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Partly cloudy high about 56 today. Mostly cloudy tonight and tomorrow with pos sible brief shower tonight; low about 40. i Pull repoit on Page A-2.> Midnight, 47 6 a.m. —41 11 a.m. —48 2 a.m. 48 8 a.m. 40 Noon-50 4 a.m. --_44 10 a.m. 46 1 p.m. -—52 Late New York Markets, Page A-15. Guide for Readers Pace i Amusem’ts .A-26-27 Classified_C-4-9 Comics _C-10-11 Editorial _A-13 Editorial Art's A-ll Finance _A-15 Page Lost and Found A-3 Obituary -A-12 Radio _C-ll Sports_C-l-3 Women’s Section_B-3-6 An Associated Press Newspaper 97th Year. No. 315. Phone ST. 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1949—FIFTY-SIX PAGES. City Home Delivery. Daily and Sunday. Sl.20 a Month; when 6 8undays. $1.30. Night Pinal Edition. IUO and $1.40 per Month. 5 CENTS Acheson to Bar Recognition Till Reds Free Ward All Steps Considered To Obtain Release, Secretary Says EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT Given of Shelling of Ship Off China. Page A-14. NORTH KOREA INDICATES It Holds 2 Americans to Force Recognition Page B-9. By Garnett D. Horner Secretary of State Acheson said today that action of Chinese Com munist authorities in holding American Consul General Angus I. Ward prisoner in Mukden re moves any possibility of even con sidering recognition of their regime. Mr. Acheson told a news con ference that this government is considering all possible steps to bring about the release of Mr. Ward and four consulate em ployes who were arrested Octo ber 24. Shelling Is Protested He also announced that: 1. The United States is making an immediate protest to the Chinese Nationalist government at Chungking against the endan gering of American lives in the shelling yesterday of the Ameri can merchant ship Flying Cloud by Nationalist warships near Shanghai. 2. Russia has agreed to take up with the North Korean Com munist regime American demands for the release of two ECA offi cials, Alfred P. Meschter and Al bert Willis. They have been detained there along with an American merchant ship since September 22. 3. The North Atlantic Council, with the other members being represented by their ambassadors in Washington, will hold its sec ond session here Friday to con sider reports from its Defense Committee and working groups on military production and economic problems. Silent on Paris Talks. Mr. Acheson met with reporters in his first news conference since his return yesterday from a con ference in Paris with the British and French foreign ministers on German problems and talks with West German political leaders in Germany. He refused, however, to discuss any details of agreements reached regarding the future of Germany. He said that the results will be come apparent as time goes on in Germany and steps are taken by the Western powers’ high com missioners there to carry out the program. He said it is hoped that these measures would contribute to the economic progress of Germany and to the establishment of much closer relations between the West German government and the com munity of Western Europe. Mr. Acheson flatly denied that there had been any discussions anywhere regarding possible build ing up of a German Army in co operation with the Western powers. Detention Held Without W’arrant. Turning to the Far East, he said the imprisonment of Mr. Ward and his four employes is a matter of primary concern to this Government. The detention of the American Consul General is utterly without warrant of any sort and is re garded here as a very serious ac tion by the Chinese Communist authorities, Mr. Acheson said. Asked what effect the action might have on possibility of re cognition of the Chinese Com munist regime by this Govern ment Mr. Acheson said it removes ' (See ACHESON, Page A-4j_ EAL Pilot Says Military Plane Almost Hit Him By th« Associated Press Hanson Calloway, Eastern Air lines pilot, reported a "near miss” by a military plane as he flew his transport near Washington yes terday. A Civil Aeronautics Administra tion spokesman said today the complaint was filed by radio and has not been received in writing. The spokesmain said Mr. Callo way, who is based at Atlanta, re ported that about 2 p.m. as he passed near Quantico en route non-stop from Richmond to Phil adelphia, he saw a military Beechcraft to his left “and had a near miss.” Mr. Calloway was unable to say whether the Beechcraft, a small two-engine transport, was an Air Force or Navy plane, and was un able to see its number. Mr. Calloway testified in the Investigation of the November 1 collision between an Eastern Air lines DC-4 and a P-38 flown by Capt. Eric Rios Bridoux, Bolivian civil air chief. Mr. Calloway told the inquiry panel in a letter that he flew the same P-38 in the Ben dix cross-country dash in 1846 and was forced to land at Toledo, Ohio, because of failure of the right engine. Agriculture Official Shot Fatally By Friend on Maine Deer Hunt