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The Weather Cloudy and colder'tonight:'Rain or snow tomorrow. City -Weather — Temperatures —. High, .55; low, 32; noon, 43. River—5.34 Jeet. . , ' .'...' FINAL VOL. LXXIX. - NO.-338 .Attociatid.Pw Wirephoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1948 German Girl Has Cupid Confused Elizabeth'Sauer, 19, holds-pictures of two Pittsburgh, brothers-^-one of'whom .she came to' the Pennsylvania city to'marry and the other who became her fiance. In her;right hand'is the picture-of Ralph Gaber; In the-left that of Karl, her-present fiance. Unable.to. secure parental consent, shell .return to .Germany.. (AP Wirephotoy^Story at bottom of page.' ' " '• '.•'•" . Communism Is Evil That: Cannot Last' Fugitive Reds Claim . Russians Hate Their Leaders, But Don't Dare Do Anything • About Situation.. .. Marshall Seen Retiring Soon From. Cabinet Operation' May Bring Resignation Sooner Than Was Expected By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER By DeWITT MACKENZIE;.,. AP Forciffn Affairs • Analyst- There ..lie .before.:me.,on..my_desk; > twb news-Items which-come-from- widely" separated 'places""and have' no immediate connection' but-.which, by an association of ideas,' combine to convey a striking message. • n '0ne '-dispatch comes from Wiesb»den, Germany, which is U. S. Air Force headquarters in Europe. It quotes two Russian •irforce filers, who fled the So,, Viet Union—Lieutenants Peter A. PiraKov and Anatoly P. Bar' sov—as declaring that the .Red- untied forces are .torn .with dis- ' satisfaction and couldn't win a wH ajalnst the United States. They further, say 70 per cent of the Russian people hate the Communist regime, but "don't dare do anything about it." The other, message is from Paris and reports Mrs. Franklin 0. Roose- ,, _ I 4-Vin+- n ''/wllflrtllC velt as saying that a : curious grapevine" will inform the.-Russian people of the -Declaration- of Hu 7 man Rights which has just been completed by the United Nations Social Committee. Mrs. Roosevelt, who was a pioneer in framing the declaration, told, a press conference that it cannot be. kept from the peoples of the world despite .state control' of information. Mrs. Roosevelt said the declaration -will five "moral strength to the man-in-the- itreet. It will 'encourage him to ask questions of his government and demand that individual laws and customs be changed to correspond to the declaration." She added that, "all governments, even totalitarian rc- rimes -which completely control means of information, arc af- .fected' by iwhat' their, people want. Sooner or later, they have t« meet these needs." That strikes us- as being a shrewd appraisal of the situation. ,1 think we can carry It a step further and say that. the. Samson, of human rights one of these- days will arise in the shape of re volt ..by the oppressed peoples and rend the Bolshevist structure. As this ' column has maintained before, nothing, so evil as Bolshevism can endure in(Continued on Page S, Col i) WHite Lies About Santa Can Cause Juvenile Trouble DALLAS '— (/P) — Don't tell your children little white lies about Santa Glaus, a psychiatrist' advised parents, because you may be planting the seeds of juvenile delinquency. Dr. Rudolph. N. Bollmeier of Hot iprings, Ark., presented a paper at ;he annual meeting of the .Southern Psychiatric Association here yesterday. Untruths about Christmas or- the Easter bunny or the. facts of.life can cause junior to lose his trust in Mom and Dad—and' that can have tragic consequences, said Dr, Bollmeier. He isn't for tossing Santa Claus out in the cold altogether. "Let your child in- on the true spirit of Christmas from the start Let him help you trim the tree. Tell him that we pretend there's a Santa Claus—but' let him know we're just pretending." Dr. Bollmeier said the' questoins a youngster asks—and the answers he gets—are immeasurably important. "One of my neurotic patients believed until she was 10 years old thai her parents got her at the grocery store, as a premium wilh-'a pound of'coffee," he said. Hospital', is. that /his'..condition is excellent, .the •• 67-year-old- Cabinet ifficer 'obviously "will need a long >eriod of-rest and recuperation.-' • Resignation Forecast Hence there is widespread specu- ation that President Truman some Ime in- the near future will re- uctantly accept 'his resignation. Marshall is the second leading igure in. the .government's foreign relations .work to have undergone an operation within a week. Warren R. .Austin, chief of the United States delegation to the United Na- lons, was-operated "on at Walter ieed November ~30. :• . Austin, whose surgery was described as-"minor," is.