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68TH YEAR NO. 57 UNITED PRESS BILLINGS, MONTANA, SUNDAY, JUNE 28, 1953 ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS Wind Levels Circus Tent in Indiana President Envoy of Truce Accord Federal Deficit Is Bigger Than Truman Figured Administration Puts Total at 8V2 Billion; Plan Inflation Fight KSVr- Uitsfi: Stork Declared Factor In Girl's Ambitious College Study Program FT. COLLINS, Colo. MV-Dur-ing registration for Colorado A. M. College's summer session, an official questioned a married girl student about what seemed an unusually ambitious study program. In an effort to graduate this summer, she had asked permission to take several credits above the maximum study load. "And just whom are you trying to beat?" the official asked. "The stork," said the girl. Benson Pledges Robertson and Head Of South Korea Hold Third Secret Session SEOUL The official South Korean government spokesman said Sunday President Syngman Rhee and U. S. Presidential Envoy Walter S. Robertson are on the point of agreement on a mutual security pact between the U.S. and the Republic of Korea reportedly Rhee's price for withdrawing his bitter opposition to a truce in Korea. Rhee and Robertson have conferred three times in secret since Friday but neither has disclosed the subject of their secret talks. Both have expressed optimism. Dr. Karl Hong Kee, director of the government information office, told Korean newsmen that final agreement on a defense pact might be reached late Sunday. Such an agreement would probably spell the end of Rhee's bitter opposition to the truce that has been negotiated and all but signed by the U. N. Command and the Communists at Panmunjom. Robertson and Rhee held their third secret session Sunday, and later Robertson told newsmen: A high wind levels this circus tent of Rogers Brothers Circus at Kokomo, during a performance witnessed by 1,000 persons. Only four were injured badly enough to require more than first aid attention. None were injured seriously. Desperate ROKs Battle Chinese Reds Driving On Vital Reservoir ee an Ike's Air Force Slash Backed By House Group Appropriations Body Also Pares Another Billion From Defense WASHINGTON UO The House Appropriations Committee Saturday strongly endorsed President Eisenhower's reduced 120-wmg Air Force goal and cut another billion dollars from his pruned-down defense budget for next year. The committee sent to the House a military $34,434,140,500 budget for the year beginning July 1. This is $6,285,790,500 (15.4 per cent) less than recommended by former President Truman and $1,337,422,500 3.7 per cent) below the "minimum" figures submitted by the Eisenhower administration. Secretary of Defense Wilson had asked the committee to avoid adding further cuts to the five billion dollars already slashed by the ad ministration from the Truman esti mates. The committee, in a report flaying the military services for "chaotic" financial practices and "administrative hodge-podge," said it might have made deeper reductions if given more time. The new budget is ample for defense under foreseeable conditions, the committee said. After reviewing secret testimony on the "controversy" over a 143-wing or 120-wing Air Force goal by mid-1955, the committee said President Eisenhower is follow ing a "sound and reasonable" policy in setting the lower level, subject to top-level review. A wing contains from 30 to 75 aircraft. Then the committee made a further $240,000,000 cut in the new Air Force, funds already slashed five (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) Solons Relieved Meet Postponed WASHINGTON (U.R) Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-O) said Saturday the postponement of the big three Bermuda conference "is not undesirable" in view of the uncertain Korean truce talks. He and other senators said the postponement practically rules out a big four meeting this year. Taft's statement to reporters reflected the same sentiment among many members of Congress. Frank relief was expressed by some, termpered by regrets that it was British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's illness which caused the postponement. The postponement Indicated that a big four meeting, including Russia, probably would not be held this year. In this connection, Taft said the time is not ripe for a big four meeting because "it might break up in a row." President Eisenhower was to have met with Churchill and French Premier Joseph Laniel on July 8. In a message from his cool Catoctin Mountain retreat where he is trout fishing, Mr. Eisenhower told Churchill he looked upon the postponement as a "temporary deferment." Taft said he "never felt very much could be accomplished" at the three-power meeting, and that "the postponement is not undesirable." "In view of the Korean situation," Taft said, "I think that it is better to put it off." Ranking members of the Senate (Continued on Page 11, Column 