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SHfc-.WEATHER - . ,Higii yesterday....-,,,.,...,' « ..40 -.2.7 7 0.93 , t ,- Forecast , Mostly clear today anfl Thursday ? A i^jpm Shipping Bill $17250,000 See Page 13 . TWO,. SECTIONS. /> , JC. • " f * . ^^^^^^^\^^^^^l^''^f^KOM, DECEMBER 11, 1946 24 PAGES * No. 114 to Iran Order Semi-Autonomous Area Capitulates, Ending Two-Day Civil War TEHRAN, Dec. 11..0J.B— - The Iranian war ministry announced today that a two-day "civil war" ended when" the leaders pf Azerbaijan notified the central government they had decided to bow to its decision to send in troops to supervise the 'elections in the province, General Sepehod A. Ahm- odi, Iranian, war minister, said he received,at 2 p. m. a message from Jaafar Pishevari, leader of the semi-autonomous Azerbaijan regime, announcing tbe decision to capltu- „ late to the,Tehran demands. Premier Ahmed Qavam's troops Sad pushed deep into, Azerbaijan-in the two days since they invaded the province, which was occupied by the „ Russians during the war. Head for Tabriz The latest reportss said Qavam's - troops had passed beyond the Gha- flankuh ranges of, hills along the provincial border and ,were headed for Tabriz, capital of Azerbaijan. General AH Rasmara, cHlef of staff, said troops operating from Zen- Jail and Takab reached ^Mianeh, _the ,, "The v -2enjan"'coTifain*'jpeneti.3?ed through the- Gharlankuh „ passes, 1 which 'is the doorway' to Azerbaijan," Rasiuara said. "This "decided the Azerbaijan leaders -to announce their decision to* submit 'to ^e central government." He said the Zenjan column would continue on from Maineh to Abriz while other units fanned through tHe province and took up posts for the suprevision of the forthcoming Elections to the Iranian parliament. To Disarm Civilians Small units will be detached along the way and dispatched to various localities, wher<* the task of disarm- Ing the civilian' population T/ill be- Kin as a prelude to the elections, Rasmara said. Although ^earlier reports of the advance into Azerbaijan had referred to heavy casualties, many prisoners and some', fighting, the accompanying accounts of advances of 25 miles in a single day suggested that Qavam's units were moving forward virtually at will. ,\ More Coal Court Action Muroc Rocket Tiip Heralds ^B - _ j- -" • f son ic By United Press A new air age was heralded today with an official announcement by the United States' Army that its first rocket plane, the Bell XS-1, has been successfully test flown at Huroc Army Air Ease. Designed to rocket man into the unexplored realms beyond the speed of sound, the tiny knife- winged ship was dropped from the belley of a huge- B-23 bomber Monday and leaped away in a", 19- minute flight, nearly 7 minutes on rocket power. "Crawls" at 550 M. P.-H. Test Pilot Chalmers "Slick" Goodlin of Greensburg, Pa., held the plane's 40,000-horsepower rocket tubes carefully in check, keeping the needle-nosed craft down to a "crawling" 550 miles-an hour. Next summer, after at least 20 ' more preliminary flights, Goodlin will unleash the plane's.full power, capable of blasting the ship to speeds as high as 1700 miles an" hour at 80,000 feet. Gliding silently sway from the mother ship which seemed to be standing still, the two-tone orange- colored craft shot up 10,000 feet to 35,000 when Goodlin tested the four rocket tubes, one at a time. He turned on all four only momentarily, Praises Plane The handful, of top military men and engineers permitted to observe reported the XS-L climbed, dived and banked in wide./easy Chalmers H. (Slicli) Goodlin spirals, tracing a faint white trail in the blue desert sky. "Everything was tops, the plane,the engine, the flight," the 23- year-old ex-R. A. F. pilot said. ' "It wasn't, until rturned on the fourth cylinder for a lew seconds that I got a noticeable shove' forward. But my main impression was an eerie silence'in the cockpit, no roar, ,no noise at all." The XS-1 -has a &kfr. 2 5J times' ' stronger than on normal planes la - order to resist the terrific punishment expected when the ship cracks the wall of sound, about 763 miles an hour at sea level. No plane has.yet hit that -wall. - ;The experimental ctaft is'pow- ered by the same basic propulsion mechanism as in the German. V-3 rockets. .At full speed,- its fuel mixture of alcohol and liquid oxy-" - geruwill blast through the tubes at " at aXon a. minute. Its thunder'will _ be inaudible on the ground until tbe ship is long past. In the inaugural powered x flight, "the plane carried only 600 'gallons of fuel, which' lasted Wo seconds less than seven?minutes because of the "loafing" speed of the, craft— actually as fast as the rated sp,eed of P-80 jet fighters.