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WEATII En s Fair today, tonight and Sunday, except for increasing cloudiness Sunday cftemoon; slowly rising daytime temperatures; gentle to moderate north-west winds this . afternoon, becoming gentle variable tonight. . Complete 'Weather Report, . Page WIDE WORLD.. .UMITED TRtJ S. ..CHIC AfiO BAIL T MEWJFOREICK SERVICE VOL CXLIX It DAILY OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1948 NO. 150 A S S 0 C I A T c o r r ,0vU V3 . - A ' ;EW 10 J W UN a-! T 15 SUNDAY Vice r A Sheiliff, D.A. '. Darkis Reiterates 'TipofF Charge At Hearing on Suspension; Sheriff TeHs of Request for Cookie Raids AlTinc.- rmmfr'ciwn ton law prifnrcernent officers tesrti- : V V w fied yesterday at "the suspension hearing of Captain of Inspectors William E. Barkis that reports of vice conditions in the City of Oakland were so "persistent" they were "alarmed" about them. , This reDort of both District Attorney Frank Coakley and T Sheriff H. P. (Jack) Gleason i before the Civil Service Board in the crowded City Hall chambers, rantain Barkis himself went on the stand to! reiterate charge that a small group within the Oakland police ! force gave ad- vance -warning that! made nis raiu on asserted' bookmakers fume-Barkis is appealing Citw Manager J. F. Hassler's 60-day suspension for making such a charge. CORRECTION" NEEDED Sheriff - Gleason j who followed Coaklejrto the stand, said it was rrrA bv Citv Manager John F. -Hassler and Mayor ( Joseph Smith, oM a th two County officials that !gamblin and vice TOnaiuoM.-wa - ... - j - 3 ; am I V a ! RaTkis was the last person to take .t- - A ..Manv Hp Will hi IDc ei.ii-4 jr m i. j . ----- . .ncrj.T!miinpd -when the case is resumed at the City wail monaay nt V lnrk. - -. k : - Asked his reason far the faiulre of the raicL Barkis replied II a projecxea riiw w plated --ith picked personnel ana ' the raid laiis inrougn we" be a leak. - 1 HINTS AT TIP-OFF "This can only happen, in my opinion, when the criminal unaer-w orld has connections in , the police department." '- s The request of thre police offi cers for an immediate i hearing De-cause their names had been brought in previously in connection v with the alleged tip-off was denied by T 1 TKA.tJant X'rrt m& 1 Ha rt Hart said testimony - by the trio would not pertain to I the Barkis case but that they would be beard tt another time if they wished. : CHARGES NOT CONFIRMED - rVir!T! -against the! three. Sgt Clarence Jorgensen. head of the Vice SQUaCi, gUU ruuu"-" ww Quellich and Alfred J. Matulich. have not been substantiated. - District Attorney Coakley was first witness after a motion by De- Xense Atiorney xxcvi w, - that the jcharges be dismissed was denied. ..,.! E He told ot tne vjcxodct j mccwuis "in his office, attended by Sheriff tiieason, iviayory oiiiiu. Bi.w. -w-'-' Manager nassier wi " enforcement in the city of Oakland and reports of gambling violations "Sheriff Gleason arid I told Smith and Hassler that iniormation had been coming to us for some time Cohtlnaet led Page 3. Col 6 WOMAN SLAYER. 85, DIGS IN PDKON ? Mrs. Demarus DeF)rcy, 85. convicted July 1. 1934, of murdering her landlady, here an 1 given a life sentence died in her sleep yesterday , in the 'Calif or nia Women's Prison at TehachapL I ' Mrs. DeForcjOie )ldest woman ever admitted to a California prison TtT convicieu oi muiut i m xuoiiicua County, shot her landlady, Mrs. Elizabeth, Cartner. l.tay! 11. 1934. during an argument at Mrs. Cart-ner's boarding iiouse it 914 Linden Street - . " J -: v According to testimo ny introduced at -the; trialrMrs. Caitner went to J-wi VkVJ 0 WW4U ;vjw after hearing souna3 ai a aisiurn-anceWhen she knock d at the door, Mrs. Def orcy opened it and shot her with a revolver. t ! j Mrs. DeForcy told i-Qlice she believed Mrs. Gartner was a man with whom she had quarreled. She .admitted that sherhad been drink- ing during the day preceding the shooting. - K - i Following the trial. 11 ' Mrs. De orcy pleaded tp take her bla ck and white cat, 'Tommy, to pru on wi.n ner, j tead the cat but was refused. Inst was. made a pet at County Jail. 1 Rfce Alameda WHERE TO .RIND IT Chorehes ..... 