Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 15, 1948 · Page 1
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The Weather Rain, milder toniyht. Cloudy, warmer, rain tomorrow: City Weather — Temperatures — High, 60; low, 32;.' noon, 32. Rain-jail—.75 inch. River — i.54 feet. • : FINAL VOL. LXXIX.—NO. 345 w,> C p/, 0 to CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1948 International Newt Senict 22 Page* 5 CENTS 17. S. Woman On Trial In Germany •Mrs. Wllma Ybarbo of 'Maiden,. Mass., confers-with "her attorney, Stanley L.. Gaines of Brookline. Mass., .as. her-trial-opened, in Marburg, Germany, on charges ot slaying her II. S.' Soldier husband, Sgt. John Ybarbo ol Goliad, Texas, after a party in their 'quarters at Fritzler, Germany, Sept. 20. She lost in'her contention that the court lacked authority to try her. (Ap Wirephoto.via radio.from Frankfurt). See story fcelow. Battle For GOP Helm Seen At Next Session Reece Planning Comeback Attempt, But Scott WillFight Attempt To Take His Job Away By JACK BELL China Faces Peril With Red Advance Cliiang Government Due To Collapse As Communists Appear Likely To Succeed In Current Drive By DeWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The situation ^6f Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek's' Nationalist armies in face of the Chinese Communist offensive is so critical that he will'have to., perform the hat trick if he escapes. surrender or a negotiated peace. It is a moment of grave concern for all nations engaged in •combatting the Bolshevist world drive. Figure it any way you will and the vast country of China, housing 1 close to a quart- " er of all humanity, still remains an important part of the global defense against the Red aggression. Australia is taking grave note of this threat to her own security. The Sydney Daily Telegraph sums up. the position like this: • defense'along lines which conned up with Britain, her navy and. her possessions east of Suez. We now have to put far more emphasis on our collaboration with America. "lit the United States needs bases in our area, she should have them. ' We are essential to her Pacific defenses. She is equally essential .to ours. We have to admit the possibility that, out-flanked by strong enemy bases on the' Mainland, America's defenses in Japan may fail. That would put Australia in the front line again." Chiang Asked To As Red Peril Mounts House Probers Say Red Spies Still Operate Military Data From Aberdeen Reported Given To Russians WASHINGTON— (fP)~ A member Y>f the House Un-American Activities Committee said today it has a report that detailed information on the Norden bomb sight leaked out to Russian repcrsentativcs as early as 1938. By DODGLAS B. CORNELL WASHINGTON—m—A man suspected of stealing and handing over to Russia pre-war Army secrets oi "great military significance"- may be haled before the Congressional spy hearings later this week. The secrets are supposed to have come out of the Aberdeen Proving Ground on Chesapeake Bay north of Baltimore. There was no im- "Million Dollar Cast?' Cuts Record For Truman Stars of the Metropolitan Opera and the popular music world combine forces in New York to make a recording of "I'm Just Wild About Harry," for -presentation- to President Truman^ It was one of the first mediate, hint as to their nature recordings made at RCA-Vlctor recording- studio after lifting of, the Petrillo recording ban. Left. to right, m ' / , * m ' / fmuae m descripti'ons / and! standhlB: Gladys Swarthout, Lawrence Tibbett, Jan Peerce, Leonard Warren, Fran Warren, Tommy Dorsey, The Australian government making plans to.- cope with spies and saboteurs in wartime. Naturally the United States hasn't jverlooked any of the facts of this crisis in considering what, if. anything can be done to save China rom .the Bolshevists.. However, . , leading information involving our 13 hitting and our defensive power.'