Newspaper of Evening Star, December 11, 1949, Page 1

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Weather Forecast Cloudy and milder with occasional rain today and tomorrow. Highest today In mid-40s. (Full report on Page A-2.) Noon —-36 6 p.m.—39 11 p.m._-37 2 p.m.-.39 8 p.m.—38 Midnight 36 4 p.m.--40 10 p.m—37 1 a.m.—36 Home Delivery The Evening; and Sunday Star is delivered by carrier to all subscribers at $1.20 per month when 4 Sundays; $1.30 per month v*hen 5 Sundays. Night Final edition, $1.30 and $1.40 per month. Telephone ST. 5000. An Associated Press Newspaper 97th Year. No. 340. WASHINGTON, D. C., DECEMBER 11, 1949-188 PAGES ★ Washington rpr,'\T and Suburbs J J CENTS. 15 CENTS ' Elsewhere I Free Enterprise Coalition Wins Elections in Australia, Ending Laborites# 8-Year Government Defeat of Socialists Is Second in 11 Days In Commonwealth By the Associated Press SYDNEY. Australia, Sunday. Dec. 11.—Advocates of free enter prise ousted Australia’s Labor government yesterday in the sec ond defeat of Socialism in the British Commonwealth within 11 days. A combination of Liberal and Country parties was assured of 64 of the 121 voting memberships in the House of Representatives and the majority that means they will form the new government. The Labor Party, in office eight years, had won—or as good as won—50 seats. Seven seats re mained ir. doubt. The winners will have a ma jority of at least seven, and per haps 11. ^ Returns from the Senate races, which do not affect the shift in the government, were still awaited. Parallels New Zealand. The outcome paralleled the elec tion verdict November 30 in New Zealand, a little sister dominion in the South Pacific. There Na tionalists pledged to free enter prise and slashing of state con trols defeated a Labor government after 14 years of Socialist rule. Robert Gordon Menzies, Aus tralian Liberal leader who now will be restored to the prime min istry he held from 1939 to 1941, called the turn on the Australian situation in his comment Decem ber 1: “The Socialists were brought to power in New Zealand, Aus tralia and Great Britain in that order. This dramatic (New Zea land) result seems a happy omen that they will go out in the same order.” The British Labor Government of Prime Minister Attlee faces an election sometime before the end of its five-year term next July. Some Conservative spokesmen have advanced the idea that the results in the dominions might influence the British vote. A record number of Australians voted—about 5,000,000. The vote indicates they want Socialism halted. Voting is compulsory un- j der a federal law of 1924. Those. who abstain are liable to fines up to $5. The compulsory system, how ever, has not worked to the ad vantage of any one party. Labor, has won three federal elections since the system was introduced; non-labor groups now have won seven. Tired of Controls. Why would Australians throw out a Labor government when every one who wishes to work has a job and the country is pros perous? Most persons tell you it is because they are tired of controls, the trend toward further socializa tion and rising prices. Of the six Australian states, the swing against Labor was greatest in Queensland in the northeast, which has a Labor state government. Mr. Menzies, a tall, dignified Melbourne lawyer, succeeds Joseph B. Chifley, a pipe-smoking former railroad engineer, as prime min ister. Mr. Menzies’ Liberal Party is the senior partner in the win ning combine. Arthur W. Fad den, an accountant who also has (See AUSTRALIA, Page A-4.) Reds on Ship to See Ward Party Removal ti the Associated Press ABOARD THE LAKELAND VICTORY AT TAKU BAR, Dec. 10.—Chinese Communist officials today boarded this American ship to supervise the evacuation from Red China tomorrow of the Angus Ward party. The American consul general and his staff, ordered out of Muk den by the Communists, will pro ceed from Tientsin down river to Taku Bar by tug. Capt. Paul R. Sexton of the Lakeland Victory was advised from Tientsin that the party of 20 or more will board the tug at Tien tsin at noon. It will take about 10 hours for the trip. That would put Wr. Ward aboard at about 9 a.m. Sunday (E.S?T.). Two Communist quarantine and custom officials boarded the ship about two hours after it docked. With them were nine Russian cargo checkers and Robert Puck, who is the Tientsin agent of the Pacific Par East Line which owns the Lakeland Victory. They are staying aboard to night. One Communist will sleep in Capt. Sexton’s quarters. The Russians, some wearing United States Army clothing, fol lowed the Chinese aboard, carry ing their luggage. The officials told them to take the luggage back to the barge which brought them until arrangements were made to stay aboard tonight. They did. About 50 Chinese stevedores are unloading cargo consigned to Tientsin. Radio Programs, Page C-8 Complete Index, Page A-2 French Know Little About ERP, Dislike Even That, Poll Shows 'What Strings Are Attached to It?' They Ask; Dutch and Norwegians Are Better Informed By the Associated Press PARIS, Dec. 10.