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· Today's News Today A. P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NEA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Fair tonight and Friday. Lowest to- nlKhl middle or upper 20s west and 30-33 east portion. Somewhat milder Friday. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 39 Press Run I News--7,875 t , Today \ Post --9.050 f Total--16.929 FREDERICK, MD., THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 29, 1951 TWO SECTIONS TWENTY-TWO PAGES FIRST SECTION PRICE--THREE CENTS United Nations Army Gets New'Shoot To Kill 9 Orders I City Budget · Given Public December 20 Decision Reached At Lengthy Meeting Last Night; 1952 Projects Outlined A public meeting when the city's 1952 budget will be presented was set for Thursday night, December 20, at a lengthy special meeting of the Mayor and Aldermen last night. The meeting, which continued until early this morning, was largely devoted to a discussion of a tentative budget. Mayor Donald B. Rice, in accordance with the provisions of the new charter, submitted a brief budget message with supplementary schedules of proposed appropriations from, the various municipal departments and other agencies. These were considered at length. The Mayor also outlined briefly proposed 1952 projects, using public improvement funds, and the Ma* r «r and Board discussed sources of revenue. No final decisions were reached on the budgetary matters, which will be the subject of further discussions. Mayor Rice said it is possible that something more definite may be determined early in the coming month and prior to the date of the public meeting. There has been no intimation as yet concerning a prospective tax rate figure for the next year. The Mayor and City Engineer W. Raymond Walter this morning went into conference with Norman Hebden and W. L. Haas, of the Highway Research Board of the National Research Council, who talked yesterday with the County Commissioners and County Engineer Roger H. Willard about intergovernmental relationships in highway matters. The Research Board is making a study of state, city and county highway relationships preparatory to making a report to the Sobeloff ' Commission of the State on Administrative Organization. The repre- ) sentatives of the board are visiting cities and counties throughout the State. The commissioners and Mr. Willard talked with Messrs. Hebden and Haas yesterday morning and the county engineer was with them again in the afternoon. Sen. Wherry Dies At 59 WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 Senator Kenneth S. Wherry of Nebraska, Republican floor leader of the Senate, died at 12.45 p. m., today at George Washington Hospital. He was 59. Doctors in attendance said the Senator died of pneumonia. Wherry had been ill for weeks. Some of those close to him said he was suffering from cancer. Wherry underwent an operation last month for removal of a growth in hi« intestine. He had left the hospital after a normal period and was reported recuperating. This morning, he was brought back to the hospital suffering fever and chills with respiratory complications. Wherry was serving his second term in the Senate. He was a lawyer by profession and had various business interests. Tournament Bid By Jaycees Members of the Frederick Junior Chamber of Commerce, at their November meeting at the Ox Fibre Brush Company last night, voted to bid for sponsoring the Central Atlantic Regional Softball Tournament next Labor Day and heard the two top winners in the Jaycee- sponsored "I Speak for Democracy" contest. ' · The business session followed a tour of the brush company plant |8nd facilities, and the Jaycees saw "many of the processes in operation. The meeting was one of a series to acquaint members with the products and operations at various industrial plants in the Frederick area, and was arranged by Raymond Bowers, Jr., program director. Miss Barbara Saylers, student at Frederick High School, and Miss Dora Louise Andrews, student at St. John's, who were first and second place winners respectively in the Jaycee-sponsored "I Speak for ^Democracy" contest, gave their prize-winning talks to the members last night. Miss Saylers was presented a $50 war bond as first prize, and a $25 war bond was given Miss Andrews as second prize. - ' A transcription of the winner's talk was made at WFMD following the competition on November 17, and will be judged for the state contest in Hagerstown on Saturday morning. The program of .the state judging will be on a special ^broadcast on WFMD-FM from 11 Wto 11:30 a. m. on Saturday. Lloyd Hoover was local chairman of the contest, and money for the prizes was contributed by local radio and television dealers. The Jaycees voted to · bid for Open Bids For Dial Building For C. And P. Telephone Company To Construct New Building Here" In Baltimore today bids will be opened for construction of a new building in