Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on January 7, 1949 · Page 1
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Tlie Weather -Cloudy-and mild tonight. Colder and windy tomorrow,' City Weather — Temperatures — Sign, 45; low, 34; noon, "50.',: '.". ' River—7:31 -feet. FINAL VOL. LXXX.—NO. 6 Ajjociotcd Frca Senict—AP Wircphoto .CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1949 International News Seme* 18 Pages 5 CENTS Egypt Agrees Tot Flies To Screen Test Alone Hopes For Final Peace Soar After Surprise Announcement . LAKE SUCCESS— (ff) —Egypt's-sudden agreement to enter armistice talks with'-Israel caught United Nations by surprise. It sent hopes for a permanent peace in the Holy Land sparing'. . The news was'received here as. the Security Council's seven-nation Palestine committee T» T-I- «T» • '55 was called Into a session KOV t Or JoOQie consider, the latest Palestine de* • • • •- velopments. ' ' . Today's.meeting was the first held since the Security Council wound up Its Paris meeting the last week In December. There was no advance indication of any proposals, to ,be laid before the committee. •Accused By Britain There was; a-possibility; however, that Britain might bring up charges that Israeli troops are holding a small fortified position inside Egyp- ;ian-territory. The: charges already have .been'made by.a British foreign -Office spokesman. 'TT. 'N.'vofficials expressed the belief that the shift in Egypt's position on armistice' negotiations was one of.-.the most hopeful developments In 'Palestine".since, .the .first cease- fire in.Palestine last May -29. Other Arab countries were expected to follow Egypt's lead. : .' •.. Up. to'yesterday Egypt had maintained, she.'would, never enter into direct-negotiations with the Israeli government on .anything, despite Security Council orders that" the Jews and:Arabs their differences. 1 ; Bunche Encouraged - Dr. Ralph-J. Bunche, acting. U. N. mediator, had this comment on the agreement by 'Egypt and Israel to begin armistice talks: • "I am greatly encouraged by. this development and earnestly hope that the negotiations contemplated | will lead to permanent peace in the! area. HOLLYWOOD—(fl>)—it's '.a ". boy for the Humphrey Bogarts. The baby, born last night, is.the first child for Screen Star Humphrey Bogart and his actress-wife, Lauren Bacall, above. He weighed six pounds, six ounces. Unions Spot Bed-Control American and British Leaders Move to Get . Out Of 'Feideratioir^. Under Domination By Moscow Clique . (9 a.m...EST)'.yesterdayjybut fighting con'tihuecTbecause.'of a-cbmmunica- ;fons:"'mlxup. .,-'. Bunche'^set,- :arnew deadline 'for- noon GMT .(7 am. EST) today. : ' ' The • full Security Council was :cheduled'to meet'at 3 pjn., (EST) today to: resume discussions on the Indonesian'question.'. Since the last Council meeting on this. issue, in Paris the Dutch have - completed ;heir. "police, action" Java, and Sumatra • and ordered a cease-fire By DeWITT MACKENZIE '. AP Foreign Affairs Analyst One of the most encouraging developments in the war against Communism is the project of U. S. and British trade union leaders to take Anglo-American organized labor out of the Moscow-dominated World Federation of Trade Unions. Union officials of both countries are beginning conferences in London next Week looking lo this far-rcachinir move. The project contemplates the criui- tion of-a-new. world organization, unless there is a housecleaning by the WFTU.with its membership of 70,000,000 in SO countries. ' The 'significance is this: Red- controlled trade'.unions in Europe nave provided Moscow with its most potent weapons In 'the revolution for the spread of Communism. Italy and France are examples' of countries which were brought close, to disaster by Bolshevist Influence over labor. Numerous lesser states have succumbed. ''• Naturally one of the first moves Moscow maltcs in starting- a campaign in a new country is to bore into tnide unions. The objective is always key executive positions through -which the Reds aim to control the orsani- . zation. Many of these fifth columnists arc trained in Russia, ' or receive intensive instruction from agents who have had their schooling In Moscow. The hook-up with the Cominfprm is complete. When the Communists take. control of a trade union that means it is getting orders from the Kremlin. Well, American and British labor have spotted the Reds seeking, to move in. They are seeing Red. (Continued on Page 7. Col. 4) Chinese Leaders Fleeing To U.S. As Reds Advance MANILA—(/f>>—The flight of Ch!