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Today's News Today NEA FEATURE SERVICE A. P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES Weather Forecast Mi-tl f a i r and continued w a i n and humid tonight antj Wcdnc*da -.\c«"»t for » fev brief and isolated ,-himcr* in afternoon or *%ening. VOL. LXV.--NO. 234. Press Run Today · News--7.525 1 Post --8.574 Total--IS.20O FREDERICK. Ml.. TUESDAY. J U L Y 2. i«ts. EIGHT PAGES PRICE--THREE CENTS EUertoii Man To Be Tried Here Kline Case To Be Taken Up August 5 After Date Set By Judge Schnauffer Ear! K. Kline. 22. of ;iear El:er- i»n. will £K g:ve:2 a hearing in Juvenile Court on Thursday. -* gust 5. at 11 a. n;. on a charge of /Contributing :o the neglect of his * two and a half-year o!d son. it was learned today. Judge Patrick -i!. SehnauSfer set the date of the hearing after a petition had been riled which was signed by Mrs. William C. Roderick, county probation ofilcer. and State's Attorney Edwin F. Xikirk. Kline is now free under SI.000 bond on a charge of assault and battern on his son. who was de- ciared a dependent and neglected ch:!d in Juvenile Court last week land committed to the care of the Children's Aid Society. The petition said the evidence at ;hal hearing tended to establish that Kline committed acts contributing to the neglect of the child. It cited the following instances when the little boy was allegedly left alone and unattended in the home while the father and hi; housekeeper were away: From 7.30 p. m. June 12 to 1 p. m. June 13. from 7.30 to about · 11.30 p. m. on June 19. the same hours on Jane 20. from 2 p. m. June 25 to 8 a. m. June 27. from 7.30 p. m. July 3 to 1 a. m. July 4. On July 6. the petition continued, the boy was "chastised beyond the bounds of moderation" and "cruel, immoderate and unnecessary punishment'" on divers occasions between May 15 and July 7 is charged. When authorities made an investigation of the case recently, they reported that they found the little boy. nude, in the yard of the home and bearing marks of cruel treatment. 75 U. S. Jet Register ·»··» "~"t · ^^ Planes Going To England London. July 20 .¥--The British Press Association reported today that 75 United States jet-propeiied Shooting Star Sghter planes will oe Sanded from an aircraft carrier on the River Clyde near Glasgow Aug. 4. The news agency said the iiehs- ers w j U be reassembled there a"d flow a to Berlin. To Bolster Strength London. July '20 -.-P--The deputy C. S. consul ir« Glasgow said today the American aircraft carrier Sicily ·wsll land 75 jet-propelled Shooting Star fighters in Scotland Aug. 4. to bolster American Sghter strength In Germany. The IT. S. Air Force in. Wiesbaden Germany, confirmed this, as did sources in London who refused to be quoted by name. Attempt Made Oil Life Of Japs' Red Leader Tokyo. July 20 UP--A new labor drive for political power can be expected to follow last night's attempt to assassinate Communist Leader Kyuichi Tokuda. .Behind that will _ be a sharper clash between radicals and conservatives--with only the presence of General MacArthur's troops preventing what MacArthur himself once predicted could be "a blood bath." A former Communist, brought home to Japan from a wartime Russian prison camp, threw a dyna- iritp-filled pop bottle at Tokuda. "Communism is no good for Japan." he told police to whom he surrendered. Tokuda was speaking at a political rally in Saga City. Kyushu. when the bomb was thrown from a balcony by Ichiro Koga. 27-year- old coal miner. It burst near T^.vuda's feet, just behind him. arid tiny fragments of glass peppered his leg, srm and neck. Loeal Teacher Is Attacked , In Chicago t+^f i Mrs. Hilda Greene Beaten By Negro In ; Her Room In Hotel ; Chicago. July 20 -.-P--A Frederick. Md.. school teacher told police today she had been beaten by a Xegro who invaded her hotel rooro. The woman. Mrs. Hilda Greene. . 