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The Weather Cloudy and slightly colder tonight and tomorrmo. City Weather— Temperatures — High, 41; low, 29; noon, 34. Snow — 2.3 inches. River —5.37 FINAL YOL.LXXX.~NO.il Associated Press. Service — Af Y/ircphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1949 International Hews Service 18 Pages 5 CENTS--.'. •.; Movie Comedian Marries Model P "-<^W™™ ____* . _^M - . ^*fll MMMMM American Held In Faces Charge Of Treason Keenan Wynn, screen comic, and his bride of .a tiay, Betty Jane Butler, are pictured today after their return to Hollywood/The 32-year- aid son of Ed Wynn, nfated comedian, and the 25-year-old model; formerly from- St. Louis, were married, yesterday at Tijuana, Mexico, just ' ICTOSS the border, from California. . , Reds Reach For Control In Mideast Russia Quietly And Slyly Enters Picture By Supplying Arms • To Israel, Apparent Victors Over Arabs ' . By DeWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst This new British-Israeli outburst Is so complicated and so terribly dangerous that your columnist returns to it a second day. .... One of the troubles .in examining i situaflon'Trith. so many angles is lhat there 'is -a -danger -we shall let sur -rision be limited by local con. What we need to do is out some of 'the .-trees so we :an see the forest. . Therefore let's jet busyvriih the ax: The currentTqnairel of course is the outgrowth of the Arab- Jewish conflict. And the 'Arab- .Tewish Imbroglio, like most other important'intcrnatlonal developments, has become involved In the cold ivar between Russia and the anti-Communist countries. It Is one ' of .those dangerous dements which might .precipitate mother -world war, because power- politics have. become Involved. Russia very quietly and slyly has jntered the "picture. • The British srmrge that Czechoslovakia is .violating the Palestine arms embargo by sending supplies to Israel. Since Czechoslovakia moves only as- Moscow pulls the strings, -we are f _ left with the clear inference that these sinews of -war arc.Jn effect" coming from the Soviet Union. What is the significance ot this? The answer is that Russia appears to be preparing to try to capitalize the. defeat which the Jewish forces have Inflicted on the forces of the ncighborinc Arab nations. This whole frrc.it Middle-East theatre lone has . been within the British zone of Influence — a vastly important feature of her imperial defenses. Russia now is maneuvering: for control. Right here it should be said that, so far as I know, nobody has suggested that Israel is playing ball •with Russia. . The Israeli need arms and if they have bought from Czechoslovakia it has been because of dire need and it has been a nonpolitical business transaction. 'It's safe to assume that Israel- would light Russian interference as quick(Continued on Page 8; Col. 2) Diana Tells Story That Proves Fishy 'And Gets Paddling BENTON HARBOR, Mich.—(/P)— UttlD seven-year-old Diana David- ton's story of "falling in a mud puddle didn't sound fishy. But it was. Wringing wet and shivering, she arrived home and told her mother her sled had tipped over and thrown lier into a pool of melted snow. Mrs. Wayne Davidson acceptec the story and began to undress the child to give her a hot bath'. As she pulled off. the -Jacket her snowsuit, out popped a six-inch Ush. Thereupon, Diana admitted that _ie had disobeyed her mother's orders and gone, out on the ice of the treacherous St. Joseph's River with playmates. She broke through and was pulled to safety, by eight-year- old Louis Franz. Diana's been a good girl since, her mother said today, even though i was a little while before she could sit down comfortably. Mercury To Rise BALTIMORE — (IP) — Extended ireather forecast: Marj'land and Delaware—Wednesday mostly cloudy and moderately cold then "generally fair and moderately cold until rising trend in temperatures with rain about Saturday. Temperatures for the period wil average about two degrees abovi aonnnl and precipitation will average about one-quarter inch over the Truman's Plan For Tax Boost Facing Battle Virginia Democrats Join Republicans In Drive Against Hike By FRANCIS M. LE MAY WASHINGTON— (IP) — A strong combination of Republicans and Democrats was taking shape today for a drive against the $4,000,000,0(W ;ax boost requested by President Truman. . . .Senator Byrd (D-Val/ a longtime economy advocate, predicted the President -will get less than' half of what he asked for—if he gets any increase' at all. : "With - reasonable . economies no tax increase at all would-be necessary," he told a reporter. As a step _ that direction he proposed dropping 210,000'of'the'.2,100,000: federal workers from the government payroll. .: ;..