-expected to be iway from his duties about a month. John Foster Dulles -a Republican 'oreign policy adviser, is-acting head of the American delegation at Paris in his absence. Meanwhile, -Undersecretary of State.Robert; A, Lovett is in charge of overall .foreign policy for President Truman during Marshall's absence. Officials said there'will be no gap in the handling.of current Two Red Suspects In Pumpkin Paper ProM "I- • ^.~ • . .*•>« .,— .-. whether- -Secretary of. State full-time Soviet Threat Of Filibuster On Korea Seen Reds Due To Block Action On Issue At Assembly Sessions ~By ARTHUR GAVSHON PARIS — (P) — Soviet Delegate Jacob A. Malik demanded today the United Nations' Korean Commission be ended, terming "it" a "tool ' of American imperialism." Malik said John Poster Dulles, acting chairman of the U. S. delegation, "wants to utilize tlie U. N. as a cloak for transforming southern Korea into a 'playground of capitalism and a springboard for imperialism." The Russian delegate spoke throughout the morning session of the 58-nation Political Committee in support of a Soviet proposal to drop the Korean' commission.-.' U. S. Hopes EOF Vote J.Western observers said there was a threat -of a Soviet bloc filibuster to prevent action on Korea's-'case at this-session of the General Assembly but'the American delegation hopes the' question of Korean independence will reach' a vote before the Political Committee ends this session's work tonight. The Russians do not like a resolution by the United States, China and Australia which was presented the SB-nation Political Committee yesterday. The resolution, calls for recognition of the government of U. S.- occupied south Korea as • a legal government and for a new U. N. Korean Commission. The com- be empowered to work of north and south i check on the actual f Russian and U. S. Welles Appears Before Spy Investigation Committee Chambers Ga\$ House Probers Names Of Trig Foreign Nations Had "Good Look" At Codes, U. S. Official Say* ~ WASHINGTON — W— Con-:, frcssional spy nunters , failed- • today to locate.two men accused, of supplying secret:government ,, papers to Communist agents...,... . The names of these two mystery men have not been disclosed, but the House Committee-OB" , Un-American Activities i«« made known it is them. windal occupation The Political Committee, is working against time. Chairman - PaulrHenri SpaaiC of Belgium, has ruled that it must end Its-debate .by -.-.tonight.: -..TherAs- sembly winds up Saturday and the Assembly must act on any resolutions passed to give them legal effect. . , , Even so, preliminaries may taKC too much time. -A clause by clause examination will follow the up debate. Un-American. McDowell, (R-Pa,); Karl Mundt, K. JIJ. n «nJ"—"O—-?* , " ' ,' _- v_ /T^. TTI ^ (R-S. D.); John Rankin (D-Miss.); and F. Edward Heber v (D-Fla.). Chiang Rushes Troops To Aid Nanking Force Reinforcements May Be Too Late; Reds Driving On Capital By SEYMOUR TOPPING NANKING — OT — tlnits of, the Government's hard pressed 12th Army.Group were. reported, today, to have smashed through. Communist 'encirclement- In- -the -crucial- battle for Nanking. •: . ......••.• The government military news agency said these units had made contact with other. Nationalist troops advancing northward from the new Hwai River defense, line about 100 miles northwest of here. There was no confirmation of the Delegates of the Soviet Union andj re p ort by foreign military circles, her Communist neighbors were set for long speeches, today. V. P. Kovalenko of the Soviet Ukraine and Tadeusz Zebrowski of Poland launched the attacks last night. Zebrowski said the U. S. policy in Korea resembled the Truman Doc- triae in Greece. Assailed By Dulles John Foster Dulles of the United States blasted Communist tactics m Korea yesterday and urged the U N. to government headed by Syngman Rhee. problems. China's Crisis Urgent Perhaps, the most .urgent of these s the China crisis. On this • point authorities are holding firm against any aid program which would' involve this country deeply in China's civil war. There appears to-be no doubt now jh'at .when- Mme.' Chiang Kai-Shek completes her mission -in this country she will' go home without the assurance of wholesale .assistance in money, arms, technical advisers and moral support which her government has hoped to obtain. In 'Europe American policies are even more solidly set along > lines mainly worked out by Marshall. Support of the European Recovery Program—with more billions to