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Today's News Today A. P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NEA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Clear tonight; lowest 22-28 west and 28-34 cast portion. Saturday fair and continued mild. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 40 Press Run | News--7.875 I . , - ,,,, Todav iPnst --8.050 _f Total--18,9« FREDERICK, MD., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1951 TWELVE PAGES PRICE--THREE CENTS 10 Red Planes Downed In Korea's Greatest Air Battle feed Best [Friend's Gun lTo Shoot Him Judge Schnauffer Sentences Negro" To Serve Three Years In 'Cut' A Frederick Negro who allegedly was intoxicated when he accidentally fired his. best friend's revolver and shot the gun, owner in the shoulder and stomach Sept. 1 was sentenced to three years in, the House of Correction by Associate Judge Patrick M. Schnaufer in Circuit Court this morning. The defendant, James Carroll Thomas, pleaded guilty to charges of assault and battery and carrying concealed weapons. The man who was wounded was William. Thomas Davis, colored, of Poolesville. The shooting took place in a West All Saints streets tavern, in which there were a number of people who were endangered, it was pointed out, by a drunken man with a loaded gun. Thomas, it was f-tated, pulled out the gun which Davis had given him about two months before for safekeeping and made a motion as if to shoot into the floor, and accidentally hit his friend. Officer Martin Kanode captured the man some distance away after he haa fled the scene. State's Attorney Charles U. Price prosecuted. Thomas S. Glass and Manuel M. Weinberg represented the defendant, who came before the court on a criminal information after he waived grand ?ury action. Jury Selected A jury was then selected, after challenges had nearly exhausted the regular panel, to try David LeRoy Staub. 40, of Rocky Ridge, on an indictment charging larceny after trust. State's Attorney Price explained that Arthur Flanagan, of near Ladiesburg, had placed several cows with Staub under a rental ar- jangement, including a Holstein " alued at around $150. Hearing talk about a chattel mortgage, Flanagan, the State said, went to the Staub place to check up on his cows and couldn't find the Holstein. He said Staub told him he didn't know where it was. Checking further, Flanagan said he found the cow at the property of J. Ralph Lambert, a dealer, at Thurmont. Lambert allegedly purchased the cow, the State claimed, from an Ira Warner and Staub \pril 28. 4 The State maintained the cow was sold to Lambert in Warner's name at Staub's behest, that Staub got the bulk of the money and gave Warner a sum to help move it to the Lambert place. It was also claimed Staub owed Lambert in previous dealings. Edwin F. Nikirk, defense attorney, asserted the State was trying by a web of circumstantial evidence to convict Staub. He said the cow in question had strayed from jtaub's property three or four days before the sale, that Warner had the cow and sold it to Lambert without Staub knowing anything about it. Warner was indebted to Staub, he claimed, and on the day the co\v was sold made a payment to him on the debt. After -the prosecutioti of Staub 1 began, his attorney told the jury, Warner paid Lambert for the cow. He claimed there was doubt as to whether the "right man'' was charged in the transaction. A number of witnesses were called. The jury: William Poole, Oscar F. Gaver, Ralph H. Bowers, George Baker, R. Monroe Feaga, Thomas L. Cramer, William E. Hauver, Virginia S. Titus, Paul G. Harrison, Edwin H. England, John G. Mackenzie, Herbert A. Grossnickle. Got Early Breakfast; s Robbed Of $10,500 PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30 (IP)--A 39-year-old used car dealer from Tuleta, Tex., told police he got up early for breakfast today--and was robbed of $10,500 in cash as he was returning to his hotel. H. C. Bennett said two men. one armed with a gun, accosted him on a street corner. He said the men took his wallet which was filled with large bills, then told him to "get goin'." ,j» The Texan said he made frequent nrips here to buy used automobiles, adding: "I worked awfully hard to get that money but all my years of hard work went in a minute." Heavy Frost Comes With Low Mark Of 21 The coldest November in a number of years wound up on a cold note today as a heavy frost accompanied a temperature drop to 21 degrees. It was a reading similar to other recent mornings and again created an ice cover on Culler Lake. The forecaster maintained that it would turn warmer during the day and that the first couple days of December will be mild. He predicted a pleasant weekend, with no rain forecast through Sunday. Fair and mild is'the outlook both Saturday and Sunday, he