5 12 7 15 16 Classified Advertisinf Comics . . i. Crdsfwe'rd Pazzlcs Xditariils ....... . u . . . . . Financial Carders ...... Geraldine Radio Schedules 5 8 4 9 4 8 15 2 Society and Clubs. ......... .". . Sports .. Theaters ...... Uncle Wggily Vitals ......... World News Front... THE NEWS METEB tvnATIIER NOTE . The strmly stabborn and the silly Insist thfsc mornings aren't ehilly; ."Ml bat the maiish nd the foolish Admit that they are more than . JACK BURROUGHS- 7 arms highlighted the Barkis hearing DeJohri Case Threats Told Two Investigators Warned of Danger In Phones to Home The gangland murder of Nick no.Tnhn Viarl taVpn nn all tVvp aerPfts o Prohibition era underworld op era tions today with disclosure that threats have beeri made against two investigators who helped resurrect the , 18-month-old garroting of the ex-Chicago hoodlum. V, -' Dist Atty. Eumund G. Bro-w-n said an unknown man -had telephoned the home of Assistant Dist. Atty. Bert Hirschberg at least seven or eight times with this ; warning to Hirschberg's wife: "Watch out for what your husband is doing and that fellow with him too. -'. . He apparently referred to Edward van Dervort, San Francisco homi cide inspector who has worked with Hirschberg since ihe DeJohn case broke a week ago. HOMES UNDER GUARD Brown said the homes of the two men have been under police guard throughout the week Hirschberg is married and has five children. Meanwhile, Brown and top inves tigators from his 'office and. San Francisco police continued prepar ing the testimony they hope will result in indictments Monday against five men for conspiring in the murder of the pudgy Sicilian gangster in May of last; year. Brown disclosed late . yesterday, following a strategy ; conference in his office, that an indictment will hot be . sought - against "Leonard Bruno, one of six men now charged with the slaying in : complaints signed by police. ' - The five men against whom Indictments will be asked are Sebastian! Nahi and Frank Abati, already in custody, and Frank Seap-jJatura. Tony lima and Leonard Calamia, objects of a Nation-wide search. ' : GANGLAND CFRONT All were in some way connected with the Sunland Sales Oil and , Cheese Company, now-defunct gangland "front' for various rackets. : ' ; .-: Six or eight persons, some of whom never have been mentioned in connection with the case, will be called as witnesses when the indictments are sought before the special , grand jury Monday night Brown" said. Among them will be Mrs. Nick DeJohn, wife of the slain gangster, and Inspector Frank Ahern, chief of the -San Francisco police homicide detail who has di- "i i u'"imu 0,unas rected the i investigation. ouw' - Work on the DeJohn case led u ! , - . n police into a lucrative Bay areajnayWOra Home PUfns; abortion ring- and an equally luc-i va; on :AJ rative extortion . mob - assertedly fronted' by Gus Oliva, one-tims North Beach millionaire; Raids Tuesday night - bagged seven suspects and a quantity of surgical equipment The suspects were to be brought in today for re-booking on straight charges of conspiracy to commit abortion, Brown said. Venezuelan Envoy To U.S. Resigns WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. The Venezuelan. ambassador to the;oeriy woman was sleeping, but the United States has resigned. Since' the government tvhiernso- pointed him was overthrown this weeK Ambassador Gonzalo Carne- ;.v3li Ratrf last niht th risrr,3tirm! i of its representative in Washington; j was necessaryto avoid wrong in-I terpretations on the dignity of his position here." - However, Carnevali said, as long as the United States still recognizes (envoy can be chosen. Therefore. "I! will remain as ambassador." he said. - until my successor is named. , I Greek Liberty Ship Aground Off Jamaica NEW YORK, Nov. 27. (-P) The Greek -Liberty ship Mariam is aground on Morant Cays, 60 miles southeast 1 of Kingston. Jamaica, B.WJL, and a tugboat has been sent to her aid, the Coast Guard here said today. Coast Guard area headquarters said the 7176--ton ship radioed today she was in no danger and needed only a commercial tug to v refloat her. The Merritt-Chapman and Scott Corporation's tug Relief was dispatched from Kingston. 