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The Weather Windy and colder tonight. Snow or rain tomorrow. City Weather — Temperatures — . High, 42; low, 31; noon, 39. < Rain —.27 inches: River — iM feet. ' • •. FINAL VOL. LXXDL—-NO. 358 Associated frcst Service—//> Wiraphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1948 International Newi S»mc» 18 Pager Congress Due ,rrv T •-Ci /~^1 1 I o Liit Closed Shop Barrier Miners^ Maritime Contracts Unlikely To Get Court Test WASHINGTON—C/P)—People on both .sides of the labor- rnanagement. fence are predicting that'the 81st Congress will make the closed shop legal, again.. • If this happens,, great numbers of workers will be brought under contracts requiring them to be union members Soviet Rift Report Seen As Possible Gash Over Policies In Politburo Could Result In Struggle . . Folr-,Control Among Top JRed Officials B!V Dewrrf MACKENZIE ;;. AP Foreign Affairs Analyst President • Truman's statement that there are certain leaders (unidentified) of the Russian government "who' are. .exceedingly anxious to have an.understanding with us 1 ' U giving rise 'to keen speculation. Of course the term "government" covers a considerable field;of activity. However,-when the-Soviet government Is mentioned-one naturally ipeaks of the. powerful - Politburo which comprises the fourteen top Bolshevists.. . The Politburo Is the core of the Communist dictatorship. » Head man is Stalin—toujhest and'smartest of them all. So if there is a fundamental clash of viewpoints on a vital east- west policy in the Politburo, It tnlftht create an -explosive situation. -May be-the division Isn't- In the .Politburo,J.but:..lct's see what it means-if H-is.--;•• Stalin reached-the top.through ability and"nithlessness,- He played a leading piart-in the Bolshevist re- ^Tolutlorv In',1922 1 Lenin 1 -made" him ^secretary-general'of the Communist party which was the key position. When Lenin, died In 1924, Stalin grabbed the.leadership. :• • ' • • Then came Stalin's battle imh the ambitious Trotsky 'who also sought the dictatorship,, .Trotsky finally was expelled from Russia and after 'many "vicissitudes:, wound •up.in Mexico. .There a\-mysterious assassin beat his .brains out. with a soade. ... , ".' . • ' , Meantime in Russia there ' were sweepliic pur|tes of dissidents. And many noted figures were tried and executed for sedition. Thus the Stalin retime was consolidated, and he evolv- -ed the: policies which Moscow has been following. iln order to get or hold.their jobs, Labor leaders are •taking it for granted that th'e closed shop ban In the Taft-Hartley Act is doomed. Officials ol, the Chamber of. Commerce of the United States say this "seems likely." . ' . . •./•.' . Senator Taft (R-Ohlo)' .one of the sponsors' of "the. Taft-Hartley law, told a reporter: • • : -: "It is safe; to say: that, the absolute prohibition of the closed shop Is likely to be changed." . May Ask Substitute But Taft quickly added that it's impossible, to predict exactly • what Congress will enact, on.this, general subject. He 1 hinted he will-seek a "closed union" ban as a', substitute for-the closed- shop ban. "'If. we "are .going . to..permit the closed-shop, we-can-hardly have the closed union," he said. By "closed union," he'means a unfon _that bars people from membership on grounds .other than nonpayment "of.'.reasonable dues or initiation fees. Taft predicted 1 flatly that Congress Singer and Sax Player Parted s Get UNDecrei HOLLYWOOD— W —'.The: .mar- Day:- and will eliminate the-Taft-Hartley pro- Sa ° opnone p laycr 'George-'Weidler vision which prohibits a' ; union from stnlc {r - sour chord today;..:;.:; 1 '; writing a'"union shop" contract un- blonde movie 1 '.actress,; who "' • The focal point always was world revolution for the spread of Communism. There, had, been a fierce fight between .Stalin' and "Trotsky over this. Trotsky wanted to.go .all out. with .the,revolution forthwith, while the more .practical Stalin maintained that industrial and military development. of. the .Soviet Union, must, come first.. .,_' . ~Of course Stalin won.'and he proceeded with his several flvc- * year plans which had achieved ' remarkable development by the. time Hitler figured he wan ready to'beat the world. It was then that Stalin signed with the Nazi dictator the non-aggression pact which enabled the latter to ' launch his aggression. Here it is essential to state.that Stalin long had seen another world •rar coming. He figured 'that, this would give Communism''.its chance to spread; In record!!