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Wednesday, November 14, 1951
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THE PALLADrUM-lTEM' P.Iehmond ar.d vicinity; Fair, windy, cold Wednesday night; partly cloudy Thursday. The PaHaitoi-Ttern Receives Associated Press ar.d Ir.terr.ational News Service Leased Wire Reports. AND SUN-TELEGRAM Vol. 121, No. 272 Failadium E'-bhh4 131. Coco!l!t4 with gun-TUffrram 1907 nd with Item 1939 Eighteen Pages Richmond, Indiana, Wednesday, Nor. 14, 1951 City Edition Single Copy 5 Cents DTKSET jp3 jp3 n n MM British Troops Kill Egyptian In Canal Zone Parades, Protesting English Presence, Continue Unabated CAIRO, (INS) British troops killed one Egyptian and wounded two others Wednesday in the Suez Canal Zone amid a series of sabotage and other anti-British acts. An estimated 500,000 Egyptian Nationalists jammed Cairo for another parade demonstrating against the British who have reinforced the Canal Zone under a military treaty which Egypt abrogated. One of the thousands of banners depicted Prime Minister Churchill as a pig with a bone in his mouth instead of the usual cigar; another showed a huge boot kicking Churchill out of Egypt. The killing of one Egyptian and the wounding of another occurred in Ismailia, scene of the worst anti-British disorders, when troops fired on an Egyptian gang reportedly stealing pipes. A British patrol slightly wounded another Egyptian in the canal City of Suez when he was accused of trying to steal British army blankets. The railroad from Port Said to Ismailia was blocked for several hours when a switching gear was sabotaged. A telephone cable into Port Said was cut south of the city. In Port Said, a naval patrol from the British cruiser Gambia arrested seven Egyptians in rounding up a gang of suspected waterfront agitators. Egypt's Premier Mustafa Nahas Pasha left a sickbed to lead the mammoth "struggle day" demonstration through the streets of Cairo. Steel-helmeted police stood guard as the three-mile "silent" anti-British procession wound its way througlrthe city's streets under the guidance of the premier who defied a doctor's orders in order to attend. The premier, who Tuesday called for "no conciliation" in the "strug gle" to force the British from the Suez Canal Zone and the British Egyptian Sudan, was followed by cabinet members, judiciary figures, members of parliament and be-robed religious leaders. BAGHDAD, (INS) Workers in the Iraqui capital of Baghdad held a general strike Wednesday in sympathy with Egypt's struggle to force British troops to quit the Suez Canal Zone. Stores closed and thousands prayed at mosques for Egyptians whom they said "fell in the battle for freedom." Former Eaton Banker Faces Embezzlement EATON. Harry A. Sharkey, former cashier of the Eaton National bank, was free on $1,000 bond Wednesday after his arrest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on a charge of embezzlement. : r Charles X. Brown, special agent In charge of the Cincinnati office cf the FBI, made the arrest Tuesday afternoon in Eaton. Brown said that Sharkey, 61 years old, embezzled $1,919 from the bank and attempted to conceal the shortage by placing worthless debit tickets in the drawer. That was on or about Sept. 26, 1931, Brown said. Resigned In October Sharkey resigned his job on Oct. 13, 1951. The FBI added that Sharkey paid back the full amount after the shortage was discovered by bank examiners. Sharkey was an employee of the bank for 35 years. Before that he worked for the Pennsylvania railroad. Sharkey was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Springfield before li. S. Commissioner George C. Collins. Sharkey paid the $1,000 bond in cash. Sharkey is married but the couple has no children. They live in Eaton. Hi3 case will be before the federal grand jury at Dayton. French, Viet Nam Forces In New Drive HANOI, (INS) French and Viet Nam forces, led by paratroopers, unleased a powerful new offensive in northern Indo-China Wednesday aimed at the Communist Viet Minn supply center of Hoa Birth. Early reports said the drive was progressing rapidly against "little resistance." Reporter, Bailiff Named For New Superior Court J. Everett Sullivan James B. Davison Wednesday named Mrs. Bess Pressler, of Shelbyville, and J. Everett Sullivan, 339 National road west, Richmond, as officials of Wayne superior court. The appointments