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Today's News Today A P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NBA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Fair »xc*pl tome cloudinetn in th» mountain* and low 13-20 In west And 20-25 In east portion tonight. Wednesday fair with slightly milder In afternoon. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 32 Press Run Today i News---7.875 \ Post --9 050 }Total-16.925 FREDERICK, MD., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1951 TWELVE PAGES PRICE--THREE CENTS Rice Budget Message On [November 28 Mayor To Act Under Provisions Of New Charter Requiring Explanation - Mayor Donald B. Rice will sub- I mit a budget and a budget message I to the Board of Aldermen at a ] special meeting called for Wednesday. November 28, at 7.30 o'clock In "City Hall, it was learned today. The Mayor is acting under a section of the new city charter, which provides that at least 32 days before the beginning of a new fiscal year (January 1 here) the budget for the coming year and the explanatory budget message must be I submitted to the board. This message, according to the charter, is to contain an outline of , the proposed financial policies of Lthe city for the budget year and is *n describe the important features of the budget plan. It is something new here, although it is sin use in some other cities. On the night of the special meeting, alsc- acting under the new charter, the board is expected to set a date for a public hearing on the budget. At least ten days' notice of this hearing must be given. The budget, according to the charter, must be finally adopted by December 28. It is possible that ac- · tion will be taken well before this ftime, at least far as a tax rate_is concerned, in order that tax bills may be prepared. The charter gives the mayor complete supervision over the financial administration of the city government. However, the board has the power to make changes in the budget prior to final adoption. It is provided that when the board increases total proposed expenditures it must increase by a similar amount the total anticipated revenue. Preparing for the budget and the 'message. Mayor Rice is securing estimated b u d g e t requirements from various departments and agencies. Some increases are being asked, it is understood. Truck Driver Is Acquitted A Baltimore truck driver who said he swerved his truck in an attempt to miss an oncoming tractor trailer was found not guilty of failure to keep to right of center by Magistrate H. Reese Shoemaker, Jr., in Peoples Court. The accident occurred on the eastern limits of New Market on November 8. The defendant, Harry O. Moore, testified he observed an oncoming tractor trailer swing into the wrong lane "and I tried to swing ybetween the big truck and a line of cars which were stopped in the traffic lane." Moore was charged after he struck the rear of a 1950 Oldsmobile driven by Brewer L. Stouffer of Hagerstown and then collided with the tractor-trailer, which was driven by Billy Stone, of Baltimore. Stone, who was also charged with failure to keep to right of center, forfeited §10 collateral. Trooper Tichnell testified Stone's truck skidded a long distance, and said Stone admitted crossing the center line. Edward D. Storm was attorney for Moore. Collateral was forfeited by Guy Charles Kline. Myersville, Fred W. O'Neal, Boonsboro. Philip D. Beall, Hedgesville, W. Va., William R. Wallower, Harrisbung, Charles D. Trumbore, Earleville, Pa., all exceeding 30, S15 each, and Elmer Thomas Harris/n. Dickerson, overweight. S38. The arrests were made by Sgt. Daniel Swomley of city police and Officer James Carpenter of the state weighing crew. LOW BIDDER An apparent low bid of $1,958,037.65 on the construction of a new 3.8 mile section of the Frederick- Washington expressway was received today at the office of the State Roads Commission in Baltimore. The Butcher Construction Company. Queenstown, was the low bidder on the dual road extending from near Hyattstown to near larksburg in Montgomery county. 