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China Reds Reported Marching
To 'Liberate' 3 Million in Tibet;
Allies 32 Miles From Manchuria
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U. S. Has No
Official Word
Of Invasion
By the Awociattd Preti
TOKYO, Oct, 25.—Radio Peip
ing broadcast today that Chinese
Reds are moving on Tibet, Mid
Asian country seldom seen by
white men.
The Red radio said the purpose
of the Chinese Communist ad
Text of Red Radio Broadcast Reporting
Advance on Tibet. Page A-10
French Troops Quit Outlying Positions in
Northwest Indo-China. Page A-3
vance was “to free 3 million
Tibetans from imperialist oppres
sion.”
It did not mention the size of
the Chinese force, Its destination
or whereabouts.
Nomadic Tibet is ruled by yel
low-robed Lamaist priests. It
covers 470.000 square miles in the
lofty Himalaya Mountains and
often is called “the top of the
world.” In winter it is almost in
accessible by land approaches.
The grave news of a possible
new Communist-inspired war in
Asia, this time on the opposite
side of China from Korea, swept
Asian capitals.
Troop Moves Reported.
At New Delhi, the Indian For
eign Ministry said it had reports
of “certain troop movements and!
incursions” by Chinese Reds along
the China-Tibet border.
But it had no direct word of
a Chinese invasion of Tibet, where
already winter snows and icy
mountain passes would make
travel by foot soldiers difficult if
not impossible.
Neither Washington nor Hong
Kong, a good Oriental listening;
post, had any report of a Sino
Red move against the priestly j
government of Tibet.
The Peiping broadcast, heard j
in Tokyo, said the Red Army’s
“liberation” move was disclosed
in a dispatch from Chungking.
China, yesterday.
Dispatch Quoted.
The dispatch said:
"A political mobilization direc
tive to People’s (Communist)
Army units, which have been or
dered to advance into Tibet to
free 3 million Tibetans from im
perialist oppression and to con
solidate the national defenses of
the western borders of China, has
been issued jointly by the
Southwest China Bureau of the
Communist Party of China, the
Southwest Military Area and the
headquarters of the 2d Field
Army.”
After the Red broadcast a
Tibetan delegation left New Delhi
for Peiping to try to talk with
the Chinese Communist regime
on Tibet's future.
The seven-man delegation is
expected to reach Peiping in mid
November. It left Tibet in April.
Tibet maintains it is auton
omous. The Reds insist it is part
of China. China recognized its
autonomy in 1914.
Called Strongly Anti-Red.
Since Nationalist China fell last
year, the Chinese Reds have
clamored for inclusion of Tibet
in Red China. The lofty Tibet is
described as a strongly anti
communist country.
Its army is small, between 10,000
and 100,000 men. Their equip
ment is poor, mostly rifles and no
armor.
The Peiping broadcast added:
“The directive salutes the peo
ple's army units advancing toward
(See TIBET, Page A-6.)
Ickes to ’Fumigate'
Hanley Letter Issue
Former Interior Secretary Har
old L. Ickes said today that he
expects to campaign for the Dem
ocratic ticket in New York, and
that if he does he will “fumigate”
the issue raised by the Hanley
letter.
His reference was to the asser
tion of Lt. Gov. Joseph R. Hanley
that by withdrawing from the
governorship race in favor of Gov.
Thomas E. Dewey and running
for the Senate instead, he would
be able to liquidate his personal
debts.
Leaving a meeting with Presi
dent Truman, Mr. Ickes told re
porters that he “will probably”
speak in New York, primarily for
Senator Lehman, Democrat, who
Is up for re-election. Then the
acid-tongued former cabinet mem
ber added:
“The way they’ve been operat
ing up there, a large new issue
has been opened up that needs
thorough ventilation.”
Telling a questioner that he was
referring to the Hanley letter, he
was asked if he thought he could
“ventilate” that.
“I’ll fumigate it, anyway,” he
responded with a chuckle.
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George VI Goes to Commons;
First King's Visit Since 1642
Tours New Quarters Before Dedication;
Last Trip Cost Charles I His Head
By the Associated Press
LONDON, Oct. 25.—A gentle
man in a gray overcoat and
derby hat—hailed by a .crowd
of watchers who'cheered him os
King George VI of England—
visited the new House of Commons
today.
