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Today's News Today A P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NEA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy and colder tonight «nd Sunday. Low tonight 35-40 except .25-30 in the mountains. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 35 Run Today I News-- 7.875 \ Post --9,050 Total--16,925 FREDERICK, AID., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1951 TEN PAGES PRICE--THREE CENTS Santa Gives Kiddies 6000 Candy Canes Annual Pre-Christmas Appearance Made On Friday; Decorations In City's Parks Throngs estimated at 5.000 or more congregated along North Market street Friday afternoon to greet £the annual pre-Christmas appearance of Santa Claus here and to formally open the Yule buying season. Youngsters were in the majority as St. Nicholas arrived on time from the north about 2 p". m. and distributed 6,000 candy canes in his journey via sled and automobile down Market to Patrick, west to Court and north to the Court House. t The light rain proved no deterrent. The sponsoring retail division of the Chamber of Commerce estimated that there were more children out this year than last vear At least 1,500 more candy canes were distributed. Santa ran out of his original supply of canes at Church street but his helpers were ready with an auxiliary pack. The first three blocks of Santa's journey were particularly crowded and there were throngs along the festreet all the way. At least 1,000 letters were received by the old patron saint in which youngsters stated their Christmas hopes. After Santa had disappeared into the north, youngsters and their parents made the rounds of the stores and business was reported quite brisk. Girard W. Gallup was in charge of arrangements lor the affair, assisted by Arthur C. Marshall, Den- · ver Baynum and Andrew H. Maule. ^William R. Sell handled the sound system and William E. Hardy acted as master of ceremonies. Estes Motors provided the car which became necessary to transport the sleigh in the absence of snow. The float and decorations, including Santa's reindeers, were arranged by Mr. Gallup with the cooperation of J. Paul Delphey's store. Another incentive--and probably the biggest--to the pre-Christmas trade will come Monday when local ^banks will release some ?370,000 in Christmas Club funds. Many Christmas Lights Meanwhile, the spirit of things at this time of year has been furthered by the city Light Department which has used lights of various colors to decorate trees and shrubbery in a number of parks. They have attracted much attention and favorable comment. There is more ornamental lighting than ever before. Last night, the Light Department, under Lineman Max Kehne, turned on for the first time the lights which have been placed on the skate shelter at Culler Lake and on a big pine tree nearby. Nearby residents congregated and .passing motorists stopped to admire the display. Attracting much attention also are the lights which decorated the shrubbery at the West Church street entrance to Baker Park. Several trees in the park have been f'lighted and the large star off College avenue shines nightly. The Light Department is trying to place the decorations in parks throughout the city. Harmon Field has a Christmas tree, as does the McCurdy Field playground off Burck street. Probably the tallest Christmas tree in' the city is that in Schley Park, between North and South College Parkways. Staley Park has a decorated tree and the city lineman said a tree |will also be decorated in the East Sixth street park. It is possible that others will also be lighted before Christmas. Russ Offer Disarmament Amendments WORK ON SHADDOCK MOUNTAIN--Here's a typical example of how the most dangerous kinks are being taken ou^t of highways in Western Maryland. This photo from the State Roads Commission shows a cufve on Alternate Route 40 on the west slope of Braddock Mountain a few miles west of Frederick. The 7nsio o f t h e curve has been filled in and the road relocated to cut down the degree of curva- V Sre and permit safer travel at normal driving speed. This is part of a project which provides for re- hibilftetlon of three miles of Alternate Route 40 by widening, easing of curves and resurfacing. The work befng d o n e b y toe conracting firm of Thomas, Bennett and Hunter, was