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Partly, cloudy with temperature in mid-70s today. Mostly cloudy tonight; low about 52. Tomorrow occasional showers and mild. (Full report on Page A-2.) Midnight-_52 6 a.m.--56 11 a.m.-_61 2 a.m. __52 8 a.m.--58 Noon -.71 4 a.m. - 55 10 a m 62 l p.m. _-76 Lote New York Markets, Poge A-21. Guide for Readers Ptll Amusements A-17 Comics _B-18-19 Classified . B-15-16 Editorial A-12 Edit'l Articles..A-13 Finance _ A-21 r*«» Lost and Found A-J Obituary _A-14 Radio .B-17 Sports _A-1J-19 Woman's Section .B-J-* j An Associated Press Newspaper 98th Year. No. 93. Phone ST. 5000 ★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 3, 1950—FORTY-TWO PAGES. Cttg Homf Dfllvgrj. »nd 8und»J. Jl ‘-'0 * Mwufi. *n»n & * 8tind»rs, SI 30. Night Ftn»l Idulon. *130 nnd $1.40 t>«t Month. «* President Urges Brannan Plan For Potatoes Also Asks Production • Payments for Other Perishable Crops fty the Associated Press President Truman asked Con gress today to enact the Brannan plan with its dual goal of cheaper prices and direct Government payment to farmers. He urged a program of produc tion payments for potatoes and other perishable crops. In an 1,800-word message, Mr. Truman urged Congress to avoid Tt*t of Truman's Message on Farm Price Support. Page A-3 "makeshift legislation" and get busy on fundamental improve ments in a farm program which he said would assure fair prices to both farmers and consumers. The message also gave specific reasons why the President last. week signed a new cotton-peanut potato law in which he saw objec tionable feature*. He said he ac cepted it only because good fea tures seemed to outweigh the bad. “I urge the Congress,” he wrote today, “to proceed to consider fundamental improvements in our agricultural legislation to make it more efficient, less costly, and mc*e conducive to abundant pro duction of farm crops, yielding a fair return to farmers, and selling at prices consumers can afford.” Outlines Two Plans. Mr. Truman outlined two defi nite proposals: 1. Revision of permanent laws relating to cotton acreage allot ments and marketing quotas, to provide for allotments “based pri marily upon each farmer’s past planting history.” In addition, he said, such legislation should give ample leeway to local committee men elected by farmers so they may “alleviate inequities among their neighbors and make adjust ments for local conditions.” 2. A production payment system for potatoes and other perishable commodities so that ‘.‘unavoidable surpluses can be sold to consumers and used, instead of taken off the market and largely wasted.” Production payments are a key feature of Secretary of Agricul ture Brannan’s farm program—a program which Congress has shown little inclination to accept. Support Operations Reported. Under that plan the products themselves would sell for what ever they would bring on the market, instead of the present system under which prices are bolstered by Government buying. Such buying of potatoes has built up a headache-producing surplus stock. Backing up the appeal for speedy action w’as a report from Mr. Brannan showing that the CCC had used up most of its present $4,850,000,000 of available authority. The Secretary's report showed the Government had more than $4 billion tied up in farm price support operations on February 28. Of this, $1,806,365,000 was on farm products it owned and another $2,229,810,000 pledged for loans. Hog Prices Gain Slightly Without U. S. Support CHICAGO, April 3 UP).—Hogs were steady to 15 cents higher to day in the first session without Government price supports since 1941. Cattle were unevenly steady to 25 cents higher. Most good and choice butcher weight hogs sold from $15 to $16, the top edging up to $16.10. Clear ance of the moderate supply was good. Quite a few observers think hog prices will go up, at least tempo rarily, now that the Agriculture Department has allowed its price support program to lapse. Mark Pickell, secretary of the .(See FARM, Page A-3.) Boy, 2, Is Burned to Death As Flames Block Father By Associated Press BALTIMORE, April 3.—A 2-year old boy was burned to death last night after flames blocked at tempts of his father to rescue him. Neighbors said the lire appar ently started in the second floor of the three-story house and spread quickly to the third flftor, where Michael Stencel, his wife and their two children lived. Mrs. Stencel scrambled out the window and along a narrow edge to the house next door. Her hus band handed her their 4-month old daughter Shaaron, then went back to get Michael, jr. By that time the spreading flames had blocked his way. He was forced over the ledge where his wife and Shaaron waited. Shaaron later was treated for second-degree burns. Three children of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Williams, Robert, Ronald and Randolph, also were treated for