Frederick to house dial equipment of the Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company. Seven building companies, three of them Frederick firms, were expected to submit bids on the three- story, fire resistant building to be erected to the rear of the East Patrick street telephone headquarters. Construction work is expected to get under way in December, Frank Simmons, manager of the Frederick office, announced, and July 1, 1952 has been set as probable date of completion of actual construction. Installation of dial equipment should be finished early in 1953, Mr. Simmons said. Frederick contractors who received specifications for the build- Ing and are expected to submit bids are: Frederick Construction Company, R. Patrick Turner, and Lloyd C. Culler. From Baltimore the following firms are probable bidders: Steiner Construction Company, Cogswell Construction Company, Cummins Hart, and the Baltimore Construction Company, Inc. Deadline for filing bids in the Baltimore office is 2 p. m. today. Dr.MeDonald Dies; Rites On Saturday Private Burial For Well Known Harpers Ferry Educator HARPERS FERRY. W. Va., Nov. 29 (/P)--Dr. Henry T. McDonald, for 45 years president of Storer College here, died last night at a hospital in nearby Charles Town. He was 79 and had been in and out of the hospital during the past six months. Two weeks ago his condition became worse and he again entered the hospital. Dr. McDonald had been in semi- retirement since he relinquished the presidency of the college in 1944, but one of his pet projects took a long step toward realization before he died. For 20 years he had worked for a Harpers Ferry National Park to commemorate John Brown's famous raid on the Federal arsenal here just before the Civil War. West Virginia now has appropriated money for the project and some work is being done on it. Maryland has approved the idea but lo far has put up no money for the part of the park in that state. Besides heading the Negro Gradual Withdrawal Of Troops Proposed MUNSAN, Korea, Nov. 29 Iff)-Communist negotiators today proposed immediately discussion of a plan for gradual withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea. The Reds said a withdrawal by stages after an armistice is signed would take care of allied fears that fighting will break out again after a truce goes, into effect. Since the discussions began the Reds have insisted on withdrawal of all foreign troops from Korea-a step the allies contend is a political matter which should be debated at a formal peace conference after the armistice is in effect. Lt. Gen. Nam II, chief Communist negotiator, injtected the new Red proposal with a hypothetical question at Thursday's session in Panmunjom. He asked whether the U. N. command would discuss the gradual withdrawal of foreign troops under the third item of the conference agenda. The Communists made a similar proposal when the truce talks opened last July, but backed down in the face of adamant allied opposition. school, Dr. McDonald had held a long list of public offices, committee chairmanships, and posts of honor in education, civic life, and the business world. In 1942, for example, he was district governor of West Virginia's Kiwanis clubs. He was Mayor of Harpers Ferry for two years, a member of the Town Council for eight. He once was chairman of a committee that pressed for the establishment of a summer White House at Harpers Ferry. He served long terms on the county tax review board and on the county welfare board. He was a member of county and state historical societies. He was a member of the University Club of Washington. His widow, a son and three daughters survive. The son is Lt. Cmdr. Frank H. McDonald (USN retired) of Perry Point, Md. The daughters are Mrs. Frances Caywood of Harpers Ferry, Mrs. Richard G. Walke of, Roslyii Heights, L. I. and Mrs. Stanley R. Durkee of Alexandria, Va. A private burial has been scheduled Saturday, with a memorial service at the Harpers Ferry Methodist church Sunday afternoon. -holding the Central Atlantic Regional Softball Tournament in Frederick over next Labor Day after hearing Guy Ramsburg, well- known softball player and manager of the Amvets team locally, discuss the proposition. The Frederick gpTaycees would b'ecome the local sponsor of the contests, the winning team of which goes to the world competition. Vice president A. Royal Reinsberg, Jr.. presided and announced that Frederick would be host to the Jaycees of Maryland at a meet- in a on December 8 and 9. Joseph D. Baker, II, of Frederick, is state president, and George M. Chapline, Jr., is chairman of the arrangements. DEMANDS RETRACTION INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 29 (/P)-Frank M. McHale, Indiana's long- .time Democratic National commit- teernan, has demanded that t*o newspapers in New York and St. Louis retract accusations that he used influence to get an arms contract for Empire Ordinance Corp. If they