reported. PRODS STATE DEPT. . WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 HP)-Senator O'Conor (D-Md) sharply prodded the State Department today for action to get Associated Press Correspondent William N. Oatis freed from a Communist pri- JRn in Czechoslovakia. He termed the handling of the case "a most important phase of the current psychological warfare'' and urged that steps be taken to make clear that the U. S. will not tolerate continued inaction by the Czechs. Miss Hutson To Leave For W. Md. Post Assistant Will Become Demonstration Agent In Allegany County Feb. 1 NEAR MILLIONTH DEATH CHICAGO, Nov. 30 iff-)--The 1,- 000,000th traffic death in the U. S. may be recorded Dec. 21. The Na$ onal Safety Council said today at its estimates indicate "M Day" will fall on that data. Sherry Asks For New Trial; Counsel Quits O'Dunne Tells Court He Believes Defense Move Is Useless BALTIMORE, Nov. 30 (fP\---Two detectives convicted of being in league with a band of swindlers j asked today for a new trial, and their attorney withdrew from the case because he disagreed with the move. Detective Lieut. Henry T. Sherry and Joseph R. Bucher, also a detective lieutenant until he retired recently and became a private investigator, personally filed the new- trial motion. A criminal court jury Monday convicted them of bribery, conspiracy and malfeasance. Five flimflam artists had testified that they had shared their loot with Sherry and Bucher after the officers · had tipped them off on likely locations for their operations. Shortly before the pair came up for sentencing today, defense counsel Eugene O'Dunne told Judge Joseph Sherbow: "I ask leave to strike out my appearance from the case." He said he had advised Sherry and Bucher a new trial motion would only delay imposition of sentence and he could not subscribe to the move in -good conscience. The motion "looks like it has been drawn up by some other lawyer,"' O'Dunne said, but he didn't know who. Bucher and Sherry have five days in which to prepare their arguments for a new trial and present them to the Supreme Bench of Baltimore. They could get 22 years in prison and be fined $5,000 on the bribery and conspiracy charges. The malfeasance charge, regarded as a common law offense, carries no specific maximum penalty. Ell^s Memorial Rites Sunday Rev. Fr. Herbert R. Jordan, assistant pastor of St. John's Catholic church, will deliver the address Sunday evening at the annual memorial service sponsored by Frederick Lodge. No. 684, B. P. O. Elks, C. Clifton Virts, Exalted Ruler. The event will take place in the Elks Home on West Second street and is open to the public and particularly the family and friends of deceased Elks. The service will start at 8 o'clock following a recital at 7.30 p. m. by an ensemble composed of Russell Hinds, organ; Joseph S. Stephens, violin, and H. David Hagan, cello. Vocalists for the event will be Misses Dora Andrews and Thelma Busick and Philip Kennedy. Autumn Phase Of Atom Tests Ended LAS VEGAS. Nev.. Nov. 30 W)-America's atom masters, satisfied that they have found new facets of nuclear know-how, closed the book today on the 1951 fall test series. The Atomic Energy Commission and the Army wound up their joint show with an afternoon blast yes- ierday. It was the seventh and one of the least spectacular of a series that started Oct. 22. Unofficially it was.the 27th atomic explosion in history--all set off by the U. S. except Russia's admitted three. Test manager Carroll L. Tyler said the series produced "data important 'to the nation's military security." Miss Evelyn P. Hutson Miss Evelyn P. Hvitson is resigning as assistant home demonstration agent for Frederick county to accept an appointment as home demonstration agent for Allegany county, it was announced today. The resignation becomes effective January 15. and before assuming her duties at the office in Cumberland on February 1. Miss Hutson will visit her home at Warrensburg, Mo. In her new position the former assistant will succeed Miss Maude Bean, who is retiring after 25 years as Extension Service agent in the Western Maryland county. No successor has oeen named to fill the vacancy here. Miss Hutson became assistant to Miss Beatrice Fehr, Frederick county home demonstration agent, in September, 1949. Here she has been largely responsible for supervision of Girls' 4-H Clubs and in addition she has also-worked closely with Miss Fehr in Homemakers' Clubs' activities. During Miss Hutson's two years here, interest in 4-H Club work has shown a marked increase and five new clubs have been organized. There are now 27 Girls' 4-H Clubs in the county with a membership of 426. She has carried on an outstanding leadership training program and during the past several years Frederick county girls have figured in a number of