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Today'* News Today A P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NBA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Fair with low 2fl-28 tonight. Thursday increasing cloudiness and milder. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 33 Press Run j News--7.875 I ,, . . I f i n 2 s Today \ Post --9.050 I Total--l^.J^S FREDERICK, MD., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1951 FOURTEEN PAGES PRICE--THREE CENTS County Roads | Program For .Year Ended About 19.5 Miles Of New Paved Highway Finished This Year, Engineer Reports The 1951 county roads construction program is practically complete, with several projects to be carried over to next year, and records show that approximately 19.5 miles of new paved highway will be finished this year, County Engineer Roger H. Willard reported at the monthly meeting of the County Roads Board last night. ·In addition to the construction work, Mr. Willard said a wearing surface was placed on 14 additional miles of existing old macadam roads, using what is known as a traveling plant mix made by a moto-paver. In most cases, he said, 'ihe placing of this wearing surface added width to the roads as well as making .extensive improvement to the riding quality of the pikes by eliminating rough areas. He said the Roads Board and the County Commissioners hope to continue such a program each year, improving sub-standard macadam pikes and at the same time lessening the amount of maintenance required on those roads. The wearing surface, he reported, jfiis precisely the same type of improvement now being made by the State Roads Commission to Route 40 between New Market and Frederick. Sections of roads which received a new wearing surface during the year included the Rocky Springs pike, Annandale road in Emmitsburg district, Wolfsville to Smithsburg mountain, Pleasant View road, Ballenger Creek pike to Doubs, Mountaindale road to Route 15 and the Dublin road, 'Finish In 1952 Final paving of a mile of the Gene Hemp road near Jefferson will be completed next year. Grading and a gravel base have been placed on the road. Paving of a half mile of the Cap Stine road off the Ballenger Creek pike will be carried over to next year except for the installation of several multi-plate pipe arch culverts, which will be placed next month. This road was not started this fall ·due to the improvement of the MountviUe road, which detoured traffic over the Stine road. It was thought unwise to have both roads under construction at the same time because of traffic conditions. The road will be one of the first to be improved in 1952, the engineer said. A .6 of a mile improvement of the Indian Springs road, from the Yellow Springs pike at Yellow Springs, was also carried over un- ttil 1952. Some clearing work and culvert installation may be done this year. Scheduled for completion yet this year are several projects which are under way. One is the stabilized surfacing of the Pole bridge road along the Carroll county line beyond Harrisville. About half the stone is in place and the job will be rushed to completion, the engineer said. New Bridge '4*1 This is the Frederick county approach to a multi-plate arch culvert bridge which will replace the old Pole bridge over Linganore creek on the dividing line between the counties. The bridge project, to be done next year, will be a joint affair between Frederick and Carroll counties. It will be located about 200 feet upstream from the present bridge. Carroll county roads forces are grading the Carroll county approach to the bridge. .JiVhen completed, there will be an *V.iproved highway into Mt. Airy from Route 26 (the Liberty road) at Cover's Corner. The old road can be used during the winter. About .4 of a mile of stabilized stone road under construction on the Plane No. 4-Prospect church road will also be finished this year. About .7 of a mile of macadam paving on this road has been completed.. The project will provide 'a completely hard-surfaced road ^from Route 40 at Plane No. 4 to pCHe in with the old Annapolis road near Prospect church. Of the 19.5 miles of new road built this year about 4.6 miles was Federal aid contract work and the remainder was done by county roads forces. All of it is macadam roadway except the Pole bridge and a sectipn of the Plane No. -4 road. The, board was pleased with the progress that has been made on the program. An extensive maintenance pro- f'yjgram has also been carried on during the year, Mr. Willard