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The Weather Cloudy; not~so cold tonight and tomorrow. • • . . • ... City-Weather — Temperatures — • • High, 25; low, 3; noon, .33. . River—3.24 VOL. LXXIX.— NO. 356 -*.» :OJMBERI2AM), MAKYLAISP, MONDAY, : DEiEEMBER 27^ 1948 httmatlenol • Mewl- Stm'c* 16 Page* 5 CENTS Carrier Plows Through Gale To Reach Stranded Airmen ABOARD'U.S.S. SAIPAN. eiu-oute.to .Greenland— (&]— Slowed almost .to a snail's pace.by .lashing- winds,;this carrier hoped'for-better'weather today as-it ploughed on toward Greenland to attempt, the..rescue of 13 stranded. Air Force' men; Indonesian Trouble Put At UN Door Failure To Set Up World Police Force To Handle Situation Could-Have Caused Outbreak In Orient • . . By DcWITT.MACKENZlE AI> Foreign Affairs Analyst ^^ agam wnen ^ oalpan Log the blame for the current c a p c jj, acCi possibly tonight. i i •n_-i..t.ll-. «. _,"U «(« t* n 1 TtfHn/* -f^n Go lr\fl-n • -f/iftlr -o .The: Saipan, which left-Norfolk Saturday, is .due., off, the .-rescue launching -point 1 Wednesday. • 'Even •with improved weather, however, there is doubt. that It can keep. that schedule. - "•-.". '' ,-•"" •' .' . • .'The Saipan-was -movuie along' at 27 knots. '(more than 30 m.p-h.)' .until it encountered winds' up. to' around 100 miles an : hour yesterday;.'. . The 'sldpper,. Capt.' Joseph 'L, Kane, ' first ordered the carrier slowed. to 22 'knots..- : - ,: r. '•'.• -'. ; -| Better Weather. Forecast : .The 'storm.' roared 'on -and at' : -6 .p.m;,- : Eane' - reduced- - speed ' -to V 15 knots.; StiU' later he -cut: down to 10 knots. . . '-'•'•" -,"••" ' Better weather was -expected -today. But- it seemed- likely to . get- again when the 'Saipan passes Indonesian - Hcpubllo up-'he < a.yal •gainst' the Dutch,' or' assess it- •gainst the republic, and '• you: still haven't covered the ground. •• . The-fact Is- that the -ivorM' is Toying for the failure ;(or' per- i haps one 'should say .Inability) of the .United Nations to-set-up an internationalipolic'e^ force to .handle, such situations" Thus far the UN has been simply-a sounding-board for heated anrn- meriti. pro' and con regarding. . peace -violations. If you're- going to stop armed action with words, you-'must have * big stick back of them., . "• Of course It's-easier to name'the shortcoming than-.to .cure it. The UN is divided into two'hostile campr are'the direct reflection^"of •aiiTiien...',.;.::•:-;•;.'-;'.'.••.;.,' the "cold-war"-between-Communism and democracy.',."--trp.-fo. Jiow Jt 'has .been lmpossibie"tO"get; coordination; of effort.on Any., issue, vitally-affect- Ing either^slde. . •.;-,. ;-..., .; The.Infioa'esian-irbiilile.is par- "~ tlcularly -unfortimatc. j The rc- pubh'c is part of an archipelago . or 3,000 islands, with a^op.nla- tlort of 75,OpO,OOO.V:;:.This >1 hu[:e' jrronp lies in the heart of one of- the J»st-6 1 itci;:»tanas'bf imperial' rule. • ' •-.-'-. ..- There Is the-graves't sort of dancer that out of-such-,quarrels;'.as',the: Indonesian-affah-.-there might-grow•n, Asiatic .bloc -which' would .-be •hostile to'the. western.world.:There • 3 we. would have the .makings of a against The Netherlands. Is-only-a"few" days ago.'that• th2 A4lt ^ um , „ -president of the- All-India-Congress; •seamen'- aboard „ —„ . . B. Pattabhi -Sitaramayya, declared: "The. process of tlimtaatln; Imperialism from Asia- cannot be stopped' and must 1 , JTO-. on; Every foreign power 'that holds dominion:hi Asia must depart." . "Every foreign power"-means only the .Dutch, .but the French British.- - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister • of" India..' find 'her . most'powerful political leader, too-: soutn While the Saipan. • took, -n, fierce battering, Jive helicopters and two torpedo bombers lashed down with cables on the hangar deck escaped ;: .The ship's doctor reported a third of the crew-seasick.,,. .