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Windy, showers early this afternoon, high 72. Clear tonight, low 50 in city, 44 in suburbs. Tomorrow fair, high 66. (Pull report on Page A-2.) Midnight, 64 6 a.m. —89 11 a.m. ...70 2 a.m._61 8 a.m. —88 Noon_70 4 a.m._60 10 a.m. — 67 1 p.m. —67 New York Morkets Closed Todoy. Guide for Readers rui Alter Dark_B-12 Amusements ..C-8-9 Classified_D-l-9 Comics_D-12-13 Crossword_D-12 Editorial.A-18 rata Edit’l Articles, A-l» Lost and Found A-3 Obituary_B-16 Radio .D-ll Sports_C-l-5 Woman’s Sec., B-S-6 An Associated Press Newspaper 98th Year. No. 285. Phone ST. 5000 ** WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1950—EIGHTY-TWO PAGES. Home Delivery, Monthly Rates: Evening and Sunday. 91.60; JjT (IlfNTW Evening only. 91.10; Sunday only. 46c; Night Final. 10c additional. ** Vjxixv x kl Mighty Mo' Bombards Red Port Of Chong jin, Near Siberia Border; U. N. Naval Force Sets City Afire - 4 Shelling Believed Still Going On; Planes Lead Raid By Reiman Morin Aisociotcd Pr*si Foreign Correspondent TOKYO, Oct. 12.—The battle ship Missouri and Allied warships set Chongjin port afire today with a thunderous bombardment and naval air strikes far north on Red Korea’s east coast. The sea air attacks were not many miles from the Communist China and Soviet Siberia borders. There were indications the heavy shelling was continuing. The burning Red iron and steel center of 190,000 persons is 34 Korean Wor Booty Mostly Soviet-Made, Powerful Equipment. Page A-3 Stolin Sends North Koreans Wishes for Success. Page A-19 miles southwest of Red China’s Manchuria frontier and 49 miles southwest of Soviet Siberia. It is 140 miles from Siberian Vladi vostok, a major supply head for Red Korea’s heavy weapons. Down the east ooast 220 miles Is Wonsan, northernmost ad vance point of allied spearheads pressing toward the Red capital, Pyongyang, near the west coast. Carrier Planes Attack. Carrier planes rocketed and strafed Chongjin in a fiery two day prelude to the warship bom bardment. In addition to “The Mighty Mo.’’ the American heavy cruiser Helena, and British, Canadian and Australian vessels took part. After an hour of shelling, parts of the city were seen blazing. (In Washington the Navy named the American light cruiser Worcester, the British cruiser Ceylon and the Austral ian destroyer Warramauga as also participating in the bom bardment.) The 45,000-ton Missouri blasted shore targets with one-ton missies from her 16-inch guns. The Mo is the flagship of the task group commander, Vice Ad miral Arthur D. Struble. There had been speculation that j the Missouri might be the setting of President Truman’s conference in, the far Pacific with Gen. Mac Arthur this week end. After news of the shelling, the big warship was ruled out as a meeting place. 400-Round Allowance Today. Admiral Struble said, “We have a 400-round allowance for today.” This mention of the number of big shells—presumably for the whole task group—was a further indication the bombardment is continuing. Associated Press Photographer CoVrespondent Gene Herrick re ported the shelling from aboard the “Mighty Mo.”, He did not indicate whether a new Allied land might be in prospect. The bombardment was like the one that softened the west coast for the amphibious landings at Inchon in mid-September, but the “Mighty Mo” did not take part in that one; she was shelling the opposite coast at the time. The Inchon landings and the liberation of Seoul, Korean Re public capital 22 miles inland, marked the collapse of the Korean Red Army in the south and led to the rapid Allied chase of the remnants inside the Communist north. A landing at Chongjin could start another United Nations (See KOREA, Page A-3.* Eden Blasts Laborites For Rearming Delay By tH« Associated Press BLACKPOOL, England, Oct. 12. —Anthony Eden, No. 2 man in Britain’s Conservative Party, chided the Labor government to day for slowness in rearming and said the proposal to send one new division into Europe was not enough. Mr. Eden, wartime foreign sec retary and Winston Churchill’s right-hand man, told delegates to the annual conference of the Conservative Party the Labor government is being “dangerously slow” in pushing its defense pro gram. Commenting on recent govern ment disclosures that Britain -v would create a reserve of two new divisions in Britain and a third in Germany early next year, Mr. Eden said: “That is not enough, either on our own account or as assurance to our allies. “Europe is more concerned with divisions gathered on the con tinent of Europe. It is troops stationed there that can best give confidence to the countries which may have to face the first shock of hostilities.” After his half-hour speech, the conference passed unanimously a resolution calling for close co operation by Britain, the Com l monwealth, Western Europe and flkthe United States “to secure peace vBby negotiation from strength.” 