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Today's News Today A P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NEA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Some cloudiness tonight and Wednesday. Colder tonight: lowest 23-30 except 20-25 in the mountains. Little change hi temperature Wednesday. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 37 Press Run Today I News--7.875 \ Post --9,050 /Total--16,925 FREDERICK, MD., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, TEN PAGES PRICE--THKEE CENTS Girl's Death In Auto Crash Before Jury Members Sent From Court Room During Arguments Over Technicalities A Circuit Court jury moved in and out of the courtroom this morning as defense counsel sought to show a Associate Judge Patrick M Schnauffer that David Rhmec- ke'r, 19, of near Mt. Airy, was in no condition to make a statement to State Police a few hours after an accident on Route 80 at Centerville May 12 in which Miss Joan Dalrymple, 17, of Damascus, was fatally injured. Rhinecker is on trial on a charge of manslaughter by automobile, an appeal from a magistrates court conviction, and the case moved slowly through a maze of objections and legal technicalities, with indications that it would last most of the day. The jury was sent from the courtroom for the second time late this morning as R- E. Brown, co-defense counsel with E. Austin James, offered to prove to the court that Rhinecker's physical condition I underwent a change from the time he was treated at Frederick Memorial Hospital for what apparently were minor injuries and the time he made the statement at the State Police barracks west of Frederick. Dr. Robert Pilgram had testified that in his opinion the youth was not suffering from shock when he was treated at the hospital for slight lacerations of the face, a swollen right eye and brush burns about the body. The jury was sent 'from the courtroom for the first time during this testimony, which related to the admissibility of the statement made by the defendant. The defense kept referring to the statement, which hadn't been read up to noon, but which was offered in evidence by State's Attorney Charles U. Price, as a "confession". Trie state called it a s^ate- ment, made voluntarily by Rhinec- ker at the barracks to State Troopers Patrick Stakem and Harold Basore. Rhinecker took the stand in the absence of the jury to say that he didn't know what was going on relative to the statement, although he remembered some one talking to him and that he didn't remember 'signing any statement. His brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Buckman, of Mt. Airy, testified that the youth said scarcely anything to them when they came to the barracks for him, which they said was unusual for him, and didn't inquire until the next morning about the condition of the other persons in the accident. They said they undressed him and put him to bed. "He didn't seem to be himself", Buckman said. Judge Schnauffer had earlier told defense counsel he was satisfied from Dr. Pilgram's testimony that Rhinecker was capable of making a statement when he left the hospital and the defense would have to prove a change in the youth's condition between that time and the time the statement was made to affect the admissibility of the statement. State's Attorney Price, in his opening statement, had called the accident, involving seven young persons in a coupe, '"a tragic story of excessive speed of an automobile in the hands of modern youth". He said the car went off the road and upset at a curve and that Rhinecker's own statement would show he was driving at a speed of 80 to 85 miles an hour at the time. Miss Dalrymple died lour days after the accident of a brain injury associated with a compound fracture of the skull. Dr. Pilgram testified. He added that when he talked with and treated Rhinecker, tlie seriousness of the accident did not seem to be apparent to the youtti. The others in the accident were also treated for injuries. The jury: Edwin H. England, D. David Snook, John G. Mackenzie, Fannie E. Kidwiler, William Poole. Ralph H. Bowers, L. Roy Remsburg, Albert D. Flook, R. Monroe Feaga, Thomas L. Cramer, Melvjn M. Engle, Virginia S. Titus. Children's Pet Deer Is Shot By Hunter ROCHESTER, N. Y., Nov. 27 '/P) --Medical science and the love of a little boy have joined in a fight to save the life of a pet Japanese deer--an expectant mother--who was felled by a hunter's bullet. Many youngsters here love "Lambie" and one of them, young Leon Slaght, slept with her Sunday night to keep the wound.ed