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Frederick, Maryland
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Today's News Today A P. LEASED WIR£ AND FEATURES NEA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Partly cloudy i lew snow flurried likely In the mountains; extreme west portion tonight; lowest 29-30 west nnd 30-33 cant portion. Tuesday partly cloudy nnd * littlo colder. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 36 ' Press Run Today I News--7.875 \ Post --9,050 f Total--16,925 FREDERICK, MD., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1951 TWELVE PAGES PRICE--THREE CENTS Allies And Reds Agree On Site Of Armistice Line; Shooting To Stop If Pact Is Signed Within 30 Days Storage Dam Betterment Proposed Work At Fishing Creek Being Outlined By Engineers And Bids Will Be Asked Soon Whitman, Requardt and Associ- fees, the city's consulting engineers, are expected to start engineering work in the near future on a project embodying flood-spillway construction at the Fishing Creek reservoir, authorized by the Culler administration in May'of 1950. Considerable preliminary work has been done and the city engineering staff this week will complete a survey at the dam prior to E~nal engineering and preparation E plans and specifications by the insulting engineers. _ Cost of the project will be met out of the proceeds of the recent $900,000 bond issue of the city. Any further delay in construction, it is felt by city officials, would result in a greater cost to the city. ^The improvement will comprise a five-foot concrete fence on top of the Fishing Creek dam concrete core wall with the exception of a 100-foot wooden fence in the center, from which a tapering concrete slope would lead downward fc the outside base of the dam, thus carrying off any overflow due to excessively high water. At the time the aldermen authorized the work, it was said such construction could be- effected at much less expense than widening of the present spillway. Pressure would be lessened, it is claimed. Inasmuch as Fishing Creek dam is of earth-filled construction with a concrete core, the danger of erosion would be greatly minimized. |The project had the strong sup- ort of former Mayor Lloyd C. Culler, who said he wanted to protect the existing investment of the city in the dam "as well as the lives and property of those people who live below the dam." It is anticipated at City Hall that the specification can be ready in several weeks and bids can then be asked. · Whitman, Requardt and Associates will also submit a bid to the city this week on engineering for 9ie primary basin*and a mechanical bar screen at the Frederick city disposal plant. This project is contemplated to enlarge the facilities of the plant. Some preliminary work has been done by the consulting engineers on the proposed project, the costs of which will also be met out of the proceeds of the bond issue. Coated With Ice In I Early Morning Trees and shrubbery were covered with ice overnight in a freezing rainstcurm in the city and county but roads officials reported that highways were clear, although ear- fe morning fog slowed traffic. TMThe ice disappeared early today in the city as temperatures edged slightly above freezing but trees were still bent nearly groundward in the mountainous sections at 9:30 a. m. by the freezing rain. District Forest Supervisor Herman Toms said, roads at Gambrill State Park were a sheet of ice. But both State and county roads officials said they had received no calls for cindering as a result of any ic- yig on main and secondary high- The temperature dropped to 27 degrees at Gambrill Park and the State Police barracks overnight, while it stopped at 31 at the Weather Bureau station at the airport. The mercury was 30 at 9 o'clock at Gambrill Park. The Potomac Edison Company had some icing of wires but reported no trouble. There was, fortunately, no wind. Some light ice formed yesterday on Culler Lake * d on ponds and streams but much it disappeared last night. State Police, said there were no accidents reported in the dense early morning fog, which began lifting before 9 o'clock. Despite the heavy precipitation, -which amounted to .77 of an inch at the airport, the water level at Fishing Creek reservoir continued to shrink gradually. The level this morning stood at eight feet, four inches below normal. VThe forecaster said it would oRar today and temperatures would rise to near the 50-degree mark. Yesterday's Tiigh was 35. There may be more rain by Wednesday night, the observer reported. AH Roads Open BALTIMORE, Nov. 26 W-- All Maryland roads were reported open again today after rising temperatures melted ice which accompanied last night's cold rain. j^There still was some slush and ift on the mountains in Allegany county. Mart of ttw wtdi remained Thurmont Soldier Arrives From Korea SEATTLE, Nov. 26 (/P)--Twelve Marylanders