.' Perry Como, Dorothy Kirsten, Cloe Elmo and Thomas Hayward. Seated: Marilyn Catlow and Jack Priest. As the House Un-American Activities Committee pushed its spy hunt into this new field: 1. Acting Chairman Mundt (R- SD) said "the feeling on the com- mitee is unanimous that there is a Soviet espionage ring operating in machinery loomed today, with reports that Carroll Reece may challenge National Chairman Hugh Scott in a comeback 'attempt. Scott, a Philadelphia Congressman, replaced Reece as chairman last June when Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York won the party's presi- dcnial nomination. Although Scott has given every Indication he intends to fight to hoW his job, Dewey's November defeat-has-produced a crop of prospective opponents. Dirkscn Mentioned Reece, others -mehtionec include Rep. Everett. M.'Dirksen-o Illinois," who 'is .retiring from'Con- Washington reads the signs as in- j •Washington now." -He said the gov- dicating that we must be prepared enllnen; j^ ^ ne ^^ one? single, -"• as an almost| e{rective ti . . gress; Tom Coleman,-., former Wisconsin^, state chairman.? and a supporter of Harold S. Stassen, an< Senator John Cooper of.Kentucky defeated for re-election. Backers of Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio were, credited with, having engineered Reece's'-election to the party helm in 1946. So Taft's return from a European trip is being awaited not only for his views on the party chairmanship and possible reorganization of . the GOP Senate leadership, but on a party policy by Scott. conference suggested Scott told reporters he will lay before the national committee — probably lat? in January—a proposal to have representative Republicans meet /and draft a statement of party policy.' He said his idea is that the committee 'should set up the 'machinery for a meeting of its own 'members frith GOP lawmakers, former candidates, representatives of labor .anc Industry, young Republicans and possibly state chairmen. Reaction Favorable Immediate reaction among Republican senators -who could be reached was mostly favorable. perhaps significantly, however, Senator Vandenberg of Michigan —the party's top 'Congressional •pokesman on foreign affairs— declined any comment. He apparently was not consulted in advance of Scott's announcement. . Senator Hickenlooper of Iowa said he ' thinks the plan ' is worth exploring. • Senator Watkins of 'Utah commented that such a meeting "would give Republican senators and representatives a chance to know what the latest thinking is among the part}' members.". Observing that a conference on policy would be "a good thing," -Senator Flanders of Vermont suggested a meeting similar to the (Continued on Page 10. Col, s) Six Men Rescued In Glider Pickup After C47.Crash FAIRBANKS, Alaska— (ff) — Six occupants of a crash-landed C-47 transport were snatched to safety from a frozen river yesterday in a gilder oickup rescue.' The pilot' .of the- C-54, which dropped and picked up the glider, described the maneuver as estreme- kly hazardous. The pilot; Lt. Col. Eu- Fgene Strouse, explained the curvature of the river, trees and terrain afforded less' than a. 500-yard straightaway: run 'at 10 feet altitude for the snatch. . . The C-47 made a belly 'landing on the river in. Yukon Territory in 20-below-zero weather. The pilot said a dwindling gas supply forced him to land. Search craft located the plane and the C-54 towing, a glldder took off on the rescue mission, .On arrival at the crash -scene, the glider j was cut loose and its pilot circled to a landing within -75 yards of -the transport. A snach frame was -erected across the river. The C-54 made four passes before contact ' was ' made and the glider with seven men aboard was jerked into the air. - Ladd Field officials said the res- oue Arctic. was the first of its kind in the MaidOnStand In Reich Trial Of Yank's Wife MARBURG, Germany — (IP) — A •buxom German housemaid to!d: in court-today of soldiers and frauleias drinking .wine and cognac in Sgt. John Ybarbo's home the night his wife is accused of .murdering/him. If .was the first, eyewitness ac- count'of the-fatal night's tangled events to be told in'the murder trial 'of pretty Mrs. Wllma Ybarbo,- 23, of Maiden,-Mass. -The witness was.27-year-old.Frau Lieselotte Tessner, .the. Ybarbo's housemaid. Two Girls At Party She was one of the two German girls-who', with three American soldiers, were drinking at .Ybarbo's that, night. ,The court's noon- recess interrupted her story -before the maid discussed the midnight shooting, Mrs. Tessner' identified the three soldier guests as Cpl. Morris Burr, Gouverneur, N. Y.; Pfc. Paul K. Johnston, New Canton, 111., -and Cpl. Lee V. Jacobs, Rison, Ark.. She said the other. German girl was Miss Elfriede Kruemmelbein. form- erly'a nursemaid for the Ybarbos. Mrs. -Tessner said Miss Kruemmel- bein .was only "doing'some knitting", for-Mrs. Ybarbo at-the time of the shooting. No Reason Given The sergeant' and Mrs. Ybarbo went out early in the.evening, leaving the soldiers, and-the German girls in their apartment,- the witness said. The Ybarbos returned home about 11 "o'clock,-about an hour before-the shooting,, the witness continued. (Continued ori.Page to,.Col, f) Mistaken For "Bookie," Brooklyn Man Kidnapped , NEWARK, N. J.