Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on April 17, 1954 · Page 1
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CtSttft SKAL SALES HELP THE CRIPPLED of The Associated Press, 5c Per CoJ>y. Vol. CXIX, No. 80 the ' 4tton Commtini *y for More Than 118 Years TELEGRAPH fcmfgftt. Colder Snwtay *ft» ntf Mffct. SO, Mgft nest ALTON, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL n, 1954 Two Ex-Deputies Given 18 Months In Liquor Theft Progress on Project 16 PAGES Established Jan. 15, Two former Madison County dfputy sheriffs pleaded guilty, Friday, to the theft of 29 cases of whiskey from an interstate shipment. The pleas were entered, accord- ins to an Associated Press dispatch, before Federal Judge Charles C. Briggle at Springfield. The two men, Charles Stern, 42, of Madison, and Raymond Anderson. 49, of Venice, were sentenced to 18 months inprisonment the dispatch said. The liquor was stolen from an abandoned truck. Indicted In March Stern and Anderson were indicted by a Madison County grand jury March 23, 3953, on larceny charges growing out of the liquor theft. Both pleaded innocent upon arraignment four days later before Circuit Judge William G. Juergens and the cases against them have never come to trial in circuit court here. Sheriff James T. Callahan fired Stern and Anderson from their jobs as nighfrider-deptities and signed larceny complaints against lliem Jan. 21, 1953, after an investigation. Sign Confessions Both former deputies signed confession statements admitting they look 29 cases of liquor from the abandoned track, found parked along Route 157 about eight miles southwest of here. The tnick was ahandoned by its driver Nov. 4, 19.V2. In their confession statements, Stern and Anderson said they had seen the truck several times, but failed to investigate until early on the morning of Nov. 15, 1952, when they noticed three wheels were missing from the vehicle. Finding the whiskey, they notified state police, then later unloaded part of the liquor cai'go. Poured Whiskey In Sewer The former deputies said they became frightened when the FBf entered the case because the whiskey was being shipped in interstate commerce, so they poured some of it into the sewer and dumped the rest, along with cartons and bottles, into the Mississippi River above Alton. Both were subsequently indicted by the federal grand jury at Springfield because the theft involved an interstate shipment. Federal Judge Briggle granted a 30-day stay of execution to permit the two men to wind up their affairs before serving their sentences. A third deputy was suspended by Sheriff Callahan who later was exonerated and reinstated. $15,000 Suit Set for Jury Trial Monday Members of the petit jury are to report back in Alton City Court next Monday when a $15,000 personal injury suit of Daniel B. Sebastian against Margaret Whiting will be on call for trial. The suit, unreached on the original setting for the week of April 5, was reset by Judge Streeper, with approval of the attorneys, for April 19. In his complaint, Sebastian relates that he was riding on Nov. 24, 1952, at 2:45 p.m. as a passenger in a ear driven by Ernest Norton on U. S. Route 67 near its junction with Route 100 (State and Delmar), when collision occurred with a car operated by the defendant. He incurred injury, he avers, because of negligence of the defendant. The answer of the defendant, Margaret Whiting, denies any negligence on her part in the mishap, and further denies that Sebastian was a "passenger," averring he was engaged with the driver of the other car in a joint enterprise. To Publish Luther's Works in 30 Volumes NEW YORK #-The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, has decided to publish a new 30-volume edition of Mai-tin Luther's works in view of interest created by a movie of the church leader's life. The venture was announced Friday and is to be edited by the Rev. Dr. Jaroslav Pelikan, professor of historical theology at the University of Chicago. Otto A. Dora, general manager oi the church's Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, said the project was prompted by interest in the movie "Martin Luther." It is to be the most complete English collection of the Protestant reformation leader's writings. River (Zero W» tf HSU Co* i, B »m 2* Sc«UMW)U.» * Bure«o7«m Pool 418.78 Tailwaler 400.84 Special Easter ServicesSet In Alton Area Easter Sundav, great feast of the Christian churches, will be greeted by special services in churches of Alton area. Choirs have prepared special music. With favorable weather in prospect, capacity congregations are expected. Easter Sunday will be partly cloudy and mild, according lo the U.S. weatherman. The forecast: Fair and warmer this afternoon and tortight. Sunday partly cloudy and mild. Cooler Sunday afternoon and night. High temperatures today and Sunday near 70. Low