were aboard a Navy transport bringing Korean veterans home yesterday for rotation leave. Listed on board were: Pfc. Herbert L. Miller, 201 Rading Terrace, Rockville; Cpl. Preston L. Minnick, Boonsboro; Pfc. Willard L. Powers, Gaithersburg; Cpl. William Ridenour. Security; Sfc. Curtis R. Weddle, Jr., Thurmont. All Efforts Of C. Of C. Back Of Scrap Drive Resources Thrown" t Behind Local Campaign For Iron, Brass, Etc. Spurred by the urgency of the National Defense Program, the Frederick Chamber of Commerce plans to throw all its resources behind the local drive for scrap iron and metal vitally needed in the production of steel. Letters are now being prepared and within the next few days will be sent to each and every one of Frederick County's 2,172 farmers calling attention to the urgency of bringing in from the farm any old useless discarded scrap iron, brass, copper, lead, batteries, and the like. The appeal calls for immediate action. All farmers--along with urban residents--are urged to gather up this scrap, and dispose of it through local dealers, on a cash basis. They call for it, if notified. George C. Slagle, manager-secretary of the Frederick Chamber of Commerce, emphasized that the C. of C.'s action is definitely to augment the efforts of the local Scrap Mobilization Committee, representative of business, industry, and agriculture. Spearheading the drive are Chairman Jacob Goldberg, president of Frederick Iron and Steel, Inc.; Bruce E. Crum, Master of Pomona Grange: Cecil K. Holter, president of the Frederick County Farm Bureau: Kenneth L. Metcalf. Manager of Chestnut Farms Dairy, and Mr. Slagle, representing the Chamber of Commerce. Cooperating with the Federal government in the organized campaign to provide steel for the defense effort, the local committee called attention to the following statement made by a nationally known representative of the steel industry: "Even though steel is being produced in record quantities, this record high production--every ton of which is in urgent demand--cannot be kept up without your scrap. Every ton of steel turned out requires a half ton of scrap for its production. That's why scrap-more scrap--is so urgently needed, and needed right away.'' Speaking directly for his own committee, Chairman Goldberg said: "We have received numerous letters, telegrams and phone calls from the (National) Scrap Mobilization Committee advising that the shortage is appalling and if all of you don't do something about it now, many plants throughout the United States will be forced to close down, x x x "We all know that the mills are working overtime in producing supplies for Korea and the armament program as a whole. Don't feel that because the amount of scrap iron on your farm, in your factory, in your plant -or lying loose around your home is small it is unimportant. Quite the contrary. It is just as important for you to bring in a couple of pounds as a ton or more. Every hundred pounds of scrap makes two hundred pounds of steel. Fifty percent of steel is scrap.'' The local scrap drive committee likewise urges civic minded persons in each community to canvass the neighborhood and remind their neighbors of this 'need for scrap metal. In doing so they are rendering a distinct public service and contributing to the national welfare. Schools To Help Thousands of Frederick County school children will also be called upon to assist in the scrap drive, it was learned today. Realizing the importance of "getting in the scrap,'' E. W. Pruitt, superintendent of schools, informed the drive chairman today steps will be taken this week to secure the cooperation of all city and county school pupils, particularly those on the farms. This latter group will be urged to join their parents in scouring every nook and cranny where scrap is likely to accumulate. By so doing they will achieve a joint benefit of serving the patriotic need and getting themselves a little extra cash for the Holiday Season. Local dealers are moving available scrap to steel processors rapidly, realizing the critical needs of the mills. dangerously wet throughout the state. Traffic was tied up about five hours last night west of Frostburg. Illinois To Play In Bowl CHICAGO, Nov. 26 (#}--The Big Ten today unanimously selected new champion Illinois to represent the conference in the Rose Bowl football game New Year's Day. The Illini presumably will play Stanford whose certification by the Pacific coast conference was ex« pected today. Approval of the second Illinois Rose Bowl visit since 1947 was given in a telegraphic poll of Big Ten faculty representatives voting on the three teams they considered would best represent the conference. Illinois, unbeaten but once tied in nine games, was followed by Purdue and Wisconsin in the Big Ten race. Homemakers' Open House This Week * Three-Day Affair Arranged For Local Headquarters Christmas Open House, when