reported that about two-thirds of the county's snow fence has been erected so far and that other forces are winding up minor work such as construction of drains in preparing the roads for winter weather. Knocked Out Boxer Is In Critical Condition DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 21 '(#)---A young heavyweight boxer was in critical condition in a hospital today suffering from a brain hemorrhage after being knocked out in a boxing bout'ast night. Surgeons said an operation may be necessary for the boxer, Laverne Cole, 24, of St. Paul, Minn. Cole was. knocked out in the fourth round of a preliminary bout by Bunny Roetter, of Stillwater, 'Minn. Cole was leading on points up to the knockout punch. When he failed to respond, artificial respiration was administered in the ring and he was removed to St. Mary's Hospital, where his condition is critical. 'Campaign Of Murder' Charged To Communists -...PUSAN, Korea, Nov. 21 (fp)--South rea today accused the Communists of "a campaign of murder never before exampled in the history of the civilized world." The republic's public relations office repeated a government charge that warring Reds had slaughtered more than 250,000 Korean civilians and 7,000 captured Republic of Korea (ROK) soldiers. Robert T. Oliver, a spokesman for the South Korean government, said the republic blamed North « orean and Chinese Reds for the ayings. The statement was the latest in a barraige of atrocity charge* and tounter-charge.i. American To Command Sea Forces Of West Britain Reported To Be Ready To Give Consent ROME, Nov. 21 (^--Britain today was reported ready to agree to appointment of an American admiral to command the west's naval forces in the Atlantic. A qualified informant said the British concurrence was made possible by agreement of the NATO military committee, meeting here, on the exact responsibilities of the Atlantic naval commander and also on the establishment of a new English Channel commander under a British admiral. The Atlantic naval commander will operate under sharply defined powers, the informant said, indicating that Britain will retain certain powers she considers vital. The British previously had blocked appointment of an American to the post. The new English Channel command ·will be under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headq u a r t e r s (SHAPE) and will direct western defenses in the channel and the southern part of the North Sea. The NATO council was expected to approve the committee recommendations on the commands during its session which opens here Saturday. December's Jurors Drawn The jury for the December term of Circuit Court was drawn in the court room this morning in the presence of Associate Judge Patrick M. Schnauffer. The December term, which opens on Monday, December 10, is a non-grand jury term and will be largely devoted to trial of civil cases. Some criminal appeal cases remain on the docket but it is not known .whether they will be heard at the coming term. The members of the jury drawn today: Frederick: Lucille A. Duble. Cornelia L, Rodock, T. Marshall Davis, Clyde M. Roney, Edward D. Farnsworth. Buckeystown: Harold C. Shankle. Middletown: Marjorie D. Bowlus. Creagerstown: Arnold L. Angell. Emmitsburg: Carolyn Cadle. Urbana: Maurice M. Page, New Market: Ivan L. Lawson. Hauvers: Frank H. Kuhn. Woodsboro: Andrew R. Hitchcock. Petersville: Bertram Enfield. Jefferson: Norman S. Remsburg. Thurmont: Charles H. Freshour. Jackson: Charles L. Forrest. Woodville: Emerson D. Burrier. Linganore: W. Snader Baker. Lewistown: Luther K. Powell. Tuscarora: Ralph F. Dutrow. Burkittsville: George F. Zecher. Ballenger: Harry M. Howard. Braddock: Howard B. Smith. Walkersville: Frank E. Brengle. American Casualties Pass 100,000 70,000 Of Them | Added Since Red Chinese Entered A\ r ar In Korea WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 fy?)