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IRALD1ETIKW IIFSINZSS OFTirM Monday-atturda? r.3fr. m. to ft p. M DECATtiK STORE HOCKS Monday 12 noon to 8:30 o.-m. Tuesday-Saturday S:30 a. m. to . M. BANK HOURS . Mondav-Frtdav 9:30 b. -m. to 1:30 - av. Saturday 9:30 a. m. to noon. , r- VOL. 73 NO. 61. DECATUR, ILLINOIS, TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1950. 20 PAGES PRICE . 5 CENTS Sentenced on ount Washington, March 14 (AP) Harold Christoffel,' former Mil waukee laDor leader, was sen tenced today to from two to six years in prison on a charge of lying to. a congressional ' committee. Christoffel was convicted last month for a second time on a perjury charge. A federal court jury found he had lied when he denied under oath to the House labor com-mitJee that he -had -ever been" a Communist The sentence imposed today by Federal Judge ,F,- Dickinson Letts was the same as Christoffel . received? after his first "conviction in 1943. . THE SUPREME -COURT threw out the first conviction. .' . Judge Letts today sentenced Christoffel to two to six years on each of five counts but ruled that the sentences be served concurrently. , In reversing Christoffel's first conviction, the Supreme court held the government had not proved that a quorum, or at , least 13, of the 25-members of the House committee were present when Christoffel testified before it on March 1, 1947. - - ,, At the second trial, the government produced testimony by 14 members of the committee that they were present. Defense Attorney O. John Rogge contended later in arguments tljat some of the con gressmen perjured themselves in so testifying. THE COMMITTEE at the time it questioned Christoffel was looking into Communist influences in some labor unions. Christoffel is a former president of local 248 U.A.W.-C.I.O. at the Milwaukee plant of Allis-Chalmers. Government witnesses testified that he helped carry out Communist plans in calling a three-month strike at the plant in the spring of 1941. The comnanv was manufac turing parts for most American warships then under construction.-Christoffel did not testify at either of his trials. Special Board Meeting Likely in Sander Case . - Manchester. N. H.j ; - - March 14 (AP) .. " A '.special meeting of the Hills-boro County Medical society, may be called to discuss the case of Dr. Hermann N. Sander. Dr. Lloyd L. Wells, secretary of the , organization, said last night that at least ' five members- had asked for a hearing. Dr. Sander is a member of the society. Under the society's bylaws, Dr. Wells said, a meeting may be called if at least five members request it. ' . ; The young country doctor -was acquitted last Thursday of murder in the death of Mrs. Abbie C. Bor-roto, a cancer patient. Skin From 7 Donors , Grafted Onto Girl 9 Santa Rosa. Calif.. , March 14 (AP) Nine-year-old Sandra Emmert was , reported resting comfortably today after a team of doctors and nurses grafted skin from : seven men on burned parts of her body. The little girl suffered bums on ? Mnt Af h.i - hnriv thnut months ago. Her party dress had caught on fire from a gas heater. The surgeons, workine in relays. yesterday - removed the pieces of skin from the donors ana gratea them onto Sandra. Nationalists Report -it: d:j cu.a XacUliaii uaiu vircvncu Taipei, Formosa, . March 14 (AP) News reports from Hainan island, off the South China coast, today said Nationalist troops beat back an attempt Sunday to land another 1.000 Communists on the island.' Shore batteries drove off the invading Reds, the dispatch said, inflicting heavy casualties. Only 30 of the invaders succeeded in getting ashore and- all were taken pris? oners, the Nationalist claimed. - juucas iu iiaiiipaigii In State This Month Chicago. March 14 ( AP) Sen. Scott Lucas expects to return to Illinois the . latter part ' of this month to make several campaign speeches. Democratic State - Chairman . George D. Kells . said yesterday that "Senator Lucas assures me he will make several appearances in Cook county and Downstate, probably between March 26 and 29.' The senate .majority leader - has no . opposition for the Democratic renomination in the April primary. TO ABANDON TRACKAGE Washington, March 14 (AP) The Alton & j Southern, railroad .will shanHnn sa six-mile crotion of track age oeiween ccj otauun tnu terville; Illi The, Tailroad obtained permission to do so from the Interstate Commerce commission yesterday. - A company spokesman said the line" has available a more desirable alternate - route between the two pouts. Perjury C Child Actress starved' Runaway Claims Foster Parents Mistreated