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Mostly sunny with highest about 48 today. Cloudy tonight with lowest around 32. To morrow, cloudy and mild, occasional rain in afternoon. (Pull report on Page A-2.) Midnight .-25 7:02 a.m—20 11 am..38 2 am_22 8 am_23 Noon -.41 4 am_21 10 a.m_32 1 p.m-45 Late New York Markets, Page A-13. Guide for Readers rage. After Dark- B-9 Amusements --A-14 Comics.B-14-15 Editorial _A-6 Edit’ial Articles, A-7 Finance —..A-13 rage. Lost and Found.A-3 Obituary' -A-8 Radio _B-15 Society, Clubs. . B-3 Sports _A-10-11 Woman's Page._B-10 An Associa'ed Press Newspaper 96th Year. No. 362. Phone ST. 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1948-THIRTY PAGES. City Horae Delivery. Dally and Sunday. SI .20 a Month. When 5 IF PPWTS Sundays, $1.30. Ni«ht Final Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month «* 12 Airmen Rescued From Icecap By Jet-Assisted C-47 Using Skis; Carrier Is Still 1,000 Miles Away Men Being Flown To U. S. Air Base In Greenland Twelve airmen who have been Rstranded on an icecap in Greenland were rescued today by a plane from an Air Force base in Greenland, Air Force head quarters announced. The? were picked up bv a C-47 transport equipped with skis and jet-assisted takeoff devices and flown from the scene where seven of the men had been trapped since December 9. The rescue plane, piloted by Lt. Col. Emil Beaudry of Westover (Mass.) Air Force Base, was sched uled to land early this afternoon at Bluie West-8, an air base in Green land, 270 miles northwest of the 7, 600-loot icecap The rescue, first reported in an Intercepted radio message from plant-to-ground installations at Goose Bay, Labrador, came as the carrier Saipan plowed northward through stormy seas in an effort to reach the men with helicopters. Carrier 1,000 Miles Away. The huge carrier left Norfolk, Va., an Christmas Day and took a ter rific pounding from winds that often hit a 100-mile velocity during the last two days. The flattop today was still almost 1,000 miles from its planned rescuse launching point. The Air Force said it had been in error in saying that 13 men were trapped on the icecap. The Air Force fixed the number at 12 In announcing the rescue and ex plained there had been uncertainty whether one or two men occupied • glider that made the last previous rescue attempt. Only one man was aboard. The rescuing C-47 landed on the crusted snow at 9:30 a.m., loaned the men aboard, and took off at 10:08 a.m. Previous rescue efforts have been conducted from Bluie West-I. an Air Force base about 110 miles from the icecap. Supplies Dropped Regularly. Following the crash of the C-47 plane that marooned seven men on December 9, a B-17 was grounded nearby in a rescue attempt Decem ber 13 and two more men joined the stranded group. Another two were added December 17 when a glider was damaged in a rescue try. The 12th man found himself in a sim lar situation December 22. Supplies were dropped regularly to the men and radio contact was maintained during most of the time. Air Force officials said that if the men are in good condition thye may remain at Bluie West—8 until they can be returned to Bluie West—I. All of the men were stationed at the latter base and five of them have their families there. Col. Beaudry, pilot of the rescue plane, is a World War II veteran bomber pilot with 200 combat hours in the European theater. A native of Manchester. N H.. he attended Boston University and entered the Air Force in 1941. i Rescue Plans Co-ordinated. The rescue message was received shortly after an Air Force announce ment that Col. Bernt Balchen, the Air Force's foremost Arctic expert, arrived safely in Greenland early j today. He had flown 3,800 miles from Alaska to join the rescue op-1 eration at Bluie Base—I. When he was overdue, there was specula tion that bad weather had forced him down in Labrador. Meanwhile, the Navy and Air Force had co-ordinated plans for rescue operations. Both teams of rescuers were preparing to exploit the first break in foul weather and winds. While better weather was in prospect for the Saipan, the carrier was not believed likely to reach the Greenland area before Thursday. There was no immediate an nouncement from Navy headquar-' (See RESCUE. Page A-4.7 | Rescued Men | Here are the names of the 12 air men who were rescued from the Greenland ice cap today. Lt. James B. Prevost, Knoxville, j