be asked from the next Congress—firm (Continued on Page S, Col. 5) Cold Week-end Due BALTIMORE — (/P) — Extended weather forecast: Maryland • and Delaware—Occas- sional- rain Wednesday followed by colder Wednesday, night and Thursday. Warmer Friday with rain Friday or-Saturday followed by colder over tho week-end temperature for the period ns-a-whole is likely to average somewhat above normal and rainfall totals will average one- half inch for the two-state area. Trapped Two Weeks The bulk of the 12th has been trapped nearly two weeks southwest of Suhsien, rail town 45 miles south of f alien'Suchow. The army group, short on food and ammunition, is getting some supplies by air. Meanwhile, other Communist columns -were reported tightening the noose on the 250,000 .Govem- ment troops which abandoned attempt CIO Charges Industry "Inviting Depression" Profits Probers Hear Demand For New Measure To Tax Excess Earning s and 'Drain Cushion' WASHINGTON—(/P)—The CIO said today, that industry is amassing lush profits now as a cushion against a depression but by doing so is hastening'just such a bust. - . .... Stanley H Ruttenberg, the labor organization's research director, asked for a new excess profits tax so "present' high levels of speculative 'Great'Shires Charged With Fatal Beating -profits can be. taxed. away."-,:'In.' testimony , .prepared'".for '-'the Senate-House.Economic Committee's Investigation of business • earnings, Ruttenberg said: . "Corporations are engaged in protecting themselves against the future depression which they feel Is inevitable, x x x this is an" extremely dangerous attitude, x x x "The Tear Depression practice will do more to i yesterday ana urgea *>* - - ; fe ^ an atte recognize .the southern,Korean b ^ ^ Army . Group . Prudent to relieve '—Pre* (Continued on Page i. Col. 2) . A temporary IT. N. Korean. Commission supervised elections in the south,, but was not allowed to cntei Russian-occupied territory. Russia, which has been bmldmt up north Korea's armed forces unc-cr Communist leadership, announced Sept 19 that she would withdraw all her occupation troops by the (Continued on Page S, Col. 2) Legion Will Ask O , For $60 Pensions INDIANAPOLIS—(/P)—The.Amer- can Legion will ask the 81st Congress to vote pensions of $60 a month to veterans of both world wars when they reach the age of CO. A subcommittee named to iron out conflicts in two resolutions adopted Basket Full Of Babies Delivered'To Hospital YPSILANTI, Mich. — (/P) — Nurse Dorothy. Heath was stratled yesterday when a young man approached her in a corridor of Beyer Memorial Hospital and quietly told her "I've got a basket full of babies." ' She lifted the cover, peered inside and saw triplets, two boys and a girl, squealing in' the basket. The man, Charles Logan of r.ear- by Wayne, Mich., a cement worker; said his wife, Elizabeth, gave birth to the children in their home about an hour earlier. He bundled the baibies into the basket and his wife into the car, Logan said.and headed for the nearest hospital. Mother, babies- and nurse .ill were bring on a depression and reduce production than any other .single decision of Industry. •"If, on the other hand, industry wou'd moderate its avaricious appetite for .profits by moderating its pricing policies, it would go a long way toward stabilizing our economy and thus .postponing, maybe indefinitely, the 'inevitable depression .which they seem desirous of protecting-themselves against." ' Estimating corporation profits lor 1948 at over $20,000,000,000,- Ruttenberg said "an all-out attack must be made upon the monopolistic and self-interest practices of American industry." • , He said, high profits now are due to industry's setting prices to fit at the Legion convention in Miami | reported doing well, this fall agreed today on -a program. The subcommittee recommended the pensions be paid to all veterans who served at least 90 days or were discharged for service-connected disability. It also asked that the pensions be. increased to $90 a- month at .65 and be paid without regard to a veteran's income or any disability pcn- Hlon. The' report wtts announced by Leonard W. Esper of Springfield, 111., after a two-day session at the Legion's national headquarters. • a low added: level of production. He "The. resultant' profits derived f-om prices established on this basis creates distortions between demand and supply which .inevitably lead .