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' Bradley Hits MacArthur Plan,
Says It Involves Wrong War,
Wrong Time and Wrong Enemy
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General Denies
Staff Chiefs Were
Overridden
By J. A. O'Leary and
Cecil Holland
Gen. Bradley, chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff, charged
today the MacArthur program for
Korea would “involve us in the
wrong war, at the wrong place, at
the wrong time and with the
wrong enemy.”
Backing administration strategy
for confining the conflict to Ko
Portiol Text of Bradley Testimony at To
day's Hearing. Page A-5
Flanders Sorry for Remarks About Mar
shall's Statements. Page A-2
rea, Gen. Bradley flatly denied the
military judgment of the Joint
Chiefs has been “overridden” by
political or diplomatic considera
tions and cryptically added:
“That is just not so.”
Explaining his “wrong war”
phrase, as he began testifying be
fore the Senate committee inves
• tigating Far East policy and the
ouster of Gen. MacArthur, Gen.
Bradley said:
“Under present circumstances,
we have recommended against en
larging the war. The course of
action often described as a ‘lim
ited war’ with Red China would
increase the risk we are taking
by engaging too much of our power
in an area that is not the critical
strategic prize. Red China is not
the powerful nation seeking to
dominate the world.”
WaiiIH Ra ¥ arcror n«a<1lnolr
Declaring he would not be for
any policy which would rush the
United States “headlong into a
showdown before we are ready,”
Gen. Bradley argued that expand
ing the Korean fighting into China
would only mean jumping “from
a smaller conflict to a larger dead
lock at greater expense.”
The 58-year-old veteran of
World War n in Europe, who is
also a five-star general, hit back
strongly at the charge of Gen.
MacArthur and others that the
administration’s present course in
Korea is one of appeasement.
He said such critics “ignore the
vital questions” of actions, if
taken, would assure victory in
Korea, bring Russia into the fight,
“and strip us of our Allies” not
only in Korea but in other parts
of the world.
World Situation Conies First.
Gen. Bradley appeared to have
lost no time in answering Gen.
MacArthur’s statement to Con
gress that the MacArthur pro
posals for stepping up pressure
against Red China were shared
“from a military standpoint” by
the Joint Chiefs.
Gen. Bradley said the Joint
Chiefs recognize the “military ad
vantages” that might accrue to the
U. N. position in Korea by expand
ing the fighting area. He pointed
out, however, that, while a field
commander properly estimates his
needs from the viewpoint of his
own theater, those responsbile for
higher direction must base their
actions on the global situation.
The chairman of the Joint
Chiefs emphasized that every ef
fort should be made to settle the
present conflict without extend
ing it outside of Korea.
“If this proves to be impossi
ble,” he continued, “then other
measures must be taken.”
Questioning Is Limited.
He gave no immedaite indica-,
tion of what other steps he re
ferred to.
At me start oi toaay s session
(See BRADLEY, Page A-3.)
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Moran Seeks tc Avoid
Being Weber Witness
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK, May 15.—James
J. Moran, former city official con
victed of perjury, waged a legal
fight today to avoid being called
as a witness in the perjury trial
of Louis Weber, Brooklyn numbers
racket figure.
Moran, a close associate of for
mer Mayor William O’Dwyer, was
sentenced to five years for telling
the Senate Crime Committee he
met Weber only five or six times
Witnesses at Moran’s trial told
of 111 meetings between Moran
and Weber.
Weber is charged with perjury
for telling the crime committee
he did not know Moran.
Joseph L. Delaney, counsel for
Moran, said in a brief filed with
federal Judge Charles A. Dewey
l that he had advised Moran to
claim constitutional privilege and
“remain mute as to any subject
matter concerning the charge
alleged against him.”
Moran has filed an appeal from
his conviction.
Judge Dewey said he would hold
in abeyance the question of
whether Moran should testify.
“The court will listen to argu
ments if Moran is called by the
Government,” Judge Dewey said.
A jury of 10 men and 2 wom
en was selected yesterday for
Weber’s trial.
