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12 fart I-WED., NOV. 1 9. 1 95 J LOggltgClCg CitMS Europe Arms Shippi ing Off, Truman Says Some Delay in Aid to NATO, President Informs Congress WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 v, V xr V . - . -'') j .... f ' : " - - 1 " .if " . --- - ; - f .t, .f ? : t "., 7-: f - i V - " "V s. " ' - .... t . ; . ; . , : i " . i- if, v . i- mw:V(v. - --. . . v- .:.. ? - , -t ' .' f " ' tt " ... .a ! - . - -r - IDENTIFIES LOOT Mrs. Margaret Hayward, ex-wife of Actor Louis Hayword, identifies fur coots stolen from her home last October. The coats were recovered in investigation of theft of $20,(500 worth of jewelry from Princess Lois Radziwill, port of which were found in bus depot locker. Bur recovery of furs only deepened mystery. Tlmn photo Stolen Furs Pop Up to Add Actor Sabu Sued to Jewelry Theft Mystery for Recovery of Fire Insurance Louis Hayward's Ex-Wife Identifies Coats; Bizarre Deal for Princess' Gems Disclosed All sorts of new complications were woven yesterday Into the bizarre theft of Princess Wladyslaw Jerzy Boguslav RadriwilTs jewels. Into the invesiigatlon of the gem job, - popped some "hot" furs, stolen from Margaret Morrow Hayward, ex-wife, of Actor Louis Hayward. . . . 1 . The Princess Jewels are sup- tain three exDensive fur coats. "Ilf bet they're stolen," Miss Thompson reportedly told Miss Cameron. "And, I'll bet whoever stole'them is the -one who also posed to be worth about $20,000.; took the Princess' jewels, Mrs. Hayward's furs have a val ue of $22,000. i. And, according to Sheriff's de tectives, somebody attempted trade that ended in a 1 -double- cross. Xew Characters Enter Also into the case yesterday came several new - characters, the most important of whom ap parently, is known only, as A, Certain Guy. - , ' The Princess a former Ven ice High' School girl named Lois Evans, who was married to and divorced Prince Radziwill; 70- year-old exiled Polish nobleman, In 19oO-51 had her suite in Malibu Beach motel burglarized last Thursday night, the night after she d had a few friends in for party, Some of the jewels were found In a 10-cent locker in a bus depot at 6th and. Main Sts. Mon day , afternoon.. .Key. to the locker was furnished by Atty, Bernard Minsky, who said he got it from a tight-lipped mes senger. . Seal Sought for Student Delivery of the key followed a call, Minsky insisted, from' a "mystery woman" who offered return of the jewels if Minsky could make a deal with. Sheriff's -deputies for the release of John Tourtas, - bearded 22-year- old Los Angeles City College student whom they had secretly arrested last Saturday in con nection with the jewel theft. Tourtas, a guest at the Princess' Wednesday night soiree, is a client of Minsky's. Missing when some of her genu were recovered from the locker, was a diamond ring, which 'the Princess ' values at $10,000.'. Meanwhile, Investigators had slapped Miss Betty Thompson, 27, of 2535 Ocean Front, Santa Monica, another guest and friend of the Princess, into jail Monday night without explanation. Yesterday, they told why. Miss Joyce Cameron, 28-year-old employee of a Hollywood dance hall, said that "a certain guy" she had seen with Betty Thompson brought a large package to her apartment at 8344 Kirkwood Drive, Laurel Canyon, early last week and asked if he could leave it there for a short time. When he failed to return. Miss Cameron spoke to Miss Thompson about it. The package turned out to con- - So, they took the f hot" furs to the Princess and decided with the help of Sheriff's inves tigators on a plan. , . . Right here, it isn't quite clear; but, somehow, they told officers. they made arrangements to trade the furs back to "a certain guy" for the Princess jewels. The Princess would put the furs in a locker in the Pacific Electric Building. "A certain guy" would put the jewels in another locker. Then, they'd trade keys. Of course, investigators" plant ed" on the locker with the furs. That. was doublecross No. 1. But, a certain -guy" didn't show -up. So then,' they found the jewel box in the other locker, but only half of them were there sort of a 50 doublecross. Fur Coats Identified At the Hollywood Police Sta tion yesterday. Mrs. . Hayward positively Identified the three fur coats a $3700 mink, $3500 silver fox and $1200 Persian lamb as being part of the $22,- 000 loot stolen from' her home at 1650 N Kings Road last Oct, 20. Still missing are two other mink coats valued at S6500 and $3500, a sable coat, 51 dresses and 13 pairs of shoes. - Despite repeated Inquiries, Sgts. George Whaley and George Coenen of the Sheriff's robbery