*-this I 'am stating something which was. known before the war by. European observers, 1 including: your correspondent. .What Stalin feared,) but hoped to escape, was an attack on Russia by Germany.' '. % (Continued, on Page J,_Co/. i) Meal Prices Drop From September's , Peak, AMI Reports CHICAGO — (ff) — The American Meat Institute says the general wholesale price of; all. meat m the nation has dropped about. ID ,, per cent since the' mid-September peak. The institute said the retail price of 'meat declined 13 per cent since the mid-September peak. ' The AMI said, the .wholesale price report was based. on compilations by the U: S.'Bureau of Labor Statls- ' tics. Included were all grades and _all weights of beef, lamb,'pork and •veal. • The decline was based "primarily on government trade quotations" on i_.»i__,.1«. - mAi.lr'tkre- lr\ TCOW 'VflT't. 1 DURAND, Mich.—(fl 3 )—The young wifo of a railroad section hand was held today after she said in a formal statement that she beat her three- weeks-old daughter to • death because "I hated little girls." "I knew this was going to be a girl'and.,1 hated'her from the time I got pregnant," slender,, dark-eyed Mrs., Domingo Rios was quoted by Prosecutor Gerald Me Clear. "After-she.was born I never, liked to~change her or anything. I never wanted her. I never liked her. I hated her," Me Clear said he would await an autopsy on. the bruised body of the child, Dolores, before - deciding whether to seek- a warrant against the -23-year-old mother. - . .The prosecutor said the attractive young mother told him she beat the baby December 23 and again Tuesday with her fists .as it lay in a rough box-crib in the humble three-room Rios home. • . .Her husband, Albert, 31, came home from work yesterday afternoon. • - •••.:• .'As. he -neared their home, Rios told Me Clear/his wife rushed out crying "My baby,' my baby." , Rios said he found the infant still in the crib and that there was no sign, of'life.'He wrapped it in a blanket.and ran with it for a mile marriage definitely is ended. Miss • -Day has gone home to •mother. Weidler, brother of ex- child .star: Virginia Weldler, has gone 'home to his mother, too. Democrats Shy At Taking Job On Quiz less a majority .of -the employees once before dropped "'divorce: pro- authorize it-In an election, ceedlngs against Weldler, said the "This provision ought to go," he - said. • . . ..,Here's.how the union shop differs from the closed shop: ; "A closed sfiop. contract prevents the employer from hiring a worker who isn't a member of the union A union shop contract permits the employer to i hire any worker he pleases, but .the- worker must then Join ;the. union or get fired; Under either . contract, If-a-worker quits the-union the 1 employer has to fire him,' - • , ; •;: Changes Seen .. .- The Chamber of Commerce of the United'' States, in - its publication "Business Action," says 1 this: • ' ! "Radical changes are inevitable in the .Taft-Hartley Law x x x. ' It seems likely that these sections of the Taft-Hartley . Act .would l.-'be wiped off the statute books in- any event: .(I). .The ban on-, the closed shop; (2)' .The provision, that a majority of'-employees must give their .(Continued, on .Page -5, Col. i) Mother Jailed In Beating Of oDeath Seat On Committee' Shunned By Veteran •And Newer Members • . WASHINGTON— (IP}— New House Democrats— and many old-timers- are shying away .from a- seat -on the- Un-American Activities 'Committee. Severe Quakes Cause Damage In Reno Areas Power Lines Down And Slides Started After Series Of Temblors RENO, Nev.