don't, McHale telegraphed the New York Herald-Tribune and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch last flight, he is willing to put up ·5,000 to pay · the expenses of a hearing before a three man tribun- 400 Attend Ladies' Night At Masonic Temple About 400 Masons and .guests attended the ladies night of Columbia Lodge No. 58, A. F. and A. Masons held last night at the Masonic Temple. The entertainment consisted of a floor show, followed by dancing. Among- guests present were Jacob S. New, Grand Master of Masons of Maryland, and Mrs. New, and Harry O. Schroeder, Past Grand Master, and Mrs. Schroeder. Well received was a minstrel skit by two black-faced comedians. A mistress of ceremonies presided and mixed the audience in with the show, the acts for which came from Baltimore. Light refreshments were served by DeMolay boys and girls of Jobs Daughters following the floor show. Dancing to the music of Russell Hinds and his organ concluded the evening's activities. E. Eugene Thomas was chairman of the entertainment, and Charles V. Main is Worshipful Master of the lodge. ANOTHER CAR STOLEN Another car theft occurred in Frederick Wednesday m o r n i n g when the green Oldsmobile sedan of Donald Shoemaker, 146 B. and O. avenue, disappeared from its parking place in the 200-block of West Patrick street. It was reported that the keys.had been left in the car. State and city police, who were notified, had no clue to the car this morning. The Dodge sedan of Charles Brust, this city, stolen Sunday, is still unreported as far'as poliet itaw been informed. Boy Struck As He Waits For School Bus Jefferson Lad Is Treated At Office Of Physician Ten-year-old Ronnie Lee Long, of Route 1, Jefferson, son of Edgar R. Long, was slightly injured this morning when he was struck by a car while waiting for a school bus along the Middletown-Jefferson Road. State Trooper D. A. Tucker, who investigated, described the child's injuries as minor lacerations of the lip and left leg. According to reports, the boy was taken by a passing motorist to the office of Dr. J. Elmer Harp in Middletown where he was treated. Driver of the car was identified as Thomas Marshall Davis, of 709 Magnolia avenue. The boy, according to the trooper, was waiting for the school bus to take him to the Middletown school where he is a student and was apparently playing in the roadway when he was struck. Davis, according to the trooper, was proceeding to Middletown. No charges were preferred. Ronnie, who is, a student in the sixth grade in - Middletown, was reported back in school later this morning. About $250 damage was reported in-'an accident on Route 26 just north of Worman's Mill which occurred about four o'clock yesterday afternoon. The. collision occurred as a 1942 Oldsmobile, operated by Donald Charles Linton of 301 Adam Road, made a U turn and ran into the Frederick bound car operated by Mabel Geisbert, of Adamstown, according to investigating Trooper H. P. O'Brien. The trooper estimated $100 damage to Linton's car. and about $150 damage to Miss Geisbert's 1949 Pontiac. A charge of failure to grant right of way was preferred against Linton. Accounting FirmToMake Study Here Hospital Managers Announce Employment Of Firm; Appraisal Completed In 1952 The Board of Managers of the Frederick Memorial Hospital several months ago took definite steps to have a competent hospital accounting firm look into the business management of FMH to see that every economy and good business practice is being used, it has been announced by Mrs. Paul S. Michael, board president. The appraisal will be completed early in 1952. Mrs. Michael, who with Miss Ethel Northam, dnector of the hospital, attended Washington sessions of the llth annual conference of the Maryland-District of Columbia-Delaware Hospital Association, said "It was encouraging to learn that the problems of Frederick Memorial Hospital are the same as other hospitals'--in fact do not seem as great in some instances, and in many cases are identical." Tlje meetings were held Monday and Tuesday in the Hotel Statler, Washington. Among the speakers was Fred A. McNamara. chief oC the hospital branch, United States Bureau of the Budget, who advocated periodic studies of hospital management, like that planned for Frederick, and charged that hospital business, sixth industry in the United States, is "way behind other major industries in economy and efficiency of operation." Speakers also urged improved relations between hospitals and Civil Defense authorities and better planning for action in the event of atomic bombing. Hospital staffs were urged to plan immediately to make greatest use of volunteers and trained personnel with professional personnel "spread out as thinly as possible" in the disaster organization. Service of volunteer workers was praised by Mrs. Stuart Grant, vice- president of the New Jersey State Advisory Council to the National Committee, Women's Hospital Auxiliaries, who