Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on December 28, 1948 · Page 8
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Tuesday, December 28, 1948
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EIGHT EVENING TIMES. CUMBERLAND. Mt>.. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 19J3 Phone 4GOQ for a WANT AD Taker Peace Rumors Again Blossom In China's War NANKING, China — (/P) — A new crop of peace rumors blossomed strongly in China's capital today. . . Several highly placed sources hinted of plans to. reorganize the government as a preliminary to a negotiated peace with the Chinese Communists. Top officials vehemently denied the-reports.. Despite denials, usually well informed sources insisted they were "very certain" 'that Important developments looking toward a new national leadership and probably peace could be expected before New Year's Day. This is a reversal of the view that ires generally accepted yesterday. Then almost "everyone felt Communist publication of n list of "war criminals" to be punished by/ a "Peoples Court" knocked out' possibilities of peace talk. Today, the only thing that appeared fairly certainly was that the decision to fight on or permit peace talks rests with President Chiang Kai-Shek, whose name headed the Communists list of "war'criminals." Chiang Is under strong pressure to step down, probably under the excuse of physical ailm«nts. Military signs were that Chiang •was preparing to fight on, amassing remnants of his-once huge *nnies around Nanking for a final defense along the south bank of the Yangtze river. Military leaders assigned the job of defending the-Yangtze .are not too happy about- it. No general in history has ever been, able to retain control over China by trying to defend the Yangtze. , Military men say. the Communists, now better equipped than the Nationalists, will, march on Nanking as soon as'their victorious troops are rested. Nationalist forces have 'shown a . decreasing' willingness to fight. Latest report of a defection of jChiang's forces involved the air force. Usually reliable sources said two B-24 bombers, with full crews, took off from Nanking's military air field and deserted to. the Communists. Air force spokesmen denied- it. Chiang's ground troops continued to pour into Nanking to strengthen nearby defenses along the south bank of the Yangtze. • Other Nationalist forces withdrew from the Hwai river line—Nan- king's-first line of defense to the northwest. It all added up'to Nationalist expectation of a new Bed push and preparations to meet it from behind the protection of the Yangtze. The river is one to two miles wide. Ccmmunist armies are not' known to have any means of crossing it In large numbers. Truman Hints (Continued {torn Page l) The press secretary turned a deaf ear to all' Inquiries as to whether there was any information indicat- - ing a "revolt" within the top ranks of the Bussian leadership. Indicts Ked Leaders Without 'a prepared manuscript *nd in the absence of an official White House stenographer, Mr. Tru- jnan fired a. straight-from-the-hip Indictment of -the Soviet government for: •1. Befusing to keep the agreement Premier Stalin made at Yalta and Potsdam. 2. Using- a "system of morals that are not morals." 3. Opposing agreements which might pave the way -for 'preserving the peace in troubled spots every•*-here. 4. Making it clear that "contracts are not sacred" in its dealings with the United States and the western powers. He followed up his most severe castigation yet of controlling powers g.t Moscow with his statement: "There are certain leaders in the fovemment of that great country who are exceedingly anxious to have an understanding with us." His address recalled another impromptu talk in Oregon last June in'which he said he "liked Old Joe" Stalin. Stalin, he said at the time, would keep his agreements if he could. The Soviet leader, he added, 3s "a prisoner of the'Politburo" which won't let him carry out his promises. The President is flying back,to Washington' tomorrow .for an; important .White House conference Thursday with Vice President-elect Barkley and Speaker-to-be Sam Bayburn. Helicopters Bound For Greenland Rescue Elliott Roosevelt (Continued from Page i) and she.for the second. A native of Elizabeth,. La., Mrs. Roosevelt was reared in San Diego, Calif. ' She has appeared in a number of moving pictures and starred in the Broadway stage hit, "The Play's the Thing," until it closed here Dec. 18. Roosevelt is., 38. . He has four children by his -previous marriages and Mrs. Roosevelt one by her former marriage. The couple's home is about three miles from the Roosevelt estate at Hyde Park. Crasli Victim Dies WINCHESTER, Va.