The House is forbidden ground
: for the King. Only one King ever
entered it. He was Charles I, who
| in 1642 went with soldiers to aVrest
political foes. His visit started a
revolution and he was beheaded.
Spokesmen at Buckingham
Palace and officials of the House
of Commons both adopted a
i •'mum's-the-word” attitude about
i this King's visit, an inspection
tour of the new building.
"A purely private visit,” said;
the palace oracle. “We know
nothing about the details.”
The unwritten British constitu
tion bans the King from having
anything to do with the House of
Commons.
Secrecy over George’s visit was
kept to respect this ban, even
though there no longer is any
suspicion that kings might sup
press Parliament, and despite the
fact the new building will not be
dedicated formally until tomor
row.
The King was accompanied by
Queen Elizabeth and by his moth
er, Queen Mary.
The new structure replaced one
which was blitzed in May, 1941.
Acheson Asks Soviet
To Honor Old Pledge
On Unified Germany
Secretary Rejects Prague
Proposals as Attempt to
Divert Peace Plan
By Garnett D. Horner
Secretary of State Acheson today
challenged Russia to carry out
previous pledges for peaceful uni
fication of Germany rather than
abuse the world’s hopes for peace
by “high sounding” new declara
tions.
He rejected as a mere “return
to old and unworkable proposals”5
a four-point program announced
by Russia and her Eastern Euro-:
pean satellites after a conference'
at Prague, Czechoslovakia, last
week.
Mr. Acheson told a news con
ference that the communique
from the Prague Communist
meeting was “an attempt to de
flect us from our resolve to pro
ceed to build real strength in a
free world as the best means of
safeguarding the peace.”
The Soviet-block statement
called on the big three Western
powers to join in what it called
a program for establishing a
peace-loving, democratic, unified
German government and prompt
ly work out a peace treaty with
that government.
Action, Not Words, Wanted.
“The time has long since
passed,” Mr. Acheson asserted,
i "when the world can be stirred to
hope from general phrases from
! the Soviet Union about disarma
' ment and peace and German
| unity. We, who have striven so
; hard for these things, want ac
j tions.”
I He said the actions needed from
| Russia include:
1.,Disbanding of the “threaten
ing East German Army.”
2. Removal of “capricious re
; straints on internal German
trade” imposed in Russia's East
zone.
3. Holding of free democratic
elections in East Germany.
Mr. Acheson said “we will al
(See PRAGUE, Page A-3.>
Man's Death Discloses
2-Ton Hoard of Sugar
By the Associated Press
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa, Oct.
25.—In the home of a 77-year-old
man found dead yesterday, au
thorities discovered also 4,000
pounds of sugar.
They said it apparently had
been there a long time as much of
it was as hard as rock.
The coroner said the owner,
John B. Haeussler, who lived
alone, died last Friday.
Use of Atomic Bomb
Against Aggression
Justified, U. N. Told
Aussie Foreign Minister
Calls Red Plan to Outlaw
Weapon Fraudulent
Sy the Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS. Oct. 25 —
Australian Foreign Minister Percy
C. Spencer declared today the use
of atomic weapons to repel ag
gression is justified because ag
gression itself constitutes the
most heinous crime against hu
manity.
“The way of the aggressor has
got to be made hard.” he told the!
U. S. Stiff Ahead of Russia in A-Bomb
Race, Dean Says. Page A-4
U. N. Assembly’s Political Com
mittee. He spoke for the non
Communist world in the commit
tee's debate on a Soviet resolu
tion. He described this as based
on the Stockholm appeal, “A piece
of international fraud.”
The Soviet resolution would
classify use of atomic bombs as
the greatest crime against hu
manity and would brand as a war
criminal a government first using
the bomb.
Use of Bomb Not a Crime.
“The most heinous crime
against humanity is the crime of
aggression, and the use of the
atomic bomb against aggression is
not a crime,” Mr. Spender said.
“If a nation defies the Charter
to which we are solemnly pledged
and itself resorts to armed ag
gression, can it be realistically
argued that there should be an
absolute prohibition against a na
tion which is the subject of ag
gression using the atomic bomb as
a defensive measure if the circum
stances render it necessary in or
der that it may survive as a free
people?”
The Soviet resolution also calls
on the United States, Britain,
France. China and Russia to con
clude a peace pact and reduce
their armed forces by one-third.
