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The Weather Cloudy, milder tonight. Occasional rain, mild tomorrow. City Weather — Temperatures — ' High, 43; low, 23; noon, 45.- .Riiier — 4.32 Jeet. FINAL VOL. LXXLX.—NO. 357 Aaocialed Press Service—/P VWrephoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1948 International Ntwi Str/ict 18 Pages 5 CENTS Wrist Slashing Will Be Probed Mrs. Faye Emerson Roosevelt, wife n; Elliott Roosevelt, was treated yesterday . for .wrist slashes, which police said were self-inflicted. ( Story »t bottom of page.) Noted Airman Speeds To Aid Stranded Men Arctic Flier Balchen Unreported On Trip To Greenland Cap WASHINGTON — (ff) — Air Force Headquarters announced . today the rescue of 13 airmen ' n-ho'had been stranded on the Greenland icecap. They were picked up by a C-4" from an air base 270 miles northwest of the -crash scene, the Air •Force said. The C-47, vrhich was specially equipped with,skis for the land- ' Inr, is retTirning to Its base. ^ • • • • By JAMES J. STKEBIG ABOARD U.S.S. SAIPAN EN' ROUTE TO GREENLAND— (If)— More than 1,000 miles of storm - twept North Atlantic water lay. before this Navy carrier today driving northward to rescue 13 air force flyers off a Greenland -ice cap. Weather even worse than 1 the 100- mile-an-hour winds which buffeted the 14,500-ton Saipan- Sunday was. expected as the ship rounded Newfoundland and headed almost directly north. Capt. Joseph L. Kane, the flattop's skipper, said • he iwlll push • ahead at all possible speed.'. But at best, he added, it will -be Thursday noon before 'rescue . operations ,can "•b» -started;— : - * i — . -' '•<•'• ' "-'• To Use Helicopters The rescue plan calls for helicopters to fly off the' carrier and land on the 7,800-foot ice- cap where the 13 men are stranded; Seven have been there -since- December S when their plane was- forced 'down. The others have joined them from time to time as the 'result of un' luccessf ul rescue operations. All are reported in good condition. . ' (Meanwhile,- silence surrounded the whereabouts early today of CoL Bernt Balchen, who left Winnipeg at dawn yesterday en route to Greenland for a new Air Force rescue attempt. (Balchen, flying a C-54 with a erew of six officers and eight enlisted men, had hoped to fly' non- itop from Winnepeg to Blule West One, the U.S. base on the continental side of Greenland about 100 miles from the Ice cap. (But there were reports of bad ireather along the route and speculation arose in Washington that Balchen may. have had to land in Labrador. He had. originally hoped to arrive in Greenland last night. . Flew From Alaska . .(Balchen is the Air Force's, top au'thority on Arctic operations. He is now commanding officer of Alaska's 10th 'Rescue Squadron, based >t Ladd Field, Fairbanks,, from •There he took off Sunday: The C-54 Is fully equipped with glider. rescue '' . • -. Captain Kane told newsmen iie hoped the Air Force would be able to rescue the men before the Saipan can launch its five flying windmills. He made the comment in accepting a. riumber of suggestions made by, the Air Force, commander at Bluie West One .for the conduct of the operations.. ' - . .The Navy considers this a joint mission, Kane -said, because both sarvlces want to get the men off the cap~as:fast as. possible. -, (Continued on Page 8, Col. 2) Plane Wins Race With Stork. But > Loses WithDeath -.JTEW 'YORK — (IP) — A trans- Atlantic plane -winged into Idlewild Airport today—victor in' a. race ugalnst the stork, and loser in a race with death. Shortly after the plane landed with 41 war brides, G. I. husbands and children from Germany, Mrs. Elwira Quist, 23-year old German war bride, gave birth- to a girl. Army doctors said the infant was four- and one-half months, premature. . '•':'• The father, Pvt.'Lyle Quist, 19, of Crookston, Minn., told reporters the flight from Goosebay, Labrador, was the "longest seven hours I have ever ipent." ' ' -. -.. •••-• • The body of Dorothy.