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ONTARIO "GAZETTE " ' Focnded 1797 ONTARIO KiEaposiioBr Founded J802 CANAJfDAlGUA MESSENGER Founded 1803 REPOSITORY MESSENGER Consolidated 1862 THE DAILY MESSENGER Founded 1907 Established in 1797. Vol. 151. No. 8. The Weather 5 Partly" cloud j% colder tonight, lowest temperature near' doRre?; above-, zero; portly cloudy and-cold., u.s CANAKDAIGUA, N. Y., SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 1948 Single Copy, Five Centr British Troops Guard Frontier Against Arabs Attempting to Prevent Troops from Entering 'Palestine from Other Nations JERUSALEM, OP)-- British lancers of the famed "death or glory" regiment stood armed guard on the northern frontier of Palestine today 'across the' headwaters of the River Jordan .in what appeared to be a move to seal off the Holy Land partition battle from outside Arab attacks. If -'this was an indication of British policy, it was the strongest move yet in the mounting civil war- that, has threatened to become international through the participation of Arab volunteer forces from Egypt, Libia. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon who now are training m southern Syria. "Credence was Riven this supposition through Britain's "strong representations" to the Syrian government over yesterday's border crossing by 600 Arabs who finally were driven back by the lancers and spitfires. The attack appeared to be the possible beginning of a general attack by troops of the veteran Arab revolt leader, Fawzi Bey Al Kaukji, who is in command of Arab volunteers in Syria. Arab sources iiere scoffed at any such possibility, declaring t h a t the hour had not yet struck. Government sources in London, meanwhile, said Brita-n would welcome any' force the United States might want to send to guard the U. S. consulate in Jerusalem. The U. S., according to the sources, nad "sounded but." the British high commissioner for per- Tractor Used to Rescue Flood Victims ''"' ' ' . ! " " ·'· '-^""f:r-y-'- f -v- r ----'+*p:-7 -V'^rr: *···:···:.·- ··;-; -' . .' .,-' : - .-»·-·.·- · - : - . - ·-·...·. - . '··':···':-^-·''··'· ·.···:::.'·"-.·-·-:"· * - ' ' - : · ' · * · · New Hampshire File A-tractor approaches high ground at Eugene, Ore., with residents by rising floo:! water of 'the 'tVilliamfitte Hiver. aboard who had been m'arooncd (Al' Wirephoto) Victim of Storm marines: · Several theories were advanced on the frontier crossing battle. .One..4rab...jbsm:.eE-implied that the fi'gTff'colOcf Tiave beeiv" a'''feeler and training experiment. Another source suggested that it migh't" not have been intended as an'attack at air but merely a continuation of the recent infiltration of Syrian' trained units through northern Palestine to some distribution center, such as Nablus, for action elsewhere." There'also was a fierce gun battle in the south of Palestine yesterday, an official report said, ; with eight Arabs and two Jew's s slain in a fight involving Arabs, Jews and British in the Gaza area.' I Bedraggled and storm-beaten, a squirrel shivers atop a fen'se r:iiling in Boston Common, recovering slowly from the effects of the third of Xeiv England's icy storms within a ten day pertod. CAP Wirephoto) Surplus Explosives in New York Frozen, 135 Tons Confiscated Grain Trade Group May Call flnderson, Hannegan to Testify WASHINGTON, f/P)-Ch ai rman Ferguson (R-Mich) said today his senate committee investigating commodity speculation want to know more about conversations Edwin W. Pauley had with two cabinet members about the time lie completed a profitable market deal last August. The committee probably will call Secretary of Agriculture Anderson and Robert E. Hannegan, until recently postmaster general and bead of the Democratic national committee, to tell of their talks with Pauley at his Hawaiian estate, Ferguson told a reporter. He said no date had been set for reopening the Pauley angle. Buffalo Man Admits Setting 8 or 9 fires BUFFALO, UP)--James E. Calhoune, 10, a male nurse, has signed a statement admitting he gated by the police arson squad started eight of nine fires investi- since Oct. 29 in a downtown business-residential .section, according to Detective Chief William T. Fifzgibbons. He was charged yesterday with first degree arson. Fitzgibbons said Calhoune told police that, "when I drink, I get a feeling I'd like to see a fire," but added that when he watched three persons being rescued from a burning dwelling Dec. 9, -'It sobered me up and made me realize how serious it was." ASBURY PARK. N. J., (/?)