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r THE BOSTON DAILY GLOBE SATURDAY. JANUARY 17. 1953 7htf Washington Takes on Festive Glow as Crowds Pour in for Inaugural I o OFF FOR INAUGURAL Bay State Republicans take train at South Station, bound for Washington and the Eisenhower inaugural. In left panel are Mr. and Mrs. Philip Allen of Andover. He is executive secretary of the Republican State Committee. In center photo, left to right, are Vernon B. Hitchins, president Af the Massachusetts Republican Club," with Mrs. Hitchins, his daughter, Mrs. Patricia Stone, and Brook Stone, 6, in front. In third photo are Vincent Mottola and William P. Hunnewell of Boston, rear, and George Hemmenway and Joyce Tyler of Brookline. . , Senator Smith Regrets Appointment By FRANCES BURNS WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine voiced the feeling of many hardworking Republican women here when she said she wished Presi dent-Elect Eisenhower had named a Republican woman 10 tne posin is me nepuuuean women, wum-given to Oveta Culp Hobby of jen who marched to the polls with Houston, Tex., a Democrat for Eisenhower. Mrs. Hobby is to be Federal Security Administrator, succeeding Oscar Ewing. Senator Smith spoke to the board of directors of the National Federation of Republican Women, which is holding a two-day meeting at the Wardman-Park Hotel. Installed last night as second vice president was Mrs. Raymond W. Wheeler of Maiden, vice chairman of the Massachusetts State Republican committee. Mrs. Wheeler introduced House Speaker Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts, who predicted Democratic support for the Eisenhower program. Senator Smith said she was not McCarthy Blasts Kennan Attack on Red Hunts WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UP) George F. Kennan, America's top Russian expert, came under fire from Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, Rep., of Wisconsin, today for urging the United States to tone down its Communists - in - government hunt- . , ... McCarthy, new chairman of the Senate permanent investigating subcommittee, branded the Kennan appeal a "typical Acheson-type tirade against those who have been exposing traitors." He said that ending Red hunts is exactly what Moscow wants. Kennan, Still ambassador to Mos cow although he was ousiea oy mc Kremlin last October, Said in a u l ;U in rantnn. Penn.. spceuii last iiie"- ' . ; that the drive against Communists in the Federal Government snouia be less spectacular. u- ..(omi.w that mishandled loyalty investigations may hurt the nation more man anyming mc rninmimicl. 1YI3V Hfl It wa Kennan's first speech since the Communists kicked him out of Moscow lor saying tnai ine n Hininmnt in the Russian capital is similar to internment by the Nazis during tne worm war n. The diplomat said he knew he would e criticized for his speech but said the subject is "too important to pass by." , ' . . "As things stand today, he said, i.t m nn reason whv malicious people should have any particular difficulty in rendering unavauauie for service to this country almost any persons whom tney migm select for this treatment." The veteran diplomat also fired a few direct shots at the favorite uj !olnt "lihpration" nolicies of John Foster Dulles, incoming Secretary 81 iaie. His statements raised the question ml h mav tilav. if anv. when Dulles assumes command of the State Department, 'mere apparently are -some serious differences between them on how to deal with Moscow. Morse to Ask Senators to Bare Payroll Accounts WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (AP) Senator Morse, Ind., of Oregon, said today he will ask fellow Senators to make a full public accounting of their office payrolls at regular monthly intervals. . He pointed out that government payrolls of all House members have been available for public inspection for some years. Senate payrolls used to be open to the public, but in recent years all inquiries about them have been referred to individual Senators. Unless they approved, no information could be obtained easily. Morse said he is preparing a bill that would require every Senator to list his office payroll, including names of employees and their salaries, each month in the Congressional Record appendix. The Senate has rejected his several other attempts to do this in the past. "I bslieve that anybody which must do as much investigating of other persons' financial affairs should set a pattern by its own conduct, Morse said. of Mrs. Hobby criticizing Mrs. Hobby, "but surely there are plenty of Republican women fully able and 'competent for the position." she said. "President-elect Eisenhower and all Republicans are indebted to the women of America for their victory. But if any group deserves major credit. 