- -,..,.. The' storm swept away -five of. the eight-big radio antennas mounted on the'flight, deck. TAn'o'ther .was'.left' dangling and" unusable.. Communications'-'were.'maintained 'with .the remaining three. . : .. Fourteen ',life Vafts" broke loose from their chains under the flight deck'and plunged.into.the.frigid sea: The Saipan itself escaped damage. . Officers .Still Confident- 'Through it all, officers'in charge pf "Operation. Ice-Cap";,continued confidenti.that .their' helicopters .can effect • the'--rescue,.of the stranded Mrs!. Lillian Bich Bracicett "(above) 1 , 12,: of . : Plainville,''Conn.', .whose" body jarbed in 'another .woman's;;dress;, was ."found in - : backyard-..of- rooming house.'Christmas.-.morning. , Police said- the -woman, .was ' raped-,and strangled, buried in makeshift grave; disinterred, :her body dressed-in another- woman's -clothes, then tossed nto.the yard .where she was.-found. Three. persons have • been, arrested. '-'• • • ' (Story onTafrc 2) _•-. • • •-. "-^_ r:r ~~ - . Slimner Wellies --.''See-noviflsurmouritable : .obstacles '''''' .- radioedvnaval ; chiefs; ~-~' -- . T6Uth"e— aifmen'~.ori"sinally. ' were str:mded ^ w ,-™.—.„...;.... 'others "joined' them': a't'rnterv'als"^-two : more.-on-..Christmas Day—ln- : iutlle plane'and glider, rescue attempts. • TTI: : - """"' •'/-~i'"' m " r rom Lri " -.NORFOLK,. .Va.-—:(#)—The'', twp remaining '.crew ..members, of": an of- the --tanke: country secured its independence from England. ' : • '••••• Nehru "has urged Asiatic, unity, "not for' aggression against Europe or the west, but-, .for the freedom of every country in-Asia."- .,'..., The danger to the western •world doesn't rest' in' anti- Imperialism. The flays of empires are snrcly numbered. The majority of nations rccopnize the .; • rlcht of self-determination for • art peoples. ,• .; What the; west--has ..to' .Buarfl dgalnst .Is. the continua'hce of--a: sit- •natlon which might.; produce..that hostile Asiatic block. Should that develop it would, eventually, produce the horror of a war between 'east and west. . ' > ; . The position Is made Much more critical by the fact that' Communism Is taking advantage (Continued on Page 2, Col. 3 Union Seeks Latv To Make Employer Sign Non-Red Oath MIAMI BEACH; Fla.— OP}— A substitute for the'Taft-Hartler Law .to make employers, issue financial.re- ports ''and sign non-Communist, affidavits . was endorsed by union leaders here last night, . ..The endorsement came'from the Executive Board of ^he-Int'ernationai Ladies Garment Workers' TJnipn' and was reported . by President David Dublnsky. ' - . • . . "We ' favor " the non-Communist affidavit of the Taft-liartley Law,' said Dubinsky, '""Ut we want- it expanded to Include cmployerr as well as employes." . ' ', The labor leader,-whoseunion claims more than 300,000-members said the boari also favored submission of financial reports and added "we want management to -ubmit ful reports on their assets-and salaries paid. It should not.be £. one-sided affair."- •• • • ' Dublnsky ^aid the board voted .to give $250,000 to United. Jewish-Appeal for Palestine for- rehabilitation - work and to lend the agency S500,00fl for.slx months: • ' •• The board has been in- closed •Mslon here 1 for several days. Th meeting ends today. ectlon'of the vessel, r the El Cap!-: first 'Baw Welles •lying-in the field an" after'it'broke up while under ; a bou.t'• a- mile. 1 -from .the imposing tow from. Savannah to-Baltimore. '..:. 'welle's'.'manor^ho^se., ' Robert -was ; The " Cherokee i and the , Cutter returriirig from:Mass with his-family. Agassiz'-had searched, through the .The,-'father,!Brooke Kerby,, sum- night for .'the. stern portion.',-Coast rnoned'three neighbors-to.help carry 3uard'planes were on the:'runways •^relles"to'a'.riearby'farm"house,-.Kis iere"fPr" a" takeoff-this morning to f a ce.was. scratched and puffed from lid the search when the Cherokee the-cold. ;•' - "'• . - -.- , '•" ; messaged'she had found the float- -Kerby said-Welles'" clothinFT-was ing-.hulk: - .--.-..-. . ' '."frozen-vtb'--Ws': body." : and Covered •Meantime .the. bow'.section, stiU with-.-mud,.'sarid',and-,Ice. •This.ued under. .t»w of . the', tug'Tem, was Kefby.it6.surmiEe:--that--Welles must I'eaded toward- Norfolk. ' ••• have .-•fallen" 'into :: j a'-'. small .