--All undelivered orders of surplus army explosives were frozen today by the New York region of the Wai- Assets administration. New Jersey and New York state police iir-.? : confiscated from 126 -o i~'i tons of explosives which they said had been gathered by Zionists fotf CIO PJans Action Committee in N.Y. NEW YORK. (/B--The Neu- York State CIO council, which recently rejected the third party presidential candidacy of Henry A. Wallace and repudiated the American Labor parly for supporting him. proceeded today w i t h plans for formation of a statewide CIO political action committee. State CIO President. Louis Hollander announced yesterday he had notified all CIO locals in the state that a PAC organization session will be .held immediately following a meeting of t h e national CIO-PAC in Washington Jan. 23. DANIELS NEAR DEATH RALEIGH, N. C., UP)--Josophus Daniels, 85-year-old editor, former secretary of the navy and ambassador, lay near death at his home today. Members of the family said little hope was held for his recovery. PUBLISHER DIES CANISTEO, N. Y.,/P--Funeral services for Joseph C. Latham, Sr':, 72, publisher of the Canisteo Times, will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow at his home here. Buri.il will he in Franklin- Villc. Citizens Committee Gathers in Albany ALBANY. (/P--Several hundred members of the Citizens legislative- conference from the New York city area gather in Albany today, accompanied by the leader of the "rent marchers" whom slate police barred from the capitoi last year. Alfred K. Stern, whose rent demonstration was the most up- duri.ng. t h e 19 i" scss'on. hnn predicted that the New Yorkers would not "be greeted by Governor Dewey and his state troopers this time/' The group did not plan to go to the onnitol. which was v i r t u a l l y j closed down for t h e weekend. Dewey was in New York. Late Bulletins NEW YORK, /T._.The National Collegiate .Athletic assoc- ciation today .amended, its constitution (o .permit .off-campus recruiting but to prohibit finan cial assistance to athletes greater than that offered :my .other student. illegal shipment to Palestine. Police said the remainder 01 a 199-ton consignment of explosives still was missing. Three trucks containing 67 tons of highly-explosive c y c I o n i t e blocks were seized l a t e yesterday in Ulster County, N. Y. This soiz- ure follower] discovery of a cache of 59 tons of explosives in a wai-r- ncarby Wall township ThurscUiy night and. yesternay. Combat- Knives Some 5.200 combat knives originally made for the U. S. Na\y anrt a q u a n t i t y of ;"irst-aid V i l s al^o were found in t h e warehouse. Tiie freeze order was described by John R. Campbell. WAA regional director, as a "precautionary measure-" against, "any possible illegal handling of explosives, in cooperation w i t h l i i e normal police powers of local mid -'cdcral governments." The u n c e r t a i n t y in t h e exact number of tons seized arose when s-.late police and M o n m o u t h Count y Prosecutor J. Victor Carton placed the t o t a l confiscated here at 59 tons and navy public relations a u t h o r i t i e s said the batch weighed GS ions when it. was unloaded at Hie F.nrie - · i m m u n i f i o n depot in Leonardo for safe-keeping. ; /ionist Siember Carton. who described i h : - i-yrloniK- ;is being six -md ;i half times more powerful than TNT. said the warehouse ind '"arm 'oolong to Charles Lovy. who. he said, was a member of Hie Asbury park Zionist organization. In New York lasi night. J h e j Arnn higher c o m m i t t e e at ihc I United Nat ions issued a statement urging t h a t t h e Federal Bureau i of Investigation "make a thorough i investigation of all Jewish a n d ! Zionist organizations in Ibe United | Slates which are raising funds tr j buy arms and a m m u n i t i o n and : which are supporting the Hagana j and Irgun, the Zionist terrorist j groups." i Now York Stair- Poliro Lifniton- ' ant Joseph A. Seeley said i he- three truck drivers .\rrested -n Ulster county iiad .sin rendered .o a u t h o r i t i e s on instructions of vlv.