39. told Detective Thomas Barton she was sleeping in her third floor room of Uie Leland Hotel when she was awakened by the man standing over her. She said she attempted to flee but the man struck her twice with a lamp and threatened to kill her. She was taken to the county hospital suffering shock and two deep cuts on the forehead. Police said the man could have entered the room from a rope which tiad been left hanging from the roof by a building contractor. The teacher said she arrived in Chicago Saturday after concluding a tour of the west coast with So other eastern "teachers. Mrs. Greene said she decided to remain in Chicago for a few days. She had planned to leave today after visiting the Railroad Fair. She described the intruder as young, about 5-feet. 9 inches tall, . and weighing about 130 pounds. Mrs. Greene said she has been an elementary school teacher in Frederick for about 15 years. 'Mrs. Greene resides at 107 East Eighth street and has been a teach- [ er for some years in the second grade at the North Market street elementary school.' August 30 ~ For Draft Proclamation Requires All Between IS And 26 S Years To Enroll For Military Service Washington. July "0 4"--Pre;iden: Truman today :»ued a proclamation calling for the draft registration to start Aug. 30 On that date, persons bor:: :n 192- af:er Aug 30 will register. The proclamation aiso iixes th.- tollowing dales for the res:stras:o:s of other youths between the age of IS and 261. Persons born in the year 1923 Aug. 31. arid Sept. !. ·J:. Persons born in 19^-5. Sept. '2 and Sept. 3. 3. Persons born in the \ear 1925 Sept. 4 and Sept. 7. 4. Per-ons born in the year 192S. Sept. 8-9. 5. Persons born in the year 1927 Sept. 10-U. 6. Persons bor:i in the year 1928- Sept. 13-14. 7. Persons born in the year 1929. Scot. 15-16. 8. Persons born in 1930 before Sept. 19: Sept. 17-18. Boys born on or after Sept. 19 1930. under she proclamation, will be registered on the day they are 13 years old or within five days thereafter. The President's proclamation called on the governors of each of the states and the territories of Alaska. Hawaii. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and the commissioners of the District of Columbia to comply w;th the drafting program to "accomplish effective and complete registration." There was nothing in the proclamation to indicate when actual inductions into the armed services will begin. By law. the draft can't start until Sept. 22. That .is 90 days after llr. Truman signed the Selective Service act. Secretary of the Army Royal' ?aid recently the first call will be "relatively small" and that later Inductions will be geared to the number of voluntary enlistments. Royal! estimated that an average of 30.000 men a month will be needed. Clay Called Horn** To Tell About Crisis Fratikfur;. Germany, Juh "0 T' --Gen. Lucius D. CSaj. U. S. Commander i:i Gesman\, v. a; Mimmo.'i- cd to Washington toda to jepir. 0:1 the Be:h!! ciis: Boycls "Woman Shares »In 8204,074 Estate Xew York. July 20.--Mrs. Louis Boekhoff. of Boyds. will share in an estate valued at S204.074 according to a transfer tax appraisal report filed in Kings County Surrogate Court today. The estate was left by the Boyds woman's sister, the late Mattie B. Lowe, of Brooklyn, who died November 7. 1946. According to the terms of a will v drawn up and signed on December 9. 1943. the Maryland woman receives a S5.000 cash bequest. The bulk of the estate was left to three grandchildren. Margot. Patricia and Michael Lenke of Long Island. Decisive Rally Is Made By Stock Market New York. July 20 .? -- The -stock market rallied decisively today after a three-day mauling that reached a rlimax yesterday with the sharpest decline iri nearly two years. Rails and oils led the way with gains ranging to more than a point. Superior Oil of California, which plunged 20 points Monday, rebounded 6. After a fast ooer.ina. in which numerous big blocks of stock changed hands, activity slackened * bit although still going along at a good clip. U. S. Soldier In Korea Slain Snipers From Ambush Flee To Russ Sector Seoul. July 20 :'.·?--Koreans firing from a border ambush killed one ' American enlisted man and wound, ed another, then fled into Russian- j occupied North Korea, a U. S- Army j statement said today. I An unknown number of attackers, in civilian clothing, hid in a cornfield 400 yards inside the American zone. As five Americans approached yesterday, the Koreans threw grenades and opened nre with small arms, then Sed :nto the darkness. The American soldiers returned the fire with carbines and rifles, but there was no indication of any Korean casualties, the announcement said. The scene of the attack was near Kaesong. northwest of Seoul. ' Names o£ the American casual: ties were withheld. It was the first death of an Arner. ican soldier in a Korean border in. dent. There have been a few clashes. -.lost involved South Korean police snd North Korean con- stabularyraen. 