of Mrs. Tres-sler as court stenographer and of Sullivan as court bailiff are effective Jan. 2 when Davison takes office as judge of the new court. The Wayne superior court was created by a law" passed by the 1951 regular session of the general assembly. It has the same jurisdiction as the present Wayne circuit court of which G. H. Hoelscher is judge. Needed Another Court In asking for the new court, the Wayne County Bar association and Judge Hoelscher contended that increased business had become too much for one court to handle properly. Davison was appointed judge by Gov. Henry Schricker. The office will be filled by election next year. Mrs. Pressler's job in the superior court is the same as the one held in circuit court by John F. Allies Unchallenged In Air Barrage On Red Rails U. S. EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, IT Allied warplanes Wednesday swept North Korean skies without challenge and dealt new blows to the crippled Communist rail system. Far east air forces (FEAF) said B-26 light bombers destroyed eight locomotives in pre-dawn raids. Ten others were reported destroyed in the 24 hours ended at midnight Tuesday. An air force spokesman said he hesitated to claim a total of 18 since there might be some overlapping. But he said he felt certain at least some of the eight were in addition to the previous 10. Allied fighter sweeps through MiG alley in northwest Korea before noon Wednesday failed to turn up any Communist jets. It was the fourth straight day the Reds refused to tangle with united nations planes. United nations ground forces Wednesday threw back two company-sized Red probing attacks on the western front and scattered a Communist platoon on the eastern front. An Eighth army Wednesday evening communique said there was no other significant action along the front. Allied troops Tuesday beat back Tornado Sweeps Gary Area; $500,000 Damage Reported GARY, (Ti A tornado cut a nar-; row path through a prosperous res- j idential section on the south side i of Gary late Tuesday and caused i an estimated $500,000 damage. 1 The estimate came from a fire i department official, who said 250 : homes were damaged. However, no one was injured enough to need medical care. The tornado was part of a storm that swept most of the midwest. The rest of Indiana had heavy rain and some wind damage. Gary measured a four-inch rain fall in three hours. Streets were flooded as deep as 15 inches in some parts of Glen Park, the target of the tornado. Mrs. Edson McLaren said the wind demolished the back porch of her home and tore off the back door in spite of her efforts to hold it. The wind whipped through her house and scattered much of her belongings into the yard and street. Move House The wind moved James McMan- us house off its foundation and set his garage on top cf that of his j neighbor, Samuel Down, flattening Down's garage and automobile, j The roof of one house was blown 3Irs. Bess Pressler Holaday, while Sullivan's will correspond to that held by Lindley Swain in circuit court. The circuit court riding bailiff will serve as riding bailiff for superior court. Sullivan is well known throughout the county. He operated cigar stores in Richmond and Centerville for 40 years until he retired in 1948. In 1911, 1912 and 1913 Sullivan was manager of the Richmond baseball team. On Tax Board He has served as a jury commissioner, on the Board of Tax Adjustment and at present is a member and secretary of the Wayne county local Alcoholic Beverages commission. He will resign that job before taking his post as a court official. Mrs. Pressler is a native of Anderson and was educated in Anderson schools and the Indiana Business college at Anderson. She has served as a court reporter in Marion county (Indianapolis) circuit and superior courts and for a number of years as reporter for the Shelby circuit court at Shelbyville. She was president of the Indiana Court Reporters' association last year. two vicious Red attacks at opposite ends of the line. . Moonlight Assault Late Tuesday night the Reds used about 10 tanks in a moonlight assault on united nations forward positions west of Chorwon on the western front. Red infantrymen followed under cover of mortar and tank fire. The Chinese Communists were driven off after a 25-minute battle. Observers said they saw Chinese "dragging away hundreds of dead and wounded." , All allied spokesmen said Chinese stripped clothing off their own and united nations dead. He said, "It looks like they are running out of equipment and clothing." On the eastern front allied troops counted 618 North Korean bodies on the battlefield after hurling back a co-ordinated attack by five Red battalions. The attack began Monday night. j An allied tank force pushed about J 6,000 yards ahead of united nations lines above Kumhwa on the central front. Four allied tanks were damaged by Red fire, and only one was recovered. FEAF warplanes mounted 895 sorties as skies cleared over Korea Tuesday. Primary targets were Red rail facilities. 