started last July 9 and is about half finished. Large Group Of Researchers Is Attending Meetings Here Backhanded Reference Is Made To Oatis Case PARIS, Nov. 24 (£)--Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky made a backhanded reference to ^William Oatis, Associated Press cor- ^Irespondent now imprisoned in Czechoslovakia, during his speech in the United Nations today. Vishinsky was turning down western proposals for international inspection Of atomic establishments when he said: "As for the inspection, this would be entirely in the hands of the United States with all the consequences this implies. The 'honest profession' of the Oatises, to which .Mr. Acheson (U. S. Secretary of /^ptate) referred here, would no doubt "*enjoy great protection also in the work of this inspection."' Oatis was accused of spying and espionage in Czechoslovakia and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Oatis' superior in the Associated Press and U. S. government officials have called the trial a travesty of justice and said that Oatis could not possibly have been engaged in spying. fTRIAL TUESDAY w The appeal of David W. Rhineck- er, Mt. Airy, Route 1, from a conviction in magistrate court on a charge of manslaughter by automobile in the death .of Joan Dalrymple, 17, Damascus, in an accident at Centcrville some mopths ago, has been marked for trial in Circuit Court on Tuesday. The jury has been resummoned for that date. The case was set down for trial earlier but was postponed. ^.The indictment charging larceny lifter trust against David L. Staub, set for trial on several previous occasions and postponed, h.^s been marked for hearing Wednesday. Fifty-four scientists from experimental stations and colleges in this area were attending the Cumberland-Shenandoah conference of fruit production researchers at the ·Francis Scott Key Hotel yesterday and today. The researchers are composed of entomologists, pathologists and horticulturists. Among the pathologists and entomologists at the conference were K. S. Kirby, State College. Pa.; John C. Dunegan, Plant Industry Station; Howard Baker. Washington; A. B. Groves, Winchester, Va.; C. F. Taylor, Camp Detrick; Edwin Gould, Kearneysville, W. Va; A. H. Teske, V. P. I.. Blacksburg, Va.; George S. Langford, University of Maryland; Panos L. Poulos, University of Delaware, Newark. Del.: L. A. Stearns. University of Delaware; J. O. Pepper, Extension Entomologist, State College, Pa.; L. O. Weaver, University of Maryland; H. W. Thurston, Jr., Penn Statf; G. F. Turnipseed, North Carolina State College; Castillo Graham, Hancock; Harry C. Fink, North Carolina State Experimental Station; C. H. Hill, Virginia Agricultural Station, Winchester; R. F. Stevens, University of Delaware; T. L. Bissell, University of Maryland: E. D. Hamstead, and J. F. Fulkerson, both of Kearneysville, W. Va. Among the horticulturists were William S. Clarke, Jr., Pennsylvania State College; C. O. Dunbar, Hancock; Oscar E. Schubert, West Virginia University. Morgantown, W. Va.: A. H. Vierheller, University of Maryland; J. W. Reed. Penn State College; Robert J. Quinn, Kearneysville. W. Va.. Experimental Station; W. H. Childs. West Virginia University; E. P. Brasher. University of Delaware; C. W. Hitz, University of Delaware: Wesley P. Judkins, V. P. I., Blacksburg. Va.: G. William Schneider, North Carolina State Raleigh. N. C.; R. D. College, Anthony, Penn" State , College; David G. White, Penn State College; R. F. Stevens, University of Delaware; H. B. Hovian, V. P. L: A. H. Te-ske, Extension Horticulturist, V. P. L; H. R. Niswonger, North Carolina State College; Ray S. Marsh, University of West Virginia; G. E. Matters, V. P. I.; C. P. Marby, F. P. Cullinson, and Louis O. Regum- bal, all of U. S- D. A., Beltsville; L. E. Scott, University of Maryland; Arthur H. Thompson, University Farm. Kearneysville. W. Va : Warren B. Mack, Penn State; C. P. Marcus, D. H. Scott, U. S. D. A., Beltsville; Carl S. Bittner, Fenn State College; J. L. Mecart- ney, State College; V. E. Prince, Beltsville; George C. Klingbeil, North Carolina State College: F. N. Hewetson, Arendtsville, Pa.; M. H. Haller, Beltsville. Carroll Man Dies After Auto Wreck 600X-Rayed Here Friday The largest number of people in any one day, almost 600, were x-rayed by the mobile chest x-ray machine which was parked on