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SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT—Chairman Russell (left) of the
joint Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee, straight
ens Gen. Omar Bradley’s tie as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff prepares to testify in the MacArthur controversy. Look
ing on (center) is Senator Knowland, Republican of Calif.
—AP Photo.
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China's Reds Reported
Crossing 2 Rivers on
Central Korean Front
Spearheads of Gathering
Foe Declared 12 Miles
South From Parallel
By the Associated Press
TOKYO, May 15. — Chinese
Communist troops were reported
tonight to be crossing two rivers 1
on the rainy Central Korean
front around Chunchon in front
of strong American positions.
An American officer, however, j
said flatly that the expected!
Views Differ on Whether Reds Can Force
Decision in Korea. Page A-5!
Chinese offensive had not begun,
a pooled field dispatch reported !
The dispatch said unknown
numbers of Chinese Reds crossed
the Pukhan River, southwest of
Chunchon and reached hieh
ground just south of the river. j
Other Communists have crossed;
the Choyang, northeast of Chun
chon. and moved to the southeast
of that ruined city, where clashes
with American troops were re
ported.
The American officer said he
did not expect a Chinese offensive
to start tonight, but predicted
probing attacks at various points
in the Chunchon area. Chunchon
is 45 miles northeast of Seoul.
But spearheads of this gather
ing Red force were as much as
12 miles south of Parallel 38, the
old political boundary between
North and South Korea.
United Nations patrols spotted
Communists in units of 500 or 600
slogging through the hills east of
Kapyong. The United States 8th
Army did not indicate how close
they were to U. N. lines.
But no fighting was reported
from this area. Clashes elsewhere
On the rainswept battle line were;
between groups of 100 or 200.
Cnn4k nf D..Uk_D;_
The 8th Army said the Reds
East of Kapyong were south ol the
Pukhan River. This would put
them roughly 15 miles north- j
west ol Hongchon, U. N. base on
the central front.
An Allied officer said well pro
tected U. N. positions and restless
patrols probably would insure
about 24 hours warning before the
Chinese hit in strength.
A central front briefing officer
said the weather probably would
speed up the expected Red offen
sive about two days. The strike
generally is expected next week.
“This is their meat,” one officer j
commented. “The Chinese can do1
a lot of moving under these clouds
without being seen from the air.
They are undoubtedly taking ad
vantage of it.”
B-29s Bomb Sariwon.
B-29s were out today despite
heavy weather. They bombed the !
Sariwon supply center, above the!
Western front, by radar.
On the Western front .10 Allied i
soldiers—eight Americans and two
Turks—returned to their own lines
after being released by Chinese.
They were taken prisoner April 25
in the Reds’ first spring offensive.
Associated Press War Correspond
ent John Randolph said all told of
comparatively good treatment by
their captors. They said they were
told never again to fight the Chi
nese. and released.
Rain washed out most fighting
today.
Heavy artillery was directed or
Red Forces of undetermined size
15 miles east of Chunchon. The
Reds apparently had widened
their bridgehead south of the
Choyang River in this area.
I
Greater Mobilization
Urged by Baruch at
VMI's Marshall Day
Defense Chief Honored
By Arch Dedication;
Meets Old Classmates
By Wallace E. Clayton
Star Staff Correspondent
LEXINGTON, Va„ May 15.—
Greater mobilization of the Na
tion’s military strength was de
manded today by Bernard M.
Baruch as he praised Defense
Secretary Marshall as “history’s
first global strategist.”
Mr. Baruch dedicated a memo
rial arch to Gen. Marshall on the
grounds of the Virginia Military
Institute. The institute is cele
brating George Catlett Marshall
Day in honor of its famous alum
nus.
In delivering his first public
views on the controversy stirred
up by President Truman’s dismis
sal of Gen. Mac Arthur Mr. Ba
ruch did not mention the name
of the former Far Eastern com
mander.
“I wonder how much of the
controversy in recent days is
really a reflection of the differ
ence between the leader of troops
and the organizer,” Mr. Baruch
said
Would Be Impatient.