Tenn.: Lt. Robert J. McDonald, Bridgeport, W. Va.: Capt. Edwin W. Thompson, Milford, Conn.: Sergt.! Francis J. Summers, Manayunk, Pa.; Sergt. Francis J. Duffy. Wind sor, Conn.; W'Officer Posy L. Hol comb, Gainesville, Ga., and jCapt. Walter F. Speakman, Drumwright, Okla. (These men were aboard th,e C-47 that crashed on the ice cap December 9.) Lt. Charles L. Ferguson, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and T/Sergt. Louis A. Lane, Willow, N. Y„ th ecrew of a B-17 that crashed in a rescue at tempt December 13. First Lt. Alfred H. Hedvall, Seat tle. Wash., and 1st Lt. James C. Buerke (CQ> Tampa, Fla., who were aboard a rescue glider that w»as dropped December 17 in an un successful rescue attempt. First Lt. Howard L. Halstead, Greenville, S. C., who was on a second glider dropped December 22. Wholesale Meat Off 19% Retail 13% in 31 Months ■y th* Auockitcd Pros CHICAGO. Dec. 28.—The Amer ican Meat Institute says the general wholesale price of all meat in the Nation has dropped about 19 per cent since the mid-September peak. The institute said the retail price of meat declined 13 per cent since the mid-September peak. The institute said the wholesale price report was based on compila tions by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Included were all grades and all weights of beef, lamb, pork and veal. Egypt's Premier Assassinated by Moslem Student Nokrashy Pasha Shot By Youth Disguised As Policeman By the Associated Press CAIRO, Dec. 28.—Prime Min ister Mahmoud Fahmy No krashy Pasha was assassinated today by a student. The shoot ing occurred in the Ministry of Interior. The killer, who fired five fatal shots and tried in vain to end his own life, was declared to belong to the outlawed Moslem Brotherhood Association, which has accused the 60-year-old premier of weakness in the war against the Jews in Pales tine. The killer wore a police uni form he said he “bought in an old clothes market.” Nokrashy Pasha died within five minutes. He uttered no last word. King Farouk. government minist ers and diplomats immediately paid respects to the man who had headed Egypt's government most of the time since the war ended. The assassin's name was with held. He was placed under arrest at once. Troops Locked in Battle. The killing came at a critical time when Egyptian troops were locked in a six-day battle in Southern Palestine. Egypt has accused Israel of flaunting United Nations cease fire orders in forcing the battle back near the Egyptian border. A policeman who belonged to Nokrashy Pasha’s bodyguard gave this account of the assassination: The killer went to the Interior Ministry a few minutes before the Prime Minister arrived. One po liceman tried to evict him but an other vouched for the student, who was allowed to remain. When No krashy Pasha arrived, the assassin saluted with one hand and fired with the other. The bodyguard and other police threw the killer to the floor. The guess about Nokrashy Pasha’s successor veered between former Premier Mustapha Nahas Pasha and the aged independent. Sidky Pasha. Nahas Pasha himself was the tar get of a would-be assassin in No vember. He was uninjured by a grenade thrown at his home. Headed Saadist Party. The Premier headed the Saadist Party, which he helped form after being expelled in 1937, from the Nationalist Wafd Party. Ahmed Maher Pasha, who was leader of the Saadist Party before Nokrashy Pasha, was assassinated in 1945. Ministers of the government issued a statement saying: “The prime minister was assassi nated by a criminal hand at a time when the country was in the great est need of his sincere patriotism, his unique courage, wide experience and complete honesty.” Stanton Griffis, American Ambas sador appointed to direct U. N. re lief for Palestine refugees, expressed his regret. Delbert E. Replogle of Philadelphia, the Quaker appointed to direct distribution of refugee re lief in Southern Palestine, said he had “a very warm spot in my heart” for the slain premier. Violence Charged to Group. In outlawing the Moslem Broth erhood, the Prime Minister charged the group with responsibility for violence which caused several deaths. The order followed a series of explosions in Cairo business establishments. Last year Nokrashy Pasha went to the United Nations session in New York to plead Egypt’s case for evacuation of British troops from the Suez Canal Zone. He sent Egyptian troops into Palestine when the British mandate over the Holy Land ended to com bat what he called aggression by “terrorist Zionist gangs.” Nokrashy Pasha was educated (See EGYPT, Page A-Z7) PRIME MINISTER NOKRASHY PASHA. —AP Wirephoto. Britain Calls on U. N. To Order Negeb Truce And Jews' Withdrawal Council Debates Egypt's Charge That Israel Had Violated Armistice By th« Associated Press PARIS, Dec. 28.