1. J. Grove Lime Company. Frederick, was second of eight bidders with an estimate of $2.016,386.50. Hope Agreement Will Halt Plasma Strike WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 M)~Mediators early today reached an agreement which they hope will nalt a strike threatening to pinch off the flow of lifegiving blood plasma to the armed forces. Terms of the agreement still must be approved by members of the ClO-United Chemical Workers Union, who had threatened to quit work at the Sharp and Dohme blood processing plant in West Point, Pa. A vote will be taken at a meeting called for tonight in Philadelphia. Terms were not announced by exhausted mediators, who met for 16 straight hours trying to work out a solution. . Net Deficit Of $4,326.05 At Hospital Charges Increased To Meet Rising Expenses For the first time in the history of the Frederick Memorial Hospital, operating income last year did not equal expenses and the Board of Managers in the annual report show a net deficit of $4,326.05. Inflation has affected operating expenses, Mrs. Paul Michael, president of the board, states and the cost for nursing services alone has soared from 574,000 in 1949 to $110,000 in 1951. To meet rising expenses it has been necessary to increase charges in various departments. "With this additional income we are able to break even," Mrs. Michael says. For the year operating expenses were S391.811.51 and operating income $377,863.54 leaving a deficit of S13.847.97. This figure, however, was reduced by S9.621.92 from other income, leaving the net deficit of $4.326.05. Patients paid 5214,336.59 to the hospital for room ^ and care. The State appropriated $23,090 to purchase care for 181 countians under the Maryland Medical Care Program for those unable to pay for their own health 'services. The Frederick Mayor and Board of Aldermen and the Board of County Commissioners each contributed $1,000 to the hospital operating costs. X-ray fees paid were $26,746 while the charges to patients for drugs were $22,780.50. In the obstetrical department, delivery room costs were $10,611. Number of births was 913. During the year 808 major and 1,396 minor operations were performed in the operating rooms for which fees were 522,780.50. There has been a sharp rise in the number of Blue Cross subscribers treated, the report shows. Admissions in this category are 10% above those for the preceding 12-month period. These patients accounted for 5,995 patient days, about 20% for the year's total, and they paid about 20% of the income from all patients during that time. The daily cost per patient in the resident service now is $13.42. The daily cost for ward care per patient is §11.40. The average patient spent 7.1 days in the hospital and a total of 4.965 patients were admitted. ~M AMENDED DECLARATION The Gaithersburg Businessmen's Association, which recently entered suit in Circuit Court here against Band Leader Charlie Spivak and his agent, L. Zito, for $20.000 damages, has filed an amended declaration reducing the amount of the claim to $2,999.99. The association, ^[through its lawyers, claims Spivak failed to fulfill an agreement with the plaintiff to conduct his orchestra at a dance in Gaithersburg last May 3. Guards For Children Proposed Chief Corbin Looks To Possibility Of Inaugurating Such A Program Here Comment is being solicited from various organizations and individuals on the possibility of initiating a school crossing guard program in Frederick to insure greater safety for children while they are en route to and from schools. Chief of Police W. W. Corbin said today. The chief said letters are going out to the service clubs. Chamber of Commerce, Automobile Club of Maryland, Frederick County Board of Education, presidents of the city Parent-Teacher Associations and principals of local schools asking comment on the proposal. "Should this plan be put into effect, some of the benefits to be derived are more crossings guarded per dollar of expenditure, greater safety due to wider coverage, release of present police personnel for duty where more urgently needed", the letter said. "The operational plan would be as follows--women or men who are sufficiently alert to be able to handle the responsibility would be selected, used on non-accident prone crossings--as near to their homes as possible--put into a distinctive uniform, which will be furnished, paid a salary of between S5D and S75 a month for nine months each year, trained to do the job as desired, and required to be on the crossing at anv time a child or children may be en route to or from a scheduled school period. "They would be under the direct control of the Police Department with supervision maintained at all times by the t r a f f i c safety officer of the department. They will have no police powers but will be required to assist in safety control of their area by recording information pertaining to violations. They will not direct traffic as such but will leave the curb before the children and will stop vehicles which may cross the child's path, etc." The chief said some of the cities now using crossing guards are Los Angeles, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Schenectady, Milwaukee, Louisville, Chicago. Lansing, Newton and South Bend. Montgomery court- iy has operated under the plan for two years and "report that they could not do without them", the letter said. Baltimore is expected to adopt the plan in