200 feet away. A concrete block radio repair shop was demolished. As the storm faded out over the swampland to the northeast, firemen looked for live wires and helped householders cover damaged roofs with tar paper to keep out the driving rain." Some trees as thick as three feet were blown over, smashing sidewalks and knocking down telephone and electric lines. Part of the city was without power and telephone service for a time. Lightning followed a telephone line into Charles Nelson's farmhouse, near Crown Point, and set fire to the house. Nelson was overcome by smoke and was brought to a Gary hospital. Heavy rain and high wind caused some damage at Indianapolis, Muncie and Anderson. Fallen trees knocked out electric lines in some parts of those cities. Ball Memorial hospital at Muncie was dark for half an hour when its emergency power service failed to work. There were no patients in surgery. A respirator occupied by a polio patient was operated by hand until the power was restored. SohlisXS in3lM.ust Be Realists In Dealin3 With Christmas clearing house for 1951 will open on Dec. 3 according to plans made at a meeting of the committee of the Council of Social Agencies at the Family Service bureau headquarters. Miss Anne Withers is serving as chairman of the committee m charge of the annual clearing house through which individuals and organizations may share at Christmas with those less fortunate. Search Fails To Locate Downed Plane WIESBADEN, Germany, (J) Search planes braved ice and fog in the treacherous mountains of southern France Wednesday looking for a U. S. Flying Boxcar believed down with 36 aboard. Up to early Wednesday afternoon they had found no trace of it. U. S. aircraft from bases in Ger many and England combed the country in a 40-mile corridor between Bordeaux and Dijob, where the plane was last heard from cm a flight from Frankfurt to the U. S. supply port at Bordeaux. More than 60 planes, including some from U. S. air bases in England, took off at dawn to look for the big twin-engine, C-82 transport which disappeared Tuesday while flying 30 passengers and a crew of six from Frankfurt's Rhine main airport to the big U. S. supply base at Bordeaux. Air force officials said the passengers were 29 enlisted airmen and one soldier, while the crew included three officers. The airmen were being flown to Bordeaux to organize a motor pool and the soldier was returning from a furlough in Germany. Lowering ceilings and continued murkiness grounded some of the search planes shortly before noon Wednesday as air force officials ordered a thinning out to reduce flying hazards in the search area. The plane was last heard from shortly before noon Tuesday, over the Moulins area of central France 160 miles southwest of Paris. Air force officials feared the big ship might have hit a mountain peak. Thick fog blanketed mountains in that section Tuesday. Aerial searchers Tuesday night cotild find no traces of the missing transport. At Clermont-Ferrand, near the Mont Dore ski area where residents said they heard what might have been a plane crash Tuesday, French search parties said Wednesday they had found no trace of the missing plane during an all-night search. It is in this region that towering Mont Dore rears 6,180 feet into the clouds. First reports had identified the missing craft as an "evacuation plane" used to transport military hospital cases, but the air force said later there were no hospital cases aDoard. Fund's Total Now $126,531 Richmond and W'ayne county have raised $126,531 toward their 1951 Community Chest goal of $156,000 as of Wednesday, which is 81.1 per cent of the goal. The totals to date for each group are: Special Gifts, $77,444.50; Industrial employees. $26,404.63; Men's division, $5,548.81; Earlham college, $989; public employees, $1,271.65; schools, $2,140.30, and the county, $7,389.63. "We know some people have been missed by the fund workers for some reason or other," Wilfred Bucher, general chairman of the drive, said. "If these people will call the'ment agency, and Radio Free Eu-Community Chest office, 24616 we ! rope, a privately-operated organi-will make arrangements either to I zation, are "vitally important" in see the people or have them mail j bringing hope and encouragement their donations to the office." 