Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on January 13, 1949 · Page 1
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The Weather Fair tonight. Friday, fair, milder in afternoon. City Weather — Temperatures — High, 35; low, 30; noon, 35.. River —5.25. feet. FINAL VOL. LXXX.—NO. 12 Prtsi Strv/ct— AP Wlnphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAM), THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1949 International Ne« Str/ict 22 Pages 5 CENTS Opposition To European Reds Grows Forces Of Democracy, Definitely On Rise, Forestall Any Threat Of War; Communists To Pursue Same Tact By DeWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affalri -Analyst ' XT. S. .'."Undersecretary '..'. of State Lovett is-quoted as-telling the Sen- He Foreign Relations." Committee that Soviet leaders would go to- war •whenever.!they .figured it.'necessary to whSeve' their aims—and -felt they could win..J. . . '•.'.. That's calling a, spade ft ipade. It depicii a. merciless ind un- •crupoloos Red mentality which won't ht«ltat« at wholesale bloodshed to .attain iti ends. However, we are. left .to..figure the Muscovites think of prospects, at this Juncture. When, it ever win the witching hour for war .-arrive? - .-.'-.'. ."••':" • ' The way it looks from here,"! the Bolshevists hardly can find the signs propitious ' for .launching -war now As Secretary of the Army. Boy all says, the-forces of democracy.-are definitely, on the rise against Communism in- Europe. The' secretary, Just back Irom a trip abroad, says he doesnt believe war is -imminent. Therefore th« presumption is that Moscow—trill puTHUe itc~pre- •ent tactics.' Of course the Communists- are opportunists 'and mar be expected to take advantage of any pood'bpeninf: How- tver, they axe .likely to continue their world-offensive largely by indirection, that is, by. making . others do their- work for thenv Bolshevism is the cuckoo in the ^est of democracy. And the Beds have been doine.right well for them- idves in many instances. For example: . . ',"' .' .'.-'.'. . Moscow is'.'getting a vastly important part or it* world revolution carried out'for'it by providing. the Chinese Communists with the sinews of war. The Russians are behind various other•.-revolutions in .Asia. Obstructive' tactics like the Berlin blockade are placing a'heavy economic strain on the western: nations, especially the "United States. That • itrain is calculated to-render the west incapable, of ^engaging in .war. Still, while itit Russian* have been .'playinr",a""cr»fty and. at time* profitable"fame," "on''the ' whole .they appear to be loninj; (round te>Jj»E'' western' theatre" f •fH.he~?cold war." Thl» U tht •rod*! »>ne at pi-went. Perhaps it -would 'be -mire accurate to say .taat'ihtj'western.nations .are Keadily, gaining ground as 'the, Marshall Plan-beeomes'^more'effective; Also .Russia- is -under a, heavy economic strain herself. 1 Stte'Ja -having to gpend .much money in Italy, France, Britain, She United States, and many other countries. These contributions Include.rfunds for.suppp'rt O f .Com- immist parties, for Red propaganda, for ' espionage, for incitement of labor atrile'nn'd'what" not. Moreover, the Rovi«t- Union is far from havinK repaired thn . ravajre* of the world war in her home territories. And it • should not be overlooked that her available resources at the becinninj: weren't sufficient to maintain her effort, .-A*,'Generalissimo . Stalin once admitted, she. could not have made the-irrad«-btit for the help riven by Uncle Sam. So Russia isn't ready for major war now, and it will take her long to prepare herself, if the democracies stand 'firm.. What the western nations have to do is to hold their present line.