— (IP)— Mrs. Chester Delphey of Hagerstown, Md.. died today 'in Winchester Memorial Hospital of Injuries suffered yesterday in an automobile collision near Boyce, Va. Her husband, operator of a Hagerstown store, is improving. He suffered a fractured left shoulder in the accident at the intersection of routes 50 and 12. (NEA Tclephoto) .Three'helipcopters'rest-on the deck-of'the Navy'Carrier Saipan just before the ship departed on Greenland rescue mission. 'The Navy hopes to rescue 13 downed airmen on Greenland ice cap with the aid of these 'copters. Va.—(/P)— crossing near McKcllar, porter's qu< Evans in th meeting on ago." That was about the a reporter: floor of the men and them. "As.I re£ the men 10 days Pomona, Calif, Eraget, \ Senator Fights Publisher ashington Hotel Corridor ' 3TON— (£>)— An alterca- i Senator McKellar (D- Silllman Evans, publish- aslwille Tennesseean, in of the Mayflower Hotel to light today. ' in ' response to a re- estion, said .he struck ie face during a chance the sixth floor of the id the incident occurred y night about two weeks d, "I simply folded my id' by back and did not slow us X Ii3.d. no dcsfcrc lie senator in view of McKellar is 79). , all-., Evans would say incident. McKellar told tand that his (Evans 1 ) arricd a story of the af- not seen the story, and Its contents. T am re- mve the story published t has been I will give r the record., - t my room on the sixth e Mayflower Hotel and 5 down the corridor to- vator when I saw three ching. I didn't know the paid little 'attention to uhod the elevator one of iished up, grasped my Child Located, -+. 5ive Selves Up itTRG, Pa.— (ff)— District irl-B. Shelley said today e Snyder, three-year-old d SLWK7 fov iicr mother 'o, has been found in lif. JQS Angeles 'police noti- iat Mr. and Mrs. Jolin apnmfi "'Wfm'h filmed LLUIIla, YV noli., LiUlllV\i in" last night "after see- y in the papers about child." ;et, mother of the miss- dopted by grandparents, sband were sought on 1 a irant kidnaping. .<; we know the child is und," said Shelley., „„ 1' Hit ; JLJ..A LJ nued from Page i) - t all world differences can be adjusted. ; days when we need 'right hand as if to shake it and with his left hand touched my shoulder. '"Senator McKeller, Senator McKellar,' he yelled in a loud voice, " 'although we don't like each other there's no reason why we shouldn't shake hands when we meet.' "I was startled,, not knowing the man, and I aske'd him, 'Who -are you, what is your name?' He yelled, 'Don't you know me, don't you know me?' "I asked him again What his name was. I guess I asked him. several times. Finally he said, 'I'm Silliman Evans.' "I said: 'Are you. the skunk who has been writing those stories about me being old and decrepit, with one foot in tho grave, and being in the hospital. Are you the man. who has been v/riting " those lies?' "He said, 'Senator, there's a difference of opinion about whether they are lies. 1 And with that I hit him in the face with my right fist. "He fell back and his companions took him away. Nothing more was said. He didn't strike back. But he didn't • appear to resent what I had done. I lost my temper and, for 'that, I am sorry. It was an 'undignified act for a senator. I regret that it happened but if . the circumstances were repeated I don't see how I 'could do otherwise again.' Dutch Refusal (Continued from Page i) The 'civil authorities are accompanying the,. Dutch army as it .sweeps through the Indonesian republic. , The • announcement said that "partly as a result" of the sultan's action "It will very soon be possible to start distribution of textiles and other provisions." A Dutch army communique at the same time summed up losses in the first nine days of their campaign against the republic. Report 41 Killed The Dutch said' 41 of their men had been killed and 90 wounded since they swept across demarcation lines separating Dutch territory from that of the republic. No mention has been made of casualties among Republican forces in • Dutch communiques thus far. • The communique said four planes had been lost, "two of them prob- Two lulled V Car Rains En MARTINSBURG, W. An automobile rammed i of a locomotive at a cr here last night, killing t and injuring two othe Dead are: Mrs, Lei about 26, of Ridgeway, A Russell Fogle, of Bunker Mrs. McBee's husband wife were admitted^ to burg hospital, where d they were not hurt se State Police Sgt. W. said the accident octu 9 p. m. on U. S. Rout midway between Martii Winchester, Va. Murphy -said' the car Ishcd. The. locomotive, caboose, came to a £ about 100' feet of the c said. 