detail Insisted late yesterday that they still did not know the identity of "a certain guy." They continued to hold Miss Thompson in custody, however, but re leased Miss Cameron, who was only In protective custody to aid the investigation. Tourtas Wins Release Wnile all this was cmnv on Tourtas regardless of the deal officers made with Atty. Minsky obtained his release under a writ of habeas corpus and $1500 bail. The writ is returnable before Superior Judge Philip H. Richards at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. Still in custody also was a close-cropped brunette, who ac companied Princess Radziwill to Atty. Minsky's office to identify the jewels and who gave her name as Karen Chandler. . She was nabbed then and there on a four-year-old warrant charging violation of probation for bad checks. This Karen Chandler, Inciden tally, is not Karen Chandler the singer. For one thing, this Kat-en Chandler's real name, according to he warrant, is Leslie Gordon. PLANES DROP SUPPLIES TO SNOWBOUND HUNTERS PHOENIX. Ariz., Nov. 18 VP) Air Force planes, flying so low they jarred snow off the pines, dropped supplies to marooned elk hunters today in Arizona's rough Mogollon Rim country. An estimated 1000 hunters were trapped in the mountains when a severe storm hit Central and Northern Arizona Saturday, the first day of the hunting season. Many have come out over slushy roads cleared of drifts by bulldozers. But scores of others are still snowbound. Subzero night temperatures made the peril great for those inadequately equipped. Planes from Williams Air Force Base pressed the aerial search. The Air Force rescued one of its own officers yesterday. He had become lost while hunting. LU John Jennings, who piloted one of the search, planes, said he saw a lot of cars and trucks making their way out over recently cleared roads. Sabu Dastaglr, 28, the erstwhile Elephant Boy of the films, yesterday was accused in a civil suit of responsibility for the fire which two years ago destroyed the second story of his North- ridge home. The Superior Court complaint was filed by the Northwestern Mutual Fire Association, which demanded recovery of $19,388.68 paid the East Indian actor for the loss in keeping with the terms of an insurance policy. Company Charges Arson But only last Aug. 25, the complaint charged, the company dis covered that the fire was "originated by. the act, design and procurement on the part of the insured." . 1 The defendant," the" docu ment accused in reference to Sabu, "on said day did intentionally, wilfully and maliciously kindle, or procure to be kind led, a fire in . said residence ... ... -.... The complaint, prepared bv Atty. Glenn R. Immel, was filed last Oct. 24 but was sealed until the Sheriff's office could have an opportunity to attach property belonging to Sabu. The document was "opened yesterday when the Sheriff reported at tachment of the house itself, 10901 Winnetka Ave. : Payment Quickly Made The complaint said that the fire occurred ' Armistice Day, 1950, and that Sabu filed his claim the following Dec,. 4, the company making the payment four days later. 1 ; - Shortly after the fire, police arrested Andre Perez, 21, and Arthur E. Wall, 27, accusing them of responsibility for the fire. The charges against Wall were dismissed at a preliminary hearing. But on July 17, 1951, Perez pleaded guilty, telling authorities that he had started the fire as a favor to Wall because the latter, said to have been a friend of Sabu, told him that the actor needed the insurance money. Perez was committed to the Youth Authority and later served a jail term. At the time of the fire the ac tor was m tne midst of a pa ternity suit nied ny Mrs. Brenda Marian Julier Ernst, now 26. who accused him of fathering ner aaugnter Micnaela, 4. Sabu won at the trial but later the decision was reversed by the higher courts and another trial is scheduled for next year. Shortly after disclosure of the suit, Atty. Bion Vogel, who for merly represented Sabu, said that the actor Is now touring with a circus in Italy. The lawyer said he had mailed a copy of the document to the actor and had requested instructions as to whether he should represent; him in the litigation. - , , UP) President . Truman told Congress today that American shipments to Western Europe slumped "considerab ly behind" schedule in the first six months of the'year. . He said, " Real progress was made in strengthening the free world." . in a report to. congress sum mlng up the Mutual Security Program, the President noted that there will be "some delay' before the North Atlantic pact nations can boost their armies to 