— (/Pj—A Brooklyn war veteran told today of 'being dumped .-out of a> car here" by two kidnapers who lost 16 cents in cash on his abduction. Irving Klapp, 27, said the two men forced him into a car on a 'Brooklyn street shortly after -midnight. ' They look 34 cents, all the cash he had, 3Ut gave,him-50 cents before throwing him out of the car, lie reported. However, he also was robbed of a :105 watch. Brooklyn police theorized Klapp was -mistaken lor a- bookmaker the :wo men -expected to pass at that jme; ' certain.loss. This doesn't mean that America won't Rive further aid. It does mean, as' I understand it, that Uncle Sam regards it as wholly unfeasible to try to put the' Nationalist government on .its ..feet at this late date with Ja- colossal expenditure of our resources. Rather—as reported by my colleague John -Hightower, AP diplomatic expert in Washington —the United States is concentrating on securing -a. "non-Communist western Europe,' That is the significance of the current negotiations looking towards a North Atlantic military alliance among America, Canada, Britain', France, Belgium, The Netherlands .and Luxembourg. In'short, from the strategic'point of view western Europe is regarded as relatively the more important at this crucial Juncture in the cold war. There was talk .yesterday in Nanking of a coalition government of Nationalists and Communists. In this connection American Economic Cooperation Administration Chief, Paul Hoffman, forecast in Shanghai that American assistance -probably would continue provided a Communist or coalition regime protected Chinese freedoms. A Washington State Department spokesman shied away from this, effect that Hoffman was speaking for himself. I take it that once the bastions the | Tried to Prod Jury 2. The committee tried to prod a New York grand Jury into coming out with indictments .."of all 1 - guilty parties" connected with a Soviet espionage ring that was, in committee words, "aided and abetted' by officials and employes of our own government." 3. Arrangements were made for serial publication of all but four of the secret papers obtained from Whrttaker-Chambers,- former. Communist courier.- The four are still regarded by the State Department as likely to Injure national security, but the others will .be released in batches starting tomorrow. 4. The committee said that starting tomorrow it expects to "exercise the full authority of 1 its subpoena powers and the other authorities granted it by Congress." New Jury Summoned That appeared to be notice to the Recovery Plan Menace Cited In Scrap Sales Lawmakers Point To Jeopardy In Profit Under Metal Deals WASHINGTON — (IP) — European profit-taking on scrap metal bought with Marshall Plan dollars brought Congressional warnings today that such deals may jeopardize future recovery funds. Senator McClellan (D.-Ark.) told a reporter "if we cannot get them to'stop such practices-rwhich I regard as. a breach of faith—then .Congress will have to stop the whole program." ' The practices he referred to in- volved'the resale to American buyers 'of over 20.000 tons of scarce aluminum and lead which British, Belgian and Dutch dealers had bought in Canada and Latin-America Kith XT. S.