state and national 4-H awards. As agent in Allegany, Miss Hutson will be in charge of the Maryland Extension Service offices for homemakers and 4-H'ers, and she will have an assistant. Before coming to Maryland the former assistant taught vocational home economics in her home state of Missouri. Check On Compliance With Price Regulations WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 UP)-The government today ordered a nationwide check to see whether there is compliance with price regulations by such services as laundries, cleaning and repair shops, parking lots, golf courses and juke box operators. Price Enforcement Director Edward P. Morgan said Office of Price Stabilization agents will check particularly to see whether prices have been posted as required and whether any firms have raised prices unlawfully. The regulation on such services has been in effect since May 16 and Morgan said "ignorance of its existence no longer is an excuse for any violations." Among establishments coming under the regulation sfe linen supply and diaper services, shoe repair and hat cleaning shops, cleaning and dyeing plants, radio and television service and repair shops, auto repair shops, bowling alleys and billard and pool parlors and auto storage firms. Beauty and barber shops are exempt from price control. Communist Newsmen Meet At Panmunjoni PANMUNJOM, Korea. Nov. 30 (IP) --A Communist newsman met Communist newsmen at Panmunjom today--but they were on opposite sides of the fence. Jackov Levi, representing the Yugoslav Communist party paper Borba. went to the conference site as a member of the United Nations press corps. He is the first Communist reporter permitted to enter the Korean war zone by the Allies. Outside the conference tent, Levi met several of the Communist correspondents covering the North Korean-Chinese delegation. They included Tibor Merai of the Budapest Free People. Lucjan Pracki of the Warsaw Free Soldier, Alan Winnington of the London Daily Worker, and Alfred Burchett, an Australian who writes for the leftist Paris Ce Soir. Levi exchanged views with Pracki on who started the war in Korea. Levi said North Korea started the fighting and Pracki accused South Korea. Levi said the Stalinist newsmen --he insists' they aren't honestly Communists--always refer to the U. N. forces as "the Americans." He told them: "You know they are the forces of the United Nations --of which I think, the Soviet Union and Poland are members." Levi said Pracki answered. "Yes. but we disagree on the matter of aggression." , Five-Day Forecast Five-day forecast: Maryland and Delaware--Fair and mild Saturday through Tuesday considerable sunshine by day. Rain and turning colder Wednesday. Temperatures for the period will average 6 to 10 degrees above the early December normal. Normal afternoon highs are 42 to 50 and normal early morning lows vary from the low 20's in the mountains to the mid 30"$ in eastern and southern counties and on the Del- Mar peninsula. TO STICK TO MAYORALTY BALTIMORE, Nov. 30 VP) | Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro is not going to run for the U. S. Senate next year. The Democratic second- term Mayor and former Congressman issued a formal statement last night saying he wanted to serve out his new term and "-will not run for the Senate in '52." The term of Sen. Herbert R. O'Conor, Democrat, expires "next year. He has not announced formally, but is expected to seek reelection. HELD FOR HEARING Responding to a call from a local property owner, Officers Boone and Shook arrested John Henry Gray. Lime Kiln Negro, late last night on a drunkenness charge and he was held under $5.80 pending a hearing. ^" Group Takes Control Of Thailand Seizure Made To Combat Communism, Statement Says BANGKOK, Nov. 30 (^--Thai- landers awoke today to find that a military clique had abolished the constitution, dissolved Parliament and seized control of the government in a bloodless overnight coup. A nine-man "state temporary administrative body" ousted the former government, then reappointed Premier Pibulsongram. He also was given the post of Defense Minister in the new cabinet. There was, no violence. The coup was carried"out in the oldtime tradition of pressure without bloodshed --in sharp contrast to the naval revolt last June and a coup in February, 1949. The military clique announced it had acted in the interested of com- batting Communism. Repeated radio broadcasts declared the coup would have no effect on Thailand's foreign policy. Abolition of the constitution adopted in 1947 and reinstatement of the 1932 constitution Rives increased power to the ruling group. Under the old constitution which wat restored, 50 per r;ent of the members of Parliament are appointed by the government. It provides for only one house of Parliament rather than