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Today's News Today A P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NEA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Cloudy and mild with occasional rain west portion spreading over east portion by late tonleht; lowest 43-50. Saturday cloudy with occasional rain and cooler. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 34 Press Bun 1 News--7.875 \ . . Today I Post --9,050 I ± olal - FREDERICK, MD., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1951 ·BCXIONS EIGHTEEN PAGES SECTION PRICE--THREE CENTS Unable To Use Rt. 240 For Months Unknown When First Section Will Be Put In Use; Working On Urbana Cloverleaf ' There is considerable speculation when traffic will be able to use the iirst section of the new Washington expressway as far south as Urbana, where an interchange is being built by which motorists could reach old Route 240. Some sources question whether the initial section will "be in use by late next year. They point out that although the roadway itself will apparently be ready, there is no certainty that a connection at Route 15 south of ! rederick will be built by that time. As far as is known, no contract for this interchange has been let. And it is considered most unlikely that any temporary arrangement for motorists to get on-the new highway would be "improvised, since traffic could move only as rar as Urbana. Ramps will have to be provided at the overhead-bridge at Route 15 to reach the new highway. It is estimated that surfacing of the dual roadway between Frederick and near Urbana is at least 90 per cent complete. And construction workmen are preparing to install sub-base on an uncompleted section between the new railroad bridge and the new Monocacy river bridge. There is a small section on the Urbana side of the river bridge that has not been surfaced. i It will be May, at least, it is anticipated, before the Roberts Construction Company can complete a bridge at the Urbana cloverleaf which will carry the new expressway over Route 80. This bridge, only one incomplete between Route 15 and the Comus road outside of Hyattsville, has been delayed by the shortage of steel. Steel has now been released and Roberts will begin Monday on the north abutment lor the bridge, anticipating steel by Wednesday. At tbe cloverleaf itself pipes and- drains are being installed and other work being done. A new section of connecting highway has been built. Roads workmen shortly are expected to begin moving the A. D. Pollack residence from the interchange to a point about half a mile away. The small barn on this property has already been moved. Negotiations over the Pollack property had served to slow down the interchange work. The State Roads Commission instituted condemnation proceedings in court here and it is understood that an agreement was recently worked out in connection with which the commission would arrange for the moving of the entire residence to a new location. Grading of the new expressway has been about completed between Urbana and the Bennett's Creek bridge and sub-base is being installed. Further south, grading is nearly finished as far as the Comus road, where a large bridge is being installed. Other Operations Surfacing on the Braddock mountain improvement project on Route 40-A has been finished from near the country club westward to the old White House, it was reported. Motorists report that the reloc,a- tion on Route 15 just north of Frederick has not been opened but should be finished very shortly. The bridge has been finished and the connections are being rushed at either end of the relocation to Route 15. Fined $100; Appeals To The Circuit Court Jack Calvin Harley, of Route 3, Frederick, was fined $100 and costs on a charge of exceeding 70 miles per hour by Magistrate H. Reese Shoemaker, Jr. in Peoples Court this morning. An appeal was noted by Edwin F. Nikirk, attorney for Harley. Trooper D. A. Tucker made the arrest at 1 o'clock on Sunday morning on Route 40 in the vicinity of South Mountain. Harley, through his attorney, entered a plea of nolle contendre. The magistrate found Joseph James Philbin, Jr. not guilty of a charge of passing at an intersection. City Officer Sherman Boone on Monday made the arrest at Church and Market streets. Collateral was forfeited by Carroll Ray Dorsey, Woodsboro, improper passing, $10: Edwin Rickard, Ridway, Pa., exceeding 50, $25; Marie A. Troxell, Washington, exceeding 50, $25; Buford L. Thomas, Wyoming, O., exceeding 30, $15. The arrests were made by Trooper Tucker and Sgt. Daniel Swomley. Blinker Lights On Snow Removal Equipment When you see a large piece of what looks like roads equipment