1 to the oppressed peoples behind the .. Casualties Reach 99,226 WASHINGTON. (AP) Announced U. S. battle casualties fin Korea reached 99,226 Wednesday, an increase of 1.712 since , kxsi weeic j The Defense department's weekly summary based on noti-j fications to families through last Friday reported: Killed in Action Wounded Missing . . Total ; Battle Deaths (x) Current Missina (y) (x) Includes killed in action. an A rrnnrAr TarvFfA1 wtiee - iv (y) After deducting from known captured and 183 known :cmrured rmrl 183 lmom Following is a breakdown Army . Navy Air. Force Marine Corps Kussia, Uen. V . v? & wtfin iiuMfir ii" i n i hi - riniiiNiiiifliin n nViinifcliiii in mi infuft'-'ifiiiimiinJ p. . t- .... ma m-immmw mtl - rllitnim-l!'m rt" Lieutenant General Albert C. Wedemeyer, retired, a vice-president and director of Avco Manufacturing corporation, pays a visit to one of Avco's major subsidiaries, the Richmond Cros-ley plant. Shown inspecting the work of Fred Roberts (right). New Madison, in the compressor assembly department Wednesday morning, are, left to right, F. L. Meacham, general works manager of the Crosley division, General Wedemeyer, and R. W, Duncan, works manager of the Richmond plant. By Victor Jose Lt.-tJen. Albert C. Wedemeyer, U. S. A., retired, in his first trip to Richmond Wednesday, called for a more realistic policy in dealing with Soviet Russia, especially in regard to the Korean war. General Wedemeyer, now a vice-president and director of Avco Manufacturing corporation, was in the city to inspect the Crosley plant, a division of Avco. The general, commander of American forces in China during the latter part of World War II, is author of the famed "Wedemeyer Report" on China and Korea made in 1947 for President Truman. The "report," unfavorable to major portions of administration policy, was suppressed until recently; : "We must put the responsibility for the Korean war squarely up to the Kremlin," Wedemeyer said in an interview. "We should make clear-cut stipulations and set a date for compliance. This is the only realistic approach to the situation." Korean War Wrong General Wedemeyer, one of the army's foremost world-wide strategists, remarked that he did not believe we should have entered the Korean war in the first place. Getting out of the war, he said, is more difficult. Withdrawal now would damage American prestige tremendously, he said. Commenting on the possible use of the atomic bomb in Korea, he stated that the commander there should be "permitted the use of any weapon which American ingenuity has developed to conserve our fighting strength and the lives of American boys." Wedemeyer declared he anticipated united nations approval of use of atomic weapons "if all else fails." "Kremlin-directed Korean Reds are stalling right now to improve their position," he said in reference to peace negotiations. AHUhit Drives To Follow If the truce talks fail, he fore-Sees all-out offensives on the part of both sides. The general particularly stressed the need for more psychological warfare. "It is the struggle in the field of ideas we have to win, rather than the military." He declared the wofk of both the Voice of America, a govern- Last Week Increase New TL 15.002 71.642 12.582 99,228 14.631 311 70.220 1,422 12.603 (Dec.) 21 97.514 1.712 16,480 325 16,8051 10.854 (Dec.) 23 10.836 1.620 fataUv wounded and 183 - ir gross total 1.389 returned. 