burns and smoke. The Williams family, who occu pied the first and second floors, •aid they were asleep when the Are started. Marshall Warns Against Cuts In Foreign Aid to 'Mere Relief' 1 Says U. S. Should Keep Original 1952 Date To End Program Gen. Marshall today warned against moves to “emasculate and reduce” the foreign aid program which bears his name to “a mere relief affair.” At *the same time, however, the former Secretary of State de clared this country should adhere to the June 30, 1952, date to end the $13 billion economic aid pro gram. “I feel that if this date is set tled and clear it will spur the work of the European leaders and people to accomplish the extreme ly difficult task ahead of lifting themselves above the need for our financial assistance,” he said. Gen. Marshall addressed ECA employes in ceremonies at the Statler Hotel marking the sec ond anniversary of the Marshall Plan—the midpoint of the aid program. President Trumah wired ECA officials his “warmest congratula tions,” and said that through the aid program “the threat of Com munist aggression has been avert- j ed in many countries.” He added that “although much (See MARSHALL. Page A-6.) ! Hoffman's Testimony Displays Reliance on Payments Union Plan By J. A. O'Leary The story of how the United States is counting on the proposed, new European Payments Union to solve Western Europe's currency exchange problems, and, preserve gains made under the Marshall Plan, was revealed today. The House Appropriations Com mittee made public testimony given by Economic Co-operation Administrator Paul G. Hoffman, in closed sessions a month ago, in which he said the $600 million earmarked in next year's foreign aid bill to back up the Payments Union will do more to stimulate trade between the countries of Western Europe than could be ac complished by a much larger amount handling on a bilateral basis directly with one or two of the countries. President Truman told his con gressional leaders in their weekly telephone conference today he was generally pleased with the $3,096, 000,000 foreign aid bill passed by the House Friday. They quoted him as saying that while he would have preferred the bill without the $250 million cut in ECA, he • See ECA, Page A-4.) Truman Presents Gray With Job of Planning U. S. Foreign Trade President Would Avoid 'Dollar Gap' Crisis When Marshall Plan Ends By the Associated Press KEY WEST, Fla., April 3.—The administration, spurred on by President Truman's orders, un dertook today to find a way to prevent a drastic “dollar gap” crisis when Marshall Plan aid to countries abroad halts in 1952. The key figure in this latest diplomatic-economic maneuver is Text of Truman and Croy Letters on Economic Assignment. Page A-4 scholarly Gordon Gray, who is leaving his post as Secretary of the Army to undertake the as signment as special assistant to the President. Mr. Gray will work at his new task until he leaves it in Septem ber to become president of the University of North Carolina. He is to be succeeded in the Army Department by Budget Director Prank Pace, jr. Problem for Gray. Mr. Gray's problem, under pres idential direction, is to find some way in which foreign countries can obtain the necessary dollars or “hard currency” to pay for American exports. At present, under the foreign assistance program, this country is virtually making up the differ ence between what it exports— about $16 billion annually—and what it imports, about $10 billion, by providing around $5 billion in United States grants to democratic allies. What worries the President is what will happen when the Euro pean recovery program comes to an end at the close of 1952, In lieu of direct aid, Mr. Gray’s problem is to find a way to build up foreign buying power by point ing the way to: 1. Increased exports to the j United States in the form of mer chandise. Called Important Task. 2. Increased foreign services such as shipping, tourist attrac tions and insurance. 3. Increased United States pri vate investments abroad, particu larly under the point-four pro gram for technical assistance to underdeveloped areas. In a letter to Mr. Gray yester day Mr. Truman declared. “The task you are undertaking is one of major importance to this coun try.” The postwar assistance now I (See FOREIGN AID, Page A-4.) Cooper Assumes New Role As Consultant to Acheson By the Associated Press John Sherman Cooper, a Re publican, took over as special con sultant to Secretary Acheson to day with a call for party co-opera tion in framing American foreign policy. Mr. Cooper said at a swearing in ceremony at the State Depart ment that a “true bipartisan policy is indispensable” to satisfy demands of the American people for National security. Recent proposals of Senator Vandenberg, Republican, of Mich igan. “for party co-operation rep resent a necessary approach to the development of an effective