- na'i intellectuals from the flood- tide of. Communism.became .more evident today. Pausing briefly' In - Manila • before continuing to the -"United States and Canada were enough educators to start -a university,, enough doctors to staff a hospital and a long list of 'dlslihguishliecl passengers. They were among.2.100 .evacuees crowded aboard the American President Linear General M.- O. Meigs_ , . . , A glance at the ship's roster of passengers showed,how deeply China's revolution has uprooted the educated section of Its population. ' There was. Dr..Franklin Ko, acting president of Nankai University in Pedping and former Chinese- delegate to the United Nations. He felt that anyone who 'had'anything'to do with the .moulding of, the. political thought of China would be among the first'to' 'suffer ' under Communist rule. He -left to preserve his Individual freedom. He said he felt that American „...- 1 I'nwMni; and Tsinghua " universities in Peiplng would close tiv uie end of this month. British Accuse Jews LONDON— (ff)— The British Foreign Office .charged today that an Israeli' force, has made a nejv In- :urslon-into Egypt near the 'border town of Rafa/ . A spokesman said the Jewish fprce __ was observed.'at a point three miles ' , Dcon >. c |, clon The British yesterday charged that the Israelis had.established a roadblock base:'flve miles inside Egypt.. 1; Gayle Reed,' five-year^old''."Atlanta, .Ga., giriv is .met" toy. Actress Ann Richards' as'she.-anived-in--Hollywood by plane-for a: screen test. Her mother became'.ill:'in.'.Chicago, so' Gayle flew on alone. She'll stay-as Miss Richards' home:. Head U. S. State Pepartment Truman Makes:Appointment After Marshall And Lovett Resignations Are Accepted President Due To Clarify His Policy On Reds j Diplomats Point To Uncertainty Abroad 'On American Course WASHINGTON— :(/?} —President Truman denied today, em- . pbatically and in detail, a published story that he is engaged in a fiffhVwithin'hls Cabinet to soften U. S. policy toward Russia..' By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER ' WASHINGTON —OT —Some top administration officials believe that President Truman' soon may have to clarify his personal -attitude toward Russia. They told that this is needed in-order to end speculation here and abroad on' the future course of American foreign policy. Diplomatic authorities are beginning to fear that European-nations allied with the United States in the cold war may entertain grave doubts about the future unless given -some, reassurance. .. Whether a clarification of the President's position may wait until his next foreign policy speech, later tliis month, or may be given informally at some earlier time is not yet indicated. Clarification Needed Some tilings that Mr. Truman has said and some things that have been written about him. have given rise to concern among many of his own Israel "and Egypt also 'agreed to a . close advisers chat his position may WASHINGTON (/P)—.Secretary of State Marshall and Under- | be obscured or misunderstood, and 'secretary Lovett. .resignedltoday. and President Truman named Dean ] therefore need redefinition. Victims Of $200,000 Gem.Robbery New .York, police today are investigating a' reported • burglorly of $200,000 in Jewelry last night from the aportraent-of.Mr..and.Mrs. ffliiort Ruegg, (above). Photo shows them dancing, at a supper party In .the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Mrs. Ruegg is the former Lisette Verea, European- actress. .-...''..-' cease-fire effective at ;2-p.m. GMT Achcsqn,' to, head :Jhej_State. Department. Ji:::Mr:'^^mianrannou^,c~e.dB;hei'a : ction;.at;a:riews conference;;,He;said:Jie E:"Webb7as-Pnderseeretary-of-Stater .. l rhV'ctiange7~lixVef:iectiv.erjan'.'20' when Mr. .Truman will,be .inaugurated' as. President for his new, term. i.The "President,- when announcing i Marshall's', resig- ' natipn^and.liis-ac-. ceptancey 1 betrayed •in his voice -the [affection -he 'lias always maintain- |c . 