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Mostly sunny today, high in 50s. Increasing cloudiness late tonight, with rain likely to morrow. Low tonight near 35. (Full .report on Page A-2.) Midnight -37 6 a m.39 11 a.m-47 2 a.m_37 8 a.m.-39 Noon_50 4 a.m_38 10 a.m-42 1 p.m-56 i Guide for Readers Page. Amusements Church News A-7-9 Comics _ B-10-11 Editorial.. A-6 Editorial Articles A-7 Lost and Found A-3 Page. Obituary-A-4 Radio ..B-ll Real Estate ...- B-I-9 Society, Clubs B-8 Sports_A-ll-12 Where to Go-B-7 An Associated Press Newspaper 97th Year. No. 21. Phone ST. 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1949-THIRTY PAGES. Citi H&me Delivery, Daily and Sunday. $1.20 a Month. When 5 BT Sundays, $1.30. Night Final Edition. $1.30 and $1.40 per Month ^ Cease-Fire Ordered at Peiping; China Appoints Five Delegates To Negotiate Peace With Reds Li Assumes Chiang's Powers and Moves To End Civil War BULLETIN PEIPING —A localized peace for Peiping was an nounced tonight by Gen. Fa * Tso-yi’s North China head quarters. A cease-fire was em bodied in a 13-point agree ment with the besieging Com munists the announcement said. It said the agreement provided for creation of a liaison office representing both sides to handle all military and political affairs during an un specified transitional period while the Reds take over. (Text of Chiang's Message, A-3.) By the Associated Press NANKING, Jan. 22.—China’s tottering government tonight announced the appointment of five delegates to negotiate peace with the Communists. Heading the delegation will be Shao Li-tze, a veteran advocate ot peace between the Nationalists and the Reds. Appointment of the peace mis sion came a few hours after Acting President Li Tsung-jen assumed the powers of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, who retired yesterday after 22 years at the helm of Na tionalist China. (The Chinese Communist radio charged today that "Chiang Kai- ' shek's ‘retirement’ and Li Tsung jen's taking over the bogus presi dency is all at the prompting of the American Government.” (The broadcast, heard by the Associated Press in San Francisco, j was the first Chinese Red reac tion to Chiang's withdrawal from Nanking yesterday. (The Red radio charged that the American Government "sup ported Li Tsung-jen for Vice President with this very purpose in mind.” The broadcast con tinued : i “Liberated areas newspapers noted the prediction by foreign news agencies at Nanking that Chiang Kai-shek's failure to an nounce a formal resignation is designed to leave the way open for his return later. ( “All indications are that the , Kuomintang's reactionary Nan king government has no sincere desire for genuine democratic peace.”) Four Others Named. Li's intention to send a peace delegation was announced earlier in the day at a tea party of govern ment officials. Appointed with Shao were Chang Chih-chung, government command er in Northwest China, and three relatively minor officials, Huang Bhao-hsiung, Peng Chao-hsien and Chung Tien-hsing. Chang was one of Gen. Marshall’s committee of three w'hich tried to reach a settlement in the civil war shortly after Japan's surrender. Chang has been an outspoken pro ponent of peace. A government statement an nounced that the five delegates "are readv to start peace negotiations with delegates of the Chinese Com munist Party at a suitable place to be agreed upon by both sides.’’ A government spokesman said the Executive Yuan (cabinet) approved the statement as a formal resolu tion. The move puts the issue squarely up to the Communists whether they will deal with a Nanking govern ment minus Chiang. Ponder Method of Cantact. Li quietly assumed presidential powers at a simple ceremony which lasted only a few minutes. Li and Premier Sun Fo then re sumed sessions with top officials. Informed sources reported they were trying to determine exactly how contact could be opened with the Red high command. (Meanwhile, Associated Press Correspondent Spencer Moosa reported from Peiping that the besieged ancient capital was “strongly reported in the process of a changeover’’ by which the Communists would get the city, “any minute.”) Chinese press dispatches to Nan (See CHINA, Page-A^3.) 