Sunday morning about f:0. Increasing winds this afternoon. Large congregations attended Tre Ore services in Catholic churches on Good Friday, the union Protestant Service at First Methodist, the three-hour service at SI. Paul's Episcopal, and a noon-hour Lutheran service at the Grand Theater. This morning, in Catholic churches, pre-Easler rites preceded mass- -Ihe blessing of the Paschal candle, blessing of holy water. At mass, bells were rung for the first time since Thursday morning. The violet coverings were removed from the statues, as lent ended at noon, and preparations were completed for the Easter services. Solemn high masses were scheduled for all the churches, with Easier music by the choirs. An Easter egg hunt will be held at Rock Spring Park, at 2 p.m. Sunday, sponsored by the Junior Chamber ol Commerce, for which 20,000 eggs have been secured. Prizes will be awarded. The children gather at the west entrance to the park, at. College Ave. and Rock Soring Dr. Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club Sunday willjslage an Easter Egg hunt at thp club grounds, starting at 2 p.m., east of the Godfrey Rd., Rt; 67-111, a quarter-mile north of Alton. Allon Eagles' annual Easter egg hunt will be at Rock Spring Park, Easier Sunday al 2 p.m. This yearly event is given for the children of Eagle members. The eggs as usual will be hidden, prior to the arrival of the youngsters, by members of the Easter Egg Committee. The location of the hunt will be in the lower part of the park this year. Last year, Easter came early, on April 5. The weather was cold and drizzly. The highest temperature was 54 and the low was 36. This year, the first 16 days of April have been warmer in comparison with last year. The average temperature so far this INSTALL NEW PUMP AT WATERWORKS - Workmen let a 25-foot-tell pump slide slowly Into an excavation where it will stand atop a flange on a water mam below. It is a vertical pump to force water through the softening tanks be- but was ha|ldlcd Possibility of Using U.S. Troops inlndochina Is Challenged by Solons By High-Levcl Source Scientist Oppenheimer Called Loyal A merican WASHINGTON d'-A high-level member of the Elsenhower administration says he feels thai Atomic Scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer Is a "loyal American," even though "Iho Information In his file Is voluminous and makes a. ... case of security risk." This official gnve his opinion to i Gray, to decide whether Oppen- newsmen, but stipulated that his j lielmer is a security risk. The offl- n/ime not be disclosed. He Ims had ! eial said he Is "sure Dr. Oppcn- contact with the Oppenhelmer ease I heinier will get a fair hearing." He ccinber after the A EC said II had such nn appeal among the Inlelll received Information that he WHS k'onlsia and various other groups n security risk. The scientist denied this and nsked for a hearing. l'|> to I'nnet The adminlstinlion official said it is up to Ihe panel headed by former Secretary ot the Army Gordon since 1!M8 when Iho pioneer physicist—credited with n lending role in development of the atomic bomb— was questioned by n congressional committee. s»id the physicist's file presents 1 HII extremely difficult problem." The overshadowing Issue in (he Oppimhoinier case, snld this offl- finl. Is whether the government Man Believed Dead in Crash Found Unhurt on month" has been 56 degrees. For period in April last de- the same year, the average was 51 grees, five degrpes lower. Though rainfall so far this month has been insufficient to break the year-Jong drought, the record shows more rain has fallen in the Alton area in the first 16 days of Aprij than fell in that period in April 1953. So far this month the rain total at dam is 1.58 inches. Last Alton year, the corresponding total was 1.34 inches. In the closing weeks of April, 3953, however, heavy rains fell and the total for the month ended it 4.78 inches — which exceedeij normal rain of 3.89 for April. Though Friday's temperature was lower thatji the balmy periods earlier thi.? week, the Good Friday weather was fair and marked by heavy church attend. ance throughout the area. Shell Will! Receive Lions'; Club Honor CHICAGO ^ -The Most Rev. Shifil, Catholic auxil- Stage 5.35 R*e .04 Bernard J. iary bishop of | Chicago who denounced Sen. (McCarthy (R-Wis) recently for "bhony anti - communism", is to receive the Award of Merit of the Central Lions Club of Chicago. [ McCarthy received the same award in 1950 'for his public work as a senator and as a Wisconsin circuit court judge, and for his outstanding service as a Marine captain. 