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Yank Offensive in Korean War Is Near (Continued From First Page.) a peak Tuesday in a bitter day long battle. Red Koreans pushed 1st Cav alry Division troops off a hill 9 miles northwest of Taegu near the Waegwan-Taegu road. First Cavalry elements, Gen. MacAr thur’s communique reported, seized high ground “north of the Waegwan area” Tuesday night. “They make gains and we make gains,” a spokesman said. “They push us and then we push them.” The Naktong River and south west fronts were relatively quiet. NORTHEASTERN FRONT. In the northeast sector, the Red thrust last week end threatened Pohang airstrip. The Commu nists drove a wedge 5 miles deep and 3 miles wide into the Allied line between Pohang and Angang. 9 miles southwest. “We watched the penetration and it gradually grew worse,” said Gen. Davidson, Army right end In the mid-1920s and West Point head coach from 1933 to 1937. Maj. Gen. John H. Church, com mander of the trail-blazing United States 24th Division, sent Gen. Davidson into the battle. Gen. Davidson led a flying col umn of South Koreans and Amer ican doughboys. They struck west from the Pohang area in a sweep ing left end run. A column of South Koreans al ready had sealed the northern gate of the mountain corridor northwest of Kyongju in which the regiment of Red troops was massed. A series of three ridges domi nated the southern pass. When “task force Davidson” ar rived, South Koreans already had taken the first ridge. The task force rolled on and seized the second. But it found two Red battalions dug in on the bare and flinty slopes of the third. The terrain, said Gen. David son, “was strictly something a billygoat would have trouble climbing.” Gen. Davidson called for air support. A flight of Allied planes sowed the ridge with jellied gasoline fire bombs and machine-gun fire. “They did a magnificent job,” Gen. Davidson said. “Task Force Davidson" stormed' the last ridge. The Reds broke; and ran. About 150 Communists,; remnants of a group of 700, were j squeezed in a pocket from three; sides. “I don’t know how many we killed,” said Gen. Davidson. “But we did get a large quantity of personal weapons—machine-guns, rifles and burp guns." The Communist remnants fled to the northwest. “Task Force Davidson" moved up the corridor In a drive to pin the Reds against the South Korean wall at the north gate. The Reds were faced with the task of scrambling over the peaks to their own lines or running the risk of capture or death. The Davidson maneuver gave a lift to the whole northeast front. It had been in desperate peril last week when the Reds drove a wide gap in Allied lines. The Allied drives northeast of Yongchon and northwest of Kyongju marked the biggest United Nations offensive since 1st Division Marines drove the Reds from the Naktong River bulge- in late August. At the high-water mark of the Red drive September 1-3. the Communists twice entered Yong chon and punched to the out skirts of Kyongju. The 8th Army said a firm Allied line now runs 12 miles east from Yongchon. A MacArthur spokesman said “to the best of my knowledge every entry (on the Northern front) is stopped." A South Korean regiment launched an attack in driving rain northwest of Kyongju Monday. It pushed back more than one mile the North Korean 15th Division which has lost much of it artillery in the last three days. CENTRAL FRONT. On the Naktong River front. North Korean forces withdrew Tuesday night from hill positions they had won Sunday 3 Vi miles southwest of Changnyong. An American spokesman said it was not known why the Reds with drew, Americans had not attacked. SOUTHWEST FRONT. On the southwest front, the Red Korean 6th Division threw mortar and artillery fire at United States 25th Division lines 3 miles north west of Chindong. About 30 Reds attacked an American gun position behind the * _ ! TRAP CLOSED ON REDS IN POHANG AREA—A United Nations task force led by Brig. Gen. Gar Davidson, former West Point football hero and head coach, rammed shut a trap on 3,000 Red Koreans today in the Kyongju area (A), lifting a major threat to the Pohang Airport. East of Yongchon (B), the South Koreans advanced several miles. There was very little action in the Taegu area (C), but the American 25th Division repulsed two efforts by the Koreans to storm dominating heights in Masan (D) area. —AP Wirephoto. ».