-., ; .-.'.;.-. .v.-:.'.....-.- ,-.:•; .Robertson Agrees Senator Robertson . (D-Va) expressed a similar view. "I feel the nore prudent course would 'be to jalance' the budget by economy in spending rather than through an -ncrease in taxes," he said. And. Senator Sparkrnan (D-Ala) told a reporter, "it is going -to be very, very difficult to get as much of an increase'as .the President requested. We either have got.to cut ;he amount of spending or raise taxes! We simply, cannot afford in shese' lush times- to'have.-deficit [inancing." ,. . • Hep. Taber (R-NY), who was chairman of the House Appropriations' Committee in the Republican 80th'Congress, said in a "statement he ' was certain the President's spending estimates can. be shaved 'very substantially." Wants Spending Cut And Taber's 1 Senate counterpart, Senator Bridges (R-NH) • echoed that view with a call for "sound cuts hi government spending." Summing up, a Senate GOP leader who' asked anonymity, said he believes Republicans, who-cut taxes when they controlled 'Congress; will Britain Denies Arms Supplied To Arab Forces Spokesman Says Jews Violated Embargo By Buying From Czechs WA SHINGTON— (VP)— TJnder- . secretary of State Lovett .said today the" United States had expressed concern to the British •roverr-ment over troop movements >: in the F alestine area prior to British reinforcement • of the port of Aquaba. By ARTHUR GAVSHON ' LONDON— (£>)— Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin told a lengthy Cabinet meeting today of latest. Palestine developments which the Foreign Office calls a grave threat to peace in the Middle East. The, meeting lasted more than three hours. There was T.O immediate announcement of action. • The Foreign Office denied Israel's assertion that Britain has sent military supplies to her Arab .state allies in violation of the United Nations arms embargo. • Cites American Aid A spokesman -said -'Israel Itself broke the embargo by importing supplies from' Communist Czechoslovakia "on a massive scale." He said 90 per cent of 'Israel's supplies came from east Europe. He said American dollars, but not IT. S. -government dollars make possible the blamed each was the first called- since British-Israeli tension heightened ' over the destruction of five .-RAF planes in the Palestine-. Egyptian • frontier area last Friday. Israeli forces, shot down . the planes; described: as armed reconnaissance craft. They fell "in the closing phase of a long border battle between Israel -and Egypt. 'Armistice talks between Israel and Egypt are due -to. start .at Rhodes .this week •under' United Nations'.auspices. Acting tf. N. Mediator Ralph J. Bunche arrived at Rhodes yesterday.' Britain 'Stand Outlined Foreign Secretary Bevin, whose Middle Eastern . policy 'has been criticized by some British newspapers, was slated to give his fellow ministers a review of 'the situation up to. date. A Foreign Office statement, issued after Israel complained, about British- activities "to the Security. Council at Lake Success yesterday, defined Britain's current stand on the Palestine problem: , • •' . To.'exercise restraint, back up the United Nations and reserve her i Waits For Frozen Assets To Melt .Ted Gietzen,'gas station operator of Grand Rapids, Mich., sent a telegram to a customer, dunning him for an unpaid bill and asked if his assets were frozen. As a result a check for $20.89 in payment was sent-^enclosed Jn the center of a. 100-pound cake of ice. purchases. Israel and Britain other for the crisis. The Cabinet meetin Rent Ceiling Extension Act Support Forecast Old Controls Seen Backed In Congress By Administration By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON — (JP)~ Legislation to extend renc ceilings 27 rrionths and put thousands of . dwellings back under rent control