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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
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
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
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
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'
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
GOP to Seek More Cuts.
The Republicans, under the
leadership of Representative Ta
ber of New York, will try to slash
-—— ■ !
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
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
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
“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
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
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
Late News
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
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
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.

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