174 AnA. dead. of the casualties by services: Last Week Increase New TL 79,571 1,118 903 15,922 1,583 11 7 105 81.160 1.123 910 16,027 Wedemeyer iron curtain. He said he looks for eventual t guerrilla support from these people. General Wedemeyer is now touring all Avco divisions, which are situated principally in the midwest, with some installations in the east and south. Local riant Traised He praised the "excellent facilities" of the local Crosley plant. "I have inspected many industrial factories throughout the country," he said, "but this one is as fine as any anywhere in all respects." , . ,. ; OPS Rujing Does Not Force Grocers To Add Tax To Sales INDIANAPOLIS, (INS) The Office of Price Stabilization (OPS) in Indianapolis Wednesday clarified its stand on the national OPS ruling that Indiana's gross income tax can be added to the sale price of groceries and meats. A spokesman for the OrS said the ruling does not force grocers and butchers to add the tax to the sale price of their products. It merely gives the merchant the right to pass the tax on to the consumer if he so desires. He must, however, add the tax to the ceiling price of food and not include it as a hidden item in the sale price. The OPS ruling Is based on Congressman Charles Halleck's amend Methodists To Unveil New Church Plans iwuie man w persons wm wit - ness the unveiling Thursday night of the proposed architect's . draw- II .1 inn . . "S me new wnirai jnetnoaist church The huge tinted photograph will be unveiled at a dinner meeting to be held at 6 :30 p. m. in the First Friends church dining room. The dinner also officially opens the new building fund campaign for $150,000. . The campaign has been divided into three divisions. These are big gifts, 55 per cent, $82,500; special gifts, 25 per cent, $37,500; and general gifts, 20 per cent, $30,000. First Reports "ov. 23 The first general report will be presented Nov. 23, the second on Nov. 26, third on Nov. .'28. fourth on Nov. 30, and the fifth on Dec. 3. A victory dinner is planned for inursaay, uec. e, ai ine compie- tion of the campaign, ioee.'JhurS STlX day night for the special gifts organization, and on Monday night for general gifts. Members of the big gifts group met, briefly Tues day evening. Jov. 13, at the church. Kuiiding -unl campaign leaders are Dr, Loren Ake, chairman, and ioDerx iv. ww, viee-cnairman. v.nairmen oi me inree organiza- tions are Ray Headington, big M. W. Hamilton, special ;P 8nd A R Reeling, general T Fm OK , .w . -upu.iHB jWartime Criminals TOKYO, iJi Twenty-five Japanese war criminals will be paroled next week after serving most of their terms in Tokvo's Susamo pnson. This will bring to 436 the numtier wto Have been freed. bays Here The mammoth new addition to Crosley now neating completion will be used for piyKiuction of fire control instruments for the Air Force B-47 jet bomber, he said. Company officials accompanying Wedemeyer indicated they hoped to have the new addition in partial production by next February. He went to Qfnnersville Wednesday afternoon to see Avco's American Central plant and will return here Thursday to fly to Nashville. He was guest at a luncheon at the local plant Wednesday noon. merit to the defense production act and gives grocers and butchers permission to add the tax to the full purchase price of consumer goods. Before passage of the Halleck amendment, the spokesman said, the OPS refused to allow merchants to pass the tax on to the customer in any form. The OPS says it is powerless to change its ruling so long as the Halleck amendment remains a part of the federal law. because the amendment specifically allows merchants to make the customer pay the tax. The Indiana gross income tax division has charged that the OPS ruling treats the gross income tax as a sales tax, and therefore is unconstitutional. Three Hoosier tax officials met Tuesday in Washington with Price Administrator Michael DiSalle, but DiSalle told them that he could not change the ruling because it was legal under the Halleck amendment. Congressman Hallck, Republican of Rensselaer, also has been nuoted Ravine that th OPS ml. ; infr is th, correct one under his j amendment. j The OPS says its ruling makfs j trie merchant pass th? tax on opon ly as a tax and not hiddenly. There fore, the consumer can know whether he is paying the merchants' income tax. 27 Leave Here For Induction Twenty-seven young men Wt Richmond Tuesday for induction into the armed forces at Indianapolis. Those making' the trip were: Joseph Clark, Ralph Brown. Price r J- Wiley. Aaron L. Farr, James W. j f eeler, Norman Hinshaw, Jack D Good. Vernon Helmsing. CharW L. Firth. David W. Bennett, William L. Johnson. Carl F. Moegerle, Frederick - Walters, Ronald G. Lonsford, John J. Zeyen, Raymond Ridge. James Newton. Clifton Newbv. ; Keland E. Richards, Homer P. ; Watts, John Jellison, Joseph C. J Bertsch, James P. Oakley, Jack! Cooper, John R. Grubbs and Don- pvan Hart rum j Leavu1? from Richmond on a transfer from another H-.arrf .Marvin L. Oakess. Killed On U.S.