will be introduced • by Senator Myers CD- Pa),- probably tomorrow: Senator Maybank CD-5C), chairman' of'the Senate Banking Committee told a reporter the measure might become 1 the administration's rent bill. Mr. Truman has asked for tightening of controls and extension for at least two years. . . Top Priority Seen The 'Senate Banking "Committee will hold its first meeting, of the session Friday. Maybank predicted that rent legislation will get n, top priority. The present' law expires! March 31. Myers' bill would extend conU'ol through June, 1951. Rep. Spence (D-Ky) said he plans to Introduce a rent control bil^ drafted by the administration. Anj official of the Housing Expediter's office said that measure and the one Myers will sponsor appear to be very similar. Under Myers' bill as shown to a< Pastor Accused Collaboration With Nazis M Wartime Cited Former Employe Of . Stale Department To , " Face Trial In U.S.' - By DONALD DOAXE 'FRANKFORT, Germany—^;—•• : A former State Department employe,. accused of treasonous -wartime' collaboration with the Nazis has been, re-arrested, in. Germany o norders re-arrested .in Germany. on "orders • tice. " • '." . .' ] ' TJ, S. Army officials said today .-•. Herbert. John Burgman, 52,, a.'.'Sa- tive of Hokah, Minn., 'was arrested .... Nov. "22. He had been working-: a short 1 -time before as an'Interpreter;, for military police, and had' been'.,, living with his G«rmanrbom, u-if« and 2<l-year-old son in Ruinpen- hclm, a suburb Of Frankfurt. He ii held in'an Army prison, here, the•Provost Marshal said. . The arrest was the second-for Burgman, who -worked in the Amer-J Whitcomb Broughcr, -Jr..(Joan Embassy in Berlin for 20 years- .s a clerk and economic statistician. He was first seized soon after Under Myers' bill as snown 10 a, j d jn court yesterday . reporter, rent control would revert • hn H/, m of pretty much to its status prior,to (Story at bottom ol (above) 45, pastor of the Glendale, Cal., First Baptist Church, faces . .... charges of misconduct with women the war and accused of making war-. members of his church in a- suit «™ «"»" hmadcnsts for the .Nazis. Dog Proves He's Good As Pigeon ' ALEXANDRIA; Minn. — (#") .— Curley, • an eight-year-old Chesapeake-Labrador dog, had good rea- to be fagged out. Curley, owned by William A. Jacobson,• fanner, near 'here, was loaned 1 , to Jacobson's son, Clifford, Clifford took 'Curley: to Billings, Mont., Dec. 1. . • Dec. 23 Curley. iobbled back to his farm home near Alexandria. He was cut, and bruised and "just a bag of bones."-His owner said he fell over and slept for"72 hours, • Distance .between Billings and Alexandria is about 650 miles—as the Crow flies. AFL Proposes Two Package' Labor Measure CIO Also Backs Plan To. Kill T-H Law And Restore Wagner Act WASHINGTON—<#)—ThiT American Federation o'f Labor takes its argument for "two package" handling of labor legislation to Capitol until the need Is' proved. And he added: "Up to now we'haven't been shown." The President .submitted , a $41,900,000.000 federal budget estimate for-the year starting July 1. Predicting a deficit of almost .51,000,000,000, Mr. Truman asked Congress to cover it and help 'pay off the 5252,000,000,000 national .-debt by passing -the $4,000,000,000 tax boost. (Continued on Page 8, Col. j) Blaze Aboard Airliner Forces Reliirn To Port NEW YORK —OT —A small .fire and smoke in the cockpit of c, Pan- American World Airways DC-4 forced the plane to return to La Guardia' Field early .today after starting a flight .to Puerto'Rico. The plane was about 100 miles, at sea when the trouble was discovered. Airline officials, said the fire was caused by a shdrt-circuit in wiring. It was not serious, they said, and the plane was returned for "maintenance, reasons only." • Twelve persons on the plane left later on another DC-4. rights as to future action. . t ^ 1 "One of the great dangers in the! JiijAJNij, situation lies in. the fact that the band, and Security. Council..has been losing control over the events," thc/state- ment said. "It is of paramount 'importance ' 'that this authority should be reestablished without delay and maintained until a final settlement is reached." , . . (Continued on Page 8, Col. 4) Philadelphia Fire Marshal Indicted In Extortion Case PHILADELPHIA—(;?)