the Frederick C o u n t y Homemakers Clubs play hostess to members, friends and the general public, will be held in the Extension Service offices on East Church street November 28, 29 and 30. On each of the three days guests will be welcomed between 10:30 a. m. and 4:30 p. m. to look over the displays, observe punch-making demonstrations and sample the punch and home-made cookies. The main feature of the affair this year will be displays representing 12 foreign countries. The "sharing Christmas" idea was used at the individual clubs' Christmas parties last year but this year the planning committee, headed by Mrs. Oscar Joy, of Libertytown, decided to consolidate the efforts. The 12 clubs that have been asked to set up the exhibits to show how Christmas is celebrated in foreign lands include: Adamstown, England; Brunswick, China: Emmitsburg, Ireland; Harmony Grove, Russia; Lewistown, France; Libertytown, Italy; Merryland Tract. Austria; Mid-Valley, Scandinavia; Myersville, Poland; New Market, Germany; Rosedale, Holland; Yellow Sprimgs, Latin America. Other clubs have been requested to make displays of gifts, homemade greeting cards, children's gifts, gifts of food attractively wrapped, tin paintings, aluminum trays and Christmas wrappings. The girls* of the 4-H clubs are expected to have a display of felt craft. Another feature this year will- be the daily demonstrations at 11 a. m. and two p. m. of the making of various kinds of punch. Six clubs will take part in this project. All 32 clubs of the county council have been asked to provide cookies made from foreign recipes. Hostesses for the three days will be: Wednesday morning. Mrs. Edward McDevitt, Mt. Pleasant, and Mrs. Luther Remsburg. Jefferson; Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Lewis Martz. Yellow Springs, and Mrs. George Chick, MerrYland Tract; Thursday morning, Mrs. Ray H. Smith, Jug Bridge, and Mrs. Edward Mantz, Harmony Grove; Thursday afternoon, Mrs. J. G. Shawbaker, New Market, and Mrs. Edward F. Holter, Middletown; Friday morning, Miss Helena Stauffer, Walkersville, and Mrs. Ollie Jones, Unionville; Friday afternoon, Miss Louise Sebold, Emmitsburg, and Mrs. J. Homer Remsberg. Middletown. The hostesses will be in costume. Christmas Open House is one of the highlights of the Homemakers' calendar for it affords them not only the opportunity to get together but to also extend their hospitality to the community at large, says Miss Beatrice Fehr, home demonstration agent. Miss Fehr and her assistant, Miss Evelyn Hutson, have helped the planning committee as it prepared for the event. The offices will be decorated and all exhibits will be set up on today and Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday's opening. ANOTHER CAR STOLEN A recent outbreak of automobile larcenies continued Sunday when the green Dodge sedan of Charles Brust, 100 East Fourth street, was stolen from its parking place on West Church street. Mr. -and Mrs. Brust were at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guy V. Brust, 131 West Church street, and had parked the car nearby. They discovered that it was gone about 4.48 p. m. No keys had been left in the machine. Police questioned residents of the neighborhood as to whether any suspicious-looking persons had been seen but learned nothing. ON $1,000 BOND Louis T. Bussard, of Germantown, was arrested Sunday by Trooper James H. Rouzee, Jr., and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the .influence of alcohol or drugs. He was released on $1,000 bond, and hearing has been set for December 10. Truman Tale False,, Taft Tells Probe Ohio Senator Says Opponents, Not He Threw Money Into Campaign There WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 /P)-Senator Taft (R-Ohio) described as "completely false" today the assertion by President Truman that special interests" poured money into Ohio in 1950 to re-elect Taft to the Senate. Testifying at a Senate hearing, Taft said it was his opponents, not his supporters, who poured out the funds in the campaign. He added: "They were guilty of excessive use of money, pouring funds into Ohio from every state in the Union --they used false front organizations, they sent carpetbaggers and outside oiganizeis into Ohio, they based their campaign on lies and misrepresentations about my personal life." 