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The Weather Wair tonight. Low 25-30. Fair and milder tomorrow. High, 44; low, 18; noon, 43. River —.3.89 feel. Relative humidity— 41 per cent. FINAL VOL. LXXXIIL—NO. 57 Prut Seme* — Af Wirtphoto CUMBERLAND, MARYLAND, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1952 International News Serv/ct 20 Pages 5 CENTS GOP Hits Delay In Probe Start As Road Block Rayburn Gets . Appeal After Quarters Are Not Provided WASHINGTON — (fP) — Homeless House investigators appealed to Speaker Rayburn today for help in getting office quarters for their investigation of the Justice Department. Their appeal was accompanied by Republican charges : that the inquiry was being "road- Sliol By Playmate Lawrence Patrick McNellis, 13, was shot and critically wounded last night by a playmate who mistook him for a prowler at Kansas City, Mo., home when he entered •without knocking. Taf t Declares UMT Measure Is Not Needed Senator Urges Delay, Cites Draft Taking Most Young Men Now WASHINGTON—W)—Sen. Taft proposed today that the start of Universal Military Training (UMT) be postponed "f^r about three years." "I can't see why we should try to start UMT as long as the draft now is taking most young men for two years active duty," the Ohio Republican told a reporter. "I could not vote to do it now." Other protests were cited by Rep. Short <R-Mo), a leading opponent of UMT. Short predicted that north r ern Democrats from labor and larm districts would help Republicans kill the measure. But Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of San Francisco. blocked'^ by denial of operating space. Rep. Keating (R-NY), ranking Republican of the special House Judiciary Subcommittee beginning an inquiry into Attorney General McGrath's domain, said he regarded inability of the committee to find quarters "very disturbing." He was backed by Rep. Hillings (R-Calif), a fellow Investigator. Names No Names Keating accused "those who are interested in preventing an investigation of the Justice Department" of being responsible for the peculiar predicament of the committee. He named nq names, however. Chairman Chelf tD-Ky) told newsmen he was disturbed, too, but said he was unwilling to view lack of quarters as a "roadblock" until he talked matters over with the House speaker. The decision to go to Rayburn was reached after a fruitless canvass of the Capitol and the two House office buildings. "We've reached an impasse," Chelf concluded. He said not only was no office space available on Capitol Hill, but that the General Services Administration—the government's housekeeping agency—had found no room in any government-owned building in Washington. May Hire Hall • Chelf said the committee was faced with the prospect of going out and hiring a private hall- providing it got permission from the House or Speaker Rayburn. This would be unprecedented, but it is common knowledge on Capitol Hill that committee space has been tightening because of the unusual number of special inquiries under way. These range from the Katyn Forrest massacre to a study of chemicals in food. Although without home or staff, the House investigators announced plans to call McGrath as their first witness whenever they get underway. Two Points Settled Two points of questioning were agreed upon. One would deal with the departmeot's handling of cases its dealings with United States attorneys, delays or failures in prosecution, and the handling of grand juries—particularly in St. Louis ana the House Armed Services Committee continued to predict passage of the bill when it comes to a vote, probably next week. The House is in the second day Also, the House group wants to inquire about Theron Lamar Caudle the former assistant attorney general in charge of the Tax Division who was fired by President Truman of debate on the controversial | in the wake of Internal Revenue measure to give 18-year-olds six I scandals, months' training, followed by T,i years In the reserves. \t UMT bills before thc House and Senate would set up detailed authority for a start of compulsory military training, whenever Congress or the President determined it possible and funds were provided. Taft, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, said he wants Congress to tell t.he military that before UMT is started, Pentagon leaders should come in and offer -to cut out four or five divisions." | ent u to , d y s c u . "I have not heard any such offers j by our military leaders," he added. The Senate bill has a provision Two Boys Accused In Wreck Attempt BALTIMORE— (/P)— The FBI said yesterday that two Baltimore area boys had tried to derail a fas Pennsylvania Railroad passenger train by rolling a railroad tie acros; the tracks near Aberdeen last Wed' nesday. The train struck the tie and wa forced to halt to disengage it, bu I no serious damage was done, gov jsioner Ernest Volkart. One of the boys is from here, thi requiring a gradual scale-down in the regular force after 