'Assignment: o (Continued from F time military, conditions stands, it wouldn't be mi to raid than a good mar ern banks— and we've . sad experience that tr robbed. Of course, you'd sume that the gang kn look for; atomic secret easy to spot as folding rr "Give me, a small eler prise— and I think tha arranged from the looks out— and 111 bet I cou joint with a platoon of ans. Of course, I'd ha what to look for, once building." A man' who saw cons' hind-thc-llnes espionage tage work during the wa despite the meticulous s the doors. It would not cult to "slip a few 'sleep building" in preparation c'oup. . For obvious reasons, 2 details of such speculat being published. Also, tt definite weaknesses in a elusions. The first is the afo necessity of knowing e to look for. Such a coup to be swiftly-executed, ai than a handful of livin including most of tl.ose i the A.E.C. building— wou difference between a secret and a scribbled score. (But information and location of existing instance, .is something e! The second is the pro ence of security measur Search Starts For Plane Off Florida Coast MJAMI. Fla.— (0*1— A charter airplane with 28 persons on board was missing 'today on a High; from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami. A great aerial search was under-way. The plane, a twin-engined DC-3 .charter craft, carried a crew of three and 25 yyissengers. It was more than five hours, overdue at 10:30 a, m. (EST). Its fuel supply was exhaused about 5:45 a.m.- The Coast Guard air-sea rescue service said the last contact with the pJarie was made by overseas radio at New Orleans at 4:13 a.m. The-plane at that time gave-Its position as 50 miles south of Miami. Overseas Radio, a unit of the-Civil Aeronautics Authority, rend' the position report back to the plane cjid! nslccd for confirmation. NO" answer; was received. Continuous calling by radio brought no further response. Leaving San Juan at 10:03 p.m. EST) yesterday, the craft was due in Miami about 4:30 a.m. Twenty searching aircraft of the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard spread out over the Atlantic in an effort-to 3nd the missing airliner. The search planes covered. 50 miles on each side of the Mlamij-San Juftn airway and, the entire Bahama Island .group. The missing plane is owned by Karl Knight of Miami, but was operating under lease to Airborne Transport, Inc., a New .York charter service. Knight said he had nothing Christmas Baby B qrn At Sea Russians Irked As Workers Get Too Much Pay 5 " By' DANIEL DEXUCE to do with the leased craft. Many charter •operation of 'the airliners operate between San Juan and the United States and most of them carry heavy passenger loads. Last October a DC-3 charter plane, became lost and was found on a beach of an island in the Berry Islands. 'Its passengers were safe but the plane 'was destroyed. McBee, State 'Sales Tax Collections Soar BALTIMORE — W) — Comptroller a Martins- James J. Lacy indicated today the doctors said state may collect more than-it ex- seriously. pected through sales tax this fiscal year. about He said earty reports of the Deli about ccmber sales volume were higher iburg, and than anticipated. (• If this continues to be .correct, •as demol-JLacy said, the estimate of $27,500,000 pulling ajior the year will'be revised upward, stop within, Collections in November were about five per cent higher than for the same month last year, corr.ptrollcr's'offi'ce said. but as It a from they can. be aren't as could take the :e veter- to know •ultimately These are faith. Particularly interesting • is his pledge that he will spend the next four years working to reach an 'understanflinfr with .Soviet leaders whereby permanent peace 'can. l)e