Grant G. Thompson Dies in Woods Despite Companion's Efforts Grant G. Thompson, 43, an Agriculture Department division chief, was accidently killed in the Northern Maine woods yesterday by a companion who mistook him for 'a deer. Deputy Sheriff John Gallant of Somerset County said Mr. Thomp son bled to death from a bullet fired by Edwin Canfield of Norris town. Pa., one of a party of three or four men who had been hunt ing since Monday. The accident occurred in rugged country near Moosehead Lake, 48 miles north of Bingham, Me. It was the ninth hunting fatal ity in Maine’s 1949 season of little more than a month. Only member of the party who had not bagged a deer, Mr. Can field was pushing through neavy brush when he noticed a move ment about 100 yards away and fired, Mr. Gallant said he was told. Mr. Canfield attempted to stop bleeding from a severed artery in the groin, but was unsuccessful and Mr. Thompson died in about 10 minutes. A third member of GRANT G. THOMPSON. the party was further away and did not return for 15 minutes. It required three hours for a party of seven, including Mr. Gal lant and Game Warden Super visor Elmer Ingraham to reach the scene from Bingham. It was necessary to travel 28 miles over the abandoned Rockwood branch of the Maine Central Railroad Tsee SHOOTING. Page A-4.) Proposal Would Bar Free Medical Care For GIs' Dependents Personnel Policy Board Is Opposed to Plan Of Budget Bureau By John A. Giles The Budget Bureau has pro posed that free medical care and cut-rate hospitalization privileges now given dependents of Army, Navy and Air Force personnel be eliminated, it was learned today. The recommendation, made to the Defense Department, has been vigorously opposed by the depart ment’s top level Personnel Policy Board in a memorandum to De fense Secretary Johnson, but the ultimate decision may rest with President Truman. The change would take effect next July 1, if approved. Because the new military pay bill, passed by the last session of Congress, makes the pay system of service personnel somewhat similar to those in industry, the Budget Bureau took the position that it was the intent of the law makers to eliminate all extra emoluments and that the medical and hospitalization privileges of dependents fell into this category. Tremendous Saving. Such an elimination actually would mean a tremendous saving in dollars but the Personnel Policy Board says it would be more than offset by the lowering of moral«r especially in the lower enlisted ranks, and there would be other ramifications throughout the serv ices. It also contended that Con gress did not want to eliminate such privileges. The department estimated that a total of 1,600,000 hospital days | per year in its general hospitals I were occupied by dependents of I the approximately 1,400,000 per sonnel in uniform. It also esti j mated that the medical officers 'of the services care for 2,400,000 dependent out-patients each year. The dependents are charged $1.75 a day for hospitalization while the military hospitals esti mate that it costs $13 a day to keep rooms in operation. There is no charge for out-patient treatment. Navy Has Specific Law. The Budget Bureau asked the department for a congressional authorization for providing such services and the department found that only the Navy had a specific law to guide it. The Army and Air Force are working under an 1884 act of Congress, which states that the armed services should “treat dependents when prac ticable.” That resulted from the (See MEDICAL CARE, Page A-4.) Quirino Marks 59th Year MANILA, Nov. 16 <*).—Presi dent Elpidio Quirino celebrated his 59the birthday anniversary quietly today. He boarded his yacht for a short cruise. Week's Truce Averts Deck Officers' Strike On 500 Ships in East Extension to 30 Days Possible in Dispute Over 17 Demands of Union By th« Associated Press A strike of 2,000 AFL deck offi cers on 500 vessels plying the At lantic and Gulf of Mexico sealanes has been narrowly averted by I Government intervention, i A truce for at least one week— but more probably for 30 days— was agreed on last night an hour ! before the AFL Masters, Mates and Pilots were to walk off pas senger and dry cargo vessels of | the 38 companies represented by ;the American Merchant Marine Institute. Federal mediators who stepped into the dispute Monday, weary from tussles with coal and steel strikes, proposed the truce. It was accepted to allow more time for the parties to settle their dif ferences over hiring arrangements demanded by the union, and 16 other contract issues. The peace terms provided that the union and the companies each would oonsult their principals by next Monday and either side would be free to revoke the truce by Tuesday noon. If the exten sion of the contract was agreed on, it would continue until De cember 16. Expired September 30. The contract expired on Sep tember 30, but was extended twice before