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Today's News Today A P. LEASED WIRE AND "FEATURES NBA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Some cloudiness and not so cold tonight; lowest 20-25 west and 2530 east portion. Thursday fair and warmer. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 38 Press Run . Today I New* \ Post -7.E73 -9,050 } Total--10.925 FREDERICK, MD., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1951 SECTIONS EIGHTEEN PAGES SECTION PRICE--THREE CENTS . Eighth Army Orders Ground Forces To Stop Shooting Internal Revenue Bureau Boots Out 31 Employes $ Truman Fires Bureau Head InTrisco , 30 Others Ousted By Dunlap In Major Shakeup After Scandals Exposed Plane Fired On At Swatow WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 The Truman Administration today booted 31 officials and employes from its scandal-hit tax collecting ' organization. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 Navy reported today one of its patrol planes was fired on by a wooden vessel about 50 miles east of the south China port of Swa- tow. Brief reports received here said the American plane was not hit by some 50 rounds of machine gun fire at a range of about 2,000 yards. Swatow is near the southern end of the Formosa Strait, which has been patrolled by the Navy since the start of hostilities in Korea. The report described the other- n Admimsiranon urn*, unidentified surface craft as officials and employes j- reporte d one of its attack planes slightly damaged , ,, Top official to get the axe was en twQ Red . MIG . 15 fighters James G. Smyth, Internal Revenue j umped a Navy fl ; ght on the norih- coUector at San Francisco. He was J already under suspension. Smyth's removal by President Truman was announced at Key West, Fla., where the President is visiting. Presidential Secretary Joseph Short said Smyth was fired "for failure to manage his office properly." As a presidential appointee, Smyth could be ousted only by the President. Within half an hour after the Key West action, James B. Dunlap, Commissioner of Revenue, announced here the ousting of 30 others as part of his drive to eliminate "unfit" employes. It was the biggest single shakeup eince aa investigation by a House Ways and Means Stlbcom- mittee turned up repeated indications of corruption or inefficiency in many spots'in the Federal tax collection service. It brought the total score since the inquiry to these figures: Three collectors, in charge of regional offices, fired. Three others resigned while un- of Korea yesterday. A spokesman said this was the first time enemy planes had appeared in this sector. Three Navy planes were reported lost yesterday, ( one to enemy ground fire and two as a result of operational accidents. State, City, County Road Matters Up Highway Research Board Representatives Here For Two-Day Conference Representatives of the Highway _ _ Research Board of the National Maryland footb.ll players Alumni Magazine Says Streit Exceeded Bounds In Criticism COLLEGE PARK, Nov. 28 i/PV--A New York judge "reached far beyond his jurisdiction to grab national headlines in condemning the enrollment of football players from states other than Maryland." states an editorial prepared for the Maryland Alumni Magazine. The editorial replies to Judge Paul Streit who last week included Maryland in a denunciation ot what he called commercialism and overemphasis on college football. The judge noted that 62 of 97 Research Council conferred with the Board of County Commissioners and County Enjineer Roger H. Willard today in connection with the board's study of intergovernmental I from other states. "Like many recent critics of sports at all levels," said the Alumni Magazine editor al. "Judge Streit's fingerpointing indicated unfamiliarity with athletic competi- relationships in highways in Maryland. The study is being made at the request of the State Commission on Administrative Organization and state Ma ., yland in particular." It went on to record that while 800 high schools in Pennsylvania field football teams, only 25 have football teams in Maryland. "Could AanrniisiHmv* W8 «««..v.. ~~ Pennsylvania colleges accommodate the board representatives, Norman j all Q£ ^ siaWs high school stars y der investigation. Thirty-eight lesser fired, and 5 resigned. employes Dunlap did not announce the specific charges against the 30 em- ployes he dismissed today. Dunlap said "disciplinary actions" less severe than the 30 cases also have been taken against a number of other employes but he did not elaborate. 