this 1 winter, and it shows a bite blinker light, it is engaged in snow removal or in cindering operations. The lights are on the side of the cabs of the trucks and show both front and back, Resident Engineer Silas Kuhn said today. The blinker lights especially designate, the equipment as in use for snow removal or cindering. LETTERS GRANTED Letters of administration on the estate of Thomas P. Culler, this city, killed in the recent automobile accident in New Jersey, have been issued in Orphans Court to Edward L. Pease, 109 West 14th street. No valuation was ; upon the No Significance To Vinson Visit, Report KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 23 (/P)-The White House brushed aside today questions on the political significance of President Truman's Thanksgiving holiday talks with Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson. ' Presidential Secretary Joseph Short's assertion that he personally had not heard the President and his trusted friend and advisor "discuss a word of politics" did little to discourage speculation over the possible impact of thte talks on the 1952 election campaign. Many close to the President say he would like to see Vinson get the Democratic nomination for President if he follows Mrs. Truman's urging and decides not to make the race himself. Regardless of whether they are right, the President is certain to lean heavily on Vinson's advice as to his personal course. The Chief Justice and Mrs. Vinson flew here yesterday .vith President and Mrs. Truman and fly back to Washington tod'ay. The two families had Thanksgiving .dinner of turkey and all the trimmings at the Little White house on the Naval submarine station. U. S. To Rush Dollar Aid, To France Forestalling Of Economic Crisis Is Planned PARIS, Nov. 23 W)--The U. S. will rush emergency dollar aid to France to forestall a lowering economic crisis, but the exact amount of it won't be known for at least ,two weeks. This became known here today as reports circulated that help was on the way. The figure of $200,000,000 was mentioned frequently but American officials on the scene said it was only a guess. The money likely will come in an emergency transfer from a $5,788,000,000 Congressional appropriation to send military help to European partners in the western defense program. The Congressional act provides that 10 per cent of this fund can be transferred from military to financial aid if necessary. W. Averell Harriman, director of the mutual security agency which is to parcel out the fund, has been conducting a country-by-country survey of the needs and capabilities of the Atlantic community nations, aided by British and French delegates to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) committee. Harriman is to appear before the NATO Council of Ministers in Rome Monday with a report on his findings, including his estimates of what France and other countries need yi cash. After that, Harriman and his committee are to draft a final report of their findings which President Truman will see before recommending whether or not to advance dollar aid and if so. how much. This final report is due about Dec. 1. Some international economists here estimate that France will need at least $650,000,000 during the next year. Unless this grant is forthcoming, and shortly, say the French, there will have to be cutbacks in such dollar purchases as petroleum and coal. A reduction in coal purchases would have an immediate effect on French industry, probably curtailing some of the munitions production that is vital to the arming of new French divisions being created for Gen. Eisenhower's Atlantic armies. Charges U. S. Is Financing Groups Soviet Union Files Formal-Complaint In U. N.; No Account Of Own Actions PARIS, Nov. 23 W)--The Soviet Union filed a formal complaint with the United Nations today, charging that the United States is financing armed groups on her territory aimed at the overthrow of Prime Minister Stalin's government. ! The Soviet Union last night asked the General Assembly to look into charges that the U. S. mutual security act was intended to foster subversive acts i= Communist countries. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky said U. S. financing through the mutual security act "of subversive organizations and diver- Isionist groups x x x constitutes an act of aggression towards the Soviet Union and the States of the Peoples Democracies." The note to the U. N. followed a similar Russian communication to the U. S. government on Tuesday. The U. S. State Department dismissed the protest as "groundless propaganda'' and said it came with "singular ill-grace"' from a regime which has consistently supported "subversive activity against the U. S. and other nations of the free world." The latest Russian blast against the west came as the assembly marked time on its peace programs, ,with some hope that Vishinsky in a scheduled appearance before the U. N. political committee tomorrow would answer the west's disarmament proposals with a speech spelling real peace, British Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd told the committee yesterday that the assembly already has showed signs of a lessening in the east-west tension. Russia's charge against the U. S. came a few hours later. The Soviets asked that it be put on the assembly agenda for full discussion. The move was seen by many as a Moscow maneuver to bolster Vishinsky's arguments when he takes the floor in the political committee tomorrow. The latest Russian note quoted the American law, which authorized the current U. S. foreign aid program, as providing $100 million to support "any selected persons who are residing in or escape from the Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania x x x either to form such persons into elements of military forces supporting the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or for other purposes." ?he State Department previously said the U. S. act is "designed to provide assistance for victims of Soviet Communist oppression when such assistance is determined to contribute to the defense of the North Atlantic area." It said the act is in conformity with the U. N. charter and is de- sighed for defense only. Pre-Christmas Strike On Bus Lines Impends NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (^P)--Busses of the city's biggest transit company were running again today after a Thanksgiving Day strike, but the threat of a massive pre-Christmas walkout on nine bus systems remained. Third Avenue Transit System busses started rolling out of garages shortly before midnight. However, all of the city's nine private bus companies carrying 3,200,000 riders a day, are threatened with a CIO Transport Workers Union strike--possibly on Dec. 4. The union's contracts with 'the companies contain a no-strike clause. Fruit Production Conference Opens Researchers In fruit production belonging to the Cumberland-Shenandoah conference begin two-day sessions this afternoo'n at the Francis Scott Key Hotel. About 35 scientists and researchers are expected to attend to discuss fruit disease and insect damage. Officers of the 27th conference are F. N. Hewetson, of the Frjrit Research Laboratory at Arendtsville, Pa., and John E. Pepper, entomologist at Pennsylvania State College. HOTEL MAN SLAIN HOUSTON, Nov. 23 (#)--W. Albert Lee, wealthy Houston Hotel man, was found shot to death today in his home. He owned Radio station KLEE, established Houston's first television station, and owned and operated a group of hotels and various other industries. BANK ROBBED KANSAS CITY, Nov. 23 Two men robbed the Johnson County National Bank and Trust Company at suburban Prairie Village, Kans, of an estimated $62,000 todar. ' Much Ado O'er Nothing In Memphis, Washington WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (£)--The Office of Price Stabilization (OPS) is a little tired of hearing about cabbage. The cabbage routine evidently started last August in Memphis. Price boss Mike DiSalle was the main speaker at a banquet, and was introduced in a long speech. During this long introduction the toastmaster got a laugh by saying: "Lincoln's Gettysbung Address contains 266 words. "The Ten Commandments contain 297 words. "The Declaration of Independence contains. 300 words. "The 'OPS order to reduce the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words." DiSalle got a laugh, too, by .opening his speech with: "It took* the toastmaster about 26,000 words to introduce me." If DiSalle figured his wisecracks would wilt the cabbage story, he was wrong. Since then: It has appeared as a letter to the editor of a New York paper. It was quoted in an editorial in Wisconsin. It appeared in some material put out by a grocery manufacturers' association. A Congressman has asked for a copy of the regulations on cabbage. All of which is pretty remarkable, because: Fresh fruits and vegetables are not under regulations. OPS never has put out any kind of cabbage order, much less a 26,911 worder. Temperatures Begin Climb; Reach 55 Temperatures moved upward today as a lengthy cold spell came to an end and ice began melting on Culler Lake as well as on ponds and streams in the county. The mercury had reached 55 degrees before noon at the airport station compared to a maximum of 42 yesterday, and was expected to near 60 this afternoon. The forecaster said it