doe warm and calm. The deer expects her fawn about Christmas Day. Lambie was felled Sunday by a hunter's bullet in a pasture near the kennels of her owner, Charles Weylman. He owns three others of the same type. A blood transfusion from her playmate "Bucky" has helped Lambie, as have anti-tetanus shots and penicillin. Music filled the room where Lambie was treated. The neighborhood youngsters installed a radio because she is supposed to like music. Police are seeking the hunter who shot her. Girl Aged 16 Wins Top Canning Award CHICAGO, Nov. 27 (/P)--Anna Waltermyer, 16-year-old high school junior from Parkton. Md., climaxed her career as a 4-H girl today by winning a top canning award at the clubs National Congress here. The Baltimore county farm youngster won a $3flO scholarship as one of six national winners Jn the canning competition. The oldest of five children on the 100-acre farm of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Waltermyer, she has been a 4-H member since she was 9. During that time she estates she canned 7,000 quarts of fruits and vegetables. Anna was one of 11 Mary landers who won national recognition at the Congress. Among the others were Jack " MacArthur, 18, of Church Hill, and Janice La Rue Raver, 20, of Upperco. who were announced ycs- ;~.'day as iiCholarship winners in (·TO meat animal and food preparation divisions, respectively. BURN DROWNED ANIMALS ROVIGO, Italy, Nov. 27 (/?)-Carcasses of drowned cattle and ^horses burned on smoking pyres today as authorities worked to avert t threatened outbreak of disease in fee flooded Po river delta. Police Not To Give Baskets At Christmas Federated Charities And Salvation Army To Make Distribution The Frederick Police Department will give no Christmas baskets to the city's needy people this year. Announcement of suspension of the long established custom has been made by Chief \V. V, r . Corbin with Mayor Donald B. Rice's concurrence. The officials stressed the fact that the ruling merely changes the method of providing food baskets and does not reduce the number donated to the city's poor. The Federated Charities and the Salvation Army, both of which have worked with the Police Department in previous years in preparing lists of eligible families and in providing the Christmas baskets, will absorb the portion of the work done by city officers. The police will request merchants and donors of former years to channel their contributions to the Salvation Army or to the Federated Charities, Chief Corbin said. The chief stated that he feels the function of collecting for Christmas baskets is one that does not belong properly in the City Police Department and that such charitable undertakings come in the realm of groups organized for the work. At present the local force is minus the services of 15 officers enrolled for the training course at Pikesville and available police are working overtime and double time shifts to absorb the duties of the absentees. A citywide canvass for the Christmas baskets would be impossible with the present force, Chief Corbin said. The announced policy change is in line with procedure in other cities where police activities are directed to law enforcement and crime prevention and charitable work is done by other organizations. Frederick's custom of giving Christmas baskets through the police is the outgrowth of an old municipal plan under which potatoes and turnips were grown by city employes on public land and distributed during the Yule season to the poor. Gradually the procedure has evolved into donations of baskets bulging with food of all kinds. One hundred eighty-five such baskets were prepared and given out last year by the department. Free Sues \ ~ Government For $10,000 County Man Asks Compensation For Death Of Eight Head Of Cattle BALTIMORE, Nov. 27 yp)--Harry M. Free of Frederick county sued the Federal government for $10,000 today, saying he lost that much when eight of his cattle ate grass contaminated by poison spread by Camp Detrick employes. In a suit filed in Federal District Court, Free said employes of the Chemical Corps biological laboratories sprayed the grounds of Camp Detrick last summer with a poisonous weed killer containing large amounts of arsenic. He said the weed killer was ·'negligently, carelessly and reck- 'essly administered" so that it cover- od large areas of an adjacent field .n which eight cattle owned by Free were pastured. Free said three of the cattle were found dead, and the others died shortly afterward. His losses. Free claimed, included veterinarian's fees, expenses for