100 Divisions By 1954 Aim ROME, Nov. #)--The 12 Atlantic Allies today en4 five days of consultation charting the way--they hope--to raise western defense forces in Europe to 100 divisions of combat and reserve troops by the end of 1954. Concrete decisions on boosting the western army and solving the complex problems sprouting from a desired butter-plus-guns economy, are expected in January, when the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Council meets again. President Truman and British Prime Minister Churchill will confer in "Washington before tnen and may bulldoze a couple of stumbling blocks out of the road. They include a NATO North Atlantic naval commander and the standardizing of rifles and machine guns. The council yesterday boosted to 100 divisions its program of 1954 strength. Earlier it had set a goal of 70 combat divisions at the end of the next three years. v Sources reporting this new goal were vague about the details of how many men would come from which nation. But they did say that the new goals include reserves capable of being mobilized and equipped within a month if needed. They added that the figure does not include troops from Greece and Turkey, two novitiate members who probably soon will be approved as full partners in the alliance. Jury To Get Gamiiig Trial A jury trial in a case in which ;he Frederick Moose Home. Inc. has been charged with permitting operation of gaming devices was requested before Magistrate Wilbur F. Sheffield by State's - At- ;orney Charles U. Price in Peoples Court this morning. The request was granted. Counsel for the local Moose 3ome, Edwin F- Nikirk, entered a plea of not guilty to the warrant which had charged the organiza- ;ion in four counts of violation of ;he state gaming laws. Walter J. Hinehart, of East Third street, a member of the organization, was also present in court this morning. The,local Moose Home was raided on October 6 by officers of the city police, Who waited outsidfr- of :he premises for a search warrant aefore entering the establishment. The warrant charges the Moose ZJlub with 1, keeping a gaming table for the purpose of gambling, 2, managing a gaming table, 3, having an ^nterest in a gaming table and the profits thereof, and 4, permitting a gaming table to be kept in said building Following the entrance of the city officers into the home, five slot machines were found in a walk- in refrigerator in the building, located at 110-112 West South street and occupied by Frederick Lodge No. 371, Loyal Order of Moose. They were confiscated by the police. A 30-day suspended sentence was given Martin L. Ropp, of Frederick Junction, after the defendant was found guilty of a charge of being drunk and disorderly. A traffic violation collateral was forfeited by Bertha Irene Lottes,of Baltimore. $10 for exceeding 30. Sgt. Daniel Swomley made the arrest. all Q£ Hebden and W. L. Haas, have al- | it askec j. Stores Stay Open On Wednesday Afternoons Frederick merchants catering to the Christmas trade keep their stores open on Wednesday afternoons, starting today, until December 25. The customary Wednesday afternoon closings will be resumed the first week in January, it is understood. On Wednesday, December 26, the stores will be closed, according to the Chamber of Commerce schedule. The Wednesday afternoon store hours apparently will not change the parking meter arrangement Under a revision of regulations some weeks ago, a "free ride'' on the meters was provided after one o'clock on Wednesday afternoons Word from City Hall today was that the meters would remain inoperative on those afternoons. HELD UNDER COLLATERAL A woman docketed as Mary Bruchey, Frederick, was taken into custody early today on a loitering charge by city police. The woman had been taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital some time prior to her arrest for treatment of a head wound. She claimed to offi- ,v cers that she was struck but other IT reports were thnt she fell and hit her head. Officer Shook made the ·V.frest and she collateral, held under $5 "The New York judge might be interested to learn that Maryland's June 1951 graduating class included . d . n t e the ready visited five counties. They will spend at least today and tomorrow in Frederick county, plan- . | «7*7 J - V / J l » - J ^ » * k^V*." »JII»«I.