• stream .There-were 18. persons-.abo'ard'the ------.-- -^-•---T>_--.-- -./•-r.-vi . El Capitan-when : die/broke in. two early Sunday.' Her .captain, "told . • .. • - .„• . Coast Guardsmen-he believed the Santa Claus Can Be .wo. .who were, not .saved from the r',.' D ~ h«,/>inls Fii . .yesterday. -The Cherokee . ,wo. ,who were, not .saved from the ow were-aboard .the stem. • : The ..Coast - Guard said :H of the (Continued on'Page 2, .Col. 6) ^CUl^UA Ul^^U. . The ."agency^s chaplaincy service says it-'.wouldn't be: a.bad idea, for the publlc'to'drop in oh those veterans .who are able, to have .visitors, r 1 Slaying Victim •/ •' ,. iO- , i- -.„.„.,'. -V, '• - • CJioked^Raped V / • , • '--••; M- •• .--•• •- ;'• »se ,,,;§ ers '-, ...., Found Unconscious ' In Field,Is'Still In J :;r .Serious-Gonditibn '•,'••;•'-'&• ' ByKABEBAUlIAN " '. . WASHINGTON- —'• (/P).—-Sumner Welles, -former';.Undersecretary7,pf State,. was'..-iound'-"uhconscious.'in; a snowflecked'^.Mai'} ; Iand"field;y.este'r- day,—his-flngers-and--toes--fr3zen. ^hb'ck/:" ^-~-Tri"o'-tem- iit;;u-7'^y^ ot-Ti.i.e*i.-*4v".v^: - .—- ;p'erature,'was-"abOut'15:degrees;above e-hen-he.was'.found. .'•- . ...".".-.. ;erday afternoonl';but-. was! -unable tures'to,Egyptians;'sIncfi io'f.'isay.'..: what;.-had. :han'pened, ;his ina s:time'battle..began. Dhyslclah',(-Dr.';George.B.. HuffmM, .Tjs e -of -the.air:arm-.in .^.^^.-.., ^. ... . • . • , figntlng- seeiris -i.<-> ^\ ^ V n^^.~~ L — ie:.doctbr,-aflded-It' would,.be a direct frontline support -of .troops; •- . j. - V^-F^,— ^«''TT./M*i^'..Trnftw »i,.^ ^'(-4-^ni-e nn near-front .air bases. said-. •• TJ da X -.. ... whether jL.j .«- •-— - --- v ;oes:-.might' have;-to. "be '^amputated. ' -two . he .' ; Argentine .merchant-'-tanker'^liave TvUiiu. UAoaduc-L* • • • y . , ' *. fu^^LA^ni^ ,AJ.I&J.uiiiini^- - udftifi.^^ J.LUTIJ Mighty India,, .for.. instance.:..te -beeri.rescued-and attof-the vessel's siding with.the -Indonesian Republic -personnel'-has-'been, accounted for, -L/CU11^ CSlJUCU"iJJ_lU «***" VJ, • fUC VC^^CA o •- - v".v,«.* w -«..--^- , - v. personnel'-has.'been, accounted for, Welles .left, his; estate;-at_ nearby .. :of .the-warring-factions-reach, ..•.-.''••••• ., uc- Dl- une •-LaJiKci --^1 yapiLaii, were .lamuy UCUCVCA nc. ouii-w.^^ >. -. j.m. "... rembrediby .the'Coasf'Guard Cutter attack'-while'out-walking. ••••'•He-.was again ,.-'". Agassiz at '8:50'-a. m,;(EST).-today, stricken with'.'.'a' heart• .ailment-.ib . .(Ct lirijj rr«u« ^.aLnt-arf pt-n,^. eopHrtn 'nf '+>in Ttrtm-c.n.rrn RnH;-hfi5"beeri-Under trG3.t- Cardinal Jailed g . . The severed stern section ' , tanker\ was '.located by the-Chero- inent' for it since' then:. •Friends also- reported-;.that -Welles kee", the: : other..C.oast ^Guard cutter .."Communists- by their action.'havc . f,.i pr i(i - Duecan: .a'. .Dramsc: ul • .J»UU«JTJIIOJ.— >"•"'-• ---- - T-^V; .tossing , Welles 'In the.. State -Department. inali-Mln.dszenty,' Roman Catholic arrested arrival/of:'more'-troops-.in.Nanking, Second Battle InNegevZone Is Major Clash j . News Blackout Keeps Details Of Figbiing -From U.S. Reporters •'•••'• By JAMES M. LONG TEL'. A vrv,v Israel — : yP). —The second battle• -of;the.;.Negev-swelled 'today'into a' full: scale,fight for the barren south'ern'-desert'.; .... ". A virtual news •- blackout" existed on the Israeli ; s'[de,'-bu't-it appeared 'oh"the fifth'day of;the new-fighting that -Israeli commanders this, time are'seeking'to hurl .'the Egyptians back -across'their.:own -frontiers—or, to - bring Egyptian political - lenders around to' armistice talks without further delay, - • • '' (In'-Cairo, Egyptian Communlca- SIons.Min!stcr DcsspukLAbaza Pasha said -the"battle had developed into a '.'general clash/'-*. He save no details of the fighting, .but "old newsmen 'Egypt's military position JSJ'good." .. ' ....:-','., '•;;.' Battle On tarje Scale • Despite the shutdown on- official news here, it • is '.known that the battle. Is' being .fought, on'..a- large scale, in an arc 'just', inside Israeli territory' from- Egypt's. Bafa rwntier base and -extending .northward toward Gaza; '" .,.',.,' ' It also is known that the ; fighting continues unchecked on land and In.thc air by.both"'Sides: : ;; ,,.,":. • - : What is not known .here^.howeyer, 'are ^the' sains or -losses, on/either side- or from 4 which side,'came .the initial impetus -pf the offensive; -or -the-specific inctlcal.