-ir New York City office after becoming suspicious of the loads they picked up Thursday nt Hie Seneca ordnance depot at Romulus, N. Y. . State police said waybills aboard the trucks showed the shipments were made by Foundry Associates, Inc., of New York City to Lowy's Express, Inc., of Asbury Park, and hed been purchased from t h e W ! A. A. i 10 Persons Hurt In Derailment Al 'D i *f · Of Boston Tram BOSTON. (,¥--The locomotive of a four-coach Providence to Boston passenger train overturned at Back Bay station today, pitching about 63 passengers from 'their seats and sending 10 to hospitals, one of them an' engineer who was trapped in his cab. Many passengers became hysterical but were treated at the scene. Firemen used acetylene torches to free an inspecting engineer, John L. Morehead, who was re- portea at city nospuai 10 nave of the head and face, burns on the wrists and bruises City hospital reported nine patients but said "most of them are to be discharged." Massachusetts general hospital reported one victim, discharged after treatment for a cut on the left arm. First reports from the New- Haven railroad said 63 persons were hurt but a check showed only 10 were hospitalized. A railroad spokesman said' later the other passengers were not believed injured seriously. The four coaches of the train were tilted off the tracks after the engine smashed up over the loading platform at the station which is about five minutes out of one of Boston's major terminals, the South station. A piece of rail flew clear and smashed windows in the station, and embers from the overturned engine started a blaze on the platform. Seven of 'First 17 Back ·--/General; . S e n a t o r Wants -Marshall for Vice President WASHINGTON, /p senatoi- Tobey ( R - N H ) declared today "nobody" can stop ag campaign to line up Nev/ Hampshire's eigfil. votes for the Republican presidential nomination of Gen. Dwight D. · Eisenhower~"not even the gener- | al himself." To bey said .he t h o u g h t Eisenhower had a "good diance" to win out in a convention delegate battle with supporters of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and Harold E. Stassen in New Hampshire's primary election March 9. Seven of the first 17 t o ' f i l e for election as delegates yesterday were pledged for Eisenhower, tv/o for Dewey and one for St.assen. No Wedding For Anne 'For The Moment' The filing deadline is n. month Passengers Being Transferred from Stricken Vessel TOKYO, (/D-- Passengers of the stricken Russian ship Dvina are being transferred to a Soviet destroyer and on escort, vessel in the waters off northeast Japan, the U. S. navy reported today. The Navy said there was no indication how mnny of the Dvina's reported 780 passengers had been rescued. The reports, radioed to the navy from Japanese vessels at tlie scene, said the passengers were being transferred to the Soviet ships via small boats. The reports did not identify the pasengcrs by nationality, or say whether women and children were amcTig them. The Japanese vessels--among f i g h t which were standing by the Dvina 150 miles cast, of the southern tip of Hokkaido--reported calm seas. The Dvina had -been lashed by 50-foot waves since her first distress calls Wednesday night. Earlier today, a Soviet rescue vessel succeeded in p u t t i n g a pump aboard the leaking and floundering vessel. away. May Make Speeches Tobey told a reporter he might inake some speeches in the state for an Eisenhower sJate. Among those who filed yesterday was the senator's son, Charles Tobey, Jr. The senator, at the same time, was elected to the board of directors of the Draft Eisenhower league, with headquarters in New York. Eisenhower, at home with a cold, made no comment, on the developments, which projected him more forcefully t h a n ever before into political discussions along with two other top ranking wartime military leaders. Senator Chavez (D-NM) brought the name of Secretary of State Marshall-who preceded Eisen- bnwor nc rhiof of s t p f f - i n t n t h r political arena with the declaration yesterday that he was supporting Marshall "and no one else" for the Democratic vice- presidential nomination. Not Pleased There were indications t h a t some of Marshall's friends were not pleased by Chavez' suggestion, since it came at a time when the secretary was asking congress for bipartisan approval of his plan for economic aid to Europe. Republicans have speculated that nomination of Eisenhower might be answered by Democratic action to put Marshall on the November ticket with President Truman. Some Democrats have demurred, saying the cabinet member has more political value as secretary of state. Marshal) himself has said ,he has no intention of running and can not be drafted. Supporters of G e n . Douglas MacArthur announced in-Chicago yesterday he will be entered in the Illinois presidential preference primary April 13. He received 550,354 of the TO.'UDS Republican votes cast in t h u 19'M primary. The balloting in Illinois is" advisory only, hot binding, on the 56 convention 'delegates. Consent of the candidates is not required. FIVE MINERS KILLED METZ, France. W--Five miners were killed and '10 injured today in a fire-damp explosion at the Vuillermin cool mine af Peti/e Roselle near Forbach. Douglas Says Parts of Would