-advanced funds. No Law Violation i The Economic Cooperation Ad- Justice Department that the. com-1 miristration announced late yester- mittee is waiting only 24 hours day that-the three European gov- more for a chance to summon err , men ts already had been asked Chambers and other key witnesses to halt lhc snles ^ & to take 1m- for questioning. They Have been! medjate s tep s to prevent future tied up in the New York grand \ ones Although no violation of law is GIs In Berlin Will Have Show A La Hollywood HOLLYWOOD—(/P)—The Hollywood touch, will- be 1 added to the Christmas celebration, at the Berlin terminus' of the Allied Airlift. The Hollywood. Coordinating Committee announced yesterday that Bob Hope, Irving Berlin and Jinx Palkenburg will be among entertainers who will pay a flying -visit to Berlin for'the show. They expect to be. back in this country by New Year's Ttey. • . Defense Group Acts To Settle 'Invasion' Case Rio Treaty Invoked •In Costa Rica Claim Of Armed Aggression By NORMAN CABIGNAN "WASHINGTON—OP)—The Rio defense treaty, by taking its first test in stride,. offered'. fresh encouragement-today to drafters of: a North Atlantic..defense, alliance. . The--i2-day-old- inter-American Israel Appeal Facing Delays In UN Council PARIS — (IP) — Russia'casfher twenty-ninth veto in the United Nations - Security-Council .today .to keep Ceylon out ' of the United I Tar beyond, the 1 immediate situation. pact-n-expected to. serve: as a pattern for'a. mutual-aid arrangement binding the .United States; and Canada to the five-nation Western European Union-^caime'; .to grips'^'last' night with .Costa- Rica's.claim that she had been invaded from Nicaragua. . Actually, the -only concrete step was a move to investigate the incident. • .But the case .took, on .importance PeaceParleys Urge< To Avert Chaos : Peiping Encircled By Reds As Nationalist " Escape Is Blocked By HAROLD K. MILKS: - ~"' NANKING — (/P) — President, Chiang Kai-Shek's top advisors-are- urging''lum to. give .up control... of China's, crumbling- government-and- lefr'others try to'.save the .pieces. , This, apparently. 1 would "mew peace negotiations with the Chinese ;Communists. .-..-.' , . --"••• • The generalissimo's intimate* have 'discussed this, among them- • selves for -weeks amid China's deep-", ening crisis,. but' it was learned reliably, today they . finally made . such a "recommendation to him- directly. •. • .-'""'• Chiang has shown no indication- he will resign, despite tremendous jury's espionage Inquiry. The present grand jury : goes out of business today. But the Justice Department has .announced a new one will take over the spy investigation tomorrow. Said Mundt: "If they mak-e no findings, we're certainly not going to sit around for another 18 months while they debate this thing further." (Continued on-Page 10, Col. of Europe are made secure, the , „ For Edwards wortpm nowers will -be bound to Alioiiicy J. ui J_uw< western powers spur their defensive efforts in the!Enters Innocent Plea Far East. There is a grave danger as I see it, that Bolshevism may make much headway in* the Orien (Continued on -Page io, Col. S) Crack B&O Train Delayed By Fire CINCINNATI— (IP) — The locomotive -of the Baltimore and Ohio's passenger train "The Cincinnatlan' caught fire and was enveloped in flames for a time here today. None of. the'trainmen or passengers-was injured. The fire started just as the train pulled -into the Winter. Place Sta- tion'In an' outlying-section of the city. Firemen praised the action of Engineer A.. R. Barber of Chillicothe, O., in backing up.the blazing engine to remove the threat' 1 of fire to the station and. an adjoining industrial-plant. The 'fire' did not disable the locomotive and it continued its cast- ward trip after a j 25-minute delay. Fire Marshall Robert-B. Williams said Hie fire apparently started when oil leaked into the ash'be- neath the locomotive. Father Of f ers To Sell An Eye r Finds There Is a Santa Clans PATERSON, N. J-.—(£>)—Anthony I •favarino, who wanted to- sell one! of his eyes to give 1 his five "kids a good Christmas, is 30 years old,-but believes in Santa Glaus. •• Until yesterday, Navarino Now lie has: A job (the president •-of a glass company paid him a personal call to offer him work. Four-other firms also offered him jobs.) desperate. Bills-were piling up. The electricity and -gas had been .turned off. He had no job. And, worst of his brood faced a miserable Christmas. That. did -it,. he. decided. The only way he could think of to get wasj A comp iete layette for this three- months-old daughter, (from a 'woman who lost her child at birth). Two tons of coal for the winter ffrom a coal company). A- station-wagon load of pro- money was-to offer one'of his eyes i served foods and-staples .