300,000 men complete six months' basic training and go into the reserves. Taft said he believes men who have served two years under the Wife Uncertain Over GI's Fate North Korean Plague Seen In Red Reports POW Trades Three l n j ure d In Fatal Philadelphia Fire Key Problem Not Resolved Because she has received conflicting reports concerning the death of her husband, Pvt, Charles Robert Paulsen, 21, last Sept. 9 in Korea, his widow, Mrs. Peggy Paulsen, 19, has asked that his casket be opened tomorrow in Hawthorne. Cal. "I've got to make sure we're burying Bob, and not someone else," she said. Her daughter was born five days before Paulsen's reported death. Labor Defeated [n Censure Of British Policy Churchill Gets Vole Of Confidence With Backing Of Liberals LONDON —(/P)— Prime Minister Churchill won a House of Commons confidence vote on his foreign policy ast night after asserting his pledge of "prompt, resolute and effective" action in Korea only continued policies set last May by the former jabor government. He disclosed also that the Labor regime of Prime • Minister Attlee ecretly. set up a plant for regular production of atomic bombs and had jrdduced an atom bomb. Churchill won the confidence vote 18 to 285, a margin of 33 votes. jiberal party backing swelled his nominal Conservative edge of 14 votes. His revelations of Korean policy and the atom bomb came, Churchill said, from cabinet documents which had no chance to see until his Conservative party ousted the Laborites in last October's general elec- Hls disclosures brought confusion and anger among the Laborltes This may sharpen the division between such moderate leaders as Attlee and Herbert Morrison and the left wing faction led by former Labor Minister Aneurin Bevan. The confidence vote came on a Labor censure motion accusing Churchill of making secret military pledges to President Truman. Socialist critics charged these pledges were hinted at when Churchill promised in a speech to Congress last month that Britain would take "prompt, resolute and effective" action if a Korea truce were reached, then broken by the Communists. Churchill denied any secret agreement with the President. He said Attlee's government reached a secret military understanding with the United States last May to take joint action "outside Korea" if Communist planes badly blasted U. N. forces from Chinese bases. Churchill said Attlee was justided in making such arrangements. Voluntary Exchange Of Prisoners By-Passed; Other Items Settled MUNSAN, Korea—(/P)—Staff officers tentatively agreed today to drop ;he question of voluntary exchange of prisoners of war back into the laps of a truce subcommittee. They've settled all prisoner exchange details but this key issue and one minor translation problem. The translation was to be ironed out Thursday. The subcommittee of armistice negotiators tentatively was scheduled to take over again Friday. A second staff committee headed toward a similar stalemate over Communist insistence that Soviet Russia help supervise the truce. Col. Don O. Darrow told the Reds they "appear to be more interested in arguing the merits of the Soviet Union than in reaching an armistice' agreement." North Korean Col. Chang Chun- San said the Communists would "categorically reject" any Allied proposal to sidetrack Russia. He said the only solution was for the U. N. Command to accept the Red nomination of the Soviet Union, Poland and Czechoslovakia as neutral nations to help police a truce. "Until such time," Chang said, "there will be no progress in these negotiations." Rejected Allied Offer The Reds previously turned down a U. N. offer to drop Norway from its list, retaining Switzerland and Sweden as neutral supervisors, if the Communists eliminated Russia. Until the Russian question popped up, the main truce supervision stumbling block was whether the Reds could rebuild airfields. The same staff group made no TOgress toward agreeing on the number of ports of entry for supplies and troops during an armistice. Reds five. Both figures are compromises. Communist charges that the Allies are using germ warfare were heard in Panmunjom outside the truce tent. The charges also drew first olli- cial note from an Allied spokesman In Seoul, a U. S. Eighth Army spokesman said: "It is not true as far as this headquarters is concerned. We have at no time or in any place engaged in any such activltels." Unofficially Allied officers said Red charges indicated epidemics perhaps the bubonic plague, were sweeping North Korea and the Communist propaganda machine was trying to blame it on the U. N Command. Red Charges Spur Rumor Of Epidemic Broadcasts Say UN Spreads Germs Over North Korean Areas Three men injured early today in a rooming house fire which killed at least one man are shown in a Philadelphia hospital after treatment. Police said the injured men were members of a team of traveling salesmen. One was hurt when another man fell on him after he leaped to safety. Churches Crowded As Ash