Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 21, 1948 · Page 1
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The Weather Mild, with rain tonight. Colder, snow flurries tomorrow. •City 'Weather — Temperatures — High, 45; low, 24; noon, 4.5. Snov>]all—.2 inches. River— 5.94 Jest. FINAL VOL. LXXIX.—NO. 351 Press . w/>epfcoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1948 International Newj 5«rv;« 28POSW. SCENTS, S ort West Powers Rebuff Berlin Redi Debutante Greeted: At Waldorf Astoria Cotillion Richard Gardner of New York greets Debutante Joanne Connelly,-:also of New. York, with kiss, on the lurnd at the Debutante Cotillion last night afc.the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. 'One'-lmndred. and twenty-seven young women were formally presented to society at.the party. . Ives Hits Plan For Changes In T-H Labor Law i - • p ',''•• Republican Committee Blamed -For Partisan MpyeJBy New- Yorker By 3IABVIX.L.. i WASHINGTON — (/P).'— .Senator Ives of New York put fellow Republicans on notice' today -he opposes «ome of the changes .they - plan in the Taft-Hartley Act.- -. ..-.., - ' Ives, who: played' a -key: role 'in •writing -the 1947 labor law, said a report by th« Senate-House -"watchdog" committee urging about nine amendments Is an. "obviously partisan," document. The chairman of tha-GOP-controlled. group, Senator 2aU (R-Mlnn) said a ' half dozen of the proposed changes are "fairly Important." Approved, By Taft, ' Among the seven Republicans Toting for the plan were Senator Taft of. Ohio and Rep. Hartley -'of New Jersey, co-authors of -'the net. But Ives split sharply with the other committee. members. Hc'told a news conference yestlerday: -. ' VI am not going -along .with . the report; partly because it is obviously a partisan report and , partly' because I ' don't agree with some of the things in it." He added: . '1 feel very -definitely : that industrial and labor relations, should noi be. involved in partisan controversy." . ... . . . The New Yorker said, however, that he favors committee proposal—that the .Taft-Hartley provision requiring top labor officials to take non- Communist oaths be broadened -to include management representatives. Backs Red Ban . . Ives originally opposed the non- Communist provision. But., he said he backs It now because "it has helped labor organizations to : clean up Communist control." 'As lor the other side of the industrial fence, he said: "Some .management, if not under Communist control, at least is. doing or trying to do a lot of business (Continued on Page 5. Col. 2) Big Gorilla Gets Popularity Prise At Chicago's Zoo CHICAGO — (ffj — Bushman, the 19-year-old, 550-pound goriDa has •won the Lincoln Park Zoo's animal popularity contest for the second successive year. Zoo Director Marlin Perkins said Bushman was the chief attraction for 3.250,000 persons who visited the park's animal exhibits this year. His admirers are kept, several feet Irom the thick. bars of his cage. . , The huge "gorilla is friendly, Per- IJns says, but. because of his tremendous strength "we just can't cake any chances with him'." ' " Nevertheless, Perkins often feeds Bushman "by. hand — passing him grapes one at a time," or handing hta celery stalks. . Captured as an' Infant In the Prench Cameroons in 1930. Bushman has grown to the largest stature of any gorilla' in captivity. He has spells of agile energy, when he leaps around his cage and swings on suspended truck tires. He usually obeys commands given by Perkins. Bushman is on a diet His 22 pounds' of daily fare do not include much fattening food. He drinks three quarts of -milk a day and eats fresh fruits and vegetables and •whole wheat raisin -bread. Dutch Move Cannot Cure The Trouble Asiatic People See ': Military Action In Indonesia As Proof ~ Of ^'Imperialistic" Program By Holland By, DcWITT MACKENZIE 'AP'-Foreign'Affairs Analyst The, Dutch action'-.• against the Indonesian republic is-.-creating another 1 dangerous crisis 'in an Orient already seething with 'Unrest. Asiatic, peoples 1 are -bound-to -construe this as a. further demonstration' of ..-.the.