-27 PORTLAND, Ind 'JV-Aloysius Minch, 64-year-old Jay county ; farmer, was killed Wednesday in a collision on U. S.7 north of Portland. His automobile collided with a pickup truck driven by Clair Shoemaker. Bryar.t grocer. Shoe- i maker suffered slight injuries. Atrocities Told By 8th Army's Legal Section Say Reds Make Sham Of Geneva Ruling On War Prisoners riTSAX, Korea, (AP) The head of the U. S. Eighth army's legal section- Wednesday said Pveds have killed at least 5,790 united nations soldier-prisoners, about 5,500 of them Americans, and some 250,000 Korean civilians in atrocities since the start of Ihe war. Colonel James M. Hanley of Seattle, chief of the army's judge advocate section, said in a statement that 200 captured U. S. marines were killed in a single day, last Dec. 10, near Sinhung in northeast Korea. Sinhting is about 20 miles north of Jungnam. Ist December rem--nanta of the U. S. First marine division and the U. S. Seventh infantry division were pulling back toward Hungnam port in a bitter retreat. Hanley said the marines were killed on order of the commander of the 23rd regiment, 81st Chines division. He said 17 Turkish war prisoners were slain by Chinese Reds May 15, 1951 near Yanggu and 15 others on Apr. 10 near Yonchon. Hanley said the count of military prisoners slain did not includa South Korean troops. He gave no estimate of these, but Indicated the number was about twice that of other united nations soldiers killed by Red captors. , Civilian men, women and children were slaughtered, Hanley said, without trial or even a formal death sentence. He said 700 civilians were driven into the horizontal shaft of a gold mine near Haeju. 80 miles southeast of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, on Sept. 28, 1350, bound and gagged and dropped down ayerticai shaft. They were left to die, he Baidr-" Given Same Treatment Four hundred more were given the same treatment on Oct. 9, 1350, Hanley said. Three days earlier. ne said, still another 400 were bound, gagged and buried alive In three big holes at Haeju airport. Hanley said his statement had "nothing to do with the cease-fire negotiations' at Panmunjom. He accused the Reds of making a sham of the Geneva convention on treatment of .prisoners of war. The united nations, he said, cared for the Reds it captured "in complete accordance with the Geneva agreement." "None of the Communist war prisoners has-been killed by us," he added. "The figures compiled by the united nations 'command are tar from complete, Hanley faid, "but show a record of killings and bar-barism unique even in Communitt China." , He said 'untabulated atrocity killings of South Korean soldiers prob-ably far outnumber the tabulated losses and do not even touch atrocity slayings of Korean civilians. Hanley said South Korean military casualties in general have run at least twice that of other united nations countries. He said also that North Korean and Chine Rd troops have shown particular animosity toward South Korean soldiers and there have been occasions when captured South Korean were murdered but otbr united nations troops taken with them were spared. .1,000 American HanJey-g figures show that North Korean Reds had killed about 3,000 American prisoners of war up to Oct. 31, 19.V, about the time Red China entered the fighting. From j then on most of the atrocity kill-lings have been the work of Chi-! nese Reds, he said. I Since the Chinese entered the war ! they have killed 2,643 united natiorj j soldiers, exclusive of South Kore-(Sns. Hanley reported. He said I North Korean troop in that rime j had committed only 147 atrocity i slayings. . Temperatures ( Tuesday Max.. 62; min.. 50. - Wednesday a. m., 45; noon, '56. ! 2.16 rainfall to midnight. Count Yourself Fortunate If Only For This Regardless of how little j-ou may have to be thankful for, you can count yourself fortuna'e this Thanksgiving that j-ou are among the millions who call America "home." To add additional reasons for thankszivir.g is simple. Just order a Palladium-Item Want Ad to fill those naggirg needs. Phone 24221.

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