American policy,” he added. Mr. Cooper's appointment to the post has been interpreted as a move to improve relations be tween the State Department and Republicans in Congress who have been highly critical of Secretary Acheson. Johnson Says Giving Secrets to Strachey Is Up to Shinwell Defense Chief, Back Here, Discusses Furore Set Off By The Hague Reports By the Associated Pres* Secretary of Defense Johnson said today it is up to British De fense Minister Emanuel Shinwell whether Atlantic Pact military secrets will be given to Britain’s War Minister, John Strachey. Mr. Johnson talked to reporters on his return by air from the At lantic defense meeting at The Hague. A furore was set off by reports from that capital over the week end that Anglo-American military chiefs had agreed to with hold secrets from Mr. Strachey. Mr. Strachey, newly named to Britain's War Ministry, has been criticized by some British news papers on the grounds that he never disavowed pro-Communist writings of the 1930s. Mr. Stra chey has denied being a Com munist and has said he long has been in disagreement with the Communists. Deals Only With Shinwell. Mr. Johnson said that in his capacity as Secretary of Defense he has dealt only with Mr. Shin well who is Mr. Strachey's boss, and will continue to do so. Asked whether information given to Mr. Shinwell will be passed on to Mr. Strachey, Mr. Johnson replied: “That's his doing.” Informed American sources at The Hague had said secret in formation had been withheld from Britain because of Mr. Strachey's position. They said the embargo was lifted later after Mr. Shinwell agreed to bypass Mr. Strachey on top secrets. , Mr. Shinwell himself termed the report “silly.” No Agreement by Americans. Mr. Johnson said today there was no agreement among the American Joint Chiefs of Staff to withhold information from Bri tain as long as Mr. Strachey was War Minister. He brought that out in saying he had concurred in one para graph of a statement prepared by Mr. Shinwell. Mr, Johnson said that paragraph denied that Amer ican military chiefs had agreed to hold back information from Britain. Mr. Johnson previously had said he refused to sign the statement. He said that it had been a tribute to Mr. Shinwell for his part in The Hague meeting. The Defense Secretary said at the airport today his relations (See STRACHEY, Page A-2.1 New and Secret Loyalty Probe Asked by Lodge Truman Tells Officials To Ignore Subpoenas From Senate Group By Cecil Holland Senator Lodge, Republican, of Massachusetts called' for a new and confidential loyalty investiga tion of State Department person nel in place of the present Senate inquiry, which he said is causing "mounting damage" to the Amer ican position abroad. Senator Lodge proposed instead an investigation by a trained com mission of 12 members. He is a member of the Senate Foreign Re lations Subcommittee investigat ing charges by Senator McCarthy, Republican, of Wisconsin that Communists and fellow travelers have infiltrated the State Depart ment. He made his proposal in a brief speech on the Senate floor soon after President Truman an nounced that he had notified Attorney General McGrath, Sec retary of State Acheson and Chairman Harry B. Mitchell of the Civli Service Commission to ignore the Senate subcommittee's subpoenas for loyalty files of ac cused Government workers. Assails “Hidden Purpose.” Senator Lodge declared that loyalty investigations should be made only to dislodge disloyal persons and never should be al lowed to be used "to carry out some hidden purpose of creating a political result here at home, regardless of whether or not such a result injures the country.” If such a purpose exists, Senator Lodge declared, “it merits unre served condemnation.” The Massachusetts Republican said that “all we can learn so far ! shows clearly that none of the cur rent charges have been proven,” and he added: “Everything that we know about J. Edgar Hoover <FBI director) and others specifically charged with insuring loyalty is such as to inspire confidence.” Senator Lodge said that as a member of the investigating com mittee it ordinarily would be in appropriate for him to press con clusions before the inquiry was finished. Fears Repercussions. “But the repercussions from the present investigation into the dis loyalty charges,” he added, "are such that it would not be right for me to disregard the mounting damage which is being inflicted on the position of the United States abroad and on the respect here at home for justice and l efficiency of our institutions.” Senator Lodge said the present method of making public charges against individuals had proved itself “a very defective way of promoting loyalty." He added that this was so’ “since it often besmirches the character of innocent persons, weakens the position of the United States before the world, fails to find the really dangerous individ uals and, by putting the spotlight on others, can actually increase the security of the real Communist leaders.’’ Much the same reasons were advanced by President Truman for refusing to give up the loyalty files to the Senate investigators and his instructions to the Gov ernment officials to whom sub poenas were directed to ignore them. Senator McCarthy has given the investigating committee the names of 115 persons ne consid ers security risks in the State De partment and has accused nine (See COMMUNISTS, Page A-6.) Senate Gets Nominations Of Symington and Pace President Truman today sent to the Senate the nominations of Air Force Secretary W. Stuart Sym ington to be chairman of the Na tional Security Resources Board, i and of Frank Pace, jr., to be Sec retary of the Army. Easter Bunny—1950 Style _\ -_ Bixbys Forced Back By Engine Trouble After Leaving Calcutta Husband-and-Wife Team Still Has Chance to Beat Odom's Record By the Associated Press TOKYO, April 3.—The Army said engine trouble forced the Fly ing Bixbys—Dianna and Bob—to return to Calcutta today, two hours after they took oft in their attempt to break the late Bill Odom’s world-circling record. The Army said trouble in the right engine of the Boxby’s twin engined British Mosquito bomber had cut short their scheduled flight across Red China to Tokyo. They landed at Calcutta at 9:31 a.m., GMT (4:31 a.m., EST.). They still had a chance to beat Mr. Odom's 1947 mark of 73 hours, five minutes and 11 sec onds—if they could get the en gine repaired in a few Jiours. The Bixbys had been shooting at a 66-hour round-the-world flight. Their return here put them four hours behind schedule The husband-and-wife team left San Francisco at 9:03 a.m. (EST) Saturday. There were no reports reaching Tokyo beyond the brief word that they had turned back and landed at Calcutta. The Bixbys first reached Cal cutta, past the halfway mark in their flight, at 6:11 a.m., GMT (1:11 a.m., EST). They refueled the Huntress II and took off after slightly more than one hour, at | 7:24 a.m., GMT (2:24 a. m.. EST). But soon they were forced to : turn back. Easter Bunny Gets Setback PITTSBURGH, April 3 OP).— Seven thousand one-pound cho colate Easter eggs went up in smoke last night. Confectioner Gus Paris could hardly move in the crowded kitchen at the rear of his store as he finished making a batch of the eggs. A kettle slipped and the sugar caught fire. Mr. Paris was burped slightly try ing to extinguish the flames before the fire department arrived. 26 Sentenced as Spies SOFIA, Bulgaria, April 3 (/P).— A district court today sentenced six Yugoslavs and 20 Bulgarians charged with spying to prison terms ranging from 26 months to life. All had confessed. Warring Rotibery Suspect Held In Pennsylvania Murder Case Barrett Says Stromberg Admits Slaying; Second Holdup Suspect in Pittsburgh Jail Husky Sidney Stromberg, No. 1 suspect in the $24,000 robbery of Emmitt Warring, was clamped in a Pottsville (Pa.) jail today and a second man identified in the case was held at Pittsburgh. Police Supt. Robert J. Barrett said the 230-pound Stromberg had confessed to the “Friday the 13th” slaying of Harold (Red) Rowe, a Reading (Pa.) doorman, in Au gust, 1948. Arraigned on the murder charge in Pottsville today, Stromberg was held without bail. Pennsylvania police said that Rowe, employed by a gambling house, was found shot to death in a gasoline truck filling depot near Pottsville. Brother of Numbers Figure, Police described Stromberg as a brother of Harry (Nig) Rosen, whom they identified as a one time boss of the Philadelphia numbers racket. Washington po lice have been seeking Stromberg since shortly after three bandits invaded the home of Warring, re puted gambler, on January 9. Maj. Barrett disclosed also that Pittsburgh police have been hold ing another suspect, Malcolm Ep stein, 40, for about a month. Detectives James Roche and Nunzio Bonaccorsy are in Harris Ijurg seeking to link Stromberg definitely with the Waning rob bery and that of Max (Ryebread) Shulman, reported to have lost $17,000 in the holdup of a floating dice game. Chances for Washington police to return either Stromberg or Epstein appeared remote. Maj. Barrett said that Epstein was (Continued on Page A-6. Col. 4.) Economy Battle Starts Today as House Opens Debate on Budget Bill 3-Way Split Is Expected On Omnibus Measure; G. 0. P. Seeks New Cuts The long - awaited economy battle gets under way today, as the House starts debate on the omnibus appropriation bill, carry ing $29,045,030,164 to run all Fed eral agencies for the next fiscal year. With the House due to begin an Easter recess Thursday night, no major decisions are expected this week. The opening flurry of debate is likely to show the House membership splitting into three groups—those who want to make deeper cuts, those who want to restore items already eliminated, and supporters of the bill as it ' stands. Chairman Cannon of the Ap propriations Committee will open debate in defense of the commit tee bill, which cut $1,567,900,504 from budget estimates. Allowing for the fact that all appropria tions are not spent within the 12 month period, the committee changes will mean a reduction of $1 billion in actual spending next year. GOP to Seek More Cuts. The Republicans, under the leadership of Representative Ta ber of New York, will try to slash >See APPROPRIATIONS, A-4.) j -—— ■ ! Empty Boat Only Clue to Disappearance of Treason Figure By the Associated Press AVALON, Catalina Island, Calif., April 3.