—Reports that the average Frenchman knows little about the Marshall Plan and dislikes what he knows were con firmed today in a poll organized by the Marshall Plan itself. The Dutch and Norwegians know and like the plan better, the survey showed. Danes and Austrians also were checked, but the results of these samplings are not yet available. This mirror of public opinion indicated that only four French men in every 100 credited the European Recovery Program as a factor in French recovery from the war and the German occupa tion, though the United States has given France about $1,700, 000,000 in aid. “What are the strings attached to it?” a full 37 per cent of the Frenchmen wanted to know. Only 38 per cent of those who had heard about the plan believed it was good for Fiance. Thomas K. Hodges, chief of the plan s Information Research and Analysis Section here, said in an interview: “The low percentage favoring the plan is all the more striking because, in a survey conducted approximately one: year ago. the number of respondents favoring the Marshall Plan in France was 52 per cent.” Mr. Hodges explained the ap parent drop by these factors, among others: 1. The Communist coup in Czechoslovakia, fresh in French minds a year ago, has been partly forgotten. 2. The Communists’ anti-Mar shall Plan campaign, on which one American official estimated they are spending at least $30,000,000, was not well under way a year ago. A spokesman for the Economic Co-operation Administration said it had hired Dr. Eric Stern of the New York organization called “Foreign Opinion and Market Re search” to make the poll. Dr. Stern’s investigators had some freedom in thinking up questions (See MARSHALL PLAN, Pg. A-3.) Yunnan Revolt Strips Nationalists of Last Footholds in China Guerrilla Warfare Era At Hand as Organized Resistance Nears End By tfv« Associated Press TAEPEH, Formosa, Dec. 10.— Chiang Kai-shek flew to Formosa tonight from the chaotic main land, where a Yunnan Province revolt was stripping the National ists of their last major footholds. Large-scale organized resistance on the mainland is ending. A new era of Nationalist guerrilla warfare is at hand. Tao Hsi-sheng, Chiang’s spokes man, admitted the Yunnan situa tion was grave. Nationalist quar ters held a faint hope that the revolt could yet be localized. They have counted on that south prov ince for a base. (Air crews of planes reach ing Hong Kong from Kunming, Yunnan Province capital, said it was believed the whole prov ince had gone over to the Com munists. Turncoat National ists held Kunming.) Tried to Keep Yunnan Loyal. Chiang laid his plans for guer rilla warfare before he left Cheng tu. The city served for 10 brief days as a refuge for the National ist government before its removal to this island 100 miles off the mainland. The generalissimo also made a strenuous effort to keep Yunnan loyal. He called in three Yunnan generals for conferences shortly before he left. When Chiang left Chengtu the streets were filled with soldiers of Gen. Hu Tsung-nan’s 350,000 man army. They were withdraw ing to the mountains beyond, there to take up the burden of guerrilla warfare In Western China. The headquarters for the Na tionalist operation will be Sichang, in mountainous Sikang province, 200 miles southwest, of Chengtu. Some of the soldiers rode in trucks, but for the rest it was a weary, plodding march. Some troops were barefooted in the the bitter cold. Reds Reported 50 Miles Away. The Communists were behind them. The last reports to Chengtu put them still 50 miles from the city. (Press reports in Hong Kong said the Communists now were only six miles away. This might refer to guerrillas or vanguards. (Other press accounts in (See CHINATPage A-10.) Unidentified Woman Dies In Virginia Auto Collision An unidentified woman passen ger in a car bearing District of Columbia license plates was killed last night when the automobile collided with a tractor-trailer at Gainesville, Va., on Route 211. A man believed to be the driver of the car was admitted to Phy sicians’ Memorial Hospital, War renton, suffering from head in juries. His condition was listed as critical. He was identified as Roy Ellison Morris, 18, of Elkton, Va. The driver of the truck was Edward R. Eubank, 23, of Madi son Heights,.near Lynchburg, Va. He suffered a sprained back. Mr. Eubank said the car skidded suddenly in front of him on the slippery road. The truck jack knifed in the crash, blocking the highway and holding up traffic for