the near future. The chief said it is hoped to learn from the circulation of the letters whether there is favor for such a plan and to receive suggestions which may further the cause of safety for the school children. V. S. Plane Shot Down BELGRADE, Yugoslavia. Nov. 20 yp)--The U. S. embassy reported tonight an American plane was fired on twice by Hungarian and Romanian border guards and is now lost over Yugoslavia. FRANKFURT. Germany, Nov. 20 (#)--A. U. S. Air Force C-47 transport plane with four crewmen aboard vanished yesterday en route from Bavaria to Belgrade. A mammoth air search was organized to comb the northern Adriatic Sea, where it may have crash-landed. The pilot's last emergency message reported the plane was "low of fuel and I'm not sure I can make Venice or an emergency landing." Ten C-82 "flying boxcars" and one C-47 were dispatched to Rome to set up an advanced search base for the plane, lost less than a week after another Air Force transport crashed into a French mountain with 36 fatalities. Aboard the missing plane were two officers, two airmen and miscellaneous cargo for American diplomatic and military personnel at Belgrade. Land Dispute Case Is Heard By Judge A long-standing land dispute came before Chief Judge Charles W. Woodward in Circuit Court this morning. Mr .and Mrs. Edward C. Lerch and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Keefer both claim certain land in the Peiersville district section. The Keefers entered suit in 1949 against. Mr. and Mrs. Lerch for $2.500 damages. Back in 1946, Mr. and Mrs. Ler^ch sued Keefer for SI,000, claiming trespass. Both actions were before the judge today and testimony continued into the after-noon. Judge Woodward sat in the chair customarily occupied by Clerk of the Circuit Ellis C. Wachter, instead of on the bench, because of the various maps, plats, etc. to which the attorneys referred and which were placed on the table in front of the clerk's chair. Attorneys went back to the year 1801 in referring to certain alleged boundary lines. It was stipulated that wherever a certain line was determined to be located would be the controlling factor in the cases. W. Jerome Offutt represents Mr. and Mrs. Lerch The Keefers are represented by Sherman P. Bowers and Willaim M. Storm. PRICES LOWER NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (/P)--Th»re was little of note today in the stock market as prices slipped lower. Five-Day Forecast Five-day forecast (/P): Fair and a little warmer Wednesday and Thursday. Rain about Friday with rain or snow in western counties followed by clearing and colder Saturday and Sunday except for snow or snow flurries in the mountains. Temperatures for the period will average around 5 degrees below seasonal normals. Normal afternoon highs are 46 to 52 and normal morning lows vary from around 26 1 n the mountains lo the mid 30s in eastern and southern counties and on the eastern shor*. DEEDS RECORDED Deeds were recorded in the clerk's office for the sale of several properties. Thomas E. Baer and others have sold to Mr. and Mrs. Leslie L. A. Tobery tracts aggregating about 35 acres and located four miles northeast of Middletown in Haw Bottom, which were owned by the late Nicholas P. B. Baer, consideration being in the neighborhood of $10,500, according to revenue stamps. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Ritenour have sold to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Newett, Jr., a property fronting on the south side of the Lewistown- Creagerstown road in Lewistown district, consideration being around $10,500. ATTENDED MEETING Mayor Donald B. Rice on Saturday attended a meeting of the executive committee of the Maryland League of Municipalities, held at College Park, when final plans were made for the semi-annual meeting of the League at Annapolis December 7-8. Mayor Rice is one of ths vice-presidents of the Leagu*. Heavy Drinking, Wild Driving Wreck Cause OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 20 i/P)-Testimony of heavy drinking, wild driving and wife-choking ended in indictment of a sailor whose car touched off the Oct. 28 Greyhound bus crash on the San Francisco Bay bridge. The tragedy cost eight lives and injured 21 other persons. Manslaughter and d r u n k driving indictments were returned by an Alarneda county grand j u r y against Boatswain's Mate Orville C. Russell. Jr. Russell's car hit a traffic-dividing abutment near the Oakland end of the bridge and tossed a concrete chunk in the path of the bus, causing it to plunge 40 feet off a ramp. Witnesses said Russell consumed quantities of wine and whiskey the night before the accident. They said he terrorized two women and a man in his car by driving wildly about the streets of Oakland