would stay mild today and tomorrow, with occasional intermittent rain, but would turn windy and colder on Sunday. Thanksgiving weather was marked here by a few showers. Traffic was at a minimum for a holiday. HOLDS TO PREVIOUS LEVELS NEW YORK, Nov. 23 MV-The stock market held close to previous levels today in · typical poet *ay msian. Holiday Death Toll Is Reduced By The Associated Press The nation's accidental death toll over the Thanksgiving holiday was the lowest since 1948 and far below, last year's record 201. Traffic accidents, as usual during a holiday period, took the heaviest toll. A survey showed that since 6 p. m. Wednesday until midnight Thursday (local time) 90 persons lost their lives in motor mishaps. Another 30 persons were killed in miscellaneous accidents. The total of 120 compared with last year's record 201 violent deaths and tbe previous high for the Thanksgiving holiday of 181 in 1949. The 1948 toll was 114. A year ago 79 persons were kiUed in a collision of two Long Island Railroad commuter trains in New York city. Yesterday two holiday- crowded trains collided in a New York city tunnel but no one was killed. Twenty-seven of the 1,000 passengers were injured. 4 Lose Lives « Over Holiday By The Associated Press 'At least four Marylanders lost their lives in Thanksgiving holiday mishaps. Three died in automobile accidents, two of them out of state and the fourth victim drowned. The drowning occurred off a duck blind in the Chester river. William H. McMahan, 40, of Centreville, lost his life when the boat from which he and Vachel A. Downes Sr.. were setting out decoys, filled with Water and went under. Downes made it back to the blind. The drowning occurred a half hour after the duck season opened yesterday. " Charles W. Brooks, 21. of Havre de Grace was killed and two women were injured when his car collided with another on Rock Run road about four miles west of Havre de Grace Wednesday night. William Lee McDonald, 56, of Preston, was crushed to death yesterday when he was thrown from a car that turned over on him at Bridgeville, Del. Donald Edwin England, 16, of Clinton. Prince George's county, was killed yesterday in an auto accident 20 miles south of Clearfield, Pa., when the car he was driving careened off Route 53. Another youth was hurt 33 Leave For 4-H Congress BALTIMORE, Nov. 23 f/P) -Thirty-three young Marylanders who have distinguished themselves in State 4-H club activities assembled here today before leaving for the club's National Congress in Chicago. They compose the largest delegation ever sent to the national affair by Maryland. In Chicago they'll compete for 130 college scholarships valued at nearly $40,000. The 30th annual Congress, which opens Sunda$» and extends through next Friday, is planned and conducted by the extension services of agricultural colleges and the national committee on boys and girls club work. It is designed to improve rural living conditions throughout the nation. Those representing Maryland's 14,112 farm youngsters include two 15-year-olds, Grace McCall of Fulton, Howard county, and Patricia Toms of Olney, Montgomery county. The others, ranging up to 21, include the following: Grover William Lang, whose home is in Keyser, W. Va.. but is active in Allegany county, Md., 4-H work; Maxwell H. Covington, Davidsonville; C. Richard Fox, Pete Matthews, Dorothy Jones, Shirley Marie Orem, Robert E. Prigel. Anna Waltermyer, all of Baltimore county. Dorothy Williams, Caivert county; Shirley A. Hoff and Janice Uver, Carroll county; Glenn McGrady and Joan Webber, Cecil county; Carl R. Baldus, Jr., Charles county; Fred Beachley, Middletown, and Dorothy V. Keller, Jefferson, Frederick county; Kirk Breeden, Mary Grace Gettings, Deane Greene and Jean Simons, Harford county. Norman D. Hill and B. David Patrick. Howard county; Janice An- zulovic, Berwyn, Prince Georges county; Ruth Gillespie, Galena, Kent county; James Arnold, Monrovia; Harry W. Kirk, Silver Spring and Joan Toms, Olney: Jack MacArthur, Church Hill; Kathryn Roe, Talbot county; John S. Shank, Keedysville, and Norma Jean Weagley, Hagerstown. H. T. Order To Free Files Is Awaited '» House Group Still Lacks Information It Has Asked President To Have Released WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (If)--A House group investigating the nation's tax collection system today neared the date scheduled for hearings still lacking Justice Department files it has asked President Truman to order turned over to it. With hearings set for Monday, a spokesman for the subcommittee said failure to get department records would "hamper" the Ways and Means subcommittee's efforts to learn why, as Chairman King (D-Calif) put it, tax fraud prosecution cases wore dropped at "higher levels." After weeks of negotiation with Attorney General McGrath during which it did not get the type of access to Justice Department files it wanted, the subcommittee appealed j to Mr. Truman. At Key West, Fla., ! Presidential Press Secretary Joseph Short said its request is still "under consideration." Elsewhere, this was the picture: 1. An impending shake-up of personnel in the Detroit Internal Revenue office reportedly was in p r o s p e c t . King subcommittee j sources said a number of Detroit employes were expected to be reassigned, transferred or suspended. 