11 William N. rector of the Bishop Sheil w a speech ApfB Wilson said the award to made last No\ tion of his actii people of our 'ilson, publicity di» Lions Club, said receive the Merit Award Tuesthy. He said the Bishop's critic sm pf McCarthy in 9 had nothing to do with presentation of the sward- he decision to give Bishop Sheil was smber in "rewgni- itles with the young community." Bishop Sheil is the founder the Catholic Youth Organisation. Although policemen first the scene of an automobile crash on Highland Ave. ear Marie at 3:15 a.m. today thought the driver, Richard Lee Allerberry, 25, pinned within nn overturned car, was eithed unconscious or dead, a subsequent check-up at St. Joseph's Hospital revealed no apparent injuries. After examination, Atterberry was dismissed to be taken to his home at 1404 Highland. Alter- berry's identity was learned, it was said, after he revived at the hospital where he was moved in a Stalen ambulance, apparently unconscious. According to the police report, Atterberry's sedan was found resting on its top, and it was impossible lo extricate him until after Haper's tovvcar arrived on the scene. Awakened by Crash Police learned of the accident in a call from Frank Sutton of 1014 Highland Ave. who phoned that he had just been awakened by the sound of a crash on Highland, and, from what he could see from his window, thought a car was overturned. Atterberry, according lo the police report, said he was driving northwest on Highland when forced over the curb by an oncoming car, thus losing conlrol of his sedan. The point where the vehicle upset was about 100 feet northwest' of Marie. j Receiving X-ray examination and treatment in Alton Memorial Hospital was Bobby Staggs, 19, of 331 Church St., East Alton, reportedly injured in a collision between a car and his motorcycle at Cottage Hills. Possible injuries about his lower left leg and a toe of his right foot were indicated. Parked Car KolU Into CMUer* In a traffic incident on State St., near Prospect, listed by the police at 3:25 p. m., a parked coach of Miss Mae Waters of Godfrey, a teacher, rolled backwards, colliding with two sedans parked opposite the Old. Cathedral. One was that of Miss Mary Ban-ell of 1221 W. Ninth, the other a car of Mrs. Helen Hunt of 812 McKinley Blvd. All had minor damage. Alvln P. Cannedy of 217 Wood River Ave., East Alton, complained to the police at 9:30 p. m. that his sedan was struck and damaged by another vehicle after he halted at the Broadway-Washington stop- go lights. The oilier car stopped momentarily, then drove on with, out identity oi the driver being revealed. Oppenheimer hns been barred on \ should hold that past associations, President Eisenhower's orders even if foresworn, should forever from further access to U. S. atom- j nfler rule out government employ- ic secrets pending a review of hisjmenl. ;ase. A special three-man Atomic Energy Commission panel has :>een sitting In the case. A "blank wall" was ordered; considered on Us merits, parlic- placed between Oppenheimer and ! ularly when dealing with an ideo- government atomic diitu last De-jlogy which during the 1030's had "I do not believe It should," he .said, and added: "1 believe each case should be Alton Cemetery Lotoivners Meet Monday Night Alton Cemetery lot owners are invited to assemble Monday evening in annual meeting at 7:30 in the directors' room at First National Bank & Trust" Co;' The lot owners will' be asked to elect two directors to replace those whose terms are expiring and one director lo fill the vacancy caused by the death of Harry L. Meyer. The electors to fill expiring terms will be elected each for five years and that lo (ill the vacancy caused by Mr. Meyer's denlh will be for four years. The lot owners will hear reports which will present a showing of the best conditions financially and physically in Alton cemetery's history. The trust funds which have seen (he subject of constant attention have grown in assets unit they aggregate almost $150,000 and on additional request re- :en(ly received will put the to- al up just about to $155,000 with prospects of substantial increases laler. The report will tell of the opening of additional ground for the making of new lots for sale. Physically the cemetery grounds and buildings have been t in the best condition they lave ever been in, and lot owners who attend the meeting will told of remarkable progress vhich has been made. Rebels Ringing Fortress; French Are Reinforced Price to Show! to '" s E - Walter Prosecutions Are Possible In FHA Case Passes Physical In Fine Fettle Ixiuis E. Waller, supervisor of Alton Township and overseer of Ihe poor, was able lo return home Friday afternoon after being a hospital patient for a week. Mr. Walter said that 15 or more X-ray shots were taken in a search for some evidence that he had some physical malady, and Ihe search had to be given up as hopeless, Nothing was found, ho said, i and the doctors remarked that ] tor a man 84, Walter was in a Congressman Price said he had remarkably good condition and H-Bomb Film To Altonians Rep. Melvin Price (D., III.) has announced