—A man identified from a photograph as one con victed of wartime treason, van ished from a small boat at sea. A few hours later, a mysterious submarine was sighted off the Southern California coast. And the convict, tall, saber scarred Theodore Donay, 51, Detroit, was reported missing from his home since Wednesday. These coincidences were pieced together today by authorities in vestigating the disappearance of a man who rented a boat here Saturday and never returned. Constable K. McDavid said Ray Dodge, boat rental dock attendant, had identified an Associated Press Wirephoto of Donay as his mys-i terious patron. A wallet left as security for the rented vessel con tained a driver's license issued to Donay, Mr. McDavid said. Several hours after the man was due to return with the boat, a search was begun in waters surrounding this island 20 miles off the Los Angeles harbor. Mr. McDavid said the boat had its running lights on but the ignition was off when found 8 miles north east of Avalon. The boat con tained only a clothing-filled suit case lashed to a life preserver, he said. The drifting vessel was found about 125 miles south of Point Arguello, where Coast Guards men reported seeing a surfaced submarine at. 6:20 a.m. yesterday. The Navy said no American sub marines were in the area at the time Mr. McDavid said officers had noted the coincidence of the two events, but there was “no concrete evidence" they were connected In any way. Mr. McDavid said a torn half of a printed form found in the man's hotel room here contained the following words: “Delivery over the counter in Berlin or by parcel post in Ber lin to the Russian zone from stock in Berlin by parcel post from New York: “No. 265, lard in tins, sugar, rice, roasted coffee, cocoa, whole milk powder, $5.60 pounds.” After registering at the hotel. Mr. McDavid said, the man went to a hardware store and pur chased 10 feet of 5-16 galvanized chain, 10 spools of solder, several fishing weights and a pair of pliers. In Detroit, Donay’s brother Felix told newsmen he had not seen Theodore since last Wednes day. Donay, he said, left to go to Caro, Mich., to see his former wife and son. Donay, born in Germany, was the first man in the history of the United States to be convicted of misprision (concealment) of treason. He was accused of fail ing to report the presence in Detroit in 1942 of an escaped war prisoner, the Nazi flyer, Hans Peter Krug. He was convicted there in 1943 and sentenced to six and a half years. As a student at Altenburg Uni versity in Germany, Donay re ceived in a duel a saber cut on the left side of his face. Mr. McDavid said witnesses told him the man who disappeared Satur day had a deep scar on the left cheek and chin. Donay described himself as a “Prussian aristrocrat” at the time of his trial. He was a naturalized citizen who built up a small for tune in the export-import busi ness. Court records showed he was born in Germany and his name originally was Thaddeus Donaj. He served as a German army corporal in World War I. Last October Donay started an action in the United States Court of Appeals at Cincinnati for resto- j ration of citizenship. Another Detroit man. Max Ste phen, drew the death penalty for aiding the flyer. The sentence later was commuted to life. Armed Robber Puts Groceryman on Ice, Flees With $650 Eats Cake in Q Street Shop, Pulls Gun and Forces Worker Into Refrigerator A cake-eating robber today forced a grocery employe into the refrigerator, ordered another into the basement and fled with about $650 in cash. The grocery, at 523 Q street N.W., is owend by Jacob Non, 52, and his son, Julius, 31. Julius Non was in the store with his brother-in-law, Jack Solomon, when the holdup man entered and ordered a bottle of soda water and a cake. He munched one cake and was starting on the second when the last customer in- the grocery left. • Then he pulled the gun on Mr. Solomon after Mr. Non had walked into the icebox and or dered Mr. Solomon to close the refrigerator door. “I stalled for time getting there.” Mr, Solomon said, “and by that time Julius came out of the icebox and the man told him to get into the basement.” Then the robber, a colored man, ordered Mr. Solomon into the box, closed the door, rifled the cash register and fled. The icebox also opens from the inside, and Mr. Solomon was out of the 30-degree temperature “within a short time,” he said. By that, time Mr. Non had re appeared from the basement with a third employe, Hezekiah Pat terson, 18, and called police. Soviet Official Dies MOSCOW, April 3 UP).