Her Hollywood, March 14 (AP) ' Lora Lee -Michel, 9-year-old child movie actress, ran away from her foster parents' home last night and deputies, said she reiterated a complaint that she was being starved so that she could play little girl roles. " ' ' . The sheriff's office reported that the girl - fled in. her - pajamas last night shortly after Mrs. Lorraine MicheL 55, her foster mother, had left her saying her bedtime prayers." SHE WAS FOUND by the Rev. Elford Sundstrum, pastor - of the United Brethren -church, m nearby Burbank. . The - minister quoted Lora Lee as saying: v- "I -had to get away. I couldn t stand it any: longer." : The minister then told the depu ties that the child said she was hungry and had. lost 10 pounds in the 'last month. He said he took her to a drive-in cafe and bought her a cheese sandwich, a piece of pie and milk. MR. SUNDSTRUM said the child was weeping hysterically when she came:to him. She previously had stayed, at. his.' house while a ward of the court during a custody bat tle. - , . Deputy Bess-Bailey of the sher iffs juvenile' squad said Lora Lee is being kept at Juvenile hall. She quoted the child as saying: . "I'm glad to be back at .Juvenile hall where I can play with the oth er children. I don't want to. work in any more movies. They re too strenuous." Wife 'Forgets' Gunshot That Killed Flier - Frankfurt, Germany, ' March 14 (AP) In a faint, sobbing whisper, pret ty Mrs. Yvette "Madsen testified in her own. defense today that she could remember nothing of the gun shot that killed her flier - husband last October.- On (rial for the murder of her husband,- Lt. Andrew' E.'. Madsen, the 22-year-old brunet mother of two has pleaded innocent by rea- son of insanity. "I THINK I was drunk." Mrs. Madsen, formerly of Brooklyn, testified while telling of a party which preceded the shooting, at the couple's home. She . said she couldn't remember the ''insult" at her Brooklyn accent which" the prosecution claims drove her- to shoot down her husband. With her head down and shaking from sobs. Mrs. Madsen told of returning alone to her home and finding "a gun while looking Tor some sleepmg pills. . She said she heard the doorbell ring and her husband came in. - "What ; happened?" Defense Counsel Elmo Gower asked. "He looked at me,'' Mrs. Madsen said. "I; wanted' to -talk to him. " "DO YOU remember the gun. going off?" Gower asked. "No." she replied. " The pale brunet broke down completely arid the court was recessed .briefly while- a women's air force'j j guard .administered smelling salts. ! I Gower, resuming questioning, i suddenly asked:' Yvette, did you shoot your husband?"- "I. don't know," Mrs. Madsen sobbed. .. '.'If you did shoot him, did you mean to?" Gower asked. "No, I loved Andy," she replied, still crying quietly. Steel Firm's Earnings Off Pittsburgh, Pa., March 14 (AP) 'Jones 4c Laughlin - Steel Corp. today reported a 10 million dollar slump- in income in 1949 from 1948 profits but - said last year's earnings were the third highest in the firm's history. " The country's fourth largest steel ! producer said sales ' and. earnings last year were cut "by slackened 'demand during mid-year and the ! six-week - steel ..strike .which fol lowed." ' The annual report shows sales for 1948 at $386,046,000, down. 13 per cent. ' - ' Net income dropped to $20,-961,000, equal to $7.50 a common share, in 1949 ' from $31,222,000, equal to $7.50 a common share, in 1949' from $31,222,000, equal to $12.01 a share, the previous year., - The 1949. earnings figure is exceeded in only; 1948 and 1929. - - ..' i "t j -", DEMOS CALL MEETING ' V . Washington. March 14':- (AP ; Democratic Chairman Boyle today, j called the party's national - com mittee to meet' May. 13 in Chicago to plan for the : 1950 congressional campaign. - Boyle - appointed ex-Mayor Edward. J. Kelly of Chicago on resolution committee. iYi , f y I r ri IV s , t I fjirii f r. I f . JrM I if i J Lora Lee Michel, nine-year-old veteran of 17 movie roles.-is held by Sheriff s Deputy M. T. Johnson with Deputy - Bess 'Bailey after the child ' fled in nightclothes from the-home of ' her foster parents in Holly Du Quoin Pilot Says He Saw Flying Disk But Kept It Secret Du Quoin,. March 14 (AP)' A Du Quoin' pilot entered on his 'air log that he "encountered unidentified aircraft" on Feb. 22, but fearing ridicule he didn't ay much about it until . "today. Richard Lemmon said friends insisted that he .tell about the mystery ship. " So Lemmon, a DuQuoin airport mechanic, gave this -ac- " count: ' . ; He was flying with his wife from Woodriver. 