examining the cattle to find out what killed them, lost profit fron\ the sale of milk, loss of the use of the pasture which he leased, and cost of commercial feed for his other cattle. -None of the expense, loss and damage, he said, "would have oc- ; curred had the deadly spray been j administered x x x in a prudent, lawful manner." Door-To-Door Campaign By Donald Fout Hurt In Wreck Guy Donald Fout, 42, of 47 South Market street, was injured in Hagerstown today when the automobile he was driving collided with a Reading railroad locomotive on the Western Maryland tracks at a downtown Hagerstown crossing. He was taken to the Hagerstown hospital, the Associated Press reported and treated for face and head injuries and a broken shoulder blade and later returned to his home here. Says Wife Married Him To Spite Another Charging that his wife married him September 14 to "spite" another man, William L. Tritapoe. of Frederick county, entered a bill of complaint in Equity Court today asking for an annullment of the ceremony. Mrs. Charlotte "3. Tritapoe. the defendant, in an answer, admitted the allegations. At the time the marriage license was issued here in September, Triiapoe gave his address as Knoxville and the bride- to-be's address as Brownsville. She was a divorcee. In thp bill of complaint, entered through Edwin F. Nikirk, attorney. Tritapoe said that prior to and at the time of the marriage ceremony, the defendant professed her love for him and her desire to enter the marital contract. Subsequent to the ceremony, he said he discovered she had a "deep love and affection" for another man and the only reason she went through the ceremony with him was to "spite, 'pique and rancor" the man with whom she was actually in love. He said the actions amount to a fraud practiced upon him, that the marriage was never consummated and asked that it be declared null and void. Wilbur F. Sheffield, Jr., represented the defendaix* j Organization At Precinct Level If He Is Nominated WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 iff)-- Senator Taft (R-Ohio) says if he gets the 1952 Republican Presidential nomination he will try to duplicate a "doorbell ringing" campaign in -watch he won re-election in Ohio last year. Tail, an avowed candidate for tha GOP nomination, told rep' rs today he thinks a party standard bearer should make personal contact with as many people as possible in a campaign. "Of course, you can't actually put on a doorbell ringing campaign yourself, but I would urge that every slate do what we did in Ohio in 1950--organize r^om the precinct on up," he said. The same sort of organization was called for on the part of the Democrats by their national chairman, Frank E. McKinney, in a New York speech last night. McKinney criticized Taft's stand on foreign policy issues. He said the Ohioan had joined with Senators Wherry (R-Neb), McCarthy (R-Wis) and House GOP Leader Joe Martin (Massl in the "partisan babble" McKinney said often droxvned out the voices of Republicans who wanted to cooperate with the Administration on foreign policy. Taft told a Senate elections subcommittee yesterday he attempted to make "foreign policy and the socialistic trend of the Truman administration" the chief issues in the 1950 Ohio campaign. He indicated to reporters he thinks they will be major issues again if he wins the GOP Presidential nomination. Taft got some added support in his bid for the Republican nomination from Senator Capehart (R-Ind). "The best interests of the United States and the world would be served in nominating Taft and MacArthur -- or MacArthur and Taft, take your choice," Capehart told reporters. "Their election would safeguard the U. S. government for the next four years." Gen. Douglas MacArthur, mentioned by Ca'pehart, has said he isn't running for any political office. Dunlap To Fire More Bureau Men Commissioner To Let Loose With Biggest Broadside To Clean Out Mess WASHINGTON. Nov. 27 yp)-- Commissioner J o h n ^ B . Dunlap of the Internal Revenue Bureau plans to let loose tomorrow with the biggest broadside yet in his announced drive to improve efficiency and weed out employes "who have betrayed their high trust." A fully informed official, declining to be quoted by name, told a reporter that several employes will be ousted from offices not yet publicly linked to the current series of firings in the tax collection service. Dunlap will also announce final decisions on most of the 14 em- ployes in San. Francisco and New York who have been suspended pending investigations, this source said. Word of these