-' • ". There is no use to talking "peace" to Russia. She has made It perfectly clear that -she doesn't want peace and Intention of .making it. The Bolshevist world revolution Is to go on at all,costs. Therefore the winning strategy for the democracies is to pursue their present determined policy. That will hold .Russia's war potential in check,, and will encourage the wretched slave nations of eastern Europe to' assert themselves against the oppression of the Kremlin. -Mrs;.Barbara-Lamberson, left, helpsvNancy Lewis put on her. bathing robe>t.San7Ffa"nc'isoo'.after it was decided: it was too cold, (a-shade'above' 32:2); for Nancy ixrtake'a public-shower-bath." The batrr was .'to'.have'been' a-feature of-S'COnstruction-industry parade.' .- '- •/•• • -•-.- . --.' -'- CHICAGO.— ,(INS>— An Indian named- • -Asa v Understanding. Crow ha'd-tnothlng! to crow "about today and-. Chicago police weren't, -very •understanding,/either.' They-couldn't figure .out why he happened' "to be' in the Roth . Fur Store-after .business hours-or why ie"-had' five"-fur coats valued at'his .arms. '• . So they arrested him. Crow,' 30,..sald he is a Sioux'Indian from Ravlnia, ,S. D.y and uses "the lame, of Chief' Crow.-ln prize -figh.t- ng.- • . -. • ' •; •'•;.- .. Marian Anderson's Voice Undamaged By Operation NEW YORK—{^>>—Stager Marian Anderson underwent a delicate throat operation last June—and ior a while wondered if she ever would sing again. She'.now knows her voice was undamaged. The story was revealed in the New York Herald Tribune today. The Negro contralto told Helen Warden of the Herald Tribune that the operation^ involved removal of a cyst from the esophagus.- Too Cold For A Public Shower Report On Egypt. Israel Attend Parley SeekiiiffPeace Heap Big Chief Runs Afoul Law Peace; Demands By.:SPENCER MOOSA ;..;.. -^-'. W)! — ~ Chinese . Communists have iaidrdbwn.'speclf Ic con- ditionsTor.the'beginrilng' of -national peace-.talks, a' source here-said today. v He listed .them as: • '•, -.-• '•'' . • 1. 'Removal ': of "Chiang Kai-Shek and Vice .President Li- Tsunp-Jen f rom •office."."; ' "." -.- ..... • 2. Scrapping of the Chinese' constitution. .: '-. - '. ; 3. A mutual cease fire order .with both.. sides, holding their present positions. 4. Examination < and punishment of • "wnr -criminals." Chiang heads tho Communist's list, •• .,5.. Establishment.. of. a coalition government-with -a five,' three, four ratio—five -. ..Communist members, three Kuomlntang and four, representing, all other Chinese'- political parties. ''••'-.'• .The Communists, according to .his . source, apparently - did not specify .'whether: .the. kuomlntang referred -to .was the present -party or the ','Kuomintang revolutionaries" as the Reds-classify-Marshal Li-Chi- Scn. and .other Kuomintang dissidents. This naturally would be an Important point for Nanking. (Continued on Page S, Col. 2) Officers Forced To Admit GPs To ''Exclusive' Club BERLIN—W—The exclusive officers' and; civilians' Harriack House said today it was okay for GI Joes •jo come again. ' '••••.. The U. S. Army waved a -big financial stick-at the members'-December ruling which, barred.ordinary soldiers from entering,the club. • The:ruling caused quite a hubbub. MaJ. 'Gen. George Hays, deputy theater • commander, called, the :oafd on the carpet. He pointed out the,Army subsidizes the. club .and said 1 there could be no' discrimination where,'U. S. government funds were concerned—or else. ' Five hundred members'met last night and 'were • told they would either have to put up an additional $175,000 of their own. money in" the next-year or pull down the "'restricted clientele"-sigh. They-decided to pull down the restriction.' Hoover Broad Powers For President . Truman-Would Receive. More Authority For Carrying Out .'Reforms': WASHINGTON — (ff) — Herbert Hoover, asked Congress today to give President Truman 'broad power to overhaul .the. government, declaring that, present disorder is. costing-' the "Reverend" Celebrates Fifth Birthday nation "heavily." The former. Republican- chief executive, chairman" of "^"commission on government....jebrgafiizatioh^-'Jufged that Mr/Truman'-bergr'anted;even greater '.re-shuffling"- .authority .'