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Today's News Today A P. LEASED WIRE AND FEATURES NBA FEATURE SERVICE Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy tonight; low '»2-40. Thursday 'cloudy and mild; occasional light rain In afternoon. VOL. LXIX.--NO. 44 Press Run Today I News--7.875 I _,,,,.,, , r(1 .« \ post --9.050 I u otal--10.925 FREDERICK, MD., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1951 EIGHTEEN PAGES 8EF S N PRICE-- THREE CENTS U. S. Announces Schedule Of 250 Housing Units Here; . _ __. ,*--·*... _**--«v.a *~* ^^^^ --^. j--v. ff~*^r~^i ^4k -^^"* ^TM^h. ^"""v $ Tools Found Inside Place Used For Job Took Ladder, Went Through Skylight And Dropped Do\Vn To Store Floor Skilled yeggs used tools at hand in the P. L. Hargett and Company hardware store at 52 South Market street to drill open the safe some time during the night and escape with between $500 and $600 in cash, plus some checks. The robbers came down through a skylight into the main store and even used a waste basket in the mercantile establishment in which to carry the loot away. City police, called to investigate, reported that a. 12-foot ladder was used to reach the adjoining warehouse roof after the robbers apparently entered an alley leading off South Market street and went directly to the site of the warehouse. The same ladder was then used by the robbers to get from the warehouse roof to the store roof, the investigation indicated. The skylight leading into the store "office was broken open and the ladder dropped down. The yeggs then came down the ladder into the store and began assembling tools for their assault upon the safe. An electric drill was evidently hooked up and a hammer, crow bar, chisel, sledge hammer and hatchet were apparently secured in the event they were needed. A desk was moved in such a manner as to shut off any possible movement or light which would be visible on the outside. A small light was apparently moved from the desk to the floor to aid the burglars in their work. This took place in a small office in the rear of the store. Three holes, police reported, were skillfully drilled directly into the safe combination. With the combination removed, the door could be opened. It did not appear that the large safe was damaged to any considerable extent except around the combination. It appeared that the robbers then made their getaway in the s^me manner as they entered, going up through the skylight and probably down over the roofs of the store and the warehouse to the rear. It was understood that the cash loot from the safe included around $75 in small change. The amount of the checks which were taken was not immediately known. Harvey L. Thomas, an employe of the store, reported the entry to police about 7.33 a. m. and Lieut. Allen Bartgis and Sergt. Ralph Potts were making the investigation. The store, the officers were informed, was entered some time between 5 p. m. Tuesday afternoon and 7 o'clock this morning, when the robbery was discovered. Some time ago robbers entered the store by using a piece of rope to get down the skylight. At that time several guns were taken and one was recovered in the yard back of the store. Young G. O. P. Club Dinner At Middletown The Young Republican Club of Frederick county is sponsoring a dinner meeting to be held in Middletown at the Reformed church on Thursday, December 13. The meeting, designed to create interest in the Republican Party among older as well as young people in the county, will begin at 6:30 p. m. George Leiphart, who is executive secretary of the National Federation of Young Republicans, will be present- Two of the officers of the State Federation of Young Republicans will be present to give remarks. They are J. Paull Marshall, of Chevy Chase, who is chairman of the state group, and William Kreykenbohn, of Hagerstown, who is the national committeeman for Young Republicans from Maryland. Also present will be Miss Bertha Adkins, who is National Republican committeewoman from Maryland and Executive Director of the Women's Division of the Republican National Committee. William Crum, of near Frederick, is president of the local group. The rallies are being held in various communities in Frederick county. Stepiiiac Is Set Free By Yugoslavia Conditional Release Is Announced By Belgrade Government BELGRADE. Yugoslavia, Dec. 5 (fP)--Communist Yugoslavia today gave Archbishop Alojzijc Stepinac his conditional freedom, making it clear he could not with government approval resume his duties as Roman Catholic primate of Yugoslavia. The official news agency Tanjug announced the spiritual leader of Yugoslavia's seven million Catholics would live in a parish house at his native village of Krasic, near the Croatian capital of Zagreb. The Archbishop was sentenced five-years ago to 16 years in prison. He denied the charges of wartime collaboration with the Axis and post-war plotting to overthrow the regime of Premier Marshal Tito. The 53-year-old Archbishop had spent the five years in a small two-room cell in Croatia's Lepog- lava prison. The official statement referred to him as the "former Archbishop." it said: "Alojzijc Stepinac, former Archbishop of the Catholic church in Yugoslavia, has been conditionally released. 