4-H BOYS GATHER Bittinger. July 20 ·»"--Approxi- mately 100 4-H club boys from all sections of Maryland gathered near this Garrett county mountain community today To-, a three-day study of wildlife, soil conservation and reforestation methods. JExtended Forecast Extended Maryland v. c a t h e r · forecast '.-P : Temperatures will continue warm throughout the period with little change from day to day. Scatter- , ed thundershowarf are expected around Wedne?da;-. Friday and Sunday, mostly in the afternoon and evening. From Wednesday through Sun- j day temperatures will average j about 3 degrees above normal and ' 1,-iinfall v..!! average about '2 inch- | B. And O. To Close Barnesville Station Baltimore. July 20 -.?·--The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has notified the Maryland Public Service Commission it intends to discontinue its freight and passenger agency July 31 at Barnesville. to the main line 32 m:3es northwest of Washington r.ear the Montgotr:- crv-Freder:ctc cosjntv ;-nc- . The railroad said ail trains which presently .--top =nere will continue to do so. but no one will be on duty in the station to seii tickets or handle freight shipments. The 3. O. explained that cost of maintaining the station has exceeded the net income it produces. It cost S3.750 to operate :n 1947. the railroad reported, arid produced ?9.265 in gross revenue, The discontinuance is automatic unless the PSC receives enough protests by July 31 to merit a hearing. Dutch Elm Disease Here Affected Wood Should Be Burned Evidence continues to appear that the mucn-fesred Dutch Elm disease is prevalent in sections of Frederick and the county although thare has been no definite confirmation of the present of the disease from State sources lately. A local person who is familiar with the situation reported that a tree recently cut down on West -Second street very possibly had the disease although no tests were made. When trees suspected of having the disease are removed, they should be cut up and burned, it was said. There are a few minor tree diseases which give the symptoms of , the Dutch Elm disease. Ralph D Finch, local tree surgeon said. Test- are necessary to establish the presence of the Dutch Elm disease, he said. Several years ago. when experimental work was being conducted here with __the aid of Federal funds, a number of confirmed cases of the disease, including two in Frederick, were found. However, the trees were not removed, it was reported. Lack of government appropriations caused the work to cease. The first known case of the Dutch Elm disease in this section was in Brunswick in 1935. according to reports. There were more than 3.000 elms in Frederick several years ago when the experiments were made. This number probably has grown since that time. The disease can be spread either by beetles feeding on a diseased tree a .id then moving to a non-diseased tree, cr by grafting. Frederick city has bec:i engaged recently :n spraying operations but Federal Funds Inadequate, Beall States Congressman Also Says Distribution Method Is Unfair ~ Cumberland. July 20 3'--Maryland's, allotment under the 19-53 Federal highways act is ··inade- quate." and the method of nationwide distribution t "wholly unfair." Rep. J. Glenn Bei.ll i R - M i - -vaid last night. Beal! said that "' states v. i!h --mall areas but large populations of which Maryland is: one, arc not receiving a just allotment of Federal funds for primary, secondary, and urban highways " Maryland h?s been allotted S4.254.000 out of a total approoriation of S450.000.