3.) Polish Cardinal Denounces Reds VATICAN CITY (U.R) Stefan Cardinal Wyszynsky, Roman Catholic primate of Poland, denounced the Communist government in a recent speech in Warsaw and said that Catholics will shed their blood if necessary to defend their faith, it was reported Saturday. The Vatican newspaper Osserva-tore Romono said Wyszynsky made the speech June 4, and commented that the situation of the Catholic Church in Poland "is becoming more aggravated day by day." "Cardinal Wyszynsky denounced the intolerable attack against the church with serene and fearless firmness," Osservatore Romano said. "He recalled how for centuries the church has fought against attempt by the state to put itself between the priests and the faithful, between the bisbjaDsd the priests. "The Polisfn hierarchy will follow this yexample," he said, "if necessary to the extent of bearing witness with blood because otherwise the church would not be Catholic." On Point "1 peril the reservoir area. An equal drive southwest would allow Red artillery, to cut the Chunchon-Kum hwa road linking the Central Front. Chunchon is 45 miles north east of Seoul. Kumhwa is more than 35 miles northwest of Chun chon. A short drive southeast by the Reds would threaten to flank Al liedheld Heartbreak Ridge. Heart break is a mile east of Mundung (Continued on Page 6, Column 4.) Ordination Rites Planned Tonight Dr. F. Townley Lord, president of the Baptist World Alliance and pastor of Bloomsbury Central Church of London, will address a dinner meeting of the Baptist Men's Council at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday and will deliver the ordination sermon in a service ordaining TOWNLEY LORD William F. Connor to the ministry at 8 o'clock. Dr. Lord, who received a Doctor of Divinity degree from London University and the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from William Jewel College at Liberty, will arrive in Billings Wednesday, according to an announcement by the Rev. R. H. Moorman, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The ordination service, to be held in the church, is open to the public. During the First World War Dr. Lord served as staff lecturer to British troops in France and in World War II he was naval chaplain in London. Dr. Lord was the central character of a film entitled "Generous Spirit," produced by the Religious Film Co. of London. Internationally known, Dr. Lord is editor of the Baptist Times and is a member of the central religious advisory committee of the British Broadcasting Co. He also serves as national vice president of the YMCA in Great Britain. He has written several books includ ing "Unity of Body and Soul," "Conquest of Death" and "Christ in the Modern Scene." "We are very fortunate in hav ing Dr. Lord in our midst on this significant occasion," the Rev. Mr. (Continued on Page 11, Column 3.) tinuing to check all tips and question all known sex deviates. Friday, police conductad a futile search of Raven Canyon in San Fernando Valley on a tip by an anonymous telephone caller who reported seeing a child's body in the area. The little girl disappeared while playing near a lunch stand owned by her foster parents, Owen and Ilena Nolan, in a Norwalk shopping district. Authorities still were hunting for the girl's real father, an unidentified ex-marine. Her real mother, Mrs. Betty Jean Eckols of Breckenridge, would not disclose his name. DR. F. WASHINGTON An admin istration official said Saturday the government expects to wind up the present fiscal year on Tuesday about 8V4 billion dollars in the red. This would be a deficit of about 2V4 billion more than former President Truman estimated in his January budget. The same high official, looking ahead to the next 12 months, said it is going to be "very difficult to avoid some inflation," despite the Eisenhower government's "sound money" stand. The government still will be spending much more than it takes in, and that may mean new general price rises. The official who asked not to be named, said it would be no surprise if the Federal Reserve Board had to assist sometime this fall by unfreezing more bank reservesas it did this week or by increasing the money supply in other ways to keep government borrowing from exhausting credit supplies or forcing interest rates still higher. Such action would be bound to build up inflationary pressures, but, the official said, the government will try to manage its borrowing so as to minimize inflationary effects. By next spring, he said, the government expects to start reducing its debt sharply. Corporation taxes have fallen IV2 billion dollars or more lower than was expected for this fiscal year, (Continued on Page 11, Column 4.) McCarthy Probe Hunts Witnesses WASHINGTON (U.R) Sen. Jo seph McCarthy's investigators revealed Saturday that painter Rock well Kent, playwright Lillian Hell-man and writer-humorist Dorothy Parker are among 23 persons to be called as possible witnesses next week