Wednesday Marks Lent Start NEW YORK—m—Ash Wednesday services today marked the beginning of Lent, the 40-day pre- Easter period of prayer, meditation and penance observed by Christians throughout the world. , Thousands attended services in St. Bevan denounced Churchill for i p atr ick's Cathedral. St. Thomas Warren Seeks Tarty Unity' In GOP Fight Taft Receives Letter Designed To Remove 'Unfriendly' Feeling ' (By Th» Associated Pros) Sen. Robert A. Taft and California's Gov. Earl Warren joined today in an apparent effort to keep the GOP presidential battle on a more friendly basis. The Ohio senator disclosed a "friendly" letter exchange with Warren and said he hoped the Republicans could unite in support of whoever is nominated. Both Taft and Warren are avowed candidates for the nomination. Taft told newsmen he had received a "cordial" letter in which Warren explained that his appearance for a speech in Cleveland last night was "non-political." The Ohioan said he would write a friendly reply. Warren was in Cleveland. O., where he addressed the National Association of Soil Districts convention last night. He told reporters his trip was strictly non-political, but he made a point ol praising Taft as a "great American." Warren's address included his first public stand on government farm price support programs. He said they are necessary to protect farmers from "boom and bust cycles." Following his unity theme, Taft other from Baltimore county. They are being held on bail of $5,000 each pending a trial. The ages of the two, also charged with stealing three cars, are 14 and 15, agents said. _ | Daring Thief Displays draft, or as volunteers, would com- | prise necessary reserves for the next Contempt For 'Lady Cop' few years. INDIANAPOLIS— (ff) —Mrs. Josephine Young, a department store FCC Threatens Radio, TV Ban On Racing News what he called cowardly disclosures of cabinet secrets and demanded, without success, that Churchill produce the actual documents to prove his statements. There had been no official announcement that Britain was producing atomic weapons until 11 days ago, when the government said test would be made this year at the Woomcra desert range in Australia. I Episcopal Church and other houses of worship in New At St. Patrick's, f the foreheads of York. priests' marked n I, 1- •*!. Catholics with Crippled Liner Landed Safely CHICAGO— (/P)— An airliner with 31 persons aboard circled for several hours over Chicago today to cut its heavy gas load for a landing and then came down safely at O'Hare International Airport, All emergency crews at Chicago Midway (municipal) Airport were alerted after the Los Angeles-bound DC-6 returned to Chicago with a leaking oil line. Because of the heavy gasoline load, airport officials directed the plane to use up gas until it could meet the required landing load weight. Mother Of Six Spurns Suitor, Shot To Death Klansmen Held By FBI Agents In Terrorism Seven Arrested For Kidnap, Assault Face Federal Court Trial WHITEVILLE, N. C.—(/P)—More TOKYO—yp)—Red reports hint that bubonic plague and cholera may be sweeping North Korea. The hints were contained In •ommunist charges that the Allies are using germ warfare in Korea. For four days Red radios in Peiping and Pyongyang have been repeating and elaborating the story. The persistence and violence of ;he charges led to speculation in U. N. Command headquarters today that an epidemic may have broken out in North Korea. Horror Of 1940 Recalled Red China's official Peiping radio today linked the bubonic plague with its charges of bacteriological warfare. It recalled "the horror of 1940 when countless civilians In ihekiang Province (of China) died of bubonic plague spread by the Japanese invaders." In the Korean truce town of Panmunjom, a Communist correspondent said germs which produced DUbonic plague and cholera have Deen isolated. " The correspondent said Communist forces have undertaken a widespread inoculation program. Peiping Radio said China was ready to "organize anti-epidemic teams to send to Korea to fight the diseases spread by the American aggressors." No Formal Denial Issued A year ago American Army officials reported that typhus fever had reached epidemic proportions in North Korea and was reducing Red manpower. At that time the Communists made no charge of bacteriological warfare. Nor did they show any such concern as has been indicated in broadcasts of the last four days. The U. N. Command, which is re- than "a "scofe of state and county jluctant to dignify Red propaganda FALLS CHURCH, Va.