--An- nounced U. S. battl,» casualties in Korea reached 100,176 today. WASHINGTON. Nov. 21 W--The 100.000th American has been killed or wounded or is missing in Korea. This mark is recorded and passed in the Defense Department's weekly summary of combat casualties due to be issued today. Since this official report now runs about two weeks behind the battle action, it covers 16 months of fighting. On Nov. 9 the Army estimated enemy casualties in Korea through Oct. 31 at 1,442,844. The summary said the latest total of United Nations casualties was 313,711. American families have been told of some 22,000 casualties among their men since Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway first offered to talk about an armistice on June 30. About seven out of every ten American battle losses have been suffered since the Chinese Reds poured across the Manchurian border into the then virtually-won Korean battlefield a little more, than one. year ago. The 70.000 U. S. casualties re- i ported since the Chinese entered ' the war include nearly 8,000 of the 12,500 Americans listed at one time or another as missing in action. This missing figure has been reduced to a current total of around 10.800. Among these are the some 5.500 Americans reported by Col. James M. Hanley, chief of the war crimes section of the U. S. 8th Army in Korea, to have been killed by their captors. General Ridgway said there was "considerable evidence" that approximately 6,000 U. S. soldiers captured by the Communists were victims of "death by atrocity." He said there was no "conclusive evidence" of .the number of atrocity deaths, and that 254 victims had been identified and their families notified. Most of the 6,000 who, the general said, may have been atrocity victims, are included in the current missing category, his report stated. Approximately half of all U S. casualties have occurred since the withdrawals of last winter and during the series of Red spring offensives and U. N. counter blows which have moved the battle line back to the center of Korea. About 17 out of every 100 Americans who have appeared on Korean casualty lists were killed in action or died of their wounds. In World War II, which tested nearly four years, the ratio was 21 out of every 100. In 16 months of fighting in Korea, American combat losses have exceeded the 59,000 suffered from Pearl Harbor day through the end of 1942 in the last conflict. It was not until well into 1943 that U. S. casualty totals in World War II reached the 100,000 mark. The total for that year, which saw bitter fighting in the Southwest Pacific, in North Africa and at other spots around the world, was 91.COO. FOUR ENLIST IN NAVY Four county youths have enlisted in the Navy, according to Chief Clarence Bowers of the local recruiting office, and all have been sent to the Great Lakes, 111., base for boot training. All signed up for four years. They are Aubrey Eugene Kronk, 18, 209 Third avenue, Brunswick; Lawrence William Nelson, 20, 421 East Potomac street, Brunswick; Everett Elmo Lucas, 18, 415 East D street, Brunswick; and George Calvin Pearl, 18, of Jefferson. Two Wild callers Sell Gas Rights PITTSBURGH, Nov. 21 MP)--Two wildcatters have sold their gas rights on a 12,000-acre West Virginia tract to the Cumberland and Allegheny Gas Co., of Pittsburgh for $4.00~b,000. The wildcatters are Orville Eberly of Uniontown and William E. Snee of West Elizabeth near Pittsburgh. Eberly said the land near Terra Alta, Preston county, has a 'reserve estimated at 33 billion cubic feet. He said he and Snee leased the land in 1944 and brought in the first producer in 1946. Since then the field has produced 5 billion cubic feet from about eight wells, Eberly declared. Cumberland and Allegheny gas has received government approval to construct a pipeline from the field to the network of the Manufacturers Light and Heat Co. of Pittsburgh. Both firms are affiliates of the Columbia Gas System. Temperature Hits Biting Low Of 13 Last Night-Coldest Since Last February; May Warm Up Over Thanksgiving The temperature dropped to a new minimum for the season of 13 above z;cro at both the airport weather station and the State Police barracks early today as a heavy frost formed on the frozen ground and ice became quite thick. It was real mid-winter weather and the coldest here since the middle of February, when the thermometer recorded 9 above zero. But the November cold record was not approached. Last November, the mercury rolled as low as 11 and it was 9 above in November. 