- Fuel fQr,-a- full speed flight flares^ from ..the tubes at a ton. a minute". Months of Planning The first power flight of the XS-1 followed months of careful" planning, and a series of ^glide tests. Only a small group of-Bell engineers and arrny officials witnessed the flight. " - The flight had been .delayed , months by death of Bell's 'chief*- 1 test pilot. Jack: Woolams, killed last summer when his .racing plane plunged .into Lake Ontario. Woolams had ,dorie'preliminary, glide tests with "the ; 'rOeket plane. Designed for research Intd'super- ' sonic flying, the XS-1 is 31 feet long and has a 28-foot wingspread. Report for C.^.3. Say.s Bring Home Germanjrides FRANKFURT, Dec. 11. <UP.)~ General Joseph T. McNarriey today relaxed the ban against marriage of United States soldiers and German women to' permit marriages by G. I.s "prior to their departure from the European theater." The new role removed virtually all vestiges of the once strict ban on fraternization of American troops with the German populace, The new rule will go into effect in about 15 days. Colonel George Eyster, public relations officer, said that fraulein brides would no doubt be treated as "war brides," with their passage to the United States paid by the government. - Eyster said the new regulations - WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. 05) Federal Judge T. Alan Goldsborough today approved, an - agreement ' between government and John L. Lewis attorneys to delay until late _ January any "further lower court action against the United Mine Workers growing out of the recent coal strike. "" The joint stipulation approved by Judge Goldsborough" provides 1 that any further litigation be deferred until 10 days after the Supreme Court hears arguments on the appeal of Lewis and the miners from their contempt convictions in Goldsborough's .court. , The Appeal" is due to 1 be argued on January 34. " The^stipulation was signed by As- sistarit Attorney-General John F. Sonnett for the government and by Welly K. Hopkins, Joseph A. Pad~ -way and six other United Mine Workers' attorneys for the Lewis union. ~Hinging on tbe appeal are fines of $10,000 on thaU. M. W. president and _ $3,500,000 on the union. Lawyers were of the opinion that the' Supreme 'Court will require no •more than two weeks to conclude the. case there. $10,000 Damage Suit Names Mrs. Truman KANSAS, CITY, Dec. ll , Mrs, Bess Truman, wife- of the President, was named as a defendant - today in a $10,000 damage suit developing from a motor car accident last June near Warrenton, Mo., Principal defendant in the suit tiled in Circuit- Court is 'Henry J. Nicholson, named as. the driver of Mrs. Truman's car, '.Mrs, '-Truman . was not in the .car ~ when" ~tbe accident ^occurred, but ; was>ina<3e a, defendant as owner _'of vthe '"car -and employer of Nlchpison." " Mrs. 1 Nellie -Motley, Pearson, -Aux- vasse,--KSIo., the-; plaintiff, .declared , that- her husband, John R^. P"earson> • 3ied as a result of injuries suffered to- the accident. , She <also_ charged " Klcholson-w.su? at fault in that he was 'dri vine "inj the -wrong traffic ' • would not allow marriages "during same rules' tour of duty." The asme cules were expected to apply to wap department civilian employes: Fresno Chapel Made Memoriaijo Nisei WASHINGTON, Pec. 11. (UE)— The servicemen's _chapel at Fresno today was designated a memorial to American-born Japanese—Nisei— who gave their lives in military service during, World War II. The War Assets Administration said the chapel will be under the'direction of the Fresno Congregational Church, which has a large .Nisei membership. The Reverend George Aki, formerly—the 'only Nisei - chaplain in the United States Army, will be pastor of the new JVlemo'fial Church. ~ - .-Profits Justify Raises f c *- ^ ~ "* WASHINGTON, Dec.> U. The C. I. O. threw into .its drive today an independent analysis claiming that "lush" -1946 corporate profits of $25,Q0Q,'000,000 justified immediate 25 per cent wage " In-' creases to -workers— without new price increases. The report, entitled "A National' town Manhattan. He served -with the Hundredth Battalion.' famous One WTage Policy for 1947,^1 was prepared by Robert R. Nathan*' Associates "at "the request of the C. J. O. Nathan is a former deputy-director^ of" the Office- of War Mobilization and Re- conversion, "_ Nathan's report said the present "imbalance between wa?es and profits is" unsound" and, warned that "unless there is an immediate Increase in wages or a. sharp drop in prices/we are flirting with collapse,' 1 But there is no evidence .that business will-cut prices before a degres- sion, he added, t and labor therefore should not forego-needed'wage in ; creases at this time._ He said^cpr-" porate business as a; whole • could, grant 25 per cent "raises -without having to v boost prices. ,- r A C. I. O. source, said -C.