-.objectives.;.. ...... ;_T JsraeLlAccnsed Scene Of Christmas Tragedy In Mountain Cabin ——•- as, packages and.:stockings^ven ; a plate of food for Santa Claus a young ^^^ -'-.ln' on -.-Tomm three; his daughter. Judy cigl SaBBbwian... at,Bi g -Bear,. l Cai:The.-dead:-Dr.-Jerome.G;Schnedorf.'35;.-.lns' son, -.-Tommy, three; his daughter. Judy y and his'-' mother, Mrs; Josephine -.-Scanedorf,'.' 64.: Investigators' believe a gas heater was to blame. (Story .. --•••' ' - • --' ' ' ..... '".' ..':.'"• '-. ..-. i • ; , _ -":" Nations ^bservorsraccuscd'- Israel of Qy^had-lainMrHihe -breaking- .the' Holy;, land;.,truce; oy 4 The "56-year.'old'.former-diplomat,' fliateiv 1 vaiter ,-.j-cucnu, K *^*———•'.. an-insomnia>sufferer'-fof. ; year>;':ff.e : jrianeuvering:dver'.an-<armlstice''get- miv»iM:lv't'nrilc>wa1ks-/late-at'-.'niZh1r.tO t^nt-iinr 'fernke .down. -. • A military gv';Egyptian' forces egcv''battle began ":immer r-.. .;offcgY : ,: -rn^prtfc' Tvi-p.llminary jueritly-'to6k:'wallcs''/late'-at-night'.t6 together .broke .dowri. -. • A military help-h4m..'cet'.-to.-.slcep.'. 1 -',v.:,.^./.V..;.:spokesman-here;.said:the. Jews stiL ^-'-.'.'--j;-:'•.-:; Una'ble.To.Talk',. •...-.'"•' ^fcre-willing,'to"-'talk';"peace, cut' ne -.in the .present . <JoC u-t • ui^& • *•** "" . . i fighting- seems ..to; be- confined, -to ks on nearrfront .not appear- to-be ;'far behind-the ii that there was-'no' ... , Continued on Psgc 2,'Col.-4 . , .. 70. mUe! illed -when he fell ^^ of where 'she .broke ; Irom - his 'l^th floor of flee: - --.Foundry. Boy; ,'r . ., -. Irrnment. today and charged . age; treason, blabk-market currency deals" and of "seeking to over- - ... .,--.-.. - • • • j- . ; throw the'democratic government Americans Arrested oF.Hungary."' . , ' Iror-icaliy, the.56-year-old- priest ' Jaycee'Officials Find •-: GOSHEN," Ix8;-^-(/?)— Santa, • says, the .'.Gbshen" 'Junior,- Chamber ..of mumst : vice-premier, Jewish Forced By JOSEPH E.: PARIS—(ypp-Unlted.' Nations--*- servers-,in'Palestine 1 today 'accused: Israel "of :;brealdng:-: the- Holy Land- trucet'by- atta'cldhg- Egyptian."..forces. in the 1 ,Negey. desert;. •".-:'",". :'~~",~^". - The.'charges-Vere'cont»ineQ..ln.a. lengthy.-report, to ;.the"ir; N;-;Sectrrity Council'over.'.the slgncture^of^Ralph J.fBun'che; . a'cting.JDVN. medljitarltt' 1 Palestine/.'--;•'; A ", '•.': '-- '-!*-••• • The report, slated for- discussion by ; .the 'council-.today, supported- Egyptian • complaints • that ^.Israeli; forces' .rcppcned.'bostUltles. ih 1 "Vfol* : • tlon of tho CouncU's-\trucC'OWcr.-'.i ; [-; B-unchc deolared-'T-hiwc no-know- ledijc.of any--Incidents- which,could, be.claimed as a provocation _for<thc fighting';In-'the Negev/,' . .- w.-T,—.'- bottom-of paccji. InGlima^ar /; Fighting Tempo ,Not -,.~: So- Higli, • Opppnents" - . , . "NANKIN G~.(/P)—;Hop'as '. for -.'peace -'- ' •' ' ' . in-'-Chlna : .\faded. .'- . •'Communist , radio Broadcast . of ' a Ust 'of "war,' criminals"- .to- : be--pun'" - ished : by- a /'peoples .'court" - sent them..; glimmering. 1 . ; .' .•'• • •• ; " . '-Heading-.the-list-were-ChiangKai- ;", 'ShekV Madame: Chiang,", Premier- Sun t 'Fd : anii'- most'.of-..the.' nation's'- top Ing some. - sort; ,6'f • ..'agreement,, '.was expressed- in .both",f prcign .and '.Chinese quarters. ;• ON" . •. . See Do°r Closed - Inilcatlrig.thaV-.Ch^g . a nd'-"hls'-lor- . ^ ^ determined to light on,' , . to ' mot. .. - - • • • • j - -,'•••. . Although there have been, frequent 'GOP- suggestions .-that- the -party ought'to'shelve, Scott becauE -.of,the presidential ..election: loss, th>-cam-; p'aign ,to unseat-, him se'ems : to...be bogging, down in. a mire .of .•bpo ; ma.ny : prospective •• opponents. .• -.--... . Scott, a'...Philadelphia- .Union Leaguer'- serving • 'his-' third • term-,-in Congress',-:, was. put -.In ' the • party chaifmanshipr'by'. Gov..'Thomas -E. Dewey' when-.