1949. The record is 4 above in 1938. The morning mark was the low point in the current cold wave. The temperature was expected to go into the low forties this afternoon as compared to Tuesday's maximum of 37, and tonight will be not quite as cold with a minimum around 20. The forecaster said it would be rather cloudy and somewhat milder on Thanksgiving Day, with mild, windy and some rain the outlook for Friday. Ice appeared again on Culler Lake this morning in the new overnight freeze and some of the little ducks were walking on the slick surface. There appeared to be enough water or slush for the swan to get around especially since the ice was expected to start melting late in the morning. The'temperature had risen to 23 at 9 a. m. The temperature ranged from 13 to 17 above early today at Gambrill State Park at High Knob. There was a heavy frost there, too. Business, particularly at the grocery stores, was expected to be brisk today in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. Many persons were securing turkeys for .the big event and there was a run on such other goods as sauer kraut and cranberries, long associated with "Turkey Day." The Complete holiday tomorrow closes stores, banks, industrial plants and there are no post office deliveries. Many stores closed early this afternoon to add a half day to the holiday. "Brisk In Maryland By The Associated Press Brisk temperatures were reported throughout Maryland last night and this morning, but the Weather Bureau says it will be somewhat warmer Thanksgiving Day with no snow flurries to worry those who plan to drive through the mountainous areas. Hagerstown reported a frosty low of 11 above last night, the coldest November mark since 1938 when the mercury skidded to below-zero readings on the 26th, 27th and 28th. The lowest reading in the Frederick area was only two degrees warmer than Hagerslown's 11, according to the Weather Bureau report, " In Western Maryland, usually the coldest part of the state, there was a low of 10 above at Cumberland and six to seven inches of snow on the ground in Garrett county. Mam roads were reported open, however. Salisbury reported an Eastern Shore low of 20 degrees. Last year at this time the temperature there was 16 degrees higher. The average low for the past three days in Salisbury has been 23.3 degrees. Played For First Time In U. S. Brodbeck Hall Filled For Brink And Pinkham Recital The unusual in musical instruments--a harpsichord--attracted a Irrge number of Frederick musicians and Hood College students to Brodbeck Hall at the college last night where Violinist Robert Brink and Harpsichordist Daniel Pinkham presented a recital of classical and contemporary music. The contemporary selection, "Serenade for Violin and Harpsichord" was written by Mr. Pinkham and was given its initial performance in this country last night. Brodbeck Hall was nearly filled for the recital. The "Serenade," typically a 20th century classical selection, was in direct contrast with the classical selections comprising the remainder of the program. It consists ot five movements, three fast alternated with two slow ones, and brought forth both the versatility of the harpsichord and the artistic achievements of the performer. In a number of the passages, the violin was given only a minor role. Before playing several solo harpsichord selections, Mr. Pink- ham explained the operation of the double manual instrument, which was his personal instrument. The harpsichord solo selections consisted of three selections by Francois Couperin and four dances by Haydn. The program began with several duets for the two young musicians, and they played. "Adagio" by J. S. Bach, Sonata in G Minor by Henry Purcell and Concert Number Nine in E Major by Couperin. Following the intermission, the artists again combined their talents and presented "Romanesca Variations" by Biagio Marini and "La Follia" by Arcangelo Corclli. Two encoures, both by Corelli, were played following their recital. The two artists have already made themselves known in many music circles. They have appeared in the' United States and abroad and have served as soloists with such orchestras as the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony. Included in their works have been nationwide broadcasts and tho making of records. Peiin Hall Drops Two CHAMBERSBURG, Pa., Nov. 21 (ff--Two students who left school without permission and were missing for a week have been dropped from the rolls of the Penn Hall Junior College for Girls. Marion T r a e n d l y , Rowayton Conn., and Nancy Steck, Sea Girt, N. J., were found Sunday at Baltimore employed as soda fountain attendants at a drug store. Dr. Sarah W. Briggs, Penn Hall president, said the two would not be permitted to resume their studies there. Dr, Briggs said: "It is not the policy of the school to reinstate students who run away from school and thus, summarily, leave the .school's jurisdiction without permission. There is no exception to be made in this particular case. The girls went to their respective homes from Baltimore." November 30 Last Day For Enlistments November 30 will be the last day that men who have received