4 of 12 Aboard B-29 Die in Montana Crash By the Associated Press GREAT FALLS. Mont., Jan. 22. —Four of 12 crewmen were killed last night when a B-29 crashed into a snow-blanketed field minutes after taking off from the Great Falls Air Base. Three were dead in the wreckage when rescuers arrived nearly four hours later. The fourth died in the base hospital. Of the eight In jured, one is in critical condition. The 15th Air Force plane had stopped here to refuel on a flight to its home base at Spokane, Wash., from the Smoky Hill Base at Salina, Kans. A crewman who was thrown clear walked 5 miles through heavy snow back to the base to notify officials of the crash. Four-wheel drive trucks were used to plow through 4-foot snowdrifts to evacuate the Injured. There was no fire after the crash. Planes were sent aloft to drop flares to locate the wreckage. The dazed crewman was unable to guide the rescuers back to the scene. The nose section was snapped from the fuselage and hurled 100 yards away. The four engines and debris were scattered for 500 yards. Col. Paul H. Prentiss, command ing officer, said the names of the dead and injured would be released after next of kin were notified. *--——-— Bates of Kentucky Will Handle District Fund Bill in House Democrats on 5-Man Subcommittee Include Two First-Termers Representative Joe B. Bates. Democrat, of Kentucky, a vet eran af 10 years’ service in the House, today was designated chairman of the House subcom mittee to handle the District’s 1950 appropriation bill. Mr. Bates is a former member-of the House District Committee, serv i ing on it until he was made a ! member of the Appropriations Com I mittee some years ago. Two freshmen members of this Congress were named to serve with Mr. Bates on the Democratic side ' -iations subcommittee They are Sidney R is and Foster Furcolo of Springfield. Mass. The two Republicans on the five man group are Representatives Church of Illinois and Stockman of j Oregon, both veterans on the sub committee. ! The two freshmen are both vet ; erans of World War II. Mr. Yates came out of the service a lieutenant1 REPRESENTATIVE JOE BATES. —AP Photo. | in the Navy and Mr. Furcolo a law yer from Springfield, Mass., saw service in the Pacific. The appointments were an nounced by Chairman Cannon of (See-BATES,-Page A-2.• Break Expected Soon In Israel-Egyptian Deadlock on Rhodes Jews Reported Insisting On Holding Beersheba; Bunche Forces Showdown By the Associated Press RHODES, Jan. 22— Acting United Nations Mediator Ralph C. Bunche called in the heads of the Egyptian and Israeli delega tions last night for a showdown in armistice talks. Dr. Bunche’s action indicated a decisive break in the conference may be expected soon. The ses sion is regarded as the final step in armistice negotiations which have been snagged in a boundary dispute. The session began at 11 p.m. <4 p.m., EST>. Dr. Bunche and Brig. Gen. William E. Riley, chief U. N observer who sits in on all talks, indicated they planned to keep the meeting going all night if necessary to reach an agreement. Final Decision Seen Near, Dr. Bunche indicated to newsmen that both sides, who have been in almost continual conference th^ past two days, had about run our of arguments and that some final! decision either of agreement or: complete breakup of the talks may be expected shortly. The conference began here Jan uary 13. It was learned unofficially that the Jews were holding out for con trol of Beersheba. an Arab town in the Negeb awarded to the Arabs by the original U. N. partition plan of 1S47, but which the Israelis occu pied in October. They also demand control of the main inland highway system of the Negeb. Israel has also had talks with Trans-Jordan and Lebanon. Meanwhile, the commanding of ficer cf the Egyptian brigade trapped in the Faluja pocket sent his thanks ! to Dr. Bunche for the U. N.'s evac uation of the seriously wounded. The Jew’s agreed to the move in the negotiations here. 2 British Pilots Leave. j Two British pilots shot down on the Egyptian-Israeli front January 7 boarded the Italian steamer Cam pedoglio at Haifa for Cyprus yester day. They were escorted aboard the ship by senior Israeli air force of-j fleers, whose prisoners they had been since the incident in which five RAF planes were shot down. Jewish military experts worked until 4 a.m. yesterday in an effort to reach a solution to the Beersheba deadlock, it was reported. The Jews are reluctant to give up their hold on the city, which con trols the road north to Jerusalem, west to Gaza and south to the Egyp tian border. This is the main inner highway ! running north and south in the Negeb. The only comparable high way is the coastal road through Gaza. Both the Jews and Egyptians j would like control over both high- j ways for strategic reasons. Possible Solution. One solution whftlvmay be offered : I is for the Jews to retain the inner communication line through Beer-' sheba, while the Arabs hold the coastal road through Gaza. Dr. Ahmed Moussa, legal adviser to the Egyptian delegation, was re ported working on an Egyptian military recommendation for a compromise. Informants said Dr. Bunche has thrown out the