.than that;.; which- -Congress- ^reluctantly gave'.President .Roosevelt~in'-1939,' ' Under -the v old-reorganization .act, which. expired':.'lastl'Maicli-31,.. Congress kept thc'; veto'changes proposed 1 by the-President-and almost a score of agencies were Jabel'ed. "Do not .touStL'". 1 -'- 1 ' .'....-,.;•" .."... -; '•. ''Should 'Not Be-Hestricted;-;; ; ' But; ^Hoover- -asserted that "the, power'"of" the President to prepare and transmit plans.of .reorganization to the Congress, should not be re 7 strlctcd .by .limitation's : or exemptions." '.'.-••••' . ' "Once the limiting "or-exempting pi'ocess'is begun,"'he said,'"it will end the possibility of achieving really substantial results." ' The former President made his recommendations in identical letters to tho Senate and House. .The, commission, he !said, did no.t give "sweeping-endorsement to tiny and all reorganization plans.!' • He'said'Congress could keep its power to disapprove,.while a "sound exercise- of -the 1 President's discretion" . would offer an additional "safeguard-against unwise reprgani-, zatlon." . Re-Shufflinff Needed But he stressed that a general reshuffling of "the most - gigantic business bri earth" is badly needed. - "We must 'reorganize -the, executive branch to give It the simplicity of structure, the unity of purpose, and the clear line of executive authority • that was • Orlginaljy intended under the constitution," .he said. to. U.JV. Mediator Tells Delegates To Prepare Armistice Speedily By L.. S. CHAKALES RHODES— (f?}— The ' United Nations 'Palestine mediator summoned Israelis -and Egyptians to a face-to- face meeting today to tell them they must negotiate an armistice speedily as the. first step to. peace in the Eoly Land. . • A 'statement by Mediator Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, prepared . for the first meeting of the two enemies across a- conference table, expressed hope they would take a step .which would- serve as an "excellent example" to other. ' parties in the ] Palestine dispute. i Obviously ' he was Implying that if -Egypt and Israel reached -an armistice, the other warring Arab nations .might fall in line and the end of the Palestine war might then be in sight. Not Peace Conference "We are not holding a peace conference here," Bunche said. "We are not expecting to settle the complicated political issues which bedevil this problem and to which the conciliation commission win soon direct its attention : but in seeking an armistice we ore engaged' in' ft peaceful' endeavor and unquestionably charting the road to peace." The Conciliation. Commission, formed by the United Nations, consists of representatives of the United States, Prance and Turkey. .Bunche told'.V.theY Israelis , and Egyptians the significance of . tlie TJ. N. '.Security .Council's call for an armistice was clear. Means End of Truce "It rnean-fthe end of the existing _______ _.._ truce which served" to stop for six. Air p 0 r'ce men were charged today • The Rev. Marjoe Gbrtner blows out the .candles on his, birthday cake as he celebrates the fifth anniversary of his birth last night at Los Angeles.'Among the- guests was: a -couple; he married last week, .Seaman Raymond Miller^lelt. 23,- and his bride, Alma, 21, right.'Marjoe's officiating at-the wedding touched off criticism from follow clergymen but authorities 'ruled, the .marriage legal. Frederick Man Held In Guam Rape-Slaying • • 'M."- ~ •' ' t —' Two Other Negroes Gr'ack ; Under Tests By tie Detectors GUAM— (/Pi— Three Negro XT. S •months a widespread conflict in raping- pretty Ruth. Parns- Palestine, although it has occasion- : wortri ; former WAC; and leaving 'ally, failed., to check serious fighting ; her -unconscious in the jungle to in /local- sectors,'" he said. '"It means; d; e . . .' '. ; •in- practical fact the liquidation of, A , lie ' .detector ; and ' a recovered the "conflict on '-the military level ;; smock 'broke 'the "month-old mys- the disispation of present tenseness tery. Baby Surprises Husband, Wife CLEVELAND — .