their pre-induction physical examinations from local draft boards can enlist in other branches of the Armed Forces. On the first of August, 1951, an order from the Department of Defense permitted men who had received their pre-induction "physical examinations but not order for induction to enlist in the various branches o£ the Armed Forces through local recruiting offices Announcement of the new order was received at the local Army- Air Force recruiting office. NAME McGHEE WASHINGTON. Nov. 2] (/P)--Assistant Secretary of State George C. McGhce is reported under consideration as ambassador to Turkey. He now is in charge of Near East, South Asian and African affairs for the dfnarrment Dr. Paul H. Musser Dies In Philadelphia \ Word was received in Frederick of the death at 5:30 o'clock this norning of Dr. Paul H. Musscr. 58, chairman of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Musser was removed to the Graduate Hospital, connected with the university in Philadelphia, Pa., on Monday. Death esulted from a heart and asthma condition. ' He was a son of Dr, and Mrs. Cyrus H. Musser, both deceased, and had been connected with the university for years and was prom- nent in educational circles. He was well know in Frederick where \e frequently visited. He leaves lis widow, and two daughters, residing in Philadelphia, and a son, n Hagerstown, and one sister. Mrs. Edward D. Shriner. of Frederick. Funeral arrangements have not been announced. CAP Week To Be Observed; Opens Nov. 25 6-Plane Flights Over City; Radio Equipment At Square Corner Organization of a new 20-member flight at Sykesville will mark observance in this area of Civil Air Patrol Week, November 25 to December 1. Formation of a similar group at Westminster is anticipated for the near future, it xvas announced by Lt. Hcrschel Gibbs, commanding officer of the Frederick Squadron which will sponsor both flights. CAP week begins Sunday and the local observance will be part of a national program of tribute to the 30-year-old volunteer aviation group. Some 75,000 members through the States and Territories will join 1he celebration scheduled to end December 1. Weather permitting, 6 - p 1 a n e flights will be made over Frederick each afternoon during the week. The local Squadron has two planes of its own, one lent by the Air Force, and members own three privately, all of which are expected to participate in formation maneuvers. Radio equipment will be set up at the Square Corner and contact established with the municipal airport and mobile u n i t s in various portions of the county, Lt. Gibbs said. The Squadron's \veekly meeting November 29 at the city air field will be attended by Western Maryland Group Commander Maj. Gen. Ben Pcsta, of Hagerstown. The group is composed of squadrons in Frederick, Hagerstown and Cumberland. ' The Frederick Squadron now has 27 earlets enrolled for a training course in aviation science. Dr. Conley, Jr. Heads Medicos Dr. Charles H. Conley. Jr., Tuesday evening was elected president of the Frederick County Medical Society for 1952. Society members, meeting at Hotel Frederick, also adopted a recommendation to be forwarded to the Board of County Commissioners, that a non-medical administrator be "appointed to direct Emergency Hospital and that professional services be provided by the physician admitting a patient. This procedure, sponsored by the MedicaV Society as a temporary measure, is suggested to tide the county hospital over the emergency resulting from the recall to military service of Dr. Robert S. Tunvpr, Jr., recently appointed medical head of Emergency Hospital. To serve with Dr. Conley for the year beginning January 1, the doctors elected: Dr. James E. Stoner, Walkersville, first vice-president; Dr. B. O. Thomas, Jr., second vice- president; Dr. Jesse S. Fifer, secretary; and Dr. John M. Culler, treasurer. Dr. Hosea McAdoo. of Ijamsville, society president, presided over the business session which followed dinner at the hotel. Superiority Of U. S. In Air Menaced Situation Still In Hand, Vandenberg Says After Visit To Korea WASHINGTON. Nov. 21 (#)-Gen. Hoyt Vandenbei'g said today the allies' "complete air superiority over Korea is now being seriously challenged by the MIGs but so far the situation is in hand." The Air Force Chief of Staff told a long and grim news conference that possible "serious potentials" exist. Among these he listed the fact that "overnight China has become one of the major air powers of the world." Vandenberg added that the Peip- ing regime