'blood in their eyes.1 Mrs. Hobby who commanded the WACS during the war is publisher with her husband of the Houston Post. She is credited by some worn en here as being a factor in the success of the Republican party in Texas at the last election. Other Republican women have not ODcnly criticized her naming to the important office which was .given practically uaoinet status bv the President-elect. But men tion of usually is accompanied by a Quick, "of course it is wonderful to have Ivy Priest as Treasurer of the United States." Mrs. Priest not only is a Repub lican but worked here in Washing ton for Eisenhower throughout the Summer. Donaldson Rates $13,000 Pension on Retirement WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (AP)- Jesse M. Donaldson, retiring Post' master General, will be eligible for a pension of around $13,000 a year, probably the highest the government has ever paid, Civil Service officials estimated today. Donaldson is the only tabinet officer of sufficient age or government service to merit a sizable annuity. Vice President Alben W. Barkley can't draw a pension as Vice President, but he qualified as a member of Congress with 36 years of service tor a pension of around $7000 a year, beginning "in 1949. Officials said there is no law Dre venting a former member of Congress from drawing his pension at the same time he holds another government job. Congressmen and Civil Service employees pay up to 6 percent of their salaries to be eligible for an' nuities. Donaldson is a career Postoffice Department employee who climbed to Cabinet rank. He went to work as a letter carrier at Shelbyville, 111., in 1908, and thus has almost 45 years of government service, including five in the Cabinet, upon which to base a pension claim, ot-ficials estimated. Somerville Private to March Tuesday Pfc Philippe J. Saulnier, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Saulnier, 14 Tennyson sr., Somerville, is among those who nave been selected to march in the inaugural parade in the nation's capital next Tuesday. ' A member of the 82nd Air Di vision, Co. D, 325th Air Regiment, TO MARCH IN INAUGURAL Pfc Philippe J. Saulner of Somerville, Army paratrooper. Pfc Saulnier is presently stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. A graduate of Somerville High. class of 1948, he enlisted as a paratrooper in July, 1951, after com pleting basic training at Fort Dix, N. J. He is rated as a chute master and has passed the test for officer candidate school. He was a member of the Massachusetts National Guard for three iyears prior to entering the Army. n v. Q G .11 Army Snafus Thailand Award to Pvt Johnson WESTERN FRONT, Korea, Jan. 17 (AP) A shy farm boy private from Nebraska who was awarded the "Silver Medal of the Crown of Thailand" reckoned today he would give it back "if that's what the Armv wants." "I'd kind of like to keep it for a souvenir," Pvt Walter M. John son admitted wistfully. But I U keep it or give it back whenever the Army says." Johnson, 21, of Greeley, was hustled from his front-line position and flown to Seoul a few days ago to apcept the medal at a spit-and-polish ceremony. He had been in Korea only two months, had never seen a Thailander, and did not even know where Thailand is, he said. The Army today solved the mys tery. The award was intended for an other private named Walter M. Johnson, who was rotated back to his home in Aplington, la., last June. The Iowa Johnson served with a United States regiment which was associated with the Thailanders. Col Edward E. Farnsworth Jr. of South Portland, Me., top American liaison officer to the U.N. forces in the Far East, explained that the Thailond Government some time ago submitted a list of United States soldiers it wanted to decorate. The list carried no serial numbers and some' of the names were jumbled. The Iowa private had gone home, and the Nebraska farm boy with the same name got the medal by mistake. Old Sweetheart of Ike to Attend His Inaugural ROCHESTER, N. Y Jan. 17 (UP) Hopes for an. "old-fashioned Abilene get-together" were held today by a Rochester man and his mother whom he described as Dwight D: Eisenhower's "first steady sweetheart." Philip J. Lucier, 32, said here that his mother, Mrs. Ruby Lucier,' of Warsaw, Ind. "dated" the Presi dent-Elect while the two were attending high school in Abilene, Kan. He added that his father was a teammate of Eisenhower's on the high school football team, Lucier revealed that he and his wife were joining his parents in Washington for the inaugural n Tuesday. The Rochester man said his mother wasn't the "forgotten girl," either, He reported she was present in Chicago last July when Kisen hower won the Republican nomina tion and the former Army General kissed her on the cheek as he remarked "Hello and thank you for being here." U. S.Sabrejets Bag 14th MIG in Busy Week SEOUL, Jan. 17 (UP) American Sabrejet pilots climaxed one of their most successful weeks in the Korean War today by blasting another Communist MIG-15 from the sky. The kill brought the total of Russian-built jets shot down in seven days to 14. Not a single Allied jet was lost during, the period. The Air Force also announced that 16 of the Red fighters have oeen disintegrated in mid-air, three probably destroyed and 18 dam aged, since the New Year began. The Communists had still not shot down an American jet