—Fire Mar- shal'George J. Gallagher and .sever:' of his assistants were charged witfc extortion, bribery and 'conspiracy in criminal warrants issued yesterday. Director of Public Safety James H. Malone suspended Gallagher and his seven.aids from duty in the Department of Public 'Safety. At the same time, he named Assistant Director of Public' Safety Robert J. Nelson as head of the fire marshal's office, for the-period of suspension. . The -warrants—which, came after a grand.jury presentment of Quarter Sessions Judge Raymond "M.nc- Neffle—contained 135 charges of extortion, 135 of bribery and' four of conspiracy. They charged that Gal- Ingber and-the, assistants extorted $C,562 on permits for 193.'gasoline and oil tank installations. Deputy Attorney;General John C, Phillips, who has been heading the investigation of City Hall scandals, said the warrants were to be served on the eight men 'by State Police today. Husband Held In Slaying Of ^ . • o • . j Virginia Bride Both the' hi brother-in-law of Mrs. Catherine S. Newberry. 37, whose decapitated body was found yestar- ,day at the foot of a mountain prc- i cipice near here, have been charged The AFL plans call for (1) repeal of the Tal't-Hartley Law and (2) restoration of the old Wagner Act before 'Congress turns attention to changes President Truman wants in 'the Wagner measure: The two- bill approach also is backed by the CIO. .Thrae staff .members — William Hushing. Lewis G. Hines and Walter ' A. Mason — arranged to outline the AFL position to Senator. Elbert Thomas CD-Utah), chairman of the Senate Labor Committee. Thomas told a reporter the controversy over procedure undoubtedly will come up. Opposition Forecast , In advance of the session, the evidence seemed to indicate that U. S. PuMic Health Officials See No Danger Of Influenza WASHINGTON— <#•)— The United States newly established "Influenza Information . there is no -Center" evidence . said, today so far . that Europe's flu epidemic is accompanied by any "serious outbreak" here. The office — a cooperative project of the Army, Navy, Air Force and Public Health Service— said 'there is no evidence of any importation of the disease from Europe. An epidemic of mild 'flu first struck Italy and. is spreading through- Prance. Officials based the .statement on imports on the fact there have' been 'no outbreaks "In port cities." The information center was established recently as a clearing 'house for a "nationwide network of laboratories which maintain a constant alert for outbreaks, and for the detection 'of any new strains of .'The'American project is part, of an international plan designed to prevent recurrence of a worldwide outbreak such as occurred in 1918. So far this Winter, officials said Influenza in this country has rot been unusually high. For 51 weeks ended December 25, a total of 172,264, cases-was -reported for .the nation—' compared with the five year."median" of 334,374 cases. (The "median" is the year in five where the. total exceeds those of two of -the years, but is less than those of the. other two years.) • • The Public i Health Service, reporting the situation as of the week ended January 1, 1949, gave a.reporter this statement: "In the season of the year when respiratory Infections and particularly influenza,are of primary con(continued on Page 8, Col. $) with murder. The 'husband, Ralph Newberry, 37, was arrested late last night ' arfd .odged in the Bland county jail with his brother, Samuel, 30. Sheriff W. M. Price did not reveal upon -what evidence' the husband — said by police to have .been at home drunk at the time of the slaying— had been arrested. Samuel Newberry was arrested Monday night when he stumbled to the county jail late Monday night and, Price said, blurted out: • "I. killed Catherine. You can do ^un(£j.ii>i, won u tju aiu:i£ \wwi uic method urged by the unions. It looks now, according to Thomas, as though "any labor bill passed will be something like a one package bill." (Continued on Page 8, CoV. 6) Legislators To Play Cupid To Lobsters And Sharks SACRAMENTO', Calif. — (/P)— The California Legislature has started .playing Cupid to lobsters and with me what you want to now. 