50 divisions. This goal was to have been 'reached by the end of this year, There was also to have been a total of 4000 aircraft and 1600 warships mobilized by Dec. 31, ' Disappointments Ahead Truman said: "There are obsta cles and, no doubt, disappoint ments ahead. Much remains to be done before the goals of the free world are safely reached." Nevertheless, ' the President said, there has been enough progress "to justify cautious op timism" A total of $667,000,000 worth of American weapons was deliv- ered to Western Europe through June 30, the President said in a 48-page report. This raises that area since 1949 to about $1,800,' 000,000. Upswing In Pacific Turning to the Pacific, Tru man said there has been marked upswing" in delivery of warplanes, artillery, vehicles and other supplies to Chinese Na tionalist forces on Formosa. Defense shipments to Nation alist China, the Philippines, In-do-China and Thailand totaled $107,000,000 during the six months" period.. Another $106,- 000,000 went to Greece, Turkey and Iran. ; In explaining the lag in Amer ican arms deliveries, Truman pointed out that the Korean war has assumed top defense priority. However, he also cited "de lays in United States munitions production" but did not elabo rate on the point. . Program for Peace And, he said: , "The mutual security program is a positive program for peace. It is absolutely essential to the security of the United States. "At a time when one nation is bent upon world conquest as the Soviet Union is today other nations, large or small, have but two real choices: "lo pay tne ransom of appeasement or to pay the price of building together sufficient strength military, economic, po litical ana moral strength to keep the peace." Speed-up Ordered on Eisenhower Memorial Building KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 18 (JP) Construction crews will be enlarged to assure completion of the Dwight D." Eisenhower Memorial Building in Abilene, Kan., before Eisenhower is inaugurated as President Jan. 20. That action was agreed on by trustees and officers of the memorial foundation. , The building, being financed by public gifts, will house Gen, Eisenhower's war souvenirs. Methodism's Bishops Rally to Plan Drive ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., Nov. 18 UP) Bishops from Methodist churches will discuss plans to make churchgoers of some 20- 000,000 young people . in this country who they say have no re-ligious connections. The plans are among topics to be dealt with during the five-day annual meeting of the Council of Bishops of the Methodist Church, which got under way yesterday. . .- Bishop Fred P. Corson of Philadelphia, president of the council, said plans to recruit church members from the "no-church-affiliations" group will be discussed during the session. About 50 Bishops of the 9,000,-000-member church gathered for the opening session, , . ... a- . . V ' w - ' - : ' : V - . i ) ; - S -J J A SECURITY GUARD ON HAND Gen. and Mrs, hower leave plane at National Airport on arrival in Wash- Taft Suggests Men for Posts in New Cabinet WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 MP) Sen. Taft (R) 0., disclosed today that President-elect Eisenhower has asked him for suggestions on ' top-level : government ap pointments, Including Cabinet posts, when the new Republican administration takes over on Jan. 20. ' . - ' Taft said he had made several suggestions, but declined to name those he supported. Taft told a news conference that he will confer with Eisen hower in New York tomorrow and will ask the President-elect to set a timetable for pressing foreign and domestic legislation confronting the new Republican- controlled 83rd Congress. - Senate Posts He also commented that he does not believe it will be neces sary for Eisenhower to- intervene in 'the selection of GOP Senators for key Senate posts. Collaboration between Eisen hower and the Senator, he de feated for the Republican nomi nation seemed In line with state ments issued after their cam- paisn conference in New York City. Taft said then that Eisen hower, had assured him there would be no discrimination against Taft supporters in passing out Federal appointments. Taft withheld comment on whether he wants the floor lead ership for himself or would prefer to continue in his old role as chairman of the GOP policy com mittee. ' Union Bargaining He said there undoubtedly will be a move in the next Congress to outlaw Industry-wide bargain? ing but that as of now, at least, he is against the proposal. Such a plan would require unions to bargain on a lcal or regional basis, so as to decrease their power to