two. The sudden coup significantly occurred just three days before the return of King Phumipon and his family from Switzerland. Some observers said the coup might have been a move to forestall any overly-enthusiastic demonstration by pro-royalist elements. Motive for the coup was not learned. But there were indications that it was a move to solidify power by the military through the elimination of elements which might oppose it. Tax Probe Hearings Recessed House Group To Turn To Examination Of Files In Dept. Of Justice WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 W)-House tax investigators unexpectedly recessed their hearings today until Monday to allow more time to examine Justice Department files--including any that may throw light on rumors of an attempted "fix" in a New York tax fraud case. The recess was ordered as a House ways and means subcommittee was scheduled to resume its fifth consecutive day of inquiry into the activities of T. Lamar Caudle, ousted Assistant 'Attorney General and former chief tax prosecutor. Earlier, Chairman King (D- Calift had scored failing memories of Justice Department officials testifying in the New York case. King called Attorney General McGrath's attention to what he said was "apparently irregular activities on the part of the Department of Justice." His assertion came last night after testimony that Caudle received $5.000 as a commission on the sale of an airplane to a private investigator working for the two New Yorkers. Committee counsel Adrian W. Dewind said he understood there were a number of "anonymous letters" in the files of the Justice Department alleging that a tax case against Samuel Aaron and Jacob Freidus of New York "was to be fixed." King said the department would be a^ked to supply the documents to the subcommittee. The committee has been questioning Caudle all week on his activities as head o£ the department tax division. Caudle was fired two weeks ago by President Truman for "outside activities" deem*ed incompatible w i t h his office. Will Of Mrs. Long Is Filer! For Probate The will of Mrs. Mary B. Long, of Thurmont, has been filed for probate m the Register of Wills' office and makes a number of bequests. The consistory of the Thurmont Evangelical and Reformed church, Thurmont, is bequeathed $500 as an endowment fund for the support of the church. The sum of $1,000 is bequeathed to Rachel A. Martin, who is also devised what is known as the "Dotterer property" on the north side of East Main street in Thurmont owned by the testatrix and her husband. Personal bequests are Margaret A. Creager. $1.000; Lloyd M. Freeze, $1.000; Evers F. Weddle, S500: M. Kathleen Weddle Blower, $1,000: Franklin Weddle, $500; Anna Mary Freeze Rosensteel, $500; Louise Long Hoffman. $500; Blanche Long Harbaugh, S500; Stella Long Harbaugh, $500. The residue of the estate is bequeathed to Rachel A. Martin and Margaret A. Creager in equal shares. Lloyd M. Freeze is named executor. The will is dated July 18, 1950. It was witnessed by Carroll R. Eyler and Calvin S. Lohr. Firm Enters Suit Over Ridge Road Home A contracting firm entered a bill of complaint in Equity Court today asking for the sale of a new residence along the Ridge road in Braddock district or so much of the property as is necessary to pay the complainant's alleged claim against the premises. Brosius Homes Corporation entered" the action against Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pierce Bennett. The Brosius company, through its attorney, Edward D. Storm, said it contracted last February with the defendants to furnish labor and materials and construct a dwelling on the lot of which Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are the reputed owners at a contract price of $7,670. Certain extras were agreed upon after the original contract was executed and were allegedly provided at a cost of $1.742.21. The residence, the complainant company says, was fully completed by about September 27. It claims that $2,921.21 is outstanding on the bill. A lien for this amount was previously filed in the clerk's office against the dwelling house and ground, It is set forth. A certified copy of the lien is filed with the bilL Local CAP To Take Part In Exercises To Join With Entire Eastern Command In Defense System Test Six planes from the Frederick area will take off from the municipal airport Saturday morning shortly after an 8.30 roil call to participate in a ground observer corps exercise of the Civil Air Patrol. The entire Eastern Command will take part in the project designed to test the effectiveness of the air defense system as well as demonstrate the prevailing cooperation between the various departments within the Department of Defense and their auxiliaries. Army, Navy, and Air Force units, including the Air National Guard, will