(INS — Herman Thomas..probably' Is the happiest ar.d- most -surprised man in. Cleveland, today. ' ; ...-.-.'.'. '' .- - ' .Thomas, 42, j-eturned-home from work..las't night 'and: Jourid^.liis -wife not feeling well. • -A few . minutes. later.". 1 she' went'.».'he'd and began giving birth .to a baby. Thomas immediately called police. > After Patrolmen Louis J..Kunchlk and Edward'-J; Smrdel delivered the baby, Tliomas revealed that' the whole tMne was a complete surprise to him-.. 'His. wife ,,a.-heavy -set woman, .also-said: .she.had-no 'knowledge, of ••h'er prospective' motherhood.-' . -' (Continued on Page 8, Col. 4) Two Believed Dead As Blast Shakes Cairo By MOHAMED WAGDI CAIRO, Egypt— (fP)— One or two persons were killed'and at least 1G _ were Injured by 'the explosion of a Th " e ' "iTaft Attacks "The American governor.of Guam,;I identified' the accused as: , ' Pvt, ' Calvin Dennis, 26, of 148: (West All Saints Street, Frederick, ;( 'Md. . . i - Pvt.. Herman Dennis, 20, of 832: ..... ^ Blake Street, Indianapolis (a rela- T rt l«^« TVT/Kiem'O tlve at that address said Dennis JUcUJUl ITJLCdS 111 C- enlisted from there but actually lived at Bclton, Texas). bomb In a Cairo square today. A cigarette seller was killed in the blast. ' .. ' ' ' ' . A report circulated that a policeman also was fatally' injured, but the report lacked confirmation. Fifteen persons were' treated at the government hospital in the Kasr El Aini district. Hospital attendants said five of these were wounded seriously. . ' ' Ten Policemen Hurt Police announced'at least ten of the injured were policemen. Windows in government offices Staff Sgt. Robert W. Burns, 32, ol 2824 North Laccy Street, Spokane, Wash.' .Dennis Men Brothers Ca!vln and Herman • are brothers, are accused of kidnaping, rape and murder. Miss Parnsworth, 27, of San Francisco, was seized lost Decem- (Contiuued on 'Page 8, Col. jj Pfl<V * «-*'_/ the government hospital in the KasrTTJ , o 7 j 1 ~J El Aini district. Hospital attend- J&OOSt dCll<}U,Ule(L For Quick Action "This commission has found that i were smashed the.-United-States is paying heavily! °ff ic , ers f 4 " for a lack of order, a lack of clear bag taken to the lines of author!ty. arid responsibility, scrutiny _ after it was dropped- in a and a lack of effective organization! (Contmucd on Page 8, Col. 2) ;he-bomb was in a the square for official in the said. executive branch," Hoover j •Can -Aid Effectiveness Budget Limit May Force Army To Gut Number Of Volunteers WASHINGTON— (!P)— The Army, which, asked for-the present draft law-to keep Its strength high, may find itself .turning down" some voluntary enlistments soon to keep from going beyond budget limits. la any .case, Maj. Gen.' John'.E. DaWquist sald^, no men will be •drafted -as long as recruits keep coming at the • present 35,000-a- month rate—unless strength requirements change. Dahlquist Is the Army's deputy director of personnel and administration. The celling of 677,000 officers and men for the year . starting July 1 which President Truman set in his budget message to Congress Monday has already been reached. That was a cut from the previously authorized total of 937.000, • The Army, which has announced It trill take no draftees during February and March, -denied a report jerterday that It was considering & proposal to release some of the 30,000 men already drafted-in order to make ,room for longer-term volunteers.' . It did, however, say it was study these two proposals: ; .1.' Cutting out . two year enlistments and making three years the minimum. "It has found-that great: improvements can be 'made in the effectiveness; with which, 'the government can serve the people if its brganiza- (Continued on Page 8, Col. 7) Pastor Denies Morals Charge • ' GLENDALE, Cal.