-the--Kew -Yorker :won the • presidential .nomination- -last June.'--••-•'• .'•'•' '••. - '•'- " V "-' : " '•' ' .There -is -evidence •that 1 . 1 .-Dewey--at the"!tinie i was'-o'nly - casua'lly-acq'uain.t- ed with -the, man'hc'made" national chairman:"But:, Sc'ott. 'was.-.elected unanimously.,forv-a' four : year' term and', apparently.-inten.ds; to; keep -it: or go .'down..swinging;.,'. .-'•.-....-. • The .question'of--whether : he,'Can. hang'- on'apparently-' wiU.'be settled at" a "national .committee "meeting Sco'tt has ."'called:for .Omaha/Jan- month ago. - " - •-.: .™*?. Sel2ea """^ . an CAWm "* c Ui uary-25,.-and, 26. - i ' '::••'• - >' .The communique's-listing of the-gunfire j™ r iv,,,;« :i , Af tbat-tlme;.-'the- chairman-'may, . . . H ,...„__, ^__ • The.-six.Americans were described-.' - -.^^.^^^..^ . PRANKFUET,; Germany— (#>)'. —- t Hessian state police . Out 'according .. , 'Commerce.'can.behad. - . . Surprised Jaycees got a letter in their ' Santa' Claus' -mailbox last against the cardinal.follow- ed the same order.'as Rakosi's. made in'-a speech denouacinc;'the primate for' opposing the.- government program 'of nationalizing farms... 108,000 In Hospitals WASHINGTON—tfP)r-The Veter- LIJC.U -ju.in.<v ^^^, ...—~— ans - Administration estimates that .wetk.saylng: ;'A1I I want for.Chrlst- about 108000 war veterans are in -mas is Santa Clnus' himself.' (The hospitals, this holiday season. '. letter 'writer .said she is 290 Of-that number ahout"50,000 arc The letter was given wic._,,-_- ; ong-term patients—men .and wo-' 'licity and replies 'from^St.'Nicholas- men -who've been hospitalized for a '—or .possible-, imposters: in .Joplin, year or more. ..;.•• • Mo, ; 'Milledgeville," Ga,,-St. • Albans, -' - .... . . vt> New. .York,-'Los : . Angeles;-and Seattle — have ."offered to become pen' pals .and some' .even '.offered . matrimony. Waste In U. S. Medical Service Hit By Hoover Commission WASHINGTON—(INS)—From a point 'Of> view, of seeming physical escurity not; even their, worst pol- marjuiiiuismf.. • • . : itical enemies'could charge that the - - Every .visitor entering .the-.build- tr -S Atomic\Energy--'Commissloniing i lvsub3ected i to tlie'alert scrutiny members -have! taken a casual 'atti-|6f. from 'two. to Half a' aozen such . . - , -. .^- t. 4..-«™ t-Vdo fn-s-r- n-nrt-rHr onH flip-f^mt.lnV IS TCDeatCd By-WIIilAM F. ARBOGAST WASHINGTON— .(/P),—A/, report criticizing, 'waste and';'duplication- in government rne'dlcal services brought a - warning 1 today from Capitol" Hill' against .'economics at -the expense of veterans.-. '. .The report was' drafted .by -a "task .force" of-the commission headed by foi-mer. President Herbert- -Hoover studying;. governmental reoi^ganizatior.."" -;' .' '.;. • It sald^that this'.year alone.more than '• 44 government: agencies 'spent approximately . v $1,250,000,000' . 'for health and' medical ' services "'and 24,000,000 'persons .were .taken', care of--by the government -in some degree. '••".'.- ,- '. . . The report saw no letup.in spending next year, noting that the Veterans .Administration • 'alone.- will spend as' much'in-1C49.for medical services.-..as .all Federal. agencies spent: f or ", that purpose In 1B48.' 1 "The; federal -.government. .Is', assuming' uncalculatecl • obligations without any understanding of; their ultimate cost; ; the ; lack;bf\ the necessary professional: manpower to. carry them, .'out, 6r'=.their -. adverse - effect upon-'the hospital-system -of''the country," - the report.'.said. '.. It -'cited .cases ;'of new'hospitals being, built'-.' by. onel.agency. In-.the neighborhood !of-existing and unfilled hospitals: operated.-by -another agency.-. Dozens-.of federal-'hospitals could- be. closedyand,.the., patients transferred ,to. J other- quarters,.-the commlttee'/added.-'; •;; •''.' The committee', said!-.;Congress should "clearly- 'define".-'the.•bene- 'flciaries-of federal aid--and".'added "two large.,a''part of .the .medical ,(Continued.oR.Pase z, Col. i) Truman Urged ToCafl Parley OhLaborPeace Fair Wage Standard^ Bfelate* To Prices^ " •1- Proposed'-IirReport"::; ouiitita^-,, uAoc^viiia^, u ^u. -— — .