(Continued on Page 8, Col. I) Flu Sweeps Rome ROME—<ff>)—About 500,000 persons out of the' 2,000,000 in Rome are down with mild influenza, health, authorities said today. • A spokesman for the' Health Department said no deaths had been reported. He described the malady as "a ber.Ign form of influenza" and said Its quick 'spread was probably due to dry weather. DALLAS, Texas—W—Art. (The Great) Shires, who mixed baseball with boxing, has been charged with murder in the-death, of W. H. (Hi) Bnvin,- a former minor -league player and umpire. - - ' Shires . was charged yesterday with., murder with malice aforethought in the court of Justice of the Peace W. L. Sterrett. The one-time major league first baseman was first questioned Mori- day night and released on a 85,000 bond in a habeas corpus writ. He was to appear before Judge Robert A. Hall in District. Court today. .Had Tight Oct. 3 Ei-win, 56, died in a 1 hospital here Saturday. Officers quoted Shires .as saying he had a fight with Erwin Oct. 3. . Dr. P. A. Rogers, one of the physicians who. examined Erwin, said he found .that Erwin had died from hypostatic pneumonia and cirrhosis of tlie liver with contributing causes behig blows to the head, chest and abdomen. New Treatment Averts Death Fron^Acute Kidney Failures By HOWARD BLAKESLEE ANN ARBOR; Mich.— m— A new treatment for kidneys that stop working, reducing a death rate of fifty per cent down to no deaths at all- for two years, was described today at the University of Michigan Hospital. • The medical name of this trouble is acute kidney failure. It happens not infrequently, after kidneys have been damaged, by physical injuries, reaction to blood transfusions, effects of prolonged low blood pressure or to drugs. Kidneys stop working for one to two weeks. Urine may stop entirely for that long, The Michigan remedy is two-fold. The condition that caused the damage is treated, with usual methods, so as to get the kidney working again as soon as possible. The life-saving is due to the sec- ond part of the treatment. Kidneys are strainers. They not only remove wastes in the form of urine, but they retain salts that are necessary for life, that go back into circulation after the kidney straining. When the kidneys quit, the Michigan doctors give, the patient chemical salts to replace those which the sick vital orgaii fails to supply. They give very little fluids, only enough to replace the fluid lost in the perspiring ar.d breathing. Breathing alone may exhale a pound or more of water-in a day. When the kidneys resume work, they often excrete large amounts of fluid. This change, a sign of recovery, actually has killed many persons. For the excretion of fluid and •Assignment: America' D. S. P»t. OH.) "Hand - Made" Road Slits Jungle From Modern To Ancient Yucatan KKNNUT1I I.. UIXON CHI Mexico CHEEN ITSA, Yucatan, — (INS) — It is ninety There are huts and villages all along the way, huddled near the rrVes bv auto from comparatively'roadside in isolated and continuing - - 'struggle against the creeping hun- modern Merlda, with Its newspapers, its late model cars and its Rotary club, to ancient Chi Chcen Itsa, where magnificent stone structures still stand amid the r'-'.ns of a two- thousand-year-old cultured American civilization. The road which takes you from the present to the past is a brow_n- ish gray scftr slitting the lush crowding greenness of the thick jungle which once was burned off by early Mayan farmers to provide cornfields but which crept back like an inexorable tide when the ancient culture finally collapsed. Not yet quite finished, the road is a good one by most st-ndards. It has taken years to r-uild, since the work is done almost entirely by hand, aided only by such rudimentary machines as stone-crushers and wheel-barrows. It is good because the .stone from. In their gry green foliage. those thatch-roofed huts, with palisade-like walls, live the Mayan farmers — descendants of that long-crumbled civilization — whose razor-edged' ichetes chop back the jungle' tentacles enough to leave a few fields free for crops and the feeding of cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys and their beasts of burden. In the villages, there are some stone and abode-ill 'aildtngs, but ever, they are topped by thatched roofs for the most part, and the majority of the duelling places are constnicted of sapling-sized wooden stakes, driven Into the ground in a rectangular pattern and. braced on the inside by cross-beamed and interlocking sr.plings. The breezes can sift through the gaps in the stake-walls, ajid the which it is built abounds on all!floors are mostly of dirt, sometimes sides and, there being no shortage raised and. reinforced by rock and of materials, the thick solid roadr loss'of salts at this .stage may be bed becomes an all-weather route, tremendous. The remedy, in the defying even the heavy drenching Michigan • treatment,. is (Continued on Page S, Col. 3) 'use. careful Summer rains to do it much dam- limestone. At first glance, it would seem impossible to keep clean in such surroundings, yet somehow 'he Yucatan Indians do it. They are (Continued on Page JJ, Col. S) Bishop Blasts House Probers On Red Report Jlethodist Leader Qiarges Committee; "Smearing" Churches BUCK HELL' FALLS,' Pa.