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The Weather Colder, rain or sleet tonight. Snow and colder tomorrow. City Weather — Temperatures — High. C3; low, 38; noon, Si..: River—5.54 ]cct VOL. LXXX. —-NO. 9 AuociaM Press Senict-AP Winphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 1949 International News. Serw'co , 14 Pages CENTS . Truman Budget Over 41 Billions, Sets New Record For Peace Time •&• Air Cleared Br Truman's Firm Stand U. S. Policy Toward Russia Reiterated By President In Denial Of Article Hinting At Change By DeWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst President Truman's denial tha there is to be any Softening o America's attitude toward Russia "trill dispel." what. to say tile least •were worrisome doubts both at home and abroad. There is no room for 'doubts at this crucial siaf e of the cold war. Success of the .defense against Communist oppression <Jepends-on a solidarity of effort that" calls for high morale. Two recent developments hac given rise to much speculation not only in the United States, but in foreign countries. One of these "was President Truman's statement in Kansas City that there were Russian government leaders, who were exceedingly anxious to reach an understanding with America, That had much of the civilized world enjrafcd in eager guessing for some time. All sorts of theories were raised, Including the question of whether this meant there was a split in the rourteen-man Politburo, which is the core of tho E«d dictatorship. Moscow took iiotc, but • it thoughts to itself. This . world-wide . speculation reached such a pitch that some administration ^officials:. .in' Washington ' Indicated •• they thought the President would ..have to clarify his personal attitude towards Russia. At this ^juncture a magazine, article appeared, saying in effect that Mr. Truman' was engaged .in a. flght witbin his Cabinet to -soften Arner- 'T&n policy towards Moscow. TVT " " ' T7' '• • 1 \VT ••'' .T-T«'r-- New rrigid Wave Hits v_x ' • •'' •*—-* *• "* • f^ 1*f ''•'•• '•"• ••'• '17* • ••i~ Caiiiorma rruit ThJx.«rtlcle,;bv Jay . in "Life Mncazlne,'...blew : .lhc lid • off. The Chief Executive made a two-flstcd and wholesale; denial of It nt a press conference In Washington. He declared -that there is no chance In America's foreign policy. ••.••• - The'President put-an exclamation point alter this declaration by announcing . appointment of Dean Acheson as Secretary of State to ' succeed General Marshall, who Is rearing, because of ill 'health. Acheson iad much to do -with the de,- velopment of the so-called "tough" policy toward the Communists. That policy is to be continued. This clarification represents one of the most important developments in foreign all'alrs recently. It comes at a time when uncertainty could do jrrcat damage to the progress of the - 3VIarsha.il Plan in .western Europe. That project is (roinff very well, but the countries conccrn- «d are having a touph strURslc. Vast damage could be done by uncertainty over .such a vital question as the. continuance 'of » tlrm policy towards Bol- (herism. We may find in the long run 'that fortune was doing the democracies a good turn in creating circumstance* which called for President Truman's declaration. A reiteration o'- firmness at this juncture would be a good thing in any event. This is particularly true in view of the discussions between Washington'and the Western .European Union look- Ing to a possible defensive alliance. Naturally Moscow will get no information from Mr. Truman's blunt statement. However, there- is no reason to believe that the 'Russians had misunderstood the position and thought' America was softening towards Communist aggression. Kids Get Warning That Tooth Decay Is S till Possible DENVER— (ff)— Bad: 'news, kids; Just because, your teeth have been treated with sodium Iluoridc, you can't eat oil the candy you want. In fact, says Dr. Herman Becks, Chairman of Dental Medicine at the University of California, there are going to be more decayed teeth than ever before. The reason: People think that when their teeth have been painted with sodium fluoride, they can eat all the candy they want. That's not so, said Dr. Becks, here to address the Denver Dental Association today. The only way to prevent cavities, he said, is to cut down on sweets. . He said decay can be cut 90 percent by controlling. the amount of concentrated sugar .in childrens' diets. Decay is cut only 40 percent by letting them eat all the sweets they want and then treating their teeth with sodium fluoride, he said. Three Hurt In Wreck MILFORD, Va.