and San Francisco. Once, a witness said, Russell threatened to drive the car into a bridge railing "and kill all of you and myself." The next morning he drove alone toward the bridge to carry out his daily duty of waking up the cooks on Treasure Island, a Navy base in Mid-bay. He was seriously injured when his car was overturned by t .e abutment. Tone And Payton Marriage On Rocks HOLLYWOOD, Nov. 20 i/P)--The seven-week marriage of Franchot Tone and actress Barbara Payton is on the rocks, her attorney said today. The lawyer. Robert S. Feder, said the couple quarreled bitterly Sunday night and separated yesterday. He said he plans to file a divorce action soon, possibly next week. Feder said he did not know what the quarrel was about. , His cliein has' moved out of the apartment she shared with the suave actor and is staying with friends, he said. Neither Tone nor Miss Payton could be reached for comment. They were married Sept. 29 in Cloquet, Minn.,_ Barbara's home town, shortly after Tone was released from a hospital here. He spent several days in bed recovering from a beating given him by actor Tom Neal in a dispute over the blonde actress' affections. MRS. BARTON DIES NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (/P)--Mrs. Esther Randall Barton, wife of Bruce Barton, advertising executive, author and former Congressman, died today at her horns at 117 East 55thv street Licenses Of Two Drivers Are Revoked Four Others Are Suspended At Hearings Held On Monday Automobile drivers' licenses of two county motorists were revoked and licenses of four others were suspended for periods ranging from 30 to 60 days by Thomas G. Marcin license reviewer for the Department of Motor Vehicles at hearings in the Court House Monday afternoon. The license of Paul E. Summers 822 East Patrick street, who is under 21. was suspended for 30 days by Reviewer Marcin on a recommendation by Magistrate H. Reese Shoemaker, Jr. Summers was found guilty by the magistrate of reckless driving. The driving privileges of Gordon H. Milyard, of 134 West Patrick street, were revoked indefinitely by the reviewer. Milyard was convicted several months ago of driving while under the i n f l u e n c e ol alcohol. George H. McDonnell, of 222 East Mam street, Emmitsburg, had his license revoked u n t i l he it 21 years of age. McDonnell received a mandatory revocation since he received three convictions before he became 21 years old. Licenses of Paul Vernon Wiles Route 2. Middletown, and William R. Mullenix. Jr., Route 1, Knoxville were suspended for 60 days, and the license of Paul W. Smith, 124 Pennsylvania avenue, was suspended for ?.0 days. Mullenix wa.s convicted of exceeding 70, Wiles received a conviction of f a i l u r e to slop after an accident, and Smith was convicted of exceeding 30. Put on driving probation for one year were Cecil Burtner, Middletown, exceeding 30; W i l l i a m S. Hahn. 26 South Market street, failure to keep to right when making turn and operating on lags issued another car: Charles William Hoffmaster. Knoxville, reckless driving: James O. Jenkins, Braddock Heights, exceeding 30: David F. Mantell, Military Road, reckless driving. David L. May, 4 East South street, reckless driving: James R. Miller, Thurmont, exceeding 50; James Lee Myers, Jr., Jefferson Route 1. exceeding 30: George E. Stull. Route 3, Frederick, reckless driving; Charles T. Weedon, colored, Doubs. reckless d r i v i n g , and Antonio Wagner, 228 Broadway, exceeding 50. Given reprimands by Reviewer Marcin were Edward D. Swope, Middletown Route 1, exceeding 30: Bruce Y. Remsburg. Braddock Heights, exceeding 30; Wales E. Ritenour, Emmitsburg, exceeding 50; Melvin E. Burdette, 65 South Market street, failure to grant right of "way; Claude Etzler. 17 Hamilton avenue, exceeding 30; Allen R Hershey. Camp Detrick, exceeding 50: Edward M. Lerner, II, Camp Deirick, f a i l i n g to keep to right of center: and Charles M. Lowe Ijamsville, failure to stop for school bus. B. 0. Wreck At Coiiflueiiee CONNELLSVILE. Pa., Nov. 20 (/P)--Nine loaded freight cars 01 the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad derailed at nearby Confluence today and rammed a train order station, setting fire to [Tie tower. Confluence firemen quickly extinguished the blaze caused by an overturned coal stove. J. T Reynolds, working in the tower escaped injury. Passenger and freight trains were detoured through Western Maryland from Ohiopyle to Cumberland to by-pass the wreckage. Railroad officials said damage to signal apparatus, tracks, cars anc the tower was heavy but declined to igive a figure. Cause of the wreck was not immediately determined. OPS FILES DAMAGE SUIT BALTIMORE, Nov. 20 W)--The Office of Price Stabilization announced today filing