North Market street near Kresge's yesterday. A total of about 1,800 people had x-rays taken during the past week. The x-ray survey, being sponsored in the city and county by the Frederick County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association, is the mass means for the detection of tuberculosis through miniature x-ray pictures. Part of the expense of the machine locally is met through funds raised from the sale of Christmas Seals. Next week the mobile machine tours the county towns, stopping first at Mt. St. Mary's and St. Joseph's Colleges in Emmitsburg. Also on the schedule are Thurmont, Woodsboro and Walkersville. For the past two weeks, the mobile machine has been servicing citizens and employes of businesses and plants in Frederick city, and approximately 3,600 people have had their chests x-rayed. The detailed schedule for next week is, Monday, Mt. St. Mary's, Tuesday, Mt. St. Mary's and St. Joseph's; Tuesday afternoon, Emmitsburg community; Wednesday morning, Emmitsburg Hanover Shoe, afternoon until 3.15, Emmitsburg manufacturing; 4 to 7.30, Thurmont community; Thursday, 10 to 12, Cannon Shoe, Thurmont, 1 to 2.30, Claire Frock. Thurmont; 3 to 5.30, Woodsboro Community; Friday morning. Woodsboro factory; afternoon, Walkersville. HEAVY COLLISION DAMAGE An estimated $600 damage was done two automobiles in a collision at Rosemont avenue and Grove Boulevard Friday afternoon about four o'clock, Officer Sherman Boone reported. No. charges were preferred. Harvey Lee Zimmerman, of Route 4, Frederick, in making a left hand turn from Grove Boulevard into Rosemont, collided with the eastbound car driven by 'Nicholas Ignatius Ritter, of Route 1, Walkersville. Zimmerman's car was damaged more than $350, and more than $250 damage was estimated done to Ritter's car. - PLANS ANOTHER TRIP COLUMBUS, Ga., Nov. 24 (/P)-Another trip to Antarctica is planned by Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, but he doesn't count on making the jaiint until the present world crisis passes. BARKLEY SHOOTS LENTRAL FRONT. Korea, Nov. 24 iff*\--Vice President Alben Barkley celebrated his 74th birthday today by firing an autographed artillery ahell at the Chinese Reds. Brunswick Man Is Hurt In Collision Car Collides With Truck Today At Plane No. 4 A Brunswick man was injured and his car considerably damaged in a near head-on collision at Plane No. 4 on Route 40 shortly before tea o'clock this morning. W. Linwood Cornelius, of 912 East D street, Brunswick, who is stationed with the Army at Friendship Airport, sustained lacerations of the chin when his car collided with a truck operated by Ernest A. McAllister, of Baltimore. Cornelius was treated at the Frederick Memorial Hospital and was later removed to Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington for a checkup. Trooper Kenneth H. Tichnell. who investigated, said McAllister's truck which was eastbound had been parked on the north side o'f the road and pulled back into the eastbound lane when Cornelius, driving westbound in a 1940 Dodge, came around a curve and struck the truck. The trooper said an estimated .$500 damage was done to the car. and about $300 damage was done ; to the van body truck driven by McAllister. A charge of failure to keep to the right was preferred against McAllister. 9 Woman Quits Hospital SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24 UP)-The woman sent to the morgue as dead 16 days ago leaves the hospital today for a new life she is anticipating with happiness and Friends were reported urging Want Candidates To Come Into The Open WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 (IP)-Pressure built up today behind potential Republican presidential aspirants to bring their candidacy out into the open. humility. She remembers nothing from the time she lost consciousness from an overdose of 50 sleeping pills November 7 to when she began seeing geometric patterns and opened her eyes seven days later in a hospital. But she knows she wants to live and to finish a book she had begun writing. She says spiritedly that attempting to take her own life was "a stupid, silly thing to do." Reporters listened intently yesterday as the woman who doesn't look her 60 years, told her story. '"I must be known only as T. K. Butler. After that you may say Mrs. Butler. My New England kin are conservative