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a m. 3 a.m. Details on Page Vol. LXXXVl-No. 67 MINNEAPOLIS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1952 Price 5 Cents FLYING SAUCERS NO MENACE, AIR FORCE SAYS By WILBUR ELSTON Minn ea poll Tribana Itaif Corraapondtnl WASHINGTON Whatever they are, flying saucers are no" menace to the United States, the air force said Tuesday.

been Identified as friendly aircraft, hoaxes, weather phenomena, birds and electronics. The other 20 per cent which constitute the mysterious flying saucers cannot be identified because of a lack of scientific information. But Samford himself is "satisfied" that the reports are caused by "temperature inversions" by which ground lights are reflected onto the clouds. Temperature inversion when layers of cold air get sandwiched between layers of warm air also produces strong reactions on radar screens, the officer said. emphatically that they are not holding anything back from the public except the names of people who have seen the saucers.

The air force is respecting the desires of most observers to have their names withheld to spare them possible ridicule and embarrassment. Flying Saucers Aren't Einstein's Dish of Tea LOS ANGELES, CALIF. dN9 The Rev. Louis A. Gardner, Los Angeles, wanted to know what Dr.

Albert Einstein had to say about flying saucer reports. The scientist answered in a letter received Tuesday: "Dear sir: Those people have seen something. What it is I do not know and I am not curious to know. Sincerely yours, A. EINSTEIN.

which will help scientists Identify the substance which produced the light. It also is planning to buy a number of camera telescopes with wide lenses that can photograph the entire horizon. In addition, its own staff and consultants will make a closer check of all reported flying saucers. Other air force officials admitted that there have been more than the average number of reports of flying saucers around atomic energy installations, but blamed that on the "natural jumpiness" of residents of such areas and guards who are looking Tor unusual occurrences. The percentage of unexplained saucers is no higher there than anywhere else, they said.

Air force officials were not particularly concerned over the fact that ground radar screens have picked up the flying saucers in the Washington area, either. They said radar screens always have picked up birds, flights of ducks, ice for mations and reflections from ground targets which may show even better images than actual planes. And they pointed out that the aerial mirages or "temperature inversions" are typical of the humid conditions that have persisted in the Washington area in the last few weeks. No airborne radar has picked up any flying saucers in the Washington area, although pilots of several interceptors as well as civilian aircraft reported seeing the mysterious objects in the area on the occasions on which they were picked up on ground radar screens. Experiments Denied The air force said that neither It, the army, navy, atomic energy commission or other government agency is conducting any experiments that could account for the strange aerial objects.

And the air force spokesmen Insisted but not frantic attention." In Samford's opinion, the "highest probability" is that they are "phenomena associated with intellectual and scientific interests" but that "nothing in them is associated with any materials, vehicles or missiles directed against the United States." In Washington, flying saucers were reported on radar screens on three occasions in the last 10 days, the latest early yesterday morning when radar operators tracked scores of unidentified objects. On the last two Saturday nights, the air force has shot flights of jet interceptors into the skies in a vain effort to find out more fbout the mysterious objects. Several hundred other attempts at interception had been made by planes previously, it was revealed at the conference. Samford said the air force has analyzed between 1,000 and 2,000 reports of flying saucers. About 80 per cent of them have And they definitely are not the product of any new American experiments on aerial missiles or other weapons, the air force added.

More than 150 news-men and military personnel heard military spokesmen explain their Investigations of the mysterious flying objects that have been puzzling the nation. Samford Special Cameras Maj. Gen. John A. Samford, air force director of intelligence, told the conference that the air force will continue the studies that it began in 1947 because the problem "definitely warrants adequate In an effort to get more scientific Information about the origin of the strange objects, the air force is buying more than 200 cameras with "refraction grids" Convicted in Lealc Secrets to Russ Stockholders Approve Merger of Braniff, Mid-Continent Lines Stockholders of Mid-Continent Airlines and Braniff International Airways voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to merge the two systems.

The merger will provide the Upper Midwest with one-carrier service to the West Indies and Central and South America. FORT MEADE, MD. UP) An- army court martial Tuesday convicted Maj. Gen. Robert W.