«»««TI.' - . . -- - - - ning to talk with city officials f o u r corners o f the earth." They '.'did not come to Maryland for the interception of forward passes."' "Maryland's c h a m p i o n s h i p (Southern Conference! soccer team is 'loaded* with South American boys, who, if they wanted to go to college for the purpose of excelling in soccer, would have remained in South America where stadiums are filled with record crowds for the sort of football that is popular in South America. "Currently, Maryland's boxing team shows a lad, who, with his Juniors Can't Tell The Time LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 Some Los Angeles High School juniors can't even tell the time of day. The city school system, under fire from many quarters, tossed its critics another handful of bullets yesterday by announcingnt -had discovered: Eighteen percent of 11,000 A-ll students covered in a questionnaire don't know how many months there are in a year. Sixteen percent aren't sure why the Fourth of July is a national holiday. Nine percent don't know how many 3-cent stamps you can buy for 75 cents. Five percent failed to answer correctly the question, "what is one half of 70?" Fifty percent did not know how many U. S. Senators are permitted from each state. Sixty-two percent--the biggest percentage of failure on any one question--could not tell whether Philip Murray, the CIO leader, was associated with unions or the Standard Oil Co. And three percent couldn't tell time. The test was given to all students with an intelligence quotient of 75 or higher. . · Maurice G. Blair, associate superintendent in charge of ^curriculum, said a number of children deliberately gave wrong answers in a spirit of rebellion against having to take the simplified test. Numerous parent groups have criticized the school system's use of "progressive" e d u c a t i o n a l methods. "We thought our methods were clicking fairly well," said Blair. "This test was an eye opener." Thursday. A report will finally be prepared for consideration by the State Organization Commission in preparing its recommendations to Governor McKeldin and the Legislature. The objective of the study is to analyze and evaluate existing legal authority and administrative practice concerning relationships in highway matters between all levels of government in Maryland--State, county and city: and on the basis of the facts determined to develop ways and means of bringing about the most effective cooperative relationships in order to assure the advancement of State and local lijhway problems. A statement from the Research Board said that the best way to or- janize and coordinate the interests, responsibilities and relationships Detween the units of government administering highway is a major pro.blem. It pointed out that each of the several governmental units --State, county and city--is resoon- sible for some portion of the road street network within the boundaries of the State, but said hi?h- ways are essentially multi-use facilities and therefore, an overlapping of interest is inevitably involved. The study, it said, Is not intended to be an investigation of efficiency or of conduct of operations, but an impersonal analysis of working procedures and the statutes governing them. All relationships between State, county and city will be examined as they involve legal authority, organization and administration, fiscal aid and other services, planning and programming, standards, cooperative working procedures covering such aspects of highway activity as land acquisition, construction and maintenance, traffic control, and use of equipment. Facts will be gathered showing, for instance, points of contact between the several levels of government in highway work and how they were established, delegation of powers of negotiation, assignment of State and local responsibility, road classification, pattern of local road administration, how joint projects are initiated, etc. father, scouted every college team in the United States that had a boxing squad. The young Ronald Rhodes, who is middleweight open champion of Texas, hails from Abilene. "Similarly, William McGinnis, national -scholastic junior middleweight champion of the Carolina Golden Gloves, as well as champion of the Piedmont tournament, hails from Kannapolis, N. C. He actually visited schools near his home before electing to come to Maryland. "Similarly. C .rry Garber. world all-Army champion, from San Jose, Calif., chose to come to Maryland. 1 ' "No one solicited them." The' editorial declared "Maryland did not skyrocket to the top rung it now occupies in the national football spotlight. That position was earned by acquisition oE an able coech and is the result of intelligent recruitment of talent which not only can play football but can also pass the tests and exams needed for graduation." It also "is simply a case of brilliant development under the experienced administration of President H. C. Byrd. an executive who appreciates the objective values of athletic.