in 1953. The latest MIG kill came in a high-altitude duel between four F-86 Sabres and 10 Red jets over Sakron near the Suiho Reservoir. Capt Vincent ES Stacy, Crystal Falls, Mich., got credit for the kill. Another Air Force announcement, however, took some of the edge off the jet victories. Two American B-29 Superforts were shot down bs tied nignt rignters during the week. A brief Far East Air Force release said the two big planes were lost in "air-to-air combat" Eight other planes were lost to Red ground fire or "other causes." Only four of the giant bombers have been lost to Communist night fighters in the Korean war, three of them within the last two weeks. The 8th Army reported that ground action flared across the frigid battle front last night and early today while temperatures fell below zero ail along the line. Marine Recruits Forming Special Bay State Company A Maiaie company to be known as the "Massachusetts Company," comprising 150 youths was today inaugurated with the swearing in of 20 recruits. The new company to be filled within a month will be sworn in, en masse, in the Hall of Flags at the State House, during ceremonies to be presided over by Gov, Herter on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Mai Thomas S. Witherspoon, U. S. M. C, of 29 Bow St., Woburn, Bitterest Attack Yet Against U. S. in Soviet Press MOSCOW, Jan. 17 (AP) The newspaper Trud, commenting on the case of the nine Soviet doctors charged with plotting on Western orders to shorten the lives of Russian leaders, today poured out the bitterest attack on "United States imperialists'' yet to appear in the Soviet press. The editorial in the Trade Union Council organ also denounced Jew' ish Zionist organizations, The announcement Tuesday of the doctors arrest charged they received their orders from a Jewish organization in the United States. Trud said charges against "these agents of the American and English Intelligence Services" has "aroused the wrath of all Soviet people." "The atrocities of American im perialism which strives to transform the free peoples of the world into slaves, to throw back human ity to times of barbarism, arouse the burning hate of hundreds of millions of people," the newspaper asserted. Among the adjectives Trud used in its long attack on "American imperialists" were: Beast-like, bloody, carnivorous, most reactionary, most insane, monstrous, brigandish. Trud said the world once thought it would never see anything so evil as the German Hitlerites "but now all honest people in the world see: The American imperialists, in much, surpassed their Hitlerite predecessors. The editorial was also more scorching in its attack on Zionism than any other publication nere since the announcement of the charges against the doctors. Issue Tabled SEOUL. Jan. 17 (Reuters) When night patrols scouted the Jackson Heights area on the central front this week they scented "strange and offensive odors" coming from Communist bunkers. The U.N. high command rushed chemical warfare experts to investigate. ' Poison gas? No garlic. The Communists had just been cooking dinner. a (1 rs ' I ft h (Globe Stuff Photo by Charles McCormickf MAMIE EISENHOWER'S SISTER, Mrs. G. Gordon Moore, right, works with Mrs. Ruth Barton Butcher, at inauguration information office in Washington. They lend helping hand to new arrivals and help them with housing and "inaugural view" arrangements. f of ' u (Globe SUII Pholo by William O'Connor and Gil Filrdberi) in. charge of Marine Recruiting in New England, will turn over his command to Maj Richard Breen, U. S. M. C, of Texas at the same ceremonies. Maj Witherspoon is being transferred to Korea, A special train for the new company will leave the South Station that day for Parris Island, S, C., and boot training. This new company, Marine Corps otticers said, would be kept intact through inception, training and service. Cold Wave Adds to Texas Woes; Flu Widespread DALLAS, Tez., Jan. 17 (AP) A damaging sleet storm and bitter cold spread in Texas today and coupled with record incidence of influenza to harass the state. Little relief from the ice was ex pected before tomorrow as the cold edged' southward and threatened the lush Rio Grande Valley's citrus and vegetable crops. State Health Department authorities warned estimated hundreds of thousands of Texans stricken with influenza to stay indoors to avoid pneumonia. The State Highway De partment said roads and highways over a large portion of the state were dangerously glazed with ice and sleet. An upsurge of traffic accidents, most of them minor, were reported by police, but few persons had oeen seriously injured, inceptions were three widely separated skid accidents that killed a man near Texarkana, a woman near San An tonio and a second woman near Longview. Dallas police reported 85 motor venicie accidents in the county during the day that totaled haavy property damage but accounted lor few serious injuries. About 100 schools were closed Friday, either by the most serious incidence of 'flu since the 1917-18 epidemic, by the sleet and ice storm or