— —■ .. TRAPPED REDS—Brig. Gen. Gar Davidson, former West Point football hero and head coach, who led “task force Davidson” in shutting a trap on 3,000 North Koreans on the | northeast front, i —AP Wirephoto. lines near Masan but were re pulsed. A Far East Air Forces spokes man said a new technique of flare-lighting Red convoys moving at night was proving highly suc j cessful. Several Red convoys were [sighted Tuesday night moving south from Pyongyarft, Red capi tal. to Seoul. Another convoy of 50 to 75 vehicles was sighted near Kumchon. B-26 light bombers working in pairs dropped flares along the roads. A second pair followed the first two in bombing and strafing runs. Then they dropped flares to light up the convoys for the first two planes on return bomb runs. The spokesman also said fight er-bombers now salvo eight rock ets simultaneously when attack ing Red tanks instead of making repeated one or two rocket passes. The spokesman said the dis persed impact of eight rock ets ‘•disintegrates" Russian-made | T-34 tanks. Three Russian-made Yak fight ers were destroyed and another damaged Tuesday at Pyongyang Airfield. This brought the total of Red planes to 83 destroyed and 24 damaged. In 25 close-support sorties fight er-bomber pilots reported seven Red tanks were destroyed and five damaged. Nehru Seeks Way to Get Young Leaders in Party By th« Associated Press NEW DELHI, India. —Prime Minister Jawaharial Nehru has expressed concern over the short age of young leaders in Congress Party ranks. Most of the promi nene men now are over 60 and some over 70. Members of Parliament sug gested junior ministers of state and deputy ministers be recruited and trained for future leadership. Nehru replied that some steps 1 should be taken but did not favor the suggestion that ministers be appointed on a mass scale. BOSTON—Average per capita shoe consumption in the United States is about three pairs a year. NEWSMPMENT SPECIAL *5995 & I Lucky you! We ve just received a limited supply of this famous en semble. Act fast! Features: Pre built border. Woven ticking. Innerspring mattress with matching box springs on 6 legs. Twin size, 39". I Limited Supply! IMMEDIATE DELIVERY Plastic uphol stered head board $10 ex tra if desired. ufmtuhe C& Taylor 3838 4900 Georgia Ave. N.W. At the corner of Emerson St. ——-- HOURS: 10 A.M., 9 P.M. DAILY Prayer Causes Blaze A 9-year-old girl has been put on probation by the juvenile court at Bootle, England, for setting fire to a church altar. She told the court: "I got a candle and put it under the lace. Then I said a little prayer because I had not been a good girl." CHICAGO. — Modem railway tracks weigh 130 pounds a yard. Early tracks weighed only 50 pounds. Public Hearings Completed Bv Probers on D. C. Crime (Continued From First Page.) instead of the three months here tofore required. The new system, he explained, would relieve the unjust burden placed on jurors who in the past have been re quired to sit all day, five days a week, for three months. Mr. Fay said that despite the heavy burden of cases, his staff managed to keep almost current and only about 150 active cases were carried over at the end of the fiscal year. Donald Clemmer, director of the Department of Corrections, told the committee the greatest needs in local penal institutions are for a better developed rehabilitation program and removal of alcoholics from prison. Alcoholics Increasing. The average daily population at the Occoquan Workhouse in creased from 679 in 1949 to 952 in the 1950 fiscal year, he said. Six ty-three per cent of the prisoners were alcoholics. “The number of alcoholics !s steadily increasing and we are breeding more and more dere licts,” Mr. Clemmer said. The average daily population at the District Jail jumped to 2,172, the largest in its history, he said. Last year the average daily pop ulation was 1,982. Lt. Earl Hartman submitted the Police Department’s yearly statis tical report, which was released several days ago by Police Chief Robert J. Barrett. William Sbaf roth, chief of the division of statistics for the administrative J office of United States Courts, submitted tables showing the number of cases handled in Dis trict Court in the last two years. Club Officert Questioned. Late yesterday, the committee shifted its field to probe once again into operations of after hours clubs. Officers of two clubs missed in the committee examina tion several weeks ago were ques tioned. Robert Preble of Greenbelt, Md.. identified himself as president of the Lyre Club, in the 900 block of Twelfth street N.W. He said it was a rendezvous for musicians, artists and writers. Mr. Preble said Mrs. Mildred Grillo, secretary-treasurer of the club, owns the building in which the club is located and all its furnishings. The club pays her $400 a month rent. In addition, she owns the soft drink concession and pays the club 40 per cent of what she collects. Mrs. Grillo is on vacation and he does not know where the club’s latest account books are, Mr. Preble said. Organized as Charitable. Although the club is organized as a charitable and educational organization, records he brought with him disclosed a disbursement of only $1 in the period between March and November, 1949, Mr. Preble said. Vincent R. Grillo, husband of the club’s secretary-treasurer, said he was paid $75 a week as door man. Joseph D. Horowitz of Silver Spring, Md., president of the Hideaway Club, in the 3100 block of K street N.W., said he borrowed $5,000 from a friend in Marlboro, Md., to open the establishment. The club has a weekly “take” of $1,100 and is just beginning to make money, he said. He said the club sent two underprivileged children to camp this summer and contributes to numerous charities Church May Be Moved From Lorfdon to Sydney A war-damaged church from London may be moved, stone by stone, to be rebuilt in Sydney, Australia. It is St. Mary the Virgin, Alder manbury, the site of which is to be sold. It is a Wren church built in 1677 to replace the one de stroyed in the Great Fire. A church has stood on the site since before 1148. In the churchyard were' buried two fellow-actors of Shakespeare, John Hemminge and Henry Gondell, who produced his plays. Alvanley Johnston Backs Taft in Re-election Fight ■y the Associated Press CLEVELAND, Sept. 13.