—tfP)— Seven cars ,of the Seaboard Airline's FJorida-to- New York "Orange Blossom Spc- .cln!" were derailed here nbont ,');20 a. m. today, injuring at least three persons. At the time the train was moving over the Richmond, Prcclcr- Icksburg and Potomac Railroad tracks. , A benumbing cold wave heaped more misery today upon the western ilains.and^Rocky Mountain regions which still wers-cpunting their losses rom last .week's .paralyzing; blizzard. . '. : - ' : . ',.';•• •'.;.-'..'.'-. '<.'.'.: Citrus" fruit ..growers in. southern California, were flgh.ting_ again 'jto Blaze Routs Apartment Divellers Tenants, driven from thelr'apartments by smoke, stand on fire escape as'firemen haul hose up to burning third-floor, apartment at 237 East 3Bth 'Street, .New York City, late -yesterday, he flat, but no one was injured. Fire routed occupants of (fly The Aaaciatct Pros) avo' the'rcmainder -of 'their crops-Item, another freeze.' Los Angeles,yesterday for.tho first time.-sincc 1932,.and in Long Beach or.the second time .in 50. years, ;t melted 'rapidly. . Temperatures.as Jow as>19 degrees were forecast for tonight, or early omorrow in.the'fruit area' which! uffered. a $25,000,000 damage last week to the $100,OQO,000-a-year crop. Mercury Sinks To. 28 Fresno had a. low of'28.'degrees arly today; and Los Angeles 34. The- frigid blast in -the Great Snow .fell -In. 'lains and Roclcy Mountains was lontana's coldest in 10 years. It rought renewed fear for the sur- Ival of livestock already weakened rom the lack of feed during the lizzard which brought, death to at east; 22 persons and tied up rail ind highway travel for three days. Blizzard.conditions again were re- wrtcd In some Wyoming areas and n northeastern New Mexico, but nowfall throughout the area gen- rally was moderate with 'railroads nd bus lines operating on or near normal schedules. (Continued on Page x, Col. 2) Senator Terms Romance Silly WASHINGTON—(;P)—"Completc- y absurd,"-says Senator Warren G. tfagnuson (D-WasW of reports that ve.had married a -25 r year T old act- ess-helress. ' . Reports jinking, the 43-year-old enatorromantlcally with June Mil- arde, known as Tonl Seven, arose ost week when no was listed as necessarily absent" at the opening f Congress. ' . • . . The weather, not romance, de- ayed him, Magnuson. told a re- orter upon his return to town yes- erday. He started to drive from Seattle i Washington, he said, but heavy nowstorms In the west forced him o leave his car in San Francisco: in the way by plane, he -said lie card the marriage reports. "The reports that-Miss Millarde nd I had been married' arc com- Ictely absurd," he said. (Continued on Page 2, Col. ^) Farmer Slays Constable And Ends Own Life V ' . MATTOON. 'HI.— (fP)—A -Charleston, HI.,'constable and'a Coles County farmer were killed yesterday in a gun battle which, followed a family quarrel. • The constable, Arthur Bloom- stfom, 60, was'wounded fatally by the farmer, Lawrence Niendkk.-who then shot-himself. The shootings • occurred, on the Niendlck farm two and one-half miles south of 7-.erna near Pleasant Grove Township. ' . Sheriff W. C. Graham gave this account: • . ',' Nlendlck's wife Emma and their daughter Margaret, IB, were brought to Charleston Hospital by Niendick's oldest, son Richard, 21, for treatment of. head Injuries. Richard' : said his 'father' had beaten the women with, a shotgun butt. He asked Graham to arrest his fattier. . , • Graham, Bloomstrom and Deputy Sheriff Mike D.owling went to the Niendick. form home. Without warning,. Niendick shot Blcomstrom in ihe face with a shotgun at a 10-foot range. The .others took cover and telephoned' Mattoon for reinforcements.' Police Chief Edward H. find four other ofll went to ..the'scene. Tliey fired an estimated 1,500 rounds of bullets in- (Continaed on Page '2, Col. 8). Emperor:Makes Call TOKYO—</P)—Emperor