by both. Some of the schools had been closed several davs be cause of high absenteeism due to the mild form of influenza. The Panhandle, the South Plains and far West Texas' escaped the sieet and snow yesterday, boutn Texas and the citrus belt and truck garden areas along the Rio Grande were expected to get the brunt of the cold today with scattered frost posing a threat to large acreages of lettuce and small vegetables. Parachutes Save 6 U.S. Flyers FRANKFURT, Gcr., Jan. 17 (AP) Six airmen parachuted to safety from a United States Air Force, 'flying boxcar" before it crashed last night near Chatillon-sur-Seine in France, Rhein-Main Airbase here announced today. The big C-82 developed mechanical trouble. The plane was demolished. REPUBLICANS Continued from the First Page South Station officials announced that no special cars were set aside for the Republicans, but extra parlor cars and coaches have been tacked on to most Washington-bound trains this week-end to accommodate delegates and sightseers. The 8:20 a. m. train out of South Station this morning was scheduled to pick up a big group of Republicans in Providence, R. I., who were to be joined by a group from Springfield at New Haven, One of the first to show up at South Station for The Senator was Mrs. Madeline Miceli. one of Massachusetts' Presidential electors. Will Meet Ike Mrs. Miceli, whose husband, Frank Miceli of Medford, will join her in Washington tonight, was looking forward to a special treat a mass meeting of all the electors from 48 states in the White House Tuesday morning. They'll meet each other and they'll have a chance to chat with Eisenhower, too. "I'm so thrilled," said Mrs. Miceli happily. "The trip to Washington the electors' meeting and then I have a wonderful seat for the parade, right square in front of the White House!" Equally enthusiastic about the trip was peppy 69-year-old Herbert W. Toombs of Roxbury, who at tended Mckinley's inauguration in 1901. "Imagine that," he said. "After 52 years, I'm going to another inauguration. And I'm going to have just as good a time at this one!" Two Maine Women Two Maine women on the inau gural-bound train had come on the spur of the moment. They'd traveled to Alaska and Florida together, and Mrs. Florence Wymen said, "We though 'Wouldn't it be fun to go to aWshington?' 'Its all I could think of in church last Sunday," she added, "I came back to my room and started packing. And here we are!" Her friend, Mrs. Walter Dan forth, p.lso of Bangor. Me., pointed out. We were both in Boston visiting anyway so it isn't as if we had to travel down from Maine first." Joyce K. Tyler, daughter of Re publican State Chairman Daniel Tyler, will join her father in wash ington tonight, nl the group trav eling with her were party workers William P. Hunnewell and George W. Hemenway, both of Boston. Philip K. Allen of Andover, exec utive secretary of the Republican State Committee, and his wife and Senator Richard Treadway of Stur-bridge and Mrs. Treadway, dressed in a handsome red piaid coat, were another party on the train. Medford and Brockton Men Robert W. MacNamara of Med ford, chairman of the Youth for Eisenhower Committee, and Edward F. O'Donnell of Brockton, ad viser to the committee, chose discreet black Chesterfields for the trip south. Most of the women on tne train wore corsages and carried gay boxes of candy; a number of homburgs. Eisenhower's choice for the ceremonies, were perched on the hat racks. Mrs. Mary Colbert of Charles- town and Mrs. Louise Van Hoewyk of South Boston, owner of a Boston gift shop, had taken the week-end off to see the excitement in Washington. Passengers chatted together ime oldl friends as the train got under-' wav and stormed only to chuckle when one of the travelers stood up andcalled, "now we're going to call the roll to make sure no jjem- ocrats crept into this car." Among the Republicans who left aboard the Senator were Samuel B. LeVine, on Draf Board in Brigh-; ton; David M. Brackman, chairman of the Department of Public Utilities; Carroll L. Menis, former chairman of the DPU; Mrs. Patricia Stone of Dedham, with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Hitchins, of the Republican Club of Massachusetts. Gambler Costello Seeks Parole WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (AP) Frank Costello, the imprisoned one-time reputed czar of the big- time gambling, today asKed xor parole and a hearing. The application was filed with the United States Parole Board. Costello, 61, is in the Milan. Mich., Federal Correctional Institution serving an 18-month term for con tempt of Congress. His conviction was based on his refusal to answer questions before the Senate Crime Investigating committee. Democrats' Farewell Parties Much in Week-End Spotlight By JOHN HARRIS WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower already dominates the capital scena though he will not arrive here until "sometime after supper" Sunday night. It's Ike talk everywhere you go. Companion American flags and emblems of the district were unfurled today from every lamppost along the Constitution av.