5-ALARM FIRE DOES S65J DAMAGE HERE A live-alarm lire, sweeping through three stores and consuming a quantity of Christmas merchandise, caused $65,000 - damage last night in the business block at San Pablo and Stanford Avenues, The blaze, which was combatted by' 12 pieces of fire apparatus and 72 firemen, also threatened the Stanford HoteL at the corner of San Pablo i and Stanford,' . and , an apartment building behind one of the stores. . ; : -. t , ' There was some smoke damage in the apartment builamg, irom which six persons prepared to flee with their belongings, and in the hoteL which housed 100 guests. The lire broke out in a mens clothin g store at 5695 San - Pablo. Mrs. Victoria Christiansen, a book keeper in the store, was working ip the office when she heard the crackling of flames. EV , TADLOR SHOP Assistant Fire Chief Carl Weber said the blaze apparently started in the tailor shop of the store, which wasi closed at the time,, and spread to stock rooms and the offices. AI Rubenstein of 327 Adams Street, owner of the store, est! mated his loss at about $15,000. The blaze spread from, the cloth ing ; establishment to a furniture and ! appliance store at 5701 San Pablo, owned by Ray Watts of 5584 Marshall Street. Most of the $10,- 000 damage there was in Christmas layaway stock, which -included electrical appliances and radio and television sets on which customers had made deposits. V ARIETY STORE HIT The flames moved from the ap pliance store to a variety store at 5705 San Fablo. Nearly all the Christinas stock there was destroyed or damaged. Sol Einspruch, owner of the establishment, estimated his loss at, $40,000. Mr. and Mrs, George Ebert, managers of the Stanford HoteL warned guests of the blaze when the first alarm, was turned in about 9 p.m. ' Battalion Chief Steve O'Day pulled the third alarm on the fire at 9:10 and Battalion Chief .Patrick Dolan"rangIn the" firth alarm at 9-22. : .. , . . . ' The i blaze was controlled in less than an hour. ; Navy Tug Catches Fire at Alameda ALAMEDA, Nov. 2T. A fire aboard a former Navy salvage tug was brought under control early today" :. after threatening momentarily four huge C-3 cargo ships tied just across the wharf . at , the foot of Paru Street, Flames were discovered aboard the 165-foot craft, the former U.S.S. ATR-40, by James T. Young, 63, of 2137 San Jose Avenue, night watchman for the Alaska Packers Asso ciation: 1 which is having the tug converted to a fishing boat. Four pieces of fire equipment answered the alarm and a short while later. Fire Chief Thomas M. Lane requested the Port of Oakland fire-boat to stand by. It was the first call for the fireboat since its commissioning last July. Alameda firemen, assisted by men from the fireboat. which is commanded by Oakland Fire Lieut. Willard Grimes, , brought the fire under control within an hour. The fire, which apparently started in the engine room, wa centered below decks, the dense smoke and fumes forcing fire fighters to don gas masks before entering the hold. Clarence C. Dohrmenn, of 14604 Silvia Way, San Leandro. superin- d!?-u;-?e.5S? repair convert- If WWITf VVl ItlllbU HAYWARD, Nov. 27. A 90-year-old widow, Mrs. Carolyn Schultz, died early today, apparently as she tried to flee from flames 'which swept through her four-room house at 434 A Street ':L ', . . The body of the elderly woman was found a few feet from her bed when firemen succeeded in bringing the flames under control after an hour's battle. Two trucks answered uie aiarm. Patrolman Wesley . Alfstrom said the fire apparently broke out in the 'corner of the -room where the el- cause could not be immediately de termined. Although she was badly burned, Alfstrom said he believed death was due to asphyxiation from the dense smoke. Only known relative is a niece, Mrs. C C. Black, who was to arrive here today, from Vacaville to make funeral arrangements. Damage to the - house was esti- - , f?n I Ir Rirtlr Rurnc m w , mm mm m mm m Near Healdsburg HEALDSBURG, , Nov. 27.JJF) Fire of unknown origin last night destroyed the "Rollarena, a large wooden roller- skating pavilion, on the shore of the Russian River at the edge of Healdsburg. The building, built on a county site, was under lease to E. H. Owens of San RafaeLwho estimated the loss at around $40,000. The building also included two apartments, , ' Quirino to Run Again MANILA. Nov. 27. President Elpidio Quirino today announced he would be a candidate for the presidency in 1943. 