— (INS) — The handsome, 46-year-old ' pastor of Glen'dale's fashionable First Baptist Church asserted today that charges that -he was guilty of -misconduct I with 40 women, of -his congregation!"have been proven false." . ' . ; The pastor, the Rev. J. Wnltcomb; Brougher, Jr.; labeled ' the accusa- j tiohs as "untrue" in a' stout denial of 'the alleged "debauching" actions. -.The minister decl.ared in answer to a law suit .filed by 1 a ' former deaconess of the church and a member of the congregation who are seeking his removal from the pulpit: ... ' "I can say that the accusations are. untrue .and have been proven to be. false before .committees,' the deacon's •, • and 'in " an open meeting of the entire church.- three or 'four 'years ago." Mrs. Sadie- Williams, the deacon- Kaiser-Frazer Concern Orders Production.Cutback DETROIT— (/P) — Kaiser-Frazer Corp. today ordered a production cut at which it had .hinted earlier in a complaint against credit restrictions. The automobile company an- WASJUNGTON—(/P)—Senate Republican leaders today agreed to allow speedy passage of a bill mis-- ing the pay of the. President, Vice President and Speaker of the House.- Chairman Taft (R-Ohio) paid.-this was - decided- at a closed-door' strategy meeting of the GOP Policy Committee shortly before the legislation was due to reach the Senate "oor. The bill also calls for salary boosts for .cabinet and other High federal oficials but even Democrats have giyen up hope of getting immediate approval for those despite President Truman's plea for prompt action. In telling reporters of the policy group's decision, Taft said: nounced a "temporary reduction," _ effective next week, ar.d said its: "We'decided to raise no objections action was caused by the govern-;as a party If the. bill is cut down ment's anti-inflation limitations on:tc include only the President, Vice installment buying. . .President and Speaker." - — ^ - • • • - * 'Assignment: America ' WASHINGTON'— OT.— Senator Taft (R-Ohio). said today it would be "Idiotic" for Congress to handle labor legislation in two steps as im;cd by the AFL and CIO. Taft told a reporter • that "one package" treatment is inevitable And he predicted that all major sections of the Toft-Hartley Law will survive the administration's 'drive to repeal the measure. The' Ohioan expressed his opinions in advance of the Senate Labor Committee's first meeting 1 of the session today. Taft is the ranking Republican member.of the unit, now controlled by the Democrats, . Want Two-Step Action President Truman's program .calls for getting rid of the Taft^Hartley Law, restoring the old Wagner Actj and making "certain 1 improvements" ' in that act. ' : ; .Organized labor,-wants Congress to tackle the -program 'in- two steps. A first bill would provide, for Taft- Hartley repeal- and Wagner restoration.'A second, to be handled later, would deal with the. 'Wagner ' Act changes Mr. Truman is seeking. .The'unions''objective is to'.get the Taft-Hartley Law off the'.-'books .quickly .so. they, will' know ..where they stand when'new contract negotiations state soon with manage(Continued onJPage 8, 'Col, 7); Senators Back Health Plans —' (/P) —Senator . D, S. P»t. Otf.) 2. Raising enlistment standards, 'i'ess, and Fletcher E;-Maxwell, the Dahlquist said that if recruiting remains at Its current., high level and' the' .Army' cannot, absorb all the best and put the others on a waiting list. church member, . charged in their suit that the pastor: "Promiscuously, osculated young those wanting to enlist-it will take girls who are members of the congregation, "Openly boasted 'of having mere- 'In his budget message to Congressjtricious relations with 40 women." Monday- Mr. Truman laid present], 'Not. only has he "been know to heavy enlistments to .the -draft, which he said has helped stimulate recruiting. The armed forces-want