of the first damage suit in Maryland charging violation of its regulations. The suit for $10,327 was filed against the Credit Service. Inc., of Baltimore by U. S. District Attorney Beinard J. Flynn. The suit alleges that the credit service increased charges to its customers for credit information last April 5 contrary to OPS regulations. The Nation Today By JAMES MAKLOW WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (fP)~It would be a little gruesome if ihc Communists took over here, judg- ng from what's happened elsewhere. Wherever they move in they have he immediate problem of trying .o stay in. This seems to be a con- .inuing problem since the Russian Communists, after being in 34 years, still need a secret police. For the Communists, as their history shows, staying In means getting rid of members of the opposition, active or potential, or crushing it in several well-knpwn ways: Confiscating their property; forcing them into labor camps; or executions. Traditionally the Communists look for their opposition. in these two groups: 1. Those with material possession who can't be expected to embrace the Communists for taking it away from them--the rich, property owners, businessmen, and farm owners whose land will be collectivized. 2 V Those who disagree with the Communists on ideological gronds, a large group including religious leaders, teachers and intellectuals. Suppressions and liquidations in Russia are familiar. There have been some recent examples. Reports irom China, reliable or not. tell of mere than 1.000,000 people executed in massive purges. Besides telling of thousands of American soldiei-prisoners slain by the Communists, the U. S. Army in Korea last week reported South Korean civilians slaughtered in batches by the Communists. · But in this country, because of special conditions, the Communists would encounter a problem more complex than any they've found elsewhere. No doubt this would call forth their greatest efforts. In just sheer number of oppositionists we outdo any other country so far Communi/ed because we have more property owners, businessmen, religious leaders, teachers and intellectuals. What makes this country unique is the number of tieups or links between the members of the groups through their organizations: Fraternal, social, labor, business, professional, religous and political. For instance, the Elks, Masons, K n i g h t s of Columbus, Kiwanis, Rotary, Chambers of Commerce on city and state and national level/, ditto the National Association of Manufacturers, labor unions with more than 50,000 locals, the professional societies, church groups beyond number, and the ward, precinct, district, city, state and national political organizations. Through correspondence, meetings, conventions and pooling of common interests and efforts people in those groups have come to know and trust one another personally from coast to coast. Unless well-crushed these organizations would provide, in many cases, the apparatus for an underground resistance which some day might break out in counter-revolution. It isn't pleasant to t h i n k of how the crushing would be done. It would be a vast job, involving many people. But for any American Communist who'd take part in American liquidations the stories abroad about Communists' treatment of one another must sometimes be depressing if he wishes to live long himself. For the Communists, like the female praying mentis which devours the male after mating and perpetuating the species, have a strange habit of l i q u i d a t i n g one another as well as strangers after they come to power, a k i n d of admission that they don't trust themselves, either. Jockey For Position As Speakers At U. N. PARIS, Nov. 20 (/P)--British and Russian jockeying for the star speaking position forced a suspension of debate today on Western disarmament proposals before the United Nations political committee. Both British Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky want to speak last in the discussion opened yesterday by U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson. A British spokesman also said he believed that the "very profound impression" created in the 60-member committee by Acheson made Vishinsky hestitate to answer too quickly. According to this view, the Russians do not want to appear before the world as spurning the western plan without considerable thought. Takes A Look At King's Activities WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (/P)-The Congressional committee making a many-sided investigation of Federal tax scandals went behind closed doors today to take a look at activities of its own chairman. The House Ways and Means subcommittee probing irregularities of the Internal Revenue Bureau decided to