Except for the atomic references,]
the present resolution is almost
identical with one rejected by the
Assembly last year.
Mr. Spender pointed out the
Soviet Union had been advancing
• See U. N., Page A-4.)
Gen. Partridge Decorated
TOKYO, Oct. 25 UP).—Lt. Gen.
George E. Stratemeyer, com
manding the Far East Air Forces,
today decorated Maj. Gen. Earle
E. Partridge, compiapder of the
5th Air Force, with the Silver
Star for conspicuous gallantry
last Thursday and Friday.
War Reporters Told to Withhold
Any News About Gen. Dean
By the Associated Press
TOKYO, Oct. 25.—The 8th Army
asked newsmen today to “withhold
any information relating to Maj.
Gen. William F. Dean,” missing
commander of the 24th Division.
“It is very important that
nothing be said” about the daring
general, a public information
officer added in a written request
transmitted by teletype from
Korea.
No information as to reasons
for the request was given.
(New York newspapers today
published a United Press dis
patch stating several North Ko
reans had seen Gen. Dean alive
recently. The news agency
later issued an order to with
hold publication of the dis
patch.)
Since the Allied offensive began
in mid-September there have been
recurrent reports that Dean may
be alive. Some American prisoner’s
reported recently they had heard
their captors talking about Gen.
Dean—but none of the prisoners
had seen him.
Associated Press Correspondent
Leif Erickson reported by tele
phone from 8th Army headquar
ters tonight that he had been un
able to learn anything new on the
general's whereabouts if he still is
i alive. •
Gen. Dean disappeared July 20
during the 24th Division's bitter
withdrawal from Taejon, in South
Korea.
Wednesday’s 8th Army request
was sent to Gen. MacArthur's
: headquarters.
A Pentagon spokesman said no
information has been received here
recently regarding Gen. Dean, for
mer commander of the 24th Di
vision, who disappeared in July
during the battle for Taejon.
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F-51 Fired On
From Red Side
Of Boundary
By th« Associated Press
SEOUL. Oct. 25.—South Korean
troops thrust within 32 miles ot
the Manchurian border tonight in
the drive to end the war.
Red Koreans fled in ox carts
and afoot before five northward
driving Allied divisions.
(The Air Force said in Wash
ington that anti-aircraft Are
Two D. C. Mon Injured in Sinking of
Minesweeper Off Korea. Page A-5
i
Five Prisoners Who Hid in Pyongyang Tell
of 'Death March.' Page A-7
from the Chinese Communist
side of the Korean-Manchurian
border hit an American F-51
Mustang fighter plane yester
day. The plane was forced to
land at sea. A spokesman said
the plane was 3 miles south of
the border when it was fired on.
(Two United States Marine
planes earlier were reported
fired on Monday, but a Marine
spokesman said they were not
hit.)
6th Division Closest.
The Republic of Korea 6th Di
vision was reported closest to the
border. It was 4 miles west of
Hoemoktong and about 20 miles
northwest of Huichon in North
Central Korea.
The 6th veered northwest at
Huichon, taking the shortest road
route to the border-marking Yalu
River. Its route was carrying the
South Koreans away from Kang
gye, reported new command head
quarters of Red Korean Premier
Kim H Sung.
The ROK 8th Division, pushing
rapidly northward, was 12 miles
south of Huichon.
The ROK 1st Division drove into
Unsan, 54 miles north of Pyong
yang and the same distance south
east of Manchuria.
Intelligence officers at Oen.
MacArthur's headquarters in
Tokyo said reports that a South
Korean force already had reached
the Manchurian border “are in
error.”
Little Resistance.
There was no resistance, except
for small-arms fire in a few spots.
Nor was there any evidence of a
big convoy moving southward to
oppose the United Nations clean
up campaign.
The Far East Air Force re
ported a cluster of miscellaneous
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U. S. and British
To Stop 20 Miles
Short of Border
By th« Associated Press
TOKYO, Thursday, Oct. 26.
—Informed sources today
said United States and Brit
ish troops in Korea will stop
at least 20 miles short of the
Manchurian border.
They said the purpose was
to minimize the dangers of
a border clash. Korea bor
ders on Russian Siberia as
well as on Red China’s Man
churia.