(from the for sale for $10,000. surgically Volunteers of America). ,ransplarited. Today, though, that's all just a bad 1 memory. After reading of his plight, more than 50.persons, and- business firms contributed to the'flood -of gifts hat poured into his drab, four- room flat. Two chickens -and 15 quarts of milk for the children (from, respectively, a grocer and-a milk company.) Besides that, an anonymous donor offered to pay all back bills plus the rent through March "to carry Mm. over the winter." ANNAPOLIS — (/P) — Thomas A. Edwards has pleaded innocent to the murder of John H. Mahlan and Mary C. Kline. Defense Attorney William J. McWilliams said he would know in a few days whether the defense would ask for a jury trial, and whether a change of venue to another county would be requested. T'.ic 25-year-old postal worker ar.d his 18-year-old girl friend were shot to death while on an automobile date September 17. The bullet- pierced car was found in a secluded bean patch near Glen Burnie, and a two-day search turned up the bodies six miles west of Annapolis. involved, such deals arc- contrary to EGA -policy. Nations. The veto was Russia's" 1 second, on Ceylon's membership , bid. The Soviets now have used 13 of their p 29 vetoes in -the Council to. -bar [seven countries from membership. Action. Postponed Before turning to the vote on Ceyion, the Council ; put. off action "Unless this situation is explained | on. Israel's membership application . hrmiirhf-. unrlpr r.nm-nlete control." until Friday. or brought under complete control, 1 Acting Administrator Howard Bi'/:e said, "we -propose to reduce drastically .our allocations to those countries." The EGA said the European scrap dealers bought 85,016 tons of aluminum in Canada, this year for 16 cents a pound then sold 15,853 tons of the metal to buyers, in this country for 27 to 30 cents a pound. Likewise,' 5,847 tons of lead scrap were resold out'of a total of 12,027 tons bought with U. S. dollars in Canada, Newfoundland,- Mexico and Peru. Premium Prices Paid Marshall Plan .advances for the original scrap metal purchases total- over $29,000.000. Spokesmen for the aluminum Industry, however, esti- (Contiitued on Page io, Col. r) Braves Gel Reiser CHICAGO — (IP) — The Brooklyn Dodgers today traded Harold (Pete) Reiser to the Boston Braves for Outfielder Myron (Mike) McCormick and another player to be named at a later date. Some.,Latin American oflicials, viewing the-Rio pact's 1 -elaborate machin- ery.-had'said it was "like using, a hydroelectric plant to ,iun- a percolator." Look;For Success However, as the 2l-mcmber council of the organization of American states met to' consider the Costa Rican charge, Colombian represent^- ative Silvio Villegas declared: "Only international Communism 'Assignment: America' 0. S. Pat, Off.l Hoover Commission Will Pull No Punches., Despite Vote Result Friday. Russia's Jakob Malik and Delegate Vassili Tarasenko . of the Soviet Ukraine cast the only two votes against Ceylon. First they argued strenuously against reconsideration of Ceylon's application. The 9-2 vote was the same as that at Lake Success last Aug. .18, when Russia first vetoed Ceylon. The Council adjourned vote" on Ceylon. The r.ext was scheduled for'Friday morning. The French motion. to postpone action on Israel until Friday.carried with eight votes. The Council also accepted a suggestion from December President Fernand van Langenhove •. of Belgium to postpone. discussion of the Hyderabad complaint against India until next month at Lake 'Success. The vote followed a bitter attack on Israel's bid by Syria's Furls. EJ Khouri who called Jewish soldiers "gangsters." He did not oppose the French motion, however. Syria, China and-Britain abstained. The United States and Russia both said they favored immediate action but they agreed to the delay. A French, source said France had moved for deferment because French Delegate Alexander Parodi had not yet received, instructions' from his „. . _, rn ' government on how'to vote. , jrire. Kazes Plant The Council also has before it onj VANCOUVER, B. C.—VP)—Fire de- a tripleheader program a new mem- stroyed a sash and door plant and and the aggressor nations will profit from the failure of this system." Unlike.the broader .Rio ,pact,. the contemplated North Atlantic. alliance Is. aimed .exclusively, at throwing up a bulwark- against Russian Communism. ' • ' ' j Both, however, have, a common B denominator —"the .limits imposed '.under the United Nations charter for regional defense ..agreements. The-Atlantic talks were resumed here last week. The -Rio treaty went into force.