- 000. A member of a House Roads subcommittee. Beall advocated distribution of the funds on the basis of motor vehicle registration and population. "Maryland highways are among the most heavily traveled in the country." he said, "because of their proximity to the nation's capital. Yet this state is among that third of the 48 states receiving less than S5.000.000 in Federp.1 aid. "These Federal allotments are not comiric out of some new form of taxation, but from the motorists who pay the Federal taxes for ga.:- oline. And as long as automobile owners pay the tax. the money should be spent on those highways that are used by the greatest number of motorists. Maryland, alona with other states small in area and thick in population, is getting the ·jrand old runaround." The allotment to Maryland provides $1.531.000 for primary highways to be anplied directly by the State Roads Commission. An additional $1.043.000 for secondary or "farm-to-market" roads is to be administered by county commissioners, subject to the approval of the State Roads Commission. In addition $1.590.000 is-provided for urban, highways, to be administered by municipal Governing bodies. The expenditures administered by cities, like those administered by the counties, are subject to ap- prox'al by the State Roads Commission but not by the Federal go.-- ernment. Senate To Be Asked To Ratify Pact » Truman Next Week To Request Action On International Wheat Agreement Washington. Ji.Sy "0 · 3'--The \V:iite House «sd today President Truman will ak the Senate next ·Aeek to lalify the international \\''.eat agreement immediately. Mr. Truman alu will ask Con- !jre.--s to approve the proposed $65.000.000 loan to the United Nations for the erection of permanent headqua: lei.- ::i Mew York City. Presidential .secretary Charles G Ro-s S-SK! bosh actions are part of she President's program for relieving international tension and pro- motinK world peace. Ro-t- -aid Mr Truman ha* not decided yet whether he v\ ill deliver his message or messages to Con- 1 in ner.siin or them to Capitol Hill next week. He b;«id drafting of an :t:iti-infla- tiosj bil! is just being started. Ross said he does not have a:iy information v.hether the President will a-k for once control on meat or other commodities Asked about the cost-of-Iiving bil!. Ross said: · The whole subject is Mill be- ina studied. The bill has not been drafted yet." The Republicans have a change, in 'he extra session to nail down in their party"* 1948 platform one plank which Mr. Truman doesn't like. This is a bill declaring that the states hold clearcut title :o the oil-rich coastal lands lying in a three-mile belt beyond low tide mark. The bill already has been passed by the House, and during the closing weeks of the regular session was on the Senate Republican Policy committee"-; list of desirable measures. It was crowded out in the final days, however, because of a threat of lengthy debate The Republican platform ^called for action to give the co-called tidclands to the states. The Democratic convention, despite agitation for a similar plank from the Texas and California delegations, remained silent on the point. The administration is opposed to any such move. British Send Strong Protest On \ak Planes ^_ . July -0 -J' -- British au- thontirs serst a "\erv strong pso- les-t ' today to the Soviet military :uim!!i!-tiat:on of Bo: Ins against the night by a foimatiois of Russian Yak sightes* yo*terda over Ga'.o\\ ajrpos t. Gatow i the British air}Kit for Berlin. l! : m constant v:se b\ RAF transport plane": flying fo*xi and supplies isito blockaded Western Berlin. An virtsctal statement said the Yaks" night w a s a "direct violation of the air safety regulations for the greater Berlin area " 67 New Lawyers Admitted To Bar Annapolis. July 20 · !·--Sixty- M-ven i-.vv. !av\ers were scheduled to be admitted to the Maryland bar :oda\ in cetcniomes. jt the Court of Appcjl- Four women w e i e among the Sr-oup ts%ms the oath :id:nmi-ci- e{ bv Coait Clet k Maurice Ogle. : Att«irne\ Ueie:al Hall Hammciui j liso\ ed !h«- a(imissu,;i i{ \he c.tisiii- , date- Ch:e! Judge Os'-c Marbu:\ ; addrc.-^d -.: !t - si^up on behalf «·: , the Appeal Coi::l 1 Those who \.cn- admitted !"