said more than 40 million dollars worth of work was done by voluntary groups in the past year in the United States and Canada. Hospital auxiliary work, declared Mrs. Grant, has advanced from the status of "a cozy little sewing circle of a chosen few" to a "modern working organization" without which hospitals could no longer operate. Under existing hospital conditions, with the shortage Of nurses, and increased costs of operation, auxiliary workers perform' a vitally important job, she said. Syrian Army Takes Control CAIRO, Nov. 29 (/P)--The Syrian army seized open control of Syria again today, a few hours after the reported appointment of a new pro-Soviet Premier who opposed army participation in the government. Radio Damascus announced that all members of the new cabinet-dominated by the Populist party-had been placed under arrest. An Associated Press report from Damascus said the army had taken over Syria's internal security and that quiet prevailed throughout the country after the unopposed takeover. The army, which has been running -Syrian politics behind the scenes for the past two years, apparently moved troops into the capital of Damascus and took over. The army is run by Col. Adib Shishekly, a career officer who himself led the last of three previous army coups in 1949. Admits He Got Check For $5,000 Caudle Got Payment ,Made By Investigator Working For Two In Tax Fraud Case WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (fP)-- Former Assistant Attorney General T. Lamar Caudle acknowledged today he received $5,000 in 1950 from an investigator working for two New York taxpayers subsequently convicted of tax fraud. Caudle said the $5,000 was a commission paid him for arranging the sale of an airplane to the tax investigator, and that the transaction was approved by Attorney General McGrath. Caudle was on the witness stand for the fourth day before a House Ways and Means subcommittee in- vctigating tax fraud prosecutions in the Justice Department. Until fired two weeks ago by President Truman. Caudle was chief of the Justice Department's tax division, charged with handling tax fraud cases. Committee counsel Adrian W. Dewind,brought out through Caudle's testimony that the investigator, identified as Larry Knohl of New York, was engaged . by Samuel Aaron and Jacob Friedus, New York city taxpayers convicted and sentenced i'n November, 1950. for tax fraud. Today's testimony followed the firing or forced resignation of 31 tax collection officials and em- ployes in connection with the coast- to-coast scandals that have rocked the Internal Revenue Bureau. Dcwind put into the record a memorandum from the files of former U. S. Attorney Irving Saypol of New York referring to Knohl as "a shady character." The author of the memorandum was not named. Caudle testified that Knohl came to his office in the Justice Department for a conference on the Aaron-Friedus case with attorney John Caftcy, whom Caudle identified as an old friend of his. Some time after the conference, Caudle said, he received an inquiry from Knohl about buying an airplane. He said Knohl was organizing an oil company in Kansas and was in the market for a private plane. Caudle said he put Knohl in touch with Walter A. Stonnell, who had a twin-engined Lockheed Lodestar he wanted to sell. Subsequently Knohl met Stonnell and bought the plane for $30,000, Caudle said. He added: "One afternoon Mr. Stonnell came over to the house and gave me a check for $5,000." This was a commission on the $30,000 sale, Caudle said. He told the investigators that before banking the check he took the matter to Attorney General J. Howard McGrath and asked him if it would be proper to take the money. He said he told McGrath the Aaron-Friedus case had already reached the indictment stage and that neither Knohl nor Stonnell was in tax trouble. Caudle, a North Carolinian, said McGrath told him: "Lamar, I don't think there would be any objections to your accepting it x x x you have a large family and need the money." Musicians Sound Sour Note Petrillo 'Pulls 9 Orchestra Out Of Pit At Chicago''$ 'Carmen? CHICAGO, Nov. 29 The orchestra for the opera "Carmen" walked out of the pit last night at the bid of James Petrillo, musician's union boss, who decided the orchestra's dignity had been bruised. The performance was delayed 15 minutes. Petrillo said Alfred Bruening, New York violinist, and concert- meister of the orchestra, had complained that afteV the New York City Opera Company's performance of "Madame Butterfly" last Saturday, he was hit by a baton thrown by Laszlo Haiasx, the conductor and music director. Halasz allegedly acted in a moment of pique expressing his displeasure with the orchestra's performance. Petrillo said. Fetrillo, president of the American Federation of Musicians, appeared at the opera at the Civic Opera House last night, called the musicians from (lie pit and said they would remain out until Halasz apologized. The