2. A special investigation is being made of J. Frank Wilcox. chief of audits in the Oklahoma City office of the Collector of Internal Revenue. Shortly after the Internal Revenue Bureau made the an- nouncc-ment, Wilcox's attorney disclosed in Oklahoma City that the audit chief had submitted his resignation Nov. 6. The nature of the investigation was not disclosed. But Charles E. Dierker, attorney lor Wilcox, issued a statement saying: "I believe Wilcox was quiet indiscreet in some instances, but I'm sure he has done no real harm." Kin? Cleared 3. The House committee prepared a lormal report on its preliminary announcement Wednesday that It had found "not one scrap of evidence' 1 that its chairman, Rep. King had intervened improperly in three southern California tax cases. With or without the Justice Department files it wants, the committee says it is going ahead with public hearings Monday morning. T. Lamar Caudle, whom Mr. Truman ousted as head of the department tax division, is to be a witness. The committee already has from the Internal Revenue Bureau the complete records of more than a dozen cases in which it is interested. These reportedly are cases referred to the Justice Department for prosecution following bureau investigation. What the committee wants is a record of Justice Department action. The department offered it instead a synopsis of action in individual cases but not the complete files. Chairman King discussed the impasse by telephone with Mr. Truman at Key West ten days ago. King said then he was satisfied the President would grant his request. Mr. Truman later told a news conference he had made no promises. DEED RECORDED A deed was recorded in the clerk's office for the sale of a property at 910 Motter avenue from Mr. and Mrs. J. Marshall Staub and M. Pauline Staub to Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Sickle, consideration being in the neighborhood of $5,500, according to revenue stamps. WOODS ON FIRE Firemen from the Independent Hose Company responded to an alarm at 12.20 o'clock this afternoon on Route 340 near the Harpers Ferry Bridge where a woods was reportedly on fire. Five-Day Forecast Five-day Maryland forecast yp): Cloudy and mild, occasional rain Saturday, except turning colder with some snow in .Garrett county. Partly cloudy and colder Sunday. Warmer Monday. Colder with rain except rain or snow in Garrett county Tuesday or Wednesday. Temperatures for the period will average 3 to 5 degrees .below the late November normal. Normal afternoon highs are 44 to 52 and early morning lows vary from aroundi 25 in the mountains to the mid thirties in eastern and southern count*** and on th« Delmar penin- School Budget Forum Subject The school budget for 1952 will be the subject of a forum at the meeting of the Frederick County Council. PTA. next Monday at 7.30 p. m., at Parkway school. Taking part in the discussion will be representatives of the schools, the Board of Education, County Commissioners and parents. Miss Frances Ahalt, president of the Frederick County Teachers' Association, will open the meeting with a summary of surveys made by several committees. She has appointed the following principals to chairman these groups: Elmer Chandlee, Thurmont High School, maintenance and supplies: Herman A. Hauver, Brunswick High School, text books: Harry Frushour, Libertytown High School, janitorial services; Arvin P. Jones, Emmitsburg High School, libraries and library books; Donlad McLuckie, North Market street school, materials of instruction. Others to appear on the forum are Mrs. Dorothy Moring, of the county council, who will summarize the part played by each PTA; Eugene W. Pruitt, superintendent of county schools, and U. Grant Hooper, president of the County Commissioners. Other members of the Board of Education and County Commissioners are also expected to be present. Following the discussions the meeting will be thrown open for questions. Notices have been sent to all members of PTA and parents urging them to attend.' Moderator will be Jacob R, Ramsburg and Council President Lee Feete will preside. SWIFT ACTION FAVORED STRASBOURG, France, Nov. 23 IfP)--American Senators and Representatives framed a joint statement today that the U. S. wants swift action on a European federation in return for American aid. TO FORM CLUBS ASHLAND, Wis., Nov. 23 W--A supporter of Gen. Douglas MacArthur today announced plans for monthly "MacArthur for President" meetings In MCb, ·!