on the State Department's overseas libraries and information centers. Chief Counsel Roy M. Cohn said I the Senate Permanent Investigating Subcommittee is having "great difficulty" locating some of the witnesses and "it is obvious they are ducking" his subpoenas. He did not say who was "ducking." Cohn said others called for the three-day hearings, scheduled to open Wednesday, include Mrs. Paul Robeson, wife of the Negro singer; writer Richard O. Boyer, Corliss Lamont, teacher, writer and philosopher; and Prof. Edwin B. Bur-gum, formerly of New York University. The subcommittee has been investigating the State Department overseas libraries amid charges and counter-charges of "book, burning" in which President Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles have figured prominently. McCarthy Saturday declined to comment on Mr. Eisenhower's letter to the American Library Association warning against "zealots" who try to keep freedom-loving people from reading any literature they choose. In an earlier speech at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., the President said, "Don't join the book burners." The State Department has been removing large numbers of books from libraries overseas in the wake (Continued on Page 11, Column 3.) The Weather FORECASTS BILLINGS AND VICINITY Pair Sunday morning becoming partly cloudy Sunday night. High Sunday 80, low Sunday night 49. Increasing cloudiness Monday with light scattered showers In the vicinity, little temperature change. High 78. EAST OP DIVIDE Considerable cloudiness, scattered showers and possible thun-dershowers west and north portions Sunday, little temperature change. High temperature 68 to 78. Sunday night cloudy, cooler, occasional showers north, partly cloudy south. Monday considerable cloudiness, scattered showers and thunder-showers, cooler north. WYOMING Generally fair Sunday and Monday, partly cloudy with few Isolated thundershowers east ol divide afternoons and evenings, warmer southeast corner Sunday. High Sunday 70 to 80 north and 75 to 85 southeast. AIRPORT WEATHER DATA Prom United States Weather Bureau for 24 hours ending at 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Maximum 78 Sunrise 4:26 a.m. Minimum 47i Sunset 8:08 p.m. Precipitation: Trace; so far this month, 1.77; total for same period of June a year ago, 1.11; total since Jan. 1, 8.65; total for same period a year ago, 7.35; normal for June 1-27, 2.42: normal for Jan. 1 to June 27, 7.17. MONTANA AND OUT-OF-STATE DATA Max. Min.l Max. Min. Broadu 74 54! Missoula 70 40 Butte 67 33! Cheyenne 71 51 Glasgow 79 iT Chicago 91 63 Great Falls 73 43 Kansas City 98 65 Havre 74 49 Minneapolis 78 61 Helena 71 41! New Orleans 82 75 Lewlstown 71 37! New York 90 74 Livingston 73 Lake 80 46 Miles City 77 551 Spokane 68 61 Precipitation: Broadus .02. Block and Tackle, Seven Policemen Are Needed To Remove Woman's Body NEW YORK It took a block and tackle, and seven policemen' Saturday to remove the 450-pound body of a woman who died in a third-floor East Side apartment. Mrs. Florence Shine, 43, apparently suffered a heart attack Friday night after climbing the stairs to her mother's apartment. Conventional attempts to move her body on a stretcher failed. Reich Reds Try To Win Support BERLIN (U.R) The Communist East German government tried Saturday to win some support from the populace it controls only through the Russian army by announcing sweeping reforms as the western Allied high commissioners called on the Soviet to relay its iron grip on the nation. The British, French and American high commissioners in a joint statement called on the Russians to allow free elections and a unified Germany. They said the formation of an all-German government should be followed by a peace treaty with the new government. The three western high commissioners also sent identical notes to Soviet high commissioner Vladimir Semyonov in which they "insisted" on early restoration of normal conditions in East Berlin where martial law and a curfew have been applied by the Soviets since the June 17 riots. Their statement was issued after a two and one-half hour meeting in Berlin reviewing the bloody workers' revolt in East Germany against eight years of Soviet occupation oppression. The Allied high commissioners again pressed the Russians to lift martial law in the Soviet zone and restore normal communications and travel between East and West Berlin. The western powers new appeal to the Soviets followed the announcement by the Communist East German government of new sweeping concessions to farmers, small businessmen and workers. The new Red government moves were an attempt to win support for a regime held in power by the presence of 300,000 Red army troops. The worried East German lead-(Continued on Page 11, Column 4.) Legion Leader Asks for Unity GREAT FALLS The National Commander of the American Legion Saturday called for a unified command in the battle for peace. Lewis K. Gough, Pasedana, in