the truce. The last-minute extension was understood to have been urged by sister unions of the AFL, which were pledged to support the deck officers but which were anxious to keep work ing if possible. The postponement was an nounced by William N. Margolis, assistant director of the Federal Conciliation Service, after a full day of meetings in which both sides stood pat on the hiring-hall issue. The union wanted a rotation system of hiring, by which avail able work would be shared in turn by qualified men listed in hiring halls. These are a sort of union employment bureau, supplying men for ship jobs. One union-sought result of a rotation system would be to give aging sea captains and mates the same chance at work that would be (See MARITIME, Page A-4.) Syria Vote Continues Into Second Day By 1h« Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 16.— Voting continued into the second day today in Damascus and other major centers in Syria’s election of a new Constituent Assembly. Scattered returns from outlying districts showed that 19 candi dates had been chosen in yester day’s balloting. There are 95 other seats to be filled. War Widow Asks World to Tell Son Why 'Daddy' Had to Die By the Associated Press LYNN, Mass., Nov. 16.—A heart broken war widow in an open let ter today pleaded with the world to give her the right answer for her 11-year-old son’s question, “Why did my daddy have to die?” Mrs. E. Sylvia Goldstein, widow of Maurice Goldstein, who died with the 2d Armored Infantry, 41st Division, on November 20, 1944, wrote the Lynn Item: “On Wednesday evening, No vember 9, my 11-year-old son Lau rence was waylaid • * • by several large boys. These boys insulted, spat, beat and kicked my son into the gutter because he was, as they sneeringly said, ‘a Jew.’ “Ironically enough, my son was coming home from a Boy Scout meeting—a meeting at which one of the watchwords, I believe, is, ‘A Scout is reverent, he is rever jent toward others, he is faithful in his religious duties and respects the convictions of others in mat ters of custom and religion.’ “Maybe if he had run away he would have been spared a beating. But. being the son of a veteran, killed in the service of his coun try, he could do no less than stick it out against unfair odds and strike out against injustice, even as his father did before him. “Perhaps if such incidents were brought to the attention of the public there would be fewer heart breaks, like the One I mention. Maybe then, too, I would know the right answer to give my son when he asks, ‘Why did my daddy have to die?’” The Item said the mother had not reported the incident to the police, but that the paper had and the local chapter of B’nai B’rith was investigating the matter. Soft Coal Dispute Is Turned Over To White House Ching Drops Efforts; Truman Expected to Urge Fact-Finding By James Y. Newton Cyrus S. Ching, Federal media tion chief, turned the soft coal dispute over to the White House today, saying that in his opinion further efforts to mediate the contract controversy between John L. Lewis and the operators would be fruitless. Mr. Ching announced his ac tion after a conference with Presidential Assistant John R Steelman. He said he would file at the White House late this afternoon a written report of his efforts to bring the coal dis putants together and avert an other strike. A truce ordered by Mr. Lewis when he ended a 52 day walkout last week expires December 1. Mr. Ching said he told Mr. Steelman that “in my considered judgement, further mediation in the coal dispute at this time would be fruitless.’’ May Suggest Fact Finding. Although Mr. Ching told re porters merely that he had sug gested several courses of possible presidential action to the White House, it was understood that President Truman will ask Mr. Lewis and the operators, prob ably tomorrow, to submit their dispute to a fact-finding board of the type which help settle the steel industry strike. If Federal officials follow the same pattern in coal as they did in steel, both sides will be urged to accept recommendations of the presidential board and to preserve coal field peace for 60 days. That interlude would give a board time to hear the dispute and make its report to the President. It was understood that if the President suggests fact finding as a means of settling the coal dis pute tomorrow, he will give Mr. Lewis and the operators until Monday to accept or reject the proposal. Mine Owner! Willing. If the coal antagonists do not accept, the President is expected to invoke the Taft-Hartley Act and its 80-day court injunction against the new strike. The mine owners have indi cated they would agree to rest tbeif case against the new UMW demands with a board. Mr. Lewis has said that he is opposed to such procedure, and it is believed he would reject the proposal. The situation is the opposite of that in steel, where the union readily agreed to a board and