3 Congressmen's Aerial Junket CausesCrackdown Order Here Indignant Defense Department Halts Use of Planes by Pepper, Cooley, Poage By George Weller Foreign Correspondent of The Star and the Chicago Daily News ROME, Oct. 12.—Three Amer ican members of Congress, flying with their wives through the Mediterranean and Middle East— largely at taxpayers’ expense have caused an or^er from Wash ington cracking down on junket ing. The three who have been hitch ing rides under several jurisdic tions of governmental aircraft are: Senator Pepper, Democrat, of Florida: Representative Cooley, Democrat, of North Carolina and Representative Poage, Democrat, of Texas. The flights of Senator Pepper, Mr. Cooley and Mr. Poage— sometimes on embassy aircraft, sometimes on military aid air craft, sometimes on air attaches’ aircraft—left behind them a wake West Berlin Amazed By Response to Poll In Communist Zone 375,712 Cast 'Votes' Against Red Rule In Secret Balloting By the Associated Press BERLIN, Oct. 12.—More than 2 million West Berliners paid silent tribute today to German* resisting “Communist terror” in the city’s Soviet sector. At noon sirens signaled a two minute silence throughout West Berlin. The tribute followed Mayor Ernst Reuter’s announcement that 375,712 adult residents of Rus sian-occupied East Berlin had voted against Comunism and for democratic Unification of the city by mailing old ration cards as an indication of their sentiments to the Western city hall. The jangle of street traffic died away. Workers paused in the factories. Western radio stations vent silent. Protest Against Terror. Mayor Reuter said the silence “expressed our protest against terror in the east, our unity with brethern there and the will of all citizens for free elections in all Berlin.” The huge response in the mail ballot amazed even the most opti mistic anti-Communists. Swamped by the ballots, which were ac cepted postage free at Western mail boxes, authorities had to hire 125 emergency tabulators. Children’s ration cards were ex cluded from the count, but they alone ran into thousands. Two Soviet control ration cards with the names of Russian civilians carried the pencilled inscription: “Down with the U. S. S. R.” Heavy rsycnoiogicai Blow. The secret plebiscite apparently was the heaviest psychological blow to the Communist regime In East Berlin since the lifting of the Soviet blockade against the Western sectors in 1949. A jubilant West Berlin Assem bly heard the mayor disclose the final votes voluntarily mailed to the city hall by East Berliners, despite stern Russian warnings The ballots were September ration cards from which East Ber liners removed their names to avoid possible identification by Communist spies. More than half the estimated 700,000 enfranchised citizens of the Soviet sector participated in the secret poll conducted for seven days by anti-Communist Western political parties. Reward Offer Ignored. Even after Communist authori ties announced they would give an unexpected clothing ration to holders of September cards, more than 100,000 Roured into city hall. The West defined the plebiscite as: (1) Against Communist terror sponsored by Russia and (2) for a free democratic election to unify divided Berlin. Red officials declared that Mayor Reuter printed counterfeit (See BERLIN, Page A-4.) 230 Angry Inmates Flee Island Leper Colony By tH« Associated Press ATHENS, Oct. 12.—All or most of the 230 inmates of the leper colony on the Island of Spina longa have escaped and most of them are hiding on Crete. Police have picked up 22 of them. The lepers were angered be cause their demands for a higher subsistence allowance and better medical treatment were turned down on grounds of economy. of indignation, and angry reports were sent to Washington. These reports resulted last week in a radiogram from Washington that “due to abuse of privileges” by congressional guests, no mili tary attaches would henceforward be allowed to fly legislators and their families "without a direct order” from Defense Secretary Marshall. After visiting Marshal Tito, the party of six ordered an airplane flown from Athens to Trieste for them. The American mission in Greece complied and all were flown, via Rome, where they paused only about two hours. Fly on to Turkey, Cyprus. Next they flew to Turkey by a means not positively ascertainable here, but believed to be an Amer ican official aircraft. In Turkey, Ambassador George Wadsworth agreed to fly them to Cyprus, pro vided another plane picked them up there. A military attache’s plane was sent from Cairo. Before this plane left Cyprus Senator Pepper ordered the pilot to fly to Tel Aviv, Israel. The pilot refused, explaining that his clearance was already made for Cairo, where planes from Israel are not allowed to land. When the plane was in the air Senator Pepper, who