an address before the Montana Department of the Amer ican Legion said, "Our peace ef fort is divided. There's an imme diate need for a single command post with authority and responsibility to wage psychological warfare." "The Legion," said Gough, "favors removing the Voice of America and all other overseas information operations from the state department." Gough also lashed out at mobilization plans which placed veterans of World War II and Korea at the top of the list for future service. "I have iust sent a letter to the President along with the report of a factual survey that shows the veterans will have to fight the next war if it' comes." he said. Gough added that, "Under existing manpower regulations the Department of Defense has given its okeh to immediate recall of seven million veterans." The national commander said (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) New York Lawyer Attacks Einstein SARANAC INN, N.Y. (UKAl bert Einstein, famed physicist and Nobel Prize winner, was accused Saturday of "bad Americanism, bad intellectualism and appealing to illegality." The charge was made by Louis Waldman, chairman of the State Bar Association's civil rights committee during a discussion of the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution. 1 Waldman told some 600 delegates to the association's mid-summer meeting that Einstein's "advocacy oi a blanket refusal to testify regardless of the basis of is bad Americanism, bad inteHVtuausm and an appeal to SEOUL OP) A "confused and fluid" South Korean force fought desperately Sunday, aided by driving rain, against vanguards of Chinese Reds driving toward the vital hydro-electric Hwachon Reservoir in East-Central Korea. Latest reports said the rain had succeeded where the reeling South Koreans had failed in slowing the push 12 miles north of South Korea's biggest electric power source. But the situation still was officially described as "confused and fluid" on the Eastern side of a 13-mile activated front straddling the Pukhan River. A penetration of six or seven more mUes would put defenders of the big Hwachon power project under Red artillery fire. In the West, 40 miles north of Seoul, a Chinese Red division 10,000 to 12,000 men knocked South Korean First Division men off three of five assaulted outposts since Friday. Censorship clouded the exact points of these attacks beyond placing them west of Yon- chon and north of the main Imjin River line. The East-Central Front drive was the more serious. So far. after gains of more than a mile Satur day, the Reds held nothing but prestige and more hills. But it could begin to hurt if it isn't stopped soon. A Red advance south would lm Flood Control Funds Are Voted WASHINGTON (U.R) The Sen ate passed by voice vote Saturday a $473,762,900 flood control and rivers and harbors bill after sharp debate over a Republican "slowdown" on federal power projects. ine measure now goes to a Senate-House conference commit tee for adjustment of differences The House voted $57,371,300 less for the program. The Senate figure is $24,887,200 less, however, than President Eisenhower recommended and $209,614,200 less than former President Truman proposed. During debate, Sen. Warren G. Magnuson (D-Wash.) charged that Republicans in the administration and congress are "trying to stop the clock" on public power de velopment. He cited the Interior Depart ments decision to abandon plans for the Hells Canyon dam in Idaho and a new power policy" stated by the House appropriations com mittee. Sen. William F. Knowland handling the bill for the Republicans, replied there was "no partisanship in the Senate on this said critics of the bill were setting up a "straw man of Republican policy that just isn't so." Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind-Ore.) said partisanship "is neck deep" in the handling of the bill. "It's a partisanship of a coalition of reactionary forces in this Senate, he said, and added that he will continue "to speak out" against the coalition. Knowland said Morse was stat- (Continued on Page 11, Column 4.) Drought Aid LUBBOCK, Tex. Iff) Secretary of Agriculture Benson sifted the drought-dry soil of West Texas through his fingers Saturday and promised federal aid to harassed farmers and ranchers in the South-west's worst drought threat. The cabinet member wearing a new pair of Texas cowboy-boots-plodded across acre fter acre of withered crops and pastures for a first hand look at the damage. He shucked his coat and sat down with delegations from Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado and heard discouraging reports. Lack of water, money and feed covered the discussions. Benson then stood in the jammed ballroom of a local hotel and announced his decision on four problems: 1. The Department of Agriculture must make available cotton seed and other food by-products for the maintenance of herds and flocks "at prices producers can afford to pay." 2. The department will try to get lower rail rates to the drought areas "we got to get the livestock and the feed together." 