and old fashioned. I did a silly foolish thing. It's not sensible to burden them." So the reporters agreed to call her that. The initials represent her true first and middle names. But she is going away to where she is little known and starting life anew with a relative she will not name. The death of her husband, the superintendent of a San Jose hospital, in January, 1951, led to what Mrs. Butler calls her real error. She dropped her numerous activities. Girl Scout work, and such. ,"I am afraid I selfishly forgot the thousands of women who have faced the same problem," she said. She decided on "a happy ending," although she wasn't really depressed. November 7, she ate a good dinner, "including two cups of coffee and my favorite ice cream-oh, I had a grand time." Then she returned to her San Francisco apartment, gulped the sleeping tablets, intending to bow her face down in a filled bathtub. But she lost oonsciousnes face up in the tub. A physician pronounced her dead. A mo'rgue driver heard a gasp and saw her jaw twitch as he prepared to move her cold body to a slab. Oxygen and drugs were administered and the amazing "resurrection" began. She said she will not try again to take her life. "I am not a fool. Every woman is entitled to one error. That one was mine." AMBASSADOR ROBBFJ) /TEHRAN, Iran, Nov. 24 ( -U.S. Ambassador Loy Henderson was the victim of a pickpocket yesterday in the swarming crowd of a quarter million Iranians at the welcome home for Premier Mohammed Mos- sadeeh. Harold E. Stassen, former Governor of Minnesota and now president of the University 'of Pennsylvania, to announce his candidacy before Jan. 3. Senator Morse (R-Ore) said if Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is going to be a candidate for the Republican nomination he*should say so immediately. Politicians generally credited the early entry of Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio into the Republican race with the early pressure being brought to bear on other potential candidates. Thus far only Gov. Earl Warren of California, the 1948 vice presidential nominee, officially had entered the list against Taft However, associates said they believed Stassen soon will throw his hat into the ring, without regard to any decision that may be made by Eisenhower. Eisenhower has not publicly said whether he would be available for any presidential nomination. It is likely that Stasserfs supporters will enter his name in the March 11 New Hampshire primary. Marks Silver Jubilee As Teaching Sister Sister Mary Claretta, S.S.N.D., is celebrating her silver jubilee of 25 years as a teaching sister of Notre Dame, with her family and relatives from Philadelphia. Jubilee mass was celebrated in Visitation Convent in her honor this morning with special music provided by Miss Dora Andrews, Miss Thelma Bussick, Philip Kennedy, Sister Michelle, S.S.N.D. and Sister Dorothea Marie, S.S.N.D. A breakfast followed for relatives and friends, and a dinner is to be held for visiting sisters from Hagerstown, Westminster, Libertytown and her own community. A private dinner for relatives and friends is to be held, and visiting clergy will be the pastor, Father James M. Hogan, Father-Robert A. Bozel, and Father Herbert R. Jordan, assista'nts. The silver jubilee is under supervision of Sister Mary Rosita, S.S.N.D. Vishinsky Rejects Western Proposal And Submits 12 'Serious' Changes PARIS, Nov. 24 (#)--Russia's Andrei Vishinsky today rejected the western disarmament plan in its present form and submitted 12 "serious" amendments which he said would make it acceptable to the Soviet Union. Vishinsky's amendments were almost as long as the original western resolution. They had the apparent effect of transferring the west's plan into the plan Russia submitted to the United Nations General Assembly two weeks ago. The Soviet Foreign Minister submitted his amendments to the 60- member U. N. political committee at the end of a one-hour and 46-minute speech. Vishinsky's amendments called for immediate prohibition of the atomic bomb under Internationa control: an immediate one-third reduction of arms by the U. S. Britain, France. Russia and China emphasized that the control committee on atomic energy and conventional armaments be under the authority of the Security Council where Russia has a veto, and cu out all reference