orchestra returned after 15 minutes, with one report stating Halasz had made an apology and the matter was straightened out. But Halasz later told a reporter "I made no apology. I told Mr. Potrillo that had I hit Mr. Bruening with a baton. I would have apologized immediately, but since I did not hit him I did not see any need for apologizing." Halasz. however, said he would not u.se u baton in future conducting. "Tomorrow I make my debut al Milwaukee without a baton. J shall conduct, with my hands only, so that no one shall accuse me oJ throwing a baton," he said. The conductor also struck a note of hurt surprise at Bruening's charge. "To think," he said, "such a thing from n man whom I myself elevated several weeks ago to his present position from the very last stand in the orchestra.TM New Violence In Egypt Is Reported ISMAILIA, Egypt, Nov. 29 Iff)-New violence was reported here today in the wake of fighting which flared . last night less than six hours after Egyptian authorities agreed to tighten their policing of the strife-torn Suez canal zone. British military authorities were investigating three bomb blasts and intermittent gunfire heard on the outskirts of Ismailia during the night. Last night's shooting broke out about sundown between Egyptian civilians and British military personnel near a British camp at the edge of Ismailia. Plan Drastic Changes CHICAGO, Nov. 29 W)-for streamlining the superstructure of the Methodist Church, calling for many changes in boards and agencies, was announced last night by the church's Commission on Pub- No Precinct Registration During 1952 Board's Action Will Save From $5,000 To $6,000 The Board of Election Supervisors, as a matter of policy, has definitely decided 1o eliminate any registration of voters in city and county precincts in 1952. which is Presidential election year, it was learned today. The supervisors, at a meeting yesterday, determined that nil registration would take place at their offices, occupied by the county Board of Registry, in the basement of the Court House. The board met to consider a budget for submission to the County Commissioners. A spokesman for the board said that elimination of the county center registrations would save an estimated $5,000 to $G,00(). The Registry Board office is open daily for registrations here. It is felt that county persons who are not registered have ample opportunity to get to Frederick and have their names placed on the voting books prior to the primaries and election. The board budget will be presented to the commissioners in the near future and no information was available prior to its presentation. The county's largest budget, that of the Board of Education, was received and then returned to the school board office for a certain figure revision, which, · it is understood, will not change the final total. According to the outline of the proposed budget, given by Superintendent of Schools Eugene W. Pruitt at a Parent-Teacher Council- sponsored public meeting Monday night, the county will be asked to provide $1,035,175 toward a total current expense budget of $1,945, 675. Homemakers Holding 3-Day Open House Members And General Public Being Welcomed At Local Offices Anticipating (he coming holidays, the Frederick county Homemakers Clubs on Wednesday began their annual three-day Christmas Open House. The club women have decorated (he Extension Service offices on East Church street In the Yuletide motif and 12 displays depicting the Christmas observance in foreign lands have been set up. Hostesses are receiving fellow members and the general public between 10.30 a. m. and 4.30 p. m. Demonstrations of tho making of punch nre being given each day at 11 a. m. and two p. m. The punch is then served with cookies made from foreign recipes. Other exhibits Include gift suggestions of food attractively wrapped, homemade greeting cards, tin paintings, aluminum trays and Christmas wrappings. Girls from the 4-H Clubs have a display of articles marie from felt. In the main conference room there is a large tree decorated with balls and electric lights. Pine and other greens have been used with colored candles and ribbon in decorating windows and window sills In all the office rooms. Mrs. Oscar Joy, of Libertytown, Is general chairman for the affair and plans have been made under the direction of Miss Beatrice Fehr, home demonstration agent, and her assistant. Miss Evelyn Hutson. plan lie Information. Recommendations for changes GOING UP WASHINGTON, .Nov. 29 · (P)-Canned sweet potatoes are due to cost housewives two to three cents a can more under a government order issued today authorizing southern canners to increase their prices immediately. 