—Britain called today in the United Nations for an immediate cease - fire in Southern Palestine and with drawal of Israeli forces in the Negeb. British Delegate Harold Beeley submitted a resolution proposing the cease-fire and Israeli withdrawal as ; the Security Council debated Egypt's charge that Israel had violated the truce with attacks December 22 against Egyptian coastal positions in Southern Palestine. The resolution omitted any direct condemnation of Israel. This omis sion apparently was intended to attract American support. The original British text, which the American delegation referred to Washington last night for decision, proposed that Israel be declared the aggressor. American sources re ported this morning that Britain probably would modify her proposal to meet possible American objec tions. Meeting January 6 Asked. Mr. Beeley urged that the Secur ity Council's truce supervision com mittee be instructed to meet Jan | uary 6 at Lake Success to report ion compliance with the cease-fire and withdrawal orders. These proposals would be based on the Security Council's truce or ders of November 4. which Mr. Beeley said must be enforced. Un der that resolution Israeli forces were to’withdraw to positions occu pied before their October 14 ad vance and Acting Mediator Ralph J. Bunche was authorized to fix a no-man's land to prevent direct contact between Egyptian and Is raeli troops. "This would be the first step,” Mr. Beeley said, “in restoring the authority of the Security Council j and of the United Nations itself in Palestine.” Britain was willing in the past to apply sanctions under the U. N. Charter against aggressors in Pales ! tine and can be again in the future, Mr. Beeley said. M. Fawzi Bey, Egyptian delegate, charged Israeli actions in the Negeb I displayed a "premeditated, most S systematic and carefully synchro-: nized” defiance of the Council. Bunche Report Assailed. Before the Council recessed until afternoon, the British called on the! three nations named to the U. N.; Assembly conciliation commission—. the United States, France and Tur key—to designate representatives: and organize as soon as possible. Maurice Fischer, representative of Israel here, assailed the Bunche re port on the renewal of the fighting in Palestine. The report quoted United Nations observers on the .Egyptian side as telling of Israeli attacks on Egyptian forces. U. N. i (See PALESTINE7Page-A-67) Mrs. Ybarbo Given 20 Years For Killing Soldier-Husband Court Rejects Plea That She Shot in Self-Defense By th« Associated Press MARBURG, Germany, Dec. 28. —Mrs. Wilma Ybarbo of Malden, Mass., today was sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing her American soldier-husband in a bedroom quarrel. The American Military Govern ment court of three American! judges convicted Mrs. Ybarbo of killing Sergt. John Ybarbo of Go liad, Tex., “with malice afore thought.” ; The 23-year-old defendant hardly changed the expressoin on her pale face as she heard the verdict. The court rejected her plea that: I she shot her husband in self-de fense. The judges also rejected the possibility that she was so overcome by passion that she was beyond self-control when she pumped three pistol bullets into her husband after a quarrel. Mrs. Ybarbo's attorney Mid he would appeal the verdict to the I MRS. WILMA YBARBO. —AP Photo Military Government Court of Ap peals in Nuernberg, and then to an American Federal Court if neces sary. The court’s lengthy opinion did not specify the degree of the crime (See YBARBO, Page A-3.) Allies Establish Strict Control of Ruhr Production 6-Power Pact Sets Up Precautions Against Producing for War •y th* Axociatid Pr*x LONDON. Dec. 28.