—tfP)—Power and tele- jhone lines were knocked down and •ninor highway slides touched on by renewed •' earth ' tremblers which hook Reno heavily early today. The shocks, .apparently centering here, "extended, through the Sierra nto northern California as far west as San Francisco and as far-south as Fresno in the San Joaquin Valley.. • ' Three -quakes, the first reported at about'4:55 a. m., were so severe as to knock the seismograph of the University of Nevada "completely .wry. • ,Shocks Began Monday They were the latest in. a series of shocks beginning Monday night, when Reno was shaken seven times within a period of four and a half hours. * ! '• The Bell. Telephone .Company reported its lines, down ' near, 'the! California state line about 15 miles' west of here. . As emergency crews were rushed out-'to determine the extent of the break, company officials said heavy electrical charges in the circuits indicated high-voltage power lines had fallen across them. Long distance circuits Composer, Former Model Wedded A. veteran.of five terms said to- Pran ^ SCQ day the party's leadership may have to, "draft" the -fifth Democratic member when'.the committee majority switches next week. This lawmaker, who would not permit use of his' name, told reporters that Speaker-Designate Rayburn. (Tex) has had letters expressing 'committee preferences from all 101 new Democratic House members,' and from more than 50 present linking Reno and San Francisco were not affected. The Highway Department at Sacramento, Calif., reported that minor rock slides occurred on U.S. Highway 40, main transcontinental highway to the east over the California Sierra. The highway remained opened, however, after Reno authorities requested California highway crews to put mountain sriowplows into action to clear the pavement of. debris. " Felt In Frisco Today's first temblor was preceded by a rumble. ' "" .At approximately;the.same.time, shocks were felt In a'large area"of northern California's. Sacramento very lightly in San Does Rescued-••AiTJnen-^.. David Rose, the conductor-composer, admires the wedding ring of his bride, Betty Bigelow, 21-year-old former model from New York, .following their marriage'in'-Las Vegas, Nev. Rose, 38; author .of. "Holiday For Strings," was' married previously to Judy Garland 1 and Martha Raye. The bride has not been married before. •• , members. 'But 'not one has asked to be assigned to the spy-hunting commit- ;ee—even as a second choice. Rayburn himself could not .be reached .-for cqmmenrtmmediately, Has Nine Members The un-American Activities Com- Tiittee now has nine members—five Playful Yanks Frighten Japs YOKOHAMA— (IP)— Playful U. S. soldiers have got to quit playing motorrr.an on Yokohama's rickety old trolley cars. The provost marslmll' cracked down today with an order forbidding it. - Marysville, almost due west of Reno, .and approximately 80 miles away, felt the quake at the same time. Police, reported hundreds were awakened by the temblor and that some windows were broken both in the downtown and residential Marysville'areas. . Marysville was the only spot reporting any damage, although the (Continued on Page 5, Col. 3) to the hospital. Officials there called Buckingham Palace officials denied authorities. ' " . I knowledge of any such plan. ' "Did you'intencl to kill it?" Proso-1 ' The Star said "it Is known that cutor Me Clenr asked Mrs. Rios. ' she would like to'visit the U. S. and many of her American friends in London, including Miss Sharman Douglas, the ambassador's daughter, would like to entertain her there." Death On Gallows Decreed For Japs. i ' / YOKOHAMA—(/P)—Death on the gallows was decreed today for nine Republicans and', four Democrats.' Japanese officers, including three The ratio will 'be reversed In the : generals, for the beheading of 33 icw 'Congress, convening next " ~ ' " "" Monday. i All four present.Democratlc members will be back—Reps. Wood of Georgia, who Is- in line .for the chairmanship; Rankin of Mississippi, .Peterson •. of • Florida and Hebert of Louisiana, ' • • Three of • the five Republicans will' not be back. Rep. Mundt. of South Dakota was elected .to the Senate, and Reps. McDowell of Pennsylvania and Vail of Illinois were defeated., for re-election; The two returning are retiring Chairman J. Parnell Thomas of New Jersey and Rep. Nixon of California. (Continued on Page 5, Col. 4) Princess' Trip Denied LONDON— (&)— The' London Star reported today Princess Margaret may. take a "personal holiday" in the United States next year. .: reason:' It makes .the. Japanese passengers nervous