"A great leader of troops
naturally is zealous in desiring
that when his men become locked
in battle that every resource be
marshalled which might increase
the chance of their winning or
decreasing their losses. The very
qualities which made him so
raliant a leader of troops would
make him impatient of any limi
tations on his action.”
Mr. Baruch, a presidential ad
riser in two world wars, has dif
fered with President Truman of
late.
Mr. Baruch said he put the
concept of global defense, which
"saved the free world once and
which can save it again,” ahead
of any other consideration in
United States policy planning.
But he said global defense could
succeed only by a tremendous
increase in the military strength
of the United States and the rest
of the free world.
“Many issues have become in
volved in the raging controversy
over Far Eastern policy,” Mr.
Baruch said. “I would not want
to seem to be answering or dis
missing them. Still, I would like
to put forward this one thought
(See MARSHALL, Page A-2.)
Gasoline Tax
Increase Voted
By House Group
Raise From 1 Vi Cents
To 2 Cents Expected
To Net $210 Million
By th« Associated Press
The House Ways and Means
Committee voted today to raise
the Federal gasoline tax from
1% to 2 cents a gallon.
The move, counted on to bring
in an additional $210 million
To* Prober Assoils G. 0. P. "Partisanship"
on Protest Over Stoff. Page A-5
revenue, reversed the committee's
decision yesterday against boost
ing the tax.
The tax drafting group also
voted to raise the annual levy on
bowling alleys and pool tables
from $20 a unit to $25, for a $1
million revenue increase.
Telegram Tax Cut.
But the tax-writers voted to
cut the tax rate on domestic tele
grams from 25 per cent to 20 per
cent, for an estimated $8 million
dpnrpocp
The committee rejected a pro
posed penpy-a-bottle levy on soft
drinks and . a 20 per cent manu
facturers’ tax on candy and
chewing gum.
The excise levies on automo
biles, cigarettes, television sets
and other household items would
be increased under tentative
action by the committee yester
day.
The action raised to about
>6.325.000,000 the total amount
of tax increases the committee
has approved tentatively, subject
to a final vote. Both the House
and Senate tnust approve.
Cigar Tax Increase Rejected.
The committee voted to in
crease the cigarette tax from 7
cents a package to 8 cents to
bring ir an estimated >177 million
more. The Treasury asked a 3
cent increase. The group rejected
a Treasury request for a boost in
cigar taxes.
The committee voted tenta
tively to raise the tax on pas
senger autos and motorcycles from
7 per cent at the manufacturers'
level to 10 per cent, rather than
to 20 per ■ cent as the Treasury
asked. The estimated revenue in-'
crease is >196 million.
The tax on trucks would go up
from 5 to 8 per cent, for another
$61 million. The tax on auto
parts and accessories would be
raised the same amount.
The group rejected a Treasury
proposal to increase the 10 per
cent manufacturers excise tax on
household electrical, gas and oil
operated appliances to 25 per cent.
The committee did vote, however,
to extend the tax to a long list of
appliances, including mangles,
dishwashers, clothes dryers, elec
tric razors, lawnmowers, belt-driv
en fans and electric food chop
pers and meat grinders.
The committee voted not to tax
sewing machines, washing ma
chines and garbage-disposal units
It did agree to raise the rate
on radios, television receivers,
phonographs, phonograph records
and musical instruments from the
present 10 per cent to 15. That
action would bring in another $55
million a year, it estimated.
Dutch Bar 'Red Dean'
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands,
May 15 </P).—The Dutch today
classed Dr. Hewlett Johnson, the
“Red” Dean of Canterbury, as an
“undesirable alien” and barred
him from entering the- country.
The dean, noted for his pro-Soviet
views, had been scheduled to ad
dress a “peace committee” meet
ing here tonight.
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Surgery Without Anesthesia
Reported Common in Russia
By the Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, May 15.—Major
surgery without anesthesia is a
common practice in Russia, a Brit
ish neurologist asserts.
Dr. MacDonald Critchley, direc
tor of the Neurological Institute,
London, told the annual conven
tion of the California Medical As
sociation yesterday:
"I personnally have witnessed
major operations which were per
formed in Russia without the
slightest evidence that they felt
any pain. There was no indica
tion that these people had been
hypnotized. It’s possible their
part-Oriental blood had something
to do with the phenomenon.”