travels with the rank of major general, or dered the course changed for Tel Aviv. Again the pilot refused to obey and continued his authorized course to Egypt’s capital. Fay Visit to Pyramids. Still using the attache's plane after visiting the Pyramids, the three, with their wives, flew back to Cyprus where another Ameri can military plane from Tel Aviv picked them up. The party then continued eastward to Teheran, presumably also by American aircraft. On Monday, Rep. and Mrs. Cooley flew by commercial Brit ish aircraft from Baghdad to Rome. From here they avoided the order banning their flights by getting aboard a plane attached to the military aid group here en route to Wiesbaden, Germany, for repairs. This plane is under the State Department, not Defense Department orders. Acquiescence in their flights is attributed mainly to the State Department, with objections by the military overruled. When one officer demanded why a lame duck Senator like Senator Pepper was flown w'ith his wife though his term expires in January, an American diplomat replied: “But we expect Pepper to be re-elected. , as Florida's Congressman at : large.’’ Youth Shoots Two Girls; 'Just Wanted to Be Bad' By th« Aiiocioted Pr«»t SAULT STE. MARIE., Mich., Oct. 12.—“I just wanted to do something bad.’’ That, police said, was the only explanation 18-year-old Donald Cole could give for shooting and wounding two girls in a woodland ambush. The Soo High School junior ad mitted the shootings following his capture by State police in the north woods yesterday. State troopers and sheriff’s deputies had been hunting him since Saturday when he fled the scene of the shootings. Brought to the Chippewa Coun ty jail here, the youth told prose cutor James A. Henderson it was an overpowering urge “to do some thing bad” that caused him to shoot Pauline Parady, 14, and Myrna Benson, 12. The girls were his playmates at the Cole and Benson family hunt ing cabins on Lake Superior 30 miles west of here. French Red Thorez Sick, Has High Blood Pressure By the Associated Press PARIS, Oct. 12.—Maurice Tho rez, top boss of France’s Commu nist Party, is suffering from high blood pressure, the party said to day. A bulletin signed by three Com munist doctors said Thorez, 50, was taken suddenly ill Tuesday. Anti - Communist newspapers had speculated that Thorez had been beaten up by fellow Com munists. They also talked mys teriously of Thorez being carried into a hospital “unconscious and i covered with blood.” i _ Weizmann Back in Israel TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 12.— President Chaim Weizmann re turned to Israel today after a three-month vacation in Switzer land and France. He looked ex ceedingly pale and weary. He is 76 and has been in 111 health. U. S. Suspends All Visas Issued Aliens Abroad Trips to America Barred Pending Security Check By Garnett D. Horner The State Department has or dered all visas held by aliens abroad for trips to the United States suspended until they can be rechecked in the light of the new Internal Security Act, The Star learned today. Officials said this action was designed to stop such incidents as brought protests from Germany and Italy this week when scores of German and Italian visitors weie ordered detained at Ellis Island. The new order will insure that all aliens arriving in this coun try, after it has had time to be come effective, will have been cleared under provisions of the new law—or granted special ex emptions—before leaving foreign ports. AU Missions Notified. Telegrams were sent out late yesterday to all American diplo m a t i c and consular missions throughout the world informing them that the validity of all visas issued before today is suspended. Only exceptions are for displaced persons, who had to pass even stricter tests than provided by the new law, to obtain visas. Aliens other than displaced per sons now holding visas—docu ments granting them permission to come to the United States, sub ject to clearance at ports of entry by immigration inspectors—can get them revalidated only by satisfying American consuls that they are not banned from the country under provisions of the new law. me American missions aoroaa were instructed to notify all transportation companies of the wholesale suspension of visas, warning them of their possible liability for damages if they trans ported aliens to this country who did not have valid visas, and the aliens were found excludable. The Star’s information was confirmed in an official announce ment by the State Department this afternoon. Michael J. Mc Dermott. department press officer, said the visa suspension action was taken at the request of the Attorney General to stop the flow of persons coming to the United States who had not been screened abroad under the new internal security act. Ex-Nazis Feel Effect. Chief effect of the new law has been felt by former members of the Nazi and Fascist parties or af filiated organizations. The law stipulated that no aliens can be admitted to this country, except in certain specified circumstances, who: 1. Are now or ever have been members of “totalitarian” parties or any of their subsidiary branches or who write or publish anything advocating their totalitarian doc trines. The totalitarian designa tion has been applied so far only to Nazi, Fascist or Communist or ganizations. 