-'Muniz,- four «nd one-half-month old child 'of Cpl. and Mrs. Paul Muniz. of -Trinidad, Colo., was removed from'the plane. • • '••' a Authorities said..the child, died in the arms of her mother, Charlotte, '30, shortly after the plane left Goose Bay. • Army doctors said Mrs. Muniz told tbem the baby iad been in. a hos- plt»l in Germany for three 'months before the family left, for America. Th«y said the child. apparently i-uf- fered from malnutrition, being un- .able to assimilate food. Soviet Hit In Truman's Indictment Russians Accused Of Blocking Efforts-To Assure Peace, Pacts . Violated and Other 'Immoral' Actions Slain By Youth In Cairo Office By DcWITT MACKENZIE . AP Foreign Affairs Analyst President Truman's biting indictment of'Soviet Russia states a basic truth which the world needs to know for its own good. The Chief Executive didn't mince words In his off-the-cuff talk in Kansas City. He accused Russia of blocking a peace settlement ' through failure to keep Its-agreements. • He said "our great ally" has "a system of morals, that'are not morals." "Contracts are not- sacred to the Soviet government," he declared bluntly. . ' Then Mr. • Truman got down to cases. He said he made certain agreements a;. Potsdam and others at Yalta which Russia hasn't kegt. He added: -. "I'm exceedingly . sorry , for that, because the Russian people „. are a great people. I am sure s that if the Russian people had a voice in the government of Russia these agreements would have been kept.; • "There are certain leaders in the government of that frrcat country who are exceedingly anxious to have an understanding: with us." ; The President didn't name the Soviet leaders who want an understanding.- And he left .it to us to interpret for ourselves what may be one of the .most important pronouncements of the day.. Well, far be it from us to try to read the President's mind, but I believe_ the reason Moscow hasn't kept the -bond are these: The making and breaking... of pacts is part of Bolshevist strategy in the "cold war;" This world revolution has been going on ever since the Bolshevists came to power ; in Russia in 1917. It was carried on even during the World War. ' Every pact'the Muscovites made with their Allies was weighed in terms of advancing Communism. There was no intention'of keeping agreements 'if the cause of Communism could be aided by breaking ;hem. • • . ' That's a sweeping statement, but it 'isn't guess work. ' The written code of Communism, as laid down by Lenin, specifically- calls for the employment of double-crossing if that will help the Red cause. '•".•-• That's what lies ba«k, of.'the broken promises of Yalta and Potsdam. It's what is back of the Red espionage conducted in this country ana Canada for.'the past decade. It's the exp'ana- tion of the German crisis which the Russians deliberately precipitated and are maintaininff. Whether the President had these things in minud is- for him to say. Anyway, they are truths which you and I ought'to know "and Seep ever in mind in meeting the threat of ;he Communist world revolution. With these uncomfortable facts before. us, It is Rood to hear Mr. Truman declare his '(Continued on Page S, Col. x) Quakes Rattle Reno Buildings RENO, ' Nev.—(^)—Seven earthquakes hit Reno within four and a. half hours last night—the third- one causing "a good deal of jiggling" n Ren's 42-year-old City Hall and ringing prompt adjournment, of a City Council session. -There were no, reports of damage. Frank McCulloch, city hall reporter covering the council session :or the Reno, Gazette,- said the "jigging" shock- .was. accompanied -by a slight rumble. At least two of the earlier tremors were • "relatively sharp," he reported. ' Teh second of the series "made our whole house creak, caused candles on our dinner table to sway violently, -and almost upset our Christmas tree,", he related. The 'irst noticeable tremor' swung chandeliers and rattled doors ar.d windows. • Although some of the lesser tremors were not generally felt, Prof. Vincent P. Gianella, University of Nevada seismologist, said seven were recorded. -. Gainella said all the quakes centered "very close to Reno," n; city of 35,000 to 40,000 population'. Residents from Reno . eastward -to Sparks, three.miles distant, felt the tremors and deluged police, firemen and newspapers with telephone calls. Prime Minister Malimoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pash:. (above) of Egypt, was' assassinated this morning in Cairo by a student dlsgnished as a policemariV He was on his way to his office when shot down. The slayer was arrested immediately. Egypt Premier Shot To Death; Killer Nabbed Five Bullets Strike Victim; Student Held By Police In Cairo CAIRO — (IF) — Prime Minister Mahmoud . Fahm'y