*»·« «i*t«t during 195*. Jets Clash Again; Two MIGs Hit American Planes Return Safely; Agree On Buffer Zone Clause SEOUL, Korea, Nov. 23 ;/P)--Jets clashed over Korea today for the first time in five days. The fight came just 12 hours after Superforts bombed a new Red jet base two miles from Red China's Manchurian frontier. Two MIG-15s were damaged in n battle between about 30 Red jets and 30 American F-84 Thunderjots, the U. S. Fifth Air Force reported. It said all Thunderjets returned safely. During the night 12 B-2!) Super- forts ignored nn angry cordon of Red jets and roared through intense flak in the first bombing raid on the Communists' Uiju jet base. The -strike was effective, Far East Air Forces said. It reported all B-29s returned from the raid two miles south of the Yalu river boundary. This strike so close to the "sanctuary of Manchuria" pointed up the ««oi'»itin«« p"ipd effort to block the growing Communist air threat Siiu liccp Ine lieds from setting up bases in North Korea closer to the battle line. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, chief of the U. S. Air Force, warned in Washington that Red China has emerged suddenly as a major air power. He said this new-born air force with Russian type jets and Russian spcakinp pilots has broken allied air supremacy in Korea although the United Nations still holds superiority. Agree On Buffer Change MUNSAN, Korea, Nov. 23 M»-- Truce negotiators reached agreement on a buffer zone clause today, opening the way for a possible armistice in Korea by Christmas. "We have reached agreement in so far as the wording is concerned," Rear Adm. Arleigh A. Burke, U. N. command subcommltleernan told correspondents. "The only 1hlng left now is for the liaison officer;; who are working on the map to finish." Agreement on the buffer zone* Issue came at the 29th subcommittee meeting in Panrnunjom. If the agreement is approved by the full truce delegations, as expected, negotiators would have 30 days in which to solve three other tough problems--supervision of the armistice, exchange of war prisoners and recommendations to the belligerent governments. Fighting will continue In the war. now 17 months old, until all of these points are settled. Children Show Thanks To Watchful Policeman To express their thanks for the watchful eye he casts upon them in their daily comings and goings, the 72 children of Frederick's Free Kindergarten presented a box of fruit to Sgt. Marshall Murray, "the cop on the Square", on Wednesday morning. Each child had brought a piece of fruit to make up the large box which was presented to the policeman by Mrs. Grayson E. Bowers, president of the kindergarten board. Sgl. Murray spoke briefly to the children telling them each policeman is their friend. The boys and girls then formed a line · and Sgt. Murray greeted each one calling him or her by name. Miss Mary A. Sappington, teacher, also remarked the children appreciate the help given them not by only Sgt. Murray but by any policeman who assists with the traffic and parking problems in front of the school. Next. Monday morning at 10 o'clock Police Chief W. W. Corbin plans to visit the kindergarten and impress upon the children they should look upon policemen as friends and they should understand that laws are made to keep them safe. ORGANISTS TO MEET The Cumberland Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will hold a conference workshop Saturday at the Church of the Brethren on East Washington street in Kagerstown. The conference will be conducted by Paul Swarm and Val Jayne of the Church Music Foundation of Decatur, 111. The Church Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to help churches and church, musicians improve the status of music in their respective communities. Organists and choir directors from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania are expected to attend William Sprigg, dean of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, is in charge of arrangements. NEW CAR STOLEN A new Oldsmobile sedan which bore no license plates was reportedly taken from the Kaufman garage on East Patrick street some time during the night and was found abandoned near the Baltimore arid Ohio Railroad station on Carroll street early today with the keys in it. City police were notified and Officer Denver Shook made an investigation. A window was reported broken in the garage to effect entry. The car was abandoned near the station about midnight, it was reported. It had only 13 miles on the speedometer and was not damaged.