a series of public appearances in Madison and St. Clnir Counties during the Easter week recess of Congress, when he will exhibit the documentary motion picture, "Operation Ivy," Ihe color films showing the world's first explosion of a hydrogen bomb at Eniwctok, in the Pacific, during the'fall of 1932. This is the film which demon-! strates the total destructive power at the H- arranged \vitb local civil defense officials for showings nf Iho film, at which the public will be invil- ed. ByPftKP S. HOI I.MAN' 'WASHINGTON ^-Housing Administrator Albert M. Cole says j begin at 7:30. early criminal prosecutions may develop out of a "full administrative cleanup" of the scandal- shocked Federal Housing Adminis- thfit seldom does a man of his years go through such a trouble irce examination as Mr. Walter had done. He was able to be buck He will be at West Junior High I j n his office today. ' School at 1 p. m., Tuesday. Thisj visit is in acceptance of the invitation of Nellie Kozalos, a student, who had written lo the congressman for information about Puerto Rico for an essay. In writing her thanks lo Mr. Price, the student invited him. to visit the school and Ihe congressman accepted. Tuesday at 6 p. m., Rep. Price will attend the dinner meeting of the Kiwanis Club at the Mineral Springs Hotel, and will speak. The club, at the same meeting, will observe past president's night. Price will be the guest of W. T, Woodcock, executive director of Greater I door session Monday. Alton Association of Commerce. j McCarthy was vacationing In After he Kiwanis meeting, Price!Texas-. But he was expected back will go to the Civil Defense Coun.| in Washington over the weekend to cil meeting at City Hall, which will J uUwid subcommittee talks whirl, McCarthy Bill Of Particulars Reported Set WASHINGTON /I' — A "bill of particulars" by Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) against to|r Army officials today was reported in store for IIIK Senate investigations subcommittee when it goes into closed- II.V I,AKKY AM.KV HANOI, Indochina if— Waves of Dukolns ,«tnd flying boxcars dropped men and equipment lo Ihe besieged garrison of Dlen Bien Phu today. The CommimisMcd tnckers clung lo dugouts only 800 yards from Hie heart of the fortress despite heavy ground fire and ulr attacks. Men parachuted in as reinforce- nienls included n number of volunteers from the Red River dcltn area. A French high command spokesman said they would be held as reserves for critical moments during the next Vielmlnh jisault. That blow, which would be (be third big one, is expected soon, before the Geneva opens April 215. Garrison soldiers, conference backed by subcommittee talks which Wednesday night, Price wil. \ ^ ^Ttw "J^T ^'"on ^rt^™^." 1 ™. ^ adi -i ™»™*y * Public, televised search for the (ruth among the charges son High School auditorium. Thura. day night he will be at the Ameri- tration. He also promises new top ] can Legion Home in East St. Louis. C'htooc Could Invade ff —Chinese nationalist marines could invade the red-held china mainland successfully at any tjme, a top U- S. marine general said today. But Maj. Gea. L. B. (Chesty) PuJUer emphasized, that an inva. sion would fail without naval cup. port and Nationalist army unJtg liave to move in behind the to tonsojidate jnitiaj level firings. Cole summoned to a strategy council this afternoon key officials of the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service, and his Housing and Home Finance Agency which has jurisdiction over the FHA. President Eisenhower Friday armed Cole with a directive to all federal agencies to cooperate fully with the administration's probe ot alleged multimillion dollar rackets under the FHA's loan insurance program in the home repair and apartment construction fields. Two congressional committees are set to open public hearings next week in parallel investigations ot the FHA, and the Eisenhower order djrected federal cooperation with these groups also. Cole announced Friday that Bur- toa C. Bovard had been "placed on leave" after he had refused to quit as FHA general counsel. Mentioning evidence already un- Friday, Price will return to Alton and will attend luncheon at Hotel Stratford with the national affairs committee of the GAAC. Rep. Price also is scheduled to address the Rotary Club in East St. Louis at noon on April 21 and the father and son banquet of the Bethalto Future Farmers of Amor- April 24. pliines and lank and artillery fire, counterattacked against the Corn- munisl-led rebels at all points. Relentless French drives against infiltrating Vietmlnh units entrenched on Ihe northern part of Dien Bien Phu's main airstrip lailed Friday to roulc them. Al the airstrip, the rebels clung to dugouts just 800 yards from the bunkers where Brig. Gen. Christian de Castries, Ihe fortress commander, has his headquarters. The 50-yr-ar-old DP Castries was hard at work direr-ling Iho fortress' I defenses when he received word Ihe Paris government had officially boosted his runk from colonel (to brigadier general. ! Behind a nirtuin of mortar fire jthal blocked Friday's French i charges against Ihe infiltrated 1 Vielminh.'the enemy managed to i dig In deeper, funning out from new craters they had blasted In Dien Bien Phu runways with high explosives. Other rebel unils trying lo sneak toward the airstrip from Ihe northwest were knocked out, the French Sill (I. The French acknowledged, hovv- "tf Ihe man Is not n « risk, If he Is not subject to mall, he should have n right lo work for the government. 