look further into rumors Rep. King D-Calif) had brought "improper influences" to bear on certain California tax cases. King said the rumors were false, and called the full inquiry himself. MORGENTHAU TO WED NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (^--Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr., 60, will marry French-born divorcee, Mrs. Marcelle Puthon Hirsch, 47, probably some time this week. The couple obtained a marriage license yesterday. Morgenthau, a resident of Fishkill, N. Y., gave his occupation as "farmer." His first wife died in 1949. Mrs. Hirsch's marriage to Stephen Hirsch ended in a Virgin Islands divorce earlier this month. Thick Ice Forms With Low Of 18 Creek Frozen Almost, All Way Across; Warmer By Thursday Ice covered most of Culler Lake and some county ponds froze quite solidly this morning as temperatures dipped 1o 18 above zero at tlve State Police barracks and 21 at the airport weather station. Both wore new records for the current fall season. The Weather Bureau snid it would be just about as cold tonight,But the observer expected the chill temperatures to begin breaking up over Thanksgiving. It is to be a little wanner tomorrow and the outlook for Thanksgiving Day is increasing cloudiness and warmer. It was the most ice for so early in the season that has been reported on the lake in some years. Some ice wns also reported along Carroll creek. In some very low places, the creek was nearly frozen over in spots early today. There was ice along other streams in this section. Fishing Creek reservoir continued its downward .spiral again, the water level dropping to a point seven and half feel below normal. The forecaster said the temperature should go somewhat above yesterday'}, m a x i m u m , which was barely above freezing at 34 degrees. It was .'10 by 9 15 a. m, «t the airport and n high of 38 to 40 was expected. Low tonight will be 16 to 20. it is expected. Residents prepared to observe Thanksgiving Day. All stoics and industry will shut down Thursday, along w i t h banks and there w i l l be no post office deliveiies Many merchandise stores w i l l close ton i o i r o w at 1 p. m. u n t i l Friday morning. Turkeys, f a i r l y p l e n t i f u l , are on sale at local stores and a t t r a c t i n g buyers. The bird is 1he favorite nt T h a n k s g i v i n g . Most grocery stores will slay open Wednesday afternoon to accommodate the holiday purchasers. F e a t u i e attraction Thanksgiving Buy here will be a Frederick- Rockville high school football game at McCu-'dy Field in the afternoon. Hunters will be out in large numbers, it is expected. Services of Thanksgiving w i l l be held in a n u m b e r of cily and county churches during the day. Cold Hangs On Bv The Associated Pres/s November's _ cold snap appeared slow to unloosen its grip over must of the eastern half of the nation to- ri ay. Some wnriner air had moved into the great plains, sending temperatures above normal marks. There were prospects of some warming in midwest areas. But the forecast wns for continued cold in most of the eastern and southern states. It was below freezing over much of the south again today, except in Florida. 11, was sub-freezing in New Orleans and the low at Bir- m i n g h a m . Ala. early today was 20 above. It was 50 above at Miami. It was 26 in Boston, 2!) in Washington and 40 in Denver. Temperatures were near normal from the Rockies westward to the Pacific coast. Snow flurries fell in the eastern Great Lakes area 'and in the Appalachian region. Showers hit parts of the middle Pacific slates. Fair weather was reported in other parts of the country. Snow All Over Garrett BALTIMORE. Nov. 20 1JP--Some warmth is in sight from the cold spell, but the relief won't last long for snow-bound Western Maryland. The weather forecasters expect it to be clear and warmer Wednesday and Thursday. But rain and possibly more snow is predicted for Western Maryland Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More snow flurries today are expected in Western Maryland where it already has piled up to 6 or 7 inches. All roads in Garrett county are covered and chains are necessary. Allegany county has one to two inches of snow on the ground. Roads west from Cumberland are covered with ice and snow, East of Cumberland, in the mountains, roads are slippery in spots State Roads Commission cinder crews are working in both Garrett and Allegany counties. Temperatures are not expected to go higher than freezing in Western Maryland today and tonight. The lowest will range between 15 and 20 in the area and around 20 or 25 degrees elsewhere in the state. Pleads Guilty To Abduction Charge ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 20 m-- William Robert Payne, 25, pleaded