-;." The editorial claims that while "the accusing finger points at a University of Maryland policy." it "obviously was brought about by the prominence of a Sugar Bowl invitation. That being the case, ignorance of the situation and precedent is again manifest, for in 1947 Maryland's boxing team went to the Susar Bowl to defeat Michigan The Marylad football team, undefeated in nine regular games, will play Tennessee in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on New Yenr's Day. Red Answer Awaited By 6 Big Three' U. S., Britain And France Accept Plan Of Arab-Asia For Disarmament Talks PARIS, Nov. 28 i/T)--The western Big Three today formally accepted the Asian-Arab plan for private disarmament talks, but Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vlshinsky dodged direct appeals to give the Russian answer. With western acceptance, the decision on the clorcd-door discussions lay squarely up to Russia, Observers at the United Nations General Assembly felt Vishinsky's refusal to give a straight answer meant the Kremlin has not mndc up its mind whether it wants to get down to brass tacks about ridding the world of growing arms programs. Luis Bnttlc-Berrcs of Uruguay and Salvador P. Lopez of the Philippines, speaking at today's session of the Assembly's political committee, both appealed to Vishinsky .0 speak up. They said it was useless for delegates from l i t t l e countries to keep on talking about disarmament without knowing Russia's answer. Vishinsky. pretending not to ·attire Here Stamps To Low Of 15 Unionville Has 12; Warmer Weather May Bring; Rainy Weekend Culler Lake here and county ponds were encased in ice a?ain this morning as the temperature 4-AIarm Fire In Washington On Pa. Avenue Hotel, Store And Government Area Threatened WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 WV-A four-alarm fire just off Pcnnsylva- ^ _ _ nia avenue threatened a hotel, de- dropp'ed" tci "the surprisingly low I partmcnt^ store, and ^government figure of 15 above zero at the a i r 1 " " " ""' l "" r J Criminal Charges ' Set For December 5 Trial of pending criminal charges against Earl L. Routzahn, Frederick, who has been released from Spring Grove State Hospital, where he was committed in October, and is now in jail, has been set for December 5 in Circuit Court, it was learned today. port weather station. Unionville had an official 12 above during one of the coldest nights of the Fall. A heavy frost formed and the ground was frozen. Some automobile radiators were reported affected by the extreme cold. Temperatures were rebounding this morning after the sun had been up for several hours. The temperature rose to 27 at the airport by 9 a. m. It was expected to reach a top in the low forties. The observer said the remainder of the month, which has been an unusually cold November, would turn rather mild. He predicted sunny and warmer weather, with a high in the fifties, tomorrow and sunny and warmer on the last day of November Friday. Rainy Weekend Possible BALTIMORE, Nov. 28 W 3 )--The Weather Bureau today predicted rising temperatures tomorrow and Friday will pave the way for some likely rain over the weekend. Then more colder weather. Under Pressure To Drop Cases WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 ()-- T. Lamar Cauctle testified today that Routzahn faces two indictments i members of Congress and other in- each charging assault with intent to have carnal knowledge, attempted incest and assault and battery. A third pending indictment charges contributing to the absence of proper care and guardianship of a minor. It is not known whether all of the indictments will be taken up at the time of trial. Routzahn was committed to the Spring Grove State Hospital by Associate J u d g e Patrick M. Schnauffer after State Board of Mental Hygiene, following an investigation, found the man was of such mental capacity as to prevent him from properly conducting his defense'or advising as to its conduct. Apparently the board has now found after a further examination that Routzahn can stand tria}. The judge signed an order directing Routzahn's release from Spring Grove and his transfer to the custody of Sheriff Anders. Hearing on a criminal information involving an assault and battery charge has been set for trial in Circuit Court Friday. Carroll Thomas, colored, Clarksburg, who has been held in jail, asked for an fluential persons put "tremendous pressures" on him to drop prosecution of tax offenders while he was head of the Justice Department's tax division. Caudle, recently fired from his post as Assistant Attorney General by President Truman, told House investigators: "There were continuous requests for conferences by honorable people--continuously calling you up-continuously contending you made a' mistake by ordering prosecutions." Caudle didn't name' any of those who he said sought to influence him. Nor did the House Ways and Means subcommittee investigating the nationwide income tax scandals ask him to do so. The witness said among those who came to his office or who telephoned him about tax cases were Senators, Congressmen, presidents of organizations and others of similar stature. section of the capital before dawn today. Firemen battling the flames