Nokrashy Pasha was assassinated this morning. Police said he was shot by a student disguised • as a police , officer. They declared the assassin was a member of -the .Moslem Brotherhood Association, a nationalist group recently outlawed by the prime minister. Fired Five Times The slaying occurred in the Ministry of Interior where the prime j 5earJt7"'decision'"on "the"" council's - ' t nis B * • • I A I ritisn Asl In c Dutch Refusal To Halt Fight Irks Delegates .United Nations Told It Lacks Authority To Act In Dispute PARIS — Of) — Delegates to the United Nations Security Council were critical today of Holland's provisional refusal to obey the council's order to halt fighting in Indonesia. Dutch Delegate Jan Herman van Rpyeri told the council yesterday his government has not obeyed the order but was giving it "serious consideration," The Dutch contend the TJ. N. lacks jurisdiction over the Indonesian dispute. They claim it is an internal situation. When the Dutch launched their offensive against the Indonesian republic Dec. IB they had termed it a-"police action," The offensive followed a deadlock in Dutch-Republican negotiations on creation of an interim federal government for Indonesia. Colombia Asks Report The Security Council will meet today to discuss a resolution, by Colombia caUing on. the-U. N. Good Offices Committee (GOO 'in the Indies to report promptly, on Dutch compliance with the cease fire order. van Royen told the council his government .would not .make any minister was on- the' way to his office.. Witnesses' said the assassin fired his revolver five times at Nok- rashy Pasha and then tried to shoot himself. .The prime minister 'died' five minutes later without uttering a word. Other persons in the building at the time said the assailant approached Nokrashy Pasha and shook hands with-him before drawing the gun. Killer Seized The killer was arrested immediately. In outlawing the Moslem Brotherhood, the prime minister charged the group with responsibility for violence -which caused several deaths!' The order "followed a series of explosions in Cairo business establishments.. Nokrashy Pasha had "been prime minister most- of'the time since the end of- World War Two. Last year he went to the United 'Nations session in-New York to plead Egypt's case for evacuation of British troops from the Suez Canal zone. He sent Egyptian troops into Palestine when the British mandate over the Holy Land ended to combat what he called aggression by "terrorist Zionist gangs." . Accused By Moslems " The Moslem Brotherhood accused him recently- of weakness in prosecuting the Palestine campaign. The slaying will bring fynew prime minister to office at a critical point in Egypt's struggle against Israel, The government, reported only last night that Israeli troops were continuing attacks against .the Egyptian army in southern Palestine. -. Nokrashy Pasha was 60 years old. He was educated in Cairo and at University College, in Nottingham, England. Chicago Executive And Wife Killed CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — (fl 3 )— Jay H. Leason, 47, vice president of the Argus Corporation, camera manufacturers, and Ms wife were killed when -their ,' private, place crashed and burned here yesterday. '• Harry Brady, -chief of .the airport communication tower at Lovell Field, said the crash 1 occurred when the five-passenger.plane came in for an cease ^ ordcr pending receipt of atjd i t j 0na i information from Batavia, the Dutch capital in Indonesia. Some delegates termed his stand open defiance of the council's order. Soviet Delegate Jakob Malik -made a .futile attempt to have the council serve a 24-hour deadline on Holland for halting hostilities. U. S. Opposes Step The American and British delegates opposed this step. They said they expected the Netherlands would be able to furnish additional information, assurances' she .will obey nation for today's meeting and with ;he : information, assurances she will otey the' truce orders. The council voted again, yesterday not to. order the. Dutch back to positions occupied before the fighting; began: van Royen's statement' was criticized by spokesmen for. the -United States, Australia,. China, India, Indonesia,. Russia and the Ukraine. Sultan AEain Governs BATAVTA, Java— (K*) — The Dutch announced today,, that the Sultan of Soerakarta had resumed governing that