160,098 Low Bridge Bid Buckley and Company, Inc., of Philadelphia, Tuesday submitted the low bid oi $160,098 on the construction of a 200-ft. long bridge to carry State Route 121 over the new Washington expressway near Clarksburg. There were two other bidders. Allied Contractors, Inc., Baltimore, bid 5166,800 and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, also of Baltimore, bid $167,019. The bids were opened in the Baltimore office of the State Roads Commission and no award was immediately made. · The four-span steel I-beam bridge will be a short distance south of Clarksburg. Route 121 intersects present Route 240 in Clarksburg. The bridge will have a 30-foot roadway and safety curbs. NO EVIDENCEf HE SAYS WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (£)--The Democratic chairman of a House committe looking into charges of an. attempted $500,000 "tax fix shakedown" declared today there is no evidence that high government officials were involved. But Rep. King (D-Calif) scolded T. Lamar Caudle, ousted former assistant Attorney General, in a statement for Caudle's association with Frank Nathan--one of two men named by Chicago lawyer Abraham Teitelbaum as having sought $500,000 from him to "take care of his tax troubles. DEED RECORDED A deed was recorded in the clerk's office for the sale of a tract of about four acres and improvements in Johnsville district from Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Hoffman to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Fink, consideration being in the neighborhood of $4,500, according to revenue stamp*. Water Rises 4 Feet In Dam After Rains Precipitation 1.67 At State Police Barracks; Rt. 15 Was Inundated Heavy rains which brought more than an inch and a half of precipitation at some places also brought temporary high water on at least one major highway overnight and sent the Fishing Creek water level upward more than four feet. The precipitation was measured atf 1.67 inches at the State Police barracks west of Frederick, while it was only 1.08 inches at the weather station ai the airport. The two spots are not much more than two miles apart. High water signs and warning lights were posted by the State Roads Commission on U. S, Route 15 on the outskirts of Lewistown, where a branch of Fishing Creek overflowed and inundated the highway. The water had receded this morning. Israel's Creek, a perennial troublemaker during heavy r,ains, was within banks and not dangerous at Route 26 on the Liberty road this morning. Some streams in the vicinity of Emmitsburg were out of bank overnight. The Monocacy river was rising and muddy but well within its banks. The Potomac river was up only a few inches at Knoxville. At the Fishing Creek reservoir, water poured into the dam from the heavy mountain rains which increased the creek flow. Caretaker Frank Weddle said the level was about five feet below normal this morning, as compared to 9 3 feet below normal prior to the rains, and still rising. The forecaster " said there probably would be more showers tomorrow with continued mild temperatures after partial clearing today. He indicated no return of cold weather is in sight in the immediate future. Last night's low was a warm 51 degrees. County Roads forces had only one complaint, that of mud washed over a road, but said it might be a day or two before reports are received, if there is any other trouble. Navy Guard Up For Air Attack WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 Navy is tightening its guard against an apparently increasing possibility of a Red air assault on U. S. and Allied ships off the east coast of Korea. The Navy has taken pains in recent days to report the increasing numbers and boldness of enemy jet planes over the east coast area, until now the sole domain of planes from U. S. Task Force 77. One week ago, two Russian-made MIG jets jumped a flight of American naval attack planes, damaging one in a running fight. Yesterday, 13 Russian jets made a fast sweep over Wonsan, the east coast Korean port and transportation center which has been under Allied bombardment daily for many months. The increase in Communist flights over the east coast is taken to mean, one or both of two enemy intentions: 1. To contest U. S. Navy domination of the air over the northeast coast just as the Reds have challenged Allied air supremacy over northwest Korea. 