'for 'the World War II chief of staff.. • . . ' 'I' think General .' Marshall 'is t'h.e. outstanding man .of. that war ^period," he said. • Mr. Truman south of Rafa at noon, yesterday, Umphasteed that considerations of The spokesman, saying British | dcep regre!; ;, General Marshall's health prompted accept'the. resignation, and that lie: did so "reluctantly and with sources had "reported the incursion; to the Foreign Office, added. he could' give no details on the' strength of the force or when it crossed the border. There .was,- therefore, no indication whether an incursion had taken place-after Israel agreed to a (Continued on Page 7, Col. 2) Chiirch Worker SlainlnOliio ATHENS, Ohio — (/P) — Police sought a missing automobile today In their hunt for the .slayer of a middle-aged church. worker, whose beaten body was found in a cottage two miles, west of here. Sheriff• George.Batemnn said robbery was the motive for the beating of Miss Eleanor E. Gilford, 55, an Episcopal field.worker. He reported her' 1948 Chevrolet sedan was miss- Ing and that her purse also was gone. Miss Gifford's body was found In the .church-owned residence yesterday Coroner John H. Ellas said the woman had received 11 head wounds and probably died of blood clots near the.brain. She had not been attacked criminally, the coroner added. ' • • Miss GIfford, a field .worker for the Episcopal Church for. 13. years, lived alone in a one-floor cottage, known as "The Episcopal County House." Sheriff. Bateman said Miss Gif- • Marshall underwent a kidney, operation last month and is now at his home 'In 'Pinehurst, N. C., recuperating. His recovery 1ms . gone slowly and the announcement that the 68-year-old general would retire from the .Cabinet's". No. 1. post was not -unexpected,.' ' . • Lovett, • whom. General Marshall brought into the State Department, said in a letter'to Mr. Truman that he submitted his resignation ;"for personal reasons with which you .are familiar." Acheson is former Undersecretary 60P teaflers Warn Against . By D. HAROLD OLTVER, ' WASHINGTON'—(/P)—Republican campaign workers are far . from agreement . on . what the party should do io win future elections, but a big 'block of them unite on this general- theme: .Don't try to 'ape the New Deal. Don't be a ; "me too" party. • Rep. Hugh D. Scott. Jr., of Pennsylvania,' chairman of the Republican .'National Committee, -agrees. He promises there will' 1 be some changes made; that the "status quo will be disturbed.." . . ( How? That remains for future party conferences. The first powwow will -come January 2G-27 in Omaha. Neb:, when 'the- National Committee meets. It will decide whether to call • a party program meeting on . a . much larger scale later-In the year; ' Writes 180,000 Workers • Scott wrote 180,000 party .workers from national . corr.mitteemen and state chairman on down to precinct and ward door-bell ringers asking: 1—"What must we do to correct Our errors?" 2—"If you can help us out with of State to whom President Truman:$5 or $10 or $100 or $500—won't you became devoted,'during their Ire-jdo it today?" quent White House conferences. He i (Continued on Page 7, Col. :) Is presently practicing law In New. '• — • York and Washington. He is 55. • : r nm _ c Throughout -World War II l 1C |.l nmes served as Assistant. Secretary afj ANNAPOLIS — i7P)^—_EugK'.e^H. State under Cordell -Hull. He be- "" '"' come Undersecretary August 27, 1945 and held this, post until his resignation was accepted with 1 "great re- James, 31-year-old . Negro Imndy- Police Probing $200,000 Theft The latest of these incidents is an article published in Life Magazine today by Jay Franklin, newspaper columnist and one of the writers who helped prepare Mr. Truman's NEW yoRK—(fl 5 )—Theft of Jew- campaign speeches last fall.' e ; rv valued by-the.owner at $200,000 Franklin said that the President i was'reported to police last night, is now making a fight in his own i Erhart Ruegg, a textile marmfac- cabinet ' to modify the "tough" American foreign policy toward Russia'and.adopt a softer approach. Franklin,. implied .thafonrthc other side of the fight are Undersecretary of State Lovett and Secretary of Defense Forrestal, whom Franklin linked • to this country's oil land munitions interests. These interests, turer, said lie discovered the jewels missing.irom a bedroom closet.when, lie" returned'h'ome from a night club with his wife. •Ruegg said the jewels were almost all insured. .' " The Rueggs had been- aibsent for three hours from their. luxurious, apartment. he said, -have -a "vested interest", in: A handbag containing $1,000 in- continuing the cold wav. Says Group Blasted Franklin further recalled icash was found'untouched on the that! I shelf l«ct- 1 of the closet, which they had left locked. following the election lie interpreted I Mr. Truman's victory, in a newspaper column, as blasting the foundation of "the whole Byrnes-Marshall-Forrestal -program." The .column also asked "will the Politburo and the Stalin dictatorship recognize this shift or will they, conclude their own gct-tougri-with-Amerlca policy is. winning?" At a subsequent news conference Mr. Truman said this column was ."typical, columnist's comment." Franklin interpreted tills In his Life article as. a brush-oS of .questioners (Continued on Page 7,.Col. 7) Policeman Kills Two, Shoots Self KINGSTON,- Jamaica — (/P) — A brooding policeman killed two superior officers and critically, wounded tbree others and, himself yesterday at Spanish Town, 15 miles west of here. The yunplay lasted seven minutes in the police station before the I berserk constable, named Morgrace, Baltimore girl. gm"7y S p a Snt Cm fjuI/V A= William H. Murphy and Hot gun on himself. He is expected giet Dy .rrcsicent, iruinati ouiy *••, -b™,,^ fn»n 't.iif. ™*,. for to recover.. • Peace Appeals From Chinese Cities Spread NANKING- — l.fP) — The Nanking Evening News reported today the government will issue a second "peace statement" in an effort to clear up the stalemate produced by Chiang Kai-Shek's New Year's message. ; . ; Government Spokesman Slien | Chang-Kuan said he knew of no 'such plans, but other sources said they considered .it "quite probable" some official. utterance will follow the apparent Communist rejection of' Chiang's offer to discuss terms lor peace. As the peace issue flared all over Nationalist China with business men clamoring; for cease lire orders, informed sources in Nanking- said a force'of 150,000 government troops surrounded southwest of Sucliow was 'melting away under Red attacks. Surrender Forecast The forces, of Gen. Tu Li-Ming •1947. (Continued -on Page 7, Col. 3) Lily Pons, Husband Want Chicago Conductor Ousted NEW YORK—(/P)—Lily Pons and her' • conductor - husband, Andrew Kostelanetz, ' said today they had told the', Chicago Symphony Orchestra-they would not appear v.'ith the ensemble if. It presisted in 'engaging Wilhelm. Furtwaengler 'as principal i Charles Houston filed the cose for i to recover.^ : James in Maryland's Court of Ap-! Other -(peals. said the man department: ford's absence from a Communion I conductor. service at the Athens Church, which she usually attended, caused. Rev. Sydney, J. Browne, pastor of the church, tO'.go' to her home'yester- day. When Mr. Browne-nbticed Miss Gifford's auto'was gone, he became alarmed and called the sheriff's office. , ' , Miss Pons, Metropolitan soprano, said their objections vere based on Furtwaengle's-record, 'in World War II during which he remained 1 In Germany and conducted leading musical organizations there. Some of the performances were attended by A'dolph Hitler and his aides. Director Of A-Bomb Tests Chosen Defense Group Head By ELTON C. FAY .legists with that of the scientists WASHINGTON—(#>)—The defense 'who create the weapons, "will be establishment today chose the Army responsible for .the • careful evalu- g'eneral who' commanded the Eni- atlon of all present or projected wetnk • A-bomb tests to direct its systems of attack and '.defense,' said Forrestal. ' This obviously involves such matters as determining whether, under a given situation in a war, an attack on an enemy target could be conducted better.'