-bn December 3, when Costa "Rica: deposited the last • necessary ratification.- Eight days -later' 'Costa Rica invoked the treaty on' charges 'tha about 1,000 armed'troops.from Nicaragua 'invaded her territory. Nicaragua denied "esp'ohsibility. Call Ministers' Session After • nine-and-a - half - hours • ol debate," the. Hemisphere council-came up with this .formula last night: 1. Followirig requirements of the treaty, the council called a meeting of foreign - ministers—without naming a date or: place—and'set itself to work as a: provisional; organ o1 (Continued 'on-'Page jo, Col. j) By KENNETH L. DLXO.N WASHINGTON, — (INS) —The big man himself with the oval face and the executive manner is going to make himself a report to "The Boss" sometime shortly after the first of the year — according to present pJans — and he isn't going io pull any punches. And the probability is that "The For a time the -voles on after they counted the- morning after bershlp bid by- Ceylon find a complaint, by the princely state of Hyderabad that Indian troops seized i the state last September. U. S. Deputy Delegate Philip C. Jcssup left his hospital bed to attend (Continued on Page io, Co!. 4) election, there were rumors flying around that, without a Republican administration, and Congress in 1949. either Hoover would have to temper the sharper points of the report or Truman would not give it his support in sending it to Con- Boss" will pass the bulk of the 're- ; gress. port on to Congress without pulling j Lending credence to the rumors any punches either. i\vas the much-quoted remark, at- What Congress will do with it, of j tributes to Hoover, that after Jan. course, remains to be seen. But if j 20 there would be "two living ex- thosc aforementioned first two steps i presidents." Whether he actually coma to pass, it will represent a j said it or not did not detract from situation extremely unlikely to:Its quotabillty, nor did it serve to occur anywhere except within the jloodless political framework of a democracy. For the big man with the oval face and the executive manner is Herbert Hoover, Republican and only living ex-president. And "The Boss" is Harry Truman, Democrat and President about to succeed himse'.f. The report will be the result of many months of work by Hoover's Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government lessen the legend that soon he would be persona non grata around the White House. that been -true, it would al- threatened an entire 1 , block in the city's east end last night. Four hundred firemen and equip' mcnt; from four flrehouses . 'Were called out before the flames were controlled. Eire department officials estimated damage at • $110,000. New Breed Of House Fly Can Laugh At Man's Deadly DDT By HOWARD W. BLAKESLEE NEW YORK—<#)—A new breed of house files is beginning to pester Americans—and the flies were produced by DDT. the great fly-killer. This new finding in 'the use of DDT was reported to the American Association of Economic Entomologists today by W. V. King and J. E. Gahan, of the United "States Bureau of Entomolgy and Plant Quarantine. most automatically follow that! These new flies have developed Hoover's forthcoming efficiency ex- j resistance to the killing powers of pert plan for streamlining the ex- cutive departments of the government would be foredoomed to failure. - - But apparently it is not true. Individuals who are extremely close to the president and individuals who -have worked for years (Continued on Page ;o, Col. 3) DDT, despite the fact that it is the most potent single insect-killer ever known. This resistance was not unexpected. In the Summer of 1947, the entomologists said, there were reports pressure. -. . -" ' Talks In Proprtss From isolated Peiping, Associated 1 Press Correspondent Spencer Moosa ' reported 1 -, there is no doubt irTtfca't'. ancient- capital, thai peace-'-talk*with the Chinese 1 Conununists""al-.' ready are in progress. ' ••-••— Moosa reported- also-''tha.t"'"iwb" Chinese air force transport planes managed to land at Peiping's south' airfield and left quickly: . - • ••• ".They pulled out with high?;officials, .supposed to include Dr.