· clodc Go«se K. Combs. Eirism'.s- burg. John Atithonv Da. Ijiytmis: viile: Murri\ Hohucs Kvut. 26 Ea-t j Eighli: street. Frederick. ·Tito Patches Old Quarrel With U.S. Amicable Settlement Meets American (Maims Almost in Full , Washington. J u l y 20 -4'--By patching up an old quarrel with she United States. Yugoslav Marshal Tito fed new :pecu!ation today that he may be warming up to the west after fallmc out with Moscow. An amiciible .settlement which his Communist government signed here yesterday met almost in full American demands denounced only a s shr.rt time SKO by Belgrade as exorbitant. Among other concessions. Tito agreed to hand over SIT.OOO.OO'I within the next .six weeks to pay for American property the Communist regime has taken over in Yugoslavia. Belgrade also will pay for two United States Army transport planes which Tito's fighters shot down in 1946. In return Yugoslavia will receive some S30.000.000 in monetary cold which was shipped here in 1942 l~ keep it out of Axis hands. The gold supply thus was unfrozen JUFI when Russia and some loyal Sovic: satellites appeared ready to add economic support to the Comin- forrn's break with Tito. Besides she gold. Yugoslavia assets to be released by the Treasury include a government bank account of possibly S225.000 and private holdings of Yugoslav citizens amounting to perhaps S10.000.000. Thorez Wants Opinion Of To Be Premier Court Filed Honorary Pallbearer ; At Perilling Funeral The distinction of being an honorary pallbearer for General John J. Pershing when he was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Monday was accorded Joseph H. Himes. Prospect Hal!, who had been a ciose friend of the General over a period of years. Although · Mr. had never served in' the Army under Gene-Til Pershing. he had made a tour of European ceme- ! icrics with him after the first World · War. Their friendship had extended j over a period nf 25 years. The General of the Armies seme veart , aco frequently visited Mr. Himes at his home near this '.ity. Mr. Himes s?ici that he learned from General Pershir.g's secretary thr.t he had been named an honorary pallbearer upon the specific request of the General. In addition to Mr. Himes other civilian pali- bearers were former Presiden; Herbert Hoover. Bernard Baruch. and former Senator James Wadsworth, of Xe\v York. In the passing of Genera] Pershing. Mr. Himes said he feels that not only ha= the country lost a sreat military figure but that he has lost a good friend. Ke said the "'".irsj; that irnpiesscd him most during his long association v ith the General v.-? h:s innanc-" and consideration of men serving uri- cicr him. irrespective of their posi- · ions in life. ey arc for the Japanese beetle srid nave nothing to do w:th the e'rr: tree d:5e?se. · Manv uersori.- arc ?ara:n2 throuahoul the c:tv to r.o^d down "TC beetles, v.hich are r.D-.v :o z;:sc'-. f\~.~x on the ear:y corn. The uncertain weather conditions have not beer; cond-oc:ve to large-scale srray:ng. Almon daily rsir.s for the oast veek have caused farmers. 3 s ; well as garders- er?. to hold back on spraying operations. The Weather Bureau said the uncertainty was due "o continue, calling for possible thunder- ·=howcr? today ?r.d 'omorrow. Hurn:d wcsther :? to :ast ftr severs: more davs. Keynoter No. 3? Proposed By Reds To . Succeed Schuman Paris. July 20 -.-T--Communists proposed today that their leader. Maurice Thorez. be designated the new French Premier to head a coalition government of Socialists and Communists. Thores was the first majority oarty leader to call on President Vincent Auriol. who is searching for a new Premier. France's middle-of-the-road government, headed by Robert Schuman. toppled : last night after a dispute over the army's budget. I There was no immediate prospecl j of Thorez being invited to share in the government. Ke called on ' Auriol first because the Communiot j party has the largest representation ! in the Xationai Assembly. Following Thorez was Andre Co!in. Secretary General of the Popular Republican -MRP 1 group. Schuman is a member of the MRP and many believe he will be called upon to form a new cabinet. Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. 3'?o a Popular Republican, v. a.-. htirrymg back to Paris from the Hague, where he attended the meeting of the five-power Wesiein European union. Auriol was" expected to n y to find a Premier who could reunite the "third force" coalition of Popular Republican?. Socialists ;nd Radical Socialists Under Schuman's leadership they had opposed the Communists on the loft and Gen. DeGaulle's French People's Party on the right. Andre Marie was mentioned a-? The candidate of the Radical Socialists. Former Premier Paul Rcy- naud. an independent Republican Sgured also ir: the speculation. CHANGE IN CREEK BET) A minor change in the bed of Carroll Creek was made recently in the meadow imrr.ediatedly west of Culler Lake, vhich is owned by Watkins Acres development group. · A bend in the creek xvas straightened for a short distance so as to , provide more ground on the south ; side of the stream for the proposed i "·oud through the new devefopnifnt. "Hi;* road alone the creek has been to some extent- I New Car Every Year Provided By Divorce Milwaukee. July 20 ?