—The West ern powers set up today a strict international control system to | bar Germany’s industrial Ruhr Valley from war production. The Ruhr was ordered to produce solely for peace. ! The decision was announced in a j formal communique as the climax of a six-week conference here attended by representatives of the United States, Britain, France, the Nether lands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Russia was not admitted as a partner in the international control board, to be known as the “Ruhr Authority.” An American spokesman told a news conference at the embassy that the agreement probably will go into operation in two or three months. He said a military security board provided for in the agreement also will begin functioning within that time. The spokesman said the Americans regard the pact as an executive agreement which will not ineed congressional approval, as a formal treaty would. Place Left for Germany. The agreement offered Germany a place on the board as soon as it develops a legal government. The Germans will have three votes—the same as the United States, Britain and Prance and two more than each of the Benelux countries which it overran in World War II. It set up an international system of Inspection—the framework of an industrial police—to keep the Ruhr from becoming once again a war making industrial machine as it did under Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm. It left unsettled the dynamite laden question of ultimate owner ship of the Ruhr’s industries—a plain concession to France. The French want international ownership. Britain prefers German public ownership. The United States favors private enterprise. The agreement was for an indefi nite term, leaving open the possibil ity that the Ruhr might forever continue under International super vision. Concession to French. This. too. was a concession to the French—often the victim of German aggression—who argued with success that Germany’s industrial might was developed in the coal, coke and steel production of the Ruhr’s concen trated industries. i The communique said the meeting was "held in a friendly atmosphere throughout,” and that it" carefully examined all aspects of the problems involved.” . The communique announced the conference’s "threefold objective”: 1. "To assure the disarmament and demilitarization of Germany.” 2. “To further the recovery of the countries of Europe, including a democratic Germany.” 3. “To promote that intimate as sociation of iiieir economic life <See RUHR. Page A^3j 10 Catholic Leaders Seized With Cardinal ly the Associated Press BUDAPEST, Dec. 28—Ten top personalities of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary have been ar rested with the primate. Josef Cardinal Mindszenty, the Interior Ministry announced today. The ministry announcement said Cardinal Mindszenty, 56 - year - old arch-foe of the Communist-dom inated government, has “confessed his guilt." The government arrested him yesterday on treason charges. It said he admitted to "treacherous activities against the people." • Such announcements of as serted confessions by arrested persons are routine in Com munist-controlled countries as a preliminary to trial or conviction.) The personalities arrested with the cardinal include his secretary, Andras Zakar; Gusztis Baranai, a university professor, Duke Paul Esterhazy, and a bank director. All are suspected of crimes in cluding treason, spying, "undemo cratic i anti-Communist t activity” and black market currency dealings, the announcement said. It added that Cardinal Mind szenty, “whose reactionary and un democratic position is well known, directed the royalist organization which aims to restore the Haps burgs, and committed espionage.” Princess Margaret Plans U. S. Trip, Paper Reports ly th« Associated Press LONDON, Dec. 28.—The London Star reported today that Princess Margaret may take a “personal holi day” in the United States next year. Buckingham Palace officials de nied knowledge of any such plan. The Star said, “it is known that she would like to visit the United States and many of her American friends in London, including Miss Sharman Douglas, the Ambassador’s daughter, would like to entertain her there.” QMSmL APPLICATIONS g TOR SEATS " WHO SAID THIS I WOULDN'T BE A \ WHITEXHRISTMASfl Dr. Magnuson to Leave VA Post Segregation in Force Unless Hts Objections Are Met At Airport's Cafes Location of Hospitals Where Medical Staffs Are Ample Is Asked By Francis P. Douglas Dr. Paul B. Magnuson is ex pected to resign as medical director of the Veterans’ Admin istration if certain conditions to which he has objected are not corrected within a reasonable length of time, it was learned authoritatively today. Dr. Magnuson's objections are said to have been chiefly in regard to the location of Veterans' Admin istration Hospitals. It was said that when Gen. Bradley, now chief of staff, was Veterans' Administrator, there was adequate backing of the medical staff in its insistence that (See MAGNUSON1, Page A-3.) DR. PAUL B. MAGNUSON. —AP Photo. Council Sets 24-Hour Deadline for Release Of Indonesian Chiefs Dutch Declared Lacking Reason for Detaining Soekarno and Aides By th« Associated Press PARIS, Dec. 28.