-Pennsylvanla av. route Eisenhower will travel Tuesday to take over command of the nation. In the men's stores there is a run on black homburgs to follow the style set by Eisenhower. On Capitol Hill the precious inaugural tickets have appeared and lucky ones, with them in hand, go around beaming as though they had struck a nugget in the Klondike. Trains, planes and autos are already bringing in the biggest names in the land, leaders of industry, Governors, movie stars, and the hotels are filling up. Biggest bustle is in the temporary "White House" Eisenhower will occupy before he goes to the White House. That is the 12th floor Presidential Suite at the Hotel Statler. Ike occupied this suite two bedrooms, two parlors, three baths when he gave up his NATO command and came back across the Atlantic by plane to begin his campaign for the Presidency. Once Occupied by MacArthur It was occupied by Gen MacArthur when he returned from Tokyo, by the Duke of Windsor and from time to time by Winston Churchill and Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. No big name has been in it since it was refurnished for Ike's last tenancy. Nevertheless, painters, cleaners, attendants of all sorts have been swarming through it to do a new refurnishing job. That goes for the whole 12th floor this time. Guests who will live there during the inauguration period include the entire Eisenhower family except brother Mil ton, who will be at the Mayflower. There's Mamie, Ike's brothers Arthur, Earl and Edgar; Mrs. Edna Eisenhower, widow of Ike's brother. ttoy; iKes son, Maj jonn Jiisen- hower, his wife, their children mother-in-law Mrs. Doud several members of Ike's staff, Sherm Adams and Jim Haggerty. A private elevator from the second floor will go direct to the 12th floor. To all but special in vitees the 12th floor will be inac cessible. Many Farewell Parties A curious thing about the DiS' trict flags that appeared today alongside the American Rag on ths lampposts. The flag shows three red stars above two red horizontal stripes. We asked dozens of dpo, pic about it and did not get a clew until we asked at inaugura tion u, n. ij. Southern Mills Plan Court Fight on $1 Minimum WASHINGTON. Jan. 17 (UP) Southern cotton, silk and synthetic textile manufacturers today prepared to fight in the courts a new government order requiring them to pay a $l-an-hour minimum wage to workers on government con tracts above $10,000. An industry official said sme Southern manufacturers would "certainly" seek to block the order in the federal Court. The order, issued yesterday by Secretary of Labor Tobin, is slated to go into effect on bids for government con tracts on or after Feb. 21. Tobin, acting under authority of the Walsh-Healy act, boosted the minimum wage from 87 cents to $1. The ruling would primarily affect the southern part of the industry, where about 16 percent of the workers are now paid under SI. If the ruling goes into effect, it would tend to cut down the ditter-ential in wage scales between the North and South, since less than 1 percent of northern textile workers are paid under $1. Northern manufacturers have been moving their plants South to take advantage ol the differential which runs as high as 25 cents an hour and have warned that more of the industry would be shifted unless wage scales are . brought closer together. Holdup Man Listens to Reason, Leaves Bank Without Cash LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (AP) A man who tried to hold ud a bank left empty handed because he didn't want anything but $50 and $100 bills. . Teller Pearl Phillies told tiolice the man handed her a note yester day reading: "Give me all the $50 and $100 bills. Do not give an alarm." Mrs. Phillips tried reasoning. It: worked, brie said she had Just returned from lunch and had only a few dollars at her window. The man expressed disappointment, turned and walked out of the barik. Successful Surgery on 1 of Siamese Twins MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 17 (AP)-Siamese twin boys, unnamed as yet, rested comfortably face to face today, apparently recovering satisfactorily after a minor abdominal operation on one of them. The twins were born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Sims in Philadelphia, Miss. They are joined by a four-inch band of flesh extending from the collarbone to the abdomen. Separation surgery is not being planned at present, doctors said, and further studies would have to be made to see if it is possible. The twins were brought here to correct a fairly common infant skin defect near the naval of one of, the boys. Doctors said the surgery is not serious, but the defect would cause death if not corrected. "That's the District flag." said an official there. "Isn't it funny so few in the District recognize it?" At inauguration headquarters the story on tickets has changed little. All sold out except handful that remain for the concert. And today a group from Texas arrived and nearly ended even th concert ticket supply, More and more bunting, flags. emblems, pictures