the-draft laws kept on. the books in case.voluntary enlistments drop off. The next three-or • four, months are traditionally bad for recruiting. However that may be offset by the proposed: bill to raise 1 service pay, and a recent slight Increase in unemployment. ••• associate with, bookies," the suit continued, but he also: "Caused "disruptions in the. marital relations of. numerous families. "Been known-tp maintain a mistress" and otherwise disport himself in 1 a 1 most reprehensible mariner in •violation and. disregard of. the rights of the plaintiffs." The minister denied every single one of the. alleged acts Surrealist Painter Dali Prefers Persian Rug To Picasso's Product By INEZ ROBE "NEW YORK—'(INS)—Yessir, it's quite true that -if Salvador Dal:,' the surrealist painter, had his choice between a Persian rug' and a Picasso painting, he'd take the rug. Even art circles were incredulous wbsn word seeped back from Spain, whence Dali has'just arrived 'by easy stages, that the master of the melting watch had committed -such. heresy against • Pablo Picasso, a fellow Spaniard long since deified as the fountainhead oi 1 modern art. But it is true, too true: In- a mixture of Catalonlan-Spanish, menu French and mangled English, Dali today reaffirmed his apostasy by saying the equivalent of "Gimme the rug."These are Jig'htln' and feudin 1 words in .modern art circles. But Dali, never a man wi'.ling to "let well enough alone, made a further assault.on Picasso's pedestal. • • • • •He said—and, La! Won't it make the. long hairs livid I—that Picasso now produces "second class art" and is no becter than any other practicing interior decorator. The Dali broadside against Picas- 'so is only part of a large-scale assault on modern abstract art laid down by the Catalonlan nonpareil in. his suite at the St. Regis Hotel, where Dali hangs his be:-et when in New York. Dali wouldn't use modern abstract art. Speaking with the right-sous air of a juvenile delinquent turned state's evidence, Dali said such arc was at best decorative but incapable of expressing- "bees ideas of philosophy.'.' Abstract art confuses the public, piously asserted • this artist whose own masterpieces have had the layman and many art critics in a fog for the past 25-years, 1 His melting watches, rubber- legged pianos find ladies with built- in bureau drawers In place of bi;as- sieres have had a tendency not only to confuse but confound the public. . . ' "Look who's talking!" I said in mangled Catalonian,. menu French and basic English.' Dali, an urban and dapper man who' heroically rid himself -of any inferiority complex at the age of (Continued on Page S, Col. i) . President Truman's- go-ahead" on a vast new public health program. The Florida lawmaker told a re-, porter the group is urging the administration to back a single piece of legislation 1 which would wrap up Mr. -Truman's national .health insurance plan with a half '"dozen 1 clher related- proposals. . . Pepper and Senators Murray CD- Mont), and Humphrey CD-Minn) already have discussed the idea with Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewlng, It was learned. Ewing reportedly promised to; study the matter and decide whether to take it up with the President. Pepper- said that besides 'health insurance, such an' omnibus bill would provide for: 1. Increased federal aid for hospital construction. Harbor Strike Looms, Union Breaks Talks End Of Negotiations • Complies With Labor Moves Deadline NEW YORK— VP)— Deadline-for a tugboat/strike which .would cripple New York-harbor, was advanced to midnight, tonight when -negotiators failed to agree on. overtime pay rates early today. - ; .