111. at about 2.000 feet over Pinckneyville he . sighted a strange object which appeared to be at 5.000 feet. He motioned to his wife arid she indicated she also saw it. . He flew higher-to investigate and saw what he said appeared to be a disk-shaped craft about 60 feet across and 10 feet thick. He said the disk tilted in the direction it was going to turn and flew away at "great speed," leaving Lemmon's craft which was doing 150 m.p.h. Iowa Student Goes on Trial : Iowa City, Iowa, ; March 14 (AP) Prefaced "by an admonition from the judge against "sensationalism," the Robert E. Bednasek murder trial began today in this college city. - Questioning of the first prospective juror brought forth references to the factor, of sorority members and the condition of being an only child. , '. Both .Bednasek,' 24-year-old psychology 'student, and the university of Iowa coed ' he .-is ; accused of strangling to death, were the only children of . their.: parents. ' Margaret Anne Jackson, 20, of Burlington, who was found dead in Bednasek's campus rooming house last Dec- 11; was a member of! Kappa Alpha Theta' sorority. Presiding Judge James P.- Gaff-ney. in connection with a statement restricting pictures of the defendant, asked for. dispassionate news treatment of the .case. . ' .:. The defendant : gave close and calm attention to the questioning of .the first -juror, Mrs. Elinor Green. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bednasek of Cedar . Rapids', Iowa, sat close by. Judge Gaffney. in a formal state ment, prohibited taking of any pic-! tures of the defendant without Bednasek's written permission. , ' Mrs. Florence Arliss, Widow of Actor, Dies . . London, March 14 (AP) Mrs.;-" Florence Arliss, widow' f Actor George Arliss, .died Sunday in her . suburban London : home, it was announced today. - :.:.'i . Arliss, who died in 1946 at the age of 77, and his . wife appeared .together in the movie,. "Disraeli" It -was one-1 of Mrs. Arliss' -. few screen roles. The couple were mar ried 47 years before Arliss'; death I 13 KOREANS SENTENCED ' ! :.' Seoul.- Korea. -March 14 (AP) j Thirteen members . of the (Korean i. National Assembly were sentenced to prison today for terms as long as 10 years for violating national security by having contacts with Communists. wood. Cahf. Lora Lee told deputies that her foster mother, Mrs. Lorraine Michel,. 55, withheld food from her so that she could keep her size down for small girl roles. Mrs. Michel denied the charge emphatically. (ASSOCLVTED PRESS WTBEPHOTO) Czechs Drop Clementis as Foreign Chief Prague, Czechoslovakia, : : March 14 (AP) ' " ; Foreign Minister Vlado Clementis has resigned. ' Deputy Premier Viliam Siroky has been named as his successor. . , . . A The official announcement today gave no reason for the resignation of .'Clementis, a - Communist journalist and lawyer who' succeeded the late Jan Masaryk as foreign minister in March, 1948. (The resignation came on the heels of reports that a wholesale purge is imminent" in the ranks of the Czech Communist party on charges of Titoism. It " gave rise to speculation that Clementis would be brought to trial on charges that he 'had not been faithful to the brand of communism demanded by Soviet Russia as opposed to the "independent" communism of Premier Marshal Tito of Yugov slavia.) The official Czech news agency said Clementis' resignation had been accepted by President Element Gottwald on the recommendation of Premier Antonin Zapotocky. Gottwald was premier- two years ago when he appointed Clementis. The agency said Premier Zapo-toCky announced the resignation at the' weekly meeting of the Czech cabinet - Clementis was on of the last links between the present Communist government and the old exile Czech government which Eduard Benes Headed in London during the war. School Fund Bill Shelved Washington,- March 14 (AP) The House, labor committee to day shelved, federal aid to educa tion but immediately turned to . consideration of a ,school construction program. ; ;. ' Committee members leaving" a closed door session reported the committee voted 13 to 12- to reject the Senate-passed . bill providing 300 million dollars for school assistance to the states. The committee had . been, trying for - nearly six -weeks to crack the deadlock which had blocked house action on the 'measure. The big ' stumbling block to an agreement -was a. dispute over whether-church and private schools should share in the federal, funds. Coast Guard Rescues 6 From Grounded Trawler Norfolk, Va March 14 (AP) A coast guard DUKW-amphibious vehicle-removed the trawler-Alice-Anne's six-man crew today after the. vessel grounded and sank.