Be^ Ultimate 'Cost Would Reduced '$1.3 'Billion Repayments LAUSANNE. SWITZERLAND, amused skepticism. Members · of (JPi--Maj. Jacques Vergoiti. aide j i he royal party said the king was to Ex-King M i h a i of Romania, cie-| concerned with '·bigger things" at ' " " 'dared today that "for the moment" there is not going to be any wedding for Mihai and Princess Anne of Boyrbon-Parma. He said in en interview t h a t t h e former nvmrch might "eventually" marry Princess Anne, w h o m he "v'.rrsliy hives" :.m\ w-ho is ideally suited it; bo his wi!'e--"but no-wedding for -ihc nv.rr.ent." He hinted broadly t h a t the former monarch's advisers are opposed to the marriage, at least for now. Declaring tnat ivunai. nopea eventually to return .to his throne. Vergotti said the ex-king's advisers, feel .that. "a. romantic entanglement" immediately, after leaving Romania might be used by Romanian Communists to represen ue moment. Vergoltl said WASHINGTON;' # ador Lewis Douglas told" seriatdrs;" today that the United Slates may^. recover through, loan payments iujf. . to $2,800,000,000 of- · .the ; $6,80Cg£ ' ·' : 000,000 proposed for the firsK-ipif.- ;" months' operation of- the EuEQp«*n H: :: recovery program... .- .; , ".'·££ : Chairman Varidenberg R-Michl'Jf -·'"; brought this out in a series. ".{8T\ questions as Douglas . continued-; · testimony before the senate; · : foi. eign relations committee;; on \ thfe" proposed four-year program., knoym-, as the Marshall plan.. '· . : ·-" -. ; v ^v Vandenberg a s k e d. · · ; Doygla»- whether · it is true --.that eventual-. _ cost to the United States' : migh,t · j "ultimately be reduced" .hy; : $3s. 300,000,000 to · $2,8CJO,OQQ,0§fl- .I through recovery on loans 'expesgfc--; .-'. -, . j ed'to be repaid under ; the ^jflaij;^.- "That is correct," D.ouglasS;:,asp' : .t:. : : sured Vandenberg. - - .·· . ; · ' '·· ^iL-y'^J- Loans to Be Repaiidji ···:' : s^~""'^-' State- department officials have-/.'-. estimated that from. 20 tq. '40 . 'fte|; · cent of any recovery fu'p'ds^Cajfr "·''·'. : . vanced will be in the form, of loans that may be repaid. The -balaffcej' of 80 to 60 per cent : would:'. ' Mihai definitelv him as having abdicated, on Dec. j held In Romania. was hopeful of an eventual return to the t h r o n e and "determined to stand by hi.s people as bis first duty." He placed trie main blame for .Mihai's abdication on Premier Marshal Tilo of Yugoslavia. The king was compelled to abdicate, Vergotti said, after Tito had "imposed the principles of the Comintern (Cominform)" on Romania during his recent visit to Bucharest. me aide sam ivnjiais mam immediate problem was his finances. The former monarch's secretarv said i he'-royal party left Romanik 1 with "very little money" and that all the king's properties, including a famous collection of .iacle, were the form of grants , be repaid. . · .'·' · ; .-; -?^;-*'-. · Both the amount - o f - 'money:'' ·*?§·;·. -- quired and the way the . State 3e-". · : partment wants the prp.grairv. rjih/ nave been under- -powerful. t;er;iti4-/ ,: cism in the senate. Vandenberg;; ' previously has complained;'-' : ttiat~ -·"·'. the administration- -has' .·£ aiievtp; '. . suggest a business-like -^opfecatfiiig-.' '· system "in which t,he people have confidence." . Without that' "you-.; are--r: s!yiiil£: wilhnitt n trarp;"-he added, '" : ":";" Senator George 4 (D-Gaj, 30, in order to "enjoy himself." Feared Popularity Vergotti said Michael's, unofficial engagement was "another reason" why he was forced from the throne, because the Communist- dominated Romanian government wanted to forestall an "upsurge ' ' body seems to know about it. Escape of Bobbers of the king's popularity" which would have followed a wedding and make his removal more difficult. Marriage while he was king would have been in -his favor, the aide said, but marriage now would "give the wrong impression." Princess Anne, who was en route to join Mihai in Switzerland, left her train at Liege, Belgium, t h i s morning and set out by automobile for Luxembourg, whore she said she would spend some t i m e to "have a little rest." She gave no explanation of the apparent change: in plans. Even while Anne was on t h e train enroute here last -nighf. Ver- gotti maintained she would join Mihai. Consistent reports from Copen- a:id 20 clerks. 