Grow of Improperly jotting down military secrets In his personal diary and falling to safeguard classified data. The diary was stolen by Soviet agents last year. Russian I IT A it -f Virginia Democrats to Back Ike? By RICHARD WILSON Chief of the MlnneaiMlli TrlbaM Waahlnftoa ftureaa WASHINGTON Let us now take the case of Virginia, the state whose governor, John Battle, enacted so magnificently the role of a man of honor in the Democratic national convention last week. Battle returned Monday night to his Virginia home, from which, through the morning mists, can be viewed Thomas Jefferson's beloved Monti- cello. When he ar rived on this historic heath it was to learn that one of the leading newspapers of his Battle state, the Richmond News-Leader, for the first time in its long history had endorsed the Republican nominee for president.

The News Leader is for Dwight D. Eisenhower. This will have its effect on the Virginia Democratic state central committee, soon to meet to determine whether the Democratic party shall support the nominees of the Democratic national convention. To those who saw the Democratic convention, by direct sight or by television, a pledge of honor seems to have been given by Battle and, in Vir ginia, all are honorable men. This pledge seemed to be that the Democratic ticket would be on the ballot in Virginia and the names of the nominees, Adlai Virginia Continued on Page It I 1 i Suffer or Puf Him in Will Man Accused of Withholding Drugs From Dying Kin CHICAGO UP) A 30-year-old suburbanite was accused in a court suit Tuesday of withholding pain-killing drugs from his dying grandmother in order to get her to leave him part of her $250,000 estate.

The federal court suit alleged Ernest Gregory, of Hinsdale, kept his grandmother, the late Mrs. Agnes T. Clarke, in "mortal fear of him" through his control of narcotics she needed. It said Gregory "while she was under the most severe pain from the internal cancer, which caused her death, told her that all others had deserted her and that he alone, he the injector of narcotics into her veins, would help her." The suit claimed that Gregory withheld the prescribed narcotics "until she capitulated her will to his own." Gregory was one of four beneficiaries of the $250,000 estate. His aunt, Mrs.

Katherine Carr of Culver City, filed the suit to void the will, dated Sept. 15, 1951. She also asked the court to distribute the estate to Mrs. Clarke's, nearest relatives according to law. This would mean the estate would be divided between Mrs.

Carr and her sister, Mrs. Lilly Gregory, Ernest Gregory's mother, attorneys said. 18 MISSING IN ALPS AFTER VIOLENT STORM CHAMONIX, FRANCE UP) Eighteen persons were reported missing in the Alps early today lollowlng a violent storm Sunday and Monday. Among the missing were six mountain climbers who tried to scale Ailefroide peak. The six had been expected to return to Grenoble by noon yesterday.

of "Adlai Stevenson of bu supply valuable the sociologists. thought exist suggests that 4 i children xroD- Busch mmmii i.ajf jtmmm General of Diary Millers Split With Louisville American Association Louisville 7-3, Minneapolis 5-12. Kansas City 2, Charleston 0. Columbus 7, Milwaukee 4. Indianapolis 4-2, St.

Paul 2-6. National league Chicago 4, New York 2. Pittsburgh 7. Brooklyn 1. St.

Louis 6, Boston 5. Philadelphia 6-4, Cincinnati 1-3. American League Cleveland 4, Boston 1. St. Louis 7, Washington 3.

Philadelphia 5-8, Detroit 0-10. New York 10, Chicago 7. DETAILS In Sports Section. State Bans Swine Shows in Epidemic By RUSSELL ASLESON Minneapolta Trlbaiw Staff Writer Cancellation of all swine shows in Minnesota was ordered Tuesday by the state livestock sanitary board. The order will go Into effect Friday, according to Dr.

Ralph West, secretary of the board. The order was imposed to prevent an outbreak of a new and virulent swine disease, vesicular exanthema, which has spread to 16 states. (Ed Shave, on page IS, reports on United States ban, on bringing big game from Canada back to this country, due to foot and mouth epidemics in Canada.) MANAGEMENT of two of the country's largest swine exhibitions issued immediate orders for cancellation. They are the swine' exhibit at the Minnesota State fair, Aug. 23-Sept.

1, and the National Barrow show at Austin, Sept. 16-20. The Midwest Barrow show and the Minnesota-Iowa Future Farmers of America swine shows at Austin next week were among those canceled. The swine division of the Junior livestock show in South St. Paul in October also is expected to be canceled.

Dr. West said he saw "no hope that the order will be relaxed this exhibit season." THE SWINE BARN at the fair will be used to house the armed forces exhibit. The new order also will require cleaning and disinfecting of all trucks and railroad cars in which swine have been transported. The disease has not as yet been found in Minnesota, Wisconsin or North Dakota, Dr. West said.