more than two hours. The body of the woman was taken to the Baker & Son funeral home, Manassas, where attend ants described the victim as being in her early twenties. Atomic Probers Seek Clue to Red Supplies In Chemical Service House Committee Seeks Records in Delving Into Uranium Source By the Associated Press Congressional investigators dis closed yesterday they have asked for records of the Chemical War fare Service as they sought to run down the whole qtory of how the Russians were able to get; precious atomic materials during; the war. Louis J. Russell, chief investi gator for the House Committee on Un-American Activities, said he sought to learn whether the Russians got any of the supplies through the Chemical Warfare Service. The committee has learned that shipments went to j the Soviet Union in 1943 when ! this country and Russia were al j lied against Hitler, i “We know,” Mr. Russell said. ; "that the Russians communicated : ; with the armed forces about ! uranium supplies. They might have obtained the heavy water ! through them.” 1,000 Grams Licensed. This referred to 1,000 grams of an atomic experimental mate rial which the committee said showed up in old lend-lease rec ords. The shipping license was recorded in the last quarter of 1943. The committee regards this as proof the Russians got it, but wants to find out for sure. Mr. Russell said the Chemical Warfare Service records are re stricted and may ftot be available to the committee. The investigators plugged away at their task of determining what was back of Ri ssia’s ability to ob tain such/highly secret matefials —and expressed belief they will come up with the answers some time next year. Political Fight Brews. In the midst of this, they were caught in a political crossfire as a fight brewed in the committee between Democrats and Republi cans. It promises to get hotter as the 1950 congressional campaign picks up. Whether this might in some way stymie the investigators re mained to be seen, j But they believe that, if given the chance, they can find out: 1. Whether anyone was tipping off the Russians on sources of uranium compounds. 2. Whether anyone was cutting ! comers to assure transmission of' the material. 3. The source of maps, depart-j mental data and other records which a witness claims was shipped to Russia. 4. How much vital atomic ma terial the Russians actually got. The investigators claim to have (See ATOMIC, Page A-10.) Ft. Belvoir Sergeant Dead in Traffic Crash A man identified as Sergt. 1st Class Charles Ravida, 30, sta tioned at Ft. Belvoir, was injured fatally shortly after 1 a.m. today in an auto-truck collision at the intersection of U. S. Route 1 and Glebe road in Arlington. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Arlington .Hospital, Two other men, Sergts. W. R. Spence, 27 and Harold J. Wilson, also 27, were injured. Assembly Quits, Jarred by Reds Attack on West I Briton Rebukes Malik For Charge of 'Black Plot' Against Peace U. N. SESSION SUPPORTED West, But Failed To End Cold War. Pape A-13 By th« Associated Press NEW YORK. Dec. 10.—An old Russian charge that the United States and Britain are preparing a “black plot" against world peace jarred the closing session of the U. N. fourth General Assembly to day. It was knocked down by a salvo of cheers for a Western answer. The Soviet blast, delivered by Deputy Foreign Minister Jacob A. Malik, drew a rebuke from Sir Alexander Cadogan of Britain. Cadogan told the Assembly the Russian had unnecessarily injected j a "certain mount of poison” into the final speeches of the session. After the Malik-Cadogan ex change, Assembly President Car los P. Romulo said in his closing speech that the peoples of the! world are determined that every possibility should be explored thatj can' lead the nations out of the Russian-Western deadlock. He then declared the Assembly adjourned finally at 1:21 p.m. Repetition of Last Year. The Russians pulled the same stunt this year that they did in the closing session in Paris last December 12. They attacked the Assembly at that time. Today, Mr. Malik gained the floor during the final send-off round and said: “Instead of making the fourth session of the General Assem bly an assembly for the strength ening of peace, the Anglo-Amer ican bloc exerted all efforts to ward converting it into a session to cover up aggression and the preparations for a new war. While, at the fourth session of the General Assembly, the represent atives of the United States and the United Kingdom exerted ef forts to prevent the adoption of the Soviet Union proposal direct ed toward the strengthening of peace and the security of peoples, the Anglo-American imperialists and warmongers, preparing be hind the back of the United Na tions a black plot against peace, worked out strategic plans of ag (Continued on Page A-1Q, Col. 2.) Midnight Closing of Bars Holds for New Year's Eve No exception can be made for New Year’s Eve in the Saturday midnight closing requirement for District bars. Chairman Alan Payne of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board said yesterday. The Restaurant Beverage As sociation last week adopted a