the producers finally gave in after considerable pressure from Mr. Truman. Procedure Delays Strike. In the event a steel-type board is rejected by either side, the first step in applying Taft-Hartley to the dispute would be the appoint ment of a fact-finding board 3>f a different character. Boards under the labor law do not have author ity to suggest settlements of dis putes and are only the first step toward securing a strike injunc tion. After the board reports the President instructs the Attorney General to obtain the injunction. Although the President has ex pressed himself many times as op posed to the Taft-Hartley law and tried unsuccessfully to have Con gress repeal it, he has invoked the (See COAL, Page A-4.) Transit Strike Threatened On Army-Navy Game Day •y th» Associattd Pres* PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 16.—The head of the CIO-Transport Work ers Union says Philadelphia’s pub lic transit system may be tied up the day of the Army-Navy football game. Michael J. Quill, the union's international president, told a meeting of Philadelphia Trans portation employes last night that “it would not be odd if the 11,000 PTC workers took a walk down town prior to the Army-Navy game.” Mr. Quill made his statement to reporters after Local 234 of the union voted to take “appropriate action” on a company notice that it intends to furlough 250 workers. The Army-Navy game is sched uled for November 26 at Municipal Stadium—huge bowl seating 102, 000 persons. Among the principal means of transportation to the stadium are PTC buses, trolleys and subways. Andrew J. Kaelin, president of Local 234, refused to say what was meant by “appropriate ac tion’’. against the company fur lough order. Both Mr. Quill and Mr. Kaelin said the proposed layoffs are be ing made to “sabotage contract negotiations and to scare the membership from asking what it needed.” About 1,500 PTC work ers attended the meeting last night, called tp ratify the union s 1950 contract demands. A PTC spokesman said the lay offs were ordered because the company was confronted with a manpower surplus caused by "sub stantial drops in riding in the past year." AIL WE WANT 1 is PEACE!) 3f YOU 5AID } 4 IT, brother! To ca LJ:PTC1 Truman to Greet Shah of Iran On Arrival at Airport Today Visitor Will Receive City Keys in Ceremony At District Building After Motorcade Washington rolled out a flag bedecked, official welcome mat to day for the Shah of Iran, sched uled to arrive for the start of a month’s visit to this country. His Imperial Majesty Moham mad Reza Shah Pahlavl was due at National Airport at 4 p.m. aboard President Truman's per sonal plane, the Independence. He was to be met at the airport by Mr. Truman and accorded full military honors Following a motorcade proces sion over Memorial Bridge with the President, the 30-year-old ruler of Iran will be presented the keys to the city by Commissioner John Russell Young in a cere mony at the District Building. In Washington, where the young ruler will remain until Sunday morning, before embarking on a transcontinental tour, he will have opportunity for possibly signifi cant talks with Mr. Truman, Sec retary of State Acheson and mili tary leaders. The Shah is expected to press for stronger American military backing to bulwark his country against Russia. The Russians, northern neighbors of Iran, have carried on a virtually constant war of nerves against the Iran ians since the end of World War II. American officials indicate the Shah will get a sympathetic hear ing, but there has been no hint of what further steps might be (See SHAH, Page A-3.) Krug Reveals Truman Intends to Continue Federal Works Ban Says '51 Budget Policy Does Not Provide for Starting New Projects ■y the Aitociatcd Pr#»j Unless President Truman changes his ruling, a general ban against starting new Federal construction project apparently will continue until mid-1951. Disclosure of the President’s position was made in a letter written by Secretary of Interior Krug and made public today by the House Public Lands Commit tee. Mr. Krug, who has resigned ef fective December 1, recommend ed that the committee reject a bill which would have authorized some road construction at the Minidoka reclamation project in Idaho. Outlines His Stand. Outlining his stand to the com mittee, Mr. Krug explained: “In connection with a virtually identical bill (S. 1594), the Bureau of the Budget advises that: “‘The President’s budget policy for 1951 (the fiscal year ending June 30, 1951) does not contem plate the initiation of any new activities unless required by law or urgent public need.’” Budget Bureau officials* when questioned, said there had yet been no formal announcement of this position. A spokesman said, however, that “this indicated policy was trans mitted to the agencies in July,” “In general, it is the line that was taken last year,” he added. Mr. Truman’s budget message to Congress last January asked for appropriations for projects al ready under way, including recla mation, flood control and rivers and harbors works, but advised against beginning new ones. High construction costs were eited as one big reason. A Reclamation Bureau official (See FEDERAL WORKS, A-4.) -.