00 Council Rows Over Local FEPC Plan Non-Discrimination Ordinance Action , Waits Legal Writing : - : '': . ' :: ' ' " -: - ' ::, -" " ' ', ' ; i : ': .;. v. " ' Surprise introdu'etion r an v ordi nance creating a Fair Employment Practice -r Commission jf or the City of Oakland and making it a misde meanor for any city official or city employee to cucximinate for "race, creed, color, national origin or an cestry toaay r nad precipitated an explosive verbal battle in the City Council. . ' It was ' presented suddenly by Councilman Vernon Lantz at the close of last ' night's meeting and caused Councilman Frank B. Shat-tuck to observe "this is a little job of railroading. . . i Shattuck vigorously opposed consideration "of a matter, important as . this, until the full council is present." , .;. ,::..( : ASKS FIRST READING ' Three o the councilmen were absent " and "Vice-Mayor j Clifford E. Rishell was presiding when Lantz announced: j I have aik ordinance! here from the Mayor's Committee on Civic Unity. While it 4has been left off the agenda would like to have a first reading of it tonight." The ordinance, which j directs the Mayor, with approval of the council to appoint the Anti-Discrirnina- Commission of three members to serve f or three years! each and fixes a maximum punishment of a $500 fine ; or six months .imprisonment v on conviction, will be given second reading Thursday night. Mayor Joseph E. Smith, who ap pointed ; the committee a year ago to draft the ordinance, was iU, according to Vice-Mayor RishelL Also absent were Councilmen William J. McCracken and Frank J. YouelL- SUGGESTS DELAY After Shattuck suggested the postponement Lantz asked: - "When can we have the second reading of theA,ordinance?w I am talking about the first read ing,", retorted Shattuck. An ordinance must have three readings before it can be enacted and eight days must intervene be tween the second and final readings. Lantz wanted to know (why the ordinance had not been placed on the City Council agenda. "Well, why wasn't it?" inquired Contained Page 3 Cel. 7 IT WAS BR-R-RISK AGAIN THIS A.M. - Ti . ti w.:i the Oakland area but not j quite sot cold as it was on Tnanksgiving uay. "The weather station at Oakland Airport said the mercury clipped to 37 degrees at 7:30 a.m. On Thurs day, it fell to 36 the coldest tern perature) this month. '.' " Generally fair weather, " with slowly rising daytime temperatures, is the week-end forecast - Reports last night said there was half a foot of snow on Highway 40 crossing ; Dormer Summit I and 3 inches on Highway 50 in Ecio Pass. The San Joaquin Valley was hit yesterday by a windstorrnj which disrupted transportation anq caused minor damage. The Highway Patrol closed the Whitesbridge highway in Fresno County after three! traffic accidents involving eight cars were caused by dust clouds. ; U China's Ex-Prcmicr May Join New Cabinet NANKING, Nov. 27. (.P) Former Premier Chang Chun may j accept the foreign ministers portfolio in the new cabinet of Dr. Sun To, a government information bulletin said today. , At the same time, the newspaper Mei Jih Wan Pao, said Premier Sun, who is, now in Shanghai, had cabled United Nations delegate Kuo Tai-chi asking him to take over the foreign rninistry. MINIMUM BUILDING STANDARDS FOR 61 HOMES WASHINGTON, Nov. 27. i W The Veterans Administration today -ij-...,. . set minimum building -standards for Gl-Ioan houses. They are designed to: protect home-buying World War H veterans from j shoddy construction or J from being cheated by unprincipled contractors or salesmen, . the agency said. They go into effect December 15. The -rules specify the minimum quality of materials, construction techniques, " workmanship, equip-4 ment installation and structural details necessary lor , veterans jloan guarantees.' The GI standards parallel the minimum construction requirements of the Federal Housing Administra tion. The veterans agency emphasized they are not intended to stand ardize house plans or discourage builders from including extra j fea tures. - Earlier this year the VA set up; an appraisal service to provide 1 builders a pre-construction price j Congress to Economize in U.S. Budget Democratic Leader Reveals Plans for Legislation Change WASHINGTON, Nov, 