—The United Nations Security Council ordered the Netherlands today to re lease captured leaders of the Indonesian Republic within 24 hours. The Council acted on a resolution of China's delegate. Dr. Hsia Ching ling, who said there was no rea son for the Dutch'to delay even for a day the release of Dr. Soekarno. president of the Republic,-and mem bers of his cabinet. The leaders were taken when the Dutch seized Jogjakarta in their newest "police action” in Java and Sumatra. Council members were critical of the Dutch for their provisional re fusal to obey the Council order to halt fighting in Indonesia. 8 Members Back Proposal. Eight Council members supported the proposal. Britain, France and Belgium abstained. Russia joined the United States in voting for the resolution, which said: “The Security Council, noting that the Netherlands government has not so far released the President of the Republic of Indonesia and other political prisoners as required by the resolution of December 24. 1948, calls upon the Netherlands govern ment to set free these political pris oners forthwith and report to the Security Council within 24 hours of the adoption of the present reso lution.” The Dutch delegate had requested a 24-hour delay so that he could receive instructions from the Hague. The delegates turned to a Colom bian proposal which would instruct the U. N. Truce Commission in Batavia to supervise enforcement of the Council's Christmas Eve cease fire order. Dutch Deny Jurisdiction. Dutch Delegate Jan Herman van Royen told the Council yesterday his government has not obeyed the order but was giving it “serious con sideration.” The Dutch contend the U. N. lacks jurisdiction over the In donesian dispute. They claim it is an internal situation. When the Dutch launched their offensive against the Indonesian Re public December 18 they termed it (See INDONESIA, Page A-4’j Milder Weather Forecast With Rain Tomorrow Milder temperatures and cloudy skies were predicted for today and tomorrow by the weather forecaster following yesterday's record cold snap. From a low of 20 degrees recorded at 7 a.m. the mercury was expected to climb to about 48 this afternoon. The low tonight will be about 32 the Weather Bureau said. Occasional rain is expected in the Washington area tomorrow. The lowest official temperature ] readings of the winter were recorded yesterday morning at the National Airport where it was 14 degrees at 5:02 a.m. Lower temperatures, how ever, were recorded in many sub urban areas. Some American Troops Quit Korea, but Army Hides Extent of Move President Rhee Feels Sure Partial Withdrawal Won't Hurt Nation's Security ly th« Associated Press SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 28 —Some American occupation forces have left Korea. But there was no announcement today of how ex tensive the move might be. The American military command refused to talk about it. President Syngman Rhee of Korea said he had not been informed, but that he was, sure it was no threat to Korean security. It has been apparent for some time that some troop elements and a headquarters section were being prepared for shipment. Associated Press dispatches from Tokyo today reported the arrival In Japan of some units of the 7th Division, which has been part of the American occu pation force in Korea. Matter Classified Secret. One American official, who refused to be quoted by name, said the mat ter was classified as secret by Wash ington authorities. President Rhee, who has asked American occupation forces to stay in South Korea until the young republic has sufficient military strength to prevent possible inva sion from Soviet-occupied North Korea, commented: "The Korean government is con fident that the reported departure of some American Army elements from Korea is not in conflict with | the best interests of both Korea and the United States. "The Korean government would not be surprised to