impending announcements was disclosed as a House Ways and Means subcommittee inquiring into the bureau's operations and related issues recalled T. Lamar Caudle to continue his account of the career which carried him to a spot as No. 1 U. S. prosecutor of tax cases. Fired as Assistant Attorney General by President Truman two weeks 'ago. Caudle yesterday delivered an emotion-charged defense of his official life before the subcommittee. Caudle Testifies WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 Iff*)-Former Assistant Attorney G2ner- al T. Lamar Caudle testified today that he and Charles Oliphant, chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Bureau, were Florida fishing guests of a North Carolina manufacturer under investigation for tax fraud. Caudle told a House Ways and Means subcommittee he and Oliphant flew to Palm Bench, Fla., in the summer of 1947 in a plane owned by Troy Whilehead of Charlotte, N. C. The witness, fired recently by President Truman from his Justice Department post, denied that' he knew a tax Iraud case was in the works against Whitchead June 25, 1947. "If I had known Mr. Whilehead was in tax trouble, f w o u l d never have invited Mr. Oliphant," Caudle said. Sasscer May Be Eyeing Thai Seat In Senate ANNAPOLIS, Nov. 27 iff)--It Rep. Lansdale G. Sasscer ( D - M d ) is thinking about new political fields to conquer in next year's elections, he's keeping silent about it so far. Sasscer declined comment on a newsman's question concerning his aspirations. The congressman's name had come up in speculation about the possibilities of new entrants in ihe primary race next year for the seat of Senator Herbert R. O'Conor ID-Md. The Senator is expected to seek reelection. Sasscer was in Annapolis last night for a speech to a Chamber of Commerce dinner. He said most of the government's new laws passed at the last session of Congress concerned national defense, government spending or the fight against Communism. And Sasscer went on to say that this country wouldn't have its huge Federal debt if it weren't for the Red menace. Sasscer declared that Communism is "a universal problem which has no precedent in history, and there is no pattern to follow." Combat Men BackFromWar SAN FEANCISCO, Nov. 27 Some 89 men from Maryland were among the 5,514 Army, Navy, and Marine veterans of the Korean fighting who arrived here over the weekend. They included 1,100 Marine combat veterans and 4,414 Army men on their way home for 30-day holidays and either discharge from the service or assignment to units in the United States. The Marine Corps listed among 14 Maryland men coming home on rotation: Sgt. John T. Morgan, Jr., Route 2, New Windsor. The San Francisco port of embarkation listed among returned Army men: Cpl. David B. Wantz, Route 3, Emmitsburg. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS PITTSBURGH, Nov. 27 ()-Tight-lipped negotiators for the United States Steel Corporation and the CIO United Steel Workers went behind closed doors today to start bargaining on the union's demands for substantial wage increase. MARKET STEADY NEW YORK, Nov. 27 .'/P)--The stock market hcljj a steady courss today and turne'd very quiet after a fairly activt opening. wer Term- Ajid Fine A 30 day jail sentence and fines totalling $175 and costs were imposed on Keller Carroll Wolfe, of near Rocky Springs, by Magistrate Wilbur F. Sheffield, Jr., in Peoples Court this morning on charges of drunken driving and reckless driving. Wolfe was driver of a car which was demolished after striking a telephone pole on Route 40 just west of Jug Bridge about 8.15 o'clock*, last night. Commodore Roscoe- Green, of Hagerstown, a passenger in the car, sustained lacerations about the face and was treated at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. Troopers Kenneth Tichnell and James F. Lev/is, who investigated, testified the 1940 Packard driven by Wolfe crossed from the -westbound lane to the south side of the road and crashed into the pole, breaking it off and moving the pole several feet. They said the car was a total wreck. Wolfe, who said he is married and has two children, entered pleas of guilty to the two charges. He testified he went to sleep while driving and related he staggered around after the collision because of an injured left leg. Magistrate Sheffield, in imposing the sentence, said it was fortunate traffic was light and no innocent persons were injured. Raynor I. Montgomery of Ijamsville was found not guilty of a charge of failure to keep to right of center by the Magistrate this morning. Montgomery