Hirohito today made his first call of -the new year on Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander in Japan. . The Emperor remained for a two hour discussion of undisclosed subjects. This was the . seventh call paid MaoArthur by the Japanese Emperor. His first visit shocked the Britain Sends Protest After Planes Downed Massing Strength Li Middle East; Tension In Area Increases By ALEX H. SINGLETON 'LONDON—<#>)—Key. British Cabinet members and defense chiefs heard 'Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin give x a report today on the Mid.' East .crisis . stemming from Israel's' action ia shooting down five RAF planes: . The session, was called-by Prime Minister Attlee, presumably to consider Britain's next move'and perhaps determine, how far she will go' in strengthening land, sea and air bases in.that part,of the world. Britain appeared to be massing strength, behind- her Arab allies as she concentrated warships anc troops in the tense Mediterranean area. ' - . Nothing Official Revealed Nothing official' was disclosed about the cabinet meeting. A Foreign Office-spokesman told a news conference there have been exchanges . with Washington on some aspects of the situation since the plane 'incident Friday. « He would not elaborate. He called "impertinence" Israel's protest against the movement of British troops ir.to the Trans- Jordan port of Aqaba on the Red Sea. The spokesman said he could not confirm reports that Russia has offered to.help Israel. . Such, an offer was referred to by the Manchester Guardian, in. an editorial criticizing the Foreign Office as following; a Mid-East policy which plays Into Russia's 'hands. A Tel Aviv dispatch, said Pavel Yershov, Soviet envoy to 'Israel, was among.the diplomats who called on Israeli,: Foreign .Minister . Moshe Shertpk''in;the' last/few .-days, seeking -information '•• on. Palestine developments.. There. ..was io Indication, th'at-he offered' Russian 'aid to.Israel, the dispatch said. Britain's protesS was contained in a brief memorandum handed to a representative of the Israeli Foreign Office at Haifa, by British Consul General Cyril Marriott. . • Jen-s Kefuse To Accept It The protest stated that Britain reserves all' her rights "both with regard to claims for compensation and ., to . all possible subsequent action." A Tel Aviv dispatch said tlu Isareli representative refused • to accept the British protest because it was addressed to "Jewish author!- 1 tics in Tel Aviv"- and not to the provisional government of Israel. It was the second such Israeli refusal in two days. The first was by; the Israeli delegation to the U. N.' Security Council in -New York for the same reason. Britain docs not recognize the state of Israel. .It the. British government wants Woman Alone Survives Plane Crash During Storm A private airplane crashed in the mountains .east of San Diego, Cal., during a blizzard yesterday. . Re- five of six persons (three couples) were killed. One woman was found alive Picture was taken by Jack Cooper of The San Diego Union as she wa; the protest to reach may be required to. Tel Aviv transmit ports to me sneiiiis OJIICE stuu j;ive 01 SJA. persons but critically hurt, In the wreckage. Picture was being removed. Chiang Silent On Reports Of Peace Parleys Report Russia Asked To Join Powers In Seeking Mediation By HAROLD K.. MILKS NANKING — (ff) — Chiang Kai- Shek's government, straggling to •hold China against Communism, was silent today oa reports the Big Four had been asked to mediate the civil war. Unofficial' but usually correct sources say that the United States, Britain, .prance and Russia have been-, asked to. seek a settlement of •the' three-year-old." war, 'which .the Nationalists have -bean, losing' 1 to the...Reds.. -- . •• --.- , : ''Sonic sort of. 