assnretl. :he aforementioned key atomic gin-rummy ably having been shot down by an to any0 i:e other than a few assist- antlalrcraft battery about' 30 Japanese." manned by Tliis was the first mention of the Japanese remaining 'connection with the tUities. on Java, in current Sos-i ants to Bryan F. La Plante, who is in charge of protecting .the A.E.C. building. . Obviously, he isn't going to tell everything. . . Nevertheless, even some of those the Three-day-old Ernie Pyle Van Pachterbeke arrives in New York already provided with a layette and $200 in cash, both donated by the officers and crew of the SS Ernie Fyle, the'ship-ori which he was born. He poses with Dr. Edward MacDonald, ship's doctor, and his mother Mrs. Theresa. Van Pachterbeke, who is on her way from Belgium to Detroit, United Nations (Continued from Page i) The following day, the said, Israel declared itself Chamber of Commerce i t this afternoon in the C. of C. Committee Will Mi:ci This Afternoon The Civic Improvement Committee ot the was to meet C. of C. office, Liberty Trust Building. , '• Attorney David Kauffman will outline the proposed city charter to the group. Lynn C. Lashley is committee chairman. Rankin Blasts ' (Continued from Page i) 1, Permit each witness to have a lawyer at either public or private sessions.. • 2. Prevent subcommittees from publishing reports not approved by the entire committee. 3. Precede public meetings with private sessions in «m effort to prevent the disclosure o_f "surprise names." .. 4. Give accused -persons the opportunity to testify at a public hearing:. 5. Allow accused persons to question, through the committee chairman or counsel, the persons making the accusations. 6. Allow witnesses to'make written or oral statements at the end of hearings. 7. Require the committee to furnish a transcript of testimony to' a witness whenever the testimony is made public. 8. Stiffen the penalty for contempt of a Congressional committee. Mundt and Nixon did not say, however, how much stiffer they think the penalty should be. The maximum now is a $1,000 fine and one year in jail. report "bound to reserve its freedom of action." One of its warships then, shelled Egyptian positions- on the- coast at Gaza, and Israeli! planes bombed Gaza. ' ' The report said Israel's refusal to permit 3,000 Egyptians surrounded at Faluja to withdraw under- a plan approved by the Security Council was "a major factor in preventing progress"' toward peace. The report also said- Israel has not allowed food and medical convoys to -reach Faluja and that Jewish forces have not L evacuated Beershebn.. Both were ordered by the Security Council. Sees Warfare Ending In a radio address.from New,York last night Bunche said the end of Holy Lard In' sight. warfare 'definitely was He declared that the Negev flght- jijg is an overt violation,, of the Security Council truce order and should not be minimized but adde:!: "However, I reiterate my belief that resumption of, fightfcic in Palestine on any widespread or general scale is highly unlikely." Rain Or Snow Due BALTIMORE — OT — Extended weather forecast: Maryland and Delaware — Rain and mild Wednesday Western Maryland and late Wednesday eastern Maryland and-Delaware, changing into snow flurries Western Maryland at night. Rain or snow again near end of week. Temperatures for 'the period will average slightly above normal and precipitation will' average near one- half inch over the section. / in- BERLIN— (ffj— The- 'Russians to Germany are upset because '•workers are making . too much money lor • their Communist system eastern Germany.: , .'•''.• Their "cure — an old "capitalist device denounced over the years as. a form of oppression of the worfc-^ era— a cut in piecework rates., Over 1,000,000 - Industrial work- , . ers in the Soviet- occupied area of eastern Germany thus were threat- ented today with a cut in .their earnings. P. Morenov, chief, of the Manpower Division of the Russian mill- . tary 'government, announced that a speedup campaign in.' zonal Industries, this year had falsely .Inflated wages. ' • ' ' He called for n. drastic downward. revision of piecework rates. More-. nov cited rollings mills as an. example' He said production had , climbed to 30 per cent In 1948 but labor costs had soared 60 per cent. Morenov's' announcement of the . severe new policy -was featured -on. the front page of Taegliche' Bunds- : Chan,' official- • newspaper ."of- the Soviet occupation army. . ' . It came as a chilly 'surprise to east .German workers •whom the Socialist Unity (Communist) Party had attempted to stir to- a high pitch of ".enthusiasm for the' Rus- .sian stakhanovist (shock .worker) • system, ot; boosting 'individual out-. put. ; >•;' o " . .