was charged by Trooper M, J. Whitney following a collision on Route 40 near Jug Bridge on November 7. when a car operated by Cyrus Brandenburg of Hagerstown hit the rear of Montgomery's truck. Magistrate Sheffield granted a request for a directed verdict entered by W. Jerome Offutt, attorney for the defendant. The magistrate said he felt the state had brought the wrong charge. Russell F. Wims, of Route 1. Germantown, forfeited S10 collateral on a charge of operating on expired chauffeur's license, and S25 on a charge of reckless driving. Trooper Tichnell made the arrest. Fire Routs 20 Recruits; Hotel Burns One Life May Have Been Lost In Burning Of Frame Structure BECKLKY, W.Va., Nov. 27 (fP)-- Firemen feared at least one person died In a blaze which destroyed the interior of a sntnll frame hotel here today. Fire Chief Bernard Martin said he was afraid one person was trapped on the fourth and top florr of the Aracoma Hotel. Twenty-five Army and Air Force enlistees were quartered there last night, but the local recruiting 1 office said that all had been accounted for. BECKLEY, W. Va., Nov. 27 iff)-- Fire destroyed all but the walls of a small frame hotel here today and j firemen said one life may have been in the blaze. Fi^mes still were visible in the \ve-ckage of the Aracoma Hotel at 9 a. m., four hours after a janitor discovered the fire. Firemen continued to pour water into the ruins. Fire Chief Bernard Martin said he was; "afraid there was one boy'' ! trapped by the flames on the fourth and top lloor of the building. There was as yet, however, no information as to identification and no body had been found. Martin said no one else was injured in the fire so far as could be determined. The scene of the fire was a four- story frame building on Main street, in the heart of the Bcckley business section. The first floor of the building was occupied by a grocery store and the remaining three floors by the hotel. Most of the occupants of the hotel last night were young men from the Beckley area who had just been sworn into the Army and Air Force and were to be shipped out to duty stations today."There were about 20 of them. Capt. W. J. Gay, Bockley recruiting officer, said he was still checking names of men staying at the hotel to determine if any were missing. It was not immediately learned how many had been accounted for. MAY SEEK SEAT BALTIMORE, Nov. 27 (ff)--Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr., was quoted today as having indicated to some other Mayors" that he plans to be a candidate for the United States Senate next summer. The mayor himself declined to talk about it. WALK OUT ON HEARING WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (#)-The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engincmen today walked out on hearings before a Presidential Emergency Board saying they were "doomed for failure" in advance. CARS DAMAGED Minor damage was done to two cars in a collision on West Sixth street Monday afternoon about 4.15 o'clock, according to a city police investigation. Charles F. King, 10£ West Sixth street, was backing oul of an alley on the north side of Sixth street and his machine collided with the car of Anna Lee Harden. Kearneysville, W. Va. which was being operated on Sixth street.* Margaret Webber, Knoxville. riding in the back seat of the Harden car, had her glasses broken but reported no injury. Officer Sherman Boone was called to investigate. A charge of failing to yield the right of way was preferred against King, who posted $2.45 collateral for a hearing tomorrow. COLISION AT LIGHT A truck and a coupe were badly damaged as drivers of each vehicle claiming a green light, collided al South Market and All Saints streets Monday afternoon. Sergt. Ben Phebus wiio investigated, said insurance was carried by Western Maryland Warehouse Co., owners of the truck and Robert Roark, Cambridge, owner of the coupe. Driver Harry Lee Keller, Buckeystown, operator of the truck was going west on East All Saints street. Floyd M. Ziegenfuss, Rt. 1. Macunga, Pa., driver of the coupe, was traveling north on South Market. Each operator had two passengers. No one was injured. Five-Day Forecast Five-day forecast: Maryland and Delaware: Fair and rather cold Wednesday becoming warmer Thursday and Friday. Rain likely Saturday* or Sunday followed by colder again about Sunday. Temperatures for the period will average near or a few degrees above seasonal normals. Normal afternoon highs are 45 to 51 and normal early morning lows vary from the mid 20's in the mountains to the mid 30'a in eastern