JAX. 18, l»8i — • — ... . ., Purge of Jewish Doctors Indicates Weakness- in Party Rv WIM.IAM T. 'WAV ' »^ j .... BtTHtflrBLLE (AKX) CWHrER NEWS* / WILLIAM L.'KVAN AP Forelm Newi Analyst The Soviet purge of Jewish doctors on charges which have the look of pure fantasy Indicates strongly lhat there are Internal weaknesses in the Communist par ly's regime serious enough to frighten the Soviet hierarchy. Coupled with the recent blast ol high ranking Mikhail s. Suslov at the former editor of Bolshevik, it even gives a hint of schism within the higher reaches of Ihe party which will require a purge more thorough-going- than the arrest of a handful of hapless doctors. With these announcements the Soviet press has brought to the fore once again the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Andrei Zhdanov, once looked up °" OS Stalin's likely successor, and the purge of Nikolai Vosnesen- sky, after. Many Zhdanov protege, not long . lines of speculation now are opened. In the first place the constant nagging of the Soviet press at (he Intelligentsia of Lenin- Brad, in particular, has Indicated all along Ihnt things were not goin» well there and that the younger Leningrad element, was chnfing at Communist party strictures, Zhdanov was the architect of a literary and arts purge In Leningrad. It w«s still going on shortly before his death al the age of 4r' shadow in the Kremlin, who has risen in stature In the last lev, years until he U now looked upon as.» likely successor to Stalin. Fnllnwrre EI!mln»t«J Malenkov at once got busy getting rid of Zhdanov's followers with Vosnesensky the first to fall! That powerful head of the Soviet state planning commission was fired from his Job and from Ihe Politburo and never heard of in public again until about a month ago, when Suslov mentioned Vos- nesensky's sins in connection with a bawling out given the editor of the party theoretical magazine, Bolshevik. This would mean, of course, that so far as the top ranking members of Ihe Soviet Communist hierarchy are concerned, the Vosnosenskv people—and thus the Zhdanov people—are still In Ihe Kremlin doghouse. In effect It seems to mean also that Malenkov still Is the big shot. The openly anti-Jewish nature of the charges fits In with the satellite atlacks on Zionism, and through it on Jewry. However, in th* Moscow case, this has ihe appearance of being a side issue. Whether Zhdanov actually was put out of Ihe way or died naturally of a heart attack also Is beside the point now. The point is that Zhdanov dead is much more val- Philadelphia Limp in Wake Of Transit Workers Strike have been e wou have been alive. He now gives tlfem an ex- c(»« to begin a purge, The death of Communist writer Maxim Gorky was used In 'the same way In the bloody purge of the mtd-SOs when the Kremlin spilled the blood of thousands. The deaths o( Communist heroes in other countries — the Czechoslovak purge trial of Rudolf Slansky recently was an example — often are used as the bases for such charges. Jury Indicts So. Carolina Lawmaker WASHINGTON up, _ A federal grand jury Indicted Rep John L IWcMillan (D-SC) yesterday on charge of violating a law which bars mernbers of Congress from entering into contracts with the government. McMillan has said he brought on a "more or less friendly action' to determine his right to oil lease rights hi Utah .which he bought in 1951 from the Interim- Department The departmejit canceled the lease n 195;>. contending McMillan, as a member of Congress, had no right TW ' ST , IN TOYS--M.1X " are shown Morllz » Germany's - - -^tey'Srt nd walnut lo indicate their size! in the grasp of a transit strike today with the city administration ™^ !L B lhe °" ly wrent move lo end the two-day walkout of 9700 members of the CIO Transport Workers Union. For the second day In a row some 2!i million commuters struggled to work and school in jammed trains, car pools, taxicabs, bicycles and afoot. , Last night Mayor Joseph s. Clark Jr. ureed leaders of TWU Local 234 to conduct a secret ballot among the union members lo determine If they wish to continue the strike. Clark said in a statement Ibat the union had promised