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Weather Forecast
Sunny, high 63 today. Clear, cool tonight,
low 42 in city, near 34 with frost likely
In suburbs. Tomorrow cloudy, warmer.
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Amusement Building Is Banned
To Conserve Defense Materials;
Theaters, Race Tracks Included
NPA Also Diverts
Steel for Use in
Rail Boxcars
ly the Associated Press
The National Production Au
thority today banned the building
of any new structures for “amuse
ment. recreational or entertain
ment purposes.”
The order, effective at midnight
tonight, was issued to conserve
List of Types of Construction Banned by
Controls Order. Page A 28
Nation's Retail Sales Declining Sharply
Under Credit Controls. Page A-4
Construction Curb Expected to Have
Serious Effect Here. Poge B-l
materials for armaments. It does
not affect construction already
under way.
Covered by the ban are theaters
of all kinds, amusement parks,
race tracks, golf courses, night
clubs, skating rinks and summer
camps. In all, there are 44 for
bidden types of structures.
The NPA administrator. William
H. Harrison, said the barred con
struction “is of a type which does
not further the defense effort,
either directly or indirectly and
does not increase the Nation's
productive capacity.”
Other Types Can Be Curbed.
Persons who start other build
ings which do not further the de
fensive drive—even though not on
the prohibited list—run the risk
of being barred from completion
on the building. Mr. Harrison said.
Such construction begun after
midnight may be halted “even
though its commencement at the
present time is not forbidden by
this order,” the production chief
specified.
The order applies to Federal,
State and city recreational proj
ects, as well as private buildings.
The NPA simultaneously issued
two more orders settling the de
fense yoke more firmly on the
economy:
1. The steel industry was di
rected to furnish steel for the
production of at least 10,000
freight cars a month. This will
take upwards of 300,000 tons
monthly from the civilian supply.
Program Will Run 6 Months.
The car-building program is of
six-months’ duration, but the
mandatory allocation order covers
only the first quarter of 1951. This
will permit car builders to place
orders at once, with steel deliveries
beginning in January. Freight cars
could begin rolling out of the shops
in February or March.
2. Other allocation programs of
the same type were made possible
by an NPA amendment to its
steel distribution order. This will
permit allocations of steel, simi
lar to the freight car plan, for
steel deliveries to the petroleum
and mining industries, farm ma
chinery makers and other de
fense-supporting industries.
The ban on construction, in
addition to exempting building al
ready underway, permits repair
and maintenance of present build
ings and alterations if they do
not basically change the struc
ture. Small construction jobs of
$5,000 or less in any year are not
prohibited.
Camp Theaters Exempted.
Also exempted are construction
projects undertaken by the De
fense Department and the Atomic
Energy Commission. This would
permit the building of camp
theaters and facilities for troop
recreation.
The construction industry has
argued that it should be allowed
to set up voluntary limitations on
building materials. The NPA po
sition has been that with the
severe limitation on home con
struction already in effect, it
would be only logical to limit
other building that could be
classed as unessential.
The freight car order is the
first allocation of steel by the
NPA, the industry having been
affected in the past only by de
fense order priorities.
45-Hour Work Week
Urged by C. E. Wilson
By th« Associated Press
CHICAGO, Oct. 26.—C. E. Wil
son, president of General Motors
called today for a temporary 45
hour work week to boost defense
production without cutting con
sumer goods.
Mr. Wilson, in a speech pre
pared for a business forum of the
American Society of Metals, saic
the real production problem i:
manpower. He went on:
“. . . Temporarily, we shoulc
increase the average work week tc
as much as 45 hours tn order noi
to decrease the amount of con
sumer goods available and at the
same time produce the necessarj
military goods.
“When the emergency is ovei
or our military reserves have beer
built up to a safe point, we car
then reduce taxes and restore the
40-hour week.”
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* "" ■■ " - ■ ■ -.. " " —— — ■ ' ■— —
President to Press for Dispersal
Of U. S. Agencies Around D. C.
Plan Is Practical, Is Not Pigeon-Holed
And Should Be Carried Out, He Says
President Truman said today
that he is going to continue to
press the plan to disperse Gov
ernment agencies into the area
around the capital.