and they all get off at the-next stop when a GI grabs the controls and "guns'' the groaning old rattletraps. . Hope Dwindles In Search For Missing Plane MIAMI, Fla,—W)—Hope waned today for the lives of 30 persons aboard a charter plane which disappeared on a flight^from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami. A fleet of Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard planes tuned up at dawn to 1 , resume search over the 1,200 mile air route to San Juan, the Florida peninsula and the easterri Gulf of Mexico. A Navy blimp at the Boca Chlca I Parley Called For Decisions T /^l •' 5 W7" In Chinas War -1. ' Hint Chiang Plans To> Continue Hie Bailie , . Against Communists By HAROLD K.-MILKS NANKING—m^-From all comers of China* today 'came Nationalist military leaders to talk war or peace with Chiang Kni-Shek, 1 The aging .president, -urged by many to'quit, called the conference. It probably will start., tomorrow. On its decision- may rest the future of Nationalist China, beset on : the north by conquering; Communists. Even as the warlords, generals and leaders arrived in Nanking, a government .source revealed that a Red underground organization was hard at work only two miles from the capital. . . "Not exactly," she replied; according to the prosecutor's . trans- scrip of the statement." "I .didn't '(Continued on Page s, Col. j) New Chevrolets, Studebakers, Pontiacs To Be Unveiled Soon airmen were killed after Emperor Hlrolilto broadcast his surrender speech. Sixteen other Japanese were assessed prison sentence's ranging from five years to life by -z, U. S. Eighth Army Commission, Seven other defendants in the mass trial were acquitted. •Witnesses testified the U. S. airmen were decapitated after they .were told their executions we:e in retaliation for the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Eight were put to death on Aug. 10, 1945. and 17 were beheaded on Aug. 15— just four hours after Hiroiilto • broadcast his surrender speech. Many of the 33 wore used by the Japanese as archery and sword practice targets, witnesses at the trial testified. Navnl Air Station near Key west prepared to fly Over the Everglades. The ofl'lcial pimsengcr list, ro- Ibnsed at Snn Juan last night, named 25 passengers and a crew of three as aboard the missing craft. Earlier Airborne Transport. Inc., of New York, which leased the plane, said two infants in arms also were aboard^. Crew members were Capt. Bob Linquist of Fort Myers, Fla., polit; Ernie Hill, Jr., 22, of Miami, copilot; and Miss Mary Burke of Jersey City, N, J., stewardess. Many of . the passengers who bonrdcd the. 'plane at San Juan at 10:03 p.m. CEST) Monday were described as Puerto Ricans returning to the United States after holiday visits to relatives. (Continued on Page 5, Col: S} 'Assignment: America 9 (RtC. D. S. P»t. OK.) ' U. S. Intelligence Groups Keep Intensity; Have "Master Plan" WASHINGTON— (INS)— To anyone investigating the security sltua- ;ion in the nation's capital,- the in- The .secret of the comparatively close cooperation among the variou^ outfits, according to an FBI spokes- PARIS—(£>)—-The United Nations orderedlsraeli-;tr(wp»;.;. today .'to retire -from the Negev desert of. southern -Palestine^' The -Security Council also ordered both .'Israel and Egypfc-i6' ; " : end hostilities there. The council adopted a-British- sponsored resolution by eight, votes with three abstentions. No negative ballot was- cast. The- United. States -abstained "on all sections of the-resolution as it was put • to .vote by paragraphs'. Russia and .the Soviet Ukraine abstained from all'sections except the preamble and the order to cease fire. Await Deadline. Delegates also waited their own 6 p.m. deadline for Holland to Ub- erate Indonesian Jeaders 'captured by Dutch forces. The' council last night gave the'Dutch. 24..hours to free the Republicans. .- The'British resolution,..as amended by-France -and Egypt, includes an o^d'er to both sides'to cease fire and obey, instructions given 1 them by the acting mediator, Dr. Ralph J.-Bunch, <n -the council's Nov. 4'truce resolu- jtioris..