resolution asking that the bars be permitted to stay open after midnight, since New Year’s Eve falls on Saturday night. All establishments selling alco holic beverages here must close at midnight Saturday and at 2 a.m. other weekdays, under the alcoholic beverage control law. Only Congress, which does not convene until next month, has authority to change the law. 9 Children Burn to Death In Pennsyfvania Blaze By the Associated Press WILLIAMSPORT. Pa., Dec. 10. —Nine children burned to death tonight in a Are that destroyed the two-story frame home of Bert Eakin at Cascade, 18 miles north west of here. Police reported two other chil dren were burned seriously. .One was hospitalized. Some of the victims were step children of Mr. Edkins’, police said. Ages of the children ranged from 1 to 13 years. Other details, including how the fire started, were not immediately available. fiShtohtE cw», V v~ • M So. Buow-w GABRIEL JON, BLOW ' LET'S ASK HER. MOTHER ALWAYS KHOWS BEST.' c Last Njirfht’s SPEAKERS A \ u — - " WHAT WILL JIMMIE AND JUNIOR DO IN 19-HUNDRED AN' FIFTY-TWO ?* i SPAIN AIN'T GOT A DILEMMA* ..THEY GOT ME, HAVEN'T THEY? —--IT" "G O P f“ I DC f HE SAYS THE PEOPLE CAN T RUN 1 I THINGS THEMSELVES... ...BUT THEY DID OKAY WITH GRAN'PA'S MODEL-T ir HERE COME ■moSE BLOODV DIPLOMATS... TOYVISH ME A MERRV CPtPPSMAS! Socialized Santa Claus* OH - NO' MOT A B-3t>f ...IT CAN'T FLY..JSA/D SO MYSELF ! IboMfiResaoNAL Tourists* W ? * South FWtagoi 71 Highlights of the Winter Gridiron Dinner Mary C. Barlow Likely to Get Municipal Court Judgeship Two Other Seats Remain To Be Filled; Truman May Pick Negro for One By Joseph A. Fox S»or Staff Correspondent KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 10.— Miss Mary C. Barlow, an attache of District of Columbia Municipal Court, is likely to get one of the three new $13,000 judgeships in that tribunal, it was learned to night. According to informed sources, the Barlow appointment is the only one that seems reasonably “firmed up.” For one of the other two judge ships, which are for a 10-yeai term, President Truman is said tc plan appointment of a Negro, but there have been no names men tioned. Out of a long list of recom imendations, the White House has .culled all but about a half dozen.| jThe President will not make his1 'final choice until after he returns to Washington December 20. It is possible that the matter may go ! over until after the first of the j year, inasmuch. as Mr. Truman | will be in Missouri during Christ-i !mas. : The Barlow appointment has 1 the indorsement of Chairman Neely of the Senate District Com mittee. who sponsored the legisla tion adding the three judges to i the 10 now sitting in Municipal 1 Court. The appointment also is backed by Mrs. India Edwards, head of i (See BARLOW, Page A-1T) Permits to Purchase Long-Blade Knives May Be Asked in D. C. U. S. Attorney's Office Plans to Seek Law to Curb Assaults Here By Wallace E. Clayton The United States Attorney’s Office plans to ask Congress for legislation requiring that permits be issued to persons who buy sheath knives or switch-blade knives, it was learned last night. Under the plan, which has not been fully worked out, persons would be required to make appli cation with a licensed dealer at least 48 hours before buying a sheath or a switch-blade knife. In the application, the prospec tive buyer would be required to state his reason for wanting the knife. During the waiting period, the person’s record would be checked by police. The sale would be completed only after police ap proval. Assistant United States Attor ney J. Warren Wilson, in charge of prosecution at Municipal Court, said the proposal had been under (See KNIVES, Page A-4.) Quaker Oats Official Succeeds Kemper as G.O.P. Treasurer R. Douglas Stuart Also on Boy Scout Executive Groups By the Associated Press The Republican National Com mittee last night announced that R. Douglas Stuart of Lake Forest, Rl., has been named its treasurer. Mr. Stuart succeeds James S. Kemper of Chicago, who resigned November 3 because the party’s reserve funds had dwindled to only $90,000. Announcement of the appoint ment was made by Guy George Gabrielson, chairman of the Re publican National Committee. Mr. StUart, 63. is vice chairman of the board of the Quaker Oats Co. of Chicago. He is a member of the National Executive Com mittee of the Boy Scouts of Amer ica and honorary president of the