'diplomatic move. was in the wind, observers said. Ambassadors from the United States, Britain and Prance were, called to tho Foreign Office late - Saturday af temoon; The .Russian Ambassador, who Is ill, was contacted later, these sources sold. Surrender Forecast > '(Spencer Moosa, Associated . Press correspondent in Peiping, writing through, a wall .of military censorship, • predicted 'both Peiping and Tientsin would be in the hands of the Communists within a week or less. .He intimated a, deal was in the making between' the Nationalists and communists in those two cities. (Moose said, the Reds reportedly bad " fought their way into the commercial city of Tientsin and might even be shelling the city's east railway station.) Tlie armies of Gen, Tu Li-Ming. encircled, southwest of Sucliow for weeks, may not be able to withstand ' vigorous Communist attacks Privai Crash* Tryin .SAN DIEGC ate plane eras Church confer miles northea A caretaker ( Lynn,, saici jh engine -plane- 1 glided down snowstorm. The hospita ported the onl gained conscio say her name, ably Mrs. Ma of Inglewood, ically. injured. . -identlflcatio gage indicate •married ' coupl and her' hast and Lorraine and B. A. an San. Diego.' The plane ^ ler, 41, he T Miller Dial ai Los Angeles. ' be 1 sales mana cern. T^VIA (*ca^T> R J.11C t/ldiML o of 4,200 feet, 7. " tncre. Miller was plane crash ii (Continued T> "I Jtoyai j Flvof t jL/rait . WASHINGT TIPS" will bo Youth Accused Of Slaying Boy Trying to Land With Scissoi'S at the camp, Sydney he.; believed the two- was trying to land. It out. • of a'mountain .- takca/ Ironr bag- there were three aboard—Mrs.. Baei 3d,-Merr,ld;-C: W .Her of Los Angeles and Jean La Berge of was co-owner of the scene, at' an- elevation .s: near Julian, and was rushed from lured in a private it Iti much, longer. through rt third power—such -as thej (Continued on Page 2, Col. j Supply Planes Return (In Shanghai, pilots who had been )N—(/¥•}—No "gfeet- sent out by draft boards in February 'or March. Because voluntary enlistments -enlistments have averaged Five Men Killed [n Bomber Crasli .TOKYO, Monday — (IP) — Tw.o American airmen and three Japanese, were killed and .23 Japanese i3- ured when a B-2G • crashed into a 'actory near Osaka Saturday, the Air Force reported' today. The announcement said that two of the planes—formerly known as A-2G attack craft—collided during a mission from Ataml air- few miles north of Osaka. One plane pulled, out safely and returned to base. The other crashed into the factory, where the Japanese were employd. Identities-of the Americans were withheld pending notification of relatives. ,. ,. _. , U,1JU lt-Cllll.3UllIl.llU3 Alll,¥%, tfcv\.J-t.t,u^ dropping supplies to Tus forces said 35|QOO ft montll la the past two they returned to INf.nking without mon , hs Secrc tary of the" Army dumping their cargoes. They said R radio instructions from the ground er j told them not to unload.'They flew to Shanghai for servicing of. the planes. nation, ripple. •Today's caused hardly a Acheson Put On 'Hot Spot' [11 Battle Between Democrats By JACK BELL WASHINGTON—(Xf),— President Truman appeared today to have put Dean AChcson on about the hottest ossible political spot with his nom- nntion for Secretary of State. Acheson, lawyer and experienced diplomat, may have into the middle of been plunged a Democratic battle that is just'getting' under way for that party's 1052 presidential nomination. He is almost certain to be held up in the Senatc.-as the target for attacks by some .Republicans on the administration's handling of foreign policy. The Republicans don't expect to beat his confirmation; however. Senator Wherry .of Nebraska, long-time Acheson critic, told a reporter that the question oi whether any. organized fight be made announced over the week- ca]ls wm . be made (The Communist radio, heard in the next two months. The Navy 'and the. Air Force 'hare )i used the draft system, meeting manpower needs through vol- San Francisco by The Associated Unteer3 Press, said/ru's force of 250,000 men xhe 'National 'council Against had been reduced to 130,000.) conscription called the two-month Surrender of these 'armies, the EUSpen sion of draft calls ' "flnal largest single military force before (Continued on Page 2, Col. 5) Roosevelt Recovering NEW YORK— (tfJ-OSWott Roose- >uspension proof" that the draft and universal military training arc not needed. Alonzo Myers, chairman of the council, said in a 'statement that 'if the Army were concerned about velt is recovering satisfactorily from I future teachers and future scien- a minor operation at Leroy Sani-jtists it would, not keep threatening tarium a spokesman for the private young people with UMT or some .... _...