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The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts • 3

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1 iWP.Hy.irwivw The Berkshire Eagle. Monday, Dec. 23, 19573 I Gaither Report Srrrrry New Role Urged for Ike: i Full-Time Conmiander Memo to Ike: People Have a Right To Know domestic problems and take care of the ceremonial duties while he devotes his full efforts to straightening out the confusion id the Pentagon and getting missile production going." Sen. Monroney, who has not been classed as one of Mr. Nixon's admirers, -said he thinks the Vice President could move in to take over many of the Presidents roitine duties mererjTby executive direction and without changing any laws.

There are constitutional duties trials and personal tragedies does the future hold for the American people and hjw soon shall they be expected to come to pass? It is no reflection on the Washington Post and Times Herald to report that the least satisfactory way of presenting such complex information- and ideas tothe pubtic is through hat comrtionly is known as a leak, Leakednews is unofficial. The reporter who obtains and writes it usually has Jess than the time desirable for study of a complex document iH J' WASHINGTON (AV-Sen. A. Mike Moproney (D-Okla proposed yesterday that President Eisenhower go on a full-time basis as commander In chief and assign evidential housekeeping chores" to Vice President Richard M. Nixon.

Seh, Monroney, who has joined Other Democrats in criticizing what 'hey contend is the administra-i tion's failure to react vigorously to Russian missile and satellite ad-, vances. said he thinks that only by personal direction can Eisenhower solve the present critical defense problem. Mxon for Housekeeper He said: "The direction and coordination for this program has to come from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. (the White House). The President ought to take over as commander-in-chief on a full-time basis.

"He can turn ver the housekeeping chores to Vice President Nixon. He can let Nixon W'ork on tions national defense and security posture until the situation can be proven to be otherwise. The Gaither report evidently includes statistical material, military estimates and defense data which properly must be top secret the interests of national secunty. But the public which, after all. Isjhe proprietor, of the United States, has a rignt to know the extent of its jeopardy- -in -his TV report to the nation tonight, probably will proclaim new defense spending needs accom-, panied by a call for the citizens to make sacrifices for the na- tional defense.

How are the voters to pass judgment if they do not know the national defense score? If the politicians who have been pumping the country now and before havi put the people in jeopardy, who has a better right to know? only the President can carry out, he said. But there are others phfit have grown up by precedent At a time like this there is no tea-son why the President sfiduldnt set some new precedents7 to free himself from part of theburden he is carrying, so he cam devote full time to defense and world affair's. Sen. Monroneysaid Nixon had been givbn good preparation for presidential duties through his activities in the National Security a in Council and in Cabinet affairs. MORE OFTEN than not, news which leaks appears in more extravagant terms than would, be warranted by some of the qualifying fine print the official document.

There was a substantial and factual flavor to the leaked version of the Gaither report however, and the citizens would be warranted now believing ihe very worst of the na By LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON (UP) A fair question to President Eisenhower right now would be: Who has a better fight to know than the fj people, of the United States if their lives may soon be forfeit in fiery warfare? That is a hor-rible thought for the Christmas, season. The question arises, how- ever, because of considerable evidence that the administration is suppressing some national defense facts of appalling importance. THESE FACTS are believed to be contained what is called the Gaither report, drafted by a committee headed by H. Rowan Gaither a San Francisco attorney.

It is a roundup of the comparative production and striking power of the United States and the Soviet Union. The Gaither report is topi secret. The President has refused to reveal its contents to the Senate Preparedness subcommittee. There has been, however, the inevitable leak. Last Friday, the Washington (D Post and Times Herald printed a copyrighted story asserting that the Gaither report portrayed the United States the gravest danger in all of its history.

THE PAPER SAID the Teport foresaw inevitable catastrophe for the United States and its men, women and children. Catastrophe is a chilling word Its dictionary meaning is The final event, usually of a calamitous or disastrous nature. There is something especially grim about that phrase: The final event! And, if the United States is, as reported, in a period of its gravest danger, then what great THEATER PARTY in Washington turned out to see a premiere performance of AH at Sea. Mr. Dwight Eisenhower and aome noteworthy friends attended the performance given as a benefit for the Theodore Roosevelt Centennial Committee.

At left is the First Ladys sister, Mrs. Gardener Moore. Mrs. Eisenhower is holding a bouquet of roses given her by Jonathan Roosevelt, rear, great-grandson of Teddy. At right is Mrs.

Alice Roosevelt Long worth Teddy Roosevelt's daughter. (United Pres Telephplo) Open Tonight Till 9 Tmnorrow 9:30 to 5:30 Still a Fine Selection Former Boxer Tommy Sullivan Shot to Death in Huh Street of UNUSUAL GIFTS ALL TOY REDUC NcAwAgency-For Missiles Is Proposed WASHINGTON Sen. Mike Mansfield (Mont) Democratic whip of the Senate, suggested yesterday that the nations increasingly urgent missie( development program be put under an independent agency comparable to the Atomic Energy Commission. His suggestion was made in an interview's members of Congress continued to express growing con death at City Hospital today from burns suffered a fire at her home In South Boston. Her brother, William Yetman, 9, was rescued by Josef Guiiiotti, 23, a Record-American reporter, and James E.