2. Some officials here hold that the intrusion of Red air fighters over the northeast may be aimed at readying Red pilots for the first serious attack on Allied surface ships. Spectacular Fire Follows Explosion DETROIT, Dec. 5 (#)--A series of oil tanks exploded early today at the big Socony Vacuum Oil Co. refinery in downriver Trenton and a spectacular fire followed. Flames whirled up an estimated 1,000 feet or more into the sky. Scores of firemen, State Police and others fought the great blaze. After a battle lasting two and half hours, the flames were reported under control. POST KNOCKED DOWN An electric light post near the West Church street entrance to Court House park was knocked down some time during the night and was lying along the pavement this morning. City police said there was no report to indicate who struck the post. Tire marks were visible ' ·'· · : a car Went onto the '?wa" . and struck the post. Other |, ..ihorities said they had no report 3 Vehicles In Accident A tractor-trailer which went out of control on Route 40 two miles east of Frederick sidewiped one car and ran head-on into a second car, about 10.30 this morning, doing extensive property damage and injuring one driver. William Coughlin, 45, of New Market, driver of the second car, sustained a compound fracture of the right leg and possible chest injuries. His car was demolished, Trooper Kenneth H. Tichnell, who investigated, reported. The accident occurred as Edward Gray Creighton, of Baltimore, driver of the tractor trailer, applied his brakes to slow down for a car making a turn off the highway. Creighton lost control of his eastbound truck and sidewiped a 1951 Packard driven by Lorraine A. King, 24, of Berwyn, 111., which was proceeding west. The truck, according to Trooper Tichnell, then ran head on into the westbound 1949 Chevrolet being driven by Coughlin. An estimated $500 damage was done to the Packard,* and about $800 damage was done the truck. A charge of reckless driving was preferred against Creighton. McCarthy May Step Aside For Another WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (/P)--Senator McCarthy (R-.Wis) said today he might give up a chance to go back on the Senate Appropriations committee--and "probably my only chance" to quiz Secretary of State Acheson. The death of Senator Wherry of Nebraska last week left a Republican vacancy on that key committee, which among other things passes on funds for the State Department--the prime target of McCarthy's Communists - in - government charges. McCarthy generally is regarded as first in line for the seat because he was a member of the committee for a short time earlier this year. He was "bumped" in the Senate realignment which resulted from the death of Senator Vandenberg. Michigan Republican who was replaced by a Democrat. "I might pass up the chance because certain other Republican Senators--to whom I am obligated for past favors--have asked me whether I might be willing to stand aside to let them bid for the appropriations seat," McCarthy told reporters. McCarthy declined to elaborate regarding the past favors he said had been done for him. .- ! Heavy Loss Of Life In Philippines Ten Villages May Be Destroyed By Lava And Ash MANILA, Dec. 5 M'I--An official estimate today said 2,000 persons died in yesterday's atomic-like eruption of Hibok Hibok volcano on Camiguin Island in the southern Philippines. The estimate was made by Gov. Paciencio Ysalina of eastern Mis- amis province. He came iroin nearby Mindanao island to tnke charge of rescue and evacuation. The known toll of dead is 157, Red Cross headquarters in Manila said. The volcano issued a second mighty blast last night, about 10 hours after the first blowoff. Flames and dense smoke still are pouring from the crater, the Philippines .army commander in the Mindanao area reported after a flight over the island. Lt. Col. Patricio Monzou said: "It was so warm I couldn't get my plane close enough for a good look, "Camiguin looked like a burning, smoking flattop (aircraft carrier) as ue hovered above it. Smoke billowed up to 7.000 feet and enveloped the whole island. Heat and fumes hampered searchers, digging for victims in the hot lava rocks and ash. A steady stream of evacuees fled in all types of watercraft to Mindanao island and other nearby islands. Ten villages on the island were believed destroyed by ash and lava. Philippines News Service correspondents who reached the island last night said they believed about 80 per cent of the villages' inhabitants had perished. Gen. Markey Leaves On Trip To Honolulu Brig. Gen. D. John Markey, this city, left Washington at noon by commercial airplane for San Francisco. Calif., and will leave that city this evening by plane for Honolulu, Hawaii, where he will represent the American Battle Monuments Commission at the tenth anniversary Pearl Harbor exercises. The memorial service will take place Friday morning at 10.30 o'clock in the U. S. military cemetery, where 11.000 of the dead of World War II are buried, and will be under the auspices of the Pacific Memorial Assoriation. Vice-President Alben Barkley will be the principal speaker. Gen. Markey is attending the ceremonies at the request of Gen. George C. Marshall, chairman of the Battle Monuments Commission, of which the local man is a member. He will return the first of next week. FORMER TEACHER DIES " SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va., Dec. 5 (fP)--Ernest W. Shark, 72, former Aurora .