•'^Negotiations'continued until dawn after the' '.walkout' of 3,500 harbor workers"-.was." postponed 1 Irom.Jast •midnight;. • • ... -, ... •.. Mayor William- OTJwyer,' sweating pu'tJthe- conferences, with, .spokesmen .'for/' employers and AFL union, reportedly told the employer group: . "This (strike) is.'not going to •happen. If the strike'-goes on, the city will go into the fuel business." Overtime Blocks Pact Lloyd. DalzoSl, employers committee spokesman, said the stumbling block was a demand by Local- 333, Marine 'Division ol 1 the AFL Inter, national. Longshoremen's Association, for this: . "A'new principle of-overtime payment which- would increase wages considerably-, more than the entire -total of- 1G per'cent, on which', until this morning, it -was expected that an agreement- would be reached." : Daizell said substantial agreement apparently .had been reached, on. a • (Continued on Page 8, Col. z) Bill Odoni Seeks Honolulu To U. S. Air Time Record ' HONOLULU—(/P) — William P. (-BJ11) Odo;n, jocular and confident at the outset, flew his single-engine "Waiklki Beach" eastward today in quest of- a 5,285 mile flight, record 1'or small planes. Powered, by. a 185 horsepower engine, the gleaming' silver Beecncraft Bonanza lifted-smoothly from the Honolulu'airport last'night at-6:32 p. m.,-(ll:32 p. m., ESTi into fc the Hawaiian moonlight. • ' "My destination is 'Tetcrboro; N. J., Airport Just, outside New York," Odom said before squeezing, his lanky frame into, the; tiny compart-' ment of the heavily-laden plane.. An escorting Na'vyPBY radioed' flying was smooth 380'--miles out. The flown through -some thick weather- and Odom radioed upon emerging into the clear;; I'gJa'd PBY. alongside." The.' Navy- plane was to turn back after. 900 v miles.' - " Odom radioed he was. 1,200 miles out of Honolulu at 6:30 a. m. PST today. . The CAA radio station here received the message. Concern, Gitest Ambassador Franks Says No Note Delivered : Biat; ;Views' Are Discussed ': ?v By JOHN M. and EDWARD E. BOMAR^WASHINGTON — (ff) — ^British- Ambassador Sir Oliver- Fraiikst.dls-; cussed the Jewish-Arab -.crisis- '.-with.' President Truman -.-In -a 30-jninute- . White House conference .today.- Dip-' lomats believe • he: ' urged," ...United States pressure on -Israel- to;'come to terms with 1 Arab neighbors.; K» ; Franks would tell reporters -only' that-Se riad "submitted the views of my government*" to .President . Truman. . Without: .'defining? what '• those- views are,-- he-saidTtaatvhe-' had covered the. same- ground^he 1 . •' had gone 'over with Undersecretary.. of State Lovett at the . State 'Department yesterday. ,•-.•' ' ".Z":~ '.^,-~-' Tile British envoy added- that 'he had not delivered any note^but-iad quite -• literally talked with --the President. '' . . !T.!.'J. -',".,, On Btvliui' Instruction •--: Prom .highly placed . diplomatic . Informants it. was • learned... that Pranks' unusual call on. the chief executive to -repeat somethin'e.:;he . had just told the top State- Department; official was 'made on, direct instructions from .British -Foreign- Mlnlstcr Ernest .Bevin. „.,..,. .',.„ Bevte, ;whose "tough," -, -arms- backed- policy . in; the MiddlellEast.Tr in controversy in- England,- is--'reported, to. feel .that' a most '."critical. . point has been-reached in'the whole Middle Eastern situation.. ; said. to feel, -too, that. -the first -essential- to'.avert 'disaster .and! inove^towiid.' peace is complete Brltish-AmerJciai, policy' coordination.- . . ' ; .- . r ,' : !~";"-, ! l Mainly for this reason, diplomatic- authorities said, Bevia is using-'every. available . device • to try to/ get 'the , United. States'. government to -bring--. strong ^prcssurei -on" the", government of '-Israel- for;', agreement, with-; the -. Arabs, on a'Palestine settlement ::';'; ••"• "Wea.k".,'U. S-- Support- -.',..-. -Jx, . .... United - States/.ha«TjDot^ieen~'givIng-. 'this- sufficiently,; strong: 'support y>t- (Continued -on Paf e S.Xol. r)''---. Of Friendship For Alger Hiss WASHINGTON— <^)— Dean-Ache- . son, uom'inee : for Secretary pf.Statc, testified today .that -he and--Alger. . Hiss are. -friends "and we remain.