guilty today to charges of abducting a young Navy bride for the purpose of defilement. Two more severe charges--burglary and kidnapping--were withdrawn. Judge Walter T. McCarthy delayed sentencing until Nov. 28. The charges of "abduction of a female for purpose of defilement" carries a maximum penalty of eight years imprisonment. The plea interrupted the trial of James Robert Polk, 19. on charges of kidnapping Mrs. Nancy Ann Hotchkiss, 20, Chicago, from her husband's side in their bedroom. McKeMin Asks U.OfMdfrole ANNAPOLIS. Nov. 20 (/P)--Gov. McKeldin today called for an investigation of aid to athletes at the University of Maryland. The Governor wrote Judge William P. Cole. Jr., chairman of the university board of regents, requesting the governing body's opinion on the entire setup. His action followed a New York judge's biting criticism of intercollegiate athletics. Judge Saul S. Strcit included Maryland in a statement denouncing "commercialism" in college sports, issued yesterday as ho passed sentence on basketball fixer and former plnyers of three New York universities. McKeldin risked the board of regents to determine whether re- c r u i t i n g of athletes at Maryland involved any "deceit" nnd could "bring dishonor" to the school. Construction Here In 1951 Sets Record Low-Rent Housing- Job Of $600,500 Included In Total Frederick construction figure have' already set a new record dining .1951 with more than a month to go, unofficial compilations from permit totals showed today. The total bus jumped above the $2,370.000 m a r k as compared with a 12-month figure just above ?2,000, 000 last year. The ten-month Federal Reserve Board b u i l d i n g permit total foi Frederick In 1951 is listed as $2,- 060.H55 as compared to $1,780,360 for the some period last year. But this includes a $225,000 permit issued lost J a n u a r y for a Safe way Company store on East Al Saints street which has not beer built. The t o t a l therefore shoulc not be included in the year'n fig ures. However, this loss will bt more t h a n made up by Hie November permit of $({00,500 issued to the Housing A u t h o r i t y for the start of its new low-rent project in »outl: Frederick. The October b u i l d i n g figures Sire $343,975 t h i s year as compared to $103,375 last year. Recent permits, in addition to the Housing A u t h o r i t y permit, nrc Dwelling!;: Rilcy E. Hon.scwi'ight 147 Falrview nvenue in Westbrook development, $17,000; Bruco M Palmer, Madison street, $8,000 Norman F. Dressier, Thomas «ve nue, $5,000; Harry W, Carson, 11' Kline avenue in We.stbrook do velopmcnt, dwelling and garage $10,000; Mrs. Rachel Johnson "Lincoln Heights'' on Broadway $8,000; Richrmi E. Heim. 516 Mill tary Rond, $0,000. Other permits: Ritchie Associates, new front on office building at 12 South Market street, $1,000 Earl N. Haines. rear 501 West Pal rick street, thr,ee-roorn cnbin, $6, 000; James M. Kline, Homesteac avenue, brick store, $3,500; Econ oiny Oil Company, West Patrick .street and West College Terrace addition to service station, $1,500 Col. Glenn C. Wilhlde, 101 Record street, remodel front of home and convert i n l o one apartment, ,$5,000 Sherwood Bros,, 100-10 East street service station, $12,000: Melvir Speuks, 8 South Jefferson street a d d i t i o n to, $1,200, George A. Fisher, Oak street double garage, $500; Mrs. Sara Lee remodel interior office, 57 East Patrick street, $750; Kenneth Devil biks, 8-10 West 14th street, double garage. $800; J. Claude Dorsey, 12 East Second street, single garage $500; James Dronenburg, 202 Wes Patrick street, show window in shop, $500; Dey Haines, 500 Wes Patrick street, storage building $300; Isaac L. Hankey, 404 Elm street, remodel first and third floors of dwelling, $400; J. H. Porter, 214 East Seventh street, single garage. §200; Frank T. Miller, 537 Grant Place, two-car garage, $400 Ralph Cubitt, 22 Frederick avenue, side porch, $250; Mrs. Pear Sheets, 217 West South street doors on double garage, $100; A. N Fleagle, Lincoln avenue, single garage and tool shed, $100; Hamilton Homes, Inc., 6 East Second street remodel interior office, $50; Staley Sanner. 