important central/Java province "in close cooperation" with Dutch civil authorities. (Continued on Page 8, Col. 3) Aged Man Admits Slaying His Wife CLEVELAND— (/P)— A 72-year-old man bca: his wife to death with a hammer during nil argument early today, Parma Police Chief Lester Roeper reported. He said the man, Paul Dienes, had admitted the killing and would be charged with first degree murder. The victim, Mrs. Mary Dienes, was 68. Their home was in suburban Parma. Dienes remained in the house with his wife's body for 10 hours and then went to a neighborhood aaker'y and told what he had cone, Chief Roeper The couple had been married 51 years and had seven children and 16 grandchildren. Chief Roeper said Dienes told this The couple had had three serious quarrels since last Summer. Las: night Dienes went to bed after-an argument but'his . wife continued emergency landing shortly afterjto argue and he was unable to go taking of! from the field. ! to sleep. The bodies, burned beyond recognition, were taken to a funeral home where they were identified. Field Manager Bill Eckenrod said a bill-' fold bearing Leason's name was found near the burned plane, Leason's secretary told Chattanooga officials by telephone from Chicago th'at Leason. and his 41- year-old wife were flying to Biloxl, Miss.,', and that they had planned an overnight stop here. Leason was president of the J. H. Leason •'. Investment Company . of Chicago. Elliott Roosevelt Savs Wife's Wrist Cuts Were "Accidental" So he got up, bent her to death with the hammer and went back to bed. Flames Sweep Three Factories After Blast Today Three wood and brick factory buildings are a mass of flames a few minutes after an explosion, rocked the industrial section -of Cambridge, Mass., shortly before 8 o'clock this-morning. First• estimates placed the damage at $100,000. Rankin Blasts House Probers' New Rule Idea "Utterly.Silly," Says Democrat Iii Comment , On GOP's Proposals WASHINGTON--—(,f)— "Utterly silly," snapped RepfRankin CD- Miss^) today in dismissing a set of proposed' new rules for the House Un-American Activities Committee. Rankir., a veteran member of the committee, said the changes recommended by Reps. Mundt (R-SD) and Nixon (R-Calif) just aren't practical. The nine point overhaul program was advanced by the two Republicans last night for committee consideration when the- Democrats take over control of Congress next week. Counter Criticism Mundt and Nixon's main idea is to counter some of the criticism that has .been heaped on the committee for its conduct of the recent spy investigation and earlier- cases; But Rankin,'. who will have a powerful voice in the new committee's affairs, said that if his Republican colleagues really wanted the changes mndc, they should linve proposed them while their own party was in firm control of Congress. "Everyone should know," Riuikin told' newsmen,'"that the rules of House committees follow the rules of the House. Committees themselves just don't make , their own rules." Changes Proposed The changes proposed, by Mundt and Nixon would: (Continued on Page S, Col. 5) Car Accident Injuries Fatal To Marylander BALTIMORE— (.f) —Ralph Cramer, 40,- of Linefioro, Carroll County, died at a hospital here todaj' from injuries suffered last Thursday in an auto accident- on- the Hanover Pike six miles north of Reistertown. Baltimore County Police said Cramer was a passenger in a car which plunged through a cable guard, rail and 15 feet down an embankment. 'Assignment:'America . D. 3. Put. Otf.l Atomic Secrets Guarded As Well As Possible, But Not Too Safe By KENNETH L. DIXON . WASHINGTON — (INS)— Consld- | ering all of the physical and intelligence precautions which have been taken, it would seem that the United States Atomic Energy Commission headquarters in \7ashington Is as POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y. — (/P)— P.aye Emerson Roosevelt, beautiful actress' wife of Elliott Roosevelt, slashed her left wrist with a razor esrly Sunday in the-couple's Hyde Park -home, Sheriff C.. Fred Close said last night. ' . The sheriff, quoted Dr, H. Sher- ers Hospital 'here where she spent the night under observation. She was released at noon yesterday. When • informed of Roosevelt's statement that the wound was inflicted accidentally, the sheriff said: '"I can't help what Elliott'says. he understood the wound was