obviously has attained that status "as the direct beneficiary ot another power possessing the essential industrial and technical resources that Communist China itself lacks." He did not mention Russia by name. "Under the ground rules established at the outset of the Korean \var, it is impossible for us to gain air supremacy" because "for reasons that we all understand, we have followed a policy oC not attacking the strongholds of enemy air power directly across the Yalu" river in Manchuria. A reporter asked whether any consideration has been given to a new request for permission to bomb the Manchurian bases. Vandenberg replied lhat "the crossing of the Yalu river is a political decision that must be taken by the United States with the United Nations allies." On other points of the increasing Red air strength, Vandenberg declared: 1. The enemy air force consists of about 1,500 planes, about half of them jet fighters and about 800 two-engine bombers. 2. The Chinese have added steadily to their air force throughout the current cease-fire negotiations. 3. In the October 23 bomber strike at the Communist air field at Nam.si, in North Korea, the United States suffered the "heaviest loss of any single action" of the Korean war. Three B-29s were shot down and the remaining five In the formation were damaged. 4. Any decision to use atomic bombs in the Far East war "is a governmental decision with which I hav? nothing to do." 5. The MIG-15, which the Communists are using against the United States in. Korea, is "a superior fighter.'' and "in many respects can out-perform our own F-86, the only airplane in "production today capable of challenging the MIG on approximately even terms." Unusual Ceremony Dales Back 2,000 Yrs. PROVIDENCE, R. I., Nov. 21 (/P) --The 19-year-old daughter of an orthodox rabbi was married last night to a New York theological student in an unusual Hebrew ceremony that dates back more than 2,000 years. The bride, Ruth Werner, daughter of Rabbi David Werner, and the groom, Shmuel Lichtenstein, 22, had not seen each other for three weeks before the ceremony, when he placed a veil over her head. During the ceremony, the bride walked around the groom seven times and after they walked down the aisle together, an elderly guest of honor broke a large doughnut- shaped cake over their heads. Rabbi Werner is the last of an unbroken line of rabbis going back more than" 30 generations. His only son, Abraham, quit a New York Rabbinical school two years ago to enlist in the Army. Hood Sludenlft Get Weekend Vacation For the first time In three years Hood College Is having a Thanksgiving recess, instead of a single holiday. The college operated on a shortened class schedule today, and the vacation begun at 11.13 a. m. It will end Monday, Nov. 26, at 8 a. m. The dormitories will be opened for the returning students Sunday afternoon at one. Some members of bhe faculty and n few students will remain on campus. Mrs. Rosemary Hartley, head of house at Shriner Hall, will stay with the students remaining at the college. France Asks U. S. To Give Dollar Aid Britain In About Same Economic Situation WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (A 1 )--An urgent request from France for fast dollar assistance from the U. S- today heightened the possibility that the Administration may ask Congress - early next year for a special foreign aid appropriation. Britain is in about the same economic plight as France. In fact, almost all this country's European allies were described by authorities as requiring considerable help to m a i n t a i n their defense production and their scheduled contributions to On. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Western European military force. Officials told newsmen that within the next few days the U. S. goyernmenl will probably make a fhinl decision on how much help the French need. Estimates range from $200,000,000 to $400,000,000. That would be direct assistance aside from the dollars -the French may earn from American troops stationed in their country and from American expenditures for military installations there. France has told the United States, according to these informed sources, who may not be named, thnt Its anticipated dollar earnings are such thnt It will have to cut imports and reduce its defense operations unless special help is forthcoming promptly. Congress this fall voted » mutual security appropriation totaling $7,328,000,000, While the great bulk of lhat was set aside for the purchase of military equipment