· -Vjoitrncher and postmaster t;:cre for 20 years, died here yesterday of a heart attack. FADES FAST NEW YORK, Dec. 5 HP}-- A fast and higher start today in the stock market faded away into sagging prices and slow trading. State Jaycees To Meet Here Members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce throughout Maryland will meet in Frederick on December 8 and 9 for the second two-day state meeing of the 1951-52. Joseph D. Baker, II, of Frederick, is state president of the Jaycees and will preside at the business session. Highlight of the meeting will be a banquet scheduled for Saturday evening in the Francis Scott Key Hotel at 6.15. Arrangements are being made for a prominent speaker to address the Jaycees following dinner. Registrations will be held on Saturday morning at Hotel Frederick, and the first session will be a luncheon at Hotel Frederick at noon. Also on Saturday morning, the executive and policy committees will meet. Business sessions will begin on Saturday afternoon, and the meeting will end following sessions on Sunday morning. NO GAMBLERS APPLY No gamblers have applied at the local U. S. Internal Revenue office for the new $50 a year Federal tax stamp, Oscar C. Sponseller,'officer in charge, said yesterday. He said he has reported this fact to the State office in Baltimore. BARRED FROM U. S. NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (/P)~The New York Times said today that Dr. Ernest B. Chain, the 'Nobel prize winning bio-chemist, has been barred twice from entering the United States. HIT BY TORNADO NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 5 freakish tornado ripped through the uptown industrial section here early today and caused damages estimated at more ,than $1,000.000 but no ant was reported injured. State Road Plans Given By McCain Connections May Be Built To Roads That Cannot Be Completed Now, He Tells Grange The chairman of the State Roads Commission told members of the Maryland State Grange meeting this morning at the Francis Scott Key Hotel that it has become necessary to study the points of tie-in of new highways to existing highways in cases where new dual highways cannot be extended to the desired termini. Russell H. McCain said. "There will be no change in design standards but perhaps, for the time being and until additional revenue is made available, some of the desirable features such as clover leafs, interchanges, and grade separations may have to be postponed. This procedure would give more road mileage and. if the state should acquire the rights of way. these other adjuncts could be built at a future date." The Frederick man continued, "Maryland is faced with a tremendous problem in financing road construction to bring the highway system up to modern standards and suitable for future traffic. No one can even estimate the traffic volume that will be using our highways in the next ten years or so. Roads must be built for safety, with good alignment, adequate sight distance, and proper grades. The matter of financing is not peculiar to Maryland. All other states are facing the same problem. Ohio and California, for example, have estimated it would cost in the neighborhood of $4 billions to modernize completely the highway system in each of these two states." Mr. McCain reviewed the Maryland highway S200 million plan launched in 1947 under the Lane administration. Ten years · prior to 1947, he said, the SRC spent approximately $7 million per year. This has been stepped up to reach an average of $40 million in 1952, an increase accomplished with less than a 15'.'a boost in operating personnel. Reporting on new construction, Mr. McCain described: A new highway to replace or augment Ihe present Baltimore-Washington Boulevard: a new modern dual, limited access highway from Baltimore City limits to the Ft. Meade-Jessups Road where the Federal Government will pick it up. The Maryland sections are under construction or under bids and completion by 1952 is assured. A new modern highway from the intersection of the Revell and Ritchie Highways, by-passing Annapolis, and connecting with Route 301. A new dual highway is under construction from the eastern terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Queenstown. A new dual highway has been started from Baltimore through to the Pennsylvania line to replace the existing York Road. The new dual road from Baltimore toward Frederick has been completed as far as West Friendship and is under