-by the Air Force's strategic bombing fleet, planes launched'from carriers,or a combination of the two. ' , In light of this, it was significant -that Forrestal turned to a "neutral " agency, the Army, for a director of the group. Designation of ' either an Air or Navy, officer would have aggravated the argument between- those two services. wetok 'A-bomb tests program for deciding what weapons and •' systems of weapons would win a future war, The appointment of Lt. Gen. John E Hull, present commander of Army forces in the Pacific, to 1 .be director of the weapons system evaluation group was. announced by Defense Secretary Forrestal. ' Later, said . Forrestal, a civilian research director will be named to be. the chief scientific officer of the group. It is -made up of both military and civilian experts. The group, Intended to synchronize the thinking of military stra- Court attaches said the appeal i charges brought against him. He would not be heard -until March,'reloaded jus revolver twice during unless advanced on the docket: ; the gunplay. "Assignment: America (Rcc. Q. S. Pttt. Oil.) Too Much White Meat On Turkey Stirs Ire Of Drums tick Fancier lly INEZ ROHK NEW YORK, - (INS) Science lias been working on the .wrong end.of the Turkey. . • As a second Joint and drum.stick fancier, I look with jaundiced eye upon this new, deep bosomed version of the great .American bird, All It wants bigger and better drum sticks, larger- and juicier 'second joints. Yet .'while science has been pouring, the white meat on the wish bone it has done nothing- for what Gran- 'ma used to call "The Trotters," The white meat and no potatoes. ', forcastle' of the new Jane Russell This festive fowl, before science i model has gotten entirely out of started its machinations, was a well- balanced 'blessing, .with a piece of dark meat for every light slab on the platter. . But the birds at our house in recent months have resemKcd a cross between a Pouter -Pigeon and a Wagnerian Soprano taking a 1 deep breath'before assaulting "The Ring Cycle." Now' a turkey is a delicious dish for. the first four or five days, but a proportion to the drum sticks and the second joints. ' in the past few years, the real- half of the turkey has - becom-s a puny thing compared with the Facade. In fact, Uncle Horace thought the drum sticks of the Christmas Turkey looked definitely bowed, as had been carrying around too much weight or riding horse back, (and Uncle Horace says he will give up Martinis the day he sees a tur- forthnlght of white meat. getr' key riding the range.) ting drier-and more tasteless by ttej Be that as it. may, it is obvious da y , . . is this woman's definition that science is well on.the way to „?,.„„ mnr.i-1 nf v rrnnri'thinr-.. ' •! producing a barnyard monstrosity with a prow like the battleship Missouri. It is only, a matter of time until this top-heavy turkey is walking on its- feet and face, and until the nation is so tired of all that left-over white-meat in the refrigerator that (Continued on Page 7, Col. :) of too mucli of a good Our New Year's bird, on which we se-em doomed to cliomp for several more weeks, arrived with a frontispiece so imposing it would have yielded sirloin steaks to shame a Black Angus. ' But ^who wants sirloins off a turkey? Not the family I'm feeding! Fight Is Seen . ~ - •• • . • . OverMoyes-To KillT-HLaw / Senator Ives Attacks ,'•'•"-' Thoma's Billy'But CIO Counsel Sees Victory By MAX HALL WASHINGTON— (/F) — A prompt clashing of-views today greeted a bill by. Senator Elbert. Thomas (D- Utah) to shatter.the Toft-Hartley Labor Law and- restore the original Wagner Act. .'Senator Ives OR-NY) criticized the bill. He said'in an Interview that if-it reaches the Senate floor, many Taft-Hartley features,will be added in the'form, of amendments: ' • Ives- favors -removing the Taft- Hartley ' Law in its present form but. ..also -favors - the simultaneous passage of. a new -Jaw keeping some Taft f Hartley provisions. 