He said the plan* is logical and
practical, and that it should be
carried out.
A reporter raised the question
at the President's news confer
ence and remarked that the plan
seemed to have been pigeon-holed.
Mr. Truman denied emphatic
ally that this was the case.
The plan, initiated as a defense
measure, was the basis for an
appropriation request to Congress
: for S139.8 million for the con
I struction of four buildings in out
lying areas to house about 40.000
Government workers.
According to the plan, agencies
of "prime necessity" to the Nation
in time of war would be trans
ferred initially. Ultimately, the
Commitiee's Choice
For European Defense
Chief Expected Today
New Speculation Arises
That Gen. Eisenhower
Will Be Recommended
By John A. Giles
The North Atlantic Treaty Or
ganization Military Committee
was expected to recommend today
the appointment of an American
to command the combined Euro
pean defense force as new specu
lation arose that Gen. Eisenhower I
would be named.
The action was forecast as the;
committee prepared to lesume
French Parliament Approves Pleven Plan
for European Army. Page A-4
this afternoon the session begun
Tuesday. The meeting was re
cessed to allow the representatives
to consult their defense ministers
and home governments on a pro
i— 1 ■
Truman Says He Sees
No Trouble in 1950
In Western Europe
By the Associated Press
President Truman said to
day he does not expect trouble
in Western Europe this year.
The President made this
comment without elaboration
when asked at a news con
ference if he thought there
was danger of trouble from
the Russians in Western
Europe this year.
posal by one of the smaller na
| tions that the contributions to the
; international defense force against
communism be increased. The
committee’s recommendations will
go to the NATO Defense Commit
tee, which meets here Saturday.
In Indianapolis, Ind., yesterday,
Gen. Eisenhower told reporters he
was coming to Washington within
a few days to talk with Defense
Department officials. The war
| time Supreme Allied Commander
in Europe and present Columbia
University president said he did
not know what the department
wanted, but added:
“I’m happy and pleased, of
course, that the people of Europe
have suggested me to head their
defense army.’’
Other Points Coming Up.
While the immediate appoint
ment of the commander of the in
ternational force was to be settled,
according to authoritative sources,
the committee also was expected
to complete action today on these
other points:
1. The details of the command
(See DEFENSE, Page A-3.)
Disease of Arteries
Reduced in Britain
By'Austerity Diet'
By the Associated Pre*s
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26.—
The most serious form of harden
ing of the arteries is being partly
controlled in England by the
“austerity diet,” according to a
British authority on heart and
blood vessel diseases.
Dr. George Pickering, profes
sor of medicine at the University
of London, said last night that
since rationing began in 1939 and
England went on a low fat diet,
deaths from arteriosclerosis have
decreased, especially in elderly
victims of diabetes.
“The same thing happened in
World War I after the submarines
1 hit our food supply,” Dr. Pickering
told a news conference.
4.
plant contemplates the erection of
a dozen or more buildings and
I the transfer to them of about
100,000 Government workers.
Congress failed to pass the ap
propriation. Opposition developed,
and one member of the House
jibed at the proposal as one to
protect bureaucratic “wafflebot
toms.”
General Services Administra
tion, meanwhile, had made nu
merous surveys of sites in Mary
land and Virginia and it was said
the Government would be ready
to move at once on the plan as
soon as Congress authorized it.
Under the program agencies
would be distributed in an area
within an hour's commuting dis
tance of Washington. The sum
asked for initially included funds
for the construction of access
(See DISPERSAL, Page A-4.)
5 Convicts Still Hunted
After Daring Breaks;
Virginia Captures Two
Getaway Auto Found
In Alexandria After
Mail Carrier Is Kidnaped
A widespread police search was
under way in the Washington
area today for five convicts still
at large after two daring breaks
from Virginia prison guards.
Two of the original seven fugi
tives were recaptured yesterday.
One had escaped with a compan
ion from the Goochland tVa.)
prison farm. The other had
bolted a road gang near Culpeper
with four other convicts after
shooting their guard.
