Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 14, 1948 · Page 10
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TEN EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1-1, 1948 Phone -1600 For a WANT AD Taker Chambers Gave (Continued from Page i) tional office of thu Communist party for the last few years. Mrs. Bachrach was put on • llic witness stand at a public hearing of the House Un-American Activities Committee after a brief session with committee members behind closed 3,000 years. And it accounts, too, for predictions Pelping will' change doors. Presumably, she was the mystery •witness that committee members hod told reporters would appear mid "a very Important" one In their silting of charges that a Red spy ring operated in Washington and obtained secret State Department papers In the 1930s. Mrs. Bachrach was asked if she ever copied documents taken Irom the State Department. "I did not," she replied. She gave the same answer when asked if she ever copied documents •from the Bureau of Standards or the Navy Department. . Whittaker Chambers, who says he was a courier for the Hed spy ring, told the story of the pilfered papers to the committee last summer. He since has produced microfilms of what State Department officials acknowledged were Highly secret documents of 1937 and 1938.. Chambers said Alger Hiss, then a State Department official, slipped out some, of the documents and that Mrs. Hiss copied them on a typewriter in her home. Hiss has denied that. ' Under questioning from Robert E, Stripling, committee investigator; Mrs. Bachrach declined to say whether she ever lived in Washington, or whether she ever knew Alger Hiss, Mrs. Hiss or Donald . Hiss, brother of Alger. Stripling asked if she ever lent a typewriter to -Mrs. Hiss. "I did not," she replied. But after the committee dismissed her and went back into a closed- door session, Mrs. Bachrach told reporters she belongs to the Communist part}'. "I have not the slightest hesitancy in telling the press. I am a member of the Communist party," she said. "I am proud of it. The committee has made known that it is trying to locate -the typewriter on which the Chambers documents were written. Acting Chairman Mundt (R-SD) said last night that the group has some pretty good clues to the machines whereabouts, but has not located it. While the House committee-hearing was going on, Rep. Celler CONY) came ouf'of the White House after conferring with President Truman and 'told reporters he will Key Cities . (Continued from 'Page i) ing he ought to be satisfied with a high post In the government: This belief Jn political motives accounts' for the general calm In Pelplng—a' city that has been conquered many times in its more than hands without bloodshed. Humors Sweep Capital NANKING, China—OT—Talk of a coalition government or a negotiated peace to end China's civil war spread through Nanking today. propose in the new Congress that th ecommittee be abolished. Mr. Truman told his news conference last week that the committee is a dead one—Indicating that he favors " eliminating It. • Mrs. -Bachrach was accompanied by Emanuel H. Block, New York attorney who engaged in a brief verbal clash with Rep. Rankin (D-Miss) when Rankin asked the lawyer il he was a Communist. Bloch offered to answer, but said he objected to the question and "I resent the Implications. Mundt told Rankin that Bloch was not a witness. Outside the committee room, Bloch thundered to .reporters' that the committee's treatment' of lawyers representing witnesses is "disgraceful." He said lawyers have a right to represent-and advise, clients without "abuse" and- "Intimidation." "This committee," he said, "Is going to lay another pumpkin, like a bad Mayors' Group (Continued from Page-i) "To my knowledge there is no more flagrant and punitive case of interference in purely local affairs U»an that which befell us in New Orleans," he said. Last Spring, Morrison declared. "a hostile governor and legislature" pushed through a score of "punitive and restrictive" bills.. "They were designed," he said, "to intimidate, harass and obstruct the largest community of our state, whose only sin was to have a.mayor and other officials whose political. views differed from' those in control of the State House." Morrison opposed the election, last winter of Gov. Earl K. Long, brother of the late Senator-Huey. P. Long. The New Orleans mayor said'the Legislature cut the city's, two per cent sales tax in half but doubled the state tax. The result was that "about $4,500,000 of New Orleans tax funds needed for local services xix was switched into the state treasury." • • • Enjoy Finer Flavor because 5 great qualities are wedded, in this great •whiskey. NOW ONLY '3.52 '2.23 4/5 St. purr BLENDED WHISKEY Mas Hod No Peers For Fifty Yean IUKDED WH1SKEJ • 85 PROOf • TDK SRAIH NEUIRAl Kins. IOSEPH s. iron 5 CHMPHHV. U.HDIH,_ PA. A wave of rumors and petition, for peace swept the capital despiti a stern denunciation of "peace rnon. gers" by President Chiang Kai Shek. Even some of the 'nation' highest officials were among thosi talking of a possible peace. A rumor that Chiang • Kai r Shel had resigned from" the presidency caused excitement- in Hong Kong but was immediately denied in Nanking. A message from-Hong Kong said the rumor was believed to have been circulated by speculators, who wanted to buy gold at. a cheaper price The rumor caused the price .0. gold to drop in that British crowi colony and speculators bought a' the lower figure. Word of .new. Communist victories in the north around the nncien capital of Peiptng were credited with reviving such talk. Rumors were similar to a peace wave which swept Nanking a month ago when Communist troops were attacking Suchow on the approaches to Nanking. At that time, informed sources said, Chiang warnec members of his government, that such talk was treason. Such discussions have been intensified now that the "Communists have swept 'beyond Suchow and in the north are threatening to overrun both Peiping- and Tientsin. Officials Marking Time On the surface, Chiang's national government appeared to function normally. But actually, most government departments were operating on a day to day basis. Most ministries were simply marking time. Members of China's diplomatic corps have almost all abandoned hope of moving with-the.national government if it shifts southward because of, the military situation. One diplomat said, "all of our" inquiries are answered by the same statement—'the government has no intention of moving Irom Nanking'." An indication of the-official."wait and see" attitude is seen in the delay by Chiang's new ; premier, Sun Fo, in forming his-government. The entire official body seems to be permeatctl by • this attitude except for some of Chiang's, most trusted lieutenants, who- ni'e working under the full effect of his strong determination to ' continue the war against'the. Communists. They are 679 windows in the capltol at Washington. FOR BABY Thayer High Chairs, Play Yards, Cribs,' Chesrrobe, Strollers, Carriages • BENEMAN'S Western Maryland"* finest Furniture Store 41 N, Mechanic Peace Costs (Continued from Page i) the rate of 53 cents a iword, it's dirt-cheap. As a matter of fact, Russia's share of the cost for words like that is relatively low. Uncle Sam (the old scoundrel) has been putting- up 39.85 per cent of the cost or running the U.N., so that Moscow can. well afford to call him liiffh priced • A. journalistic friend of mine, having noted the estimate by France .Solr. messaged me: "Interesting item. I wonder iH it isn't costing as much today to try to keep the peace as is did to wage Well, that's a sort of academic speculation calculated to stimulate thought rather than to draw a conclusive answer. However, the' total cost of keeping the peace is colossal. Quite apart from the United Nations (which may Heaven bless) just think of the billions of dollars Ijelnpr sunk in protective economic rehabilitation — of rc- armameuts and increases in. fighting forces—of the air-lift to the western, zones of Berlin which is costing- the United States alone more than $400,000 daily—of military expenditures such as America has made in Greece and Turkey and China. A big piece of this comes out of i the pocket of the American tax-j payer. And to this we must add' the high cost of living which is due in part to our. effort to protect not only ourselves but other countries against Communist aggression. Despite all this expenditure, we must arrive at the conclusion that honorable peace at any price is cheaper than war. But there are ways ,of. cutting down the cost of peace. Apropos of.- this The London Times, in an editorial headed "Too Many Words," says the chief complaint against the U.N. Assembly is ;hat, laced with the terrible division between east ar.d west, it should general flow of language would save much time, energy and money, even if the cost is rather less per word than the France Soir estimates. Recording Ban (Continued from Page i) industry expired. That contract, like the present one, provided for royalties on records. However, the welfare fund was under sole con- U'ol at the union—an arrangement prohibited by the Tart-Hartley Act —and a new contract with that provision could not be made.' The union refused to make further recordings until a plan could be worked out for the .benefit of musicians who Petrillo said were thrown out of work by "mechanical competition'" of records used on the radio and phonographs. coin-operated Industry officials are hopeful the end of-the ban, with the recording of "new tunes .and new renditions of old tunes, will help bring the record business out of a - slump. Overall sales have been running some 35 per cent 1 behind last year. Record officials, however, contend that a curtailment. in consumer buying of luxury and semi-luxury items has been the chief factor. Blonde Actress (Continued from'Page l) wood and suddenly Miss Siyles took a pistol from her purse and began shooting. One bullet creased Sug- arrr.an's head. He fled from the car. struck Ws leg. shot herself in the heafi.. She half fell out of the car, firing a last shot at Sugarman as she collapsed. 