'sharks- She- was driving me crazy. She was 1 The Assembly yesterday adopted 'trying to' take up with me." Samuel Newberry, according to .Price, said he shot the woman, cut her head off and burned it in a and sent to the 'Senate directives which would require the Fish and Game Commission to: ' Throw six and eight inch tile pipe stove in the Newberry home. Later, ! in lobster breeding grounds, provid- Price quoted him as saying, he, ing shelter from predatory sheep- loaded the body into-a truck, drove four miles up Big Walker^Mountain, and hurled the body over the 'precipice. ' head fish. Haul male soup fin shark from northern waters to the waters of southern California — where 90 per (continued on Page 8, Col. s) ! cent of the females live. 'Assignment: America 9 • ' (Bcc. : U. S. Pat. OK. >. Visitors To Bromfield'sFarm Upset His Family, Home Life MALABAR FARM, Lucas, Ohio— (INS),— Malabar Farm has become an American 'Mecca for pilgrims who want to farm, write, breed boxer dogs or just picnic in congenial surroundings. Within a decade, with typewriter and tractor, Louis Bromneld has made this one of the most famous' farms in the nation and one of the best known i-.i the world. In ten years, Mr. B has producer two' best sellers without sex) on farming — "Pleasant Valley" and Malabar Farm"— started a revolution in, farm techniques and become the mahatma of soil conservation. In good weather, people come in droves from- early mom till late at night. Any summer weekend that attracts, less . than a 1,000 persons who- want-to know what to do with the 'coon in' the corn patch, how to write a novel, or -beg 'a boxer pup is counted a flat failure.. .Official delegations' from .nations great and small. 'swarm over the barns and through the fields, with Mr. B in the lead,- lecturing as he goes, ' • An . outstanding number of persons turn up regularly from Cape Town, Calcutta and Madagascar to see what Mr. B is now doing with nvjlch -or manure. During the summer, when' the excursion season is in full. swing, the goldfish, by comparison with the Bromneld family, leads a life of cloistered anonymity. It is SOP (standing operating procedure) for farm organizations in neighboring communities to • charter from 20 to 50 buses, load in the wives and' kids, and come to spend the day at Malabar. If this is also the day selected by the Browning Club of Newton and the East Windsor Boxer Association, it pressages a full day for Mr. B. It is his very real joy to show the farmers over Malabar. Meanwhile their wives and children occupy the front lawn under the catalpa trees and stare discreetly at any member of the family, or sullen house guest rash enough to show himself. • Since the Humphrey Bogart- Ltrorcn Bacall nuptials at Malabar, the house guests are all expected to be Hollywood's most glamorous best. (Continued on Page 8, Col. i) pretty changes authorized, over Mr. Truman's protest, by the Republican-1 controlled. 80th congress. I New dwellings, including those rented since they -were de-controlled, would be placed under rent ceilings again. So would converted dwellings and permanent hotel accomodations, including apartment hotels. A. rant control ' official said re- control of new construction alone would apply to thousands of dwelling units. . •• . Hotels Not Affected -. Transient hotel rooms and motor courts would remain .-decontrolled. : : The bill .would"'give-"the Housing Expediter.-authority to.'control or recontrol whole additional areas. • The measure'also would ban any more than 15 per cent -increase leases, "Under those, first, authorized in 1947 and • continued under the .present law, landlords can raise (Continued on Page 8, Col. 3) Chiang Forces Reject Terms For Surrender NANKING—(/P) — Radio reports . . . from Tientsin tonight said. the;New Mexico also were coated The , • i _ T __„ • Inn !i^n-Its\t* rhi/*l« rollnn T.m/ilYhnnO time radio broadcasts for the .Nazis. After '19 months in prison-, he was 1 released in- December, 1946, on •••m- structions from, the'Justice Department, which' originally ordered him held." ' ' ."•:'•',' Since his release he has been living in Germany'under orders.''to:., report regularly to Army intelligence; officers'. : • .' " •-'.. . At" the same time he was-freed T jn 194G; the Justice Department also- turned .loose Mildred. GlUais- and.