shut down entire Industries or multiplant compa nies by means of strikes. Another move toward amend ing the Taft-Hartley Act In.the new Congress probably will re late to union welfare funds, Taft added. . .;-v v i ; There have been many sug gestions that the government should have some -supervision over employer -financed funds for employee . benefits. The largest such fund is. the $100,-000,000 one operated by John L. Lewis for soft-coal miners. Emergency Provisions Taft said he feels that the national emergency provisions of the T-H Act should be retained substantially as now writtezi. He said it is his idea to leave them alone for two or three years to see how they work "under a sympathetic administration." "After his news conference Taft conferred with House Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts, who is scheduled to become speaker. Taft also conferred with Sen. Knowland (R) Cal., who has announced he is a candidate, for Senate GOP leader if Sen. Bridges (R) N.H., does not seek the post. Knowland said after his meeting with Taft that he is still In the race for majority leader.. ' Eisen- ington for the General's meetina with President Truman. They are shown greeting members of the security guard. Iff) Wlrenhstot MRS. EISENHOWER GETS CHECKUP AT HOSPITAL ' , WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 CD Mrs. Eisenhower, - wife of the President-elect, spent an hour and 10 min-. utes In the Army's Walter Reed Medical Center today, undergoing "a minor checkup." She told reporters afterward he wanted to have her weight and some other matters checked. She said she had been found to be 2 pounds overweight. Her biographical sketches give her weight as 138 pounds and she is 5 feet 4 inches. Mrs. Eisenhower entered the hospital at about 2 p.m. and was met by Maj. Gen. Paul H. Streit, the commanding officer. She then went to Ward 8, where . she was examined by several doctors. She was released at 3:10. She went to the hospital directly from the airport after arriving with the General from Augusta, Ga TRUMAN, GENERAL Continued from First Page over the GOP legislative pro gram in the new Congress. i The President-elect's plane landed in New York at 5:45 p.m. and he went to his Columbia University home on Morningside Heights. . , .' He refused further comment, referring to his Washington statements. Before boarding his plane he said his meeting with tha Joint Chiefs was "merely a continua tion of the White House con ferences on problems with a strictly military flavor." Brad ley and Maj. Gen. Wilton Persons (ret.), an Eisenhower aide, accompanied tha President-elect to the airport Eisenhower was accompanied here and to New York by his wife Mamie, who went to Wal ter Reed Army Hospital for a . You'd think there never had been an election." Grim when the emerged, Eisenhower made a brief statement saying that he and his associates were "very appreciative" of tha "instructive" conference. Tabby Not Informed ; v Acting White House Press Secretary Roger Tubby told newsmen ha was not aware of what went on during the conferences. ' Asked who wrote the joint communique, Tubby said he did not Know, ue added that a "rough, typewritten series of notes" was handed to him ' by Mr. Truman at the end of the meeting. Eisenhower, tanned and rested from his Georgia vacation, was accompanied to the White House by his two liaison men with the outgoing Democratia administra- routine checkup while her hus- M??- Sen- Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. band was at the White House, In all, the Eisenhowers spent three hours and 23 minutes in the capital. .. Appear Friendly : An eyewitness said the meet ing between Eisenhower and Mr. Truman, who only a few weeks ago were hurling campaign insults at each other, was quite friendly. Eisenhower said the meeting with Mr. Truman and his aides was "very Informative, very instructive" and'noted that it was intended to arrange for an orderly transition of the government from Democratic to Republican control on Jan. 20. Both Mr. Truman and Eisenhower were smiling and cordial when thsy went in for their conference. The eyewitness said: (Mass.) and Detroit Banker Jo seph M. Dodge. - Lodge also rode in the motorcade from the airport with Ei senhower and accompanied him to the meeting with the joint chiefs. Cabinet Aides There Representing the? administra tion were - Secretary of State Acheson, Defense Secretary Robert A. Lovett, Mutual Security Director Averell Harriman and Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder, Eisenhower, bareheaded and flashing the famous "Ike'' smile, told a cheering airport crowd that