2. Seek to come here to engage (See ALIENS. Page A-5.) Scaffold Crash Kills One LONDON, Oct. 12 VP).—A net work of steel scaffolding five stories high crashed on a busy London street today, killing one person, injuring at least nine others and smashing six auto mobiles. The scaffolding was being used by workmen repairing three buildings damaged in the war. D. C. Housing Officials Report Deadline Rush For Home Financing 12,000 Applications Filed Here in Final Hours of Old Law By Robert J. Lewis District housing officials de scribed today a “fantastic rush” of builders yesterday to beat the midnight deadline on the Govern ment's new housing curbs. Veterans Administration and Federal Housing Administration officials estimated that builders had filed applications to assure financing of about 12,000 houses under the old, jnore liberal terms. Government mortgage financing involved was estimated at as much as $120 million. $500,000 Is Average. An average day’s business prob ably would show applications for about 50 units calling for financ ing amounting to $500,000. The Government’s new mort gage credit curbs went into effect at midnight last night. They were designed to check inflation by re quiring greater down payments and a shorter mortgage term. Officials also indicated the dras tic new curbs also will lead to: 1. A great increase in the use of Government mortgage credit aids and less use of non-Government aided loans by banks, building and loan associations and other lend ing institutions. 2. construction or thousands of units of “co-operative” housing in this area by private builders and promoters who rushed their appli cations into the Federal Housing Administration yesterday. 3. Construction of the bulk of next year’s housing in this area by a relatively few big builders, a marked reduction in the output of smaller builders, or even their complete disappearance from the housing field. 17,000 Units Possible. Officials pointed out that if builders go ahead next year with 12,000 units exempt from the new credit curbs, plus the units which they have not yet started but for which financing previously was as sured, they may be able to build as many as 17,000 single family houses in 1951 under the old, more liberal credit regulations, plus others which may be built under the new regulations. In contrast, District area build ers produced 9,950 single-family units last year. So far this year, 12,840 single-family units have been started. 2,620,000 Australians to Get Pay Raise Under Court Order By th« Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia, Oct. 12.— A total of 2,620,000 Australians— just about every wage earner in the country—is going to get a pay increase by a court decision. Men will get one pound ($2.25) more a week and women from 15 tp 45 shillings ($1.68 to $5.06) extra. The rises will come—possibly next year—by a decision of the Commonwealth Arbitration Court, handed down today in Melbourne. The basic wage determined by the court is the least that may be paid to adult unskilled workers. Margins over the basic wage are given for varying degrees of skill. The margins also have been deter mined by arbitration courts here for years. Today’s decision rejects an ap plication for equal pay for women. It ruled the basic wage for wom en would be 75 per cent that paid men. Previously It varied accord ing to the job, from 54 to 75 per cent of the male rate. The new basic wage for Sydney will be £8 2 shillings ($17.92) for men and £6 1 shilling ($13.61) for women. Scales in other areas differ slightly. The court fixed no date for the start of the pay increase, because 46 unions represented by the Australian Council of Trade Unions now will have to make separate formal applications for increases. The first reaction of union leaders in Sydney was that the new wage is not enough. A spokes man for a major group of em ployers said the decision would increase Australia’s wages bill by £1.3 million ($2,925,000). Each basic wage increase in the past has usually added a little more to the cost of living. It is generally accepted today’s deci sion means the public will pay more for food, ?lothlng and house hold service*. Williams Wins 6-Month Fight To Clear Self in Exposure Case Absolved by Prosecutor After Another Man Admits Guilt as Well as Writing Letters The six-month fight of Robert Snead Williams, jr., to clear him self of an indecent exposure charge