October 14 lines of (See PALESTINE, Page A-2.) Rain Forecast Tomorrow; Over inch Fails in 22 Hours After brief relief today, Washing I ton is scheduled for more rain to morrow, according to the Weather Bureau. A total of 1.31 inches of rain fell between 10 a.m. yesterday and 8 a.m. today. The forecast called for partially cloudy skies with some sunshine this afternoon and a high in the upper 50s. Tonight will be in creasingly cloudy with a low of about 35 degrees. The low today was 37 degrees at 1:04 a.m. and i yesterday's high temperature was 41 I degrees at 8:22 p.m. Split Grows in Ranks Of Americas After U.S. Recognizes 2 Regimes Three Nations Reported Forming Bloc Against Venezuela, El Salvador By Garnett D. Horner A split developed in the ranks of American republics today over recognition of military regimes in Venezuela and El Salvador. The United States resumed diplo matic relations with the two coun tries yesterday after making it clear it did not condone the forcible means by which the current govern ments there seized power late last year. Chile. Uruguay and Bolivia were reported forming a bloc against similar recognition. A Chilean foreign ministry source, the Associated Press reported from Bogota, reported his government will not recognize the Venezuelan and El Salvador military regimes. The same source added that Uru guay and Bolivia might follow a similar policy. He said “the three countries are forming a bloc, no matter what decisions other nations may take.” Special Session Called. Chile has summoned a special session of the Council of American States for Monday to deal with a complaint of “negligence" against the Venezuelan government, charg ing it has refused to give safe con duct out of the country to former Venezuelan President Romulo Bet ancourt. United States recognition of the military regimes in Venezuela and El Saivador was in line with a Bogota conference resolution that continuity of diplomatic relations among the American republics is de sirable. There also was consider able pressure for recognition be cause Venezuela, as a major producer and exporter of oil. is important to the success of American aid to ! Europe. State Department officials took great pains to explain that yester | (See VENEZUELA^Page A-2.1 28 American Warships Reach Sicilian Port ly the Associated Press ROME, Jan. 22.—The arrival of two aircraft carriers and 26 other units of the United States Mediter ranean Fleet was announced today in dispatches from Augusta, Sicilian port. Vice Admiral Forrest Sherman was aboard his flagship, the cruiser Albany. The carriers Philippine Sea and Midway, 16 destroyers, one sub marine and smaller warships made up the fleet. Pravda's Editor . Hurls Defiance Anew at West Peace Held Possible, But Journalist Sees Communist Victory By Eddy Gilmore Associated Press Foreign Correspondent MOSCOW, Jan. 22.—Pravda’s editor, in the presence of Prime Minister Stalin, declared last night that this is the century of communism, not of Wall street. At the same time, P. N. Pospelov, the editor who addressed Soviet leaders on the 25th anniversary of the death of Lenin, declared Soviet | Russia has an “unshakable will for international co-operation." Me re minded his audience of Mr. Stalin's assertion that peace is possible be tween the differing systems, but bit-! terly attacked “Anglo-American warmongers.” (Pospelov's speech appeared to be the latest development in the East-West cold war in which | there have been signs of a Soviet drive to convince the world she wants peace. He spoke just a day after President Truman in his inaugural address called Com munism a “false philosophy” and predicted its followers in due time would recognize democracy's strength, “abondon their delu sions” and join with the rest of the world in an international settlement.) Cites Chinese Red Victories. Pospelov cited China as an exam ple of the failure of plans of "Amer ican reactionaries” and said the] Communists there were "winning decisive victories.” He said Lenin once wrote that the “issue of the struggle depends in the end on the fact that Russia, India, China and others constitute the overwhelming majority of the population.” “And precisely this majority of the population is being drawn with extraordinary speed in the course of the last years into a struggle for their liberation,” said the editor. Concluding that there are 24,000, 000 Communist Party members around the world, Pospelov declared: “The 20th century will be a century of the complete triumph of Lenin, the triumph of the great ideology of equality and friendship among the peoples.” Citing Indonesia, Malaya and Indo-China, he declared “the growth of national liberation movements