—Soviet newspapers today announced the death of Alexander Petukhov, 40, deputy chief of the Communist Party’s Central Committee Or ganizational Bureau. He died after a brief illness, the announcement said. I Late News Bulletin Attorney Is Indicted The grand jury today indicted Albert F. Graham, 43, an attor ney, of Arlington, on charge* of stealing 12,000 from a client, Francisco Gal, of the 2200 block of Cathedral avenue N.W. Mr. Graham was quoted as denying the charge and maintaining the money was paid him as fees. East Capitol Site For Bridge OK'd By House Group Vote Is Unanimous; Daylight Saving Poll Shows 4 to 1 in Favor By Harold B. Rogers The House District Committee today unanimously approved a bill to direct construction of a bridge over the Anacostia River in the line of East Capitol street. The controversial measure has been strongly opposed by the Na tional Capital Park and Planning Commission but was requested by the District Commissioners. The measure was amended in accordance with a report of a subcommittee to prohibit con struction of any bridge approaches or connecting roads through tha National Arboretum. The cost of the bridge, includ ing its approaches and road*, would not exceed $12 million. Daylight Saving Action Put Off. The committee postponed for later action a bill to authorise tha District Commissioners to estab lish daylight saving here for this summer only. The delay was re quested by the bill’s author. Rep resentative Klein. Democrat, of New York. His plea was laid be fore the committee in his absertre by Representative Kennedy, Dem ocrat, of Massachusetts. Postponement was requested to await further results of the poll being made of District residents by police on orders of the District Commissioners. A significant percentage of tha city vote was already tabulated and the popular sentiment in fa vor of daylight saving time waa reported even greater than In pre vious reports. Some police pre cincts with figures on nearly all of their ballots reported as high as 4 to 1 In favor. Boxing Bill Studied. Before the District Committee today also was a bill to authorise appointment to the District Box ing Commission of a retired mem ber of the Metropolitan Police force. It was especially directed I t o allow Inspector Clarence Talley I to be appointed as t civilian mem ber of the commission.' He was I formerly a Police Department member. The measure was amended to provide that the retired officer could fill a position made vacant by either a civilian member of the board or the police member of the 3-man unit. Two other bills approved by ths committee would: Make cancer and all malignant diseases reportable to the Health Officer of the District: facilitate the removal of bodies from the home where death occurred be tween dusk and daylight. This would be accomplished by permit ting any licensed physician to sign a death certificate instead of the attending physician as re quired now by law. French Sailors Unload U. S. Planes From Ship Bv tht Associated Pregg BIZERTE, French Tunisia. April 3.—American planes given to Fiance under the Atlantic Pact were unloaded here today by French sailors. There was no interference from Communists, who have been cam paigning throughout Western Eu rope to stop arms shipments. The planes—48 N*vy fighter* and bombers—were brought to Tunis on the French aircraft car rier Dixmude, from Norfolk. Va. The planes were taken off th* ship and towed by jeeps to th* Karouba Air-Naval Bases. 10 Clergymen Await Verdict in Prague By Aitociotmd Pr«n PRAGUE, April 3,—Ten Roman Catholic clergymen waited today to hear their fate as Czechoslo vakia's first mass trial of church men neared a close. Of the 10 priests and monks on trial, four have pleaded guilty to charges of treason, anti-state ac tivities and espionage for the Vatican. Three have entered pleas of partially guilty and three argued they were innocent. Western newspaper correspon dents have been unable to gain admittance to the hearing. They have had to depend on the con trolled Czech radio and the offi cial news agency for reports of the trial. The Czech radio said the clergy men testified today they took orders from the papal nunciature in Prague. The trial opened Friday and may run until Wednesday when a verdict is expected. The rtdio gave no further details. The defendants — members of the Jesuit, Franciscan. Dominican and Redemptorlst orders — were accused of furnishing the Vatican with false information about Czechoslovakia and with using their sermons to incite opposition to the Communist-led regime.