Richard Poteet, 24, of Ports
mouth, gave himself up meekly
to police near Fredericksburg last
night after telephoning that he
wished to surrender. When police
arrived at the tourist camp where
he w^as hiding, they found with
him a Richmond truck driver,
Parker Collins, who had been
taken by the convicts as a hostage
when they commandeered his
truck.
Later Switch to Auto.
At Mineral, Va„ Poteet and his
companion, James Zollo, 22, aban
doned the truck, police said,
switching to a car seized from
Billy Baxter Beam, 27. Beam told
police he escaped when they
shoved Mr. Collins into the auto
mobile after leaving the truck.
The pair escaped yesterday after
overpowering their guard at the
prison farm and taking his
weapons.
Washington police were warned
loday that Zollo w-as believed
headed for the District on a bus.
He was said to have recently re
ceived $100 from his mother in
IWaterbury, Conn. Virginia police
advised that Zollo was armed and
considered dangerous.
Zollo was serving a 25-year
term for highway robbery and six
years for a previous escape.
Police were kept busy running
down tips that the convicts had
been spotted in various parts of
the area. In Alexandria today a
(See CONVICTS. Page A-3.1
Truman Studies
Congress Recall
Before Nov. 21
Wants Early Action
On Program Including
Excess Profits Tax
By Joseph A. Fox
President Truman said today he
may call Congress back into ses
sion a week or 10 days in advance
of November 27.
He told his news conference he
would like to get an early start on!
his legislative program and added
that an excess profits tax was one
measure on which he wanted early
action.
When Congress quit in Septem
ber it took a recess until Novem
ber 27.
Mr. Truman said no decision;
has been reached. In reply to
questions, he said the matter had
been discussed with Vice Presi
dent Barkley, now on an extensive
campaign tour.
Asked if the call would go out
before election day—November 7
—Mr. Truman responded rather
sharply that it would be issued
whenever he decided what to do.
This would be done, the President
emphasized, whether it was be
fore or after election day.
Has Long Legislation List.
Mr. Truman pointed out that
Congress was not scheduled to re
turn until late in November and
said that would not allow much
time for the legislation he has in
mind. He added that he had a
long list of things to be done.
Asked if he thought the short
session would permit time for new
rent control legislation, Mr. Tru
man said there were other things
just as important as rent, control.
Amplifying, he listed statehood
for Alaska and Hawaii which was
left hanging when Congress quit,
and he stressed that action should
be taken, too, on excess profits leg
islation.
The House Ways and Means
Committee will start hearings on
excess profits November 15.
The national rent control law
expires December 31, but there is
a provision under which cities so
desiring may extend it until next
June 30.
Undecided on Campaigning.
When the news conference dis
cussion turned to political affairs,
the President said he had not yet
made up his mind if he would take
any part in the campaign.
He said National Democratic
Chairman William M. Boyle, jr„
wants him to help out and that he
does have under consideration one
radio speech. But, he said, he
didn’t know whether it would be
(See CONGRESS. Page A-5.)
Police Capf. Blackman
Suffers Hearf Attack
Capt. Harry C. Blackman, who
checks up on subversives for the
Metropolitan Police, was in Mount
Alto Hospital today, the victim
of a heart attack.
The 53-year-old policeman was
stricken last night as he and his
wife were on the way to visit
friends. His condition was not
considered serious.
Capt. Blackman, a veteran of
30 years on the force, heads the
missing persons and special in
vestigations squad.
Chinese Reds Entered
Tibet Tuesday, Soviet
Announces in Berlin
Russian Paper Provides
First Word of Border
Crossing by Troops
By th« Associated Press
BERLIN, Oct. 26.—The Rus
sians announced today that
Chinese Communist forces had
crossed Tibet’s frontier early
Tuesday.
"In the early morning hours of
Tuesday, a formation of the
Cninese people’s army crossed the
Tibetan frontier," an announce
ment in Taegliche Rundschau, of
ficial newspaper of the Soviet
Control Commission in Germany,
said today.
It was the first word that the
Red Chinese actually had entered
Tibet.
The Peiping radio yesterday an
nounced that Chinese Communist
forces in South China had been
ordered to advance on Tibet. The
Chinese Reds had been hinting at
an invasion of Tibet for several
months.