77 ON FRIDAY _ LONDON, Nov. 29 W--Winston Churchill celebrates his 77th birthday tomorrow with a bout of hard work and a family party by the fireside--both back In his wartime home *t No. 10 Downing »trMi COUP RUMORED LONDON, Nov. 29 (JP)--The British Foreign Office said today it has heard reports of a bloodless coup in Thailand. It added that it had no official confirmation of the report. FIRE OUSTS 25 BALTIMORE, Nov. 29 (/pj--Fire drove 25 persons, including 17 children, from their homes on South Clinton street into sub-freezing temperatures early today. SIGNS WITH BROWNS ST. LOUIS, Nov. 29 UP)--Marly Marion signed a three-year contract today as playtr-coaoh «f tho St. L«uii Brown* were outlined in a report by a 26- member church survey commission following a three-year study. The commission, headed by Bishop J. Ralph Magee of the Chicago area, includes leading clergymen and laymen. The plan is to be presented to the church's General Conference opening in San Francisco next April 23. A statement by the Commission on Public Information said: · "The report is expected to draw more fire in debate than any issue which has come before the church's highest law-making body since Methodist unification in 1939." The changes call for reduction in the number of agencies from 63 to 31 and a cut in the total of voting members of the agencies from 738 to 587. Other changes recommended in the report included: Establishing a new official board of social and economics relations; setting up a new top-level coordinating council of 32 members; and cutting down on the amount of promotional materials and periodicals and channeling their production mainly through a newly-created department of cultivation and publication. This county-share figure is ap proximately $160,855 more than the Board of Education received thi; year from the county and from iu share of motor vehicle tax money authorized by legislative act. The County Commissioners for 195: granted $826,820 for the Education Board's current expenses and the school board received approximate ly $47,500 from the motor vehicle tax funds. If the pattern of other years 5s followed, the rommissioners wil make no determination until late December on the school budget ant it is quite possible there will be some paring. The commissioners, it is understood, expect to receive the budget of the Frederick County Welfare Board on Monday. There are advance reports, a commissioner said that this budget request will be less than the current year. Most other budgets have been received and a majority seek increases. ACTION POSTPONED WASHINGTON, NoV. 29 (/P)-Chairman Gillette (D-Iowa) said today a Senate Rules subcommittee i.« postponing until January any action on demands by Senator Ben ton (D-Conn) that Senator McCarthy (B-Wi») k* «utt«d fcrom Weekend Temperatures To Show Sharp Rise Comparatively mild weather is predicted for the end of November and the beginning of December by the Weather Bureau, which yesterday missed out on its prediction of warming temperatures here. The mercury never went above 34 degrees, although the forecaster had expected a maximum in the forties. As a result ice, which formed Tuesday night, hung on through the day and grew thicker last night as the lemperature went down to 22, · The observer expected a maximum of around 50 today, in the mid-fifties tomorrow and close to 60 degrees Saturday, with no rain. HELD UNDER COLLATERAL Responding to a call from a local restaurant early today, Officer Shook arrested Carroll P. Shook, Park avenue, on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was held under $5 collateral pending a hearing. NARROW RANGE NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (#)---The stock market dung *· * wurtow Dailey Funeral Home To Use East Patrick Site Arrangements have been completed whereby Robert E. Dailey, this city, will operate the Dailey funeral home, using the funeral home of Harry E. Carty Company at 54 East Patrick street, it was announced today. Mr. and Mrs. Dailey, who purchased the Valentine residence at J201 North Market street a little over a year ago and made several unsuccessful attempts to establish a funeral home there, are making necessary alterations and installations at the Carty establishment and will begin immediate operations from that address. .This will in no way interrupt or interfere with the Carty funeral service, which will continue to operate independently from the same address under direction of Clarence C. Carty. Mr. Dailey, whose efforts to secure a permit for a funeral home at 1201 North Market street were rejected by the Zoning Board, which was upheld by the Circuit Court, reiterated his belief that this "magnificent old estate could be converted into one of the very finest memorials* in the state"****. He formerly owned and operated a funeral home in Washington, where he was an official funeral director for the U. S. government -£or some years, serving a number sf U. S. institutions in-Wasbington. He personally served professionally two ex-Presidents of the United i States. Dailey's funeral home, Mr. Dailey announced, will operate independently from the new address until t secures a permanent location elsewhere