Ford, 34, who lives in the apartment below the Yetmans, Guilotti ws nearby covering the slaying of former Boston boxer Thomas W. Sullivan, 39, a -BOSTON (UP) Detectives Monday investigated rumors that former boxer Tommy Sullivan was gunned down by hired killers because he opposed a New York gang which was trying to move in on Bostons waterfront. The 39-year-old former lightweight contender was shot to death Sunday night in a gangland style killing as he was walking to to his job as a longshoreman. Sullivans body was found in a gutter EVERYTHING MUST BE SOLDI! WVatches, Silver, China, Necklaces, etc. Park Jewelry OpenTonight and Tuesday! lU DEPT.

STORE 239 Wahconah Street 7LEast Street Oppthe Courthouse about 200 feetfrom his home. his -rnotheiV Irs- Lucy Yetman, also was burned the fire. cern about the status of the nations security uj the light of newspaper leaks from the gloomy, still secret Gaither Report. Gaither Report Called For head lying in a pool of blood. Dock Warfare Within minutes of his death po-llce began hearm reports that New York killers had been imported to get, Sullivan for his Christ jf miriDKEncniEFs fomcUeme friedcstt a Sen.

J. William Fulbright (D-Ark), a high-ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that, judging from what he has read the newspapers, the Gaither Report, with its gloomy evaluation of recent Russian missile and satellite developments, should be made public. Departmental comments on the report, suggesting billionsmad'-ditional expenditures promptly to counteract the Russian gams, are expected to be made at, an important White House meeting tomorrow of the National Security Council, Sen. Mansfield said the independent missile-satellite commission he suggested could' resolve the rivalry and duplication in the missile field in the armed services and bring about greater etnciency this nations efforts to regain ground the missile and Sputnik race. AEC Example The commission could work both ways, he explained, citing the AEC responsibilities in the atomic energy field.

The head would report directly to the President, as Adm. Strauss does, and in turn the commission would be responsible to a committee of Congress, The- senator's plan would set up a joint committee of the Senate and House similar to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, which for years has consistently followed closely the woik and policies of the AEC, and with remarkably little leakage of vital and secret information. Friends and Patrons Cauctifui ftuutxti6K fox A smart and sensible gift-our MANHATTAN handkerchiefs in a handsome presentation case. Fine quality in a striking package. And it's a most-welcome most-for-your-money value! Open Tonight Till 9 part in -a dock labor war.

One investigator said he may have been killed in retaliation for speaking out against New York leaders of the International Longshoremens Union. Police said there had been rumors on the waterfront for a week that-a-tongshoreman was going to be killed. Sullivan went down a fusillade of bullets fired from a black sedan carrying four men. Police Lt. Joseph Doyle said the gunmen apparently hailed him as he wras crossing the street.

The popular boxer, who was an idol of neighborhood kids, was struck by three bullets which nearly ripped off his face, Doyle said. The seconds after he left nis first floor Apartment at 660 East Fifth St after having supper with his 83-year-old widowed mother, Mrs, Mary Sullivan. Members of his family heard the shots, but thought they came from a western that Sullivans nieces and nephews were watching on television. However the boxer's brother-in-law, Joseph Maher, who lived with his family on the second floor of the7 Sullivan house, went to investigate and saw neighbors rushing out of Christmas-decorated houses. Witness to Shooting Police said a teen age girl witnessed the shooting but withheld her name.

She was quoted as saying the license plate on the killers car began with the letters L21. Sullivan became a longshoreman after retiring from the ring in 1949. He lost only two fights as a professional and, as an amateur was once New England light-heavyweight champion, and had won the Massachusetts final, the Golden Gloves and the Diamond ring finals. I The famous John L. Sullivan was his fathers first cousin, Reporter Rescues Child From Fire Six-year-old Uucy nn Yetman was reported near May Your Christmas Ring With Laughterl May Your Holiday Be Merry! May Your Dearest Wishes All Come True! LARKINS BOND CLOTHES SHOP 164 North Street NOTE: In order to allow our employes to spend the holiday, with theirfaniilies, the majority of restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day.

For Ideal -d, WSSW-? ifJg Berkshire Restaurant Open FiAn 12 Noon to 5 FM Christmas Day Christmas Gifts vv wvV Vi i vVV 1 A Parkas Ski Sweaters Complete Outfits For Children Brass Hail Busy Bee Bridge Lunch Boulevard Cafe "Bradford Cafe Berkshire'Hills Restaurant Joe Columbari East Side Cafe Eagle Cafe Fnn Cafe Foleys Beach Franks Diner Frankie Johnnie i Highland Restaurant Richfnan' Cafe Robin H6odvRestaurant L. Rosa Restaurant Tim Ryans Place Shire. City Cafe -Steamers Diner Stanleys Grille Summer Cafe Swiss Inn Tyler Restaurant Wahconah Cafe West Pittsfield Diner Winnies Cafe Yellow Aster Hollywood Johnnys Restaurant Howard Johnsons Restaurant Lakeview Restaurant Liggetts Drug Stores Linden Lunch Majestic Restaurant Meadowview Melville Cafe Metro Grille -Pittsfield Rathskeller i Puritan Lunch Rainbow Restaurant Riverside Cafe Me ny Chits tmas i Were coming your way with sincere wishes for a holiday season that i you will always look back on as being one of the happiest times of your lifs. CANDINAVIAN SKI SHOP Bousqucts Ski Area, Pittsfield New York Shop, 43 East 59th Street OPEN TILL 9 MONDAY AND TUESDAY II. Garriqucs 4 1 Pittsfield Restaurant Owners Association WATCHMAKER 1 1 A 1 i i i.

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