find that the; 24th Corps, which directed the; military occupation here until the establishment of the republic, is being replaced soon by some other type of military establishment. Russians Also Leaving. "We have not requested that any specific number of American troops remain, but only that America keep enough of her armed strength here until this young republic is certain (See~KOREA, Page A-3.) Despite CAA Order Restaurant Manager Says He Will Continue To Obey Virginia Laws Segregation practices at eat ing places at National Airport were still in force today despite an order by D. W. Rentzel, ad ministrator of civil aeronautics, directing that they be ended. Paul Boyd, general manager of Air Terminal Services, Inc., which operates the airport restaurants, said his instructions were to con tinue to recognize the Virginia law until further orders. He said no colored persons had asked to be served. Mr. Boyd said the Instructions came from Frederick J. Ball, execu tive vice president of the company and also its attorney. Mr. Boyd said it was his understanding the company could be fined and its per sonnel imprisoned for violation ol the Virginia segregation laws. Denman- T. Rucker, common wealth attorney for Arlington County, said, however, the Federal Government has exclusive jurisdic tion in the enforcement of crim inal law at the airport. He said, therefore, that he could take no action toward enforcing the Vir ginia segregation laws there. Points to Separate Facilities. At the CAA. it was said those refusing to carry out the direc tions to serve colored people would lay themselves open to Federal prosecution. The penalty on con viction, it was said, is a $500 fine or six months imprisonment. Bennett H. Griffin, airport admin istrator, said the order by Mr Rent zel would be followed. He called attention to the fact, however, that the eating facilities are operated by Air Terminal Services, Inc., and referred questions to Mr. Boyd. Mr. Boyd’s concern operates the coffee shop, the terrace restaurant, a snack bar and cafeterias for em ployes at the terminal building. There are two cafeterias, one for white, the other for colored em ployes. There also is a hangar cafe teria at the south end of the field where workers eat and Mr. Griffin said colored people are served there. The snack bar in the lobby sells to colored, but they are expected to step aside and eat what they have bought.. Says Sawyer Approves. Administrator Rentzel said the nonsegregation order was issued with the approval of Secretary of Commerce Sawyer "after careful consideration of the situation." •"The problem of segregation at the Airport has been the subject of concern and study for some time, ’ Mr. Rentzel explained. ‘‘It was first believed that the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Department could not prohibit segregation in view of the apparent incorporation of a Virginia segregation statute in (See SEGREGATION. Page A-4.f Bishop Dies in Reich Crash FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 28 (#’).—Msgr. Ferdinand Dirichs, 53, Roman Catholic bishop of Limburg, was killed yesterday when his au tomobile overturned on a highway near Frankfurt. McKellar Admits He Struck Silliman Evans at Hotel Here Nashville Publisher Declares He Did Not • Return Blow By the Associated Press An altercation between Sena tor McKellar, Democrat, of Ten nessee and Silliman Evans, publisher of the Nashville Ten nesseean, in a corridor of the Mayflower Hotel here has just come to light. Senator McKellar, in response to a reporter’s question, said he struck Mr. Evans in the face during a chance meeting on the sixth floor of the hotel. He said the incident occurred on a Sunday night about two weeks ago. Mr. Evans said. “I simply folded my hands behind my back and did not return the blow as I had no (See McKELLAR, Page A-4.) SENATOR McKELLAR. -Harris-Ewing Photo. Truman Refuses To Name Reds Seeking Accord White House Advisers Awaiting Reaction From Russians VOICE OF AMERICA Broadcasts Truman’s Speech to Russians. Page A-2. By Joseph A. Fox Star Staff Correspondent KANSAS CITY, Dec. 28.