'The campaign against him, Taft declared, "represented a sinister conspiracy" in which his opponents "apparently would stop at nothing." Taft, now a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, was reelected to the Senate in 1950 by a 430,000 vote margin over Joseph T. Ferguson, his Democratic opponent. Ferguson charged during the campaign that excessive expenditures were being made in behalf of Taft. An investigation is being conducted by a Senate elections subcommittee, headed by Senator Gillette (D-Iowa). Taft said he welcomed the investigation if it also went into expenditures by the opposition and inquired into defamatory literature Taft said was circulated against him. Gillette said the group would inquire into all phases of the campaign. President Truman said in a recent address to the National Democratic Women's club here that "special interests poured money into Ohio last year" to elect Taft and "now they will be thinking that if money can win an election in Ohio, maybe money can win a national election." Lingg And Mrs. Derr Wills Are Probated The wills of George V, Lingg, Emmitsburg, and Mrs. Nellie S. Trundle Derr, of near Feagaville, were probated in the Orphans Court this morning and leave the estates, of undetermined value, to the immediate families. Mrs. Derr was one of four local persons killed in the recent New Jersey automobile accident Letters of administration were granted in the estate of Mrs. Bertha R. Culler, Frederick, who was also killed in the accident. Mr. Lingg, after requesting sale of the real estate and personal property, bequeathed $500 to a daughter. Mary Payne, Emmitsburg, in compensation for services which she rendered her parents. The testator said it was his wish that $60 be set aside for masses and suitable grave markers be erected. The sum of $50 was left to the pastor of St, Joseph's Catholic church, Emmitsburg, for upkeep of graves. Three sons. G. Ernest, C. Elmer and W. Guy Lingg, were appointed executors and were directed to divide the residue of the estate between the children after first giving S25 to each child of any deceased son or daughter. The testator said he would like the executors to request the court that J. Ward Kerrigan be appointed agent to advise them in settlement of the estate. The will is dated October 4, 1947. It was witnessed by Violet Wastler and Lester R. Wastler. Kirs. Derr's will, drawn March 30, 1932, when she was the widow of Samuel B. Trundle, left the estate to a daughter, Mrs- Catharine M. Mutchner, this city, who qualified as administratrix c. t. a. Ray F. Sparrow, a brother, and George R. Trundle, at the time a brbther-in- law, renounced as executors. The will was witnessed by H. Kieffer DeLauter and the late Alban M. Wood. Richard R. Remsburg, Jefferson, a nephew, qualified as administrator of the estate of Mrs. Culler. The nephew and one niece are the heirs. DECREES SIGNED Decrees were signed in equity court granting two absolute divorces. Mrs. Ethel Creager Miller, Thurmont, was divorced from Hugh Q. Miller, this city. She is given the custody of two minor children and the defendant is required to pay $10 a week for the support of each child until each becomes self- supporting, subject to further court order. He is also required to pay the costs. H. S. Felton and D. P. Buckey represented the plaintiff; W. M. Storm was attorney for the defendant. Charles LeRoy Runkles was granted an absolute divorce from Mrs. Pearl L. Runkles. Both are from near Mt. Airy. E. Austin James represented the plaintiff, who it required to Day the costa. Chest's Treasurer And Secretary Resign William D. Zimmerman, who has been treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Frederick Community Chest since the organization was formed in 1938. resigned at a meeting of the board on Friday. Nevin T. R. Waskey was named to fill the unexpired term. Mr. Zimmerman, whose resignation was effective last Saturday, gave his reason as ill health. The term will expire at the organization meeting of the directors which follows the annual chest meeting in February. The board also accepted the resignation of Mrs. Marjorie S. Kline, who for the past several years has been secretary of the Social Service Exchange and office secretary for the Chest organization. Her resignation is effective December 1, and Mrs. Earlston L. Rothenhoefer was named as her successor. Resolutions on the death of James H. Gambrill, Jr., wore passed by the board. The resolutions were prepared by a committee composed of Parsons Newman, Paul W. McAuliffe and J Richard Ramsburg. Robert L. Smith, chest president, presided at the meeting which was held at the Federated Charities building. PROs Of Five States Gather Here 3 Days Annual Meeting Of T Held At Hood Public relations officials from colleges in five states and the District 'of Columbia will gather here December 6, 7 and 8 for the annual meeting of District IV of the American Public Relations Association. Hood College will be host to the group. Delegates from Maryland. Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia. North Carolina and District of Columbia will study matters of news dissemination through such media as newspapers, radio and television. Sports, publications and fund raising will come under scrutiny and there will be special sessions for the church-related college and the teachers' college, Lynn Poole, director of public relations at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, whose prize- winning telecast, "The Hopkins Science Review," was cited as an outstanding educational achievement by the national organization of ACPRA this year and «has also received New York Times and other national awards, will conduct the television and radio forum. J. L. McLean, recently appointed vice president in charge of development at Goucher College, will lead the fund raising panel. Charley Keller, former New York Yankee star, will be a member of the sports panel discussing the effect of extensive publicity on college athletes. Another session for sports writers will take up public relations problems facing the Southern Intercollegiate Conference (athletic). Since the District IV territory is almost identical with that of the Southern Conference the Public Relations committee of the latter will hold concurrent meetings here. Max Farrington, director of Tnen's activities at George Washington University and president of Southern Conference, and Roy M. Hawley, director of athletics at West Virginia University and chairman of the committee, will be on the panel at this session. The public relations committee will be considering the handling of news coming out of the meeting of the Southern Conference in Richmond, Va., December 14 and 15, when action will be taken on the request made in September by presidents of 15 of the Conference's 17 member-colleges that Conference participation in post-season college football bowl games be banned. The recent acceptance by the University of Maryland of a bid to the Sugar Bowl has accentuated the public relations problems of the Southern Conference and indirectly those of District IV. U. S. Ready Begin Talk With Russia Agrees To Proposal Made By Group Of Asian-Arab States But Doubts Use PARIS, Nov. 26 (#)·--The United States agreed today to get together with Russia for p r i v a t e disarmament talks as suggested by a group of Asian-Arab states, but expressed doubt as to the usefulness of the move. Iraq, Pakistan and Syria submitted a resolution to the 60-mcm- ber United Nations political committee asking that Russia, the United Stales, Britain and France meet privately under the presidency of Assembly President Luis Padilln Ncrvo of Mexico to try to reconcile the western and Russian disarmament plans. Ambassador Philip C. Jcssup later , told the committee the U. S. was ! ready to 'do this if the committee voted it. He pointed out, however, that the Deputy Foreign Ministers of the four countries had tried for 14 weeks last spring to reach such an agreement without success. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky told reporters he had not yet decided on an answer to the Asian-Arab move aimed at easing east-west tension. Jcssup challenged the contention of some of the small powers that it was useless for the assembly to | continue discussion of disarmament without prior agreement among the Big Four. The General Assembly, he said "should not abandon i t s efforts in this field. We should leave no stone unturned." Heard Noise, Finds His Car Had Been Hit About 12.30 o'clock last night, William Garner, 138 West All Saints street, heard a noise in the street outside. He didn't investigate. This morning, he notified police, the noise apparently occurred when his 1946 Ford, parked on the street, was struck by a hit-run driver. Damage was not serious. There was no clue to the driver of the offending car. STOCKS LOWER NEW YORK,-Nov. 26 ,VP)--The stock market slipped into lower ground today but there was very little activity with the decline. The weakness was not confined to any single proup. It showed up in all, categoric*. Given Three Months Term A three months sentence in the Maryland House of Correction was given Morvin Henry Willis, IB, colored, of Five and a Half street, by Magistrate Wilbur F. Sheffield, Jr., in Peoples Court this morning. Willis pleaded guilty to a charge of larceny of two cases of beer in a hearing on November 14. Magistrate Sheffield withheld passing sentence on the youth to check with the parole and probation officer, and found Willis was on a six months suspended sentence imposed in Circuit Court. The larceny of the beer occurred on November 11 from the establishment operated by William A. Zimmerman, East Patrick street. The magistrate said the short term was imposed since Will is had spent several weeks in jail waiting sentencing. Samuel B. King of Boonsboro, who was charged with failure to grant right of way to a pedestrian, was found not guilty by the magistrate. King was charged by Sgt. Daniel Swomley after knocking down a pedestrian, Mrs. Mary Lakel, of 228 South Market street, on October 5. King and another witness said Mrs. Lakcl "darted across the street" in front of King's car, which was making a left turn into East South street from South Market street. The state's case was presented on November 16, and Richard E. Zimmerman was attorney for