'hagcn that Princess Anne would The robbers, apparently axvare soon join the 26-year-old ex-king, I of the exact time of arrival of ihr- t h a i (here might, be an immediate [cash, grabbed it. w i t h i n a few ;nin- Negotiations were' reported under way for release of some of the property, but without success thus far. ing Democrat- . on the -committed* - Last night Princess Anne commented demurely that her engagement to the former monarch is, "not yet official, though every- feelings known late-yesterday djir- and . to any "all '.or nothing", s.tana. :;"By the state department- ..ori^Vtbieasev quest for funds to get . .the : .prq-. grain under way. _ · ' · · - . -K-^'' He said that if Congress- Ehbulcf decide to cut the initial apprpgri« ation to an even $6,000,000,qr^£0i!. instance, "I don't think it ^wpiiid: matter." .- . · -.. . .- .,.'·:.·;-- Harriman To Appear ' ' . - " . x ' * . The two senators I ing testimony, in favor of-the ministration plan by LewJs ; -.W. Douglas, ambassador, to. .England. Douglas was recalled for. farther questioning today, with - Secretary of Commerce Harriman- scheduled as next.witness. ' - . . . - · ' ^-·'·''· Vanden berg's comment yeste'r- C^MBRinrv Mnss ,. ?) _ Po d ay came while Douglas was' ex- lice "today s o u g h t ' t h e source of I pla TM n ?' how f th * fbig P r 9^atn smoke-bombs iUl io eovei the i W °, UJ be entrusted to a new spe- esc-ape of three gunmen who seiz- c ' al - agenc ? 0 P eratln § under '"*-ed $50,000 in cash at a big depart-, menl store near Harvard university yesterday. The bombs, tossed by two or three rnbhers figuring in t h e lioicl- j up, sent choking smoke through ; t h e establishment r.-perated by the not j Har\'ard cooperative society, creat- ' ing tunnoi! among 200 euslomers rection and control" of the s.tafe department. ~'.'^ :: ':^. Vandenberg remarked that many.- Americans "have a feeling tffat the administration of-.·.forelgii- grants in aid since' the .war'*Jf§s been pretty sterile of results.";.i.t; He said the Marsh all : lplan fliee'iii ed a "new element of business^ejfe marriage; and t h a t they might go to t.'se l / n i f o d Sinter, were ro- I reiver! in t h e king's entourage w i t h | car guard. ut.es a f t e r it had been deliver-d to f!u Cave-In at Monsanto Atomic Research Plant 3 Bandits Caught In New NEW ORLEANS, (-·P)--Three of t h e bandits who -staged the biggest bank robbery in years were captured before the sun had set yesterday, but two others--described as "the brains of t h o outfit"-remain af larsje today with almost half the S114.000 loot. Police Superintendent A. A. Watters said §65,000 was recovered. In view of the remarkably clever handling of the robbery and in light of the daring arrogance of t h e missing bandits, officers said the pair might have climbed aboard an interurbah bus, lugging in a suitcase their share of the eration" which is "lacking "in., ; bin you submitted." - -· -.^ cji. George .then objected . .to ; ; tfte' "tcchni"'.!c o f . the . propagandist'' v.-mch he said was being bv an armored hank | ar fi uin e for the bill, _. ; . ; He ^-l Secretary of Stated! shall had left the impression' that he was putting the prograiri'.'ojtea. basis of "take the whole of . : this\, program or none." - . . . . . :_.·';. '' This was "not a, proper ,statfe-" nienl" to make to Congress, George continued. He . said . that. Douglas had attempted to follow .the-^ame; line. ' . ' ; . ' · ' ·*·?-· . George said he . agreed -,5¥itb Douglas that Marshall prpbably did not mean his testimony that way. but insisted it was sp.inieis" prcted by newspapers' ' ''- :";·' What Marshall said .was -this: "Either undertake to meet' th^. requirements of the prqblemf.or* don't undertake it at all." He .ais- told the -committee- that'-. 000,000 xvas not a bargaining "e mate, but a minimum figure. -*·-'' : '"- fih examine'drtrisresultniK when heavy concrete covering 'sections fell into the timnel-ltkfc pass- agravay. that was under construction at the Monsanto Atomic Research plant in Miamisburg, Ohio Eight, men WI-IT injured.' ; (AP Wirephoto) - .· Agreement Reached In Texas Oil Strife WASHINGTON,- : (y?)--TPhe- crnmcnt's mediation .service uj- nounceS today -.an 'agreement."has been reached-in the. .-lQrd.ay*old Texas City. Tex., oil rcfinepy strtlte to return 1-/300 idle workers- back to their jobs tomorrow. : - ··; ' ; : .-.V The settlement 'leuns, -calling lot a 12-cent per hour wage boost, must, be ratified -by the £30 ."oil workers' union membership tonight.- · · · -' ' - -_- ;--_" However, a .KpoK-esmnn ..Jpr .4^6 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service said "we feel Kure tfia'. agreement'v»;il« be ratified."'.·.·-:..',) The strike at ·Uie-.Pan.^Amerfcfln refinery, and .pipeline .company plant had tied'up millions ot Ions of fuel- oil.,,destined r lor,,, nation's east coas't, whicl) · . short of fuel even/before:the otif began.- .;

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