to a step-by-step census of arms. The West contends that a fool proof disclosure of arms by stage: and verification of figures submit ted by various countries are the keystones of its plan. The expected Soviet rejection o the western plan was somewha softened by the offer of amend ments. At least it meant that th western proposals would be used a a basis for discussion. It was recalled, thai Vishinskj used the same technique last yea in presenting amendments to an American plan for strcngthenin the U. N. General Assembly. Th amendments were called an attemp to change the entire character o the plan and were rejected. "The Soviet delegation consider that the draft resolution submitter by the delegations of the Unite States, Britain and France canno in the present form serve its an nounced purpose," Vishinsky sai in his address today. "This draft needs serious amend ments, which the Soviet delegatio is simultaneously submitting fo consideration of the first (political committee." He urged acceptance of the Rus sian amendments, which he said would open the way to "agreemen on such important questions as re duction of armaments and prohibi tion of atomic weapons, with tin establishment of strict internation al control over implementation o prohibition of atomic weapons anc reduction of armaments." Asked To Answer "Finally," Vishinsky said, "we would like to ask the authors and supporters of the three-power res olution to answer the following questions: "Do they agree that Ihe (U. N. General Assembly should proclairr unconditional prohibition of atom! weapons and establishment of stric international control over imple mentation of this prohibition? "Do they agree that the Genera Assembly should instruct the Coin mission on Atomic Energy and Con ventional Armaments to prepare and submit to consideration of the Security Council by Jan. 2, 1952, a draft of the corresponding convention? Do they agree that this convention should provide measures facilitating the fulfillment of the decision of the General Assembly on prohibition of atomic weapons, cessation of their production and utilization of already produced bombs exclusively for civilian purposes, and establishment of strict international control over implementation of said convention?" Vishinsky also asked the West if it agreed that, once a disarmament convention was concluded, the international control organ should immediately "carry out inspection of all establishment 1 ! for the production and stockpiling of atomic weapons" with a view to carrying out the prohibition of atomic weapons. John 1). Trite, 27, Succumbs To Injuries In Accident On Thanksgiving: Eve ,lohn Donald Trite, Westminster Route 4, died in the Union Me- norial Hospital, Baltimore, Friday evening from injuries received when his automobile skidded Into power pole Thanksgiving eve iear Westminster. According to an official report, Trite was rounding n tfurve at Cranberry, threo mile.s from Westminster on the Manchester road, when his car went off the shoulder ind hit loose stones causing the vehicle to skid into a pole. Traveling alune. Trite WHS discovered a short time later by a passing motorist, lying unconscious on the road, having been thrown clear of the cat by the inipnct. The car, a T949 Chevrolet coupe was demolished, the left side being completely torn off. Time of the accident was given as shortly after midnight. Trite was removed to the Baltimore hospital in the Westminster Fire Department ambulance. He never regained consciousness. The Baltimore city medical examiner attributed death to n fractured skull and internal injuries. Aged 27 years,, Trite was born in Carroll county April 30, 1924, a son of John B. and Rose Ann Fritz Trite Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Reed Trite; a young son, Charleton Richard, three sisters. Mrs. Laverne Harner, LiUlestown, Pa., Mrs. Wilbur Snyder, Westminster, Miss Marie Trite, New York city. Married for the past five years, Trite had been engaged in f n t m l n g u n t i l taking employment in the maintenance department of the Westminster Coat Company three years ago. Funeral services will t a k e place at the late residence Monday afternoon at U\ o o'clock. Rev. Eugene C. Woooward. assisted by Elder John D. Roop w i l l officiate, interment in Pipe Crock cemetery. Friends may call at t h e late