and southern counties and on the Del Mar peninsula. NATO Asked To Speed Up Europe Army \ Soviets Hurry Delivery Of MIGs To Satellites, Council Is Told ROME. Nov. 27 Wl--The United States and Belgium Introduced separate resolutions to the North Atlantic Council today designed to speed up establishment of a European army. Both resolutions were quickly referred to the NATO deputies, who will try to combine them into one plan to put before the Council tomorrow. The Council chairman, External Affairs Minister Lesier B. Pearson of Canada, said he thought the "margin between i the two plans) was not very great," He described the plans as an effort to give a "push forward" to the move for the European army and for bringing in countries other than those belonging to the North A t l a n t i c Treaty Orgamxa- tion, presumably a reference to West Germany. Other developments today at the NATO meeting included: 1. A private breakfast at which Gen. Eisenhower entertained British Foreign Secretary A n t h o n y Eden. Eisenhower appealed for British agreement to the appointment of an American n a v a l commander for the North A t l a n t i c and adoption of .30 caliber a m m u n i - tion as the standard for the Atlantic armies' small arm. 1 .. 2. A meeting of the Big Three Foreign and Defense Ministers to discuss the proposed Middle East command. 3. A report to the Council on the military might of Russia and the satellites in which, acmong other things, it was said the Soviet Union is speeding her MIG-15 jet fighter--of Korean f i g h t i n g fame--to the air forces of her partners. 4. The Council approved the report from the NATO Chiefs of Staff on stepping up the program for b u i l d i n g a combat-ready force by the end of next year, informed sources say the report calls for up to 40 divisions by the end of 1SI32, and up to 70 in a longer range program by the end of 1D54. The report on Russian military might was compiled by Eisenhower's Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Alfred Gruenthcr. Gruenther's report was put before the Council side by side with Eisenhower's estimate of the forces he needs to p a r t i a l l y counterbalance the power of Russia and her followers. Informed sources say SHAPE believes Russia would have about 175 first line divisions available at the beginning of a war, with probable quick expansion to 200 to 300 divisions. A Russian division, however, is only about half the size of a U. S. division. Gruenther reported that the Russian M1G jets--already well proven in Korean air battles--are speedily replacing piston-engincd planes in satellite air forces. The MIG's are powered with an engine adapted from the British Rolls Royce Nene, some of which were sold to the Soviet Union in 1948. The U. S. and Britain now are concentrating on jet engines with more powerful compressors. Disarmament Talks Behind Closed Doors PARIS. Nov. 27 (/P)---The United States today was expected to press for a time limit on any secret disarmament discussions that may result from a proposal to take the cast-west disarmament debate off the world soap box and put it behind closed doors. The U. S. once more took the initiative from the Russians by the swift American approval yesterday of the proposal before the United Nations General Assembly that the United States. Soviet Union, France and Britain try to agree on disarmament in private talks. The discussions would be under the chairmanship of Assembly President Luis PadiUa Nervo of Mexico. The U. S. move left it squarely up to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky to say whether his nation would participate. A "no answer would be interpreted generally as unwillingness to go halfway in taking every preferred chance to restore world stability. Vishinsky yesterday told newsmen he was thinking over the proposal, made by Pakistan, Iraq and Svria and supported by India. Stefan Wierbloski of Poland, ad- clresMng the U. N. political com- j miUre toOay. repeated Soviel charges that western disarmament proposals actually are aimed at preventing disarmament. He avoided mention of the Asian-Arab plan Cor secret discussions, A spokesman for the U. S. delegation said there appeared to be general agreement among the western Big Three that the proposer secret discussions would be useful, Oiie-Time Top Red Is Ousted LONDON, Nov. 27 iff)--Moscow- trained Rudolf Slansky, one-time hatchet man of Czechoslovak Communism, has been fired as Vice Premier and arrested for "activifies against the state," the Prague radio announced today. The arrest was ordered by Communist