by the state legislatures. The assembly already had approved a London agreement by which India may stay in the British commonwealth, though a republic. Ill m"" T! Give Britain Bomb Joy Rules Reunion With Foster Parents r . Ul --rr& r I few ;y . v I if" 1 - - V - i V - - hS' Nv ''''tir- ' i ' 1 Two small brothers, John, four years old, (left) and Stephen, three, rush to the arms, of their foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eben Williams, Los Angeles, from whom they were taken Thanksgiving: Day by the county bureau of adoption. The Williamses have had charge of the boys since they were babies, but county agents decided they were too old to be foster parents. But the boys were returned to the Williamses at the request of their natural mother. (AP Wirephoto) Modern Alchemists Atomic Team Makes Gold From Mercury CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (INS) Science at last has accomplished the trick that fired the imaginations and exhausted the ingenuity of generations of alchemists the creation of gold. A team of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory of the Atomic Energy Commission revealed Saturday that they created gold out of mercury two years ago during the course of a "random" experiment. They thought their finding was "very interesting" but didn't bother to publicize it. The experiment was carried out by three brilliant young Dhvsicists at Argonne, wmeh is operated by the University of Chicago. Dr. Arthur J. Dempster, the man who discovered the U-235 isotope of uranium basis for the atomic bomb identified the physicists as Dr. G. Inghram, Dr. David C. Hess, jr., and Dr. Richard J. Hayden. Dr. Dempster said the Argonne team while working with mercury discovered a hitherto unknown and very weak mercury isotope or particle of matter made radio-active with an atomic weight of 196. "Experimenting." explained Dr. Dempster, "we found that this particular isotope had a tremendous capacity to absorb neutrons one of the components of the atom. "So we sent our sample of mercury 196 to the Hanford (Wash.) laboratory of the AEC to be placed in the atomic pile there and be bombarded with neutrons. "We looked it over carefully when we got it back and found that about five per cent of our sample had been transformed into gold and the other 95 per cent into other kinds of mercury." Sick Infant's Parents Hunted SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES Saturday were seeking to unite a seriously ill two-months-old boy and his parents. Nowlan Eugene Roe, who is in Maricopa County Hospital, became separated from his parents more than a week ago at Parker, deputies said. Since then the infant has been in the care of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tnomas H. Cutler of the J. L. Shipley cotton camp, two miles west of Buckeye. Cutler told deputies this story: The boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roe, the Cutlers, two other Cutler children and Nowlan Eugene left Idaho three weeks ago bound for Buckeye to pick cotton. The group traveled in two cars, the Cutlers and the baby in one and the Roes and the other children in another car. At Parker they became separated, with the Cutlers proceeding to the Buckeye destination. The Cutlers arrived at the cotton camp one week ago. When the baby became ill Saturday, the Cutlers began a frantic search for the Roes, who have not arrived at Buckeye. 3U B3LIC Five Are Slain In Dowry Row ZARAGOZA, Spain, Nov. 26 (AP) Everyone knew Salvador Sanchez had a fierce, quick temper. But no one believed he would go completely berserk in an argument with his prospective in-laws. He - was quarreling with his sweetheart's father over the dowry he thought -he should receive. When the father refused to agree to his terms, Sanchez shot and killed his sweetheart and her father, mother, aunt and one brother. He seriously wounded two other brothers and himself. Albanians Return All Yugoslav 31edals TRIESTE, Nov. 26 (AP) All Albanian officers have sent back their Yugoslav decorations to 'the Yugoslav government, the Albanian radio reported Saturday. tn terra at rosi oincc at second Act of Congress, March S. 1879; i .If 1 1 Shah Arizona Schedule Set Entourage To Arrive At Winslow Tuesday ARIZONA'S HOSPITALITY will be showered on His Imperial Majesty Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, shahinshah of Iran, from his arrival at Winslow Tuesday evening until Saturday morning when he departs for San Diego. The shah will visit the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, then come to Phoenix to inspect the Salt River irrigation project. THE ROYAL MSITOR from Iran will get a closeup of valley farming at Tal-wi-wi, Col. Dale Bumstead's ranch, near Litchfield, Colonel Bumstead will entertain the party at lunch, serving ante