in colonies and semi-colonies are ex pressions of the general crisis of capitalism. Capitalism is decaying * * * no force exists which can prevent its downfall.” At the same time he declared the countreis of Western Europe which “fell under the heavy yoke of the enslaving Marshall Plan" were strug gling with a burden of growing un employment and rising prices, China Termed Example. China, he said, was an “example of how hundreds of millions of sub jugated toilers of the East are being taught and educated for the revolu-' tionary struggle by capitalism itself.' Is it not American capitalism which is assisting in fanning the civil war in China, dispatching to the aid of Chinese reactionaries an enormous amount of modern armaments? “Notwithstanding this fact, the peoples’ liberation army of China has liberated from the yoke of the reactionaries a considerable part of China's territory, is winning decisive victories while the ‘far-seeing policy’ of American imperialists in China remains hanging in the air.” | He said Mr. Stalin's foreign pol icy was "directed toward a consist ent struggle against the forces of aggression, against the instigators of a new war, toward exposure of the expansionist policy of Anglo American imperialists ” This “consistent, peaceful” policy, ! he said, flowed from Russia's "un Sshakable will for international co ! operation on a basis of reciprocity. ! strict observance of contracted ob ; ligations.” Refers to Tito. Pospelov, who is a member of thei Central Committee of the Commu : nist Party, as well as editor of its official newspaper, spoke for more 'than an hour to the distinguished gathering in the Bolshoi Theater. At one point, referring to Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia, he said there was considerable jubilation among the "imperialists" at “the secession from Marxism of Tito's nationalist 1 (See MOSCOW, Page A-2.) Buddies Tell How 'Capt. Harry' 'Forgot,' Silenced Enemy Battery By Steffan Andrews North American Newspaper Alliance President Truman, as an artillery commander, once ignored Army or ders in order to pump a deadly fire on a German battery in the Argonne and knock it out of action. The incident was recalled here by j the President’s World War I Battery D mates who attended the cere monies of his Inauguration. Battery D, commanded by "Capt. Harry," was stationed in an orchard before the Bois de Rossignol, with its guns trained on the German held town of Charpentry, on Sep tember 28, 1918. Strict orders had been issued against firing across division bound aries. Under these orders Battery D, as part of the 35th Division, could fire only within its division sector. Capt. Truman was in his observa tion post atop a hill overlooking Charpentry shortly before dusk. He was about a mile from his battery, in the front line of the 28th Divi sion’s infantry. Heavy shelling had knocked out the captain's telephone line back to his battery most of the day. But toward nightfall he was able to get it working, to help out Col. George S Patton’s cavalry fighting at the edge of the town. Suddenly an American airplane dropped a flare in the darkness. It lit up a German battery off to Capt. Truman's left and pinpointed it against the dark almost within rifle range of his battery. Unfortunately, if Battery D fired from its position in the orchard it would be firing across division lines. Capt. Truman hesitated only an instant. Then a queer thing hap pened to the Battery D commander. Suddenly he suffered a lapse of memory. He forgot his orders and told his battery's four guns to open up straight on the German battery. Harry Truman couldn't quite see! what happened to the Ger/nans. But the next day the advancing infantry! of the 28th Division found six enemy guns abandoned at the spot. Last October, the President was campaigning at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Daniel J. Flood, an unsuccessful can didate for Congress, introduced him and told the story. And it didn’t hurt Candidate Tru man a bit, his mates pointed out, to have Mr. Flood tell that story and assure the Pennsylvania crowd that Capt. Truman's action saved a lot of lives in Pennsylvania's 28th Di vision. (PUT THESE ' THINGS IN MOTH BALLS... WE HAVE WORK s TO DO/ s—' Capital, Like Truman, Happy ! 