- at False' cape,, near Virginia Beach. Coaqh . guardsmen said- the' '110-foot Trawler was "a totaLloss." She was owned hy Ralph .Carmine, of Portsmouth.:"-'The vessel grounded shortly before 3. a. m. . - STATE BANK CALL Springfield, March 14 (AP) The auditor's office today issued a call, for the condition of all Illinois state banks as of the close - of business March 10. Night Riders Again Active In Alabama I By TOM SELLERS Of the Associated Press - Birmingham,' Ala, March 14 Night-prowling bands, apparent ly peaceful- for "months, have resumed the wave of : mob terror which last. year led to an anti- masking law. in this state. This, year, the gangs -operate without robes or masks. But state officials blame the new outrages on th; Ku Klux Klan, just as, they did tlie acts of masked hoodlums in 1949. Four men are charged with mur der at Pell City,: 40 miles east of Birmingham,, in the Feb. 22 night- rider . slaying of Charlie Hurst, country storekeeper. . Just before his death, Hurst burst into his home and cried: "Looks like the Ku Kluxers are after me." THE MEN charged in this case are Claude Luker, Talladega furni ture dealer: Charlie Carlisle.: Jr., 24-yeaiold textile mill worker;, Al bert Wilson. 33, Talladega county farmer, and -C.'M. : Hunter, Pell City mattress - manufacturer and former county jail warden. - Three others arrested in' the kill ing were free last Saturday. They include the Rev. ;Alvin Horn, Baptist minister and organizer for the Association : of Georgia " Klans; Jesse Wilson,' 55, father of Albert Wilson, and E. L. Hudson, Talla dega carpenter .- ': ' . . Here in Birmingham, 18 men are under indictment for masked flog ging and related charges brought by a grand jury last summer. - THE INVISIBLE Empire of the Klan, split by dissension and splin ter groups, denied any part of the floggings. But - lash victims de scribed official Klan regalia in telling how their .assailants were dressed. -'-:".. ' Most of the victims were white people. They were told - by -the gangs they had . committed some moral offense or should get a job and go to work. . Last June, the Alabama legisla ture passed an anti-masking law providing a fine of up to $1,000 and' 12 months in jail on conviction. Since the . anti-masking bill was passed, no cases of flogging by masked, robed men have been re ported; However, unmasked hood lums -. resumed the terror . tactics this year, - " :. ' ;: . -: . .' Night-riding has centered in the Pell City and Talladega . areas. 20 miles apart, where Rev. Mr. Horn maneuvered a quiet rebellion with in Klan ranks. FORMERLY a top organizer in Morris' ' Alabama Klans, Horn led the Pell City and Talladega Klan-ners into Sam Roper's Association of Georgia Klans. Morris, a stocky, balding man. fought back by trying to horn in at a secret meeting of Alabama Klan leaders.' This conclave, convicted Hon and "banished" him for the remainder of his "miserable life." ' Rev. Mr. Horn merely laughed and told reporters Morris was grasping at straws. - Early this year, two floggings on a , similar pattern were staged in the Pell City and Talladega areas. In each case about five unmasked men dragged their victim into a car without warning, drove to a lonely woods and flogged him. Then, the night of Feb. 22, Char lie Hurst was visited by some night riders, also unmasked. - When the men tried to pull - him -into their auto, Hurst's son grabbed a gun and ran. outside. ' - , '--.' Hurst, 39, took the- weapon from his son and fired into the car. He was felled by several bullets from the gang and died shortly after wards. - The younger Hurst was wounded. -'-"- " Six days later, Horn and Luker were arrested on murder charges. Five others were since charged but of this latter group two are now free. - , -. .. As Horn left his cell Saturday after the charges had been dropped against him, he told reporters "this whole thing hasn't done -anything but help the Klan." He said he would begin recruiting new members immediately.' Combined Maneuvers Begin in Caribbean V Washington, March 14 (AP) American. British and Canadian Warships open combined . fleet ex ercises today in the Caribbean. . Other American vessels squared away to join Dutch units in train ing maneuvers in the Guantanamo bay area. Bank Deposit Insurance Limit May Be Doubled ' "Washington,- March 14 (AP) The Senate has passed a bill to permit Federal '.Insurance of - indi vidual bank accounts up to $10,000. This is double, the present limit.- The legislation now goes to the House., DIES AT CONVENTION ' Chicago, March. 