South Korean forces will go
on to the border in pursuit
of Korean Communist rem
nants, these sources said.
vehicles was strafed and rocketed
by fighter planes yesterday. Fifty
five vehicles were destroyed and
40 damaged.
That was at Mupyong, 20 miles
southwest of Kanggye, near the
Manchurian border about midway
: across the Korean peninsula.
| Kanggye has been reported the
;mountain retreat of the refugee!
Red regime.
But, outside of the vehicular j
concentration, the Air Force went:
a-begging for targets. Ox carts!
and Reds afoot were attacked.
An air spokesman in Tokyo said j
only one B-29 went out today. It
dropped propaganda leaflets on
(See KOREA, Page A-5.)
Gen. Clay Urges No Delay
On Decision fo Arm Reich
By the Associated Press
BONN, Germany, Oct. 25.—Gen.
Lucius D. Clay declared today that
a decision on the rearmament of
Western Germany should not be
delayed.
He said, however, that the
Western powers have no inten
tion of forcing rearmament on the
German people.
Gen. Clay, former United States
military governor for Germany,
was asked at a news conference
if a decision on the formation of
German armed contingents is
urgent.
“The peoples of the world have
got to make up their minds wheth
er they are on the side of freedom
or slavery,” he replied. “There
can be* no delay in making that
decision.
He emphasized that “the Ger
man people in the final analysis
have to decide for themselves what
part they will play in a European
army.’*
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Having His Cake and Eating It, Too!
One of Five Escaped Convicts
Seized in House Near Culpeper
# Offers No Resistance When Found by Posse,
Attracted by Shots Fired From Window
One man of a group of five con
victs who escaped from a road
gang neai* Culpeper, Va„ yester
day was arrested today in a house
where the escaped man had spent
the night. .
Curtiz B. Fultz, 26, surrendered
without resistance to an armed
posse led by Sheriff B. Hood Way
land, who came to the home of C.
T. Gwinn, Culpeper County sur
veyor, about 11 a.m. today.
The men attracted by the sound
of shooting, found the fugitive fir
ing a .22 rifle out. of an upper
story window at a birdhouse in
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the rear of the home. Police said
the man was apparently intoxi
cated.
None of the other convicts was
at the house when the posse ar
rived. Police were told that they
had left the house early today
after spending the night there.
Mr. Gwinn and his wife are both
in the hospital at Fredericksburg,
recovering from injuries received
! in a traffic accident September 19.
Mr. Gwinn’s stepson, Lee McCal
lum, 18, was staying at the home
i (See CONVICTS. Page A-3.)
Small Nations Offer
To Play Larger Part
In Europe’s Defense
Atlantic Pact Session
Recessed So Delegates
Can Confer With Homes
By John A. Giles
The smaller nations of the
North Atlantic Treaty Organiza
tion appeared ready today to chip
more into the kitty of an accel
erated European defense effort
against Communist armed might.
This prospect, taken as an opti
mistic sign which was sure to re
French Parliament Due to Act Soon on
Unified West European Army. Pg. A-12
Truman Awaits Reply from Other Nations
on Disarmament Call. Page A-2
suit in even larger contributions
by the larger powers, developed
out of the opening session yester
day of the NATO Military Com
mittee in the closely guarded De
partmental Auditorium.
Representatives of one of the
smaller nations thought they
could contribute more to the joint
effort and an American delega
tion spokesman said that the idea
immediately gained approval from
the other delegates. They ob
tained a recess until 2 p.m. to
morrow to confer with their de
fense ministers.
Successes in Korea Cited.
The spokesman attributed this
willingness of the smaller na
tions to contribute more to the
joint effort to a general revival of
will to resist aggression resulting
from American successes in
Korea, assurances that United
States troops will be increased in
Europe, and American progress in
rearming.
The identity of the small na
tion that set off the move to
speed up formation of the com
bined forces was not made
known. The spokesman said that
(See DEFENSE, Page A-5.)
Firemen Turn Hose
On Motorists Who
Chase After Trucks
By the Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 25.—
The fire department at nearby
Jacksonville decided to do some
thing about motorists who get in
the way at fires.
What it did was to put on a fake
fire alarm.
When motorists started‘driving
over fire hose at the “scene” of
the non-existent fire yesterday the
firemen started squirting water—
at the motorists.
One man took a punch at a.
fireman. It cost the assailant $10
in court.