'The Chinese are said to be the Reds Reported (Continued from Page i) plied tanks' and armored cars for training purposes at the Torgau Police School. •When reports of a police-army in eastern Germany were first blazoned la she anti-Communist press here recently, some American authorities said it might become a force of 200,000 men. Gen, Lucius'D. Clay, American military governor, has repeatedly denied,'however, that' the allies— United States, Britain and Prance- may sponsor a similar force in the western zones. Berlin Bank Split In divided Berlin, the 130-year- okl City Savings Bank was reported to have joined the list of private and municipal institutions split by the east-west conflict. A spokesman said more than half of 200 employes at bank offices in the Soviet sector had 'refused to work there any'longer and had reported for possible assignment to western branches, Officials of the Communist-controlled government of eastern Berlin announced a sweeping law for the Socialization of large industries was nearly ready for adoption. They said the law would liquidate private ownership in all Berlin of such firms as AEG (General Electric). Siemens, I. G. Farben, and Bewag, the power company which supplies Berlin. It was not brought out how the program was to be accomplished in the western sectors. A Communist-controlled City Assembly for eastern Berlin was reported today to have been approved in principle by Soviet Marshal Vassily D. Sokolovsky. It was expected to be named bers, including <10 from ''Activist" (Communist Agitation) movements in labor, welfare, and cultural affairs. Navy Officers (Continued from Page i) from the shop Saturday night.' She was found unconscious yesterday in a jungle thicket 200 .yards away. Her clothing was torn and disheveled. She died early this morning. . The shop and the spot where she was found showed Miss Farnsworth put up a desperate struggle. She was a former WAG, working on Guam as a Navy civil service employe. She took a night job in the curio shop to augment her income. She was engaged to Marine Sgt. I Sterling- McGinnis, also stationed on Guam, and had planned to return home in February to be married. Labor Leaders (Continued from Page i) mittee of AFL officers went into detail. about the type of ultimate legislation they might agree to. The AFL's meeting today was first people to use thimbles. before Christmas, with 160 mem- have allowed itself, to become a megaphone for propaganda. It thinks that the first thing to do when -the Assembly, meets again next -April,is,to. appoint a commit- ;ee on procedure to inquire tow ,he work may be cut down. 'Naturally one wouldn't bar the jandying of succinct insults in the A'ssembly. But-: the' slashing of the 2,000 ~ _modern rooms at sensible rates — a" with radio, many with TELEVISION NEW YORK TIMES SQUARE AT RADIO CITY BINC AND BNC, Inc. Management Late Arrivals... In Time For Gift Giving mainly to set up a 14-month program of political education, financed by 10-cent contributions from each AFL member. Joseph D. Keenan, director of the AFL Political League, expects to raise at least $650,000. He said that In the three weeks since the convention, a total of $125,000 has been collected. This money is to be spent on 'educating" voters, and persuading workers to pay poll taxes, register, and be ready to vote in 1D50. Snow Forecast BALTIMORE'— (/PI — Extended, weather forecast: Maryland and Delaware — Wednesday Increasing cloudiness and colder, followed by ram and warmer Thursday, except. AidetoPerou (Continued from Page i) All persons held .are charged with fraud against':the public administration; The 13,000 word, preliminary report of Judge Palma Beltran, made public yesterday, said: Three Italians offered to move an aluminum, factory called SUpa Irom. . Milan, Italy, to Buenos Aires If the Argentine B.o ver n«ica t would finance the move. One of the Italians/ Technician Carlos Antonio Banfi, Is under, arrest; Two others, Julio Oppi'. aad franco Gronda, ' escaped and returned to Italy. Fassio ' and other. Argentine* under 'arrest pressed the rain or snow beginning Wednesday I trough- official channels and tn»' night in Western Maryland. Colder Banco.de Credito Industrial CArgen- Friday and • Saturday with- rain*" 3 * Industrial' Credit Banlc) gave " . _ fvnrlH- fr**t «<O ^iVl AA/i T7H«^Ai« /i again about Saturday or Sunday except rain or .snow'in mountains. 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