-, , ,_,. nHior- fnvm of rnmrmlfiinn' Mvnrs hospital said today The late President's son was op- other form of .compulsion." Myers is a New York University faculty erated on Saturday. His family de-'member. clined to comment on 'his ailment. _ "As long as vo untary enlistnients on the nomination would be cussed at' today's meeting ol all Republican senators. The meeting was called to approve routine committee assignments and j would bring anything more talk at this-time. In any event, .Vandenberg joined with others'who have a morel critical attitude toward the pro- 1 posed new secretary, in calling, for a full '.airing of Acheson's views oa pending. international questions. While Aclicson probably will find j These are likely to center on the "iUCh GOP leaders ns Senator Vnn- question of whether Acheson favors denbcrf; of Michigan on Ills xiclc a sort or tough policy toward Rns- whcn, and if, the battle lines'are!sia. Prom his utterances In the Iiust drawn, other Republicans may not hesitate to attack what some them call his "leftist" views. of two or more years. Achcsor.'s friends said there is no doubt that he (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4 'Assignment: America' <RfZ. ,O. S. P»c. QK.I .Novelist - Farmer -In Ohio Valley Host To Many 'Men Of Distinction' •. MALABAR FARM, Lucas, Ohio (INS)— Any 'resemblance between this and any other farm in America is purely coincidental. • ' • To the best of my knowledge, this js the only acreage in -the nation farmed to the limit with both typewriter and tractor. Louis Bw>rr.ficld, the master of Malabar, may not !mve invented .diversified farming, but he has added the typewriter to its implements. It .is true that cows are milked, beef fattened, chickens fed and 1'urT rows plowed at Malabar. But it is equally true that the cash crop as often as not includes a best seller hymning the beauties 'of nature and the bounties of the good Ohio earth. Two best sellers "Pleasant Valley" and "Malabar Farm" have also limned the joys of the simple life with such rustic guests as Ina Claire, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Baciil), Mrs. James A. Farley, innumerable men of distinction <'nl; least, they nil drink whiskey) and •oads of the world. Out of sheer habit, the' station wagon meets all 1he trains. It shuttles to and fro day after' .day with the habitues of Broadway, Hollywood, Park Avenue, Paris, .London, Johannesburg, Calcutta and way points. Thoughtless persons, reading of this constant ebb and flow of glamour, have bcc:v known to say: "The poor^Bromfields! How do they stand it?'' Nonsense! As a seasoned guest at Malabar, I 'ask, in all conscience How do we — the guests— stand it?" As free-loaders and star-boarders, we have been literary fodder long enough for the live Bromfields — mother, father and three daughters. It is high time one of us got a word In edgewise, a well-nigh impossible task at Malabar when all the Bromfields are in good' voice and full cry. Tills is a household or rugpred in- fllvidiuiHsf.s In which n timid guest \vlio operates unclci an Emily Post and re-enlistments remain sufficient to maintain, the s'trenpth of the Army there, will be no calls for inductions," Royall said. The Selective Service Act re- qu'ires the Army to limit Its draft calls to' the difference between 'requirements ments. and voluntary cnlist- Figlit In Suburban , Home Climaxed By Slabbing Of Child PHILADELPHIA—^' — A Slim bespectacled' "•' 16-year-old youth whose room was found littered with comic books' about crime was held on a homicide charge today in .the scissors slaying of a 12-year-old neighbor. Tlie battered and-slashed-body of Ellis Simons-was found behind a. garage, in the fashionable Wynnefield, section' yesterday, clad .only in- shorts.'and bound, hand'"and 'foot. Police said'he apparently put up a "terrific. battle" :before' he" died. * ~ ! • • Admitted ' Killing - A'hearing was set. for. Seymour Levin at. Municipal 'Court todny. George F. Richardson, assistant superintendent • of police, s.ild that Levin niode on oral' statement avl- mitting the killing. Eichardson, said -tihat Levin re- iated in his statement that he met young, Simons — whom he didn't know, before—at-a news .'stand, and invited him to his home to look at his chemistry set." Late:- on, the statement continued, Levin told the younger boy to leave when "he said it 1 was a cheap'set." "I saw a small knife In his hand," the statement; said. "We started to fight. We had a struggle in the bathroom. I went out of the bathroom and got a couple of aspirins. "I returned and then saw blood. After I saw the blood, I drew a complete blackout." 