He said he witnessed a major
operation on a woman in Russia
who was not even given a sedative.
“The womgn bore the pain
stoically. The surgeon, in reply
to my questions, said It was a
a
common practice. He said: ‘We
Russians are better able to stand
pain than other races. ”
Other interesting findings about
pain as reported by Dr. Critchlev.
an international authority, are:
Women stand pain better than
men.
The more cultured and edu
cated a person, the more sensi
tive to pain he becomes.
Severe pain may be over
balanced by exquisite pleasure—
such as that the martyrs mav
have felt.
A few people appear to be born
pain-proof. One attorney died at
56 without ever havin'? experi
enced pain. When a finger re
quired amputation he just smiled
and bit it off. The most famous
case was that of a man who made
his living by driving nails into
his body. He tried to crucify him
self before an audience, but had
to stop when a score fainted.
m
Missouri Politicians Engage
InGuessingGameOver Truman
Wondering Whether President Will Run Again
And About Availability of Gen. Eisenhower
By Gould Lincoln
Star Staff Correspondent
KANSAS CITY, May 15.—Re
publicans and Democrats alike in
Missouri — President Truman’s
home State and the near neighbor
of Gen. Eisenhower’s home, Kan
sas—are exercising their guessing
abilities over two so far unsolved
questions.
First, will President Truman be
a candidate to succeed himself ini
1952?
Second, will Gen. Eisenhower be
available for a presidential nom
ination (a) by the Republicans;
and (b) by the Democrats?
The significance of the recent
statement made at the White
House by Democratic National
Chairman William M. Boyle, jr„
that more and more Democratic;
leaders throughout the country are
demanding that Mr. Truman run
again has not passed unnoticed
here.
Mr. Boyle himself is a Democrat
from this neck of the woods. But
Democrats here still remain frank
ly puzzled. Some of them have
believed that the President wants
t retire at the*end of his present
term. But they understand very
well that great pressure may be
brought to bear on him to take
another nomination.
rhe report that the President
may decide to become a candidate
for the Senate next year and fol
low a precedent established many
years ago when President John
Quincy Adams went from the
White House to Congress as a
member of the House of Represent
atives. is taken with a grain of
(See LINCOLN. Page A-10.)_
Johnston Requests
Power to Crack Down
On Spiraling Profits
Six-Point Plan Offered
To Combat Inflation;
Higher Fines Favored
By th« Associated Press
Economic Stabilizer Eric John
ston asked today for powers to
enforce a national crackdown on
spiraling profits—ranging from
the barnyard to the union bar
gaining room and industrial price
sheets.
He told the Senate Banking
Committee In prepared testimony
OPS Soon Moy Relieve Small Stores of
Detailed Price Charts. Page A-4
there are six major threats to a
sound dollar. He laid down a six
point program for flattening the
inflation spiral. “Unless we have
a stabilized economy, unless we
hold inflation in check,” he de
clared, “we cannot mount the de
fense effort we need.”
Mr. Johnston called for removal
of one price ceiling—the $10,000
limit on fines which can be as
sessed against violators of the De
fense Production. Act. Economic
mobilization authority stems from
this act. Mr. Johnston called the
$10,000 maximum fine “an invita
tion to try to get away with bigger
pickings.”
TJa nm r> anllnrl Kaf nwn f-V»r> aam
mittee in behalf of the adminis
tration’s request for extension and
broadening of the Production Act.
It expires June 30.
Must .Level Off Together.
Farm, industrial and landlord
earnings must all be leveled off
together, Mr. Johnston said, if
“we are to have a completely
rounded, integrated, sensible eco
nomic stabilization program.’’
Commercial, as well as private
rents, he said, “must be included”
in economic controls. The pres
ent Production Act does not cover
(See CONTROLS, Page A-10.)
$1 Million Fire Wrecks
Toy Firm Warehouse
By the Associated Press
McMECHEN. W. Va., May 15.—
Fire destroyed the Marx Toy Co.’s
bulging warehouse today, with loss
estimated unofficially at $1 mil
lion or more.