take part in the flights. Saturday's maneuvers will conclude the week's national observance of the 10th birthday of CAP. Local pilots will meet at the city air field and take off for a rendezvous at Westminster with other planes from surrounding communities. The next point of meeting is Lee Field, near Annapolis, where ether assignments will be made. The Frederick squadron, under command of the Maryland wing officers, will make a run over the new Patuxent bridge at Benedict and make aerial photographs for use of the State Roads Commission. The county squadron this week has participated in air maneuvers every afternoon this week as part of the CAP celebration. Formation flying has taken place at 4.30 p. m. daily over the city. The following pilots have been at the controls at various times: Lt. Herschel Gibbs, squadron commander; Capt. H. C. Foster, Maryland wing operations officer; Lt. Reuben Caplan, squadron public information officer; Lt. Mark Golibart, Lt. George F. Freed, Warrant Officer Guy W. Wetzel, Lt. Roy Cutsail and Lt. Irving Stride. Several members of the squadron own their own planes which have been used in the flights. Russia To Join In Big Four Talks Accepts Proposal To Discuss Reducing Arms; Other Nations Not Very Hopeful PARIS, Nov. 30 /Pi--The United Nations political committee voted unanimously today to suspend debate on rival East-West disarmament plans pending efforts by the Big Four to seek agreement In secret tajks, ' PARIS, Nov. 30 W)--Russia agreed today to join secret Big Four disarmament talks Ttfte western Big Three said this was an encouraging sign but added it would be a tough job to make any real progress. Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky told the U. N. General Assembly's political committee ot his country's decision to take part in the talks pioposcd by Pakistan. Iraq and Syria. U. S. delegate Philip C. Jessup said this was a hopeful development, but commented that the belligerent tone of Vishtnsky's acceptance speech indicated the task ahead would be difficult. Similar views were expressed by spokesmen for. France and Britain. The western powers had already agieed to the talks in an effort to resolve lival East-West plans for disarming. Luis Padilla Nervo of Mexico, General Assembly president, will preside at the four-power meetings which are expected to begin shortly. Vishinsky prefaced 1m acceptance with a blistering attack on previous speeches by Jessup and others and a cnstigntion ot the western disarmament plan. "We are ready x x to continue our efforts and take part in the work of the proposed sub-committee," Vishinsky announced. Other nations in the 60-inember committee had waited two days for the Kremlin's decision. "The Soviet delegation is convinced that its amendments (to the western three-power plan) would facilitate and assure solution of the task before us," Vishinsky added. Spokesmen for the western Big Three already hnve denounced these amendments as an attempt to cut the heart out of the plan and twist it into a renewed version of old Russian proposals. It thus appeared likely t h a t the talks would end in deadlock and the whole problem be thrown back to the full committee. Vishinsky said he agreed to the talks because "the Soviet delegation takes into account the situation characterised by the substantial differences between the position of the Soviet Union on the one hand, and the U. S., the United Kingdom, and France on the other." The western powers, he asserted, had put forward a disarmament plan which actually would permit them to keep on rearming, and John Foster Dulles, in a speech in Detroit, had proved the aggressive character of "the North Atlantic bloc" by calling for maintenance of "shock forces" around the Soviet Union. This, Vishinsky said, gave the lie to U. S. speeches in the General Assembly urging reduction of international tensions. War Order Issued Monday KEY WEST. Fla., Nov. 30 The White House quoted today from a hitherto unpublished secret document to show that the Eighth Army issued orders Monday directing the continuance of hostilities "until the signing o£ the armistice agreement." 