The fireman had a black eye. 1
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'You're Another' Cry
Resounds as Dirksen
And Lucas Battle
Both Sides Are Worried
By Voters' Silence in
Illinois Senate Race
By Gould Lincoln
Stor Staff Correspondent
CHICAGO, Oct. 25. — Senator
Scott Lucas, Democrat, is seeking
re-election on the one hand as
majority — and administration —
leader of the Senate, and on the
other, as a Senator sufficiently in
dependent to oppose the adminis
; tration on the Brannan farm pro
gram and socialized medicine and
to vote to override President Tru
man’s veto of the new anti
| Communist bill, now a law.
At the same time Senator Lucas
| is constantly attacking his Re
: publican opponent, former Repre
sentative Everett M. Dirksen, as
a flip-flop artist, who during his
long service in the House voted
first isolationist, then internation
alist, and finally back to isolation
i ist. Mr. Dirksen’s latest shift,
| Senator Lucas contends, was made
i to get the support of Col. Robert
’McCormick and the powerful
! Chicago Tribune.
Mr. Dirksen retorts that Sena
j tor Lucas is one thing in Wash
ington, an administration leader
who will jump through the hoop
: when the Fair Deal whip is
; cracked, and another thing in Il
linois where the Senator seeks to
avoid the enmity of the Farm
Bureau Federation, doctors and
dentists, large groups who have
been critical of the administra
tion’s Far Eastern policy, and
Polish-American voters who have
been strongly Democratic but who
now are asking what the Roosevelt
and Truman administration did
(See LINCOLN, Page A-4.)
Dairies Advise D. C.
They’re Short of Milk,
Ask Import Permits
Gillette Seeks Report
8y Commissioners on
Situation Tomorrow
Three dairies today advised the.
Commissioners of a short supply
of milk and asked for permits to
import milk from outside the Dis
trict area.
The Commissioners announced
yesterday that they would deter
mine whether a milk shortage ex
isted here which would call for
importation of outside milk after j
November 1.
The 8-year-old emergency pro
vision permitting importation of
milk to this market which has not
been inspected by the District
Health Department is scheduled to
expire on that date.
The Commissioners have pro
vided, however, that if they find:
a milk shortage exists, importa- i
tion of locally uninspected milk j
: would be permitted provided it
met certain health standards.
Gillette Asks Report.
Meanwhile, Chairman Gillette
of a Senate Agriculture Subcom
mittee studying milk and related
food problems wrote the Commis- i
sioners asking for report on the
milk situation by tomorrow'.
The dairies applying for permits
to import milk today were Wake
field - Model Farms, Highland
Farms and Embassy.
Attorney John F. Hillyard ad
vised the city heads that Wake
field was short for the week end
ing October 21, by 5,000 gallons
of milk a day and Highland Farms
by 1,000 gallons a day.
James J. Ward, president of
Embassy, said that dairy was
short for the same week by 11,
800 gallons a day.
Seckinger to Seek Ruling.
If the dairies are called on to
supply milk to the armed services,
the shortage will be greater, the(
Commissioners were advised.
Health Officer Daniel L. Seck
j inger expects to seek a formal
opinion from the corporation
: counsel on two proposals, one of
which would permit Washington
dairies to import uninspected milk
for nearby Army and Navy sta
tions.
Under the plan, local dairies
would process inspected milk for
local distribution. They would
process the uninspected milk for
the military installations.
Dr. Seckinger said he had been
advised informally that the pro
posal could not be permitted with
out amending the Milk Act. One
section prohibits dealers from re
ceiving milk from non-licensed
sources.
Another proposal discussed yes
terday w'ith attorneys for the
(See MILK, Page A-5.)
Gl Trade Schools 'Hamstring'
War Production, Probers Say
GI trade schools in the District
area are keeping their enrollees
from being available for war pro
duction jobs, it was charged to
day by two members of the Com
missioners’ committee investi
gating private trade schools here.
In a letter to the Commission
ers transmitting a report signed
by 14 members, James W. Lums
den and Robert E. Phelps said
the trade schools were keeping
their more than 6.000 enrollees
from availability, creating a tight
labor market and “grievously
hamstringing the war effort.”
The Commissioners months ago
decided to take no further action
on their trade school investiga-i
tion after the committee failed;
to present indications the schools
were being conducted irregularly.