Chicago Council of the scouts. He is also active in other civic circles. In a statement accompanying the announcement,, Mr. Stuart said: "I have never had any previous ROBERT DOUGLAS STUART. * A? Wirephoto. political connections and I do not have any personal political ambi tions. I accepted .the position of treasurer of the National Commit tee after careful consideration and (See STUART, Page A-6.) a Corning Defends Ban On Russian Magazine In Schools as Routine Follows Policy, He Says, After Board President Calls for Full Report School Supt. Hobart M. Coming yesterday defended the removal ofi I the Soviet Information Bulletin j from school libraries here as an j action that followed an estab lished policy of the Board of Edu | cation. A full report on the incident and a review of the action barring the Soviet publication from the schools was asked by C. Melvin Sharpe, board president, when he heard about it. Mr. Sharpe and most other board members knewj nothing of the action until it was revealed in The Star Friday. It was disclosed then that copiesj , of the magazine, published by the I Soviet Embassy in Washington,! had been arriving by mail in the' city's schools, addressed to the libraries. School principals were! ordered to intercept the magazines and send them to the Franklin Administration Building where they have been collecting in the office of Norman J. Nelson, first1 assistant superintendent. Corning Cites Policy. Dr. Corning said that the Board | of Education has a definite policy that no textbooks, reference books; and periodicals can be used,in the; schcools unless they are on the board-approved list. The Soviet Information Bulletin was not on that list and when it was discovered it was being mailed to the schools, the order was is sued to intercept the magazines, he explained. "It seemed a perfectly routine matter,” Dr. Corning stated. Considered Routine. Dr. Coming said possibly he was in error in not mentioning it to Mr. Sharpe but that he con sidered it a routine administrative matter. Much &ther material from many sources is withheld from school libraries, he pointed out. for the same reason—hot on the approved list. Mr. Sharpe made it clear that! he was concerned with the man ner in which the action was taken by school administrative officials without calling it to the atten tion of the Board of Education. He expressed no opinion on the wisdom of the action, pending a full study. He added that efforts of the (See MAGAZINES, Page A-4.) G.O.P. Goes to Alaska For Gold (and Votes) In Gridiron Satire Truman Administration, Pentagon and Laborites In Britain Share Jibes Victory-starved Republicans heard the answer to their prayers as Fishwheel. Alaska, locale of the new gold rush, became headquar ters for a GOP gold rush in one of the skits at the annual winter dinner of the Gridiron Club at the Hotel Statler last night. Republican National Chairman Guy Gabrielson, as impersonated I by the club for the entertainment of Vice President Alben W. Bark ley and 500 other guests, reorgan ized the Grand Old Party as the Fishwheel Gold Mining, Treasure Seeking and Vote Hunting Ex pedition. What Chairman Gabrielson got at the Fishwheel rally of his party was a wail that: “Dollars are not dropping In the Grand Old Party’s bank. And the checks we’re getting, they are mostly blank.” The Truman administration, the Pentagon, and Britain’s social ist government shared the Grid iron Club’s searing grill with the GOP, junketing Congressmen, and the sons of the late Presi dent Franklin D. Roosevelt, James and Franklin, jr. Barkley Speaks. Vice President Barkley spoke for the administration in the absence of President Truman, who is on a working vacation 4n Florida. Henry Ford U. young president of the Ford Motor Co., talked of the problems business has in get ting along with a Democratic administration. By tradition dating back nearly 64 years, “reporters are never present” at the dinners. So what the speakers said was off-the record. The dinner was opened with the classic “speech in the dark,” delivered by Richard L. Wilson, Gridiron Club president for 1949. At the club's annual meeting during the day, Thomas L. Stokes. (Continued on Page A-257col. 1.) Car Driven by Daughter Of Envoy Hits Woman, 77 Mrs. Emily Palmer. 77, of 2120 Tunlaw road N.W., was injured: yesterday when she was struck: by a car driven by Miss Myriam Heyne, 24, 3410 Q street N.W.,' daughter of the Belgian minister^ according to police reports. One of the witnesses was Sir I Oliver Franks, the British ambas-; sador, whose caj was just behind Miss Heyne’s. Mrs. Palmer was admitted to Emergency Hospital with possible fractures of the lower legs and a lacerated forehead. Her condi tion was good "generally good." Police said Mrs. Palmer was walking south across Q street near Twenty-fifth street N.W., outside the Intersection, when she was struck by the westbound car. Police said Miss Heyne was not driving improperly and preferred no charges. Douglds Has Vein Operation NEW YORK, Dec. 10. (£*).