-. - - ' . • These instructed the Israelis' to retire mobile forces from the Negev region of southern Palestine and empowered Bunche to set up an insulation zone between the' Israelis and the Egyptians. •'• . - -'. . The resolution also 'instructed' the council's truce supervision committee to meet at Lake Success, .N. Y., Jan. 7-to/report to-.the council on steps taken to enforce.'the 1 Nov. 4 truce order'and the Nov." 16 resolution authorizing Bundle to'trans- form the truce into an armistice. . American spokesmen said late last night that U. S. Delegate Philip C. Jessup still had not received instructions from Washington on how to vote on the British resolution on Palestine. < ' In -'"counting noses, • -observers guessed that Britain already had the sevens, votes -.needed-for-passage of the resolution. • It would be possible-.forthe United States to.kffl-the r'esolution-with-the. veto, a power it possesses in -common with Russia,. Britain, France and China.' The United States, however, has never used the. veto. • : Russia Favors 'Order Russia's Jakob Malik already was on record as -favoring .the proposal. China, Canada; Belgium,' Syria and (Continued- on Page S, Col. 2)' plane which marooned'airmen from.)a Greenlaiifl' ice-'cap.; - '. . ^ . "•—••T-f News BlakioJ In Cap Resjcue : Airmen'Stranded One Greenland; Picked 'tip In Daring:Operation' • WASHINGTON:.— , .."The;if,"- Governor Named A hint that Chiang, or his Nationalist 'leaders under, a,new chief,' would carry on the fight came late In''the Iday.'" Gen. Chen/Cheng, former army v chief of staff, was appointed governor-of Formosa by ;he Executive Yuan (Council). •His appointment, .plus the fact the navy and air force have-moved some -ol' tholr headquarters milts to the b!g Island off the-.const half way between Shanghai and Canton, might presage flight - of Chiang's ;overnment • there if •' Nanking, is attacked. North.of the Yangtze it appeared almost all over for' Chiang's men. (Continued on Psge's, Col, i) Tipsy Driver Reveals Reid Talent For Trouble SAN,PEDRO, .Calif.—(/P)—Jesus A. Diaz has sreat talent—for getting Into trouble. . •'''•'• Look what happened to.him yesterday. He made, a right-turn in his car, smashed into a,police car. Then he smashed into'a'second police car nnd then a third.police car. His cur w'eaved across the street and hit another car—this one owned by a policeman. He had an audience too—it all happened in 1 front of the police station. Diaz' next right turn took him Into jail on a charge of drunken driving. Veteran Wins Battle To Get Girl Into U. S. PITTSBURGH — (ff) — Leander swam the Hellespont for his love but an • ex-Marine ' apparently -has bridged the Atlantic Ocean to bring the-'.,; -of his choice from.her home In Greece to Pittsburgh. . George Nomldes, 25 - year - < Id house painter, fell in love .with th photograph of Irene Vigianos, resident of Piraeus, Greece, and be gan a correspondence that -led 't their plans to wed. The U. S. Consul In Athens,- how ever; ruled that Irene was not : "boni fide fiancee" and refused th girl a visa to come to the U. S. Working against the Friday dead line set by ; the G. I. sweetheart law Nomides enlisted the. aid of Rep James Fulton (R-Pn,), who wired the 'Athens Consulate. _" • . .--The answer was still rio'so'Falton took his argument' to, the.' State Department arid yesterday.' receivec word that a visa had'been granted Irene. • That still left the little. muttci of how Irene wius to come to thl country. Trims-World Airlines sale they had closed sales of tickets .of the overseas fiance type on Christmas because they, are subject to a Sl.OOO 1 fine and return .passage'if (Continued on Page 5, Col. $) • By DAVID J- WILKIE Detroit— (IP) —New model secrecy probably -is one of the auto industry's best promotion ideas. The car-builders-.always try.-to' hide their engineering and styling wholesale markets in New York, of new models for an elaborate pub- Chicago and San Francisco, thehj c introduction. It doesn't matter AMI said. The retail price check' was based on a survey of Chicago r.hain and independent stores. • •. • For • the four weeks ended on Christmas, the AMI said wholesale and retail prices declined some f' taper, cent' as compared with a similar period in November. He's Fit To Be Tied WILMINGTON, Calif.