contract as far as Lisbon. An additional contract expected this year will bring the highway to Ridgeville. within 14 miles of. Frederick. The Washington-Frederick Expressway is under construction as far as the Montgomery county line and additional section of approximately 5 miles will be advertised this year. An additional $12 million is being spent per year to widen and resurface a large mileage, Mr. McCain said. The roads program is financed in this fashion: a 5c gasoline tax, netting about S25 million per year; 50% of the income from registration fees and fines accrue to the SRC, providing about S4% million; the whole income from the titling tax on motor vehicles, about $7 million representing the amount needed to liquidate the $100 million highway improvement bonds. "Under the Maryland law such bonds must be amortized in 15 years," the Roads Commission head explained. "This means that for each $25 million of bonds issued. a sum of approximately $1,800,000 must be set aside each year for 15 years to pay off the bonds. When the entire issue of $100 million is sold, this means a sum of about $7,200,000 per year must be set aside to liquidate these bonds. "Up to the present time, Mai land has issued only $50 millions of these bonds but if the SRC had to satisfy all contracts now under obligation we would be into the next $25 millions to the extent of about $17 millions. However, there is no need to issue these bonds and pay interest on them until such time as the estimates due contractors on work progress reports re quire issuance of them." Dr. Gordon Cairns, dean of agriculture at the University of Maryland, speaking at the morning's early session, told his Patron audience that the farmer must have adequate returns available if h« i« 5 Red Jets Shot Down., 5 Damaged Communists Using Double Talk To Gain Objectives In Truce Discussions MUNSAN. Korea, Dec. 5 (/?)--The United Nations command accused Communist truce negotiators today of using double talk to gain political objectives through the bnck door. The accusation came in a broadcast after a subcommittee spent two and a half futile hours at Pan- munjom wrangling over fhe meaning of Red proposals for supervising an armistice. A "Voice of the United Nations Command" broadcast said the Communist proposal to freeze troops in Korea druing an armistice was a ruse to accomplish the Reds' earlier demand for withdrawal oC all foreign troops. The Bed plan would prevent any replacements. The broadcast said: "If a soldier left Korea because he became ill. or was injured. 01 if his term of enlistment expired or if he were rotated, he would thus be removed from Korea." In that manner, 1he broadcast said, the Communists would achieve their political end of h a v i n g foreign troops withdrawn before a peace is .signed. Attacking other phases of the Rod plan for siiocrvislng the truce, the broadcast said: "The Comrnunis-ts have indicated that they still are more Interested in buildinc airstrips for war t h a n in rebuilding the c o u n t r y (or peace." The radio described the Red proposal for supervision only at "ports of entry" as a move to by-pass any real inspection. Planes Shot Down SEOUL. Korea. Dec. 5 "(/Pi--U. S pilots today reported shooting down fii'e Red MIGs and damaging five in the tenth straight day of jet warfare over North Korea. The U. S. Fifth Air Force said no U. S. jets were lost or dnmatfecl. The Wednesday bag raised the U. S. toll of Red jets in 10 consecutive days to H4--32 shot down, one probably shot down, and 31 damaged. Announced allied losses arc six jets. The 10-day run of daily jet warfare is the longest of the Korean war. Five Russian-type jets wore shot down in a 35-minute clash between 29 F-86 Sabres and 80 MIG-15s over Sinan.ju Wednesday. Another MIG was damaged. The time equalled the longest jet battle in history. The Communists put about 230 MIGs into the air Wednesday. They far outnumbered U. S. planes. $20 Show For Free, Bui Before A Jury BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 5 j--Time was when you could turn up your coat collar, duck into a Main strcwt burlesque house, and watch Lili St. Cyr shuck her clothes for 85 cents. Later, after she moved to a plush night spot on Sunset boulevard, the tab assumed the proportions of a S20 bill. There was no cover charge, because what could you say was covered? But food and drink come high where the tights and music are low. Lili's next public performance, however, Is going to be free. The jury trying Miss St. Cyr on charges of staging an indecent performance Oct. 29 was informed by her attorney yesterday that she will repeat her show in the courtroom. The idea, he said, would be to prove that wlten Lill strips to the bufl, it isn't rough stuff, it's art. to expand his investment to meet agriculture needs. "Costs have gone up even faster than farm receipts," the speaker declared, "and the margin