1 ' Some Democrat leaders In Congress agree with this'approach. Confident Of Passage ' On' the" Other hand,'' Arthur Goldberg,, general 'counsel' of the CIO, told a- reporter:-, . . "We feel .confident' the Thomas .Bill will--.pass. Our.'survey of Congress shows It can'be enacted speedily. It is a practical approach. It is what the. people voted, for."' Several other'bills to repeal the Taft-Hartley Act .have been introduced this week, but Thomas's was the most .important because he is chairman; of the Senate Labor Committee. (Continued on Pago 7. Col,.2) Hilp-Volcano Spouting Lava were reported dwindling so rapidly HJ X,O- Hawaii—{/P)—Lava tumbl- hfit surrender of the entire group j erupting Mauna Loa'i that surrender of the entire groupj jng to Chen Yi's Red troops was ex-1 steep "banks wa j accelerating, today, pected by the week end: Chen be-. Thc ^ig volcano erupted violently gan- attacks yesterday. , latc . ye5t erdny. ' : The Evening News said the ex-' . The fl cry f -OW| pouring from the pected peace statement would '"-'snow-capped mountain, was moving dicate whether Chiang would re- - • • ..... .-^—^-j- .... u. sign, whether the government would ask for United Nations support or TJ. N. .or Big Four mediation, or whether a peace emissary will be sent to the Bed capital in Yenan. here from fighting was continuing around the city's defense perimeter with indications the Communists planned to take the industrial center by assault If necessary.' ' -. Spencer Moosa, Associated press correspondent in Pelping, reported (Continued''on Page 7, Col. ,f) R'cports reaching- Tientsin said heavy In three streams estimated' to' be 12 to-15 .miles long down 1 the western slope. . . ' . If it maintains' its present pace and direction, said Air .Force Captain Orval D. Ceilings of Los'.Angeles, it will reach-the western coast of bi(? island of' Hawaii slightly north of the town of Keokea sometime during the day. Callings, who flew over the crater with Air Force Col. P. M. R.a.jmus- sen of Boston,- snid the lava How across the , brilliantly white snow blanket was "a -beautiful spectacle." (Continued on Page 7, Col: 6) 20 Fugitives Take Airliner, Flee Red,Terror In Hungary By DONALD DO'ANE MUNICH, Germany—(/P)—Twenty Hungarians who pirated an .airliner to .flee "from Communism" tell ' a story, of police terror and political persecution in their homeland. "The Hungarian 1 people live in constant fear," Laszlo Nagy..textile wholesale dealer from Budapest, who fled with his pretty bride, said- yesterday in an interview. "Everybody is afraid, of everybody else,'.'. Nagy said. "Even a son fears' his father and the father fears his son." The -fugitives said many of them had abandoned tlieir jobs, fortunes and families to ..escape. The group boarded-a Hungarian- Soviet airlines plane, ostensibly for a routine 'journey from Pecs in southern Hungary to Budapest. Once aloft they seized' the plane at gun"point, they said, and flew it to American occupied Germany. There'were 25 persons aboard the plane -which; landed- here Tuesday night. Five "who' were .not in the escape' plot, are trying to return, to Hungary. Those willing to talk said the same thing: That businesses are being confiscated by the state, and individual liberties . are suppressed by police. Even the workers are suffering, they said,'and the church' is being persecuted. . Nagy. said the people regard Jose; Cardinal Mindszenty, recently arrested' Hungarian primate, as • 2 martyr.. (Continued on Page 7, Col. 2) NewProductid^? And Job Record Seen This Yeap President Predicts :.?;j;"" Inflation Halted, ':.. ~~ Era Of Prosperity : ''^; By STERLING F. GREEN " <• WASHINGTON— OP)—President.. Truman today 'forecast new job-and . production records, in 1949'. :. .'..'.7..'. He acclaimed the halt of the long. price rise as. the. welcome, .signal of- an approaching "stable" prosperity, not of an oncoming, depression.', His 'annual economic-'report told. Congress that'the ."Fair Deal"'.prp-'.;. gram he. laid before, it. .Wednesday is. a: two-edged weapon" of. government—that- it is ,".anti-depressionr.. as well as anti-inflation.' ••'.'...!''"T'. . .. Fixes National Goals Mr. Truman, fixed-these national' goals: for. the .year: Another -million- man increase."in employmenC"to"fl.: yearly average of. 60.0QO,000 civilians- at work; and another, three to'.Iour.,' per cent.boost in production;-" •---.