- western, 'imperialism against, which many of."them are in revolt. We have, striking, .evidence of this interpretation in a statement by Par-.dit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, • • i . Nehru tolfl the Indian Nation- . -al Congress Parts; that Dutch military victories never will stop the Indonesian strujrple for independence. He was applaud-- cd when he declared that no European power lias any right to wage an aRgrcssive. action in Asia. And he added that India's' freedom from British rule means the.end of all imperial ism and colonialism in the Orient. ' - Tha^t' is the view of-one of the most powerful .leaders of India's 300,00(3,000 newly freed people. And It 'would be difficult to combat the thesis that irrjp'erialism is indeed on Its way 'out. In the" Par East. Britain tacitly .recognized this when she granted independence-to India, Pakistan, and Burma. However, while the Indonesian development is unfortunate, we shall do well not to'be.hasty in •our judgment. It ts easy to . register our firm belief in the inherent right 'of any people to full independence. We must note that the Dutch admit the rtKht °' Indonesia to. Independence but are trying- to create a commonwealth of nations of •which the Indonesian republic would lie iv part. . . But what rights. If any, has Holland' in this question of Independence? Well, in the first place the Netherlands established herself (Continued on Page s, Col. i) Jap Warlords, Denied Appeal, Await Gallows Tojo And Six Others . Due To Hang; Newsmen '•:.,.fanned By MacArthur ; ' . By KTJSSELL BRINES Tokyo—yp)—Tile.- death, watch "began,' 1 again otday on .wartime Pre- .mier . Hideki Tojo -'and -six- other Japanese war makers; ' . ,'A 13-minute .conference -today between Gen;-Douglas.MacArthur;and his top -Army commander probably determined how long th' condemned for war crimes have to live. Tight military'secrecy permitted only vague clues as to the time of execution.- They^indicated. the hangings could.come any time after midnight . (10 a.- m. Eastern Standard Time), but .possibly not before tomorrow afternoon. . - -. Priest Enters Prison The'Buddhist.priest who will accompany , the condemned men on their -walk to.the gallows entered Sugamo'Prisor. this morning for the first time in two weeks. • (General MacArthur called a'.halt to execution plans, two weeks ago when appeals carried cases of two of the to the-Supreme Court of/the; United States. The Court decided yesterday it was none of its business. The decision reopened the way for .the-executions). The Japanese press said the priest, Shinsho Hanayama, was prepared'to stay in the prison "two or three nights." (Continued on Page j. Col. 4) Irene Dunne Gels Award From Christians and Jews HOLLYWOOD — (/P)—The. National Conference of Christians and Jews, has named Irene Dunne as the- person I'who has done most in 1948 to promote better understanding among peoples of-all faiths." 'Spyros Skouras, film executive and .a .director of the conference, announced Feb. 4 as the date on. which the actress will ..formerly receive the award at- a. New York luncheon. Skpuras' said yesterday that Miss Dunne has been active in charitable and religious moves for many years." She recently aided in establishing a new school In. Los Angeles for Negro children. Announce Plan For Capital To Exclude Soviet Way Is Left Open For Russia To Take Part In City Government BERLIN—(/P)—The United States,' Britain and Prance announced today a three power government for Berlin without Russian partici- .pation. " • -. The French commandant, .Gen. Jean Ganeval, read a three-power statement saying: "If Soviet authorities either now or at some future date, decide to abide. by the agreement to which the' four powers are .committed, the quadripartite - administration of Berlin can be resumed. - Red Obstruction Cited ' -"During their abstention the three western allies will -exercise 'the powers .of the Allied Komandatura although realizing that owing to t-he Soviet obstruction it will only be possible for them to carry out their administration Jn the western sectors for the present." - The western commandants re- called'that the'Russians disrupted four' power government by withdrawing from the Kommandatura last July 1; They said .the Kom- mandatura" can only be' altered or abdicated by agreement of all the governments which set it up." ' Since the Russians set up a. puppet government 'in eastern Berlin and refused ,to cooperate in the four-power government, it has long been expected the west would set up- its -own military- government structure. Zones Now Separate •The German administration elect- ed'Dec. 5 .in the-west'urged the west .to sec up a government and do."away with sector borders in western - Berlin. At present the United-States,-Britain