-9-5— Compton Illness Held Serious Heart Ailment •y th« Associated Prass BOSTON, Nov. 16.—The Boston Herald said today that Dr. Karl T. Compton is suffering from a heart condition. Friends of the noted scientist were quoted as saying his condi tion was “serious but not dan gerous.” The 62-year-old former presi dent of Massachusetts Institute of Technology is known to be in poor health. He gave that as a reason for resigning as chairman of the Re search and Development Board for the National Military Estab lishment a few months ago. B-29 With 20 Reported Down Near Bermuda •y the Alscxiatffd Press HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 16. —A United States Air Force B-29, with 20 persons aboard, was re ported missing today on a flight from Riverside, Calif., to Ber muda. Search planes have gone out from Kindley Air Force Base here. The plane was due here at 7:10 a.m. It was believed to have come down in the Atlantic off Ber muda. Four planes are searching the area. The plane had been in radio contact with Kindley Base until a message was received that it was going to ditch—within five min utes. The craft, from the 2d Squad ron of the 22d Bombardment Group, was one of a number of B-29s en route from California to Britain, which stop over in Ber muda. Fifteen such craft already here en route to England were ordered to remain to take part in the search. Guam Base Battens Down For 150-Mile Typhoon ■y th« Associated Press GUAM, Nov. 16.—This Amer ican base in the Pacific battened down today for a typhoon with 150-mile winds roaring up from the southeast. Weather reconnaissance planes said the center of the typhoon, with a 360-mile radius, was ex pected to hit Guam Friday. Sixty-mile winds are expected to howl across the island tomorrow afternoon, Half-Million U. 5. Loan Approved for Planning Low-Cost Homes Here $20,375,400 Divided Among 108 Cities for Preliminary Studies LAND AGENCY Expected to Get Big Role in D. C. Slum Clear ance. Page A-7. Washington received a $550,000 loan as President Truman today approved loans totaling $20,375, 400 to 108 cities for planning low rent homes for an estimated half million persons. The loan to the National Capi tal Housing Authority will finance surveys and planning for 4,000 low-cost dwelling units here.. Mr. Truman's action was an* nounced by John Taylor Egan, Public Housing Administration commisioner. He said the loans would go to 27 States, Puerto Rico and the District for planing 134, 500 dwellings. $85,000 for Alexandria. The Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority received a loan of $85,000 for the planning of 250 dwellings. Contracts with the local hous ing authorities or agencies will be signed as quickly as possible, Mr. Egan said. The loans are the first to be made under the long-range hous ing act approved by Congress last summer. They are preliminary to later financing arrangements that will permit the start of actual construction work. Actual site of the housing de velopments here and in Alexan dria will await the surveys and planning, officials explained. To Determine Total Cost. The surveys also will determine the total cost of the projects for which detailed application must (See' HOUSING. Page A-4.)_ 10-Inch Snow in Buffalo Cancels Plane Flights By tht Associated Press BUFFALO, N. Y„ Nov. 16.—The heaviest snowfall of the season blanketed the Buffalo area today, leaving up to 10 inches on the ground in suburbs. No appreciable amount of snow was reported elsewhere in the State. At the Buffalo Airport, where 10 inches of snow clogged the run ways. all flights were canceled or rerouted to Niagara Falls or Roch ester. The Weather Bureau reported a total of 12.8 inches had fallen overnight at the airport. An early morning rain turned much of Buffalo’s snowfall to slush, which slowed traffic. More snow was expected by tonight. Gubitchev, in Russian, Thanks Judge for Trial Minutes Copy By th* Associated Press NEW YORK. Nov. 16.