-' - Production .last year was:reported;, in the dollar value of aU goods and- services poured out, at the historic', high of $252,700,000,000.- But-the- gain which .Mr. Truman wants'-fsTfi':. . terms' of actual goods and services,' with the dollar inflation squeezed out. • : - ' . ' -.---*-The . President's report . showed; that personal income In 1348 'was". $211,000,000,000.. He said consumer income rose about -in- proportion! to the climb In consumer'prices." ;,.'.'.^T But, he declared that profits", art: • swollen to" "excess" and that '."dan^ gerous- inflationary forces" still im- . peril the economy. Backing iip-.-iila; eight-point. .request •• for . cbntfbl legislation, he told .the Democratic Congress in a report that went-first' to the House: ' .''.•-.' ~'~i™, Says Brakes Neoded ... . .„.:. • "We need., to....have available^* range .of governmental .measures which can be -applied. as- a; brake or as accelerator -according 'to"the need."''"'-'..-' ".',•-''• '•.- • • '•','His .proposed- $4,000,000,,ia- crease, 'to' be drawn"-mainly;; from corporation' • earnings, ' can- ; be'-' applied "without' unduly ' interfering ' with prospects ' for continued"."business expansion,'-' Mr. Truman-said. The report was notably more.cbnV dilatory, toward business" than- th« State of the .Union message 'which,.. • 48 hours earlier, 1 stressed the Inflationary hazard and'failed even to mention the price, declines of recent • months.- .Today's, message -had this reassurance: . • • t ' • 1. "It is possible that we'mayjsbt. ill fact, be forced: to use such controls" as the standby: price,-"waje and- allocation 1 powers he wants; on the law books,. . ' ' ..•.'-. 2. The tax policy ''should be. flexible and should-be promptly adjusted to the changing needs of business and consumers"—an implied promise . to. • lower rates again if '^recession hits. • • . . . .- -M.'. " CcIIinin To Be Selective 373. Price ceilings,' if they.- afe^'ln- • voked on key materirJs, will" be_~sc- lectlvc and not the "general or.over- . all price .control of the wartime variety." Any legislation shoulA'ci- courage 'voluntary price cuts before ceilings are clamped' on. 4. Private enterprise i£ the Tuition's prime reliance "for'economic results," .aided .by a "vigorous' government and - the mutual, respect and trust that we' all hold for-one another. ' ' - .'-. The President demanded.' rent con trol extension "for at least two years." Today'.s legislative recommendations ' followed Jn the main Ills Wednesday program, with this additional tax proposal: ' • . Some new excise taxes "may be desirable," along with the rise In.. corporation, gift and estate .levies and the possible boosts in middle and "upper bracket income taxes. But the oleomargarine tax'and'som*. others "should'be repealed."..._:.;' • Mr. Truman,also asked extension of the law under which steel~"and • other scarce materials ; are.allocated , (Continued on Page 7, Col.'j) Husband's Report": In Wife Slaying • Termed 'Fiction?-— LORAIN, O—(fl 3 )—Sam .Cimesa, 51, reported two masked gunmen killed 3ils ' "wife, Katie,. 41," and. wounded him Wednesday morning; but police said'today -he -would..b«. charged with the shooting: «••'•;-••- . Detective Lt: Vernon Smitiu'sald a warrant.charging- Clmesa, »-steeI- worker, with the shooting \vduld"b"e held, in .abeyance pending. Clmesa 1 * recovery from a. critical chest' wound. . • ' ' . • • •".I.".""' Cimesa lapsed- into a coma-at-St. ... Joseph's Hospital yesterday _ "and could-not be questioned further on his story that two masked' came in a side door; of his house Wednesday morning,- asked nim'.for ' his money, and then fired TWO bul- • lets.Into his wife's head and-three into him. " • • ••••-• Smith, said a 38 caliber; matic from, which the shots -wer* fired was.found in a bureau drawer. Smith quoted Clmesa as saying-the Tunmen took the weapon from','tat drawer, used it to fire the-snott, hen put it back.. . "'.'""?..." Mrs. Cimesa was found dead-near v Christmas tree in the 1 living room ind Cimesa lay.-wounded on--'» :ouch nearby when their daughter, .•eturned from work Wednesday, afternoon. ";"'.''

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