residence Sunday a f t e r n o o n after 12 o'clock noon. D. D. Hart/.ler and Son, f u n e r a l director. Little Likelihood Of Weekend Snow Here There is little likelihood that It will got cold enough over the weekend to snow here although flakes are forecast for (ar Western Maryland by tonight, the forecaster said this morning. Temperatures remained mild in Frederick, the mercury registering ·H degrees at noon at the airport. The forecaster expected a maximum around Friday's 54 before temperatures slai't downward, This may drop to 35 tonight, Tast night's low was 47. Light rains arc possible over the weekend. Yesterday's precipitation was .07 o f ' a n inch. But the local observer didn't anticipate much precipitation and said it would staj' cloudy, gradually becoming cooler through Monday. One Of Best Duck Hunting Seasons Seen BALTIMORE, Nov. 24 iff) -- The ducks had better duck. Maryland wildlife authorities are predicting one of the best duck hunting seasons in years along the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The season, now two days old, winds up January 5. Ernest A. Vaughn, director of the Department of Game and Inland Fish, estimates there ^is a duck blind about every 500 "yards along the bay. He said reports from all over Maryland's duck hunting areas indicate more ducks everywhere than there have been for several years. ON WAY TO U. S. TOKYO, Nov.24 -Documents of ratification ,of the Japanese peace treaty and the U. S.-Japan security pact will be taken to Washington tomorrow, Kyodc news agency reported. SAGS AGAIN NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /P)-- In its fifth straight fall the stock market lodav moderately. YOSHIDA, PIPED ABOARD TOKYO, Nov. 24 (fpj--Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida of Japan paid a "purely personal" visit to the flag ship of the U. S. Seventh Fleet today and was piped aboard with full honors. Yoshida hed lunch aboard the ship with Vice Adm. Harold M. Martin, commander of the seventh fleet. A Naval spokesman said the visit was on a personal basis. It was understood that mutual friends arranged th« maet- ine. Need Strength To Negotiate Peaec, He Says Eden States NATO Plans Need Not Alarm Anyone ROME, Nov. 24 (/P)--Five western Foreign Ministers torlay solemnly reaffirmed the Atlantic Allies' resolve to win peace through strength. All said that muscling Europe, with defensive military power is their most urp'enl objective. The five spoke at the opening of the eighth meeting of the North Atlantic Chamber of Deputies. They are: Premier Alcide de Gasperi of Italy, who is also Foreign Minister; Lester 11. Pearson of Canada; Anthony Eden of Britain; Paul Van Tieeland of Belgium; and Ole Kraft of Denmark. ROME, Nov. 24 (XP)--British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told the North Atlantic Treaty Organization today that "our purpose is peace" but to achieve it "we need to negotiate from strength." Eden, making his first speech to NATO, added: "That nefjd not frighten or alarm anyone." He spoke at the opening meeting of the council in the one-time Mussolini Forum here. "We have no aggressive designs, no territorial ambitions, no o.uar- rels." he said. Eden repeated what he told the United Nations General Assembly earlier this month. The West, he said, can be tested by the nations of the East through the established channels of negotiation. He did not elaborate, beyond saying once again the nations of the world ought to set out to solve their problems "one by one". The NATO council met amidst solemn pledges of western leaders to intensify efforts to assure peace. Violent demonstrations which Italy's Communist party had threatened would accompany the opening failed to materialize. Premier Alcide de Gasperi arose in the assembly hall, crowded by 90 delegates and 120 newsmen and photographers, to welcome the western allies and sound the keynote of the meeting. De Gasperi called for a "working and dynamic peace which will be for the benefit and legitimate satisfaction of all classes of people." Around the conference table were m grouped the foreign ministers of 12 NATO powers. Flanking de Gasperi at the head of the green felt-covered table were Belgian Foreign Minister Paul Van Zeeland and Canadian Foreign Minister Lester Pearson, who is chairman. Pinpoint Half Of Cease-Fire Line In