Minnehaha county in South Dakota and Pocahontas and Woodbury counties in Iowa, were among parts of 16 states where federal quarantine measures were imposed yesterday after discovery of the disease. Under the order, interstate shipment of hogs and their meat products will be barred from the quarantined areas. Vesicular exanthema is similar and virtually indistinguishable from foot-and-mouth disease but it does not affect cattle, sheep or horses. Human beings are not susceptible to the disease. Hogs still can be shipped to Minnesota if they are consigned for immediate slaughter at a recognized packing plant Community hog sales and sales bam hog auctions had been discontinued previously at the request of the sanitary board.

Risk Rates to Rise on State Cars Automobile Insurance rates are going up in the near future. Minnesotans who own cars can plan on paying more for liability and property damage Insurance, commissioner A. Herbert Nelson said Tuesday. "HIGHER RATES" are needed to meet inflation, ridiculous jury verdicts, increased accidents and high repair costs." Nelson said. "If motorists want lower in-surance rates, they must co; operate in putting a fair and honest valua-tlon on a 1 1 claims.

They Nelson must drive their cars safely, sanely and with due regard for the other fellow." The state insurance commissioner said a group of companies represented by the National Bureau of Casualty Underwriters, a licensed casualty rating bureau, has filed application with the state commission for higher rates based on adverse loss experience. HE SAID that does not mean all companies will 'ask higher rates but it is likely more will be asking for them because of cost trends. Companies represented by the bureau write less than 20 per cent of the dollar volume collected for auto liability insurance in Minnesota. Nelson said his department is analyzing the company requests but that it cannot yet say when higher rates will be approved. Nelson explained that auto insurance in the Twin Cities is higher than in some other cities of similar size in other states because rates are determined by the amount of money paid out in claim settlements.

r8lmattac- The Ad Man Will Always Be With Us Wednesday, July 30, 1952 SnnriM 4:51 a.m.; ivnuet il a.m. A movie company favors us with a press agent's booklet on a forthcoming movie, with "suggestions" to the theater owner on how to plug the movie. It "suggests:" "It could happen that a life; size cutout of name of the star) is 'stolen' from your lobby in advance of playdate, and later turns up on the campus of a local college. A photo of you or a member of your staff carrying (name of the star) back to the theater should be amusing and newsworthy. The stunt might be launched by the offer of a reward for the kidnaped cutout.

Brief police and cooperating newspaper on the gag." Well, we're briefed, When do we start playing? Sunny and little change In temperature in the Twin Cities today, with a high in the upper 70s. Milt Rosen, St. Paul city commissioner, claims he is the only city official in Minneapolis or St Paul whose name is in "Who's Who." We've checked 30 names and he's right so far, but we refuse to carry this thing any farther. Advertisement In the Minne apolis Tribune Tuesday: "Truman's Sensational 'Quitting Business' Sale" WatcMnf ealorleat Then rhanw to Bwarlo'l no DUttenat GoHwn liuemiry Mum-roiia. Vu feaalthftl.

tfailcioiu. Call CH 3601. Ar, 'Stevenson of Illinois' IV He Knew Tragedy as a Youth Vote of the i Continent stockholders at Kansas City, was 323,665 for the merger and 40,479 against. Braniff stockholders, meeting at Dallas, Texas, approved it, 663,069 to 681. Thomas Fortune Ryan, chairman of the board of Mid-Continent, said it will be several weeks before legal details of merger can be completed.

The plan already has been approved by the civil aeronautics board UNDER THE PLAN, Braniff will be the surviving line. The merged system will be the sixth largest in the country and will rank 12th among the world's air carriers, with more than 17,800 certified route miles. Braniff headquarters will remain at Dallas. The merger plan provides for exchange of one and one-half shares of Mid-Continent common stock for one share of Braniff stock. The merged airlines would have Kansas City, Tulsa, Houston, Texas, and Chicago as principal junction points.

FOLLOWING approval of the merger, Braniff stockholders also approved amending of the company by-laws to increase the common capital stock of the line from $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 and to increase the board of directors from 9 to 15 members. Six Mid Continent directors then were elected to the new Braniff board. They are Ryan; J. W. Miller, president of Mid-Continent; E.