- I.'XX, unions would use the report as sm^ munition in their campaign ',tff~ win "substantial" J1947 wage increases in the steel, automobile, "electrical rubber anVl other important iri&ustriesl Nathan headed the OWMR 'staff, which in October ..of 1945~cbm'pile<i-a report stating ,that industry, could absorb a 24 per- cent wageniricrease and still make record'profits. ' J His new report empfiasized- two main points: (i) Workers have~suffered a substantial loss in take-hom'e" pay despite 1946 wage increases, and (2) Industry now is-able to absorj) substantial new wage increases. To Prevent Decline "Raising wages without increasing prices appears to offer the only currently possible Tneans of bringing about the kind of relationship which Continued on PajjpPoar Farmers Warned Hard Times Ahead After Peak Selling for Relief Ends ft; JpBuyJjiSite :*'LAKE SUCCESS, N. Y., Dec, 11. (TIE)—The United States today proposed that the United Nations estab- 32 Feared Lost on ort Navy Alerts.All Washington To Hunt Marine Corps Plane 1 'PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 11. (CJ!) Army officials roday reported that a large plane, believed to be a missing United States marine transport with 32 persons aboard, las-been reported sighted three miles south of Toledo, Wash. * ' £* ^ _~^ --'SEATTLE, Dec. 11. UP)— The navy alerted forest rangers, state patcol and all of western Washington todaj'.in search, of a marine corps transport plane missing with 32 ; men since 4:13 p. m. (P. S.T.J Tuesday. The search, was handicapped by thick weather and the dark cojor of tbe jriane which made visibility from the air doubly difficult. The twin-engined E-5-0 fOurtiss Cojam'ando) was one of six whicli left San Diego at 10:3(> a. m. Tuesday oi a non-stop fligli't to transfer a, marine corps contingent to Seattle.^ They encountered had weather n Oregon and southwest Washing-' ton;.";\Four landed at Portland. One it safety to Sand Point. ,njj^sing .plane, wag contacted wfien the'pilot .wirilessed the Toledo range stationv a few- miles south of ihehalis, "Wash., and was cleared to next communteate with the powerful Civil Aeronautics Administration itation at Everett, Wash., salor Commander P. D. Duke, Sand Point op} erations officer.f Mei Icing The Toledo range station reported t cleared the plane to fly higher lue to icing conditions' it was en :ountering at 9000 feet." Thereafter it- was silent despite for Census . ^^^ —CaIifornlan-NEjL,Telephoto CHINESE STUDENTS GET. WORKOL'T-Hostilities are again breaking out in war-torn China, with both Communist and Nationalist forces fighting oiyniajor battlegrounds in Shansi province between Yenan and Peiping. Here, conscripted laborers dig hu"e trenches outside Taiyuen. Most workers are students hired bv conscripts to do work for 8000 Chinese dollars per day. Plioto'bv Warren Lee, N. E. A.-Acme photographer. War Sure for America, Says Eaker 'C LOS ANGELES, Dee. 11. (U.PJ—De- claring -flatly • that "there will be othVr ' war," Lieutenant-General rantic efforts of navy, army and CAA radio stations. Commander Duek added." lishsits permanent headquarters,in a The plane was expected here at 5:06 -p. m. When it finally became de luxe "city-within-a-city" in mid- The American delegation to U. N. for the first time gave It ssupport to a specific location after revealing that 'John D. Rockefeller, Jr., had offered'to giye U. N. ?S,500,000 to buy land for" a headquarters along the Eastriver between Forty-second and Forty-eighth streets. To Inspect Site •Russia also hailed the offer as a possible solution to U. N.'s year-long wrangle -over whether to set up its permanent home in San Francisco or the east. Rockefeller's offer was submitted to the U. N. headquarters committee which promptly appointed a subcommittee to inspect the site later today., ,.. , r-The United Nations headquarters committee announced that Rockefeller had obtained a 30-day option on" the land. The ^United Nations must accept or reject the offer within that period. Rockefeller also con- dition'ed his offer on New^York City's contributing ,some .small parcels of land and street sections* New York Mayor William O'Dwyer .promised the city's help. • ' •-The proposed headquarters buildings with clover-leaf, highway approaches, elaborate assembly halls xnd shops would nestle in a neighborhood now known to America's movie-goers as a "dead end" district. The -area is studded with warehouses, , delicatessens and taverns apparent the ship could be listed as "missing",', rather than nierely "over due," the navy appealed to news services and radio stations to ask clues from the public. Duke said the plane had fuel-sufficient to keep 'her in the air some 4% -hours beyond her scheduled arrival time. The navy