--Here's something new in divorce settlement--a new car every year Circuit Judgr Otto T. Brcidcn- bach approved the terms j estcrday for Mrs Elsie Jaeger. 49 Her husband ;s an automobile ovaler. Jaeger also must pay all main- j tenance and repair costs on the j new car- in arid it inn Mr--. Jaeij«-r ' gols :ho home he h v o in. 5.17.300 in · f. h and rnTi'hly a l i m o n y of $300. j DEED RECORDED A deed was recorded in the clerk's oiTice fcr the sale of a property on Rr«.\i6nd rond at 3iue R;dse Summit. r;ear the Western Maryland Railway station, from Mr and Mrs Robert W. Hearr.e to Mr and Mr.-. Harold M. Jarrett. consideration being in the r.eishborhood of Si0.000. according *o revenue FLEES TO U. S. ZONE Frankfurt, Germany. July 20 .-5' --U S Army headquarters here today confirmed reports that Gen. Antonin Bohumil Hasa!. deputy ( chief of staff of the Czechoslovak army. ha« f'.ed into the American zone of German'.- An army spokesman ?aid Hasal will be bronchi into F r a n k f u r t today for an interview with newsmen. Rulings of the Public Service Commission arc "prima facie correct" and it is necessary for a complaint to show "by clear and satisfactory evidence that they arc unreasonable or unlawful." sso- ciate Judge Stcdmap. Prescott ruled today sn an opinion tiled in Equity Court. The opinion upheld a demurrer filed by the commission and the Remsburg Brothers Transportation Company, of Braddock Heights, defendants to a bill of complaint entered by the Boyer Transportation Company. Inc.. of Knoxvillc. It pave the plaintiff fifteen days in which to file an amended declaration. The Boyer company had a.-kcd the court to vacate two orders of the PSC--one denying a permit to the Knoxviile firm over a motor freight route through sections of Frederick and Washington counties: the other granting Remsburg Bros, a permit over a Baltimore- Frederick route. The PSC action in the cases, the plaintiff claimed, was arbitrary. Allegations of the bill should set forth with clarity the rigiit to the relief requested. Judge Prescott said. "Facts should be stated disclosing fully why. and in what marner. such actions 'the PSC order?' are unr'easonsb'c or unlawful. ' ' ' In my opinion this bill docs not set forth fully and clearly facts from v.hich n would necessarily follow that the commission's action was such as to require relief." On another point argued by counsel for both sides, however. Judge Prescott declined to rule that the Boyer Company had "no standing in court." "One of the defendant's contentions was the plaintiff, when denied a permit, having had no franchise, had r.o standing m court This court cannot Mibscribc to this. Apart from the clear and direct language of -he stafu'.e. · if this were sound, ar. or:C;".ai ap- pHcar.l for a permit wotiid be unable to,seek redress in the courts, no matter how unreasonable, arbitrary or unlawful the commission's acts might be. It seern.s unlikely that the legislature had any such uidesirabie intention The Bojer company :? rcpre- «entcd by Frar.cis Pe!r~-U and Ben- jarrs;n B Ko*e~..-ioe. S Ralph Warnkcn and Parson? Xewman represent "h* PSC Thomas J Tinglcy and Amos A HoSter. the Remsburg Bros, firm I Grave View Is Taken Of Berlin Crisis Western European Leaders Advise Use Of Caution The Hague. The 'Netherlands July 2(1 ..