--- By r STERLDJG'T.>GREEN"'-.. estimated- : ;.for;.' .this.' period -by the -WASHINGTON,7^^)—.Pi'oposals UTRi-iXtinl Gifnrvf ^nnrtpfl ^OT t.VlP.'ila -i.O_ ^ -v*—'-t j-.ii.. • rrv^. !.*.•«» • ^nll , *'.'«»*«' Deaths Nearly 400 In Holiday Period : .{Bt-.The^Jltsoee-TCSs. • . Accidents:: duiingr,' ; thev;Christraas : wee,ken'd;:killediafr : le'ast-:.395rpersons thr6ughout:.the ; jia'trp'ri:;; •'• . v ' - ." .• '- ...Trifflc-jnisnaps-:tobk' 276 -lives be- tweeii 1 6: pjn.,-Friday;;an'd', midnight Sunday,, •exceedlhg.'the-. toll, of ..265 National '-. Council.' . . deaths : frorn." miscellaneous- 1 causes; at.-least.37;were 'rom'flres.. • '- ' Scott Is Seen : • WASHINGTON — (ff 1 )^ Rep .. Hugh D. Sco.tf,-Jr.; may have : won. bis fight to reaiain , asr Republican: -national chairman; without publicly firing a ''' ' '' ' " • ' ' .'shot'.,' • The.-six.Americans were descrlbeQ- ^:^~^ M . nomin ar to ',... K by'the-Germans as members .of. the £ aQv £-^wev's • friends 'if there."are U, S. 'Constabulary.; They were ^-.! slgn£ that '.somc of' the other party companied'by. one'•German border ,„.,„,._,:,...,: ReT ,,t-; or Taft of Ohio . policeman; the' state police said. - 51 Assign men t: America 9 /BJ.» n «. P»t_ Off.) Atomic Headquarters Under Strict Security But Vulnerable Some Say KE«4ETn L. DKON' abllity, .and developed^.Into, experts in .fields varying, from judo : to anshlp..: tude" about .protecting . this - fearsome .new"plaything- of Mars they, now-control;- • •• . ' . . PresumabJy-rfor 1 obvious 'security reasons,-, no one could say :..wlth certainty—the A.E.C., headquarters here in Washington contains a large fistful of- atomic secrets. . ,•'.-, ' And the A.E.C. headQuafters, unr qu-stlonably is' the most grimly and efficiently.'-guarded 'building' in : the'-clty of Washington, at this writing. •' •- ' ..Its protection was Jointly planned by top-ranking security police officials- and experienced 'and imaginative Intelligence, and-espionage experts. ' The result is a dramatic example of: physical security'.....".. . . .-• . The building's protection personnel includes, approximately one hundred - hand-picked and specifically-trained . guards, screened on -a basis of both .physical, and mental guards,- and the -scrutiny is repeated as-he is/.escorted -'up-and-.down: tlie corridors • on. the ;various floors. ' Picking . and training such, men, as . well.. as:. bossing - .the . building's entire-security set-up, is' the responsibility of Bryan.F. .La Plante, 'a veteran, of Army'counter-Intelligence who constantly, seeks to ferret out and.correct, flaws' in his .system, 1 . :Needless to say, the guards are- equipped, with an-, arsenal of. weapons varying from side-arms/to submachine: guns, and "Including a,'few which they have no .-intention -of 'describing: " -. 1 Nevertheless, it : is' the .-mechanical rather :than • the,-human protection which is most dramatic, about the building. : - ' ' - - . -.'During the day, only two doors are left open, front and back, and they arc'heavily guarded.' At 'night, even they arc closed-and -crashr (Continued on Page 2, Col. 7) Mystery Veiis^iile Tragedy; Fbur Die In Mountain; tiabin ; (Continued- on-Page.'z,"Col..2) that: President,Truman'.call, a. new labor-Management conferehce, -despite ' ; the.almost' total failure of-his 1945-' effort,' gained strength today from.;-his^Couribllvqf.'-Ec6npmic-.Ad- 'visers.-'- ••;-'•' -.'• ; ' -• ••':•. -•' '• •' . Collective, bargaining, .might- become'-. 1 a -greater ' force--for "labor pea'ce''"a'nd-economic,; stability," "the cburicn 1 . said-in its 'iinriual: report,- If there-were •some;eenerally, approved "standard •• of.'-. a- : f air-- wage-rfelated to: a:': given-price •.structure."- ... - Propose .Meeting .'... •The advisers'-dwelt • at-.length .on the possibility-that a-'secbbd-jneeting of '-union-.and.industry -leaders, might be. -a, storting point -for • agreement .on- such'- standards'/as a--guldc in labor-, negotiations.-• . .''- • ".'