3. "We may find it necessary for a stepped up buying program of meat and lower grade livestock. It would be a move to get lower grade livestock into consumption, not in storage." 4. "Some method must be worked out for emergency credit, using existing agencies as far as possi ble. You people are not asking handouts, just a little help in an emergency. Benson said the exact counties included in the drought areas of Texas and Oklahoma which would be eligible for such aid would be announced Monday. Benson's busy schedule included (Continued on Page 11, Column 5.) British Leader Ordered to Rest LONDON UP) Wan and exhausted, 78-year-old Prime Minister Churchill retired Saturday on doctors' orders to his country home for a "complete rest" of at least a month, and thereby forced the Big Three to postpone their Bermuda conference again. The Foreign Office said he would meet President Eisenhower and French Premier Joseph Laniel on the Atlantic isle as soon as he is fit again for vital talks on such issues as Korea and a possible Big Four showdown conference with Soviet Premier Malenkov. Churchill, who drives himself mercilessly, buckled under the strain of simultaneously running the government, playing his role in coronation festivities and acting for ailing Foreign Secretary Anth ony Eden, the No. 2 man in the British government who is recovering in Boston from a gall bladder operation. The elder statesman had planned to sail for Bermuda Tuesday night on the battleship Vanguard. The conference had been set for July 8 after being postponed from two earlier dates because France was without a premier. Only Saturday the way was finally cleared by the French National Assembly's approval of Laniel as the new premier. After hearing his doctors' verdict Churchill reluctantly telephoned President Eisenhower and Premier Laniel and arranged the postpone ment. He turned over the reins of gov ernment temporarily to R. A. But ler, chancellor of the exchequer, a 50-year-old progressive and am bitious politician considered by many to be his political heir ap parent. Britain's old "John Bull" for (Continued on Page 11, Column 1.) Priest Arrested By. Chinese Reds ROME, Italy (U.R) The Rev. Fernand Lacretelle, French Jesuit and administrator of the prefec ture apostolic of Haichor, Kiangsu, China, has been arrested in Shanghai by Chinese Communist authorities, the Catholic news agency Fides said Saturday. A number of American Jesuits in Shanghai were reported arrested earner this month. The French Catholic agency said no reason for any of the arrests has been made public. Dog Owner Offers $50 Reward for Capture Of Puppy Tail Slashed NASHVILLE UP) James Sadler has ofefred a $50 reward for proof against the character who has been removing his puppy's tail-gradually. Sadler came home Tuesday to find Pedro, his half-chichuahua, half terrier puppy, had lost half his tail. Daughter Sandra phoned him later to wail, "It's happened again." Half the remaining tail had been cut off. By the time Sadler got home, the knife wielder had struck a third time. Now Pedro has barely enough tail left to support a bandage. Japanese Flood Toll Near 1, TOKYO The rising toll of modern Japan's worst flood seemed certain to pass 1,000 Sunday with more than 600,000 homeless and damage well in excess of More rain was forecast for the stricken Southern island of Kyushu. No. U. S. casualties were reported and three big U. S. bases, all on high ground, escaped damage. The latest national police count showed 252 dead, 703 missing and 725 injured. But many remote areas were cut off by the murky flood-waters and no word came from them. Hundreds of Americaa soldiers and airmen worked side by side with 1,000 Japanese police in around-the-clock mercy missions. U. S. helicopters directed rescuers in rubber boats to persons marooned on housetops. U.S. authorities promised full use of ships, planes, engineers and other American resources. Whole villages were engulfed and in one instance the entire popu lace of 488 was reported to have perished. The entire Northern half of Kyu shu was threatened. The island is about half the size of South Carolina. Police officials said the flood was "unprecedented" in modern history and was a heartbreaking disaster even in a land lashed by typhoons and repeated earthquakes. Since Thursday, heavy rains have pounded the island. Black clouds hung overhead and Japanese weather officials ominously predicted more downpours. The U. S. Southwest Command, the defense force for the area, de clared Kyushu a disaster area. Quick aid was rushed in. Army water purification units were sent to avert epidemics. The worst damage appeared to be in the Fukuoka prefecture. Police there reported 192,000 acres of valuable farm land washed away. More than 40,000 residents (Continued on Page 11, Column 3.) One Dead, Two Hurt In Iowa Tornado