'l,(i,vnl American' "Dr. Oppenheimer, at t4st on the evidence I have seen, In my opinion Is n loyal American, On the other h/ind the Information In his file Is voluminous and mnkes 'prlma facie' case of security risk." One of the allegations against Oppcnhcimer is he opposed development of the hydrogen bomb even niter President Trumnn ordered In 1950 that work on that super-wenp- on bo pushed. Oppenheimer hns asserted he dropped his opposition as soon as Trumnn mnde his decision nnd that he went nl the task wllh a will. The New York Dally News sold Friday night In a copyrighted slory from Washington that Oppcn- helmor told the House Un-American Activities Commitloo five years ago lhal Dr. Bernard Polers, a fellow atomic scientist, was scornful ot the Communist party because il "was not sufficiently dedicated lo the overthrow of the government by force and vlo lenco." The Dally News said Oppenhelm- er gave this testimony at a closed hearing in 1949, Naval Officer Dies in Crash Of Banshee Jet DKKRF1ELD, II). Navy and counter-charges involved. Word from his associates WHS .. that McCarthy "will be prepared i ™ >r : "'" "V foolhold ,. • » • " j lhf» lifkiii't *if *ti»» fs.i.t...... to submit Monday a written statement of specifications" denyirij Ll. Emile 0. Ilempel Jr.,. 32, of ".ucy, LH., was killed Friday when his Banshee jet crashed shortly lifter taking off from Glenvlew Naval Air Station, Ilempel was taking part In n routine flight, with one other jel when his plane crashed just soulh of Deerfielcl, some '20 miles north oi Chicago. The plane smashed inlo a muddy field, narrowly missing a Iwo million cubic feel tank in Ihe slorage plant of the North Shorn Gas Co. The slorage lank farm is situated i half mile soulh of Ihe Lake County line. Tony Ben/on of Deerficld, a flight engineer nl Sky Harbor Air- jorl, four miles north of Glcnview, witnessed the crash. He told authorities: "When they (the Iwo jets) were list east of our airport and about SOI) feel above the ground the sec»id jet seemed to peel off and urn over inlo a vertical dive. "The plane never came oul of his straight down position and it went into the ground *400 yards •ast northeast of our airport. 'There was an explosion as the fighter hit the ground, a huge spout of dust and mud arid smoke and tiny bits of flying metal. It went at least 200 feet straight up'." The view. other jet landed al Glen- By JACK BKt,L WASHINGTON /P -Vice President Nixon says American troopi might be used In a last - ditch el fort to save Indochina. The statement brought prompt challenge! from both Republican and Demo* orntlc lawmakers. The vice president said he doe§ not believe such action will be nce- essnry because he thinks Indochina win be saved from the Communists by other means. But In the unlikely event that French forces withdraw, he said, this country would have to send in troops. Nixon expressed his views In an of/ - the - record address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, He Inter permitted newsmen to report his remarks on condition they not be attributed directly to him. News stories reporting his remarks first Identified him as a high administration official, But he was connected with the statements from several sources. The London Times included in Its story n statement that the only high administration source making a speech here yesterday was Nixon. And the Nlles (Mich.) Dally Star said Rep. Hoffmnn (R-Mlch), expressing "opposition to the state- men), had Identified Nixon as its source, Nixon himself was not Immedl- nlely available for comment on the "lenks." Lflfid* Height The disclosure that Nixon was the administration source 'in question lent added weight to the expression of policy, since he sits In with the National Security Council and at Cabinet sessions. Whether his frank discussion of Ihe issue would have repercussions within the administration remained to be seen. Nixon acted u spokesman for President Elsen- hower on several recent occasions. In outlining his views, Nixon repealed Eisenhower's word* that "We cannot afford any retreat in Asia." Ills statement, made Friday lo newsmen who were cautioned not to make public his name, included a prediction