In below-freezing weather confined damage to two Eleventh street buildings across the street from the Washington Evening Star, and around the corner from FBI headquarters. A fireman, Pvt. Andrew Goldsmith, was seriously injured when an air blast from an exploding third floor window blew him off a 40-foot ladder. One three-story building occupied by a dance hall, a billiard parlor and a pawnbroker exchange was gutted. A second housing a chain drug store, watch repair shop and a photographers studio was damaged. Actual dollar damage has not been estimated but probably will not be high. The importance of the fire was due to the area in which it occurred. Nearby are two large hotels-the Raleigh and the Harrington-and several department stores and government buildings. The latter include the Justice Department and Post Office Department. The Evening' Star, one of the city's largest newspapers,' is located just across the street. The Associated Press offices are in this building. Guests of a small hotel two doors from the fire were routed in the 28 degree weather. The two buildings which were burned were, like others in the block, old brick structures two to four stories, high, occupied mainly by restaurants, night clubs, dance halls, clothing and radio- television stores. WINDOW BROKEN City Police received a call about 7:15 a. m. that a window had been broker, at the Markell and Ford GETS 10 YEARS ARLINGTON, Va , Nov. 28 (#)-William -Robert Payne, 25, was sentenced today to 10 years imprisonment for the kidnaping of a young bride who was taken from her bedroom at gunpoint, driven mile* away to a park »nd vaped. immediate trial, waiving the right, c o a j y ar( i office on South Carroll to grand jury action, through his Willougliby's 'Intelligence* Held Faulty (Willoughby's story on Page 7.) »y HAL BOYLE NEW YORK--WV- Some Army officers retire gracefully. Others retire like Maj. Gen. Charles A. WiUoufihby, former chief of IntolliRoncv for Gen. Douglas MacArlhur, They carry their mental wounds back into civil lite. General Willoughby has a grudge. lie Is mad at a fair segment of the American press for the coverage of the Korean war. Sheathing his sword and taking up Ills pen, he attacks six correspondents, including this 'writer, and three weekly news magazines in an article in the December issue of "Cosmopolitan." His general charges against the newsmen arc Hint we spread defeatism, "confused an unhappy public." And had "a marked tendency to smear General MacArthur." He even Roes so far as to assert: "The nuance of defeat created an atmosphere of tension, uneasiness, and distrust between' Tokyo and Washington. This is believed to have been the major cause of the MacArthur-Truman split." I do not know who believes this, unless it Is General Willoughby himself. And 1 don't even really believe he does, except on rainy days. The general accuses the six war reporters of being "often inaccurate, biased, prejudiced, petulant. x x x their reporting furnished aid know what they were talking about, and comfort 1o the enemy." said Russia was just as interested in hearing the views of Uruguay and the Philippines as the latter were in hearing Russia's. Perhaps Wllloughby, now being free of military duties, ought to cot n job us ft cub reporter on a newspaper and find out what the L. I V l i t 4 * _ U * I I £ ^ f. 1 \ · t.t*T | « .-I. · 1 * 1 Chairman Finn Moe of Norway I function of a Iroci press is m ni de- then adjourned the meeting and cancelled the committee's scheduled afternoon session. Western acceptance of the plan for secret talks was announced to the committee by British Minister mociacy. 11 is this: To find out the truth--and then print it. The duty of a war reporter on tho battlefield isn't to gloss over disaster or hide the mistakes of the top brass. U isn't his duty to burn of State Selwyn Lloyd,'who spoke incense before the altar of a two- for the United States and France, stnr, .self-inflating e«o It is his as well as 6 his own country. The private-talk proposal, was put forward Monday by Pakistan, Iraq and Syria--two days after Vishinsky turned down western proposals for disarming. The resolution before the committee calls for the Big Four to pet together behind closed doors, with Luis Padilla Ncrvo of Mexico, the General Assembly president, presiding. U. S. Delegate Philip C. Jessup approved the idea at once, but it was not formally embraced by all three western powers until today. Lloyd told the 60-memberpoliti- cal committee a time limit should be placed on the discussions to keep from delaying U. N. disarmament efforts. Tax Rale Up 15 Cents To Pay Teachers More ELLICOTT CITY, Nov. 28 M)--· Howard county commissioners announced today a ]5-cent increase in the tax rate to pay for higher teacher salaries. The commissioners