'A 'blood-stained, 2ong-bladed pair of scissors was found in his'room. Levin, a student.at a select private school, was quoted by Richardson as saying that he now would miss Ills chance of becoming a doctor. "I guess I'm done for,"/he was quoted. "Now I guess I'll go to the electric chair." Investigators searched through Levin's room and unearthed a host of comic books, dealing .with crime and a number of .works of fiction on. the .same subject. "• • Young Simons was reported missing' by' Ills salesman father, Stanley Simons; after he failed to return home Saturday, night. Levin in his. statement • said he met tihc boy at the news stand between 6 and G:30 p. m. Saturday. Police, found the boy's body behind' the garage after being sum(Continued on Page 2, Col. s) Tragedy Ends, Play BEAVER, Pa.— (If) —Five-year-old Worthington "Skippy" Bunsauley trotted over to a. neighbor's house yesterday to play with hi* collie friend. The dog, chained to an overhead wire, romped over to meet him. 1 A little laser, neighbors found Skippy dead on the ground, the chain )eck. HalfOfMonejE WouldBeUsed To Check Reds President Also Warns.. Price Of Bulwarking ~• • Freedom Will Rise - BUDGET AT A GLANCE _^ Tlta Aisoclatetl Prt4i1 ~ '•'•--'• IT. ending Jon« 30 UH9 Income under present,tax ]nw«) $30,580,000,000 Outpo 40,180,000,000 Deficit .... 000,000,000 H0,083,000,000 «.8M.OOO,000.. debt 251,568,000,000 251.925.000,000 By CHARLES MOLONTT -•' WASHINGTON — (ff) — President" Tnunan today' handed:' Congress » . record $41,858,000,000 peacetime bud-Bet—half of it to wage "the cold., war with Russia. '•'•.'. And he warned that the. price; of bulwarking .freedom .in the' world*" is going higher still. ./.•'. '•',•_" Tlie spending program'. Mr. Tru-". • man charted for the 12> months be- ' ginning next July 1 is $1,678,000,000' higher, than this '• year's—also c. peacetime, record. : .'•• - -. Sec Total Boosted •-• Still to come is the cost, of ".rearming western .Europe—a, step "the President said he.will propose before the year is'out, to boost the total .'Still further. Even in the. absence of that.out- lay, the. Chief "Executive declared,, the nation faces an $873,000,000 1850 deficit.piled atop a $600,000,000 red ink entry for 1949—unless twees are raised, ' • V ...... Soberly Mr. Truman declared .that' future' budgets will have' to-be bigger yet to', meet America's mounting responsibilities, 'in the world and to pay the. bill, for"* greatly 'expanded military establishment at home. , ' •..,,,,,-. \. Thus the President renewed -with 1 , emphasis his • plea that Congress • jump - taxes' $4,000,000,000 a • year— not .counting/levies -for, increased; . Social- secuTity:-'benefits and ••-neVN health'lnsurance program.h&.wants; • to- start the new jleal_ball rolling ; GOr. Slashed Snrplun --:- During.tho year which «ndcd.jfac months ago,, tho government-ran up • an unprecedented surplus'..of.".'»8,410,000,000. Then .the Republican controlled 80th' congress TammedV' through its multi-billion dollar -tax-; cutting bill over Mr; Truman's,teto. • Now, with a four year ternvin the : j White : House ahead for himself ,»nfl ' with a' Democratic Congress 1 • re- '. installed on Capitol Hill, Mr...'Tru- ' man bespoke confidence—if not-of victory in his fight, for higher -taxes. at least of a promptly'enacted, "in- • ;egrated,' comprehensive system of social Insurance." .- '• -;.-•••• As a starter,' the' President ,sug- Bcsted advancing-to next July 1—a six months speed up—the scheduled rii'8 in Social Security payroll levies, from 1 to 1% per cent on employes and employers, alike;- Also, he proposed making the' tax earnings, above $3,000 a apply to year, the jresent top.'