— (IP)— Gordon Biddle knows a. use for those Christmas neckties but he doesn't recommend it. He reported to police 1 -last night that five youths held him up In his house and tied him with his gift neckties. .The intruders 1 then' spent i leisurely half-hour ransacking his house of goods valued at $425. that thousands of assembly plant employes and other workers see the the third week of -January when GM puts on a'r. auto show of its own in New York. Studebaker and Chrysler have not yet announced a date .for public showing on their new vehicles. Chrysler, is pushing preliminary __._, . . ... i work In its Chrysler, De Soto, Dodge new cars weeks in advance; the land Plymouth factories and .trying general public has to await a "for- j to maintain the secrecy that has ma! 1 un veiling." The auto.industry has been doing this for years and has found it pays! But with thousands of workers in off in intensifying:buyer interest, i tool shops, assembly plants, body Speculation about right now centers new models on General Motors'. 1949. Chevrolet and Pontiac carsj'Studebaker's line.for next year and all Chrysler's new models. Private .press showings already have been held by Pontiac; Chevrolet gives industry writers an initial view of Its new cars in Detroit on January 6, and on the following day Studebaker will shows its newest models at the first of a series of .dealer meetings 1 in Chicago. i telligence and counter-intelligence The public will not see'the new activities appear by /or the most Pontiac and Chevrolet models until comforting. . . At'least, they seemed so to this correspondent after several months of probing ... For one thing, the country's widespread intelligence training arid activities seem to have been intensified, rather than rj'.axcd. since the end of World War Two—both domestically and internationnJly. For another tiling, despite the seeming hydra-headed operation of such security' sleuthing, involving both civilian, and military agencies and operatives, there is surprisingly little over-lapping, and comparatively few signs of competitive jealousy. This • latter situation is all the more surprising wher you consider the units in operation .— Army, Navy, Air Corps. Federal Bureau of Investigation and • the counter- attended all' its 1949 model planning. factories and other supplier units acquainted with details, much information ' about mast of the new models has become available. . Ward's Automotive' Reports, commenting on Chrysler planning, said: "Plymouth 'reportedly has jobs scheduled In two wheelbaso lengths, one three inches shorter than the .Mhcr. with indications pointing to a similar trend in Dodge, De Soto and Chrysler passenger cars, 'x x x (Continued on Page j, Col. 4) man, ndmuils'.rative nucleus of former law-enforcement officers. "Such guys usually have learned the hard way that city to city and state to state cooperation is, the only way to accomplish anything-in crime fighting," ne said. "The same thing holds in -security and intelligence work—so we all get along." Although undoubtedly some exceptions exist, this correspondent found that condition generally held true in conversations with key men in almost all the'sleuthing outfits. None of them gave vent to the usual type of jealous outbursts you Communist Control In Eastern Reich Due Iii-'Reform' Setup By DANIEL DE LUCE BERLIN—(ff 1 )—It's tough to be a capitalist in eastern Germany. Your life may be forfeit. It's fine to be a Communist. You get .better rations, more coal for your home, and a 1 fatter salary. The Soviet occupation zone is still in a topsy-turvy economic condition but the blue print of future developments is at hand. State trusts are swallowing up private industries. Kokkhoz .