of profit for the farmer is becoming narrower all the time." He anticipated a net 1951 income approaching that of 1048, he said. In Maryland the volume of production per worker has increased in recent years, Dr. Cairns reported, and in this county more barns are provided for increased cow population. Milk cows at the _state statistical level have increased about 1% in 1951 over 1950 and production, both total and per cow, is up about 16% over the figure for five years ago. However, increasing labor costs have forced some farmers to shift to beef production. To the average consumer in the United States, meat supplies of 141 pounds per capita will be available this year compared with 146 for last year. For 1952 the speaker predicted large increases in cattle and hog supplies. Poultry also is increased production, with Maryland listing over 55 million head and expecting further expansion in broiler production. Fruit prices in 1952 will not exceed those for 1951, Dr. Cairns said. He pictured the farmer as well supplied with machinery but predicted a shortage in fertilizer in 1952 and advised early orders. The national high level of employment means more money per worker and with a shortage of consumer goods, a larger percentage of that wage dollar may be expected to reach the food market, Dr. Cairns said. He concluded by urging farmers to give more attention to conservation of soil resources. During the early morning hours a cookie contest was held on the hotel mezzanine floor in charge of Mrs. Russell Dudrow, of Frederick. In the adult classes for drop cookies, Mrs. Howard T. Smith, Bal lenger, won first prize and Mrs. Edward F. Holler, Middletown, took second honors for icebox cookies. In the youth classes, first honors for drop cookies were won by Miss Dorothy Keller, Jefferson. Miss Charlotte Stiles, New Market, was top winner in the juvenile classes for drop cookies. (Continued On Fata Four) t Truck Breaks Off Two Poles Two telephone poles were broken off by a tractor trailer which was reportedly run off the highway in out' of two motor vehicle accidents in this area this morning. The local olficc of the telephone company reported the phone cable was not broken and said there was no interruption of service. Charles Clifford Summers, 43, colored, of J32 East Street, driver of the tractor trailer, told Slate Police he was run oft the highway by a car passing another vehicle on a .stretch of Route 40 east of JUR Bridge. The truck operated by Summers and owned by Wih- pigler Trucking Company broke off two (pic-phone poles. Only m i n o r damage, was reported done lo the fender, bumper and rdar of the trailer by Troopers .lames H. RoU/.ec, Jr. and J. F. Lewis, who investigated. The accident occurred about 8:45 a. in., and no chtifKos were preferred. In n second accident this morning, a truck from the State Reformatory for Males and operated by Charles Harry Baughcr. of Route 1, Frederick, collided with a 1940 convertible in f r o n t of Bstcs Mo- turjs on East Patrick street. The accident occurred about eight o'clock. George F. Hcffner, of 15 East South street, operator of the car, lold Troopers Rouzee and Lewis he was coming out of the motor company when the brakes failed and the car traveled into the path of the caslbound truck. Heffner was charged with inadequate brakes. The officers estimated $100 total damage was done. Jury Selected To Hear Case A jury was finally selected nt 12.25 o'clock this afternoon to try Earl L. Routznhn, of Frederick, in Circuit Court on criminal indictments charging assault with intent to have carnal knowledge and assault and battery. Numerous talismen were called to supplement the regular jury panel as the used 19 of its permitted 20 challenges and the State exercised the same prerogative in seven instances. Associate Judge Patrick M. Schnauffer, presiding, told the jury as finally assembled that arrangements had been made by Sheriff Guy Anders to provide them with lunch and adjourned court until after that time. The j u r y is composed of William E. Hauvcr. Herbert A. Grossnickle, Oscar F. Gavcr, Maurice J. Albaugh and Thomas L. Cramer, from the regular panel, and these talismen: Maulsby L. Keyser, Joseph P. Turner, William Jackson. Owen H. Fawley, Jasper Albaugh, Gordon W. Spurrier anfl Noah S. Jenkins. Each prospective juryman, at the request of State and defense, was polled by Judge Schnauffer as to whether he or she was related to the defendant or the prosecuting witness and whether he or she had formed any opinion on the case. One juryman said he had formed an opinion and was excused. All other replies were in the negative. At the outset, Judge Schnauffer granted a defense motion to quash the second count of the indictment, an attempted incest charge, on the ·grounds that the crime involved is a. misdemeanor and prosecution had not commenced within one year from the dale of the alleged offense. But he overruled a similar defense motion to quash the assault and battery count of the indictment. The defense noted an exception to this ruling. Trial today was on only one of three indictments returned against Routzahn, who recently returned from Spring Grove State Hospital, where he was committed in October by the court following an examination of the defendant by the State Board of Mental Hygiene. He is represented by Edwin F. Nikirk and C. Clifton Virts. State's Attorney Charles U. Price is prosecuting. 