C. Eppley, Omaha, T. N. Law, Tulsa; Milton McGreevy, Kansas City, and G. D.

Murdock, Beverly Hills, Calif. Mid-Continent now has its main overhaul base and northern terminus at Wold-Chamberlain airport. About 350 Mid-Continent employes live in the Twin Cities area. That line also serves Rochester, Minot and Bismarck, N. and Aberdeen, Sioux Falls, Huron and Watertown, S.

in the Upper Midwest, as well as Omaha, and Des Moines and Sioux City, Iowa. WHEN THE CAB was taking testimony from officials of the two companies about the merger last month, a Braniff executive said the merger would not re duce operations at the Wold- Chamberlain base and present services would not be curtailed. Mid-Continent operates chiefly north and south in the Missis sippi valley, while Braniff's domestic routes stretch from Chicago to the southwest. Its overseas service extends to Havana, Cuba; Panama City, Panama; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Lima, Peru; La Paz, Bolivia; Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Mid-Continent directors yesterday declared a dividend of 25 cents per share, payable Aug.

11 to stockholders of record on Aug. LYDIA WAS NO, LADY LONDON (Reuters) Al-phonse Bishop charged in court Tuesday that his girl friend bit 2 inches off his tongue while kissing him: The girl, Lydia Buckle, 28, was committed for trial, accused of causing "grievous bodily harm" to Bishop. She pleaded not guilty. TURN THE PAGES TO: PEOPLE IN THE NEWS 2 Theaters State Editors 6 Editorials ...6 Fur Fashions 8 WOMEN'S FEATURES. Pictures ....10 Comics Grim 13 In Business .14 SPORTS 17, IS, 20; Marketi 19 I propagandists promptly exploit.

ed it to bolster their warmongering chargei against tht United States. Published excerpts from tht diary quoted Gen. Grow as saving: "War! As soon as possible! Now!" ANOTHER ALLEGED entry, dated March 29, 1951, read: 'The time is ripe for a blow this year." A court of eight generals en fenced Grow to a formal reprimand a black mark against future promotion and suspension from command for six months. The maximum penalty would have been five years confine ment, dismissal from the army and forfeiture of pay and allowances. The court's decision came after a secrecy-shrouded trial that began a week ago in a closely guarded courtroom.

GROW HIMSELF has been si-lent since he was recalled hurriedly from abroad some montha ago. The general, a veteran of both world wars, was formerly military attache at the United States embassy in Moscow. (Grow, born In Iowa, began his military career with the Minnesota national guard in 1914. He attended high school in Dawson, and was graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1916.) Grow served in the cavalry in World War and commanded the sixth armored division in the battle of Normandy and the campaign across France into Germany in World War II. While Grow was on a visit to Frankfurt, Germany, last year Soviet agents slipped into hia room during his absence and photographed his diary.

THE AGENTS, in turn, passed -photographic copies of the diary to Richard Squires, described as "a British writer," who used them in a book entitled "On the Path to War." Immediately following the Soviet propaganda barrage that exploded when the book was published, the army ordered Grow back to the United States. As a result of the Grow Jnct dent, the army issued orders forbidding all overseas personnel to keep diaries or personal records involving military matters, Pilot Dies Avoiding Crash in Village MALTON, CANADA INS Cyril Fairhurst, 35, a commerl cial pilot, sacrificed his life and that of his co pilot, Robert lin, 27, Tuesday to avert crashing his plane into this Toronto suburb. When the engine of his plane failed, Fairhurst steered the craft into a high tension wire, rather than risk striking houses on the main street of Malton, a town of 2,000. LIVE' MINE FOUND IN BRITISH HARBOR SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND UP) A dredge clearing the main ship channel of this big port came up Tuesday with a unexploded mine. The mine, laid in 1940 to guard the harbor against enemy submarines, was imbedded in mud a few hundred yards from three big ocean liners.

It was rendered harm-; less by a mine disposal squad. Thi is the fourth Installment Narriman Farouk Life of exile begins Farouk Weeps as Exile in Italy Starts CAPRI, ITALY (UP) Italy granted asylum Tuesday to ex-king Farouk of Egypt. The toppled monarch and his commoner queen arrived yesterday at their honeymoon island, Capri, aboard a lowly tourist boat to begin their life of exile. Farouk, 32, Queen Narriman, 18, and their infant son now the baby King Ahmed Ffiad II left the Egyptian yacht Ma-roussa at Naples. The loyal crew of the Ma-roussa gave him a rousing send-off to royal oblivion.