self- inflicted and that she. had to be 'from injuring ' herself restrained further. But Roosevelt, reached by telephone, said the injury resulted from cutting was that deliberate and I the an accident. "There is nothing to it," he added. The cut was described as superficial. It required no stitches. After treating the blonde actress, Dr. Hirst sent her to Vassar Broth- asking Elliott Roosevelt to appear at the • District Attorney's office Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock for further .details." Later Close said' he had received j word .from Roosevelt's attorney that the son-_of the late President would appear." • • ' . The Roosevelts were married four years 'ago, he .for .the third -time it would be a pushover for a relatively small, .hand-picked group of enemy agents. For the most part, such men do not- blame .the A.E.C. officials in charge of security; nor do they criti- adeciuatcly protected us 1s possible, jcizc or minimize the efficiency of the And in a sense, perhaps it is —! approximately one hundred guards barring the coincidental . develop- j who protect the building which pre- ment of a couple of not-too-remote sumably houses vital atomic secrets. conditions; Rather, they tend to blame the The first, would be -'deterioration, lack of a tested emergency liaison or the "cold war" situation to the,| system between the A.3.C. security point where enemy agents would; men and other military and law en- risk the r_everberatior.s of an obvi- j forcement officers in the area. ously overt act; To some extent, of course, this at. Second would.be the assumption, titude might, possibly be traceable that such agents would'be adequately briefed to know what information to look- for in A.E.C. headquarters, where to find it and what to do with it, once it was stolen. Both are possibilities which, do not strain the imagination. . .- . Viewed in -that light, the.'capital's most carefully guarded building does not seem so safe after all. In fact, countless veteran 1 police, military, espionage ar.d sabotage experts have '(Continued on .Page 8,'CoI. i) ' 'insisted to this correspondent that to the jealousy which -has existed between the A.E,C.'and the military Hanging 'Body' Ties Up Traffic PASADENA, Galif, —(/P)—It was gruesome, an excited motorist phoned police. This woman's body was hanging from a tree on Colorado Street.. When officers arrived several hundred .cars iad clogged up" the main drag, occupants staring at the sight. A ' passerby, Harold Walker, 20, climbed a. telephone pole -and .cut down the lifeless form. It proved to'be a store mannequin, fully clothed.' Widow of Yank Slain In Reich Given 20 Years MARBURG, . Germany—(/P)--Mrs. Wilma Ybarbo of Maiden, Mass., today was sentenced to -20' years in prison for killing, her American soldier husband in a bedroom quarrel. Mrs. Ybarbo's • attorney said he would appeal .the verdict to the Military Government Court of Appeals in Nuernberg and then to a U. S..federal court if necessary. The court's lengthy opinion did not specify the degree of the crime for which she was convicted. It' held her guilty -of the rough equivalent of manslaughter under .German law or. second degree murder in the U. S. Code. The Court overruled her claim of self defense. It declared: - "She had only to call for help or go into the next room, 'for .aid. In the circumstances she was not justified in taking a human life." The verdict was announced by Judge DeWitt White of Morgantown, W. Va., the presiding judge of the three-man tribunal. They x deliberated six days', having announced a deadlock just before Christmas. ,The verdict climaxed a sensational seven-day trial spiced with wit-nesses' stories, of illicit love., soldier- fraulein parties and husband-wife brawJs. It was the first murder trial of an American woman in occupied Germany: • • . Mrs. Ybarbo claimed her husband was beating her terribly and threatened further volence a moment before she shot him. Church Leaders Seized • BUDAPEST, Hungary— (IP) — Ten top personalities 'of the Roman Catholic' Church in Hungary have been arrested with the primate, Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, 'the Interior Ministry announced today. Truman Hints Some Russians Seeking Peace Declines To Expand , On Remarks, Causes Much Speculation ... .By, ERNEST B; VACCARO KANSAS CITY— (IP) — President Truman declined to elaborate today on his disclosure! that "certain leaders" behind the Russian iron curtain are. anxious to end the "cold war." Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters Mr. Truman does not intend to name the rnen within the Soviet government advocating an "understanding" with the United States. Causes Speculation The President's surprise revelation in a luncheon speech yesterday and his new Indictment of the Russian government for blocking peace efforts spawned widespread speculation as to whether it heralded new moves on the diplomatic front. Ross said' the "President told him he had nothing to add to his-off- the-cuff luncheon address before approximately .200 Missourlans gathered to honor Eddie Jac'obson, former partner of Mr. Truman in a haberdashery store. _ . (Continued on Page 8, Col. i) Negro Files Suit To Halt Induction PHILADELPHIA—{#)—A 25-year- old Philadelphia Negro today sought to prevent his induction .into what he called the "segregated" U. S. Army,; J ' • . Devereaux Tornlinson, who-served as a.'deck officer in the Merchant Marine in World War Two, was scheduled for. Army induction to- Say. But yesterday.he asked the U. S. District Coiirt in a bill of equity to bar that induction. He'also asked a preliminary ir.jimction to restrain operation of the Selective Service Act in his case until the matter is decided. . . Judge George'A, Welsh set Thursday morning for a hearing. Tomiinson contended in an. affidavit that his service in.a "segregated 'unit" would cause him "embarrassment, pain,'anguish and loss of personal dignity." He also maintained that he would be denied "opportunity for training, service and advancement granted to white' inductees solely. because of race or color." Bus Drivers Work On Christmas To Help Blind Twin Tots See SEATTLE — (/P) — So two little blonde twins may someday see . . . That's why many a Seattle transit system driver worked long hours on Christmas Day without pay. Others did the same on earlier holidays. Nearly all' dug into their pockets as well • until now there's nearly $3,700 accumulated. Unaware that they live in a strange world different from that 'of- normal children are the petite twin chieftains since' the early days of I girls, Bette Jean and ' Barbara Jo their fight for.'control of the "big|Nord, born-blind 28'months-ago. firecracker." But other observers, Their father, Walter A. Nord, has with no seeming axe to grind, tend been a Seattle municipal bus driver to agree. ! Ior a lrr -ost 11 years; He and his wife, A veteran law-enforcement officer, j Ina, the twins and their son, Steven, commenting on the A.E.C. security layout, said; "It's probably the -best you can seven, live in a modest home on the City's outskirts. Hospital and doctor bills haye do, without setting up actual war- piled up since, the girls were born (Continued on Page 8, Col. 4) I prematurely.'Each had .a thin mem- brane between the :ens and pupil of her eyes. The medical name for their'affliction is retrolental' fibro- plasia, which. the father said is not uncommon among babies weighing less than three pounds at birth. Bette Jean, tipped'the scales -at| only two pounds, two .ounces; Barbara Jo at cwo pounds, 10 ounces. For two years they, have been, receiving treatment at the Children's Orthopedic Hospital. .Doctors -say their sight may be restored by- cutting away'the membrane which now shuts out aU but a faint glow or light. The Nords said little of their plight. But a few fellow members of the'ASTi Street Car Men's Union, Local 587, knew ana -wanted to help out. They started a drive Dec. 16. So on -Jan. 10, Nord will receive (Continued on Page 8, Col. i) United Nations Urged To Issue Order To Jews? Seek Support Of U. S.' , By Failing To Term.'-:. Israeli 'Aggressor' . By JOSEPH E. DYNAN ' PARIS— UP)— Britain' called Itb for an immediate' cease ' lire 1 --irr- southern 'Palestine: and withdrawal',.' of Israeli forces, in 1 -the Negev.- - ~British' Delegate Harold Beeley..,:' submitted a' resolution proposing- the cease fire and Israeli' with-', drawal' as the Security Council-debated- Egypt's charge- that Israel^ had violated, the. truce with 'attacks/ Dec. 22 against-Egyptian, coastal.- positions in. southern Palestine;".-;';. The resolution omitted any direct- condemnation of Israel-; This :pmis r ' sion -apparently was• intended'/.to attract American Isupport.' ",'".",. ' Expect Modification - •>•. '.