President Klement Gottwald at the suggestion of Premier Antonin Zapotcoky because "investigations into activities of subversive groups" brought out facts that "convict Slansky," Slansky was removed from his job as secretary-general of the Czechoslovak Communist parly last September in a move tied by western observers to Koscow orders to the Czech Communists to tighten their ranks against inroads of "Ti- toism." The announcement at that time said Slansky would get "another important state post." The Czech government shakeup was believed to have been linked with growing unrest in Czechoslovakia at the rising demands of the ruling Communists for greater production to feed the Soviet war machine. The demands on Czech economy created critical shortages and passive resistance among some workers. An underground source reported from Czechoslovakia last month that the Slansky ouster came because the Oatis case backfired. The Czech Communists imprisoned and convicted Associated Press correspondent William N. Oatis as a "spy," sentencing him to 10 years. The trial was denounced throughout the non-Communist world. WINDS STRONG Winds reached near gale force overnight, bringing somewhat colder weather into the city and county for a stay of several days. The temperature dropped to 29 at the State Police barracks, and 34 at the Weather Bureau station at the airport. The mercury was scheduled to stay around 40 today and tomorrow, then begin rising Thursday., Tho observer said there could be a few snowflakes during the cloudy skies expected to mark today and tomorrow. . f* Five Planes Shot Down In /ar In Air Communists Lost Four And U. S. One In Northwest Korea SEOUL. Korea, Nov. 27 W)-Four Communist M1G-15 jets anc a U. S. K-80 Shooting Star were shot down in two battle:} today in a fierce flareup of the aitt war ove Northwestern Korea. Four MIGs were damaged in to day's double-barrelled action. Th figures wci e reported by the U. S F i f t h Air Force. Ground fighting slowed almost t a .standstill as truce negotiator agreed on a provisional cease-fir l i n e across the Korean peninsula and discussed supervision of a truce The provisional line will become the cease-fire mark if negotiator agree in 30 days--by Dec. 27--01 terms o£ a full armistice. Sides are free to keep up th ground air and sea fighting durini the 30-day period. It was considered n certainty tha air and sea warfare would go on unabated. A lull was expected in ground action on the theory i would be wasteful of men and ma terials to take new ground and have to give it up almost immedl nlely in the event of an armistice There was a marked decrease in the number of close support mis .sions flown by allied warplane; Tuesday. By noon, only one striki had been called for by the Infantry It killed an estimated 15 Commu soldiers on the eastern front. Cease-Fire Agreement [s Signed Negotiators Differ On How Armistice In Korea Is To Be Supervised MUNSAN, Korea, Nov. 27 Truce negotiators signed a cease- ire line agreement today and im- ·nediatoly developed two vital dif- erences on how to supervise an armistice in Korea. United Nations delegates insisted t: 1. Joint allied-Communist inspection teams with "free access to all parts of Korea." 2, Provision against military suildups by either side. Neither point was included in a nlan proposed by the Reds, who nave never permitted outsiders in Communist Korea, The differences developed in a session described by the top allied negotiator as "short and sweet." The full five-man negotiating teams approved a ccaso-fire line agreement opening the way for an armistice within 30 days. Then they plunged into the next truce question. That is supervision of an armistice. Each presented its own ideas. The two plans were in 'general agreement on four points: (1) shooting to stop when an armistice is signed. 2 a Joint commission to supervise the truce (3) all forces to withdraw from the buffer zone and enemy territory after the armistice is signed and (4) armed troops to stay out of the buffer zone. Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, chief U. N. delegate, presented the seven- point allied plan after hearing th« Communist suggestions "We started the ball rolling by telling the Communists their proposal wasn't broad anough on tho general principles (for supervision). Then we gave them an idea of what we wanted." Joy said. The Communists asked for an adjournment until 11 a. m. Wednesday 10 p. m. Tuesday est) to study the U. N. plan. Admiral Joy sought to speed settlement q£ the remaining points by proposing each side begin now compiling necessary data on the exchange of prisoners. The Reds made no reply and the truce teams plunged into the problem of supervising the armistice. Sing 'Messiah' Here Dec. 12 Handel's immortal oratorio, "Th Messiah." will have its third annua performance in Frederick on Wed nesday night, December 12, with Dr. Earlc Blakeslee directing the rnqmbers of the Frederick Commun ity Chorus and the Frederick-Hooc College Orchestra. The oratorio will be presented it the auditorium of Frederick High School at 8.15 p. m. The four soloists heard last yea: have been engaged again by tin unanimous vote of the Community C'rforus. Ihcy are Miss Anna Mari Euddc, of the Hood College faculty noprano; Mrs. J. D. Duve, of Fred crick, contralto; Robert Price, tenor and Wilham McCully, bass-baritone both of New York. It was the decision of the music ians that there should be no solicit ing of funds to defray the expensi of the event, as was done last year Instead, they will depend on th small balance in their treasury and upon whatever they may receiv from the evening's offering. Th oratorio is therefore presented as a Christmas gift to Frederick and surrounding territory. Separate rehearsals of orchestra and chorus have been going on weekly since September at Hood College, where Dr. Blakeslee head of the music department. Northern Maine Is Under 12-Inch Snow By The Associated Press The storm which hit the north eastern part of the country dimin ished today after leaving up to 12 inches of snow in northern Maine Light snow continued in parts o northern New England. There wen flurries in the eastern Great Lake region and the Appalachians. Generally fair weather was re ported in other parts of the country except for showers in the northwes' Pacific states as far south as north ern California and eastward into the northern Rockies. The weather was on the chilly side over the eastern two-thirds 01 the nation except in Florida. Each Side Claims Armistice Victory TOKYO, Nov. 27"(IP)--Allied and Communist radios today claimed a great victory in the agreement reached at Panmunjom on a Korean buffer zone. It was a question of which propaganda broadcast you listened tot. The "Voice of the United Nations Command" said: "The provisional settlement of item two (the buffer zone) represents a triumph of persistence by the UNC and the productive results of an unwavering perseverance to produce an agreement that ] has been avoided by the Communists for more than four months." The Communist North Korean Pyongyang rdio said: "Our delegates not only succeeded in overcoming the difficult and evil intentloned obstruction to the adoption of item two but, maintaining their basic methods, our delegates smashed the destructive intentions of the enemy against the/ ' conference agenda." Each warned the agreemeri didn't mean peace. Each blamed the other for delay. British Commander Makes State Calls ANNAPOLIS. Nov. 27 (IP)--Vice- Adm. Sir William Andrews, Britain's naval commander in the West Indies, called on- Gov. McKeldin and the area's top service officers today. They, in turn, were guests of-the admiral for luncheon aboard his flagship, the 9,100-ton cruiser Sheffield, in Baltimore harbor. Adm. Andrews stopped first at the Naval Academy, where he received military honors and was greeted by Vice-Adm, Harry W. Hill, the superintendent. Then he visited the State House to chat with the Governor. Later the admiral and his party paid a formal call on Lt. Gen. Edward H. Brooks, commanding general of the Second Army, at Fort Meade. He inspected the Marine honor guard at Annapolis and the guard at Fort Meade. favorite Guessing Game KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. 27 (fl 5 )-President Truman kept even his intimates puzzled today over whether he will seek re-election. His press secretary, Joseph Short, voiced officially what other White House aides have said off the record: "Your guess is as good as mine." Nobody, even those who insisted Mr. Truman wants to throw the Democratic nomination to Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of the Unit, ed States Supreme Court professed to know whether Mr. Truman would accept it or whether he could win the nomination for the noted jurist. The President, who says he won't reveal his intentions for 1952 um\il after he submits hit three major messages to Congress in January, seems satisfied to keep everyont guessing. He is concentrating, for the moment, on dominating th« decisions of tha party. 1N£"W SPA PERI N E W S P A P E R !

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