Korea U. N. Spokesman Hopes Job Will Be Finished On Sunday MUNSAN, Korea, Nov. 24 (/P)-United Nations nnd Communist staff officers today pinpointed half the 145-mile cease-fire line across Korea. A U. N. spokesman said allied military experts hope to complete the job tomorrow but "couldn" make any sunrantees." The spokesman, Lt. Col. "Howart Levie, indicated thnt if the stafi officers are unable to map the en tire battle line Sunday, the join ceasc-flre subcommittees will take over. This apparently means the full truce delegations cannot np prove the btifTcr zone clause before Monday. The staff officers meet In Pan rrumjom for the third time at 1' a. m. (8 p. in. est Saturday). The slaflf officers met for mor Hum five hours Saturday. Levi snid they agreed on 65 to 70 mile of cease-ftre line. Levie said progress was bein made when the session adjourned "Our .staff officers expect to fi back tomorrow and make consid ernble progress right from the be ginning because both sides wtl have had an opportunity lo get th latest Information from the fron lines," he said. While progress was made Satur day, Levie acknowledged then were "certain areas of major dif ference,'' There wer« strong Indication t h a t most of these nreas are o the western end of the battle lin where the Chinese have hurled at tack a f t e r attack at United Nn lions troops dug in on slrategl hills west of Yonchon. NO WILDCAT STRIKES JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Nov. 24 Iff) -The Johnstown Democrat today published a photostatic copy of a letter signed by John L. Lewis in which the United Mine Workers' president urged all of his members not. to engage in unauthorized walkouts or strikes. Allies Score 4gain In Air Over MIGs Three Russian-Made Planes Damaged In Sharp Engagement; Hill Recaptured SEOUL, Korea. Nov. 24 (/P)--Alii- d jet pilots and infantrymen scored harp victories over the Reds today s sporadic fighting flared in Korea. In A renewal of the air war, 18 U. S. F 86 Sabre jets clashed with bout 35 Russien-made MIG-15 jets outh o£ the Yalu river and dam- ged three. Fifth Air Force said ill United Nations warplanes re- urncd safely to base. On the ground, allied Doughboys 'ought up the craggy slopes of "Litle Gibraltar' and recaptured a hill ost to a regiment of Chinese Reds 14 hours before. The battle was .vest of Yonchon on the western 'ront. At last reports the U. N. Allies icld three of the four peaks on 'Little Gibraltar," a ridge that resembles the Rock Of Gibraltar guarding the western entrance to .he Mediterranean. Reds threw more than a battalion of reserves into the fighting on 'Little Gibraltar" later Saturday and henvy fighting raged as darkness fell. Fifth Air Force said the »cor« for the week ended Friday (Korean time' was 18 MIGs destroyed or damaged and five Allied warplanes shot down. Saturday's jet battle was fought over the Sinanju section of MIG alley in northwest Korea. It was the first time in almost a week that Sabre jets Ihave tangltd wilh MIGs. Friday two Red planes were damaged by F-84 Thunder- jets. County Man Faces Charges A man who allegedly broke in lo a Grant Place residence Frldaj n i g h t nnd tried lo choke an occ'ti pnnt was booked by city police o charges of assault and battery an disturbing the peace, then wa Inter released on bond. The defendant was identified o a city police report as Robert Si mon, of Shooksiown. A tenant ii the residence, according lo th report, threatened to shoot Simo with a r i f l e unless he stopped chok ing Mrs. Mark Scott. Then Lieu Frank Dorsey and Sergt. Ben Phc bus, arrived in response to a oa: and made the arrest. Scolt, police said, phoned head quarters at 8:37 p. m to report tha some one was trying to break int his home. ' The officers quoted Mrs. Scol as saying Simon first tried to ge into the house through a bac door and was unable to effect en trance. Then he broke open storm doors at the front door and force 1 entrance. The officers reported they wer told Simon chased Mrs. Scott up stairs to the apartment of Mr. an Mrs. Raymond Hockett. There they said they were informed, Si mon grabbed Mrs. Scott by th throat and started to choke her Hockett secured a rifle and to! Simon to get out or he woul shoot. The police arrived an made the arrest. Bond was set at $250 on the as sault and batlery charge and $10 on the disturbing