.without saying, what .he new limit should be. In today's message Mr. Truman 'aid: • '. ' ' •"The United 'States must continue to exert strong, 'positive- ef- brt' to 1 ' achieve peace in the' .world and, growing .prosperity at home," Progress Seen :..:.,.„, And when.' he. 'spoke • of -Europe today instead of picturing..', -what vould happen'if Communism topic to:' •western • over, he asserted: 'United States., aid wrapped tightly about his Giant Hilo Volcaciio Sleeping After Spectacular Eruption • HAWAII NATIONAL PARK—(/P) —Mauna Loa, the .giant volcano which rumbled spectacularly to life Thursday, appears, to be g 'rig back to sleep. -A snowstorm left a gleaming white blanket on the upper 'dopes over: the week end, contrasting: sharply with the main lava stream which has cooled from fiery- red to 1'ur.iing black. An eye-witness report by six men European countries and thc.,rnutual. • elf-help .which it has stimulated.- among them arc already resulting. t n- substantial, progress'.toward* eco- . lomic recovery 'and' political 1 ' eta- bility."' . .-•.'..• At home, the President told of. Sis plan "for a national defense--posi- •' tion of -relative, military 'readiness, • .coupled with, a 'higher-degree of .. mobilization . preparedness.?...I.'.'.7 ; : , ' "The military..forces recommended In' this budget,"! ho said." "are. .. tha. most powerful this nation his ', ever maintained' In. peacetime."." '.. • But he bespoke readiness-, for "rapid expansion.'shbuld'. th«"/ne«d ' arise." • V- • ' - • • ••• . And he asserted that "in-the light' of .continuing .national policies already" adopted": . ,...:: ' . (Continued on Page a, Col. 4 Aged Alabaman Gives Thanks For' Restoring Sight MOBILE, Ala.—OP)—Eighty-year- old Jefferson Davis west,,who.spent : two years in bltolness, wants-to "thank' all .those fine people" who •' made it possible for him to see again. ; . . .-...Bandages were removed from hi* eyes yesterday. and '• West joyfully . counted his fingers to show the doctors that'the 1 ' operation- was, a sue;- Friday night on the rim o£ Moku- aweoweo, we could lo k down into the vast three mile by five mile crater," said Blickrahn. "The lava was pouring from .a crack about a half-mile long and near the center of the center. "Afore than two score of livid fountains from 35 to 50 feet high put on a spectacular show. A river'of lavaj" xhe "fine -people"' he wants to •. " thank live in Mobile, New<- Orleans, .lowed onto -the floor of the crater." One small plane, with three men who climbed to the .rim of Mauna aboard, has been missing since-Pri- Loa's 13,630-foot .crater- 24 • hours!day. (Coast Guard headquarters in alter, the eruption, provided ajHonolulu last nighf reported that a graphic description of. a volcanff in i search plane crew member insisted action.. The party was ..headed by Prar.k Oberhonsley. superintendent of -Hawaii National Park. - - Tliey went by horseback from the seismograph station Thursday night. Hurry BlJckha'.in, editor of the Hllo Hernld-Trlbunc, Mid it was easy to he saw the small red craft through a 1 hole in the clouds. He said it was intact in a ravine, on about the 0,000-foot level or the volcano's slope. ' There were no reports of nny signs of life.) scarchlm? party on 1U11B1 ., u ,,. y ,», ...... „. ,vi,,^.,, ..... ..... „„„ ..... ., -..-- ..... - ..... , -~- , ladles with coronets on their shifts, license wouldn't survive 24 hours., see the troll because hot lava lighted Uiorseback^wlll start up thc^ western '" ' '" " J i-> — - -- »»• -r— ... j_..i •- , In fact, Malabar rues Times Guests who liopc to hold their own Square a close second as the cross (Continued on Page 2, Co!, i) ,he whole landscape. Tram where . our Kansas City, Spring2eld, Ohio,'' Los Angeles, Seattle, Tampa, Columbus, Miss., Selma'.'Ala.-, Kitnball,;w. Va;. Morristown, N. J;,.and Hillsdale, I?. slope of Mnuna Laa ft daybreak toj party stayed try to. find the plane. J- They contributed amounts 1 ranging from SI to $175 after reading-a news story that the old man- had been robbed. of the $380 be. .had saved from-meager earnings over •» two-year period to have a. cataract removed from his eye; ••" West said there will be' "(ullttls left over" after he pays his medical iblUs

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