•' ' -These • standards -'would-not- be binding* -they'.-would' be .primarily informational'• - In"- 1 .character," '•, the ecoricmists -told' Rlri'-Truman:- -.. < . "But' : from^; them f .might ^'. emerge after attesting" period; of' : time '-and experience, v»'f better' reasoned "and therefore .more workable * fbrmula- tion'.''6f wage -policies tb/be • applied through'- collective";bargaining//' . ' The ,-rep.ort,.a.'.forerunner.pf : Mr. Truman's'economic/message ..to. Congress-' due '• next" week, -was-.prepared by • the •three-member/advis'pry. council hsaded-by ! Dr.-.Edwin G'^-Nburse. - The •'council" declar'ed-" its- 7 "confident"- belief •' that ;a,: high-prbduc- tlori; high-employment-economy' can be':-maintained l "ih this'- country .-'free from; ; maior.booms 'and, depressions •And.this can be-done'iwithout^osort 'to."c'bntrbls 1 'which.'-would, "weaken private, enterprise or destroy basic •freedoms.-of.- choice," -the."-report went; on.' - '.-- - •-"-'• '' : -. Threats: Cited.... ' But"- it : emphasized' that. major labor •'•disputes- in 'vital, industries '(Continued'.on 'Page. 2, 'Col. 2) . _ . Cold In Britain Ship Sends Out SOS ! LONI) oN- W '-Brltain ; . : had-]ts x.±ajw&-{H-)— The .Panamanian coldest-day of'the'.year. today. Tern- vessel Tamba, .with.: 500 p'assongers peratures. sank'to a- low of 28'..In aboard-has sent 1 outadistress signal; London and'to 18-. at. Mildenhall- 60 -miles.sbuth-i of,'Antikythera-,:off northeast.-of London. . : • ; the sDutbem-:;Peloponnesus: coast: Tu-o 1 . hurdle race, meetings--were The"vessel reported she-is-having postponed because• of .the.-, frozen engine-trouble; , '. • ' • " ', . ground,; and"wveralirugby'and:soc- ." Destination of/the vessel--or---the. cer.-games. were called-'off: Forecast- nationality of -Its' passengers- could' -ers.- said. higher, temperatures. anc nnh-h^lenrned Immedlatelv. '. '--' rain are. oh the' way.'••' , BIOB-EARi.Calif.—M—The: table V9as:set for r Santa Claus,, but'death came-' instead, '-for.''• young- .Dr: G.' Schned'w'f,- two of hls;'chlldren, : and his 1 'mother.. : '''.-. • - Their bodies .were:found yesterday among.' Christmas- decorations • and unopened presents in ..their 1 rented mountain,cabin.' Wliile.:the cause of death remained an'-official'mystery. theories.of possible-carbon monoxide poisoning!from'a'gas' heater or that the heater-burned 1 up- the oxygen supply were advanced. . • • , Victims'. of-:'the' 'Yuletide tragedy were-'-Dr. Schnedorf,.. 35;,,"« - Santa B'arba, ' Calif.; , his son,,- Tommy, three; his- daughter,""Judy,..eight; arid' his mother,' Mi's. .Josephine Schnedorf, 64, 'of River. -Forest, "111: Tho'bodies'were discovered by-the physician's wife,' Mrs. Mary. Mar- garet'Schnedorf, 37, wherrshe awoke from a-coma.of.more'than 30-'hours She arid.the eldest.child,-Jerry,. 10; were, found; to.' a • rcnj-' bedroom. ar.ii •thus narrowly escaped the fate of .the others.' ' . ... On- a: table, • in keeping with • an old world Christmas custom,.-a'plate •^as. set' for.- Santa-' Claus.. Next to It was a: 1 note in . an • envelope; addressed 'to 'the three children; It "Dear Judy,^ Jerry aind Torn, .11 was .too cold .to. bring "a. baby girl kitten and.-fenialo canary' to:- J31s Bear-Lake."' With this- letter/, jou can get-a-bird and kitty later If .you are' good. .' .,. • . "So -tell your mother and Dad and to all a good night. Thank, you fortiie'milk an'd steak.- It^was-.very good.—Santa Claus.".. , '• '•'.'#'. Preliminary autopsy by^'Dr.. C.' S (Continued on 'Page"a, Cok.S) Report \Tb UN C Cites Fight, Started'i-ir la Desert: By Israel '%£- The .cbunciV will hold a "private, meeting to determine' its schedule' for the'imraedlate .future. ' U:', ",'v, ,' It faces ; challenges to its. authority in Palestine, and' .Indonesi:L.,''JIie • Council has ordered- Netherlands-authorities' to-. halt-'the fighting, in Indonesia' and -free,Republican;leaders, captured by/Dutch .forces... --.An .'Official' fspokesman ;,'at";,.The Hague: ,said .yesterday • the:~-Dutch government' /liadV-not" 'ordered^a,' c'ease-flrc; to'.the : ''East .Indies.' The' spokesman, said the Dutch' position. • will! be-.announced 'by The. Nether- .' lands delegate to'tbe TT..JJ'..whi5a5i« is. given-.the 'floor again;':.la;--.a>e.