and Prance each govern, a sector independently, issuing independent orders to the. German administration. Russian-troops blockaded'the road between Berlin and Stolpe, a little German farming'village .which Prance lias promised to-return to ,he control of the Russians. The 1 GOO inhabitants of Stolpe watched a Russian patrol erect a barrier across the unpaved lane which had linked them with Ber- Plunge Victim Receives Last Rites Froin Priest • o . • • • . . lin, a mile away. . A'. Soviet-appointed G.erman ad- Taft Seems Certain To Keep Post As GOP Policy Leader By JACK BELL WASHINGTON—(/P) ' — Despite threats' of party, revolt,' Senator Taft of Ohio appeared an almost sure bet today ot resume his familiar role as chief Republican policy maker in the new Senate^ The Ohioan was said to have received such assurances of. support as to'make his re-election as chairman of the GOP Policy Committee an almost foregone conclusion. This would mean, colleaguesj«said, that so far as, the Senate is concerned President Truman again will find' opposing many o£ - his proposals the same man 'who clashed bitterly with him In the past over such issues as price controls and labor legislation. Taft's grip on the policy making post seemed unlikely to be retained, however, without some kind of compromise with self-tabbed liberals who have been demanding a greater voice in charting the party's course.- Senator' Ives of. New York, long time supporter of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, predicted at a news Conference yesterday that a dozen senators *from' .the northeast, the Pacific Coast "and 'a few'from'the interior". will make their weight felt In party caucus.' .' '. He said they represent a forward-looking viewpoint, and implied that those who have been running the. Republican Senate show have views which are "a little more conservative." However, Ives himself admitted that if the insurgents can muster only 12 or so of the 42 Republican votes in the new. Senate they haven't much, chance of upsetting the leadership applecart. "Best'-bet at the moment was that the veterans in the driver's seat will enlarge the policy' committee and offer the insurgents places on it. Ives. put part of the.blame for the'Republicans' election defeat on ' (Continued on Pass j.,.Col. i)- | ministrator took-over at Stolpe, an estate of 850 acres belonging to 'the 3erlin municipal government. The Russian roadblock apparently trapped a ' rural policeman, •Curt Hoeher,, who had been-left temporarily in Stolpe by west German police to watch over the village. . He still' was on duty this morning when ' Soviet troops arrived. The west Berlin .police had' 'promised to 2-ansfer him to a post inside the city- before Stolpe finally changed hands. _ (Continued on Page 5, Col. 3) More Snow Slated In New York Area i '•NEW YORK— '<&)— A lighs snow was predicted for this afternoon and evening as the metropolitan area hopped out quickly from under a 19.5-inch blanket^third heaviest in its history. Most transportation lines were running on time, or nearly so, and the metropolitan area's three major airports wore in operation again. The snow, which fell here for hours, had turned to deep slush in many places—principally heavily- traveled thoroughfares—nr.d a | freeze threatened to impede the| work-of 20,000 snow removers. Effects of'the storm were nothing like those of the record show- fall of 25.8 Inches.last Dec. 26 and 27, when .cleanup crews and some transportation systems were caught unprepared. The Rev. Edwin Broderick of St. Patrick's Cathedral gives last rites to Laurence Duggan, 43, forme State Department official, after lie plunged to his death'from 16th story office yesterday in New York City Red Spy Pi;obe Suspect Takes Suicide Plunge , Ex-State Department Official Leaps From New York Building NEW' YORK—(#>)—A former. State- Department official, listed In Congressional testimony as one of six persons in . the department who allegedly-handed out secrets for Ked spies, died last 'night in a 16-story plunge, • • . Laurence-.- Duggan,' 43,- an expert on. Latin' 1 American affairs who served in-the State Department from 1930-to-ISM, dropped to death from a window of -his Manhattan office as espionage probers planned to question him. ' ' , The ' medical examiner's office said"the -circumstances of his death were "undetermined pending further investigation." Police said Duggan Blind Mistress Saved By Canine GLOUCESTER, N. J.