the French gov- -rnment is "going to be putting on the pressure" to negotiate an Indochina truce wllh the Communists at Ihe April 26 Geneva Con- 'erence. No Triiiw for U. S. It was his opinion, the official said in a clear Indicalion of Amer- 'can opposition to such a move, hat such a truce would deliver Indochina to the Communists. Although the official's declara- ion was regarded in some quar- ers as reflecting a National Se. :urlty Council decision, Ihe pur- wrted policy was challenged immediately by Republicans as well as Democrats. Sen. Hickenlooper (R-Iowa), a Senate Foreign Relations Commit- ee member, said in an interview ie doesn't believe any decision has )een made to use American troops n Indochina under any circumstances. Sen. Long (D-La), a former Armed Services Committee mem- >or, said no U. S. troops should be sent to Indochina without a 'fmgressional resolution approving t. And he said he would vote against any such resolution. Trying to Avoid War President Eisenhower told his news conference Feb. 10 that no one could be more bitterly opposed to getting the United States involved in a hot war in Indochina than he was. Consequently, he said every move he authorized was calculated, as far as humans could The Navy reported a board of! do it, to make certain "lhat "does inquiry has (ermine the been formed to de- causa of the crash. ( u I t / "'* ' hampered the defenders' east- . Hempel was a veteran of World near War II and the Korean War. At Ihe time of his death he was not. happen. The storm over the Indochina denouncing accusations the Arm? W ^l C '" m " U " icutiQns - covered of "incredible" 00 official ha? levelled at him and a group of aides, and spelling out c.-ounter- McCarthy is raising top Army officials. k:a, Civic Memorial High School ! Tliat C!ouJd cll?ar awav a major (.stumbling block lo a Thursday start of the inquiry. Other hurdles siill remain, among them a decision by the subcommittee on just what role It will let McCarthy play in the hearing. .stationed at the Combat Infornm- I tion Center School at (Jlenview. With If g & But* Tries lo Nab Parakeet, tantls in Hu8pitai CHICAGO Jl>— Roy Collier, 37, a truck driver, tried to capture his pet parakeet in his home Friday night and landed in a hospital. Collier, reaching for the bird, rammed his arm through a dining room window and suffered a three and a half inch cut. Collier's condition was. reported Windshield-Busting Epidemie Denied by Science Group SEATTLE #—Pacific Northwest j resideijis who have been report- good. Mrs. Collier captured Pretty 1 | -—|r-—- -— - »*-*»^ Boyfcthe parakeet, and put him in bis cage. The Army submitted its "bill of | ' ng a mysterious wave of automo- particulars" three days ago. it accused the senator -and two aides of trying to exert improper pressure to obtain favored treatment for Pvt. 0. David Schine, a former non-salaried subcommittee consultant. McCarthy has stepped temper- orily from the subcommittee chairmanship while the group investigates him and the staff aides under the Army's fire. bile windshield damage were faced I'xiay with a'teport by a committee of scientists that said in effect "U isn't so." The scientists, all from the Unl/ versity of Washington physics, chemistry and meteorology departments, qualified their denial slightly, but said: rrhe most likely explanation at IMS moment is that the pitting is the result of normal driving condi- lions the They reported on automobiles parked and unsheltered areas and said the number of observable pits in windshields bore a direct relationship statement overshadowed a contro- very over President Eisenhower's pledge Friday that the United Smtfs will maintain a "fair share" of troops in Europe for joint de- of the continent "while a threat to that area exists." The President's declaration, issued from his vacation headquarters at Augusta, Ga., was ad- (tressed lo the prime ministers of the six nations involved In the projected European Defense Com. munity. U. S. officials indicated it s in which small objects strike' was aimed at encouraging the re- windshields of cars." jluetant French to join the organit a survey of i in sheltered I zation. Senate Sen. Mansfield (D-Mont), a Foreign Relations Committee mem* ber. predicted there will be dis- to the age of-the car and Us mile-1 t'ussipn in the Senate of what h* age. They called attention to the damage being almost entirely confined to windshields and not the reai' widows- Sgt. Max Allison of the Seattle police laboratory said, the damage was "5 per cent hoAlliuuisnj and 95 per cent hysteria.** said was the administration's failure to tell members of the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees about the announcement. Administration sources MH it had been discussed with both Republican and Q^mocratie lead* er*

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