27. Representative Cannon D, . Mo.), the prospective chairman of the House, Appropriations ; Committee, said today Congress will practice Spartan economy" on the Govern ment budget. Cannon also said the system of fixing a definite congressional ceil ing for Federal spending just doesn't work. He: plans to offer a bill to change it soon after the new Con gress meets in January. Cannon isrt ready to say whether Congress actually, can make a sub stantial cut in the budget President Truman proposes - the first of the year. That ; depends partly . on how much will beneede d for military expenses ana to help other countries combat communism. I . ' In any event Cannon told renort ers there will be swift action rQ fill a $1,250,000,000 gap in the European sua iTogram. . TO CUT ELSEWHERE Yet be is counting on whaclcin? the spending program elsewhere, if necessary, in order to keep the Government out of the red and make some payments on the rational debt The v Appropriations - Committee, he said, always has prided itself on being able to trim the budget He said the budget usually is the asking figure and government agencies don't expect to get as much as they request :", - -: -: ' : ;;, .- Cannon wants to amend the Congressional Reorganization Act in ?ld?TJ get rid of U1 requirement that Congress fix its own limit on government spending each year. This law says that when th President sends up his -budget for government, expenses s every year, Congress must look it over, then work out its own figures on what Federal income is likely to be and wnat. tne limits should be on appropriations and spending. . TARGET FOR CONGRESS - The figures are the "legislative budget" They are a target for Congress to shoot at They are recommendations only, and not binding on Congress. . - Cannon told reporters this plan has- been "wholly ineffective" and has proved "unworkable ; and impractical." Instead of having the Appropriations Committee and Congress being put in the position of not complying with the law on that point Cannon said the . act should be amended. Most members of the Appropriations Committee, he said, apparently feel much the same way. AID SPEEDUP LOOMS , ' I When , Cannon - again becomes i chairman of the Appropriations Committee on January 3 he will be in a position to push the Administration's expected . bid for more funds for the Marshall Plan. President Truman foreshadowed such a request yesterday in author izing Economic Co-operation Ad ministrator Paul G. Hoffman to use the entire $4,000,000,000 European recovery fund by next April 2 in stead of making it last until July 1. r-'Besides the' $L250,000,000 which Hoffman' says is needed to cover the April ,'2-July 1 gap,.- Congress also must pass on the amount ECA gets in 4he fiscal year starting July 1.: Hoffman has said spending will be at a slower rate then but has made no estimate of the sum he will recommend. ' . ' Woman Motorist Injured in Plunge Mrs. Elinore Robertson Heraty, 42, wife of i Philip Heraty, prominent i Oakland contractor, was injured yesterday when the car she was driving plunged off Mountain Boulevard, beyond Guido Street Mrs. ' Heraty's car struck loose graVel as she made a sharp turn and plunged 100 feet 1 Merritt 4 Hospital atendants said Mrs. Heraty suffered abrasions about the body. SET BY VA ? estimate of "reasonable value." based upon the building plans. Periodic inspections by VA; representatives, tt aenraised houses were beina as the appraised houses were being built assured the veteran-buyer that the property was meeting specifications. VA Chief Carl R. Gray Jr. said the pre-construction appraisals hereafter will be given only when the plans and specifications meet the new minimum building standards, Gray said in a statement that a veteran building a home of his own doesn't have to use the new building guide. Such a veteran needs only to meet the GI Bill requirements that his house is "suitable for dwelling purposes! and that its cost does not exceed, reasonable value as determined by VA. Gray sad his agency also is ready to aid in site selection and in architectural design and arrangement of veterans houses. These guides are not mandatory. ; but are strongly recommended, he said, and will be considered when new properties are appraised for