1949 Separation Cited.
Taegliche Rundschau said:
"In the summer of 1949 reac
tionary authorities of Tibet under
pressure from their English and
American advisers had proclaimed
their detachment from China.!
This was not the wish of the
Tibetan people, but was designed
to serve Washington in its efforts
to convert Tibet into a military;
attack point against the demo
cratic peoples of the Republic of
China.”
The Soviet control commission’s
organ declared:
"The command to the Chinese
People's Army is clear. Three
million inhabitants of Tibet must
be freed from imperialist oppres
sion and the national defenses on
the Western frontier of the Chi
nese People’s Republic must be
strengthened.”
The second Chinese field army
which spearheaded the invasion
“has the honorable task of lib
erating the Tibetan population
and blocking the imperialists from
occupying part of the fatherland,”
the paper added.
Political Mission Cited.
The Soviet mouthpiece said!
“English imperialists” had "sue-!
ceeded in quartering a political
mission in Lhasa (the Tibetan|
capital city) where today it con-!
trols all internal and foreign
(Continued on Page A-3, Col. 5.) j
Woman Admits Faking Story of Girl's Leukemia
A woman admitted in Municipal
Court today that a much-publi
cized story of her foster daughter's
leukemia was untrue and she
convinced even the girl she was
sick because “I wanted to get
started in business."
The story came to light after
the girl’s foster uncle became
suspicious and took the child to
Arlington County Hospital.
The woman, Mrs. Doris M.
Neeley, 50-year-old practical
nurse, was held for grand jury
action on a charge of false pre
tenses in accepting a $160 check
from a “good Samaritan."
The girl who thought she had
leukemia was Gladys Marie Nee
ley, now 16. Last June, Gladys
was in the news when classmates
carried her to Stuart Junior High
School for her graduation. At the
time, it was reported she had
been in bed for 13 weeks, suffer
ing fiom the strange blood disease.
Judge George D. Neilson, after
listening to Mrs. Neeley's admis
sions today, lashed out at her for
“undermining the health of this
little girl—almost to the point of
killing her.” He termed it "one of
the most reprehensive offenses I
have seen since I’ve been on the
bench.”
i On the witness stand, Mrs. Nee
k *
GLADYS MARIE NEELEY.
In court today.
—Star Staff Photo.
ley testified that last April she
thought Gladys was ill and called
a Dr. Lewis who gave the girl a
A
penicillin shot and suggested she!
call him if she needed him furth
er but she did not call.
She said she met Mrs. Hester
E. Beck, the donor of the con
tested $160, when Mrs. Beck pre
sented the girl with a dog from
the Tailwagger’s Club. Mrs. Beck
returned, she went on, and gave
the child $50, roses and ice
cream.
Mrs. Beck, she said, told her if
she could get a better place to
live Mrs. Beck would pay the first
two months' rent. That was
when she moved and got the
check for $160.
On the stand, Mrs. Beck, whc
live at 812 Roeder road, Silver
Spring, Md., testified she had a
signed statement from Mrs.
Neeley in which Mrs. Neeley ad
mitted giving injections that
caused the child’s illness.
Mrs. Beck was located by Wom
en’s Bureau Police after Glady’s
foster uncle put the child in thei
hands of the Fairfax County Wel
fare Department and an investi
gation got under way.
Mrs. Neeley now lives at 137
Eleventh street N.E., where she
testified she has four convalescent
patients under her case.
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50,000Saved From Death Trap
By Fast South Korean Advance
Wonsan Landing Delayed After 3,000 Mines
And Beach Fortifications Were Found
By Stan Swinton
Associated Press War Correspondent
WONSAN, Korea, Oct. 26.—A
lightning ground advance by
South Korean troops—faster than
United Nations commanders dared
expect—probably saved a 50.000
man amphibious operation from
running into a death trap.
Today that 50,000-man force,
spearheaded by the United States
1st Marine Division, began prosaic
landings at Wonsan, more than
100 miles behind those still ad
vancing South Koreans.
It now can be revealed that only
a military miracle prevented what
Indiana Senate Race
Regarded as Test of
Truman's Popularity
Battle Between Capehart
And Campbell Bitter
Republican Given Edge
By Gould Lincoln
Star Staff Correspondent
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Oct. 26.