- Donald Day, two other- Americans- accused 1 of broadcasting for Hitler.. The Gillars woman since has'been' re-arrested and charged.with treas-... on in the United States. She--was charged with being .the "Axis Sally? • who. broadcast Nazi, propaganda"TO ' American 'troops.during the .Tar., Claim Alias Used .';.'." Army, officials said Burgrnari;>e- portedly .broadcast,.o.yer the'Nazi radio during the war under the alias "Joseph Scanlon-Burgman," His-broadcasts, known as. "Station:.. Debunk" and, "the voice of ;free Americans" were' heard widely, .'la. the United States. . • ; " . • Army records showed .Burgman. became .a cleric in. -the American.. Embassy after • serving in the U. .S. Army of Occupation after the Firsr World War. • In Washington, 'the Justice' Department said Eurgman .refused to. .be repatriated at .the start of, tte Sllveraldo Canyon. , j^t -war'and took a, job -with'-the ' Sheets of ice and sleet gripped German-short wave.radio.'.The de- . much of west Texas and the F an-jp artmen j; sa ja j t planned to fly. him handle-and large sections of eastern Storms Batter Western Texas Snow Again Forecast In Califorilia, But Mercury Due To Rise . (By The Associated Press) Winter continued to. play favorites today. :it'. slapped- the far -west, the Pacific northwest, west Texas and the'Panhandle with chilling snows, sleet "and cold:'And it. caressed the south with balmy -breezes that brought flowers'into bloom. Snow—the "fourth straight day of it—was predicted for onetime sunny California. 'However,, the forecast was .that it wouldn't be so ..cold in the orange .and lemon growing, belt —a minimum of 26 in comparison with the frosty 19 of early Monday. Melts In Los Angeles ''Most of the snow melted from Los Angeles' downtown • area but there was eight inches in Orange County's Tientsin national.garrison had rejected a three point proposal for the surrender' of that north China city to the Communists. Tile reports said the National force of 60,000 troops had agreed to give up the city of 3,000,000 if they were permitted to be evacuated i "with light arms" through the port .'of Tangku, 27 miles from Tientsin. Some. 15 ships were reported waiting off Tangku anticipating the removal of national troops if the •Reds accept the • proposal. The radio added' tha; the Communists originally, offered to accept the surrender on these terms: That Nationals-lay down their arms within the city; all military supplies and equipment be protected for handing over to the -Communists, and the lives of all national soldiers who obey these terms will be protected. The' exact, situation in Tientsin was still confused here but' it appeared the eventual surrender was being arranged under the pressure of the people's demands. (Continued on Page 8. Co'/. S) I ^^^__^^__^_^^—^^^^^ ;Dogs To Howl Again i FORT WILLIAM, Ont.—(/P) —The i dogs will' get' their chance to howl j again. Bagpiper Alex Simpson , today accepted a bid to play a return engagement at -this -year's northern Manitoba trappers festival, scheduled for Jan. 19-22 in the Pa^. The doughty Scot said he wasn't disconcerted a bit . by the way the trappers' dogs followed the pipes and started howling whenever he played last time. "They've got music in their voices," he said. were closed and cancelled. Power bus and ice—inches thick—felled telephone lines' and closed all roads Jn the Amarillo area. Schools schedules .telephone lines by the hundred were downed in west Texas and-' wo deaths attributed to the weather were reported .there. Prolonged cold .brought a new problem to the Pacific Northwest—a power shortage. The long freeze cut the flow of water in ice-clogged streams and rivers, reducing the water supply needed for power generators. ' A .voluntary brown-out went into effect in Oregon for outdoor light(Continued on Page 8, Col. 7) Mother Arrested For Slaying Baby NEW YORK—(fP)—'/I picked up the baby by the feet and hit its, head against the table. I saw them' do that in the hospital." Police said this is That Mrs. Rosalind Rcine, 21, told a neighbor last night as her seven-week-old daughter lay on a couch with a head injury. The baby died later at a hospital of a fratcured skull. Mrs. Relne was booked on a h'om- iolde charge and taken to Bellevue Hospital for psychopathic observation. Police