- STRIKE THREAT REMOVED NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (/^--A strike threat against 40 Atlantic and Gulf coast shipping firms by 12,000 ships' officer! has been removed by « p«nsion-w*ll*r« afrt«- «.* Princess Margaret Keeps Ike Waiting S U P R E M E ALLIED HEADQUARTERS. Europe. Nov. 23 UP)-Britain's Princess Margaret kept General DwiRht D. Eisenhower waiting 20 minutes for their date for ten today. The general, visibly Impatient, paced the reception hall at his iu'tidquarters until his 21-year-old visitor finally showed up. Allied officers later said it was a chauffeur's fault. The driver had taken a wrong turn on the auto route west of Paris leading to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe (SHAPE). Two of Ike's top deputies also cooled their heels for nearly half an hour--Air Chief Marshall Sir Hugh Saunders and French Admiral .lean Lemonnier. Said Ike, when Margaret finally pulled up before the prefabricated building that houses SHAPE. 12 miles from Paris; "Your Royal Highness, it is nice to sec you." "Thank you," said the princess, smiling. Soviet Wafns Middle East LONDON, Nov. 23 (/F)--The Moscow radio said today that the Soviet government has warned the countries of the Middle East against joining t h e American - British backed plan for Middle East defense. Participation in the plan, the broadcast said, "will cause serious damage to relations" existing between the Middle East countries and the Soviet Union. The broadcast snid Deputy For- eiKn Minister Andrei Gromyko handed notes to the envoys of Egypt. Syria, Lebanon. Iraq and Israel in Moscow on Wednesday. The following day the Soviet position was relayed through Cairo to the governments of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The notes marked a sharp Russian reaction to the plan proposed by the United States, Britain. France and Turkey Cor a mid-east defense setup linked with th« Atlantic pact. The plan, among other things, would provide an international military force in the Suez canal zone to replace the present British gun-lson which Egypt Is seeking to force out of that nren. Egypt already has rejected the western plan and stepped up her campaign against the British. Other mid-east countries approached or the subject of the joint command have not taken a stand for or against it. Reds Charge Violation Of Their Border Tell U. S. Russians Fired On Plane Which They Say Flew Over Siberia : WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (ff)-. Russia has protested to the United States that an American plane violated the Siberian border. A note from Moscow said the plane was fired ot by Soviet fighter craft. This was learned today, and may explain the Moscow press announcement of the decoration of two Soviet Navy flyers for outstanding performance of their service duties. The circumstances paralleled the awards given Soviet flyers who shot down an American Navy privateer plane early last year. While there was no official comment on the matter, it was learned, that Russia filed the protest on Nov. 7. On that date, Hugh Gumming, who is in charge of the embassy at Moscow in the absence of Ambassador Alan G. Kirk, was called in for an interview with Soviet Acting Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. Neither Moscow nor the State Department disclosed the subject of the interview. However, it was learned the Russian note was presented then. It was forwarded here. The State Department, while withholding an. announcement, has asked Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway for an investiga,- tion. Persons familiar with the matte* said Gromyko charged that an American plans deliberately crossed the border in the area of Vladivostok, that It was pursued and fired upon by Soviet fighters, and was last seen disappearing toward the sea. These persons did not state th« date of the alleged border violation. Vladivostok is Russia's great naval base on the Pacific. At th« coast, Siberia adjoins Korea. The Russians are understood to have reported that the U. S. plane was of the reconnaissance type. Charge Of Failing To Slop Is Entered A charge of failing to slop nfter an accident was preferred Thursday night against Richard C. Conway, Middletown, according to a city police report, as the result of a minor collision at Market and Seventh streets about "7.25 p. m. The collision involved cars operated by Conway, who was proceeding north on Market, and Harry L. Runklcs, 259 West Fifth street, who was going south on Market, according to the investigation by Sergt. Ben Phebus. Damage was estimated at .