to be furnished to America's allies over the world, $1,022,000,000 was earmarked for economic aid--primarily for Western Europe. Officials said certain required expenditures out of this economic aid fund leave a net amount for distribution among U. S. allies In Europe of $050,000.000. State Honors Late Local Man BALTIMORE, Nov. 21 (/P)--The Maryland Conservation Federation has picked the late James H. Gambrill, Jr., of Frederick for the first state-side silver medallion award for outstanding achievement in conservation. Bronze medallions were awarded to Edwin Warfield, Jr., former chairman of the Maryland Tidewater Fisheries Commission and of the Board of Natural Resources, and to the late Dr. William K. Brooks of Johns Hopkins University. Gambrill was cited for service on the State Game and Inland Fish Commission; for organizing the first farmers' cooperative in Frederick county; for his work with the Western Maryland Confederation; for helping to preserve the natural beauty of Route 40 between Frederick and Hagerstown; for his gifts to Gambrill State Park: and his efforts in promoting forestry in Maryland. HIGHER TENDENCY NEW YORK, Nov. 21 f/P)--There was n higher tendency today in the stock market with trading only moderately active. TO ASK FERRY REPORT BALTIMORE, Nov. 21 (P)--Gov. McKeldin said today he would ask the State Roads Commission for a report on the importance of the Romancoke-Claiborne ferry, which will cost the state about $120,000 to operate next year. McKeldin said he wanted information on the "necessity and extent of convenience of the ferry to the people of the state and of the area served." He indicated that his proposal on whether the ferry route should continue would depend largely on the report. PLASMA STRIKE AVERTED PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 21 (/P)-Ratification of a new contract by union chemical workers has averted a strike which threatened drastically to slow down the flow of blood plasma to the armed forces in Korea. L I T T L E LIZ A T o Paper Thursday Te News will not be published Thanksgiving Day. The business office will be closed the entire day. the editorial of£ic« will be open after four p. m. Truce Hopes In Korea Are Improved Brighter Outlook As Communists Offer Their Own Cease-Fire Plan MUNSAN, Korea, Nov. 21 (fl")-Truce hopes brightened today when Oommunints negotiators submitted B cease-fire plan of their own, that could open the way for a Korean armistice by Christmas. It was similar to a United Nations plan for creating a buffer 7,one along the present fighting lin« to take effect if an armistice is signed within 30 days, A U. N. command communique referred to the resemblance as superficial. But the command's ' official spokesman, Brig. Gen. William P. Nuekols, said if the Red plan, 'means what we think it means x x x then I think we are very close to solution" of the buffer zone question. The point in doubt was whether the Communist proposal means "thnl troops will be withdrawn from the buffer zone after an armistice is sianed" as the U. N. ha« proposed. After the Communists submitted their counter-proposal at Wednesday's two-hour truce session, allied negotiators tried to determina whether the Reds contemplated an immediate or delayed withdrawal from a buffer zone to be created along the present front. At the close of the session Maj. Gen. Henry I. Hodes, heading the U. N. subcommittee, told the Red delegates "we will present you with the necessary revisions to clear up this proposal" at Thursday's meeting. It is set for 11 a. m. (9 p. m. Wednesday est). Reds Thrown Back SEOUL. Korea, Nov. 21 ' W)-United Nations forces today threw bark the Reds' strongest attempt to halt an allied line-strengthening drive on the central Korean front. The U. N. push has gained nearly five miles since Saturday. The Republic of Korea (ROK) Sixth Division stopped counler- nttncks by elements of two Red battalions. The South Koreans had the support of a tremendous artillery barrage. West To Have Snowy Holiday By The Associated Press The nation's weather for Thanksgiving Day it appeared today, may bring expressions of thankfulness from most of the eastern half of the country. Warmer weather is forecast. But It looks like a bold and snowy holiday for many western areas. Cold air from Canada spread southward over Montana and North Dakota today. Temperatures were far below freezing. Light snow fell in the Plains States. Temperatures also were below seasonal levels in the far west. Brisk southerly winds promised a