GI loan purposes. DOCI ( UNIONS OF BOTH COASTS VOTE Eastern Stevedores Taking Poll Toddy On Freeing of Ships N E W YORK, Nov. 27. JF Waterfront workers begin voting today on" whether they will accept agreements that would free most cl the Nation's merchant fleet from the grip of strikes. There were isolated criticisms of the new peace pacts. But at sev eral port cities along the Eastern Seaboard, local leaders of the AFL International Longshoremen's As sociation ; said last night they ex pected members to okay the hew contract formula in balloting today. Acceptance of the pact would . release strikebound ships .and restore large segments, of rail and industrial operations. It also, would allow the movement of $30,000,000 worth of Marshall Plan commodities tied up on docks. OPPOSITION DEVELOPS In Brooklyn late yesterday, how ever, a police-estimated crowd of 2000 discussed the terms and voted to oppose acceptance in the official Daiiotmxtoday. Leaders of the meeting raid the group came fromV Brooklyn - union locals with 13,000 members. A delegate from Boston was quoted as saying his port and .workers in Philadelphia " and Baltimore did fnot favor the new terms. But. the whole ; session was dis counted by Joseph, P. Ryan, 1LA president as an "attempt by the Communist party to becloud the is-sues," - - . , ' . . ' He said many of those present are not actually union members, and would have no vote. Statements made at the meeting also iwere contradicted by reports from Philadelphia and Baltimore. TERMS ENDORSED -r- In Philadelphia, Paul Baker, union international vice-president said a general membership meeting of dockworkers voted to endorse the i new: terms and to return to work Monday.- ---- h In Baltimore, a meeting of long shoremen was reported to have expressed approval of the proposed pomnact August C Idzik, local ILA head, said he had notified em ployers the men will be back on their jobs Monday if other ports approve the terms. ; - The East Coast agreement pro vides for a 13-cent hourly increase in the basic pay rate of $1.75 hourly, and a 19-cent increase In the night and overtime rate of $2.62 H hourly, plus other improvements in job conditions. The East Coast dock workers previously rejected a negotiated agreement callings for a -10-cent, raise In the basic rate. Three Balkan Nations - l I 1111 , I nnflPm flPfl RV 11 N PARIS. Nov. 27. V-The United Nations Assembly condemned ' Al bania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria to- day for aiding the Communist guerrillas in Greece. w . The 58-nation Assembly approved, 47 te, six, a resolution submitted by France, Britain, China and the Uriited States. Only the six Russian bloc nations voted against it Five nations were absent or not voting. ' : The vote came after the United States dared Russia and her neighbors to abandon use of "coercion, force and terrorism in spreading communism. - . UJ. Details, Page 2 200 Men Battle Mr. Bqldy Crush Fire UPLAND, Nov. ,27.OB- Two hundred men fousht desperately to day to save the : summer resort of Snowcrest from a wincj-iasned umber and brush; fire sweeping lofty Mt Baldy. Some of the 15 families wno live in snowcrest me year moved out their possessions as the flames roared within a half mile of k rrt - which contains 125 cabins. A last-minut shift in the ; nign winds that whipped a hiker's camp-fire late yesterday into an inferno partially ? aided the forest rangers in . tneir ugut. www,, r ..... for continued high winds, however. Already burn in g over : 500 acres in the U. Angeles ' Anation Forest, the flames linked within 100 feet of the lO.SOO-foot'summit of Mt Boldy. Pius Receives House Committee Members CASTEL GANDOLFO, Nov. 27. (.Pope Plus received members of tho U.S. House Armeo services Committee today. ' The group, which has been studying the : Berlin Airlift includes Representative Short (R Mo.), chairman; Bates Mass.), Shafer OU Mich.). Bisbop (R. BL), Rivers (D, S.CL). Price (D, BL). Representative Bryson S.C.) of the House Judiciary Committee, also was present x. "':,:,! Sailor Dies From Durns TOKYO, Nov. 27. 