— President Truman today refused to amplify his statement of yes terday that “certain leaders” in Russia were “exceedingly anx ious" to reach an undersanding with this Government. One of the newsmen accompanying the President on his customary walk in nearby Independence this morn ing observed that there was con siderable speculation on the identity of the individuals to whom the Pres ident referred. "You will just have to continue to speculate,” Mr. Truman said. After the President’s statement yesterday, which was made in a talk at a luncheon in honor of his old business partner, Eddie Jacobson, Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said that Mr. Truman would not name the Russian leaders he meant. Referred to Stalin in Campaign. In the course of his campaign, the President spoke of his liking for “Old Joe” (Stalin) and blamed that chief of state’s seeming intransi geance on the Politburo. In his talk yesterday, in which he attacked the Russian attitude on various world issues, the President made no reference to that earlier declaration. Mr. Truman appeared as a sur prise guest while Mr. Jacobson was being feted for his leadership in Zionist activities, particularly for raising $3,000 to equip two recrea tion rooms in the Israeli Military Hospital in Tel Aviv. After praising his former part ner "of 30 years,” Mr. Truman warmed to the foreign remarks, serving notice of a new kind of straight-from-the - shoulder diplo matic dealing almost sure to stir the Kremlin propaganda machine. First he said he was familiar with the problems of Israel, all the Near East and all countries where there now is trouble. He said there was no reason why Christians, Jews and Arabs can’t reach an agreement, j since Christianity and all other re ligions are based on the Mosaic law founded on justice and fair dealing. Morals That Are Not Morals. “The only thing that bothers me I is that our great Ally to the north ! has a system of morals that are not I morals," he said. "Contracts are ! not sacred to the Soviet government. “I made certain specific agree ments at Potsdam, none of which have been kept. Certain agreements were made at Yalta, none of which have been kept. “I am exceedingly sorry for that because the Russian people are a great people. I am sure that if the Russian people had a voice in the government of Russia there would be no trouble. "There are certain leaders in the government of that great country who are exceedingly anxious to have an understanding with us." Will Work for Peace. In connection with his remarks on Palestine, the President named other Eastern countries where trouble has (See TRUMAN, Page A-3.) Charter Plane Missing With 28 Off Miami By *h» Associated Press MIAMI, Fla.. Dec. 28.—A charter airplane with 28 persons on board was missing today on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami. A great aerial search was under way. The plane, a twin-engined DC-3, carried a crew of three and 25 pas sengers. It was more than six hours overdue at 1:30 a.m. Its fuel sup ply would have been exhausted about 5:45 a.m. The Coast Guard air-sea rescue service said the last contact with the plane was made by Overseas Radio at New Orleans at 4:13 a.m. The plane at that time gave its position as 50 miles south of Miami. Overseas Radio, a unit of the Civil Aeronautics Authority, read the po sition report back to the plane and asked for confirmation. No answer was received. Continuous calling by radio brought no further response. Leaving San Juan at 10:03 p.m. yesterday, the craft was due in Mi ami about 4:30 a.m. Twenty searching aircraft of the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard spread out over the Atlantic in an effort to find the missing airliner. The search planes covered 50 miles on each side of the Miami-San Juan airway and the entire Ba hama Island group. Truman Names Keenan To Palestine Commission By *6» Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Dec. 28.—Presi dent Truman today announced the appointment of Joseph B. Keenan as United States representative on the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine. The 60-year-old Mr. Keenan for merly served as United States chief of counsel for the prosecution in the trials of the Japanese war crim inals at Tokyo. He is a former Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department. Mr. Keenan’s appointment was made public at a news conference by Charles G. Ross, presidential press secretary. He said Mr. Keen an was being given a recess ap pointment for the $12,000-a-year post. ’ The other members of the com mission have been named by Prance and Turkey. Mr. Keenan’s appoint ment has been under consideration for some time.