(collective)- farming is the next step in agriculture. Communists are spreading their hear so often between other military i control so that it will be decisive and civilian agencies with parallel-j in every economic pursuit. ing problems. The process of Sovietization was 1 Liaison among them also appeared | begun by the Red army in 1945 when to be excellent. Many civilians work j the ruins of Berlin had. hardly stop- for the military units, often reporting only by phone and never show- intelligence agor.cy, to mention five.!ing in person around the bosr' of- Also, there are the atomic energy intelligence specialists, and rxL least a couple of other outfits which currently prefer to keep their present unheralded status. flee. Likewise, ...Ilitru-y Investigators with specific abilities often arc assigned the civilian security agencies for special jobs. (Continued on Page j, Col. 3) ped smoking, and the Allies were still looking for Hitler. Now this process has such mo- menturn that It can be expected to continue regardless of whether Russian troops depart. . .It .started with two fundamental measures: Cre- and acquisition of key, industries by a Russian trust. . The land reform, in. 1945 wiped out not. only .the rich. Junkers but middle-class farmers a? well Two hundred thousand c;i/y-dwellfirs,.who had never' turned" a furrow, were resettled oa-plots- as small as 12 or 15 acres. Small farmers, received 'additional bits of acreage, but _not .enough to .make them .independent. Since then, the Union of Mutual Farmers'.- Aid,' bossed by Communists, has attempted- to monopolize agricultural machinery as an introduction to collectivism. The outlook is that many, of the "new 1 settlers" will be unable to make a. living on their own- and 1 will ae amenable to joining a kolkhoz when 1 . Communists push them. The Union of Mutual Farmers'. Aid has 2C per cent of the avaijable tractors in eastern Germany and gets priority on'buying any new ones. About a third of the total industrial capacity of eastern Germany is . Force • proudly. . counted achievements today..- the -d cue- of, IZ'.marooned airmen ironr>»-.' bleak. 7,800,-foot Greenland' IceTcap. The -herb .'-of. 'the "new . saga r'is". 32-year-old- ;LL CoC:Eroll:V J. .Beaudry .of'-Manchester,.-N'^"H.'. He landed his-big.'specially-eqiilpped' C-47 transport- on- the wind-swept- cap -yesterday -and in '38- minutes. was airborne, again with a- dozen • jubilant passengers! ''. J^T.ZJ^ Long; -hours later ..however"-cm]y v ,'-the; sketchiest';' details, of .•ttfe-.'/dra-'.'- matic/op'eration :were' known-- here;' • -, . .-'. ' -'At Air Ba.se * " 1 ~~""'' But before communications-, out"6f -, : , the.' frozen Northland 'failed.^w6r,ar came through that the rescued. men; were safe and'.apparently 'sound;"nt. TShiie.-.West 'Eight — an airf orce - base in 'southwest, Greenland. . ~*T7^',. Seven: of., the men had-^-been • stranded- since December 9,'l.w.h'en-. .' their own C-47.. was- .forced-.down." 1 Three previous-'rescue attempts'^;- : • suited only in adding five mbri men to the encampment: '•'.' . !!\^7v- (Continued on Page J, Col. 7)-- >) ' — "Edwin ' Letters To 'CONROE, Tex.'— ,.., CBubba): Long's' letter to.JacklB'erch.v radio master- of ccrcmonlcs^/has caused a flood' of. 1 packages-• letters to flow, to the .H-ycar.-old. rheumatic -.fever ".victim.;., . Between 50,000 and 60,000 y&tiext. and 250- packages,, many of-them. • containing, money,: have \--'— --" ceived by Bubba:- •"*" The, child's', slraple-plea was broadcast over NBC .stations. Bubbn, son of Mr. and Long, has been afflicted'with. rheii— natic fever, since he .was.a'A.'jeais old.- • • v . .;••:. :*»*$*,• This year he hasn't missedra.'-''day n. school, where he'is in • the»sixLh., grade...Because of his Ulncssj£he , vasn't able, to .start to-school, until" he. was,nine.. ^ '. ' -, ii j- ^*.'**~' -He is still .under the''care«5;Ci" doctor in. Houston-. --.- •,.••«•—-»With the money received'SE^Sie . . lackages. and j in the -letters; "Bilfcta ms bought a l; 'suit of. clothes^cow^V ioy boots,, shirts and ties. He^phtns. o put-some of the money " iank for a college, education!—***"' Bubba's father is-a' sawmilllKKJJlJ^ r.. with- a • • lumber company*-2enr. onroe. • ' - ..-. ation of a' proletariat of the soill (Continued on-Page 5, Col. 6) Vets Oppose Merger<; * "WASHINGTON —" veterans groups—the gion and Veterans, of ForeipuWjuai —turned a cold shoulder todajCJjgJJC proposal to merge', all, government 1 , medical and. hospital acti The -.merger.', proposal,.. over the week-end 1 bya subcommlt* tee-.of the Hoover;Commlsslon^aiiK commission, headed by-former-Pres 1 ; idcnt Hoover,:is-studying- ways^oi., promote efficiency-and economyrin' government-operations. '•:. - ,,W^M<-

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