0?) John Madntyre, New York. 58,- died Tuesday of burns suffered - when the tank of the Array-chartered tanker Wabash exploded at sea. the ArmT rnorted todav. He was first 'mat ; - ON PEACE . .." f - 87-Day Bay Tic up Expected to End , Dy Ballot of Local .West Coast longshoremen, on strike for 87 days, meet today and tomorrow to ratify an agreement which .was approved yesterday by the membership of the Waterfront Employers Association. At the same. time, efforts will be speeded to bring settlements in other phases of the prolonged maritime tieup, with , the hope of resuming wharf operations next week. Shipowners representatives met last night with marine cooks' representatives and reported agree ment on several minor items, Further meetings are scheduled to day with the cooks, marine fire men and radio operators. VOTE THIS MORNING: Members of Local 10 of the CIO longshore union gathered this morn ing to vote on acceptance : of : the contract giving them a 1 15-cent hourly boostfrom $1.67 to $1.82. Ship clerks, walking boss and watchmen's locals also will meet during the week-end. v If the agreement is ratified the return to work wilt , depend upon satisfactory agreements - being reached and signed by the other striking martime unions," said a union announcement Resumption of shipping operations depends also on settlement of a jurisdictional issue not connected with the maritime strike. This .' concerns handling of cargo in the holds in the Alaskan steam schooner, trade. , I WANT DEFINITE PACT Harry Lundeberg, " wh ose AFL sailors have been tied up in port by the strike of other unions, asserted that a definite agreement must be reached in the matter with the employers before ships will be manned. The sailors' ? union announced that the ship owners have been requested to reopen its contract' for the purpose of negotiating .higher wages in view of thesettlement of fers to other unions. Smallpox Scare Hits "Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Texv Nov. 27, (U City health officials . today warned all of Fort Worth's 283,000 residents to be vaccinated immediately to ward off a possible epi demic of small pox. , City Health Director Dudley A. Reekie issued the warning after he received a report that the illness of Jarel Sparks, 27-year-old assembly worker at the Consolidated- Vultee :$ Aircraft Corp., had been diagnosed as smallpox. It was the first case of small pox reported in Tarrant . County in 10 years, officials said. PLEA FOR VACCINE Reekie ordered . an immediate check of how much vaccine was in stock in the city's - medical suply warehouse. He also sent an urgent appeal to state health officials for additional supplies. 1 , Dr.' George Cox, state health officer, promised Reekie that enoiyb vaccine for ' 5000 innoculatians would be sent here from the state capitol - at Austin. ! He ordered enough for 1000 vaccinations to be flown here today. i City health workers set up a pub lic vaccination station this morning in the old city-county hospital building to c provide innoculations for persons who could not afford to be vaccinated by private doctors. DELAY IN REPORT Reekie said there had been some delay in reporting Sparks case. He said he had "heard rumors of the case for several days' before finally pinning it down by a personal check November 19. Physicians - at nearby Mineral Wells said : that Sparks has been under quarantine at his home there. Reekie said all of the 150 workers in the assembly section otthe Con-vair plant were vaccinated, for smaH pox November 17 the day after his case was diagnosed.-. M'ARTHUR STILL NEWSMEN WITNESS HANGINGS TOKYO, Nov. 27. UP) General MacArthur's headquarters, still re fusing to let newsmen witness the execution of Hideki Tojo and six other war criminals, slightly re laxed its position today. CoL M. P. Ecbols, MacArthur's publicity chief, agreed, on the importuning of correspondents, to release "as soon as possible a bulletin after, the hangings are secretly carried out at Sugamo Prison. Details will follow, Echols said, as soon afterwards as they can be "prepared in. the form of a typed release. The previous plan called for re-j lease of the news at 10 sum. (8 p.mJ EST; the previous date) : regardless of when the men were hanged. Previously, MacArthur had refused to permit even one newsman to witness the hangings, although1 the Army in the execution of top German Nazi permitted a "pool" man reprcienti&g the major news, Red Thrust 