—W—The whining of a blind dog yesterday warned the animal's'blind 'mistress that her house was on fire.' Mrs. -Anna McGlinchey, 60, was awakened by the whining of her pet, "Yippic," and summoned help after making her way to a bedroom window. A passerby, Samuel Cahall, helped Mrs; Mc'.Glinchey .downstairs and then called firemen who confined Hie blaze .to the dining room: 'either jumped or fell"—the usual i Hotel. Two Guests Die AndThreeHurt In Hotel Blaze PHILADELPHIA—(ypj—Two guests burned to death today and three other persons were injured as flames swept a 'section of the Westminster preliminary report pending inquiry. Named By Witness Rep. MundS (R 7 SD), acting chairman of the House Committee on tin-American -Activities, -revealed 1 in Washington that a witness had named Duggan. in secret. testimony as one,of six people in the State Department who another person had said passed out confidential information. Dug'gan died on the eve of. the scheduled appearance before a spy- hunting Federal Grand July of Francis's. Sayre, former Assistant Secretary of State, whose office secrets allegedly were filched, according . to testimony In another phase of the inquiry. At the time of his death, Duggan of the Institute of The in- devoted to promoting inter- re in operation again. Inte rnational Education. -, which fell here for 20 -H,...,.- rievQt ed to nromc , (Continucd'on Page 5.. Col, z) 31 DSe In Crash HONG KONG— (fP)— The China Mail said a C-54 Skymaster plane of the Chinese National Airlines crashed and burned at Bafalt Island off Hong Kong today. The 31 persons abroad—26 passengers and five crewmen—were feared dead. • Ninety-five other persons fled the hotel' after the- alarm was sounded by. a guest who discovered the .blaze on the second floor. Three former dwellings comprise the hotel, ' on Chestnut-Street west Street in the 'Assignment: America* U. S. Pst. Off.) Defense Of Washington Declared Inadequate In Event Of Emergency By KEXNTTH L. DIXON WASHINGTON, (INS)—For more than three months, this correspondent hns been conducting a quiet probe into the security of this capital of'the United States of America. • • The investigation has concerned several distinct phases—involving physical,' operational defense, civilian defense, atomic energy and intelligence security. With the possible exception of the final phase, intelligence, the information it produced was far from comforting. In fact, particularly for one who makes his home in Washington, it was fris-tening, Presented somewhat dogmatically, for the 'sake of brevity, these were the conclusions drawn from the investigation: The physical defense of Washington- is being 'planned by four separate armed force . organizations. The planners are men of vast experience ability, and all are fully aware of the danger of the capital should-the cold war suddenly get hot. Nevertheless—despite , unification, the lack of a master plan which could weld all luiits Into a quickly effective, defense force, plus the seeming.inadequacy of liaison between units, leaves the impression that a sneak, blow struck at the capital would result in at least temporary-military chaos . . . Second, civilian def-snse now Is being revived on a nationwide scale, Nevertheless — practically speak- ir.g, little lias been done locally on civil defense plans, with the result that uncontrolled mass hysteria probab'.y would cause far more casualties, In event of a real' or imagined enemy attack, than the actual explosive incident which precipitated the crisis . . . Third, secrets of the Atomic Energy Commission headquarters in Washington are so carefully guarded, with everything from, electric eyes to synchronized • steel doors, that even the scratch-pad doodlings of experts in conference are meticulously burned under guard nightly. (Continued on Page 5, Col. 3) of The'fire, was'discovered about 5 a. m. It swept most of the structure at 2040-Chestnut Street, on the'west end of the group. • Two Flee. To Safety A man and woman, trapped by flames in their fourth floor rooms at the top of the structure, climbed to safety across a narrow, Ice-covered ledge to a window of the building at 2038 Chestnut'Street. . ' The hotel is composed of three four-story brick buildings with the entrance at ' 2040. Only communication between the three sections is at the first floor.leved. Firemen said this was a factor in confining the flames to upper rooms of the one building. The flames