public relations office at San Diego said the missing transport carried ,a crew of 3 and 2S privates and a sergeant military policeman as passengers. The men hac seabags and full back packs. Their names were not divulged. Colton JMan Ends 25 Years as Fugitive COLTOX. Dee. 11. (UPJ—Seventy- one-year-old William Ammons, an escaped Arkansas prisoner who for 29 years has played hide and seek with - the law, 'said today he' was glad his masquerade was over. Aipmons, who had led a model life since his escape, was unmasked when 'he was accused of extortion and his fingerprints were taken. with - rented rooms on --the upper ' A few days after the charges were floors. It can be viewed, however, dismissed for lack of evidence. Word from, the swank .penthouses, on expensive apartment- houses" a few jlocks away. Hailed, by Austin' , Warren Austin, head of the Am^ri- :an«United,Nations-delegation, hast- :ly-"summoned a press conference to [hail" the new offer-as "superior to SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11. Delegates to the annual convention of the Aroerican Farm Bureau Federation 'had it straight from the experts today present peak demands for agricultural products can't last forever. But immediate prospects, because ing "the Jong-time export picture jn the United States price -support' poh'ey. ' "He pointed out that in the future^ world prices of certain agricultural' commodities can be expected to" fall below the United States parity price, or even helow the 90, per cent-o'f parity -figure for which the" Cbmm'od- of war-induced starvation in muchtity Credit 'corporation grants loans, of the world, are for-complete util izatjon of all the United States can provide, Undersecretary of Agriculture Norris E. Dodd told the group Tuesday. Relief Temporary ' -*• . Joining in Dodd's remarks was Wiltard L. Thorp,, assistant of state, who said the world relief problem was ' temporary, and urged fanner support for the ad- ininistration's program for world economic co-operation as the only means of disposing profitably of exportable farm supplies in normal secre- Senator -Eichard 'Russell - times. found another factor cloud- Difficult to Sell "If that happens and we hold our prices up, it will be difficult fo'r ;ns to sell in the foreign market withoufT having the government,pay therdif-" ference. between the domestic price- and _the-world"price." ' •' -' •*' ? told the convention he-cCnsiaeMdlthe" CCC loans,;,which .apply, on" most farm commodities until ;twp» "years after the t>fflcial,~end of the war, ..to be the most, immediate bulwark against a drastic- drop In agricultural prices, > •>. He called-lor revision of the'parity K formula. * . _ ,^ "' any of them. ' "It" has size, dignity and an atmosphere of power,"'Austin "said. "It's^'easily accessible to everyone," - Rockefeller/a, offer, made to the U. N. headquarters committee, \was for the purchase of six blocks along .the'.East 'River watferfront pi midtown" Manhattan. ."_*'* '- Rockefeller said 5Tew • Tork~ City 1 must round "but his offer by donating sections, of streets-arid small'parcels of land in the Forty-second-street • Rockefeller, said that If the U. N. came from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Ammons, now a here, was really Washington that prominent citizen James Davidson, convicted of manslaughter 29 'years ago. * Stunned by 'the disclosure, his neighbors lined up to sign petitions asking Arkansas'authorities to drop the charges. • . • On 'September 3, 1917, Davidson war, sentenced to three years in the Arkansas state penitentiary. Two months" later, he rode a mule from the prison farm and vanished from sight' ' ^. He became William Ammons, police said; 'and under that name he undertook to raise a family of six, moving frequently from city to city until he < settled in__S,an Bernardino county IS years-ago. " " cheee to buy -into an East River j- tract -currently under' development a_s a- skyscraper "eity-withln-a-city by r a New York realty firm, -he.wonld give the U. ST. '?g,SOO,000 to -cover the cost of the"land. -The river front development last week-was offered to-the U>«N. by .William r Zeckendorf, executive vice- president of W r ebtf:and l! KiBapp J planners,of a fabulous ;$150,OOQ,OSO proj- ect'which ..would be : slmilar^fo" New- York's "Rockefeller*" ' /AFBAID OF,pRERA33ON Tfec.t. GB-^-Grand Admiral , Erick Raedery under'life sentence as" a'war eriml- naK has refused to undergo, an operation for hernia, making, clear that he feared he -would die of the operation. .Jle Is 70. -> . , Truman to Announce LiqujdatiorAgency WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. - (55— President Truman will Announce the creation of a liquidation agency to take over remaining functions of OPA, CEA and other war