'Wonderful Few Days' Are Over Glad It's Once in Four Years, President Says; Back at Desk After Catching Up on Sleep The flags and empty grand stands were still in place, but Washington, at last, settled down today to the second Truman ad ministration with a sigh of re lief that the festivities were just about over. The city, divested of most of its hundreds of thousands of inaugural visitors, appeared to feel exactly the way Harry S. Truman did late last night when he told the Kentucky State Society: “It’s been a wonderful few days. But I'm glad it comes only once every four years. ’ The seemingly indefatigable Pres ident “overslept” this morning, how ever, and didn’t arise until 6:30, an hour past his usual time. Although the formal round of par ties w9s all over. Mr. Truman was to squeeze in just one more today—a luncheon given by Mrs. George Mes ta at her home at 1800 Foxhall road N.W. for the President and Mrs. Truman and their family house guests. . The President's press secretary, Charles G. Ross, told reporters today that Mr. Truman had managed to get a total of about 1214 hours’ sleep in the last three nights. Some others who.added it up gave him the bene fit of about two additional hours. At any rate, it was something of a record. Other than the luncheon, "Mr. Truman saw a few' old friends at the White House office this morn ing—somehow there appeared to be some one he had overlooked in the ' (See INAUGURAL, Page A^3.) Camden's Gas Strike Called Off as Result of 19-Hour Negotiations Mediators Obtain Pact Calling for Conferences On Wage Dispute ly the Associated Prest CAMDEN, N. J.. Jan. 22.—Nine teen hours of continuous nego tiations today ended a strike of gas workers which crippled ma jor industrial plants and threat ened to cut off fuel supplies for the metropolitan Camden area’s 100,000 domestic consumers. Public Service Gas & Electric Co. and union officials reached an agree ment at 8:15 a m. for the immediate return of 465 strikers to their jobs. The pact, effected by Government mediators, provides for settlement around the conference table of the wage dispute which caused the walk put. Strike Against State. The strikers left their jobs in two Public Service plants Thursday. Supervisory employes kept up man ufacture of gas for domestic con sumers until a truce for delivery of coke broke down. The employes, members of the In dependent Camden Gas and Coke Workers’ Union, are demanding a wage boost of 30 cents an hour in their present pay of $1.44 plus 35 cents extra for holidays. The com pany reported it offered 11 cents. Actually the strike was against the State. New Jersey seized the Public Service plants in 1947 to stave off a strike and is still tech nically in control of them. Heavy Penalties Provided. The settlement followed announce ment of Attorney General Walter D. Van Riper that he would invoke the State's anti-strike law Monday un less the workers returned to their jobs. The law carries heavy penal ties against unions shutting off vital utility services. Gas supplies for domestic con sumers were virtually exhausted as the strike ended. The State yester day halted deliveries to industrial! plants, causing immediate layoff of more than 1,000 workers. The truce for continued service to domestic consumers broke down when the union claimed supplies still were go ing to industrial plants. Rome Students Protest Giving Warships to Reds By the Associated Press ROME, Jan. 22.—Several thou sand students shouting "Venduto” (sold out) marched on the Foreign Office today in protest against the projected delivery of Italian war ships to Russia as reparations. About 50 rushed into the large courtyard of the Foerign Office be fore police closed the door. $2,000,000 Fire in Santiago SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 22 </P).— A fire in Santiago’s business district yesterday caused damage estimated at $2,000,000. It took three hours to control the blaze. Three firemen were injured slightly. The Cafe Lucerna. one of the city's landmarks, is In ruins. Senate Vote in April On Repeal of Taft Act Proposed by Morse Lucas, Favoring Faster Timetable, Will Talk With Committee Members | fty th« Associated Press Republican Senator Morse of Oregon today proposed an April target date for a Senate vote on repeal of the Taft-Hartley law. But Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic leader, called for a “much faster” pace. Senator Morse told a reporter he will ask the Senate Labor Commit tee Monday to start hearings next week on a repeal bill and on restora tion and revision of the old Wag ner Act. “My motion.” Senator Morse said, "will call for ending hearings about March 1 and for giving the com mittee the entire month of March to put its bill together. The Senate would get the bill by April 10 at the latest and could start debate right away.” Senator Lucss called the Morse timetable too slow, but refused to name a different date for a Senate vote. Lucas Will Talk to Leaders. "I am going to talk to the Demo cratic leaders on the Labor Com mittee and see whether we can get much faster action than Senator Morse is