—The Taft-for-Senate Committee here has announced that Alvanley Johnston, retired head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers, is supporting Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio, for re-elec tion. Paul W. Walter, chairman of the committee yesterday said Mr. Johnston was the first widely known labor leader to indorse Senator Taft openly. Mr. Johnston indorsed Thomas E. Dewey, the Republican presidential candidate in 1948. A letter from Mr. Johnston to Mr. Walter, with the Taft in dorsement, was dated last May 2, while Mr. Johnston was still lead er of the 80,000-member union. It said: “You can rest assured I will do what I can in behalf of Sena tor Taft.” Dinwiddie Farm Is Sold To Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Love By th. Associated Press WARRENTON, Va„ Sept. 13.— Mr. and Mrs. James Spencer Love of Washington ajid Greensboro, N. C„ have purchased the Din widdie Farm near Middleburg in one of the largest real estate transactions of the year in North ern Virginia. An executive of Burlington Mills in Greensboro, Mr. Love plans to use the 414-acre estate as a cattle and stock farm. The purchase price from Mr. and Mrs. William H. West, jr„ was not divulged, but it was reported to be more than $200,000. Dinwiddie Farm adjoins Fox ; croft School and the property I Huntland. Mr. and Mrs. West plan to build ja new home near Carter Hall in ! Clarke County. Seminary Opens WESTMINSTER, Md„ Sept. 13. —About 50 new students are ex pected to report for the opening of the 68th annual term at West minster Theological Seminary to iday. The return of 115 students 3 New Polio Cases Bring Area Toll to 273 Three new polio cases have been reported in the Washington area, according to health departments, making a total of 273. The District’s count is 116 polio cases compared with 63 at the corresponding date last year. The two new cases are a 6-year-old girl froril the 400 block of Rich ardson street NW. and a 5-year old boy from the 3700 block of Northampton street N.W., both in Children’s Hospital. Prince .Georges County reported the other new case, a 3-year-old boy from the 1100 block of Lan caster road, Takoma Park, Md., who is also in Childrens Hospital. The county now has 48 polio victims for this year. Twelve new cases have been re ported to the Virginia State Health Department, giving that State 653 cases, according to the Associated Press. Four of the new cases were from Wythe County, the Nation’s hardest hit polio area this sum mer. They were the first cases reported there in almost two weeks. Polio claimed the life yesterday of 5-year-old Linda Jean Perkins, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fowler T. Perkins, of Norfolk County, Va. She was the third Norfolk County resident to die of j the disease this year, the AP re ; ported. Sydney Johnston Named Sydney R. Johnston, Arlington contractor, has been appointed chairman of the Arlington Red Cross Committee on Disaster Pre paredness and Relief. Mr. Johnson’s appointment was announced today by J. Frederick Abel, chapter chairman. Mr. Johnston, a native of Arlington, is a past president of the Chamber of Commerce. Part of the disaster committee job will be to tie its program to civil defense plans. Army Catches Up, Gives Col. Michaelis Infantryman's Badge By th« AdociaUd Pnu WITH UNITED STATES 25th DIVISION, Korea, Sept. 13.—The Army got around to remedying an oversight today. It awarded the combat in fantryman’s badge to Col. John H. Michaelis of Lan caster, Pa., frequently called the outstanding infantry hero of the Korean war. “Mike” Michaelis commands the 27th (Wolfhound) regi ment. New York Printers Accept Pay Increase Contract By the Associated Press NEW YORK, 8ept. 13.—Repre sentatives of Local 6 of the AFL International Typographical Union yesterday accepted a proposed new contract for New York City newspaper publishers calling for wage increases of $3.50 a week and an added $1.50 in benefits. The 18-month contract will be voted on next Sunday at a mem bership meeting of the local. It was worked out by union repre sentatives and the New York Pub lishers’ Association which repre sents all major dailies here. William Mapel, vice chairman of the publishers’ group, said that if accepted by the union the con tract would become effective Mon day. The old contract expired last September 24. 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