set the tax rate for 1952 at $1.85 per $100 ot assessable property. The county budget for the coming year calls for expenditures totaling §898,- 246.80. The teacher pay increases added $60,200 to the budget, the commissioners said in a statement accompanying the announcement of the rate. Had it not been for the necessity of raising teachers' pay, the statement continued, it would have been possible to reduce the tax rate by three cents, instead of increasing it. attorney, Thomas S. Glass. Pending criminal appeals Of Pedar Peterson and Earl Webster Michael have been dismissed by the appellants. The appeal of Clinton F. Nok«« hat been itett«d . street. An investigation by Officer Shook brought out that an apparently intoxicated man, whose name was not learned, staggered and fell against the window, breaking it. Thert wa» no entry ef tht building. 124.4 Per Cent Of Quota Achieved Here Frederick county achieved 124.4 per cent of its quota in the Treasury Department's defense bond drive \vhich extended from September 3 through October 27, State Director Richard H. Dixon, Jr. announced. The percentage figure was precisely that of the State as a whole, where total sales of E, F and G bonds during the drive amounted to $10,826,759 as compared to the quota of $8,700,000. The E bond sales were $9,690,359 and the F and G bonds were $1,136,400. The Frederick county quota was $187,000. The county stood twelfth in the final returns. On the percentage of achievement, Howard was first and Charles county second. STOCKS MOVE AHEAD NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (#)--The slock market moved ahead a little for the third successive session today but the pace ws» slow and the gaini were small. LADIES' NIGHT TONIGHT A complete floor show imported from Baltimore and dancing following will be the entertainment at the ladies night given by Columbia Lodge No. 58, A. F. and A. Masons at tlie Masonic Temple tonight. T.he floor show will include singers and a magician's act, and Russell Hinds, of near Middletown, will furnish music from an electric organ for the evening's ·entertainment. Dancing will follow and light refreshments will be served. E. Eugene Thomas is general chairman of the affair, and Charles V. Main is Worshipful Master of the Lodge. COUNTY ANNIVERSARY ELLICOTT CITY, Nov. 28 W-Howard county officially commemorated its 100th anniversary today in a resolution invoking the "blessing of the Almighty" on the county and its people. The resolution, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners, described the county as having "retained its quality of gracious living and its original charm as a thrifty and prosperous agricultural community of good neighbors." duly to find out what is happening in the war--and let the people back homo know what is happening. That is what 1ho soldiers themselves want him to do. His only restriction is this--never to write any- t h i n g thnt will threaten the actual combat security of the troops. My own feeling is that General Willoughby has taken up n blunderbuss against the press to hide his own blunders. It was--In the opinion of a number of trained war correspondents on the scene--the reporting of General Willoughby himself that gave "aid 'and comfort to the enemy" and let down General MacArthur. As top intelligence oflicer it was his job to give MacArthur an estimate of the enemy's capability under any condition. In the case of the Chinese Reds the Tokyo headquarters Intelligence staff dismally failed to do this. The White House records of the Truman-MacArthur conference on Wake Island on Oct. 15, 1950, show that MacArthur was asked what the chances were of Chinese or Soviet interference in Korea, And MacArthur was quoted in reply: "Very little, x x x We are no longer fearful ot their intervention. We no longer stand hat in hand. "The Chinese have 300,000 men in Manchuria. Of these probably not more than 100,000 to 125,000 are distributed along the Yalu river. Only 50,000 to 60,000 could be gotten across the Yalu river. They have no air force. Now that we have bases for our air force in Korea, if the Chinese tried to get down to Pyongyang there would be the greatest slaughter." Presumably, Willoughby supplied this estimate to his chief. That was his job. Forty days later the U. N. announced its "win-the-war' 1 offensive. On that day--Nov. 24--Tokyo headquarters intelligence still put the total Chinese and North Korean enemy in Korea at only 100,000 men. It was an extremely costly miscalculation. Tremendous numbers of waiting Chinese Reds rose up, split the allied drive and forced a long withdrawal. On Dec. 2--eight days after the attack began--MacArthur estimated the enemy at 600,000 men, including 500,000 Chinese and 100,000 North Koreans. Where did this vast force