he came here on "strictly a Dusiness . trip." we saia ne and Mamie expect to x "be back here somewhere near Jan. 20 inauguration day. FOR $25,000 'FEE' Tammany Tried to Sell Judgeship, Lawyer Says Stevenson to Tell Democrats of Weak Spots SPRINGFIELD, Til., Nov. IS (U.R) Adlai E, Stevenson returned to his Governor's desk today with A declaration that h would like to speak out on "im portant issues" and help bolster "weak spots" in the Democratic Party during the next four years. . :. v i-ooKing tanned ana fit after a brief Arizona vacation, the defeated Democratic Presidential nominee also revealed that h expects to return to his Chicago law practice after his term as Governor expires. :t - ' ; He said he would have to "start making a living" after h relinquishes . the Governorship to Republican William G. Stratc ton in January. ;,. v a I'-" Donations Offered ' Stevenson did not say how he would express his views, but his office here has been flooded wiui letters from persons who hav offered contributions to pay fo radio and television time for Stevenson to speak out. President Truman recently sent Stevenson a message saying he hoped the Governor would continue to work "as lead er of our party." : Stevenson said the Nov. 4 election, in which he was snowed under by Dwight D. Eisenhower, revealed soft spots in the Democratic Party in several sections of the country. ACCUSED Sabu, actor uhn ic rhnrnvA wit-h rttim. I sibility for horn flra. Former New Jersey Governor Dies in Car SOMERVILLE. NJ., Nov. 18 (") Former Gov. A. Harry Moore, 73, New Jersey's only three-time Governor, suffered a stroke and died today while driv ing his automobile near here. His wife, riding with him, was injured. NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (U.R) A former Assistant U.S. Attorney testified, today that, a Tammany Hall leader tried to sell him a municipal Judgeship for $25,000, the New York Democratic ma chine's "policy" fee of one year's salary plus a $5000 campaign contribution. Frank J. Dufficy told tha State Crime Commission that William Connelly, Democratic leader of New York's 8th Assembly District, offered to sell him the 'bench appointment in a taxleab in 1947. Another Offer Dufficy said the district leader told him Tammany Hall "must have demanded at least $100,-000" for an appointment to a SUta Supreme Court Tacancy. Another attorney, Benjamin Bernstein, testified that Tammany District Leaders Angelo Simonetti and John Raymond Jones told him in 1944 that a municipal judgeship would cost $18,200. -;. .: v , - V Dufficy and Bernstein took the stand In the commission's Investigation of possible ties between Tammany and New York's underworld and of charges that the Democratic leaders hold the strings to nearly 15,500 appointive city jobs with an annual total payroll of $33,000,000. At the same time, U.S. Atty. Frank J. Parker asked a Federal court to revoke the American citizenship of Italian-born Thom-H as (Three-Finger Brown) Lu-chese, named in testimony to the crime commission as the heir to imprisoned Frank Costello's un derworld empire. WELCOME Continned from First Page - elect, but hot to see him a blind woman, her seelng-eye dog at her side, her face turning in the direction of the passing motor cade as she waved and smiled. Unusual for such capital receptions, spectators were gathered even along the several milea of open road between the airport and the beginning of the city route. Many of these cam from the nearby Pentagon Build ing. Government workers hadi been released to join the wet come. As the motorcade headed down Constitution Ave., employees in government buildings jammed all available windows and stood packed along steps and on the roofs. There were bands from tha Army, police, Navy and school boy bands and girl bands with dancing bare legged drum majorettes. ; : - ';".,; Then the motorcade passed through cordons of Army, Navy, Marine and Air Force units. And the conferences of mo mentous problems began in th protected quiet of the White House, in sudden and striking contrast with the unbridled uproar of the welcome. Truman Receives Turkey for His Holiday Dinner WASHINGTON Nov. IS President Truman was presented with a 35-pound turkey-today for his last Thanksgiving dinner in the White House. i The presentation of the Oregon broad-breasted bird was made by representatives of th Poultry and Egg National Board and the National Turkey Federation in the White House rose garden. . Mr. Truman also received a bag of fresh cranberries and a souvenir cranberry scoop as tha gift of the cranberry Industry.

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