-; friends." •-•--.' ' • • ; ---•••;-^" Chairman . Connally,, (D-Texas)',.'o£.-:- :• tlie .Senate Foreign- Relations Com-., mittee,'. quickly, led -a hearing on-,the nomination' Into,- the question^ of . Acheson's relations with. former subordinate in the , State Department. ••-.... ; . ,£'«."..;'•: . HIsr Under Indictment - 1 . •Hiss is under perjury Indictment • in connection with his deniaMlw-he ever gave any secret State! Department information, to • Wbittaker Chambers, who. has admitted;, 'he. served as a Communist courier.,-,---^ Ach'eson 'told the committee.-.that Donald BUss, brother of Alger, served as Acheson's assistant whefi'-the- latter -was -assistant secretary.- -of '• state. He said Donald Eiss' ; .;seryed me and the coun.try with! -complete fidelity' and; loyalty.:'- .-":t:"~ : s.. .',.The nominee siid Alger .-. employed in other departmentsiind. did not -report, directly toliim.'until'' Acheson became undersecretary-; 'of. . state In 1946. Hiss headed the^division which handled the United Nations. Remain Observing that "my'friendsWp.-'ls -. not given-' easily 'and it is rioireaiily; 1 withdrawn," ..Acheson declared solemnly: .-.-' . . ' ,.,:., ;>.^-." "Alger. Hiss and I became^friands : and; we- remain friends." .XiiwteilV The questioning , turned to' Alger Hiss after Acheson. had .deniei his law firm had- any influence in -the State Department's., approval',' <>t- a, • $90,000,000 ] Commnnjsti-". controlled Polish government iHlSH; ' Police Grill Second Suspect•• S In Slaying Of "Black Dahlia! Medical research. Federal aid to medical schools A' nurses recruiting program. Expansion of "the U. S, PuKic 2. 3. and students. 4. 5. Health Service. 6.' A dental program. . ' • • In his state of the union message, Mr. Truman; renewed his request for universal health Insurance. The program - would be financed generally by payroll taxes. An. administration bill to carry, it out already has been introduced.. However, it again .faces:stilt"oppo sition, both' within Congress and from the American Medical" Association, LOS ANGELES—(INS)—A second suspect in the brutal "Black'Dahlia" murder claimed an alibi today .but Los Angeles authorities planned to question' him intensively about the slaying. Jeff Connors, 40-year-old writer, shouted- when, taken In W* custody: "I, am absolutely Innocent! "I can prove exactly -where I was at.the time of the murder!" • Connors asserted that he rushed to police with what information hej steadfastly " maintaining his- Inao- • cence of the slaying. -.'•i^.'^,'.•. 'Dillon, who described theTmurder • of the 22-year-old "Black rDahlia"-' —Elizabeth Short—in fullestVdetaii; said Connors'told "him. the'Stqryof the party girl's being tortured..slash'~ ed and butchered.. Her nude.tdlsf ' membered and cleanly-wash'ed-body was found In a'Los Angeles' lotion: • January 15, 1947.. . . ..:,!.'...,• Dillon, spilled the.details\"ot 'th'e ; : had when he heard of the baffling! sn °cking murder, during.long-hours crime. --.'.-. ;'. ' of- crillinpr after he was 1 .' takenTihlo crime. He admitted he> had seen the "Black Dahlia" the night she was slain but screamed: . "I was wife; .'." Connors was named by Leslie.Dil- lon; whom police, had considered-'the "hottest, suspect yet" in the sadistic crime of two years ago. ...... • The red-haired - Connors -was arrested yesterday at Gilroy, Cal., on a tip supplied by Dillon, 27-year- old 'bellhop who was freed after grilling after he was:' taken'ihlo ' .custody. following--his offer, to police 1 '-' psychiatrist. Paul' DC 'Rlverl-io.'.'col-. . jaborate on sex crimes.. magazine "' Dillon, released for• 'lack>pfrejJ 1 ', deuce, - .sald: ; that • Connors^-knew something.•about.the' "Black-Dahlia,".' murder.: But, u'pqn'-his arrest'Con- nors.-told'police:-'-'' ^•"""V'iCl.. "I .wife at.aibax-oni the night of .January. '.15, -lS47;;Tlie (Continued on Page ,&, Col~'4)~«-

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