-r--Western European leaders have advised extreme caution in dealing wish She Russians o\ sr the Berlin blockade. Informants say they consider ihe cris:- "extremely grave." An authoritative source said representatives of Britain. France, the ; Netherlands. Belgium and Luxem: bourn--the nations making up the - Western European union--met for for four hours last night, but - reached no agreement on a course ' of action in the Berlin situation. , The five-nation alliance is meeting here to set up a common d^: linked with American armed might. The delegates have before j them a series of memoranda on re- 1 cent talks ir Washington between Western European representatives and U. S. government officials on possible American military aid. The conference on the Berlin deadlock was attended by British Foreign Secretary Ernest T *cvin French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault. Belgian Premier Paul- Henri Soaak. Luxembourg Premier - Pierre Dupons. and Dutch Foreign Minister Baron Van Boetielacr Van Oosterhout i A conference spokesman said all phases of the situation resuitin? - from the blockade and the possibility nf increasing the American- British air lift were discussed. The informant said the five officials take an extremely grave view of the Berlin crisis and will discus* it again today. He said they will also !alk over the possibility of forging their armed forces into one defense weapon. A report on the question ha- been prepared by the union's mili- tarv committee. The main aim of she conference i= to straighten out the five-nation 50-year alliance and consider th* 1 possibility of basing it 0:1 definite commitment,': of American military assistance. A conference spokesman said th'- dclegates also have drafted a pro- sram for strengthening the economic ties between their counlrif-_ within the framework of the Euro pcan reconstruction program. Fin:~ aoproval of the program will b" civen at a plenary session today. he said. Oppose Erection Of High Voltage Line Erection of a high voltage transmission line through their farm north of Frederick wili be destructive !o a large part of its value, defendants in a condemnation case alleged in an answer Sled in Circuit Court. The answer was filed by Emery B. Lease. Evelyn V Lease. Hc'en M. Boyer. owners, and Merhl Boy- cr. hu--band of Helen Boycr. the defend nJs. through their attorneys. William M Storm and Holden S. Feiton. to a right-of-way condemnation petition of the Potomac Edison Company. They asserted, in asking dismissal of the suit, that it is not ncce:- .-.ary for the power line to cro?" their farm and there are other and better v. ays by which to erect the poles and transmission lines. They claim the line will, because of the proximity to certain buildings, crc- a'c a hazard to the customary use of the farm to *;uch an extent a-; to be destructive to a iarge pan cf us value The aJ?o allege the utility h?.s :nadc no real effort to purchase the rights of v.-ays at a fair vahje. eors- siderina the app^ximate value cf the land and the depreciation of the farm No date has been set for a hearing. West Berlin Is Promised Soviet Food Russians Say They Are Prepared To Feed All But Must Use Western Currency The Hjjur. H.ill.Mul. July 20 .JP» --The five pov^rrs of the Westrrn Kuroprjn union agrrrd today on j cu-tlow polic\ touard Russia in Crrinan. Th? rrprrsriiUiiir( of Britain, Krjncr. Holland. Belgium and Lu\- rmbuurj; uere represented as con- iilcring ihe crisis "extremely jravc." Berlin. July ^0 V--With great piop:K.mdu ran fa re tile Russians announced lo:5a\ that they were prepa:cd ;o .-uppjy food for all Berlin inrludi'ig s!ie "J.ono Gesipan ml'.abiUitit.s of She Western sectors whom they have blockaded for more tlsan a month. They claimed lhe would be able to tio Jhts wish 100 000 ions of bread Crams imported from the Soviet Union. The Soviet food wa« not available- for the present. Shipper* sent into she Russian eclor of the city to buy iai;oiie(! toocs found that storekeepers refused to honor their coupons. It was held likely the Russians would put a limited amount of food on the market for its propaganda value, but not enough to supply all needs. An announcement by the official Soviet news bureau told Western Berliner? they must buy this food w;th Sovici-spoptorcd German currency which circulates here as a rival to the Western-sponsored deutschcmark. The announcement was timed to coincide with a statement by the Western Allies that they were unable because of the Russian land blockade to deliver proposed increases i;i food ration scales for their sectors of the city. Thus the Soviety announcement was a double, barrelled attack on the Western Powers. Not only did the Ru.s.sians claim they could feed all Bcrlincrs but their announcement soug'u to discredit Western sponsored currency as- worthless for Hie primary function of buying food. In Frankfurt Gen. Lucius D. Clay. American m i l i t a r y Governor, showed .skepticism of the Russian offer to feed all Berlin. 