mushroom from; why did allied intelligence have no inkling of it? It should have. Who really let MacArthur down in the lost battle near the Yalu--a few newspapermen or his own chief of intelligence? General Willoughby's argument is with history, not with newsmen carrying out their responsibility to the American public. To report the major mistakes of a major general is no criticism of the Amer- Stay Under Cover For Defense Order Comes Soon After Provisional Cease-Fire Line Is Agreed Upon SEOUL. Korea, Nov. 28 (ff) --Field dispatches based on. allied officers reports said ground fighting in Korea came to a complete stop today, with only the official an- ! nouncement lacking to pro- j claim a cease-fire. i Troops of the United Nations, last night and early today, received orders tiot to fire at the enemy unless he attacked, field dispatches said. By mid-afternoon, apparently well aware of the gentlemen's agreement* Chinese soldiers played volley hall in full view of non-shooting American troops. SEOUL, Korea, Nov. 28 f/f--·The U. S. Eighth Army today ordered its men to slop shooting at Reds in Korea but to stay under cover and defend themselves. The order came about 24 hours after United Nations command and Communist negotiators at Panmun- 3om agreed on a provisional cease- fire line. The order was carried out quickly by ground forces. But the war went on In the air. AP Correspondent Milo Farneti on. the western front quoted a U. S. Third Division officer that allied ground forces have stopped shooting at the Communists "for all practical purposes.' 1 The officer said an Eighth Army directive told all units on the front not to fire on Reds Unless neees- PROPERTY SOLD A deed was recorded in the clerk s office for the sale of a property at 337 South Market street from Mrs. Florence A. Snook to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Butler, Jr., consideration being in the neighborhood of $5,000, according to j-revenue itamp*. to sary. "We are not shooting at them unless they shoot at us," the officer said. "It will be a period of watchful waiting while we see how serious the Communists are about our 30-day cease-fire proposal." The provisional cease-fire line Is to become the cease-fire line only it negotiators reach a complete armistice by Dec. 27. The officer said the Eighth Army order instructed all commanders to "maintain combat effectiveness" to be ready for an allied offensive in case truce talks stumble. Air War Continues SEOUL, Korea, Nov. 28 W)-Three Red MIG-15s and a U. S. F-86 Sabre were knocked out of the sky today in jet battles that flared over northwest Korea for the second consecutive day. Ground fighting eased until even j the familiar thunder of artillery faded. But the U. S. 8th Army warned "as of this date there is no cease-firfe in Korea." The Sabre was lost when 28 of the fast U. S. planes swooped down on 40 MIGs. The Fifth Air Force said three MIGs were shot down and three others damaged. This brought the two-day toll of Red planes to seven destroyed and seven damaged. The U. S. lost an F-80 Shooting Star jet in Tuesday's air fighting and an F-84 Thunder} et to Communist ground fire. The ground war was quiet. N.Y.C. Expres^ 1$ Derailed ALBANY. N. Y., Nov. 28 (flV- The last seven cars of a 10-car New York Central express lurched from the rails at 75 miles an hour early today, but remained upright. Only one person--a crewman-was hurt The Easterner, bound from Cleveland to N|ew York, was halted by automatic emergency brakes near Stuyvesant, Columbia county, 19 miles south of Albany, at 1:30 a. m. The cause was not determined immediately. A railroad official said the train apparently hit a defective rail. The 86 passengers aboard--36 of them in the train's two sleepers --remained calm. One Pullman passenger slept through the derailment. Outside, the temperature was 12 above. ican Army, as such, many men, not one. An army is Even in this odd world, I doubt if Willoughby will be able to prove a man can whitewash himself by daubing the press with a worn tar brush. Surely he must always remember he didn't know what he ought to have known when 100,000 American soldiers marched toward 'Enormous Necklines" To Be 'Round Long Time NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (/?)--Thos* "enormous necklines" some wome» affect in television shows will b« around for a long time, Parisian clothing designer Jacques Fath predicted last night. He said the shoulder-to-shoulder neckline "is important" ^o TV women because the lower part of the body is usually not in the picture. his wronf intelligence was right Was it only a year ago? Hai the general forgotten already? The anguish and ambuth, hopeful that men who marched hav«n t. I a lEWSPAPERr

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