proposing,” Senator Lucas said. President Truman wants the Taft-Hartley law repealed and the Wagner Act restored with “certain improvements.” Senator Lucas said his aim is to “move just as fast as possible” on that whole program and handle it in one bill. •'Many labor-management con tracts expire soon,” the Democratic leader added: “Both sides need to know and are entitled to know! quickly just where this Congress stands on this vital issue of labor (See LABOR, Page A-2.) U.5. Officer Believed Killed Near Greek Rebel Area By the Associated Press ATHENS, Jan. 22—An American Army officer was believed killed yesterday in a plane crash near the rebel-beleaguered town of Karpensi, the United States Embassy said today. The Embassy said Lt. Col. Selden R. Edner. 30, of San Jose. Calif., was a passenger in a Greek training plane which made a forced landing in the mountains near Karpensi. Unconfirmed reports indicated Col. Edner was killed in the crash. It was not known whether the plane crashed because of mechan ical failure or was hit by ground fire. Karpensi, 125 miles northwest of Athens, has been under attack by 2,000 rebels for over two days. The Embassy said Col. Edner was the only American passenger aboard the plane. He served as a pilot in Europe during the war and flew 150 missions over France and Germany. His wife, who is living in Athens, has been notified of the accident. Three Teen-Age Girls, Marine Veteran Admit Holdups in Virginia One, 14, Calls Herself 'Sylvia the Safe-Cracker'; Rifle and Pistols Found Three teen-age Washington girls and a 22-year-old former Marine companion have admit ted armed holdups of a nearby Virginia grocery store and tour ist camp within the last 10 days, police reported today. The veteran, Donald M. McKin non, and two of the girls, 14 and 17 years old, have been charged with holdup and robbery by Fairfax County police and the third girl, 16, will be turned over to Arlington police, it was reported. Lt. Edgar E. Scott, chief of the robbery squad, said McKinnon was arrested shortly before midnight near his home in the 200 block of C street N.W. on an anonymous tip that a man in that block was keeping “a rifle and loaded pistols in his home.” Weapons Reported Found. The ex-Marine was carrying a loaded .38 caliber pistol in his pocket at the time of his arrest, police said. They also reported finding a Japa nese-make rifle in his car and a loaded .45 automatic in the house. LI. Scott said this was the story told by the veteran of wartime service in the Pacific early today: On January 13. he and the 14 and 17-year-old girls robbed Jack Swee ney, proprietor of a Fairfax tourist home, of $54. The 17-year-old sat in the car as lookout while the younger girl, who described herself as "Sylvia the Safe-cracker,” held the gun. Arlington Market Robbed. At about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday McKinnon. "Sylvia” and the 16 year-old girl held up the Lee Hi Market, 5405 Lee highway, Arling ton, and robbed a woman clerk of $96. Dt. Scott explained that the 16 i year-old girl was turned over to Ar lington police because she was not involved in the Fairfax holdup, but that Fairfax police had "first claim" on the other three. Lt. S'cott quoted McKinnon as say ing he had been married last No vember to a 16-year-old girl with him at the time of the arrest, but that he earlier had married another girl who lives here. U. S. Instructions Asked On Mail Barred by Reds By Associated Press STOCKHOLM, Jan. 22—Postal authorities have asked Washington for instructions about the 32.000 bags of mail tied up at Malmoe because the Russians refused to ac cept them for delivery in Germany. The bags contain 225,000 Christ mas gift packages from the United States. The Russians said they re gard the transport of American packages to Germany via Sweden as out of conformity with international postal rules. Practically all are for the Soviet zone of Eastern Germany and block aded Berlin. The Western Allies have imposed a counter-blockade on the Russian zone of Germany. U. S. Flyers Get Flu Serum WIESBADEN, Germany, Jan. 22 iTP).—All United States Air Force personnel in Europe is being given preventive serum to combat the in fluenza epidemic. The epidemic, which swept through France, is described as a mild type of the ail ment. Yugoslavia Refrains From Placing Wreath On Tomb of Lenin ■y the Associated Press MOSCOW, Jan. 22.