did not reach the first floor level. William McKinley, 38, asleep in. a second floor room, was awakened by a rumbling, crackling noise and . (Continued on Page 5, Col. 4) Mundt Pledges Fair Methods In House Quiz - Public Hearings.Not " Planned This Year; Sayre Will Testify ' WASHINGTON— (/P)— Rep.Mund (R-SD) said•• today-he hopes th House Un-Amrelcan Activities. Committee will change its methods to insure fairer hearings for future witnesses and accused persons. • The acting chairman told reporters that for the next-ten-days committee members will concentrate on a report to the. new" Congress 01 its past accomplishments.. He said the i report' also 'wfll contain, recommendations .for altering, procedure at .^committee • hearings. Will Quiz Sayrc Although the group plans-, no further public meetings." this year it .scheduled a closed-door 'session tomorrow 'with former Assistant Francis B. Sayre Secretary of State and his secretary, -Anna Belle Newcomb' 1 . Sayre. now a U. S. delegate' to the United Nations, formerly headed the State Department office where ' " Hiss nov trial he lied -when he denied handing out secret. official papers to Whittaker Chambers, onetime Red spy -ring courier,, some ten years ago. - •"• Sayre, .who has promised-to CO all .'he can. to help clear'up-the Hiss-Chambers case, was appear today before a Federal Grand Jury iii. New'York which has been conducting a -separate -investigation of Communist espionage. (Continued on~Page 5, Col, s Barldey Going toTJerlin PAD0CAH, .Ky.—(-T')- 1 Vice President-elect -Alben W. Barkley is go- ir-S to spend Christmas with American airmen flying the airlift to Berlin, he announced at his home, here last night. "The'senior Kentucky Senator said he had planned to attend a meeting of the executive -committee 'ol the Interparliamentary Union, of which lie is a member, in Paris Dec. Lada Captured BERLIN— (f?)— Edward J- Lada, 28, former paratrooper who broke through the Russian to Stuart Symington asked him to see his girl and then escaped a U. j leave early enough to spend Christ- S." Army stockade, was captured :.:as with the American fliers on the 28 and 29. He added that Air Secretary W. late today by American agents. airlift. Stalin Marks 69th Birthday, Stories Per sis t He Is Sick By GLENN WILLIAMS LONDON—(/P)—Prime Minister Joseph Vassarionovich Stalin of the Soviet Union, G9 today, has reached an age when he must think of pass- tokens accepted by. Russians as the one-two positions behind Stalin. Andrei A.. Zhdanov, who. sometimes was given the number one spot ahead of Molotov, died this ing on his. man tie to a new world year. Communist boss! . I Up to now, Stalin' has shown no There, are some indications Stalin- signs of laying aside the twin jobs already has chosen Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov. The second Jn line heir appears to 36 Lavrenty Pavlovich Beria, 49, lead of the dreaded secret police, jike Stalin, Beria comes from Georjia. He rose to prominence during the 1930 purges, but lias stopped the practice of arresting everybody who s gossiped about. Their present positions were clearly shown 1 in the thousands of pictures of the • powerful Politburo which were splashed over the Soviet Union six weeks ago during the celebration of the Russian revolution. Stalin was in the center. 'Molotov vas on his right; Beria on his left— from which he rules the Communist world: chairman of the;Council of Ministers and sccretary.'-general of the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Since the end of the war he has passed the Ministry of Defense to Nikolai Bulganln. He also has shoved his followers more into the limelight, giving Molotov,' Zhdanov and Bulganln the front spots in national celebrations: Stories persist "that he Is 111. So far as can be determined,'however, his health is not seriously poor. Since the war lie has taken an annual Whiter vacation at Sochi, on the Black Sea coast—a warm, sunny spot like Floridn- Marines PortOnNori Coast Of J DutcK Chamber Support Of "Polices- Action," Rebuff Re3s3£ . By. KENNETH. LDXES- 1 - ••• Batavla, Java—OT—New^rDu forces landed, on Sumatra today and-the Dutch pressed their advantage;. in Java. The Indonesian-republic.' broadcast an appeal to Its pebple'.to cairyout'scorched earth tactics-, "to-the utmost." -,:•'. 1 -"",TT.'rJ." T .