break in the cold snap from Texas northeastward to the middle and upper Mississippi valley to the upper Great Lakes region. Some warming also was forecast by tomorrow for the eastern and southern states. But weather forecasters said the mildest weather would extend west of the Appalachians to the Mississippi valley. It was below freezing again today in southern states, except in Florida. Snow flurries were reported in coastal sections of New England. Mrs. Clemson To Be 103 November 23 marks the 103rd birthday of one of Frederick county's most widely known and charming ladies, Mrs. Nicholas H. Clemson, near Union Bridge. It will be a very quiet day for Mrs. Clemson is not able to receive guests this year and at her own wish the birthday observance will be very simple. Born November 23, 1848, Mrs. Clemson was Miss Mary Elizabeth Cramer. She was married January 24, 1872 in Frederick to Mr. Clemson who has been dead for some years. All her married life has been spent on the farm at Clemsonville where she now resides. Mrs. Clemson's general health remains good and her mental faculties are unimpaired by the passing years. A lively conversationalist and excellent raconteur, she is noted for her wit and humor. For her the past year was saddened by the death of her son, Charles O. Clemson, Westminster attorney, and Mrs. Clemson asked members of her family to plan no birthday party for her this year. KITCHEN DAMAGED Damage was done to the kitchen in the home of Mrs. Mary E. McGaha, Second avenue, Brunswick, Saturday evening by fire which may have started from a stove explosion, firemen reported. The Brunswick Volunteer Department responded and extinguished the blaze with booster streams. Mrs. McGaha's daughter, Ethel, and her grandchildren. Gloria and Rosalit Hawkins reside at the property. Sunday Driver Is Fined $35 A Sunday driver who "passed everything on the road at a high rate of speed" was fined $35 and costs by Magistrate H. Reese Shoemaker, Jr., in Peoples Court this morning on charges of exceeding the 50 mile limit and passing on the curve. Capt. Charles W. Magaha of tho State Police stopped John Austin Main. Jr., of Route 1, Frederick, on Sunday around noon after the officer said he noticed the car traveling at a high rate of speed on Routa 40-A at Braddock Heights. The officer also said he paced tha vehicle at speeds «up to 70 miles an hour, and a $25 fine was imposed for exceeding the 50 mile limit. For passing on the curve. Magistrate Shoemaker fined Main $10 and costs. Collateral was forfeited by Ernest C. Fernandas, Winchester, Va.. exceeding 50, $15; James M. French. Pt. o£ Rocks, motor running unattended, $5; Paul Richard Proctor, Adamstown permitting unauthorized person to drive, $15; Earl Naylor. Ward, Pa., failure to keep to right of center, $10; and operating without license, $25; William H. Anderson, Bel Air, exceeding 50, $25. The arrests were made by Sgt. Daniel Swomley, Officer Charles F. Bell and Trooper Edward C. Crowther. Denies Responsibility For Deaths Of Eight OAKLAND. Calif., Nov. 21 (/P)-A sailor indicted in connection with the Oct. 28 Greyhound bus tragedy which cost eight lives last night denied responsibility for the accident. Orville C. Russell, boatswain's mate third class, had his attorney issue a statement that he was not intoxicated when his car smashed 'into a concrete abutment on the Oakland side of the San Francisco bay bridge. The car crackup knocked a concrete chunk into another lane where the bus hit it and went out of control In addition to the eight lives lost, all the other 21 aboard the bus were injured. Russell also is in a hospital. His statement denying he was intoxicated was made in reply to grand jury testimony yesterday that he drank heavily and drove wildly the night before the accident. He was indicted on manslaughter and drunk driving charges. Now It's 'More-So* LOS ANGELES, Nov. ,21 (IP)-- Caltex of California today previewed its 1952 line of swim suits and came up, among other things, with a new name for the falsle. . That important accessory for' the 'girl whom nature short-changed is called "more-so." As did other California swim suit makers, Caltex also featured the outside lalsie in its suits-a flying wing effect The wing can be turned down for the girl with too little and up for others. Two plaid numbers . caught lh« eye of fashion editors, as did · two- piec* itrapless suit called th« "Powder Puff." It derived Us MUM from « ruffle-trimmed bnu 'SPAPERJ

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