2 More Home From Korea SEATTLE, Nov. 30 (K)--Forty Maryland veterans of the fighting in Korea were among Army troops who arrived here yesterday aboard a transport. They are on the way home for 30-day vacations and either discharge or reassignment to units in the United States. The Seattle port of embarkation listed these, men with Maryland addresses: Pvt. Raymond M. While, 430 Middle street, Frederick: Sgt. Marshall L. Sanders, Emmitsburg. TRY UPWARD MOVE NEW YORK, Nov. 30 W)--Railroad issues renewed their attempt to lead the stock market into higher ground today. To Probe Parole Of Woman Wilb Record BALTIMORE, Nov. 30 (^--Governor McKeldin wants to find out why he paroled Mrs. Hilda B. Williams last summer despite the fact she had a prior record and was under Federal indictment on a counterfeiting charge at the time. Why should the Governor wonder about an action he, himself, took? He explained that it is his practice in most cases to follow recommendations and reports of A, Earle Shipley, Parole Commissioner, in granting paroles. But the Governor added, he will ask Shipley for a full report on the circumsiances leading up to his signing Mrs. Williams" parole. The 48-year-old'Baltimore woman was convicted in Federal Court this week of backing a $55,000 counterfeiting operation. She was sentenced to five years ia prison. The Governor said he wanted to get to the bottom of "an unusual chain of circumstances" which ran something like this: July, 1950 -- Mrs. Williams and her former husband, Dr. Arza G. Williams, arrested on abortion charge, released on bond. December, 1950 -- She and Dr. Williams convicted on abortion charge. January, 1951--Mrs. Williams indicted by Federal grand jury on counterfeiting charge. February--She and Dr. Williams fined $1,000 each and sentenced to one year for committing an abortion. June 29--She and Dr. Williams paroled. Shipley said Mrs. Williams had a "favorable institutional recommendation" for parole. InformationOn Chinese Held Back, He Hints Member Of Monitor Staff Thinks MacArthur Ignored White House BOSTON, Nov. Christian Science 30 M»i Monitor The says there is "strong evidence" General MacArthur withheld from the White House information about possible Chinese intervention in Korea. The statement is contained in a story by Gordon Walker, assistant foreign editor of the Monitor and former war correspondent attached to General MacArthur's command in the Pacific and Tokyo. In New York, a spokesman for Gen. MacArthur said no comment would be made until the statements were studied. Gen. Charles A. Willoughby, former chief Intelligence officer for MacArthur. terms the statement "deliberately false, whether in the Christian Science Monitor or the Police Ga/.ette" Walker's story in Thursday's Monitor also says "front line commanders ordered their troops into battle without prior knowledge that they faced overwhelming odds --odds as high as three or four to one." According to Walker, Information about Chinese intervention reached Tokyo in mid-September, two months before the late November start of the Ill-fated Ynlu river offensive. "War correspondents in Tokyo who sought to establish the fact, were officially discouraged by headquarters from writing about it," Walker declares. "A correspondent for t h i s paper (the Monitor) pointed out at one briefing that he personally had spoken to Chinese prisoners in their own language, and they had told him ot their rerent entry i n t o Korea. He was informed thnt 'he must be mistaken,'" The Monitor story follows closely behind the article written by Gen. Willoughby in Cosmopolitan magazine in which correspondents were charged with "bias" and "inaccurate reporting." Walker explains that the Willoughby story brought the Yalu river events into the news again although war correspondents had been reluctant to publish "details of the disastrous push to the Yalu," The reluctance, he says, was based on the fear something "might detract from the almost unbelievable heroism of field officers and men" who managed to avert a military debacle. 9 Bombers In Enemy Craft Lost American Sabres Pounce On Communist Flight; Big Movement Of Trucks Spotted SEOUL. Korea, Nov. 30 f/P)--In the greatest air victory of the Korean war. American jet pilots today reported they shot down ten Communist planes, damaged four and probably destroyed another. Nine of the destroyed planes were bombers, the first to venture en masse across the Yalu river nto M1G alley. The Fifth Air Forjrf said no allied planes were lost. Thirty-one American Sabre jets pounced on the flight of 30 Red oombers and their escort of 16 MIG-15 jets. The Sabres streaked through the lumbering, bombers, iwoopcd up and cut the escorting flight of Red jots in half, then raced down onto the bombers. The 30 minute battle was the fourth air tight of the day and the biggest of any type--jet or propeller planes--fought In the Korean war. The earlier flights accounted for the probable and the fourth damaged Red. The four-day air battle total mounted to 18 Red jet planes reported destroyed, one probably destroyed and 13 damaged, against one U. S. plane shot down and three damaged. Earlier the F i f t h Air Force had studied films of Wednesday's fight and found one more MIG-15 was shot down than American pilots had reported. Friday's great battle climaxed a week ot increasing Red jet flights i n t o North Korea and an astounding j u m p in Communist highway traffic to the front lines. Long convoys ot Red trucks wer* spotted last night racing toward the quiot forward lines with their lights blazing. Heavy Truck Movement Flare-dropping allied planes No Withdrawal Without Pact MUNSAN, Korea, Nov. 30 WV- Allied truce negotiators today flatly refused even to discuss the withdrawal of troops from Korea until an armistice is signed. They also made it clear the U. N. command will not modify its demand for !"