--;Hu- Shih. former Ambassador to WasJK' • ington and. now president'___»! National Peiping University," Mbosk". reported. ','He is 1 reported to" have., received 'an urgent • summonsrTby- Chiang Kai-Shek in-'Nanking and might--be talked into a cabinet, post' or even the -premiership.". • • '• _;•_ Meanwhile, the failure of Premier Sun. Fo to take over the' government promptly upon his ietura from Shanghai today indicated 1 , he Is having- great, difficulty in forming a cabinet. Reported "Resting" - -• . Sun, appointed 1 by" •Chiang'.,inorft'. • than • two- ; weeks, ago, 3s/"resting" after -surgical 'treatment ,.io Shanghai, a: friend'said. . •-••- •'-— . "A number ol' go'vernjnent,.'»cd • Kuomintang (governing- p-a-rt-y).' leaders' expressed 1; impatience' with Sun's-.failure, to: complete his xabi- •net. The Executive Yuan held :» weekly' meeting- 1 'without -She-participation of either- Sun or the- 1 re- tlring.-premier,-Wong:-Wen-Hao." • The suggestion to Chiang: :ttiat • others be-allowed to salvage. the' 1 remnants 'of the' government was interpreted - to mean—trp -to save-what's left by. negotiation with the Communists. • •. ; ' : • • • For. weeks,- these advisors' have discussed these ' recommendations among themselves — but only--th<... current military crisis, nerved 1 'them to .'present their ideas-to "the-president; China's: leader for more than 25-years. .'.'.; ' •'• •-•(The Chinese. Communists are. virtually-knocking at the ancient-walls of isolated 'Peiping,. in north:' China, In • north-central' China, '150-'mi]es northwest' of 'Nanking, theyipiave ' trapped. Chiang's major forces.^ •The advisors' suggestions" to Chiang generally involve hiy-resig- nation, although remaining ,'avafl- . able 1 , for 'a -return .to 1 leadership " should he be needed at some future time. This -was 1 suggested -rather than 1 an absolute withdrawal.""?:" • Xwo Factors ' Cited "-Associates'-of. .Vice 1 ' President'Tll ' Tsung-Jen. willing"to. assume leadership of the government, but'only if the transfer of that power is 'made legal in a'con- stitutional manner, • - • (Continued on Page 10, Col, fj Yuletide Cross - .On School Taken. Down As 'IllegciP? FLORAL PARK,' N. Y.—(ff)— A lighted cross placed : on the.--bell to.wer. of-an-elementary school"tor • Yuletide has been taken down be- caXise a citizen complained' it was a "religious symbol"- and illegal.- • The Board of Education reluctantly- approved the removal-at- «. meeting last night despite the"pro- J-csts'of a group-of citizens of this Long Island community. The'bbard quoted a State .Board of Education, ruling as saying "no religious"sym- DO! may appear on a • public-school building." - . • • ••-.• "Then take out- -the "Christmas rrees—let's give up the Christmas lolidays altogether," one irate, citizen demanded. The board was:sil- wit on..'that. . . • ."-',:-".". During a two-hour argument. Board Counsel.Alfred J. Loew-'siid "This. is not t a .religious -issue;- ••This is 1 a'matter of school law."- "'".•"• The identity of the. person who demanded-removal of the cross wa»- not revealed. . .-..>».. The bureau gathered house flies from numerous parts of the United States and tried killing them with various concentrations of DDT. The flies from those places .where DDT' had been used in previous years were often harder to kill .than'T-k i . Tithe flies whose ancestors had never ^a"g'ierty ilies walked in • the-stuff: The flies that' figuratively -laughed most at DDT came from the (Continued on Page io. Col. ;) Juror Not Qualified ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.—W)—District Judge B. F. Deacon Arledge was drawing names for a Jury to hear the. murder- trial of Tranquilino Otero, which starts today. One of of DDT failing a little. This year;the first names out of the box was the reports got more numerous-and! that of-Tranquilino Otero, more serious. |' "Not qualified," ruled the judge. WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE, O.—(ff^-Mal S, Daugherty,- the' Washington Court House banker who figured in 'the .Teapot-Dome scandal, diefl last night. He'way.85. The aged banker had been •seriously ill for several weeks. 1 He suffered .a paralytic stroke about-eight weeks ago. 'He had been, a patient at a rest.home near this southeast- em Ohio town. '- .; •_••; . He was the."brother of- Harry-M. Daugherty, U. ,S. Attorney General ic the -administration of President Warren G. Harding.

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