108 East Eighth street remodel back porch, $25. Crack Train Is Derailed GILMAN, 111., Nov. 20 (£)--The Illinois Central Railroad's Louisiane, 17 coach train from Memphis was derailed at Gilman today. A porter was the only person reportec injured. George Elliott, editor of the Gilman Star, said nine cars of the Chicago bound train left the rails but all remained upright. Cause of the derailment was not determined immediately. * About 200 passengers were aboard the train. Elliott said passengers told him the train was going about 50 miles an hour when the derailment' oc curred. The train was approaching Gilman when the accident occurred. Elliott said the train was pullet apart by the accident. The locomo tive and eight cars pulled aheac while the last nine cars left the tracks. The mishap occurred abou 6.40 a. m. MAY NAME KENNAN . KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 20 MV- P-resident Truman said today George F. Kennan is being conmd ered for ih« post of ambassador to Russia. Atrocity Deaths May Reach 6,000 Each Side Now Accusing Other In War Of Words In Korea TOKYO, Nov. 20 W)--Allied lendquarlers said today there is considerable evidence" that about 1.000 American soldiers died in Red atrocity killings, although jodies of only 305 have been recovered. The statement from Gen. Mathew B. Ridgway's headquarters viade no mention of Communist counter-charges of allied atrocities. Each side accused the other of atrocities in Korea while the Pan-, ·nunjom circus tent truce talks were in a one-day recess asked by he Communists. The Reds wanted ;ime to study a United Nations proposal for a tentative cease-fire. General headquarters of the U. . command made it clear the resort of wholesale Red atrocities ssued last week by Col. James M. Hanley did not involve an increase in the known American dead in the Korean war. There were two notable differences between the GHQ report and Hanley's. The headquarter's figure of 6,000 was nearly 500 above Hanley's. The colonel listed his total as definitely atrocity victims. GHQ said "neither the fact nor manner of death"' of all has been established. It nlso gav« Hanley this mild reprimand for releasing tho figures: "His duties do not involve responsibilities for reporting of casualties arising from the Korean operations". "Of the 10,836 persons (Americans) still carried as missing in action," the report said, "there is no conclusive proof as to the number of dead, though there is considerable evidence to justify presumption of death by atrocity of a large number which may approximate 0,000." Broadcasts from Red radios in Pyongyang and Peiping conceded some American prisoners of war had died in prison camps but denied the report issued by Colonel Hnnley of the Eighth Army's legal section as an "absurd lie" and a "slander." Red radios 5n turn accused tha allies of (1) killing 17,000 Chinese and Korean Red prisoners of war or allowing them to starve to death, (21 killing or injuring 14,500 North Korean civilians in bomb raids, and (3) shipping out 1,000 Korean and Indo-Chinese Reds for use in atomic tests. A U. N. command spokesman called the atom story "pur« fabrication." Hill Recaptured SEOUL, Korea, Nov. 20 (/P)-Allied infantrymen recaptured a hill at dawn today a few hours after losing it to 500 attacking Chinese. The fight west of Yonchon was the only action reported on the western front. In 1he east, allied infantrymen hacked out gains of 800 yards as they pushed forward along the ridges northwest of the Punch Bowl. In the Yonchon hill fight, an estimated Red battalion charged up the slopes about 3 a. m. Flashes of gunfire lit up the night as allied infantrymen pulled back slowly before the assault. Two hours after the battle began, the U. N. infantrymen counter-attacked. Most of the Reds got out of the way. 'Big Three' Plan dulled MOSCOW, Nov. 20 Soviet press poured cold water today on U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson's outline to the United Nations of a western Big Three disarmament plan, declaring he failed to cite "even one slightly weighty conclusion" which would halt the arms race or end world tensions. Western observers saw in these new attacks on the American- sponsored plan, an indication that the Russian newspapers give it no chance of being accepted as a serious effort towards world disarmament. "Acheson tried to convince his listeners (at yesterday's meeting of the 60-nation U. N. political committee) that the three-powers proposal provides for prohibition of atomic weapons," said Izvestia, the official Soviet government newspaper. "However," Izvestia declared, "he contradicted himself by admitting that, on this question, the proposals of the three powers are based on the so-called U. N. plan of control of atomic energy and prohibition of atomic weapons, i. e. Baruoh plan." The paper said it had previously been proven that the Baruch plan (introduced three years ago by America's elder statesman Bernard M. Baruch and calling for international control of atomic en« ergy production with U. N.-supervised inspection) is essentially an American idea which "not only does not provide for prohibition of atomic weapon* but, on th« contrary, gives th« United States the full possibility of «ontinulng the production of atorale bombs and accumulation ·! Mim ia wn-

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