said she had been, ill and acting strangely for some time. Her husband, Ross, 26, had remained home from work; yesterday to'care for her,.police said, but went out to shop last night. When he returned, he found the baby lying injured on the kitchen table. Motorists Promised Increase ff In Mileage From Fuel Study By DAVID J. W1LLKIE DETROIT — (XP) — The motoring public will get more mileage from its fuel but numerous problems remain to be overcome. This was the message of William S. James, engineering vice president .of Fram Corp. to the Society of Automotive Engineers today. Reporting on exhaustive studies in ' motoring gasoline economy, James said many factors affect fuel economy: " If heat loss and incomplete combustion could be remedied, he said, ! an average gain of•15 per cent in ! miles per gallon could be expected. The same.saving was estimated-from more accurate - carburetor metering. James listed traffic stops —stop and go driving—ns eating up from 10 to 25 per cent of the potential mileage per gallon of automobile fuel. . Other things that could help step up gasoline mileage, he said, include design changes, overdrives, weight reduction, smaller engines and higher compression ratio in the' power plants. "The fact the cost of gasoline is about one third of the cost' of motoring," he continued, "indicates the importance of increasing the miles per gallon." . His studies show, James added; "that there is more than one method by which miles per gallon can be Increased, x x x'the .engineers of the automotive industry are familiar with all these paths to greater miles per gallon. "When the overall compromises indicate the desirability of their use they will be adopted and the American motoring public will get more nnd more miles for its motoring dollar." to the'United-States later this. month, -when a treason," charge, against him will be presented'.to a grand Jury. at.his point of landing. Refused To Return WASHINGTON— (IP)— The Justice Department today announced the arrest in Germany of a former^tate Department employe accused of - trea- •• sonous- wartime collaboration '-with the Nazis. " '" He is. Herbert John Burgman,. 52, a native of Hokah. Minn., who -wort- • .'.. ed for'20: years in the U. S. Embassy.'in Berlin as a clerk and economic statistician.'. • , • The Justice Department said'^that. when the United .States went to-Trar with Germany in 1941, Eurgman . refused the opportunity to be-Te- patriated to this country andltooi: a job with the German short-ijave radio, broadcasting in. English!, .to American armed forces. ••••••-• Department officials said -that • since the war, he has shifted" Iron . one job'to another in postwar Germany. Under surveillance for "some . time while.his case was being-Investigated', he has now beenl'plcked. • ut> by American occupation forces. The department plans to fly,Sim. • (Continued on Page S. Col: 3) Minister Faces Court Action In Misconduct Case LOS ANGELES — «"J — Dr. J. . Whitcomb Brougher,' Jr., 46, pastor of the .Glendale,' Calif. 'First Baptist • .! Church, .faces charges of misconduct -with -women members of-his congregation.. ' ' * ',""•'. The complaint was filed yester- . day by Mrs. Sadie Williams and. . Fletcher Edgar Maxwell, who said they -were suing for members'of the church. . •' - - •_ , The suit alleged.that Mrs: WH- liams and Maxwell sought'to bring to the attention of the church mem- ; bership evidence of "fantastic conduct" and '"incredible peccadillos" of the pastor, but'that Dr. Erougher removed deacons who favored presenting the charges. . ' ' . The action contends further that , Dr. Brougher, who has been pastor of the church for 21 years, "boasted" of'his associations •with. 40 women church members. . Mrs. Williams: and Maxwell- asked, the court to direct Chairman Rr'L., Hand of the'.Board- of Deacons to call a church hearing and member- ship'election on the charges-or that the case be heard in court by a Jury. In addition .to Dr. Brougher, -the • suit is directed against others, v in- clucing 30. deacons; 34 deaconesses and ten trustees.. . '.'* ' •Dr. Brougher declined to comment • on. the action, he said, "until"! haw an opportunity to see 'what the charges fire in detail." --••••

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