—The Hoosier State is indulging
in one of its pet pastimes—a bit
ter political campaign.
Senator Homer E. Capehart,
Republican, now completing his
first term, is running for re-elec
tion against Alex Campbell, who
has been an Assistant Attorney
General in Washington.
They and their supporters have
been throwing everything but the
kitchen stove at one another. The
advantage in this race appears to
lie with Senator Capehart, al
though Democratic leaders here
insist that Mr. Campbell will win.
Indiana for years has been a
real battleground over which the
Republican and Democratic forces
have fought. The Republicans
carried the State for Gov. Dewey
in 1944 by 94,000 votes, and 1948
by 14,000. Henry Wallace’s vote
for President in the latter year
was nearly 10,000. Had Mr. Wal
lace not been running, the Dewey
lead in 1948 would have been ma
terially less.
Truman Popularity Test.
In considerable measure, the
Senate race here is a test of
President Truman’s popularity—
and that of his Fair Deal pro
gram. Senator Capehart is 100
per cent against Mr. Truman and
his program. Mr. Campbell has
declared in his campaign:
"I will fight to uphold the hand
of the finest president in the
history of the United States—
Harry S. Truman.”
In consequence, the campaign
runs the gamut of the national
issues between the two parties.
Senator Capehart is talking about
the country’s unpreparedness at
the start of the Korean War. He
declares the Truman adminis
tration, by its policy in the Far
East, brought the war about, and
asserts that three wars under
Democratic administrations in a
(See LINCOLN, Page A-3.)
Late News
Bulletin
Land Agency Funds Sought
The Commissioners today ap
proved an application for an
advance of $175,000 in Federal
funds to be used by the District
Redevelopment Land Agency in
preparing surveys and studies
for redevelopment of areas bad
ly in need of improvement.
A
| might have been the blackest
I page in American military history.
The Marines and 20,000 tough
United States 7th Division dough
boys were to have stormed ashore
October 20. The miracle hap
pened when the South Korean
3d Division, in a breath-taking
I advance which strategists believed
impossible, captured Wonsan, Oc
tober 9.
Those troops immediately dis
covered that Wonsan was a death
; trap set by the Reds, who had
I anticipated landings from the sea
An estimated 3,000 floating
i (Continued on Page A-5, Col. 6.1
Truman Feels Regret
At Philippine Retort
To Charges of Graft
Manila Palace Asserts
Corruption Is Feeble
Compared With U. S.
By the Associated Press
President Truman expressed re
gret today over a Philippine gov
ernment statement that the Fili
pinos were “mere pikers” in graft
and corruption as compared tc
Americans.
That was his reaction at a news
confei'ence when asked for com
ment on the Philippine statement,
; issued by Malacanan Palace,
President Quirino’s residence, and
reportedly prepared by Mr. Qui
; lino’s secretary.
The statement purported tc
answer some of the reputed
charges of graft and corruption
made against the Philippine gov
ernment by an American eco
nomic mission.
The American group headed by
former Assistant Secretary of the
Treasury Daniel W. Bell has sub
mitted a report on United States
aid to the islands to Mr. Truman,
but it has not been made public.
Sorry Answer Was Released.
Mr. Truman was asked: “Now
that the answer to the Bell report
has been given, when will the re
port itself be released?”
The President replied he was
very sorry that the purported
answer has been released. He
(See MANILA, Page A-4.)
Man Held in Blasting
Of 'Voice' Transmitter
By the Associated Press
The FBI today announced the
arrest of an Ohio carpenter for
the September 17 dynamiting of
a Voice of America radio trans
mitter at Mason, Ohio.
FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover said
Herman Floyd Kinner, 38, of
Wilmington. Ohio, was taken into
custody at El Paso, Tex., and has
admitted he “did the job.”
Mr. Hoover said Kiner is a for
mer soldier and has been a patient
in mental institutions.
Mr. Hoover quoted Kinner as
admitting also that he opened a
switch on the main line tracks of
the Pennsylvania Railroad near
Wilberforce. Ohio, on October 1.