— Lewis W. Douglas, Ambassador to Britain, was operated on at Doc tors Hospital today for relief of a vein condition in both legs. The hospital said Mr. Douglas was resting "very comfortably” and that the operation was a success. Its exact nature was not disclosed. Public Housing Segregation Left To Local Option Closer Control Seen For Low-Rent Units Under New Policy By Robert J. Lewis The Government's as-yet-un announced racial policy fof pub lic housing will leave to local option whether racial groups are segregated in separate projects being built under the Nation's 810,000-unit public housing pro gram, The Star learned last night. On the other hand the low-rent dwellings will be controlled more closely than ever before as to the proportion of occupancy by races. It also will, for the first time, provide for periodic checkups by Federal officials to see that local communities make “equitable pro vision" for all races after the proj ects are completed and in opera tion. The policy, when it is an nounced, will be the second with in a short time in which a major Government housing agency moves to incorporate principles of the administration's civil rights program into the housing field. New FHA Policy Announced. Last week a new policy designed to prevent racial discrimination in the sale or use of private property financed with federally-insured mortgages was disclosed as the in tent of the Federal Housing Ad ministration—an agency to en courage privately-owned home building. The public housing policy is ad ministered by the Public Housing Administration. Presumably to be affected by the ruling when it is issued will be the 3,146 low rent public housing units built here under the program and operated by the National Capital Housing Authority. In Washington. 2,604 or about 83 per cent of the units are occupied by Negro families. A spokesman for the NCHA said no Federal supervision was exer cised in the past here over tha ratio of occupancy between whit# and colored families. Policy to Have Teeth. That the new policy also will have teeth is clear from the fact that the PHA is authorized by law. in case regulations are violated, to withhold annual subsidy pay ments, to take over a project tem porarily, or even to take perma nent title to it and place it under Federal operation. Public housing under the pro gram authorized by Congress is to be built over the next six years. It will be for rent to low-income families, and will be owned and operated by municipal housing authorities. Subsidies will be paid by the Federal Government. The cost to the Government could reach a maximum of $12, 320,000,000 over the 40-year max imum subsidy period, though the Government estimates the actual cost with not exceed $8,000,000,000. Explains Policy. In explaining what the Govern ment's racial policy will be on municipally-owned public housing for low-income families, a PHA source said last night: "The way in which a local hous ing authority distributes its low est income tenants of different races among its various projects is to be left to local determination. so long as equitable provision is made for all races." “We are not attempting, by our regulations, to do what Congress did not see fit to do.” This reference was explained to mean that since Congress voted down amendments barring segre (Continued on Page A-6. Col. <T) North Korea Frees Only One American By the Associated Press SEOUL. Korea, Sunday, Dec. 11. —One of two American officials held in Communist North Korea nearly seven weeks was reported released today. Defense Minister Sihn Sung-mo said a Korean outpost at Yoyan reported the liberated American crossed the boundary between North and South Korea at 12:24 p.m. (10 p.m. Saturday. EST>. The message did not say whether it was Alfred T. Meschter. 28, of Kinderhook. N. Y., or Albert E. Willis, 40, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Arrangement had been made to deliver both men, employes of the Economic Co-operation Adminis tration, to an official American party at 11 a.m. today. There was no explanation for the report that only one was released. Winter Vacation? For the convenience of those who are planning a winter vacation, or are toying with the idea, The Star to day contains a special Winter Vacation Section—filled with suggestions of balmly resorts in which to pass the cold months in comfort, or places where snow and ice abound, if you lifce it that way. A, complete index of today's Star appears on Page A-2.

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