'The proof is in the performance, not in the statement." said the U. S. commander, whose planes have been flying nearly 1.5CO tons of food and coal a day over the Russian land blockade. Clay flew to Frankfurt from Berlin for a meeting of the British. French and U. S. military governors with German officials to discuss plans for forming a new German government in the three Western zones. Russian-controlled newspaocrs in Berlin again attempted to discredit the American-British air lift which i? supplying i'-.c blockaded Western ^cctors of the city with cargoes flown from Western Germany, "The air bridge is without avail --all Berlir.ers can buy their rations in the Soviet sector in the future." the Cprnmunist press said. V. S. Fl'NDS AVAILABLE Baltimore. July 20 T--The Sla'e Department of Health said today :J ha=; notified m-jr.-ciDaliue? throughout the state that Fedcr?! furds are available. OR a !"ar; basis 101' cor.str'.sction of sowace work*/ Plenty Of Jam Charle= Hov. arri. l a w y e r ana pu'olii-her, '.in* open nromi- nently mentioned ; s keyno'.cr for the Third Party's ron\«?iilion i ir: Philadelphia. Jul 23-25. The i tun-, crihiin v. ,11 uffiridlty norrii- r.'·«' Hiii r ".".ij'.io .':-.d S"i'. f r ' ' ' i '^ -O 1 o" ,t ij.v'iicidlos. QUALIFIES Orman T. Bel!. 7 Jefferson street, a :on, has qualified in Orphans | forced Coiiit as administrator of the- *:*-'· 23 POLISH SCOL'TS DROWN War--av. July 20 7--Twentythree Pohyh Boy Scout? drowned :n the B?it;c Sea off Gdyr.ia today when h jh \\ave c capsized two boat*. The Scouts w e r e members of a summer vacation colonj. t u t e »r h i s i n u t h e r . It-.e I j t c Mr.-' Aiary B. B t - i l T h r t e son- art? I i ,t- od as h r l i - P e r s o n a l t y uf .11 o n , i d 'i 000 \\ n j reported. N e w a r k M J .lul;. 'M -r,-- \'\\ ls"*'WJ' *!; nltlCO i ) f U ' O i r o l M I n l - H \ l t ' « I l K l v Ml? TIP I p n d l c i r t i";*i-od the icnt. Waukcgan. Ill . July 20 -p--Want a new recipe for traffic jam? Take- 300 ca.-cs of red raspberries"5 cae.- of black raspberries: 15 cas^s of currant.-: SO ra-es of dewberries and 25 bushels of apples. Mix well and press with a ton and a half truck That's what Wayne Hellenga o*~ Three Onk.-. Mich . did last night. . Fii.i t n u K , iu.idcil w i t h the juicy ui- srt-ilient-' ovc-rtiiriieil on Highway-^ 41 n o i t h o' Mere There v.-a-- plenty of ' I - T i c jam. H c l l e n g a \\ »s not , h u r t . i Triiman,Dewev Will Meet Sooii Both To Speak At Airport Dedication By ihe Associated Press The? non-pohtical dedication x. Xew YorK s new international airport will bring President Truman and Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey together next week for a rare campaign year meeting of presidential candidate.-. Both T A i i l speak briefly during the half-hour ceremony at the Idlc- v. ild Field a week from Saturday. A White Hous*: announcement of the event said Mr. Truman's ofT- the-cuf: speech will be one "suited to the occa?:or:." But that may be one of the few truces in xhe long political war ahead for the President and his Republican rival for the White House Dewey, already at work mapping h:s batlic strategy, plans a luncheon huddle tomorrow with Karold E. Siassen. the former Minnesota Governor who contested with him at the GOP convention last month. Sta?sen accepted the Cewey invitation by telephone. He already has promised to campaign actively for the New Yorker. Deuey talked last week with Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, another nisaopointed aspirant for the GO? r.oir.ination. Mr. Truman, meanwhile, concentrated hi^ activities on the special session of Congress he called for p.ex; Monday with a challenge to the Republican lawmakers to deliver on GOP platform promise?. STRIKE CONFERENCE Detroit July -Q .-P--S;r:ke action at Ford Motor Co. hinged today on a new conference faetv. een the company aiid CIO United Auto Worker? representatives. Both parties flgrefd to llir n i f t l i n g t-s- terday snurfly jftcr ihr L'AV.' executive b,'i.irl ii"nn von- ' TuihT- ·r-» .1 aaiko..; oC H'VJ-0 For .I workers. INEWSPAPERif IEWSPAPEM

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