The open switch was discovered
before any train passed that point.
In connection with the dynamit
ing of the Voice of America trans
mitter, Kinner was charged with
destruction of Government prop
erty. This is an offense punish
able by $10,000 fine or 10 years’
imprisonment, or both.
The blast wrecked an antenna
tower of the Government-owned
Bethany transmitter operated for
the Voice of America by Crosley
Broadcasting Corp., of Cincinnati.
South Koreans
Reach Frontier
Of Manchuria
U. S. Denies There Is
Evidence That China
Reds Join in War
By the Associated Press
SEOUL, Oct. 26.—An Allied
spearhead reached Red China's
Manchurian border tonight.
South Korean patrols raced un
opposed to the south bank of the
jYalu River, in the center of the
! uneasy frontier between North
Korea and Manohuria. They were
the first U. N. troops to complete
the long thrust up the mountain
ous peninsula.
Other elements of the same di
vision—the Republic of Korea 6th
—were reported under attack by
Chinese Communists some 50 miles
to the south. There was no high
Allied confirmation, however.
And on the east coast, the
United States Marine 1st Division
spearheaded a 50.000-man landing
force at captured Wonsan port.
The Korean Military Advisory
Group reported that the honor of
being the first U. N. force to reach
the Manchurian boundary fell to
the 7th Regiment of the ROK
16th Division.
The division, kicking off from
Kojang 18 miles south of the bor
der, entered Chosan at 5:50 p.m.
(3:50 a.m. ESTi and sent patrols
3 miles further north to the wind
ing Yalu.
j Chinese Red Reports Discounted.
I A spokesman at United States
| 8th Army headquarters said today
| “there is no evidence of overt or
| open support of North Korea by
[the Chinese Communist Army.”
He said a Chinese prisoner cap
[ tured in a battle near Onjong to
iday was in North Korea uniform.
| as was another Chinese Red taken
! Wednesday near Unsan by the Re
! public of Korea 1st Division.
South Korean Army headquar
| ters earlier said a Chinese Com
| munist prisoner asserted three Red
i Chinese battalions were attacking
I the Republic of Korea 6th Divi
i sion elements east of Onjong.
j The other captured Chinese
| said 20,000 Chinese Reds had
[crossed into North Korea.
Eighth Army headquarters
sources said both prisoner reports
were being investigated.
Many Served in China.
Army officers pointed out that
many thousands of Koreans have
lived for generations in Manchu
ria and served in the Chinese
Communist Army.
One officer said the investiga
tion probably will show that Red
[China sent a new volunteer force
| of Koreans from the Chinese
j Army ranks to join the North Ko
| rean Army remnants in a stand
j before Manchuria.
I Fifth Air Force officers said
j South Korean army reports on the
| strength of the Red counter
j attack in the Onjong area may be
[exaggerated. Onjong is 32 miles
[south of Kojang, captured earlier
jin the day by a spearhead of the
[South Korean 6th Division.
Air Force spokesmen said fight
er bombers were in the area
throughout the afternoon and
were not called on for ground sup
j port strikes.
An 8th Army spokesman said
the ROK reports of the fighting
(See KOREA, Page A-5.)
Truman Says He Knows
Of Only 1 Soviet Atom Bias!
By the Associated Press
President Truman said today
he has no information that the
Russians have ever produced
more than one atomic explosion.
The President told a news con
ference that insofar as he knows,
J there has been only one atomic
explosion in the Soviet nation.
On September 23 last year he re
ported that one.
Mr. Truman made his comment
today during questioning about a
news conference Tuesday in which
Chairman Gordon Dean of the
Atomic Energy Commission said
that “The President hasn’t seen
fit to make any more announce
ments” and “I'll leave it US’ you
to guess on that basis.”
| The President also took occa
j sion to deny what he was told was
| an assertion by Writer John Gun
{ther that Gen. MacArthur knew
| nothing whatsoever about the
I plan to drop atomic bombs on
t Japan just prior to the end of
! World War II.
| Mr. Truman said there wasn’t
any truth to that report, and
added that he (the President)
gave the order to Gen. MacArthur,
who in turn gave the order to the
men who dropped the bombs.
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