14 (AP) Harry W. Noneman, -'48, business manager of . the . E; Me Creek (Mich.) Enquirer and News, died last night of an apparentheart attack in the Stevens hotel. Noneman was attending a convention of -Central States Circulation Managers ciation. - McCarthy Names More 'Security Risks' Hired By State Department GUSSIE'S COSTUME ' -''Gorgeous Gussie" : Moran, wearing black shorts which Cairo tennis officials claimed violated the rules, drives during play , in Egyptian women's ; doubles championship . which she and . Mrs. Pat Todd an-.-nexed last. Friday. Said Gussie: . Hint No More Sea Trips Aboard the U.S. S. William C. ' Lawe, March. 14 (AP) Messages from the White House yacht Williamsburg, ; buffeted by rough seas,, indicated today that President Truman is suffering from seasickness en route to Key West, his Florida vacation retreat Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross didn't come right out and say so in- .reports to newsmen aboard this .escorting destroyer. BUT ROSS DID say that the President, who has remained in his cabin since Sunday night, felt a lit tle better today. - And, he predict- To Be Hanged '- Quebec, Que.,' March 14 (AP) ' A jury found J-. Albert Guay "guil ty today of murdering his wife by planting a time bomb on a. plane that killed her and 22 others. He was sentenced to be hanged. " "; The jurv returned its verdict 17 minutes after. Chief Judge; Albert Sevigny- delivered the fate of the 32-year-old Quebec jeweler into his.; hands.' Judge Sevigny' had asked the jury to return a verdict of guilt or innocence..- The judge was weeping as he concluded his three hours of instructions to the French-speaking jury.; . . ' - "' - He reviewed ; the : evidence presented by . the ; prosecution, which had' said Guay was guilty of a "diabolical". . crime in plotting to. get rid. of hisrwife to -collect -on a $10,000 life insurance ; policy . and clear the path for a romance with a pretty, young waitress. , ; , Coogan's Ex-Wife Divorces Second Mate j Los Angeles, March 14 (AP) Jackie Coogan's ex-wife, : Flower Parry, 27, yesterday divorced her second husband, Hal Baker Cope, 32-year-old television store owner. - She testified her life .with Cope was "a. succession of vile words ' , i,.i a ,k tn foil I have hindered him sociaUy and in business." . . , Mrs. Cope was awarded custody of their- two children, the family home and $50 weekly. The Copes were married in 1945. ' ' -' " : f Cancer Research Seen At Oak Ridge Center -: v - Washington, March. 14 (AP) The' Oak Ridge, Tenn., - atomic energy plant -soon may become one of the nation's leading cancer research . centers. -t ; - Plans to . bring this about were revealed :- to ; a House . appropria tions subcommittee during hearings on the Atomic Energy commission's spending budget The committee made public the testi mony today.' Party IN THE NEWS "Other girls wear clothes and get on the besf-dressed list. I wear them and end up on the sports page." But Gussie yielded to Egyptian censorship and wore ' the conventional white shorts for next day's play. ' ; (AP WIREPHOTO) to Florida. Vacation Spot ed without consulting Mr. Truman, that the President may frown on taking .another trip Jo Florida by i sea. f ..''. -.. - - ''.- Asked whether Mr. Truman who often has flown to Florida would undertake another trip by ship to Key West, Ross replied: "I will say it will not be -one of his favorite ways- The secretary, who has been, unavailable himself at times to make periodic reports to newsmen by ra dio-telephone, mentioned that Brig: Gen. Wallace H. Graham's anti- seasickness capsule apparently has Deen no maicn ior ine euects oij -just using common horse the rough water. : . .-- j sense," he said, '.'we know some- ROSS DIDN'T say what kind of tone in the State department is nn the nrocirlontial rVi vciVJan harf been offering, but he told report ers: ' . -..-'-. -.:' - ; ; '-" "Opinions vary as to the efficacy of the pill. Some have the opinion it is nothing more than a bread pUL Some seem to think it may do some good. I will not - give you' my opinion.": ' - - ' ' ', t-Ro'ss added that Maj. Gen. Harry H. -Vaughan,- the President's army aide; has been prostrate ' most of the time. " Others of Mr. Truman's aides aboard the Williamsbnrg also have been reported ill or confined, t their eabins. Reports : that there has been a surge of seasickness", aboard "the yacht were denied last night The ship nas been, buffeted ; by stormy seas all. along the Carojinas coast Fair, Warmer Decatur-and vicinity:' Fair and warmer tonight. ' Wednesday - p a r 1 1 y cloudy' and wanner. - Low tonight 26, to 30. High Wednesday 46 to 50. - DECATUR WEATHER " "Compiled by The Review : High Mon. ' 31. 