•'> The • original 1 '. British text, .which;' the U. S. delegation rererred>--tb Washington, last night for, decision, . proposed ;that j Israel be-declared-', the "•• aggressor.-.. American sources-":''re-; ported this morning .that- -Britain• probably" would modify lier'proposal- . to meet possible U. S. objections.. -. Beeley urged that the Security ~ Council's. truce supervision commit- • tee be' instructed to meet' Jari..'6 -at. Lake" Success to rep6rt on'; compliance 'with the; cease fire ~ and" withdrawal, orders. ' • • ' ; ;•.".'. ?. • These proposals,.would be 'based' on the Security-. Council's . truce . orders of-Nov. 4,. which. .Beeley-said- must be., enforced.. "Under.'.-'that; resolution, .Israeli- forces weret to" withdraw to positions • occupledv.be^-; fore their Oct. 14 advance and^Act-" • ing Mediator Ralph. J. •Bunche'.was authorized to fix a no-man's--land- to- prevent direct, contact-between Egyptian, and Israeli, troops. •;-...-«-;,•. Britain..was .wiling in ..the "past to apply sanctions under the"U. ; -N/ charter against' aggressors- in Pales-,' tine-and be again-...In., the-," future, Belley.saidL.'-.--""" '" '" ' ',.'.".. • !'Defiance Charged •-: . M. Pawzi Bey, Egyptian, delegate,charged Israeli-actions In'.the;Negev.. ... 'displayed- a "premeditated,,' most. '• systematic and' carefully:. syn— r> 'chronized" defiancei of the council. The council also will. take -• -up-.-.»; report from Acting Mediator Bunche on the ' renewal . of fighting.'., in" , Palestine. ' . The report contains 'statements • by U, N. truce observers-.-accusing, Israeli, forces of attacking'Egyptian units in the Negev desertbut Bunche says he 'is not -blaming either.-.sine.. •The lengthy ^report forwarded; ta the Security Council over Bunphe's\ signature, tended to support Egypt's complaint to .the Security Council. that. Jewish forces, had .reopened hostilities in violation ^of the' truce order;. '.. ' . •' . '.- • •" : Bunche. later said at Lake.^Success, ' N. Y.,' he was unable to'^say who fired the' first shot in the"new Negev fighting..'' Hie current battle began six days ago and' has-, spread to areas along Egypt's border..- -.. , The 'mediator explained tn«," report contained; statements--• from truce 1 observers with the Egyptians. which tended'to blame Jsrael.'j-'-Ee said he was unable to include'state- mc'nts from observers' with Israeli forces because estahlisnment-'.or'ob- servers' posts in the Jewish-held areas of the Negev had not~been' permitted.' • Obsc.rvers. Bunche'said in the report- "I-Jrave no knowledge of any- incidents- which could be'claimed as "prove-' cation for the 'fighting In"the Negev," . . • .;-"^; • The report said the Israelis,,expelled U. N. observers fronv-'posts with the Jewish, forces on Dec! 21. (Continued on Page 8, Col:^) "Power Of Press? 9 Finds Best Mdn:In Wedding Dilemma DETROIT—(#)—The power'bf.tn'e press was amply'• illustrated today. . It took only pne edition for .Joe Christian,- bridegroom'-to:-be;, and Gordon Clarke,'his .lost best..man, ' to'find one another.. ': . •';• ..'.• Clarke; of .Draper,. N, C., flew, to Detroit to serve .at Joe's wedding today to .Barbara Mason,;- • •,,„--- . ._ . Gordon, and; Joe, -were college ' chums at' medical, sphool • in.-Wto- ston-Salem,, N... C. Barbara-1»--» Detroit girl.- . . -•','. .'... But. when'the'best man arrived, lie found to his consternation that . he'd lost the address. Every,-source he tried for help failed him. Then he went to. a newspaper office (Detoit Free ""Press)..-.HI» plight was put on page one';- -with ' his picture. .... . '.'; " Quick- as that the best man and the betrothed, couple were together and shaking hands. .' In the*, city room, of. course. - ' . ....••••• jB. & 0. Loadings Up .,".;•». BALTIMORE— '.(IF)'— The JSalH- .more. and. Ohio Railroad said'-today it handled 48,893- carloads ..during • the week ended December '25'," Including 30.317 loaded on the--line' and 18,176 received from connections. '.-. ... . ..-.' . •-••• -• In the same week a year ago,.the railroad, handled- 32,941 cars-rloade'd oa the line and 22,088 received:'from connections. In- the. weekr* ended December 18, 1948, the handle.'.'in- ; eluded 37,093.loaded- on the llne-'and .. 21,415 rec-aived from connections."-'':•

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