• ' • • Communist-controlled- police, of the Soviet;:sector of Berlin,- mean-. while, Installed' rigid controls over crosstown traffic. Even a hearse -was stopped at the sector -frontier and a coffin.' Inspected. ' . . All passengers on. street cars, subways and elevated trains were searched. JJarge packages and suitcases were dumped open and their contents seized'. unless -the owners; possessed Soviet; sector ration cards.' The new. controls.' began -on v small scale last week but hundreds of east JBerlin. police were assigned yesterday to make the system airtight. Bus Drivers (Continued from Page i) approximately $1,000 in.-. cash— donations from the- 1,800 bus drivers— and a check lor. approximately 52,700 from accumulated holiday pay. ' , "I don't .know what to say."' ,the . father remarked last night. "It's just wonderful to know there are friends like that." . THE MANHATTAN ; working in the building feel there •e "mop- should be some tested method of pitcher, Bob Feller, to take a salary occupied| ca ii; n g reinforcements on to the; cut in. .1949. Cut For FeJler? - * CLEVELAND—(/P>—The Cleveland News quoted President Bill Veeck of the Cleveland Indians today as saying he will ask his onetime topi Sole! 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Lltvinoff was 1 credited with being more' friendly to the Um—I wonder. We'd best speculate on- that too- much. v Noted Airman as a. home for the international business world. The beautiful baroque home of Prince Schwarzenberg, located near the heart oC Vienna, will serve as & center for local and foreign businessmen. Now called "International House", it offers an information service to anyone seeking business connections in Austria. It also hopes to serve 05 a clearing . house between businessmen and the various economic and trade departments of the government. In addition to 24-hour (Continued from Page i) dally interpreter sen-ice, the busi- He added that he will maintain ness- center offers a businessmen's close, touch with the Air Force by club, conference rooms, restaurant radio and plane, and will take and'bar and grill. ~" ' The beautiful palace gardens will also be at the disposal .of the Kane also expects, to'pick up the guests. The Ministry of Trade hopes Navy .Ice breaker, Edisto, for -the to build a large 'hotel next to the Newfoundland-Greenland leg of the "International House" for use by trip. . the businessmen. aboard Coast Guard and Air Force weather and survival experts. soldiers, if necessary, in such aa emergency. Asked If such a liaison system existed, ar. Army and an F. B. I. spokesman said "no." Asked why not, the Army man shrugged and said: "Ask the atomic energy people." Questioned about it, an A.E.C. spokesman said: "Well, I don't think we have any right to ask them for help. The law makes it our responsibility." It's a big one. . . Welles Improving WASHINGTON — (£>) —The condition of Sumner Welles, former Undersecretary of State, was called satisfactory today, ban-ing complications that could cost him some of his fingers and toes. Welles was found unconscious in a frozen field about a mile from his Oxon Hill, Md. home early Sunday morning. Police, who earlier fta'd planned to question him, dropped the case last night. They said Mrs. Welles told them she is satisfied that there was no foul play. in Oklahoma City: "I'd like to make as much myself next year as Feller's cut In pay will be." When Feller signed last year for around $82,000 he became the highest paid baseball pitcher in history. Head Cold Stuffiness Goes FAST! You can actually feel your stuffy cose start to open up the instant you put a few drops of Vicks Va-tro-nol in each nostril! Relief comes so fast because -Va-tro-nol works right where trouble is! It relieves snifly, sncezy head cold distress, opens up stuffy cold- cloEgednoseandletsyoubreathe again. Get Vicks Va-tro-nol Nose Drops. 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