200 To Be Rental Units, 50 For Sale Monthly Charge And Selling Price Given; Designated For Detrick Personnel The Housing and Home Financing Agency this morning announced n Washington a schedule of 250 housing units to be built in Frederck under the classification of the city-county as a critical defense housing area. The living quarteril are designated for personnel of j Camp Detrick, the designated de-j fcnse activity in this area. The breakdown of the schedule \ follows: Two hundred rental units of 3 which 60 must be one-bedroom! designs with a maximum rent ofi $65 per month; 120 two-bedroom,! plans, maximum rent S70 per| month; and 20 three-or-more bed« rooms, with a ceiling rent of $78. Fifty units for sale: 35 to contain! two bedrooms and priced at $10,000 or under: and 15 units with three or more bedrooms, the soiling price not to exceed $11,500. An HHFA spokesman said flia project will be carried forward under supervision of the Baltimora FHA office which in about a week will announce through press and radio service that applications will be received there for permits under Public Law 139, "Defense Housing and Community Facilities and Services Act of 1951." Builders are entitled to specified aids under the Act which tor the scheduled housing suspends credit controls and permits more liberal FHA financing. The housing units must be erected "within reasonable commuting" distance oC Camp Detrick and within the boundaries of Frederick county, it was explained. Preference will be given applications for construction in "approved, developed" areas where sewer, water and power facilities will prove no problem. Builders will have 90 days following the date when the Act's benefits are made available (the date on which FHA announces Us readiness to receive applications) to begin construction. Consideration of applications will be on a number of details, it was slated in the HHFA office. Permits in the post in other commu-, nlties have been on a "first come.-i first served" basis but amendments^ to law have made necessary care-1 ful study of the kind of housing to be provided. To win HHFA and FHA approval, the proposed construction must be substantial and of design and materials in keep-J ing with community standards. Tha responsibility and accomplishment! record of the contractor also is un derstood to figure prominently in" consideration of his request to build" under Public Law 139. TO LIFT RESTRICTIONS WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (/P)---The National Security Production Authority (NPA) says it will lift just about all restrictions on the use of new rubber by the first of the year. NEWSPAPER! Kefauver Raps At MacArtlmr SEATTLE, Dec. 5 VP)---In a speech billed as a "reply" to General MacArthur, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee declared last night that a strong United Nations is the world's "only real chance of preserving peace." "The only way to win World War III," he added, "is to prevent it." The crime-investigating Democratic Senator addressed the Western Washington Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner. Democratic party leaders had listed the speech as a reply to General MacAfthur's bitter denunciation of Truman administration policies in his Nov. 13 address at the opening of Seattle's centennial celebration. T h e $25-a-piate Democratic crowd of more than 600 last night gave its fullest applause to the several barbs the Senator tossed directly at the former Far Eastern commander. Kefauver asserted: "It is interesting to note that your centennial speaker did not mention the United Nations once in his speech--and yet he was the first commander of that great army of the United Nations. "To me this indicates either lack of understanding of the role ef the United Nations or a pathetic display of vanity. · "This is not MacArthur's war. This is not the United States' war. This is free men everywhere saying to Joseph Stalin: "Thou shalt not trespass again." At another point, after describing the government's steps in foreign policy as "courageous and affective," he asserted: "It is of overriding Importance for all of us to look at the facts, instead of being misled by the loose attacks of defeatists aad Monday morning quarterbacks, even though they may wear flvt stars upon their ·houlden.'* NEWSPAPER!

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