—Yugo slavia, alone of all Eastern Eu ropean nations, placed no wreath on Lenin’s tomb yester day in connection with the 25th anniversary of his death. Pravda said full stafls of the embassies of Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Albania did visit the tomb and placed wreaths in the names of their govern ments. Leaders to Ask Truman to Give Them Blueprint Study Proposal to Guarantee Private Investments Abroad Sy the Associated Press Congressional leaders may ask President Truman Monday to bli^print for them his plan to guarantee American private in vestments abroad. Senate Majority Leader Lucas told reporters he expects to learn more about the President’s inau gural message proposal when he and other lawmakers go over the legis lative program with Mr. Truman next week. ”It looks to me as though the President is proposing a long-range plan.” Senator Lucas said. “I don’t know yet whether it will require any legislation in this session of Con gress.” Senator Lucas agreed w'ith Sen ator Vandenberg, Republican, of Michigan that the limitations of this Nation’s resources must be kept in mind in any new venture toward helping the world lift its standard of living. Vandenberg Backs Warning. Senator Vandenberg, noting yes terday that Mr. Truman himself had said there are limits to American Acheson Looks at Job And Quotes Bible On Bragging Later • y the Auociated Pres* Secretary of State Acheson took a quick look at his new job today and adopted Bible advice to do all bragging at the finish of a job—not at the start. Mr. Acheson posed for news reel photographs after being sworn in at the White House yesterday morning. He made this statement, which was is sued later by the State Depart ment: “I know only too well the re sponsibilities which come with the trust which the President has placed in me. I am sworn to discharge those responsibil ities faithfully. ‘ Secretary Stimson was fond of quoting a text which I think applies to my situation. It comes from the second book of Kings. It reads: ‘Let not him that buc kleth on his armor boast him self as he that putteth it off.’ ” resources, declared: "I underscore that warning.” The President gave the lawmak ers a hint of what he has in his mind when he spoke to the Missouri congressional delegation yesterday. If the standard of living for Asi atic peoples could be raised even 2 per cent, he said, American factories would be busy for the next 100 | years turning out products needed < in the Far East. The Truman plan thus was cal | culated to appeal to American busi ' nessmen who might be seeking to : put their money into projects abroad but who now find the road blocked by financial uncertainties. Dean Acheson, 55-year-old lawyer and diplomat, who became Secretary of State in a solemn White House ceremony yesterday, immediately faced swelling demands here and abroad for clarification of Mr. Tru man's new program. Acheson Confers With Lovett. ! in New' York United Nations au j thorities wondered whether Mr. Truman intends to funnel future American aid to non-European areas through U. N. channels. And from London came word that the European press, Communist and J non-Communist, generally inter j preted the proposal as broadening the cold war to new areas of the world. Within half an hour after he was sworn in Secretary Acheson held a i lengthy conference with retiring Undersecretary Lovett. There was some tendency in Con ! gress to regard the President's new ; program as possibly a proposal to continue the Marshall Plan in an other guise. Congress has been operating on the theory that four years of Mar shall Plan aid should put Western European nations on their feet. But these nations already have made it clear that despite American help They won't be solvent by 1952. Senator Bridges, Republican, of | New Hampshire said that so far as he is concerned. Congress ought to ; take stock of how the European aid program is working before approv ing any new ventures. Taft Opposes Program. Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio took a chilly view of the new pro ; gram, meanwhile making it clear he ; stiH solidly opposes most of the old ones. Appearing last night on Mutual's “Meet the Press” broadcast, the i Ohioan, a longtime foe of the ad ministration— 1. Said the President’s proposal to help underdeveloped countries “overpromises these nations.” 2. Promised to fight the Presi dent’s $4,000,000,000 tax increase and seek instead a $3,000,000,000 cut in the new budget. Every item on the budget, he said, could be re duced from 10 to 20 per cent. 3. Expressed the belief that Mr. Truman has ended the bipartisan foreign policy. The President ap parently “is not going to consult Republicans as much as in the past,” he said. Inaugural Editions Thousands of mail orders for the inauguration editions of The Star are being filled as rapidly as possible. While all orders will be filled, the total received is so great that some papers may not be mailed out until early next week.