to have a reply by this afternoon. Trolleys, buses and (he vast subway-elevated lines of the Philadelphia Transportation -Companv—a privately ,, owned utility—stopped running at midnight Tuesdav fol by i'!ng rejection of a PTC "final" cr at a mass meeting atlended .2,500 union members. The of- in - - - '•- ->»-iiiv^i o. J.11C fer had been accepted earlier m the day by the union's representatives in negotiating sessions with the PTC in the mayor's office Clark said he felt the secret poll of all striking workers ml^ht disclose a majority in favor of returning to work and accepting the company offer since only- about 2o per cent, of (he membership voted for the walkout. Union leaders themselves disagreed over the strike vote. International President .Michael J Quill called the strike '"wildcat and illegal." Paul W. .O'Ro'urke, president of the striking Local 234. who was unavailable for comment on Clark's suggested secret ballot, announced earlier that the local ex/.- to hold it. The indictment was returned n few hours aflcr McMillan, at his own request, appeared before the grand jury. The law involved prohibits members of Congress from executing or holding an interest in a contract with the government. McMillan contends the oil lease is not covered Violators ,of the law are punishable by a maximum fine of Day of Grayer For Ike Urged ATLANTA W> _ Atlanta's iravoi William B. Harlsfield has urged the mayors of the nation to proclaim Sunday. Jan. 18. a dav of prayer that President Dwlght Ei<en- honer's administration may brin» peace lo the world. ° Harlsfield. president of the American Municipal Association, which represents more than 11,000 cities Iersta°miin PraJ ' Cr for . p ™ ce and Grand mo Bandit- Is Indicted LOS ANGELES <it>> - Grandma the Bank B.indit — Mrs Ethel Arata, once the heiress of millions — is Under federal grand jury indictment on bank robbery chaises Mrs. Aral*, 52, who is no grandma at all. is the daughter of the late Robert Catts, New York multimillionaire who lost his fortune in Ihe 1923 crash. She said she gave "way most of the hank loot. Hc-r attorney said she will picml innocent on the novel grounds thai she acted under nn uncontrollable ' love for the human race She was Indicted on thi yesterday. War Casualties Reach 128,721 , ~ A «»»"nccd . S. battle casualties in Korea rached 128,721 yesterday an In crease of 101 since last week The Defense Department's \voek y summary baser! pn motific.-itlons to families through last Friday reported: South, West Are Getting Industries WASHINGTON I^-R^M Jndlls . w" , cx »"" s '?' 1 '" 'he south and West, partlculnrly in California and Ju-nvV ,, : " r " lg '""'""actHr t" y I!" 1 ,', ", le East - lhe i! " r ™« Labor Statistics reported today NcrcrthcleM. Bt.S Ea ld. the number of workers in the Industrie East has remained at abotlt „ same level since Kn. In rnte-of-employment <rrcwlh between 1947 and ISSI, B! S said a special study made nubile todaj showed nil regions except ihc New England. Middle AUnmle and Great Lakes slates were consistently above RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Killed In action Wounded Missing Total (Deco Inc IB us 5 1EII Tulnl 20.317 05.41!) 12.035 128,721 LAST TIMKS TONITR 'THIS WOMAN IS DANGEROUS' .Joan Crawford Dennis Morgan controllable | nVc OUnls I D pctor, Family Die in Fire Russians Now Claim Penicillin _ MOSCOW fJP^-nussUn scientists sre now honoring the memorv of r-i "7 •"*""•> »<--ic; mencm :he man who discovered penicillin, p ""'""" T . Daniel, his Moscow radio said today. He's a Russian, of course. His name was Andrei Polotehnov and -rays Moscow-he did his work with the antibiotic lone before Britain's Sir Alexander Fleming the Wnstern - recognized discoverer o penicillin, : Fleming, discovered the dru» In 1020. Moscow radio said Polotebno used penicillin SI years ago for « skm treatment. NASHVILLE. Tcnn. If,-A doctor his wife and two young children were burned to death early today in a fire that destroyed their JO-room home. The victims were Mwitilfed as . . iel, his wile Ruth, and their children, Janrt 2 and Jean. 4. 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