Many sailors knelt as Farouk walked by. Some wept. Others reached for his hand and kissed it THEN THE SAILORS stood rigidly at attention as the playboy of the Mediterranean said farewell. Farouk walked stiffly across the gangplank from the Ma-roussa to the tourist boat Linda for the short trip to Capri from Naples harbor. The crew, as if by signal, burst into three mighty shouts: "Long live Farouk, King of Egypt and the Sudan." Italian officials said tears rolled down from beneath Fa- rouk's dark sun-glasses as he Farouk Continued on Page 1Z Portuguese Ship at Macao Fires on Chinese Reds HONG KONG INS A Portuguese gunboat in Macao harbor opened fire on Chinese Commu nists Wednesday when frontier fighting broke out between Por tuguese colonists and Chinese troops.

The clash, lasted a half hour as shells from the gunboat and a Portuguese fort near the border landed in Red China. Macao, a Portuguese possession, is perched on a South China peninsula near Hong Kong. It was reported in Macao that the Chinese were rushing reinforcements to garrisons at Lapa island, a mile east of Macao, and also to Pak Shan Liang, 15 miles north of the Portuguese-Chinese frontier. The lighthouse in Macao harbor extinguished its beacon, indicating the Portuguese again have closed the colony to Chinese shipping. Chinese Communists and Por tuguese border guards clashed twice along the Macao boundary with Red China during the night and tension mounted in the Portuguese colony.

MAJ. GEN. ROBERT GROW 'War! As soon at, possible' 28 Hurt as Bus Overturns on Mountain SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. UP) A Greyhound bus, en route from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Los Angeles, overturned near Devore, 25 miles north of San Bernardino, Tuesday, injuring 28 persons, five seriously. California highway patrol officers said the bus hit a wet spot on highway 66, skidded, went out of control, struck a power pole and turned over on its side.

The driver, Ray G. Davis of Los Angeles, was not listed among the injured. None of the injured was from the Upper Midwest The bus spun around twice on the wet highway before flipping on its left side, skidding 200 feet and ending up 20 feet off the highway. "The rain came down very hard," Davis said, "and all of a sudden the bus started to slide. I tried to straighten it out but couldn't.

The next thing I knew we were turning around. I barely missed a telephone pole. I couldn't keep it on its wheels." 319-Million Check Paves Way for Ohio HighWay NEW YORK (Special) The largest underwriting syndicate ever assembled for such a pur pose turned over a check for $319,882,972 Tuesday in Wall street to build a 241-mile superhighway across Ohio. The toll highway, to be commenced this fall and completed within 34 months, will link the Pennsylvania turnpike system to highways in Indiana. As representative of a 410-member syndicate, T.

Henry Boyd, vice president of Blyth tendered the check to James W. Shicknessy, chairman of the Ohio turnpike commis sion. All Mourners Will Get to See Evita Peron BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (iP) President Juan D. Peron announced Tuesday the body of his wife, Eva, will lie in state for one or two months if necessary to give all mourners a chance to see it Grieving Argentines have been pouring into the city by thousands to pay last respects to their beloved "Evita." Noel Busch, former New York journalist and magazine editor. Succeeding chapters in the biography will appear in the Minneapolis Tribune through Saturday.

By NOEL BUSCH Coprrlfht MM, Fimr, gtraai ana Tooni, publisher! If America, to the horror of Col. Robert McCormiek of the Chicago Tribune, were a country like England, where titles are awarded for meritorious service to the state, Adlai Stevenson's lineage, like Churchill's, would doubtless be dotted by peerages. Although not distinguished by such accolades, United States families like the Stevensons, Lodges, Roosevelts, Adamses, and even Talts, material for Two schools about them. One school amj 4.U of XT LA oim uiai lucji vjl luro are handed down via the glands, the bony structure and the blood stream. The other school suggests that their prowess is due mainly to environment, since good par- Stevenson ents raise their erly and famous forebears set them lofty standards to maintain or elevate.

In the case of Stevenson, ample evidence exists to provide argument for either side. On the one hand, since all of the governor's traits, including his partiality for travel, politics and being at the center of things, have been conspicuously displayed by one or more of his forebears, he may well have inherited them. On the other hand, since anything Stevenson reads; or any place he visits inside the United States, is likely to have some link with his progenitors, they may have also been an environmental influence. A glance at the evidence is sufficient to substantiate Stevenson's belief that his ancestors were a lively group. The governor's own notion is that his own career has been hopelessly undramatic.

One dramatic event in the life of Adlai Stevenson was an accident Dec. 30, 1912, which resulted in the death of his 15-year-old-cousin-by-marriage named Ruth Mary Merwin. The accident was tragic for all concerned. To" understand why it was especially so for Stevenson it is necessary to know Stevenson CotttoftUtxf on Pag 11.

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