-(>)Methodist Bishop G. Bromley, Ox nam today called the Congressional Committee on.Un 7 American Activi ties ''-"uii- American-. -itself "'"for it attempt "to p_in 'the' Commnnis " " ' ' _ label on." some" church groups."' ohiifcb.' cierL anc By DOUGLAS B. CORNELlT- WASHENGTON—(/P)—C o n g-i;.« s- sional spy hunters today stalked-'two. more men accused 'of looting -secret government files of-papers which may have let Russia crack America's vital diplomatic codes a decad» ago. • '''•'.' The House uji-American activi-- ties committee hoped to tract Uown ' the-pair for questioning at a closed- door session this morning. Rep. Nixon (R-Canf) said ,th« committee is after still a third per- -_ son for quizzing later on. The name* of all three, he:told reporters.-were • first. mentioned in New. York .Monday night by Whittaker Chambers, admitted former Communist courier who now is a, senior editor of Time Magazine.' A State Department official aid it appears .'from the committee~ert- dcnce that "foreign nations"--h»ve had'a good look at those diplomatic codes—and two members of ti» House group- suggested that if Torn of the nations" was'Russia,: thc:otS- ers probably included-Germany.'mad Japan. . ' ''• !..",'LT Spccla-cuUr Conerw* Finals-, As the spy-inquiry supplies a-spee- tacuiar- finale for the nearly extinct 80th Congress, there .wert. other late.developments: •;;'." 1, A New York, grand, jury coa- tinued its sepai'ate espionage Investigation with' ST.. 'S. .District ..Attorney' John TVOt-McGohey s»yingrft Is closer than ever "to * final- conclusion." 1 The -New'York minister-told a reporter "the ' business' 'of ' aaririne 3 Th e . FBI and State Depart- and~calling-men-'Communist' or any other label without first giving that person a chance, to. answer the accusation is in itselfam-American." Bishop Oxnam said such ."absurd charges" are "disguised efforts to silence' men on the..pu:pit by threatening to call them Communists." ; • "Will Keep Talking" 1 "We will not "be silenced,". Bishop Oxnam declared.'"We plan-to 1 keep on talking. And to make sure our ministers every where-keep on talk- The Bishop-is attending the annual" meeting of the Board of Missions and Church Extension', of the Methodist Church'. which opened here yesterday. ' •' • Bishop Oxnam pointed.to a recent statement by the Methodists' Council of Bishops which labeled "false" the Congressional committee's inference that Communists had infiltrated the nation's churches. "The council," he said, "rejects Communism and will fight it every-where but it will? not remain, silent when confronted' by practices at once un-American and.a threat to a free church and a free society. (Continued on "Page 8, Col. 3). 42-year-old Shires, whose turbulent career in the ' lg leagues i „ . made headlines in the late twenties! Cash Hoard r or funeral • and thirties, had no comment when informed of the murder charge. Shires began his bnseball career in 1925 by joining the Washington Senators in the American League as'a pitcher. From 1926 to. 1928 lie played with Wnco of the Texas- League. The Chicago White Sox bought him the latter part of the 1928 season. His first full season with the White Sox was 1929. and on Aug. 14 of that. year he' was. suspended as (Continued on Page S, Col. 2) Gladys Glad To Marry TORONTO — (VP) — Gladys Glad, one-time -Zlegfeld Follies g!rl and widow of Film Producer Murk H'cll- liiKcr, will marry Arthur Gottllef, New York and Toronto motion picture executive, the couple said here today. Date and place of the wedding haye not been decided. Thrown Away By Accident PHILADELPHIA — (Ff) — For 25 years Morris Shub and Ills wife, Marsha, saved toward their eventual burial expenses. When Morris became ill lost Wednesday, they had $2,000 tucked away in the folds of a blanket 'which Mrs. Shub had stored in a'chest. Morris complained of a chill and his wife wont to the chest to get him another blanket. Before placing it on his .bed, she shook the blanket out of the window to rid it of camphor flakes. On Thursday Morris was taken to a-hospital and Mrs. Shub • decided she would have to use some of their