emergency agencles at a news conference caned for 7:30 a. m. <PST) Thursday. " Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross, 'who- announced this today, was asked if the head of the new agency be named at the same time. be," Ross replied. Ira-C. Eaker, deputy thief of the army air forces, warned today that America vi "never;stoo'd in a period of greater danger." - Speaking before the American Institute of Journalists Tuesday, General Eaker denied he was war-mon- geringr any more than "a doctor advocates disease when he talks about it or'a, preacher advocates sin when he talks about it." •The former coinmander of the Eighth Air Force called for industry and labor to find a way to solve their differences, pointing out that United States' industrial capacity, which won the last war, was now ham- u *s"trung by management-labor 'strife. "With"in a very few years it is quite likely.,tfiat there will be super-rockets able^to 4 travel 50.00 to 6000 miles in one-hour, carrying-10 to 20 tens of explosives or atomic warheads," he said. "For the first time, the enemy will be able to strike us while we are trying to get ready." Children's Bodies Taken From River WASSAIC, 'N. Y., Dec. 11. UP)— bodies of three children who disappeared in the wooded swamplands near West mountain late Tuesday were-recovered from the waters of Ten Mile river shortly before noon today. Sheriff's deputies and stats troopers, using ice hooks to drag the river, found two of the bodies together and the third a short distance away. The Children were almost within sight of their farm home from which they set 'out with their collie puppy to meet their* step-father, who had gone Into the woods to cut Christmas trees. The bodies of David Slurphy, 12, -larence, 10, and Mary, 9, were near the spot in the river where searchers a short time earlier had found the aodyof the puppy in the river. After the dog's body was found Sheriff Fred Close, of Dutchess county, had directed that the search be cen- " »in that Chiang's Forces Open JPronged Drive fgrjarbin NAXKISFCtC Dec. 11. CrB—Man- churia's long-awaited battle for Harbin appearedHo be .shaping up today. Unconfirmed .reports, to the newspaper HjSJn, Min -Pao said eight government' divisions opened a three- pronged offensive in the direction of the city. The paper added that 10,000 Communist troops crossed the Sungari river from. Hsiushuitientze. SO miles southwest of Harbin, to,attack government' positions on 7 the south and Communist territory in churia. Hsin Miri Pao also reported that Tenan headquarters ordered Communist troops in^the Shensl-Ningsia border region to start a counter- drive against Government General Hu Tsung-Nan's troops. Yenan broadcast yesterday that Hu's troops were preparing'to attack Yenan. The paper's Peiping correspondent revived oft-repeated reports that Chinese and Russian officials have concluded an agreement for the Chinese government to take over administration of Soviet-controlled Port Dairen. There was no official i comment. • > i School Bus Blows Tire, 25njured FLINT. Mich., Dec. 11. (UE)—A loaded school bus blew a tire, and smashed into a tree this morning, injuring.25 o'f the young passengers, the sheriff's office reported today. State police^who rushed to the scene of the crash, six miles south of Flint, said it was "miraculous" that no one was killed. They reported that the driver, Arland Petrie, had tp be pried from the wreckage. The children were rushed in eight ambulances to the Hurley Hospital in Flint, where many of them were ^Britain, U. S., Russia Favor immediate Disarmament Plan LAKE SUCCESS, N! Y., Dec. 11. <U.E)—The United States, Russia and Britain agreed tentatively today to drop their demands for a 'count of the world's armies and armaments, and passed to the all-powerful United Nations security council responsibility for taking early steps to disarm and ban atomic weapons. The surprise moro, engineered by Paul Henri Spank of Belgium, president of the general assembly, would supplant a British resolution for an immediate .count on troops and arnments — including atomic bombs. The new plan would require no actual disarming for at least a year. The plan, adopted in principle at a closed conference of a 10-nation drafting committee, calls upon the security council and U. N. members to: 1. Draft treaties fnr arament re- diction snd atomic energy control. 