—//P)—A 39- | year-old mother of six children was shot to death today by a spurned suitor who then look his own life. Police said Mrs. Lqra Myrtle Kecler, 39, Annalee Heights, was shot through the heart after she tried the bathroom of her officers, moving against hooded terrorism in southeastern North Carolina for the second time within two weeks, today arrested seven former Ku Klux Klansmen. The arrests were announced by State Bureau of Investigation Director James Powell who with Sheriff Hugh Nance of Columbus County directed the early morning roundup. Powell said the former Klansmen, .all identified as members of the JFair Bluff Klavern in Columbus County, were involved In the kid- naping of a Negro woman, Esther Lee Floyd, Nov. 14 last year. He added that all defendants were charged with conspiracy to kidnap and assault and with kidnaping arid assault. with official recognition, has issued no formal denial of the germ war charge. A U. S. Eighth Army spokesman in Korea said "We have at no time or in any place engaged in any such activiticc" as gerrn warfare. Yanks, Reds Resume Air Battle With Jets SEOUL, Korea — (/P) — U.S. Sabre jet pilots today shot down one Communist MIG-15 and damaged another in a ten-minute fight in clearing North Korean skies. It was the first jet battle since Saturday. The Sabre jet pilots said they traded firing passes with about 190 MIGS—50 in the morning, 80 early in the afternoon and 60 toward Powell said four of them, includ- evening. home. Then, the ;ing a father and his son, were] As officers said, William '• among ten men arrested by FBI and I past Charles Wright, 33, shot himself in [North Carolina officers in the first the forehead with a small calibre j major blow against the Klan in this rifle. 'area Feb. 16. They said Wright, a lumber yardj one was identified the snow and clouds of the few days cleared, the U.S. Fifth Air Force flew about 500 sorties in the 24-hour period ended employe, had been staying at. the t Brooks. 44, Exalted Cyclops (presi- I at 6 p.m. Wednesday—a nearly nor- E aJ ]y!mal number. Kecler home. Mrs. Keelcr, a wait- dent) of the Pair Bluff Klavern and-the tVio rM-a£O£llv,<T 21"hOUr T" 10 *"*'^ Fifth Air Force flew only 2fl ress, had been separated from her a former police chiel of Fair Bluff.' s ° rtics . lowest in three months. said he has never questioned the husband William James Keeler, I He is a lighi.ning rod salesman and presidential qualifications of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower "although 1 may not agree with him on poll- since October. Fighter bombers on Operation Strangle Wednesday cut Red rail lines in 90 places and destroyed or said Mrs. Keeler told Wright Mon-;hj S ig-year-old .son, Klakard (lee-'damaged one rail bridge, 72 rail (was also a Fair Blufl constable. The Detective Sergeant Cecil Brown j other was listed as Bobby Brooks, day that she planned to return to:t llr( i r ) O f t ne Klavern, who moved i cars, two field pieces, one anti-air- jlier husband. He said Keeler wasjto Raleigh, N. C., about a month;craft position, 34 supply buildings heard : a g 0 anc j was arrested there. ashes made from palm from last year's Palm Sunday services. They intoned in Latin, over each person: "Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return." WASHINGTON — <fP)— Announc- present at the time and Wright threaten to kill Mrs. Keeler i if she did so. I Bulclicr Shot By Pig, ed U. S. battle casualties in Korea reached 105.992 today, an increase of 151 since la.st week. This was the I Suffers Knee Wound smallest weekly rise reported since | LUENEBURG, Germany— M 1 )— A the start of the fighting. UN Leader Says World Situation 'Improved' ; NEW YORK — (fP'i — Tygve Lie, ! and three fuel pumps. Ground action continued light Wednesday. The U.S. Eighth Army's night communique reported only light patrol clashes all along the 155-mile battlefront. counter looking for shoplifters somebody stole from her purse. $8 and her badge Hits Nicaragua MANAGUA, Nicaragua —iff)— A ; strong earthquake was felt here yesterday. Family Buying Spree ;Clogs Police Station Poor Profession? WASHINGTON —iff 1 )— The Federal Communications Commission today threatened a new' crackdowns on radio and television stations that ] "emphasize" programs of horserace: results during the afternoon hours. The announcement noted that "it, is common knowledge that book-' NEW YORK - iff) - There were the was fired about two weeks ago.i in hi _ s makers operate too during the automobile tires and baby diapers,! He lost his job because he was: Samucl E afternoon while racing is in pro- shotguns and electric toasters, cam-; not paying attention to his worfc.' man . ied man gross." eras and blankets, and lot* of other;The company had not suspected he FCC said it is concerned that, things—signs of a big family buy- '• was lugging home merchandise, regular racing broadcasts may bo'ing spree. ! But just by chance, Joseph be- aiding illegal gambling operations. ; Today they jammed a Brooklyn ! came tlrcci of carrying home bulky Public hearings will be held on police 'quad room almost from floor merchandise; and the night before whether the operating licenses 01 to ceiling. Yesterday, police said,: hc was flred he thought of lighten- 15 outlets will be renewed. FCC said '• the items were piled high in the ln S n '- s load b >" Picking up a bunch the stations "appear to be offering!homes of Joseph Aulicino, 20. and , of merchandise coupon books in the' horse racing information on a regu- his uncle, Anthony Aulicino, 30. Jar basis during a substantial period DetC ctive Lt Samuel Terranova of time in the afternoon. 