the peace charge Simon was booked at the jail an later released. Postpone Millionth Traffic Death, Plea Mayor Donald B. Rice and Chie of Police W. W. Corbin today ask ed every resident of Frederick t join with the National Safety Coun cil in the nationwide campaign t postpone the millionth traffic death "This tragedy, which will mar the violent death of 1,000,000 men women and children since the ad vent of the automobile 50 year ago, will occur during the Chris mas holidays," the Mayor declarec "unless,every pedestrian and motor ist uses the utmost care and cautio when walking and driving." Driving on ice without chain and speeding over unknown roa conditions during bad weather ar major factors of accidents at thi lime of the year. Chief Corbin saic Unless the public generally partic pates in the safety drive, the chie said it is highly possible that person reading this may be tha millionth casualty." "The Christmas holidays alway bring extra hazards. Traffic N acc dents reach their peak during th period because of winter weathe earlier darkness, heavier travel an holiday festivity," the chief said. Timber Is Destroyed During Fire Flames Brought Under Control Late In Evening About five acres of 10 and 12 Inch timber was burned over Friday in a fire which started on the nearly perpendicular slopes above the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad tunnel east of Harpers Ferry nnd could have threatened the town of Wever- ton had the wind changed. Firemen of the Independent Hose Company, of this city; railroad workers and a crew of Sandy Hook residents recruited by District Forest Supervisor Herman Toms fought and f i n a l l y controlled the blaz« about fi:30 p. m. The Independents responded to a call about 12:20 p. m., then were resummoned near midnight by a report that the fire had started anew. But the firemen reported lhat after a search o£ around an hour and a half, they could locate no new outbreak, Toms said at Gambrill Park he had received no call on a new fire. It rained during the night to help douse any hot ashes. ' Toms said he was told the tract burned over belonged to a Willie Morman, of Harpers Ferry. It contained no buildings. Some of the timber burned was of the scnH variety and other of good qualitj 1 . The fire burned over a right of way of the Potomac Edison Company without damaging the wires. The district forest supervisor planned to make a further survey of the fire scene this morning. He said there were indications that it may have started from a railroad engine but there was nothing definite. Two pumpers from Charles Town, W. Va., had been called to the scene earlier but could get no where near the blaze. The Independents, on their first run to the scene, were undermanned and became exhausted, returning to Frederick when Toms arrived with his local crew. It was reported that the railroad crew which had been fighting the fire stopped when Toms arrived. Toms and his men with assistance of Forest Guard Donald Kendall. Lewistown, raked a three-foot fire-line around the area and with slight assistance from light precipitation confined the fire. Only hand-rakes were usable on the fire. The site of the blaze is almost impossible to climb without clawing for holds amid brush, trees and rocks. Visibility was poor yesterday and Toms commented that the woods fire at Harpers Ferry could not be seen from any fire tower. Volunteer fire companies were called upon for help before the forest supervisor knew of it, he added. NOW AT WALTER REED First "Lieut. Joseph T. Griffin, Jr., U. S. A., who was wounded in, action in Korea October 17, arrived in Washington Monday and is now being treated at Walter Keed Hospital. He was flown from Japan where he had been in an Army hospital in Tokyo since being wounded. Lieut. Griffin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Griffin, 114 West Third street. NEWSPAPER! RESIGNS POSITION AT "T" James W. Hane, associate secretary of the Frederick Y. M. C. A., has tendered his resignation to the Board of Directors, effective November 30. He has accepted a position with the American Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, «f Washington. Mr. Hane has been associated with the local Y. sinct July 1. 1950. Effom are now mtd« to select a nweeMor. rWSPAPER!

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