ADAIR, la. UP) A tornado cut a swath through Adair County late Saturday, killing one person and injuring two others, one seriously. Five farm homes were wrecked. Mrs. Walter McMurphy, 56, was killed and her husband seriously injured when the twister destroyed their farm home four miles south of Adair. LeRoy Betts, 27, who lived four farms west of the McMurphy farm, had just entered the Betts home and was injured when the tornado picked it up, whirled it around and smashed it. High lightning and heavy rains did considerable damage elsewhere as severe thunderstorms ripped through the state, Red Oaak and Indianola were hard hit, with winds tearing out trees, power lines and breaking windows. Des Moines was belted by both morning and evening thunderstorms. The tornado struck south of Ad air about 4 p.m. and cut a path between 100 and 200 feet wide and about 4 miles long. It traveled al most a straight line from west to east. I have confidence we can reach a mutual agreement and clear up misunderstandings that may exist between us." It appeared probable the two were working out some sort of preliminary agreement on a mu tual defense pact. Rhee has long demanded such a treaty. President Eisenhower, in a let ter to Rhee June 6, pledged to negotiate such a pact once the truce had been signed Rhee wants the defense pact signed before the armistice goes into effect. Any such treaty would require the approval of the U. S. Senate. Reliable sources clore to the Rhee government said Robertson had given new assurances that a defense pact would be signed "soon (Continued on Page 12, Column 3.) House Approves Reorganization WASHINGTON (U.R) The House today overrode protests that a possible military dictatorship is being created and approved overwhelmingly President Eisenhower'i defense reorganization plan. The roll call vote was 234 to 108 against a resolution rejecting the plan which now becomes effective midnight Monday. Opponents, who claimed it could lead to a powerful "Prussian-style general staff," needed 218 votes to kill the plan. It provides for: 1. Veto power for the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff over personnel selected for the vital 210-man staff of the joint chiefs. The Army, Navy and Air Force each select 70 officers for the staff, the nation's top military strategy group. 2. Greater management authority for the chairman of the joint chiefs over the staff. 3. Abolition of the munitions board, research and development board, and defense supply management agency. 4. Creation of six new assistant defense secretaries. The first two provisions drew the fire of opponents. Rep. James P. S. Devereux (R-Md), retired Marine corps officer of Wake Island fame, warned of their "dangers." Chairman Dewey Short (R-Mo) of the armed services committee said, however, the fears of a grab for power by the chairman of the joint chiefs were "ghosts and hobgoblins." Hundreds Escape Injury in Wreck RANTOUL, 111. (U.R) Several hundred persons escaped injury Saturday when a Miami-to-Chicago passenger train crashed into a derailed freight car near the depot here. A Negro dining car waiter, Andrew M. Jones, 67, Chicago, was the only person injured seriously enough to be hospitalized. Anthony Gorman, special agent for the Illinois Central Railroad, said a car loaded with stone in a southbound freight was derailed because of a burned-out journal. This threw the freight car across the northbound tracks, just before the IC's lfrcar Seminole came speeding into Rantoul. The impact threw the Seminole's two diesel engines and three cars behind them into the ditch, and derailed freight cars. The three derailed cars on the passenger train were two unoccupied passenger cars and an express car. Railroad officials said two (actors accounted for the passengers' escape from injury the SemicWf was braking for its stop herr. the three cars behind th eM" Mass Search Is Scheduled Today for Kidnaping Victim NORWALK, Calif. (U.R) Hundreds of searchers will scour river beds and desolate areas near here Sunday for 8-year-old Stella Darken Nolan, feared kidnaped by a sex fiend. It will be the second mass search for the child since she disappeared from a Norwalk shopping district last Saturday. Scores of leads received by authorities since that time have fizzled. The latest suspect who will be questioned by sheriff's deputies is Oliver C. Stanfield, 35, of Saugus, Calif. He was arrested in Lancaster, on suspicion of molesting a 6-year-old girl. Authorities said they were con Vital Statistics BIRTHS Boys Mrs. Douglas Ernest, Laurel. Mrs. Archie Waddell. Laurel. Girl Mrs. William McNeese, Laurel. MARRIAGE LICENSES Dan B. Fisher. 18. and Shirley E. Strecker, 17. both of BillinES. Robert R. Snow, 32, and Jean V. Stultz. 24, both of Casper, Wyo. Ernest Neuhardt, 33. and Ruth H. Wagen- man, 29. both of Billings. Carl H. Schreiner, 22, and Margaret Ann Hughe 18, both of Laurel.

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