1 ' Banker Blames Low Pay After Arrest For Theft PARKERSBURG, W. Va.—W)— Twenty-five ' years of starvation wages were blamed today by a banker accused of a $36,000 shortage 300-pound pig shot and wounded a secretary general of the United Na- butcher who wa.s trying to kill itjtions, said today he believes thC| J , police reported today. | international situation i.s a l'<-t- Ic; /f f Dinner SuifCrS The butcher was kneeling beside: better than it was a year ago. the pig and loading his bolt gun "You can't put your finger on any when thc pig sprang up and struck specific item, but I think thing?, the trigger with a hind leg. The:better," he told newsmen as he ar- butcher was shot through the knee, i rived from Oslo. < Paralytic Stroke P. : J years. Authorities said Swiger disappeared when a routine examination of the books showed a S3B.OOO j shortage. I tieen Decorates Hero :%nd Taps 55 Knights Asked by a reporter why he had j LONDON— (ip:— Queen EIi7.abet.li; learning Swiger, 56-year-old! tnkcn lhc money, Swiger replied: !n today tapped 55 men on both with two children, : "I don't want to shield myself, bu! .shoulders y;;th a glittering sword poured out his story in a jail cell]I lay the rea-son to starvation wages and m!Kie lnPm knish t. s . "because I don't want other men I throughout my 25 years in th C| n wa _ s hpr {]rst lnvestiture and banking business. I stress tnat be-' she mana?cd the brinlant ccrcmon y cause I don't want, other men to got into the .same profession." The former banker, being held in $50,000 bail for federal grand. , said he had worked at! Thc ® mm *' fo distributed to get into the same profession." ; himself up Monday night, that hs.s regiment's position wa.s overrun by an overwhelming forco of thc enemy, "on his own initiative collected MX other slid, I'pgarfiless of withering chinrgun firo. led more than CLARKSBURG, W, Va.—MFV—The toastmaster finished his introduction of the honor guest, who was retiring after 36 years with the company. The retiring employe, Ralph F. Myers, 65, st.nrterl to rise to express thanks for the testimonial dinner giv.-n him by fellow workers. Before Myers got to his feet, he wa.s stricken by a paralytic stroke and collapsed. Ho was taken to a hospital where doctors said his mftn condition \vn« fair today, ma-i Myers was stricken la.st night at. ' c ' n charges asam.st, . v actlon in Buckingham Palace with a rcga! air and a warm touch of feminine position was hold, charm. 'wounded seriously. The Queen also distributed 53! raiMhom had a dinner given for him by employes the enemy." The O j trlp n. l:f !;:in;? and treasurer's de- Speakman was partmenls of the Hope Natural Gn- ! Co. He had beer, an auditor for for Ex-Captain Dies ille, W. Va., bank sever S75 and $35 a month. a j!awards for gallantry to British sol- Elizabeth sav to the tall to! Hope arvi the : 36 years. affiliated companies Jn diers. marines, sailors and civilians.j v;()rds werc spoken so softly that: only he heard them. He unshed Bootlcpgcrs Nabbed been searching for him ten o ffi cp ;days. Swiger said he spent most ot A few days later his family went the time in Chicago hotels. ; ( on a buying spree with 'he coupons, j Until his disappearance, Swieer ]r)4] ne af ; C i nc j_ he took a position 1 With her face wreathed in smiles. explained it this way: | which had a total redeemable value; was vice president, and cashier of at t he Cairo bank and was pair; ?}•>?. pinned the Victoria Crofs—'slightly. She sent him away with a: GI..EN BURN'IE, Md.—'/T*;—Thrcf Joseph had been taking home'of $12.000. :the Farmers ond Merchants Na- sloo a n - ont h for several year^. Britain's highest award for gal- long, appreciative handshake. •„,,,„ wcrc arrp? .p d and $50,000 various items during the year he! Clerks filled scores of orders irrt-ional Bank at. Cairo, W. Va. : - It v a-S fj, ia jj v raisKi to a better gantry in action—on Pvt. William j Her husband, t.he Duke of Ed in-worth of stolen whisky recovered by CORON'ADO. Calif.— m — Capt. * worked for Sears Roebuck & Co.ievery department until someone The FBI has said Swiger admit- figure," Swiger declared, -'but. unrirr. Speakman, hero of the Korean war j y jurerii m naval uniform, escorted the FBI today in a crackdown on a Franklin D. Karns, 78, USN, ret., of '• He had. accumulated about $1.000; noticed all the coupons were r.um- ted embezzling at lea.st $50,000 in : present conditions it. just, won't sup-; w h° wwered over the dainty Queen. |- nfr tr> tr)e i r .vest:ture from nearby Ternisylvania - Maryland bootleg Canton, O., died yesterday. 'worth of gadgets and clothing when,bered in sequence. ibank funds during the past seven pert an ordinary fa:r.i;y." I The citation said Speakman.;Clarence House. ,band.

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