lope, venison, elk, and wild tur key all bagged by the colonel in Arizona during this year's hunting season with all of the trimmings prepared in the best Arabian style. The official party of some 40 persons will lunch in Colonel Bum-stead's residence. Newspapermen secret servicemen and others accompanying the shah will be served on the grounds. FOLLOWING LUNCHEON the party will be conducted on a de tailed inspection of the ranch. The shah and his party will arrive in Arizona at 5 p. m. Tuesday by plane from tort Knox, Ky. After landing at Winslow, auto mobiles will take the entourage to Grand Canyon, arriving at El Tovar at 8 p. m. All of Wednesday will be spent at the canyon with the return to Winslow set for 8:30 a. m. Thursday. From Winslow the plane will carry the group to Las Vegas, Nev., where it will debark for the visit to Hoover Dam, and enplane at 4 p. m. for Phoenix. On his arrival in Phoenix, the shah and his party will be taken to Camelback Inn. The Friday tour of the valley will be conducted by officials of the soil conservation service and the University of Arizona extension service. Royalty "At Home In Windsor Castle LONDON, Nov. 26 (AP) King George and Queen Elizabeth moved their royal court to stately Windsor Castle Saturday. It was the first time in 40 years the royal family has ,held court during the autumn in the castle. class matter under T"" " $1.25 per xnonta lUiceO tenia Secrets Heavy Loss Is Sighted By Growers Aluch' Of Remaining Crop Expected To ' Be Left In Fields . ' REMEDIES for a falling lettuce market were sought by members of the Vegetable Growers Association Saturday at an informal meeting in Phoenix. One of the expediencies discussed was disking in the fields of one third of the remaining Salt River Valley crop in an effort to buoy prices. However, this and other propos als were vetoed by members, according to John M. Foote, supervisor of inspection, Arizona Fruit and Vegetable Standardization Service. "THE GROWERS will not disk the lettuce," said Foote, "but plenty of it is almost sure to be left in the fields because the market will not absorb the present overproduction." The drop of fall lettuce prices from an all-time high of $7 on No vember 11 to $2 a crate Saturday was attributed by Foote to rec ord breaking warm weather in the Southwest which caused shipping districts to fuse, thereby overcrowding eastern markets." Ordinarily Southwest lettuce growers in the Salinas, Calif., Yuma and Phoenix areas stagger- their planting to avoid overcrowd ing tne market, Foote said. "BUT Tins YEAR because of the heat Salinas shipped later than usual, and Yuma, which normally does not begin harvesting until December 1, already has begun shipments to the east . with 50 cars Friday," he continued. In addition to this, Imperial Valley, Calif., which usually begins packing December 15, will begin shipping next week, Foote said. Foote estimated that there are about 12,000 acres of fall lettuce planted in the Salt River Valley of which only one third, or ap proximately 2,000 cars, already have been harvested. SALINAS, YUMA and Phoenix shipped 326 cars of lettuce Friday, packed about 320 crates to the car. This is the first time that let tuce shipments have been bunched to this extent, said Foote, and growers are faced with a serious problem. And, he declared, although many solutions are being discussed, none has been found. Cold Weather, Snow Hit East (By Associated Press) BITTER COLD, heavy snow, and road-glazing sleet plagued wide areas in the eastern half of the country Saturday. The mercury dipped below zero in parts of southern Michigan and northern New York. Freezing weather extended from the Da-kotas to Mississippi and from Maine to northern Florida. A storm center moving rapidly eastward brought heavy snow to northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and upper Michigan. Sleet fell on southeastern Minnesota and central Wisconsin. Flint, Mich., had an overnight low of seven below zero. Lansing, Mich., had five below and Battle Creek, Mich., one below. Temperatures moderated during the day as heavy snow began falling throughout most of the state. Sub zero weather m northern New York froze the Chippewa bay on the St. Lawrence river the first time this season. Ice was an inch thick. The lowest unofficial reading was six below. In the deep south, the mercury slipped to 21 degrees at Anniston, Ala., and 27 at Vicksburg, Miss, before warmer southwest breezes chased the cold away. Inside Reading See. Fage Amusements 2 6, 7 Books, Art, Music 2 2 4 Classified 4 714 Comics 5 Crossword Puzzle 2 9 Editorials 1 g Farm 2 14 Financial 4 Radio Log- 2 Records 2 .4 Hound The Edges 2 9 Sports 4 1 5 Travel . 2 IS Vital Statistics 4 7 Weather-Table 4 7 Women's Interests S 114

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