ended in victory today. The victory was brought about by the appearance of a man who admitted that he was the guilty person and that he also was the author of the anonymouse confes sion which figured in the case. Mr. Williams, a trustee of the AH-Souls Unitarian Church, was oflicially absolved today by Assist ant Corporation Counsel Clark F. King, prosecutor of the trial in which Mr. Williams was first found guilty. He later had been given a new trial after the anony mous confession letters were re ceived. Mr. King dropped the charge in a statement issued today after a detailed investigation of the story of the man who confessed to exposing himself in the presence of two teen-age girls near American University the day Mr. Williams was arrested. The man, who wrote two an noymous letters to Mr. King, and gave himself up only after the prosecutor repeatedly promised immunity, has taken “truth serum” and lie detector tests. Mr. King said that after in jection of three grains of sodium amytal—the “truth serum”—the man confirmed his admission of exposing himself in the presence of the two girls, and admitted writing the anonymous letters. His confession to authorship also clears Mr. Williams’ iB-year old daughter, Evangeline, who had been named by police handwriting expert Ira Gulickson as the writei of the confession notes. He ap peared at the hearing in Mr Williams’ plea for a new trial. Mr. Gulickson made the accusa tion during hearings last month on Mr. Williams’ motion for a nea trial. He was contradicted by twc defense experts. Mr. Williams, a lumber esti (See WILLIAMS, Page A-3.) Nixon-Douglas Race In California Tests G. 0. P.'s Red Issue Both Parties Are Battling Hard to Win Important Contest for Senate By Gould Lincoln Star Staff Corrospondant SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12.— The Senate race between glamor ous Helen Gahagan Douglas and Representative Richard M. Nixon really has the political wiseacres guessing. Both are members of the house. Mrs. Douglas, a Democrat, is com pleting her third term in that body, and Mr. Nixon, Republican, his second term. Right there the similarity be tween the candidate ceases. Mrs. Douglas is a 100 per cent New Dealer and Fair Dealer. Mr. Nixon is not, with emphasis. Mrs. Douglas has voted consistently against appropriations for the House Un-American Activities Committee. Mr. Nixon is a mem ber of that committee and is credited with having much to do with bringing out the evidence which compelled the trial and conviction of Alger Hiss, charged perjury in denying that he handed over State Department documents to a prewar Soviet spy ring. Try to Fix War Blame. Mrs. Douglas and her Demo crat^ supporters try to place the blame for the Korean War on Mr. Nixon and other Republican mem bers of the House who voted against an appropriation for eco nomic aid to the Republic of South Korea. Mr. Nixon says he voted because the appropriation did, not provide for military assistance to the South Koreans. On the other hand the critics of Mrs. Douglas recall that she voted against aid to Greece and Turkey in 1947, after President Truman had announced his now famous “Truman doctrine” against Com (See LINCOLN, Page A-6.) Goat Sounds Fire Alarm HOLCOMB, N.iY.. Oct 12 (/P).— A goat is credited with sounding the alarm of a $10,000 fire near this Ontario County cc|mmunity. Joseph Mosher said the goat but ted the back door of his farm house so persistently he went out to see what was wrong. He dis covered the barn on a neighbor ing farm was ablaze. Kefauver Threatens % Contempt Citation for Costello's Associate Harry Russell Also May Face Action by Grand Jury in Washington By th« Associated Press NEW YORK, Oct. 12.—Senatoi Kefauver, Democrat, of Tennessee threatened today to recommend contempt proceedings against an associate of Frank Costello, un derworld figure, if he continues to refuse to answer questions before the Senate Committee Investigat ing Crime. Senator Kefauver, whose com mittee is here investigating inter state gambling operations in New York and New Jersey, told re porters that Meyer Lansky yes terday refused to answer thest questions: Whether he had connections with the Flamingo Club in Los Vegas, Nev.: the Beverly Club near New Orleans, and “if he had any interests in Saratoga.’’ Whether he met Charles (Lucky) Luciano on a trip to Europe about two years ago. Senator Kefauver also said his group is seeking an indictment for contempt against Harry Russell, “well known gambler and part ot the Capone outfit who went to Miami Beach.” A grand jury may consider action against Russell this week in Washington, he said. Will Go to Trenton. Later today Senator Kefauver plans to go to Trenton, N. J„ to talk with Anthony Guarini, who is imprisoned there on a gambling charge. Guarini has been listed as a principal figure in New Jer sey gambling. On Friday and (See CRIME, Page A-5.) American Found Slain In Western Java By the Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 12. —Charles Rush, 54, an American, was murdered yesterday in Suk abumi. West Java. Mr. Rush, who was born in Baltimore, was found in a ditch his head almost severed from his body, a Chinese newspaper re ported. The United States em bassy is investigating. He was chief of an armed guard patrolling the Dutch-man aged Tjibodas wood mill. Mr. Rush has been a resident if Indonesia for 20 years. Medical Draff Rules Issued by While House 10 Categories Set Up; Doctors to Register At Hospitals Monday By George Beveridge The White House today issued regulations for the classification and induction of physicians, dentists and veterinarians who will register next Monday under the new medical draft law. At the same time. District draft officials anounced that 10 Wash ington hospitals will serve as reg istration centers for several hundred of the city’s medical specialists who are to register. President Truman’s executive order set up 10 categories in which registrants can be placed. They will be called .into service on the basis of two priority cate gories set up by the draft act. The youngest will be called first, but all those in the first category will be taken before moving into the second priority group. The only men who are to reg ister Monday are those trained in Army or Naval medical programs, or otherwise deferred to continue education, and who served for less than 21 months on active duty after finishing training and post-graduate work Two Categories to Register. The two categories who will reg ister Monday include: (1) Those with less than 90 days of active duty and (2) those with more than 90 days, but less than 21 months. The 10 classification groups an nounced today include: I-A—Available for service. | I-AO—Opposed to combatant ; duty. ; IV-E — Conscientious objector* j oposed to all military service. I I-D—Members of Reserve units, j II-A—Those found “essential” ; whose absence from civilian prac tice would “cause the availability : of essential health services to fall ; below reasonable minimum stand ards.” III- A—Personal hardship and dependency cases in which ab» sence from practice would result in “extreme hardship and priva tion” to a wife, child or parent. IV- A—Sole surviving sons of families in which one or more children died as members of the | armed forces. IV- F — Mentally, morally or physically unfit for service. V- A—Those who are 51 year* old or more. I-C—Those now on active duty in the armed forces. Findings Must Be Considered. In considering deferments for “essentiality,” the order said boards must consider the cases, j but shall not be bound by findings of special advisory committees set up this week in the District and each State. The order also gives draft boards power to call for induc tion those who become “delin quent” in complying with orde®, even if they had not been found acceptable through pre-induction examination. The specialists classified I-A will be slated for induction on the basis of draft calls to be passed through State officials to local draft boards. Hospitals Are Listed. William E. Leahy, District draft chief, said the hospitals selected as centers for' the District regis tration include: Freedmen’s, Gallinger, Garfield, Georgetown, Doctors, George | Washington, Mount Alto, Provi dence, Sibley and St. Elizabeths. Staff personnel from each of the hospitals were to be sworn in to day to handle the registration. Local draft boards in Maryland and Virginia will be open to han dle registrations in those States. Men who live in those States may also register in the Washington hospitals if they are in the city on Monday, officials said. Their records, however, will be sent to States of their permanent resi dence. Draft and medical officials esti mated that more than 800 medical specialists will register here. There was no firm basis for the (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 6.) Featured Reading Inside Today's Star WHAT NEXT IN EUROPE—Blair Moody tells how the stand of United Nations forces in Korea has given a shot in the arm to European morale. The fourth article in his series on the European outlook appears today on Page B-19. MARYLAND POLITICS — Develop, meets in Maryland's hard-fought politi cal campaign are reported by Alex R. Preston, Star staff correspondent on tour with the candidates. Today's install ment on Page 8-1. BROADWAY DRAMA REPORT—Joy Cermody, drama critic for The Star, continues his tour of New York's thea ter district to give Washington readers authoritative information on the sea son's new shows. Read today's review on Page C-8. DOUBLE JEOPARDY—A tale of vengeance involving a hard-boiled ex detective and a lot of unsavory char actors reaches a tense climax in today's chapter of the William Irish serial ap pearing on Page D-2.