King. Lewis Calvin Myers, Jr., of Route 2, Thurmont, convincingly told Magistrate Sheffield he could not see an oncoming car because of a curve and was found not guilty of failure to grant the right of way. He was charged on November 18 after pulling onto Route 240 south of Frederick Junction in front of State Trooper Harry Bowman, who preferred the charge. Collateral was forfcited'by Stephen Cox, Maplewood, N. J., improper passing, $10; Howard C. Snider, Baltimore, failure to stop for stop sign, $10; John D. Creiger, Mt. Savage, failure to obey state sign, $5; Charles Waskey, Lander, no operator's license, §10; Lillian F. Livingston, Washington, and Ralph V. Millr Knox«ille, both exceeding 30, $10 each; Charles Holloway, Harrisburg, Pa., exceeding 50, S50; Emil Trese, Dayton, O., exceeding 50, $25; Ralph Stonebreaker, Baltimore, failure to keep right of center, S25; and Horace J. Costley, Lincoln Apartments, exceeding 50, $25, and exceeding 30, S10. The arrests were made by Sgt. Richard Stallings and Troopers M. J. Whitney, Bowman and H. L. Basore. Ambulance Driver Finds Three OX Own Kin Dead « TOLEDO, O. Nov. 26 W')--Ambulance driver Robert Twining, 20, thought it was just another call when told last night to go to the scene of an automobile accident in nearby Michigan. But when he got there this is what he found: His father, Ned Twining. 45, of Maumee, O,: his sister. Barbara, 18, and his grandfather. Vern McLuuRhlin. had been killed in a two-car collision. Also dead were Howard Schumacher, 43, of Dearborn, Mich., and his son, Paul, 10. Twining said the three members of his family had left for Petersburg, Mich., to help another sister of his move into a new home. Byrd Thinks Truman Weak Candidate Virginia Senator Does Not Believe He Can Be Re-ElWted WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 MV- Senator Byrd (D-Va) said he regards President Truman as "weaker today than any" other possible Democratic nominee for the Presidency in 1952 and hf does not think the President can be re-elected. Byrd. perhaps Mr. Truman's bitterest crilic within his own party, said, however, it is his persona! belief "that he is going to run if he thinks* he can win," and he added: "I've been doing nil I can to help him make up his mind. 1 do not t h i n k he can be elected it nominated." Mr. Truman has said he has decided whether he will run again but is not ready to announce his decision. Meanwhile, Senator Aiken (R- Vt) proposed that the Republicans nominate for thn Vice Presidency the Senate's only current woman member, Senator Margaret Chase Smith of Maine. Mrs. Smiih said she is nol a candidate. Byrd, in an interview with the magazine U. S, News and World Report, left little doubt if Mr. Tru- mnn wins the Democratic nomination again, he will continue to oppose him. In 1948, the Senator opposed him up to and during the party convention, but remains silent thereafter. "Conditions were different In '48 from what they are now," Byrd said. "Today I am convinced that Mr. Truman would bring this country to disaster if his program is adopted. "I feel further that his re-election in 1952 x x x could rightfully be claimed by him to be a mandate from Ihe people to put through this program in its entirety." Byrd said, as he did in a recent speech in Alabama, that southerners should fight against, Mr. Truman's nomination through the convention and "hold ourselves free to do whatever may be necessary" thereafter if Mr. Truman ig re- nominated. He said he "couldn't say" whether southerners who feel as he docs would support the GOP ticket if the President runs again. Rev. M. B. Warren To Head St. Paul's School CONCORD, N. H., Nov. 26 (/f)-- Rev. Matthew M. Warren, rector of All Saints Protestant Episcopal church, Atlanta, Ga., has been elected head of exclusive St. Paul's school, effective in June, 1954. He will succeed Henry C. Kittredge who is scheduled to retire in 1954, after 38 years service. Mr. Warren, a native of Beckley, W. Va., will join th« St P«ul faculty m Sept., 1952. Adoption Of Buffer Zone A Formality Three Other Points To Be Agreed Upon Before Full Agreement Is Reached 24,000 Reds Beaten Back SEOUL, Korea. Nov. 26 Shattering defeat of an attempt by up to 24.000 Chinese Reds to capture "Little Gibraltar" in western Korea marked a 41-hour battle. The 145-mile ground front was gripped by a wintry, uneasy quiet today but a new air battle was 'fought over North Korea. The Fifth Air Force said 17 F-88 Sabre jets tangled with nearly 60 MIG-15s and damaged two in an action swinging from 35,000 feet down to 19,000. It reported that all the Sabres returned safely. Snow up to six inches, temperatures as low as 10 above zero and icy winds up to 60 miles an hour heralded the first big ·wintry storm. That enforced a ground lull. But the Little Gibraltar fight from Friday into Sunday was fierce. An allied officer said the combat effectiveness of