- Security Council:''.'-: " ' ''''.^V<^i-'' The new:Holy.-Land' confllct^wa*:. .brpueht- .to ,the -Council's : *attentlon.-, charged^in^a'- cablKl-'message>ithii • Israeli ,7trppps<I: ljadi'-,,beKuJi : ^4.iride-- spread-.; at'tacks«In>ylblati6n. ; > of ;-the ; an.;; innergency/ hearing^of. its.oomplaint." A Counctt 'm»3ority.: decided •it."co'uld ? . not": dl»- • cussCthe -Palestine.'.'sltufttloiir-nnai' officials inf ormatipn-'.'was'srrecelved.: from. tr'^N.' observers-pn;tbc."«pb(C:v:. . '.-.Such a report-'lrom. actlng-.HoIy • Land' Medlator'Bunche and "his afli itary chief-of staff^Brig.-Gen.. •William , E.' Riley, ; was : expected' before the meeting- today.-- ' , -. .'.- ••--••• •' Fighting, in> the." Negev - meanwhlte- was--' reported. -raging- with, new-'intensity .and: some- observer*; express-, !ed; fear-, full-scale.- warfare --might break out; • -••'... : ..-..-• ,.-.-'. !.,'.,-:'.':•.,'-'.". .. •.. Qn- the' .basis - of -reports from- Hpl; land-- and- from-. both" : sJdcs-in 1 ttie*JiK' donesian/.flghtlng, the; Coundl-laced' ' defiance'. ot.-theV- cease-fire i order i by . both';' the' Dutch-'. and : . the Republicans;. ••-. . : -., '• • - • • ' •'-.'.•••-;*•' • ''Dutch sourccs-.here.-reported'that Tile NeUwrlands'-Delegatc Jan Herman .van Boyen.will propose^;that . the.-Council .'endow the IT. -N^.Truce .Commisiion — the- Good r;pffi.ces: -Committee— -with ; a' '.'new function;" There .was- no- indication, -however, of • wliat specific measures ^he. "TOU propose. ' : .-"'• '.- ' :.' '- •'• " ~"T^;" ,• .New Wranjle Forecast .:-,«"" Any- proposal;- to; change .the';character pf;the'Good- Offices Committee is alm'ost.certairi.to'start.'a.wiangle- within, the: Council, and. might- lead . to reopening, oi' the ; entire. Indone- : sian-'questloni-.u'-"".- ••• -.•- . — — ' •• : •"•The 1 U."Ni '-Good-Offices commit- . tee-..rep6rted.. today, from- Batavii that' it ,liad-. asked- the Dutch'.for;*. •chance. to •watch';.tbe.. fighting. ^.Oa Wednesday .the. committee, told'the '- . U. N. that, the -Dutch, were' insisting ' trfa.t all its jnilltary- observers* gpTto'- Batavia.. .The..letter ..was "slgned-/by: B^Herremans,.-.Belgian.member"and . •current, chairman; of' the- committee. He' ; sald' it.ywould.be necessarj^Jbr' •the ^observers to ge..! to -Jogjakarta and,-,other::fighting. areas.- :'.,—-.-,— ;'.' It also asked.' that- the O.O-C.-^ilr- • craft be' 'permitted to . fly' ffceJyi'lJi . Java', and,. Sumatra.'. A/similar letter -. was ' addressed; -to >, the .. delegationl'of ' the'. Indonesian Republic. .=•-•.- -:- 1 -. •••The. committee asked', thetDutch , to. let Indonesian President Soekar-- (Continued on P*ge i, Col.-S)~Pott Takers Session to Find''": ReasonFor ' IOWA crrsr, la. — c/p> ,"— iTh'e nation's leading "ipollsters .are-going .to. get together here in -February:.'!*) i try: and- figure . out what happened • Nov. 2. ... -..,-. . :: . ^^^V It win : -,be. the -first time- the -puttie •opinion analysts- have -met 1 on a such a grand'- scale. '. -..''. " • .,':-.;,;•-.; ','. Sponsors - of.- the affair .co'nced'e that- the tough: .luck the.-^olls had,- In; the- election lias gircnXthe. affair- Its prime impetus. ,. w : The meeting,'. -will, be " forsiiny .'•' .titled • "Tlie' -Iowa- , Conferences-op Attitude •- and Opinion , .'T'pisMrcal" .The dates are -Feb. 10-12. — ~7 — '. The Ions list of specialists. ."^lic. plan' to attend includes Gco-jc Cnl- iup,:'Elmo Roper, Archtbild Crb^s- ley, Samuel . . Stouffer of Harvard, . Louis H.. Bean -.and. FranclslHu'ss'ell- of Washington, D/ Ca.,. and- Frederick- StephanloMTinceton. r"^^-"-. ..The meeting Is. sponsored -by- the. . University of ^Ipwa. ^Social "Science Psychology Departments and.-;Ex- . tension- .'Division.- Prof.- Norzaan Meier said one purpose -of the'mee>- Ing. .would' be to' discuss ."tb'e^prblv lemg. -which the -elect! on. andjpubllii.'- opinion left with -us." -. . " . V

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