—Valen tin Gubitchev, accused Soviet spy, relaxed his no-to-everything atti tude for the first time today and said thanks, in Russian, to Fed eral Judge Sylvester J. Ryan. The judge had ordered that Gu ttitchev be given a free copy of the minutes of court proceedings leading up to his trial, with Judith Coplon, on spy conspiracy charges. Through an interpreter Gubit chev said: “Thank you. your honor.” Until now the Soviet engineer has refused to plead or to accept a court-appointed lawyer. He con tends he has diplomatic immunity since he was a United Nations employe at the time of his arrest. The minutes Gubitchev will get at Government expense are those of a pretrial hearing, ex pected to end today, to determine whether Miss Coplon’s arrest was legal and whether the seized con tents of her purse should be re turned. Miss Coplon’s lawyer, Archibald Palmer, asked a free copy for her, too, saying she was without funds. Judge Ryan told him to submit an affidavit of her financial con dition. Mr. Palmer said earlier he was not getting a cent for defending Miss Coplon. He said he took her case because he was an old friend of her family, and added that he was even paying some of Miss Coplon’s bills. The lawyer—twice fined for contempt during her spy trial in Washington — was warned by Judge Ryan yesterday not to “make a farce out of the court.” He replied that he had no such Intention. Gubitchev and Miss Coplon, a 28-year-old brunette, are charged with conspiracy to steal secret (See COPLON, Page A-4.) Jury Winds Up Gambling Probe On Secrecy Note Judge Guards Against Leak; No Indication Of Release Later U. S. MARSHAL LISTS Tele phone Numbers of Callers Dur ing Raid on Alleged Gambling Headquarters. Page B-l. A special grand jury, impaneled 18 months ago to investigate a reputed $100,000,000-a-year gam bling business here, wound up its service on a note of secrecy today by returning a sealed report to District Judge Alexander Holtzoff. United States Attorney George Morris Fay would not say whether the document cpntained indict ments to supplement 36 returned last April against suspects in a horse racing and numbers syndi cate. , Judge Holtzoff was equally care ful not to let any of the jury’s findings leak out. As soon as the document was handed to him, he ordered that it be sealed and its contents revealed to no one. There was no indication whether any part of the jury report would be made public later. Served 18-Month Limit. Sworn in on May 17, 1948, the jury had served the 18-month limit prescribed by law and Judge Holt zoff dismissed the veniremen with an admonition that they must hold in strictest secrecy all that hap pened in the jury room. The report was the first received from the jury since return of the mass indictments last spring. The jury had been in session more than a year before delivering long-promised evidence of a rich gambling racket flourishing here and in Maryland. Some of the 36 persons indicted in April now are on trial. They were arrested in wholesale raids staged by Mr. Fay in March raids that were conducted with the greatest secrecy through groundwork laid by former FBI agents. Judge Praises Services. As a result of the raids Mr. Fay has sought to shut down wire services transmitting race results to known gambling places, and to disconnect telephones at sus pected outlets for bookmakers. Judge Holtzoff told the jurors they had made a "great sacrifice” through long service and had per formed “one of the most impor tant duties of citizens.” Only when ordered so by the court are the jurors to relate any thing that they saw or heard dur ing the 18 months they were locked behind jury doors, and heard evidence of dozens of in formers, Judge Holtzoff warned ! the group. Rios to Tell Newspapermen His Version of Crash Today Capt. Eric Rios Bridoux, 30, Bo livian pilot of the P-38 fighter plane that collided with a DC-4 November 1, sending 55 airline passengers to their deaths, plans to tell his own story of the Na tion’s worst airplane disaster to newspapermen this afternoon. Bolivian Embassy attaches said Capt. Rios, who is in Alexandria Hospital with a fractured back, broken ribs and other injuries, has recovered sufficiently to hold a press conference. The Bolivian pilot, it was said, is anxious to clear up apparent discrepancies in the deposition he gave to Civil Aeronautics Admin istration investigators before the Federal inquiry into the aerial disaster began. The five-man Federal Board of ; Inquiry, which completed its pub ' lie hearings Monday, had planned to question Capt. Rios at a pri vate session about conflicts be tween his statements and those of Washington National Airport employes and other witnesses of the crash. Montgomery Sails On Queen Elizabeth By tho Associated Pros* SOUTHAMPTON, England, No vember 16.—Field Marshal Via-' count Montgomery, military head of the Western Union (Brussels) alliance, sailed aboard the Queen Elizabeth today for an 11-day visit in America. His schedule includes defense conferences in Washington, a speech before the English-Speak ing Union of America in New York November 29, and the an nual Army-Navy football battle at Philadelphia. “And If there are any soldiers about I shall see them,” he said. Star Classified Ads Offer Suggestions For Christmas Gifts Among the many articles suitable for Christmas gifts advertised yesterday in The Star classified section were dolls, bicycles, electric trains, cameras, motion picture pro jectors and a ping-pong table. For Christmas suggestions, now is the time to consult Washington’s leading classi fied medium—THE STAR.