in the city and will in no way be connected with any other establishment. Artillery Opens Fire In The West Eighth Army Order Being: ClariRed After It Was Misinterpreted SEOUL, Korea, Nov. 29 (/P)--Allied artillery opened up on the western front today after officers reported receiving new orders to "shoot to kill." The front line report came shortly after Gen. James A. Van Fleet announced his Eighth Army command had issued "certain military instructions" which some troops may have Interpreted as a cease- fire order. He said any such "misinterpretation" would be corrected. An official Eighth Army spokesman said the original--and still secret--directive remained "completely unchanged." Any changes showing up on the front, he said, were tho result of clarifications ordered by General Van Fleet. The spokesman's comment apparently applied to the "shoot to kill" orders reported received by artillery officers of the Third Division. Artillerymen said apparently their new Instructions did not apply to the infantry. The original report of an Eighth Army directive not to fire on the Reds unless necessary came Wednesday from a Third Division officer. Like the White House and Tokyo headquarters of the United Nations command, Van Fleet emphasized: "Ther« is no cease-fire order in Korea." Shortly thereafter front line dispatches from the western front reported the allies were again firing artillery and mortars at a nearly normal rate after a day of abnormal quiet Front line troops were reported confused by the big guns opening up on the front where the day before they had watched Chinese Reds play volley ball. A Third Division briefing officer said reconnaissance patrols went on scouting missions as usual, but with the understanding they would not look for trouble. The change came on the same front where reports of a new "don't shoot first" policy originated. Van Fleet's statement did not say what directives the original Eighth Army order contained. Nor did he say that troops would be ordered to resume full scale fighting along the quiet 145-mile front No Cease-Fire, Truman States KEY WEST, Fla., Nov. '29 President Truman kept in close contact -with the Korean situation today but the White House cautioned the nation that "there can be no cease-fire in Korea until an armistice agreement has been signed." The Department of Defense transmitted latest developments to the President at this Naval station retreat last night. A spokesman for Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway said in Tokyo that 'no order had been given to halt ground fighting in Korea. At U. S. Eighth Army Headquarters in Korea, Gen. James A. Van Fleet said "certain military instructions" had been issued by his headquarters but that there was no mention made in the text of ordering a cease-fire. The orders to United Nations corps and division commanders may have been misinterpreted, he said, and added that action was being taken to clarify the instructions. Meanwhile, officers on the sprawling western front said their new orders today left no doubt about the business at hand: they we're ordered to shoot to kill. « And United Nations artillery chimed in with sledgehammer blows at the Chinese Red forces. Officers indicated, however.that :he new order applied mainly to artillery. Said one officer: "Ap- Vo Cease-Fire Order fssued, Ridgway Says WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 !en. Matthew Ridgway, asked for 'clarification" of the stop-shoot- ng situation in Korea yesterday, idviscd the Pentagon today only hat reports of a "cease-fire order are without foundation." A Defense Department spokesman said there was little else in Ridgway's message except the statement that "the press has been o informed," and a quotation of he announcement from Ridgway's leadquarters last night that "no mob. wdor" bad toe«n tatted. parently the order against sending out combat patrols still holds." Apparently concerned lest reports of a halt in ground fighting might bring premature jubilation to jarents with sons at the battlefront, Presidential Secretary Joseph Short denied an Associated Press dispatch, from Seoul, Korea which asserted: "Order from the highest source-possibly from the White House itself -- brought Korean ground fighting to a complete, if temporary halt today, AP Correspondent John Randolph reported through censor, ship." But Short would not answer questions whether the President had issued any type of order applying to the fighting in Korea or whether the White House has directed any cessation of offensive action by American forces in Korea. He said he was not going beyond his statement, made to a hastily, summoned news conference yesterday. NOT RESIGNING WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 Robert R. Young said today he doe* not contemplate resijmlng as chair, man of the board of til* Cht«ii?Mk andOy*. ' KWSPAPERl ;WSPAPfe.RI

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