7 a. ml Tues. 20 7 p. m. Mon.' 25 Noon Tues. 38 Low Tues. - 17 Precip. neiative nunjiany iues. noon j Wind at airport Jast night and today: 6 p.m. 7 a.m. noon Velocity Gusts 10 5 I ! 15 30 s-sw noon 29.52 m. ' Direction - nw s - - 7 p.m. 12 m. 7 a.m. Bar. 29.40 29.54." 29.56 Sun rose 6:11, sets 6:06 p. Degree days Tues., 36; since Sept 6, 3840; same period year ago, 3742; 21 year average for same per iod 4466 2. Noon lake level at dam r , Mon.,'. 7 ft. above; Ti:es .7 ft. (Additional weather on page 16) Index to Features -Editorials . '" 'Page 6 Radio Page 15 Railroads Page 17 Society, Household Page 10, 11 Sporta , ; i "'Page - 8, 9 if5 Army Reports Labeled One Russian Agent Washington, March 14 (AP) ' Senator Joseph McCarthy '(Rt Wis) charged today that the State department gave a high post to a former Spanish Republican army officer, Gustavo Duran, although tt r. J . . , , . - u. o. army reports laoeiea mm a Russian agent . Continuing to detail to a Senate investigating committee his contention that the department ' has employed poor security risks, Mc-. Carthy also said that: Dr. Harlow Shapley. American delegate to a United Nations "com-. mission, has been affiliated with at least. 36 Communist-front organ izations. . . - A reported sexual pervert he did not identify the person had been "allowed to resign" from the State department in 1948 and now gence administration at $12,000 a year. - HE HAS HEARD reports that John Stewart Service, American Consul at Calcutta,' was considered a bad security risk by the loyalty appeal board of the Civil Service commission in' a decision reached last March 3. McCarthy asked the Senate investigators to check on this. Dr. Frederick L. Schuman of Wil liams college, who has. been em- piu.veu 10 give u amnig lectures to U. S. diplomats,, "is one of the closest collaborators in and sponsors of Communist-front organizations in America." Duran was employed by the State department Jan. 30, 1943, as a special assistant at ' Havana, where Spruille Braden then .was ambas- and was Braden's assistant when Braden , was ! assistant secretary of state for Latin American affairs. - DURAN RESIGNED from the State department 'in 1946 the same year that Braden left it McCarthy said Duran's resignation followed intense congressional . pressure and criticism." J Mcuartny saia uuran is now employed by the United Nations and told the Senate foreign relations subcommittee hearing his. charges that I ought to find out "how men like Duran shift front the State de- ipartment to the United Nations." Snllting tnem Over. I Chairman -Millard Tydings (D- Md) Dromised the committee will find out who this person is. - Duran denied that he was ever a Communist after McCarthy mentioned his name in the. speech last, month. . ' AS FOR SHAPLEY, McCarthy said he was prominent in the affairs of the Scientific and Cultural Conference for World Peace which met in New York in March 1949. McCarthy said that organization :was "nothing more than a Soviet- Communists meeting.' He added that Secretary of State Dean Acheson denounced the con ference as "a sounding board for Communist propaganda." ;': Describing Service as a top pol icy maker for Far-Eastern affairs, McCarthy said he was "one of the small, potent group of "untouchables' who year after year formulate and carry out. the plans for the department, of State and its dealing with foreign nations, par ticularly those in the Far East ; "The . communist affiliations of Service are well known his back ground is crystal clear,", the Wisconsin senator-said. ., ". AT THE OUTSET of today's hearing, Tydings announced the appointment of Edward P. Morgan, former FJB.I. agent and supervisor, as chief counsel for the subcommittee. : He said Morgan made special . 0; studies of ' communism,' fascism 60. 'and other totalitarian ideologies while in the F.' B. J. Morgan now is practicing law in Washington. It was the fourth straight hearing day that . McCarthy has :. had the witness chair before the committee. -" : --. - McCarthy said he had received a "confidential report" that Duran was recommended for his present U.N. position by a member of President Truman's cabinet "It has also been reported . to me," he continued, "that Duran is the brother-in-law of Michael Straight, owner t and publisher of a-Dro-Communist magazine called the 'New Republic.' " j McCarthy handed the subcommittee what' he said was a copy of l a confidential intelligence report made by the military attach at 1 Turn to page 2 "McCarthy.'

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