an entire three- division Chinese Red army corps (about 20,000 troops) was destroyed in allied defense of Little Gibraltar's four dominating peaks west of Yonchon. He estimated that 1,500 Reds were killed and more than 3,000 wounded. DEED RECORDED A deed was recorded in the clerk's office for the sale of the 200-acre farm of the late John R. Lloyd, mysteriously murdered in April of 1945, which is located in Pctersville district along the Point of Rocks-Brunswick road from Mrs. Ella M. Ruble and Ernest C. Lloyd to Kenous E. Johnson, consideration being in the neighborhood of $17,000, according to revenue stamps. Lloyd was shot and killed in his home on April 27, 1945, and his murderer was never found, despite a long investigation by State Polio* and county authoritiw. MUNSAN. Korea, Nov. 26 Allied nnd Communist staff officers tonight agreed on the exact location of a 145-mile line across Korea where the shooting will stop if an armistice Is signed within 30 days. Only signatures of the truce negotiators are needed to complete settlement of the second item on the armistice agenda -- fixing a cease-fire line. The subcommittees will meet in Pnnmunjom tomorrow at 10 a. m. (B p. m. est Monday) to approve the proposal. The lull five-man armistice delegations will open a plenary session one hour later. Formal adoption of the buffer zone clause is expected to be a mere formality. Then the negotiators will work on three other points that must be agreed on beforo a full armistice can be signed. There still is a possibility of an armistice in Korea by Christmas, but no one in an official position. at the U. N. camp would risk a prediction that a truce can be negotiated by then. Ratification of the buffer zone clause Tuesday would start a 30-day negotiating period ending Dec. .26, Brig. Gen. "William P. Nuckols, official allied spokesman, would say only that the U. N. command is "hopeful" that the negotiators will be 'able to agree on a truce by the deadline. The staff officers pinpointed "the last sector of the cease-fire line at 0:30 p.. m. (4:30 a. m, est) after a marathon session lasting almost 7V4 hours. There will be a new member of the U. N. command armistice delegation at Panmunjom. Hear Adm. R. E. Libby arrived in Munsan today to replace Rear Adrn. Arleigh Burke. Burke has been a delegate since the truce talks be-gan July 10. He is leaving for a new assignment in "Washington. The cease-fire line approved by Ihe negotiators will be the center of a demilitarized buffer zone 2V4 miles wide if an armistice is signed within 30 days of the approval expected Tuesday. The fighting will continue until an armistice is reached, and if the negotiators fail to reach agreement within the time limit, the line will be redrawn just before the truce goes into effect to cover battle changes. After the buffer zone clause is formally approved, the truce delegations first will try to agree on. measures for enforcing the armistice, including inspections behind the front lines. Two other tough problems also must be solved before an armistice can become effective. They are the exchange of war prisoners and recommendations to the belligerent governments, .including withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea. Agreement on the proposed cease- fire line came four months after armistice delegations, first tackled the problem -- July 27. Even as the staff officers agreed on the line of battle contact, some changes were being made. Chinese Attack Despite deep snow and bitter cold, Chinese attacked allied lines on the central and eastern fronts Monday and won three advance positions east of the Pukhan river in central Korea. Allied troops recaptured an advance position southwest of Kum- song in the same general area and beat off Red attacks in the east. In the west, allied troops attacking south of Panmunjom were hit by a Chinese counterattack which drove them back. Other U. N. forces were strongly dug-in atop the key west Korean hill mass known as little Gibraltar, against which the Reds hurled up to 24,000 troops in a bloody . 41-hour battlt which ended Sunday. Hood Junior's Father Is Named Ambassador Miss Nandini Sen, a junior at Hood College, was being congratulated by one and all on the campus today on the appointment of her father, Binoy Raufan, as India's new ambassador to the United States. Mr. Sen, who succeeds Mme. Pandit, was to be welcomed to Washington today after arriving in New York over the weekend from Paris. The new ambassador is no stranger to the capital. Before being made India's ambassador to Italy in March, 1950, he had been Indian minister in Washington. The Sens have two other daughters, Ayesha and Urmila, both younger than Nandini. They have been with their parents in Rome. With their mother they will Join Ambassador Sen in Washington !· Jamiaqr. EWSPAPERl MEWSPAPEJRl

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