* point inspection teams behind the battle lines and (2) an ironclad ban on strengthening front line troops. "We are going to insist, upon those principles,'' Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, chief U. N. negotiator, told the Reds. "We are not going to agree to immediate withdrawal of U. N. command forces from Korea. Is that clear? The sooner it is clear, the sooner we will begin to make profitable use of the time of this conference." Replying to Joy's 30-minute opening statement at Panmunjom. North Korean Lt. Gen. Nam H repeatedly called the allied proposals "unreasonable and impractical." He said joint inspection teams would be "brazen interference with the internal affairs of the other side." Nam II charged the allies "no buildup" proposal was an attempt to prevent the economic rehabilitation of Korea. AUTOS COLLIDE A collision occurred at East street and East Fourth street Thursday afternoon about 4:10 o'clock involving the automobiles operated by Henry N. May, who was goin.g east on Fourth, pulling out from a parked position, and Edward M. Rhoderick, Frederick, Route 1, who was going north on East street and was making a left turn into Fourth street, according to an investigation by Sergt. Ben Phebus. May's car sustained over $50 damage, the report said. FLUORIDES APPROVED CHICAGO, Nov. 30 ^--Treatment of drinking water supplies with fluorides to combat tooth decay was approved today by tha American Medical Association. HEADS COMMISSION ANNAPOLIS, Nov. 30 Wl--William C. Rogers, Baltimore attorney, was named today by Gov. McKel- dln as chairman of a new stat» commission on interracial probltmi and relations counted at least 9.200 of them, Far East Air Forces (FEAF) reported Friday. The figure is nearly double (he previous high of 5,150, and » Fiflh Air Force re-count indicated it may be incomplete, No one guessed at how many more Red trucks might have passed on Ihe roads without being spotted. Two thousand trucks are spotted on the average heavy night. The Reds' phenomenal rush to build up supplies and presumably troops came as the ground fronts wen! through their third day of "twilight war" and Red truce negotiators again balked at, guaranteeing against an increase in their forces during an armistice. Returning pilots reported they destroyed 300 Red trucks and damaged an unestimated number. FEAF suggested contributing factors to the unprecedented number of trucks could be (11 exceptionally clear weather and (2) such heavy damage to Communist rail lines that the Reds had to take to the highways. Arsenal Blast Damage Heavy PUSAN. Korea, Nov. 30 M)--The Korean government arsenal here blew up today in a series of awesome blasts that spread damage across an area four miles wide " American soldiers housed in the general area escaped injury but U. S. Army authorities said six Koreans were killed and at least 50 'veie injured. Korean authorities said 48 homos were destroyed, 100 others were badly damaged and 400 more were damaged in some degree. They estimated total damage at $20,000,000. Civilian and Army rescue workers dug in the ruins searching for possibly more victims. Col. Lee Hong Chong. chief of the arsenal, said it was not, known whether sabotage or accident touched off the blasts that rocked this southeast port city and sent civilians racing from their homes in panic. It was recalled, however, that a mysterious fire destroyed the U. S. embassy building in Pusan Monday; The North Korean Reds long have boasted they have agents in Pusan. Lee said the arsenal, on Pusan's northern outskirts, was closed for the night and only guards were on duty. The first explosion came at 4 a. m. Ammunition was blown high in the air and exploded in a tremendous fireworks display. Then came a second blast and a series of smaller ones. Giant flames licked the sky. The arsenal manufactured hand grenades. Large amounts of ammunition also were stored there. The building, about a quarter-mil* long, was destroyed. The arsenal was moved to Pusan from Yongdongpo, industrial suburb of Seoul, at the outbreak of the war. The U. S. Army had helped to expand it. NEWSPAPER! GONE FOR FOURTH TIME PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 30 Winnie Ruth Judd, the graying red- haired trunk murderess of 1931, escaped from the State Hospital lor the Insane for th« fcurth ton* l«t might IF.WSPA.PFJ

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