2rEstablish veto-free machinery to assure compliance with such agreements. ?. Trim their armies now In ox- enemy states and withdraw troops in friendly countries unless they have explicit permission of those countries. .Withhold Answer Delegates of the Big Three countries agree in principle, but withheld a final answer until they consulted with their delegations. They promised to report back later in the i day with their answer. Spaake pre- Man"' dl - Cted that if the three agreed to his move a disarmament resolution could be completed "in ten minutes." The new move aimed at meeting United States objections to revealing immediately the size of America's A-bomb stockpile. The plan would be added to a partly drafted resolution calling upon the security council to draft a program of arms reduction and enforcement measures,, and to speed work on an agreement to outlaw atomic weapons. Sir Hartley Shawcross of Britain and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky of Russia declared themselves "agreed in prmciple" on "the program. Senator Tom Conrially ID-Texas) indicated that he would ask the United States delegation to support the proposal. Under the new formula, Russia would drop its demand for a census of troops stationed abroad and tho United States and Britain . would drop their counter-moves for a report: on troops at home. Britain also would drop its demands for international verification of the troop figures furnished. Fireman Confesses Winecoff Thefts. A.TLANTA, Ga.. Dec. U. {UPJ— Police said today that Fireman Joe A.:Robinson, 36, had confessed tak- operating room. The hospital was packed with anxious parents seeking to learn whether their children had been hurt, There were approximately 40 passengers in the bus, the sheriffs office said. Deputies reported that the wtif-,, «, t- +>, ,,-,/, ° n * h f P QSsi -! impact shoved the body of the bus fcility teat the children might have two feet off the chassis and .that immediately taken to the emergency i n s several thousand dollars worth of drowned. i every seat had been crumbled. Damon Runyon Dead of'Cancer; Requests No Fuss Over His Passing XEW YORK, Dee. 11. (UPJ—Damon Hunyon, the Broadway story teller, died Tuesday night in Memorial Hospital after asking the guys and dolls on the" Big Stem 'to see that there was no fuss over his passing. Friends said there would bt no 'uneral services, that Runyon's body, at his request, would be cremated at an undisclosed time. He had asked that'his ashes be strewn over Manhattan island by his friend, Captain Eddie Kickenbacker. Unable to TallT Runyon was 62. His physician announced that he died of cancer. He iad' been unable to talk since a throat qperatior in 1944, but swapped wisecracks and opinions -with his associates on a : -pad of paper. He entered the hospital Friday and had ""been in a coma lor 24 hours when jewelry from Atlanta's fire-gutted Hotel Winecoff where 121 persons lost their lives. Robinson signed a statement in which "he said he removed the valuables as he and other firemen were making a room check for additional victims after the early-morning December 7 blaze had been subdued. FLASHES He would not comment on whether housing will be affected in the new set-up. His literary style was salted with Broadway "slang. His sucess was in I his characters, Harry the Horse, Louie the Lug; Regret the Horseplayer, Apple Annie, and Little Hiss Marker. It was the film portrayal of the latter that lifted Shirley Temple to_ stardom. Wrote Play He wrote ^.. play, "A. Slight Case of Murder," in collaboration with Howard Lindsay. Friends said Run- j yon began -writing, short stories during the depression because he reeded extra money, and" never spent more than two days working on one Runyon's career led to Manhattan, N, Y., from Manhattan, Kan., where he was born October 4,1884, t.«ie only son of,Alfred Lee Runyon, an itinerant printer, and the former Elizabeth he died at 7:06 p. ra. -Damon. He was' named Alfred Da- Runyon, bespectacled, given to j mon Runyon. The first part of his snap-brimmed hats and flashy \ name was knocked off by a sports clothes, was famous as a short-story editor because it made "his byline writer and a syndicated columnist, j too long. •• Dut considered^ himself primarily a j His la?t big story was the Louis- REVOLT IN VENEZUELA CARACAS,. Venezuela, Dec. 11. <UE) — A subversive movement Broke out ia "Venezuela today, but .Provisional President Komulo Betancourt said it was under control and the few remaining centers of opposition would be "liquidated within a few hours." reporter. | Conn fight ARAB VILLAGE ATTACKED JERUSALEM, Dec. 11. CUE)— . Sixty alleged members of the Jew-, ish underground today attacked the Arab village of Salame, south of Jaffa. After cordoning off the village of severa Ithousand population. ( authorities said, the attackers searched the home of the village chief, arresting his son and cousin. TO SIGN TREATIES XEW TOSK, Dec. 11. C5>>—The four power foreign ministers council decided today that the five European satellite peace treaties completed here should be ; "signed in Paris February 10.

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