-' The Dutch landed Siapiapi on the northern ' coast,';ol' Sumatra, directly opposite—Buxit- tinggi (Fort de Kock),.the republic's, most Important city In -Sumatra; Buklttinggi -is on the south','.,coast. Bagan Siapiapi is 200 miles-east of Medan. ' • • .'?'".-'.,.t.J'• Americans Unreported- ••-• In central "Java, 1 Dutch troops'.'ocr cupled several more towns, 'includ-.,, ing Kalloerang,-where IS^.-tJaited. Nations workers, including- several- Americans, havo been unreportcd. : since Saturday. •' "-• •• -- •••• The Dutch appeared to be'slashing methodically .aero ss ..Republican . transport lines in- , Java.. "and . Sumatra, -. . • -• The Republican broadcast.'originated from Madlocn, .third-largest city in Java am scene of the Communist uprising .put -town -by--the Republic in September. The'.broad- . cast Indicated-the c'.ty still Is inTer publican hands. . . ...>-,'...''Action Condemned''—; 7';; (Dr: Soebandrio, official represen-- :ative of the republic In BritaiD,.said.. in London republican, fighter's would ' resort to guerrilla; warfare.He toJdiB,' news conference 1 he expects-- the- Dutch to occupy the large'.towns; of; the 'republic,, but he doubted • that.: they could maintain order "through-, out all the republic. _ . ' ',.'• v " < (Condemnation "of"the newiDutch. "police action" in the:republic came.. from 1 many'capitals);. '. •;."., .-'. A..Netherlands 'communique :ari- '. nounced Dutch Marines have-seized/ Tocban, a republican, port-on-the- north shore of-.-.the,- island, ..'arid moved to the oiitskirlis'of Bodjone- oro,,a highway, center 25 miles to- ' the southwest. . . -• .'.... Dutch troops, it said, ."captured Patl, on ; the coastal railway ;75 -miles west of Toeban, and Bojalalt, Inland Soerakarta,. the-.repot- lie's- second- city. - - - .«".".'.' : .-'..• ' Republic's Capital. Taken~'.;;'; The republic's first-city and.capl- • ial, 'Jogjakarta, was seized 'by air- -. borne forces Sunday. in - the~campaign which.the Dutch/call-a.:"police action" against--terrorists.. ;.J> ' President Soekarno, his-major . ministers-. and his military" commander In- chief-, Gen..Soederiman, are in Dutch custody. • . '.-'.- .,',..:. The Dutch struck across-republican demarcation lines in both Java and Sumatra' after announcing Sat- - urday that they would, set.: up" a lederal interim regime for Indonesia (The Netherlands East;. Indies)"' without the republic.- '•-'•-'':, ;'-.' The announcement of "the cap-. ;ure of Patl'"was the first• indication that Dutch troops were, operat- ng in that area, which-is^30-.miles northeast of the' old line separating • Dutch-ruled and' republican>_terri-. tory. '-.. • , ' ' "!.". ;X,.'- Eojolali Is on the main'-road south toward Jogjakarta:'. .Soera- tarta lies 15 miles east of - Bojo- • .ail. ', ' • . •. • ':;.;,'.'..;.", Americans In Are»—.••- '.. The United Nations officials'-here awaited word of the status of 18 U.N. 'workers. Including,^ several Americans,, in' republican •territory. They were last heard from Satur- : day, when they were at Kalieorang. ' A spokesman for -the •TOT. Good Offices Committee.said the Security. Council. has asked- 'the commlttet • ;o report on'ihe military situation. .He said the chalrmanr":". Merle (Continued on Pnge s. Col. *) Route Is Arranged In Jerusalem For- Annual Pilgrimage JERUSALEM— y?) —A- roundabout, oute 1 has been arranged*tp_-enable- Christians to make- the traditional • Christmas Eve pilgrimage^-from ' Bethlehem, the"blrth- ilace of Christ. '. - •'• ,--~ •' - -.; • A United Nations communique ast night said Jews, and Arabs seek- ' ng a means of permlttni&Hthe^pH- rimage had agreed ; llnes between old arid'acw'Jcru- alem for 24 hours: . .••-*• By this means Cliristlans"lrr.thc ^few-City could-cross : Into-the Old City and- proceed .to Bethlehem ••' long an Arab Legion military-road or 10 miles via Sethacy. •""*':.;"" The traditional, shorter -route '•' Ircct south to. BsthlDhera'"win".ndt e open, apparently due -to objec- ons-by the Egyptian army.'. U~?T. . ffidals are pressing for use,of--ihls oute, however, and hope to. get.a • eply today.- • . ._ • -' . CoTjette" Wounded DETROIT—<;?)—Dorothy .'GaJC 27, ras Klad to oblige when -her In- uisitive seven-year-old twins., asked er to show' them how her. .38-caller."revolver worked. .'",'.•"",'""...'''' Taken to Receiving Hospital'for reatroent of a wound in". theUeft and, the 27-year-old.woman'blush- ugly .'.'gave, the traditional'explana- on-that she didn't-know.the-'gun was-loaded. Mrs. Gay is!a pollcc- oman. •- : ..-.-•

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