of Ike and Nixon are appearing on buildings, Stors windows display pictures and all sorts of Ike souvenirs, ties with his name, his likeness and "I Like Ike" woven in the cloth. Vendors sell Ike pins at street corners, pins that look like those sold at Chicago. Behind all this festive exterior the Democratic Administration is winding up and getting ready to leave town. Farewell parties and gifts are being given. Moving vans have their orders. Packing cases are in evidence in every major Federal building. Most, of the Truman leaders will be out of town by the time that Truman himself and his wife, in the Presidential train on loan from Ike, leave the Union Station at 6:30 Tuesday night. Those still behind will be delayed because of closing homes and apartments. Weather Is Major Topic Meantime, long lists of social events, receptions, parties, celebrations for the incoming Republicans are being announced. Tops in to morrow s events include the meeting of the national committee to elect Wes Roberts of Kansas the new chairman; the parade preview for the press, TV, radio, etc., and new Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield's reception and buffet at night in the Chinese Room of the Mayflower for Ike's new Cabinet. Best of the inaugural tickets, of course, are those for in front of the Capitol, where Ike will take the oath of office. These are got up in a style worthy of their scarcity. The ticket itself is a small, num bered affair signed by Senator Styles Bridges, chairman of the Congressional committee on ar. rangements. The ticket, however, is presented in a big white nurn bered envelope with two other souvenir booklets: 1. A large script-printed Invita tion to the ceremony with the seal of the United States and the signa tures of all the Bridges committee, including Speaker Joe Martin and top House Democrat Sam Rayburn. Inside, are detached framable prints in sepia of Ike and Nixon. 2. A large white booklet, gold- embossed with the seal- of the United States, giving the inaugural program from a selection by the United States Marine Band to the start of the parade and then details and regulations of the occasion. - . One big guessing came Is: What will the weather be like? The official forecast for Tuesday is gloomy, probably rain. ,' c. Inaugural G. H. Q., 1420 Pcnn-sylvania av., big temporary building opposite the Will ai d Hotel and the Treasury, was madhouse active all day meeting ticket demands (distribution, that is), pushing out releases .and handing out press credentials. The rush was such that desks were put against the door openings and visitors had to wait in the hallway. Special Tax Cut for Ike Tabled WASHINGTON. Jan. 17 (APi-1 ConUress shut: the rinnr lalj vostrt-. day on a special tax deduction for t-resiueni-eieci rjsennower a deduction urged by President Truman. The outgoing President, in two letters to key lawmakers, had asked that a bill be passed to lot Eisenhower deduct un tn SSfl (MO in cial expenses from his income tax reiums. , , Similarly Truman urged that deductions UO to XI nOOO he .-illmvoH for expenses of incoming Vice nesiaeni iNixon ana Jiouse speaker Joseph Martin, Rep, of Massachusetts. The President estimated this ac tion would save Eisenhower up to $39,000 a year and the other two officials $4000 to $5000. : The House Ways and Means Com. mittee. which must start all ta bills through Congress, decided, in a closed session late vpsterdnv in table the proposal. Chairman Reed, ncy. oi ew xorK saia. laming measure ordinarily kills it. Rumor Starts Mass Invasion of Rose Nursery : VAN NUYS, Calif., Jan. 17 (APV Someone started a rumor about "free roses" in a large cultivated field and the rush was on. Flower-hungry residents of the San Fernando Valley swarmed on the field like hungry locusts. Olaf Johnson, manager of the Valley Nursery of Germain's, a seed firm, called police. .. J The officers routed about 200 peri sons who were digging out choiee rose bushes, but no sooner had they been scattered than another swarm of people hit the field on another front. The pillaging started when nursery workers . went out to gather stock. Residents thought the field was being torn up and abandoned. Johnson said more than $4C0O worth of roses were taken and that some of the experimental seedlings, if allowed to develop, would have been worth many thousands of dollars. Ex-G.1., Wife Start Deluxe Scooter Trip Across Country BURKEVILLE, Va.. Jan. 17 (AP) A young Burkeville couple took off for California today by motor scooter. , Larry and Betty Mertsching hope to make the 4300-mile trip in' 30 days. Larry, 25, was discharged from the Army yesterday at nearby- Camp Pickett. . The scooters will be attached with sidecars, which, among other things, will carry a gasoline stove, a portable ice box, lanterns, sleep ing bags, portable radio and a camera. There also will be a place for the third member of the family, "Baby",'' the pet cat. The Mertschings hope to get Civil Service jobs and settle at Oakland, Calif.

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