savings for the hospH.nl expenses. She looked In (.he chest but the money wan K'oin:—nppiu'cntly, «)ic said, when she shook thut blanket out of the window. Morris died Sunday. German Girl Returning Home After Cupid Gets Mixed Up PITTSBURGH— (IP) — A 19-year- old German girl who fell in love with the brother of the veteran she came here to marry is going- back home'to talk things over with her parents. Pretty Elizabeth Sauer, of Kassel, Germany, came, to Pittsburgh last September to wed Ralph Gaber, 33, whom she had met while he was serving with the U. S. Army. As a guest in the Gaber home, Elizabeth first met and came in daily contact with Ralph's younger brother,- Karl, 25. Karl yesterday explained what happened this way: "Elizabeth and I. discovered that we had fallen in love. It was just one of those things and Ralph was a good sport about it. He,agreed to give Elizabeth up and I have been planning to marry her,"- Kaii.said he discovered, however, that Elizabeth, because of her age, required a new notarized form, giving her parents 'permission before she could change prospective bridegrooms. Karl.said he wrote tlie girl's parents but the permission was not forthcoming—"I guess. I really can't blame them because I know how they feel about their' daughter in a strange laud and everything." As a result, Karl said, he arrant ed air transportation for Elizabeth to return to Germany, on December 21—in time for her to spend Christmas with her parents, "Maybe I'll get a chance," he added, "to go to Germany in the next two' years and meet her family. If :IOL, I'll keep writing to them and maybe, they'll understand 7 - and let her. come back. I'm sur.e of one thing—and that is that' I love .Elizabeth and somehow I just -know everything will work out satisfactorily." ment promised help to the;Hous« committee inquiry. -John E. Peuri- Toy, assistant secretary of statc,"told reporters-, security, regulations- hive been tightened.and "I wouldrrather think" there'can be no more.leaks of-official secrets.'3. Tlie. committee made new-attempts to locate a typewriter^on. which it thinks some State Department-documents were copied,. t It tried to-find, out where tfc« opies were".microfilmed. "7"".,. 5. The committee held the.eve-; ning open.for a possible nighfr-ses- sion with. Chambers, in case' the grand jury releases him. Nixon said the three named-by Chambers as. transmission line that fed hiin-con- fidential government papers -all- are civilians and he thinks all now: are oft. the federal" payroll. ^ No. 3 Unaccounted Foc^... He said .one used, to be in the • State Department: Another,'committee member said a-second worked __ for the Bureau of Standards. ::.".That ' left numer three unaccounted, for, and nobody would' talk abouOiim.. The new names, Nixori said,-are in addition-to that of Alger HissCior- mer high State Department official who : now heads, "the Carnegie^endowment for-international peace. ..The committee already has~Te- leased part of the testimony • in. which Chambers accused Hiss, of supplying secret Staie Department documents to'him in 1937 and.'lSSa for relay to a Russian, agent • The testimony was taken In! preliminaries to the trial of a-*75,000 ' libel suit Hiss has brought Chambers In Baltimore. . Hiss has denied the charges..In *. statement. "•" Besides the sworn testimony ai Chambers,' Nixon says that-so -Jar the only evidence the committee ha» on Hiss'is bundled'up in: ;.'.';" ' (Continued on Page 8, Col.-'t) Army Reduction Of Nazi Woman's Sentence Probed WASHINGTON — (ffj — One of Gen. Lucius D. Clay's ace legal aides was called .before, a .Senate Investigating committee today, to explain -why. Use. Koch's life;sentence as a Nazi war criminal was cut to four years. An Army . spokesman did^not identify -the witness •who". "wt& brought home' to testify at a;closed door session, other than to say'he Is-"one of the top reviewers" on the legal staff of the American occupation commander, • '"^ ' ' In recent weeks there has-been a mounting storm of protest, both here and. in Germany, -oveivta* clemency granted the former-mistress of Buchenwald prison camp." Clay reduced the Koch •womac'i sentence last.Summei on the "recommendation of a military court review board. Later he said the.ttia! record did. not warrant- a life--tenn because . charges against her.^wcrc based on "hearsay and not on. actual evidence." • „ . Among- othr things, the •C-year- old widow of the Buchenwald,commandant was accused of usingT'ta't- tooed skins of slain prison inmates to make lamp .shades. • ..'."-

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