40-Mi. From China Capital Nationalists Claim 10,000 Foe Circled At New Danger Polnr NANKING. Nov. 27; The battle . for the approaches to ' tb Chinese capital of Nanking spread today over a 100-milt radius south. of Suchow. Ten thousand Red troops report edly were encircled at Changpaling, only 40 miles north ; of Nanking, one newspaper said. - Fighting in the immediate vicinity of Suchow. was almost ended with the main forces of botlv th Reds and .the Nationalists moving southward in-a series of 'scraps. i A government field general said the Communists have lost 230.000 men. in the 19-day battle.. Govern- ment losses were reported at 85,0001 men. These figures customarily are distorted by the Chinese. SLUGGING IT OUT. , ' From b r 1 e f i reports reaehintf Nanking it appeared that the government troops had abandoned theie old system of positional warfare and were slugging it out wherever they1 came upon the Reds. This same phase of tht war seemed to be shaping In north China where Gen. Fu Tho-yi' headquarters in peiping , said h was preparing to nieet 280.000 Reds in Hopei Province with Tientsin and Peiping as the prizes; Fus headquarters intimated that if the Reds did not attack his men, 4000 of whom reportedly deserted to the Reds three days ago. they would seek them out and engage them in battle. Fu has seemed confident of whipping the Reds in the Peiping Tientsin corridor, where " scattered fights have been reported. . . AP. I MAN'S REPORT Tom Lambert Associated Press" correspondent said he saw a few; Communist dead or captives in vil lages where the Reds had been re pulsed. , , Field commanders - believed the r,ftmmiin5tt still hart 450.000 tfoODS in the area and next ; would -slash southward, trying to cut communications between Suchow and Nan king. I The railway town of Suhsien. SO miles south of Suchow, admittedly still was in Communist hands, and the line was cut at other points farther south. Reports to the Chinese press in Shanghai said that the government had lauched a diversionary operation out of Tsfngtao, 220" mile northeast of f Sachow and were already at Chiaohsien, 75 miles un the railway and meeting little opposition. (The government has four new U.S.-eqUipped divisions at Tsingtao, anchorage for the U.S. western Pa-' cific fleet) i 200 More Evacuees To Sail for America SHANGHAL Nov. 27. P)Two hundred American evacuees today awaited Tuesday's departure for the . United States aboard the UJ5. Army transport Republic. . Daily Other Americans from the interior, fleeing homeward from, China's civil war, are arriving here. The Republic contingent will be the second group to leave since the war crisis arose. The transport General Burner picked up 387 Americans at the UJ5. Navy anchorage at Tsingtao on Friday. They are i due in San Francisco on Decem ber 8. - -A third ship, the General Anderson, will" pick up another 200 here on December 8. Mme. Chiang to Leave For U.S. in 48 Hours NANKING, Nov. 27. m Ma- . dame Chiang Kai-shek, wife -v o China's President, made ready to day to leave for - a visit to the United States. Her departure time ha not been announced but It may b within 43 hours. She is going to the States presumably to solicit greater help for Commimist-threatened Oiina. The government spokesman said details other trip will be "disclosed at the proper time. , - - . - WON'T LET services to attend those execution MacArthur himself : declined to discuss: the coverage of the important post-war news- event with .eor- respondents. Colonel Echols, ordinarily an easy going officer, some what nervously and irritably today read a statement in, .the name of MacArthur, that. said: t "The same procedure will be f of. lowed with reference to these war criminals as j has been ? established and practiced here from the beginning in accord with the general proprieties involved." : He declined to elaborate or identify what "proprieties were meant i Echols also declined to answer any other questions pertaining to the executions. Earlier Echols Khad aaid in hia opinion the executions would not ' be carried out on Sunday. But they are apt to occur any time after that, -although the general opinion here is that the seven will be hacftd ca . Wednesday. ; '

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