$10 to $20 to the Conway car and $20 to $30 to Runkles' machine,. After the collision, the report said, Conway allegedly failed to stop and Runkles pursued him to a point between Fourteenth street and Frederick avenue on Market, where the Middletown man stopped. East Gels Promised Relief From Cold By The Associated Press The east and the south got their promised relief from cold weather but it was wintry weather for mid- west and western states today. Cold air extended over the upper Great Lakes region, the upper Mississippi valley and most of the north and central Plains states. It was on the chilly side westward to the Pacific coast. Temperatures dropped to below zero in parts of Minnesota and North Dakota early today. Lower readings were forecast tonight for most of the mid-continent. It was mild over most of the Gulf states, the Ohio valley and the Middle and South Atlantic states. For the first time in several days no sub-freezing readings were reported in the south. Gas Transmission Line Fire Is Extinguished BUTLER, Pa., Nov. 23 (/fi--A break in a 20-inch gas transmission line started a fire last night that lighted the sky for miles around Cranberry township, Butler county. No one was injured and the blaze caused no damage. It was brought under control when the line was shut off. The pipe broke in an open field. The line is used to carry gas from Petersburg, O., to Greensburg, Pa., for storage. JUDGMENT CONFESSED Judgment in the amount of $700 has been confessed in favor of Linda Summers, Boonsboro, in connection with a damage suit entered in Circuit Court' as the result of an accident on Route 340 last June 10. Miss Summers entered the suit through her father, Leonard E. Summers, against Harold C. Moser, near Knoxville. She said she was riding in her father's car when it was in collision with a car operated by Moser about one mile north of Feagaville. Personal injuries were claimed. Mathias and Mathias were attorneys for the plaintiff tnd McSherry and^, M- te«re«»at*4 »h Joint Fight By Iran And Egypt CAIRO. Egypt, Nov. 23 (/P)-Iranian Premier Mohammed Mos- sadegh left by plane today, carrying fresh plans to Tehran for binding Egypt and Iran closed together in a joint fight against "British imperialism." Mossadegh Is on his way home from a stay of almost seven weeks in Washington and a three-day visit here. During his visit here he and Egyptian Premier Mustapha El Hanas Pasha decided to start talks soon about tighter agreements between their two countries on economic, cultural and commercial arrangements. A joint statement Issued by th» two Middle East leaders said the proposed new treaties would "serve as the basis for multilateral and more general agreements" with other Arab countries. Although Mossadegh's stay here was a success, marked by stormy demonstrations of welcome from thousands of British-hating Egyptians, the ailing Premier returns empty-handed so far from his Washington mission. There he sought U. S. financial aid and technical help on Iran's problems in running her vast but idle nationalized oil industry. Careening Car Knocks Man And Wife From Bed · ROXANA, Del., Nov. 23 car hurtled around a curve last night and crashed into a 100-year- old house, knocking a man and wife from their bed into a garden. Police said the car smashed through the side of the house and against the bed where Joshua Hudson, 65, and his wife, Eva, 51, were sleeping. The driver, Seaman Ronald Weigand, 18, of Selbyville, Del., told police his car went out of controL The sailor, who was home on leave from Great Lakes Naval training station, was treated for chest and head injuries. t Hudson suffered rib fractures. His wife's collar bone was fractured. Finds Two Sets False Teeth On Two Nights Add Thanksgiving holiday oddJ* ties: A city resident was walking along a local street Wednesday when he saw a strange object on- the street. He picked up a s«t of false teeth. Thursday evening the same res-. ident was walking along anothe*\ street when he looked* down and" saw--you've guessed it--another- set of false teeth. · ** He had them both at his home, from last reports, awaiting identification. Neighbors, who heard of the incidents, reportedly were in-' quiring as to whether he was going into thu de'ntal business. SLOTS IN ANNE AXUNDEL? ANNAPOLIS, Nov. 23 #) Anne Arundel county State's torney has called for * slot machin* investigation In Annapolis, styinf he believes some maehinM ·!· bctax «ptt**)i ttHpigy. r INEWSPAPERif

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