That was after the committee
released a report signed by seven
members stating there was no evi
dence that veterans were being
exploited by trade schools.
This report drew complaints
from other members that they had
not been permitted to vote on it,
and that they had not been given
a chance to read it by Committee
Chairman Leon Chatelain.
Today’s report expressed the
view that the previous document
based its conclusions on insuffi
cient and inconclusive data.
It called on the city heads to
ask the Board of Education, under
which the trade schools operate,
to re-evaluate its standards of ap
proval.
President Asks
National Guard
To Support UMT
Implies White House
Will Launch All-Out
Drive for Program
By William J. Wheatley
President Truman today urged
the National Guard Association
of the United States to “put every
thing you have’’ behind a uni
versal military training program.
Tne President told the associa
tion’s annual meeting at the May
flower Hotel that he did not be
lieve the Korean situation would
have developed if some people
didn’t believe that this Nation was
too proud to fight. He added that
the United States had entered a
fight every time that the situa
tion required and said. “We have
always won because we have al
ways been on the right side.”
Mr. Truman said he had
asked Congress eight times for
a UMT law without success, and
indicated the White House will
make an all-out drive for crea
tion of the system as part of the
new defense program.
“One of the most disgraceful
things that ever happened in this
country was to And that 34 per
cent of our young men were not
physically fit to serve in the
armed force,” Mr. Truman said.
Saya UMT Would Avert It.
“A universal military training
system could eradicate that dis
grace.
“I hope you will put everything
you have behind a training pro
gram to make the youth of this
country better citizens and better
able to defend the country.”
The President recalled that when
he first joined the Guard every
one had to put up 25 cents of
his own money on drill nights
but that now the members get
10, 20 or 30 times that amount
from the Federal Government for
attending each drill.
The backbone of the Nation’s
defense rests on the civilian com
ponents of the armed forces, the
President said.
In humorous vein, Mr. Truman
told the be-medaled Guard officers
that he had never seen so much
brass at one time in his life. The
best thing about it. he said, was
that it tu civilian brass. But he
told them that to him brass meant
that they were men of responsi
bility.
He Gets the Bricks.
! Mr. Truman recalled that he
| “put a medal on Gen. MacArthur
■the other day” and at the time
had remarked that he wished he
could receive a medal some day.
“Gen. MacArthur told me that
it was my duty to give the medals* '
not to receive them,” he said.
“About all I receive is the bricks.
It’s a good thing I’ve got a hard
head or it would have been broken
long since.”
Gen. George C. Marshall, Sec
retary of Defense, told the asso- i
ciation yesterday that if a strong
National Guard had been readily
available the current world situa
tion would not have developed.
He has hopes, he said, that there
will be no shooting war, but there
will be a great deal of service for
soldiers. He did not amplify the
statement.
He said, however, it is impera
tive that the National Guard be
strengthened, adding that he had
not had sufficient time since tak
ing office to delve into the Guard’s
problems.
Serious Situation.
“We are now confronted with
a very serious situation,” Gen.
Marshall said. “You are the larg
est strength available in the de
fense of this Government. What
I am interested in, above all other
things, is how to make the Na
tional Guard a much stronger
organization. We never can r.ave
a strong standing Army.
“But,” he continued, “it is im
perative if we do not have it that
(See GUARD, Page A-4.)
Goodyear Raises Prices
On Tires TVi Per Cent
By the Associated Press
AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 25.—Good
year Tire & Rubber Co. today
increased prices on automobile,
truck and farm tires 7V2 per cent.
Prices of inneetubes made with
natural rubber were increased by
the same amount, and white side
wall tires were jumped up 10 per
cent.
Tubes made of synthetic rubber,
puncture seal tubes, solid or pneu
matic industrial tires, and bicycle
and motorcycle tires and tubes
were unaffected by the price
change.
Increased cost of natural rub
ber, rayon, cotton and other ma
terials are responsible for the in
crease, the company said. It was
the fifth this year.
Featured Reading
Inside Today's Star
GENEROSITY IN ACTION—Con a
child still smile if her home is broken
by poverty or death and she must go
away? For some children who can—
and for the reason why—see Page B-l,
MARYLAND POLITICS — Democrats
accuse Republicans of using unfair
tactics in Prince Georges County, Star
Staff Correspondent Alex R. Preston
reports on Page A-4.

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