F. Leslie Body, manager of the
Ohio Valley Board of Trade, said
he was told by a Marx company
official that the damage would be
at least $1 million. Other esti
mates ranged even higher.
The warehouse was crammed
with toy stock for the Christmas
trade when the fire broke out
around 4 a.m. The Are was
brought under control about four
and a half hours later by firemen
from Jive communities. m
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Ferguson Backs Bill
To Send India Grain
On $190 Million Loan
Senator Says Basis
Would Be Acceptable
To Nehru Government
Senator Ferguson. Republican,
of Michigan today urged Senate
passage of a $190 million grain
for-India bill as a loan under
which that country could send
some strategic or critical materials
to the United States. He told the
Senate that the sending of 2 mil
lion tons of wheat on a 100 per
cent loan basis instead of the
originally proposed grant and loan
agreement would be acceptable to
India.
“But it is ironical,’’ he added,
“that we who sincerely wish to
demonstrate our generosity to the
people of India, should have to
quibble as to whether the condi
tions or terms of our assistance
would be offensive to the bene
ficiaries, but that is just what has
been happening.
“It is a cruel irony that this
quibbling should take place when
the Indian government itself has
given so little credit to the United
States for its generous intentions
and in fact has served the propa
ganda line of the Soviet Union by
stressing an announcement that
Russia has just agreed to sell
50,000 tons of wheat to India.”
Approval Expected.
Sponsors of the bill, with the
amendments proposed by Sena
tors Ferguson, McCarran, Demo
crat, of Nevada and Bridges, Re
publican, of New Hampshire pre
dicted that the Senate would
approve it late today.
The measure, if amended to
(See GRAIN, Page A-10.)
Stocks Break $5 Per Share
In Rush of Selling
By th« Associated Press
NEW YORK, May 15.—Prices
broke as much as $5 a share in a
selling rush on the Stock Ex
change today.
The high speed ticker was 4
minutes behind at one time in re
porting actual transactions on the
floor of the Stock Exchange.
There was no immediate ex
planation for the fall. Some
brokers said it possibly was the
result of an accumulation of ad
verse economic and political news.
When the selling drive ended in j
about 30 minutes, many of the
heaviest losers rebounded from
their lowest points.
Hardest hit were oils, rails,
steels and motors.
Lower were Santa Fe, Nickel
Plate, Standard Oil of New Jersey,
Cities Service, Chrysler. Bethle
hem Steel and United States
Gypsum.
4
GWU Nurse Killed
In Five-Floor Plunge
From Hospital Window
Patricia M. Casey, 25,
Found Unconscious
On Lawn Along 22d St.
Miss Patricia M. Casey. 25, a
staff nurse at George Washington
University Hospital, was fatally
injured when she plunged from a
fifth-floor window of the hospital
about 8:30 a m. today.
She fell on the lawn on the
Twenty-second street side of the
hospital and was unconscious
when doctors and nurses reached
her. She suffered a fractured pel
vis and internal injuries and died
four hours later.
Her mother, Mrs. Margaret
Casey, a Weather Bureau employe,
was called to the hospital. When
her mother bent over her in the
operating room the young nurse
regained consciousness.
Those nearby heard Miss Casey
whisper faintly that she had be
come “nauseated and dizzy” just
before she went to the window.
They gained the impression that
Miss Casey was trying to say she
had fainted when she went to the
open winaow.
On Sick Leave 3 Days.
Miss Casey had been away from
the hospital on sick leave for
thiee days last week. When she
returned to duty last Thursday
she appeared to have fully recov
ered and assured associates that
her illness had not been serious.
Miss Casey seemed to be in good
spirits when she reported for duty
at 8 a.m. Several doctors and
nurses said she greeted them and
appeared completely unworried.
She was alone in the room from
which she plunged.
Police said Miss Casey fell out
ward more than 10 feet from the
hospital building. Her body cleared
an areaway 6 feet wide.
No Signs of Despondency.
Victor F. Ludwig, superintendent
of the hospital, described Miss
Casey as “a pleasant and cheerful
little girl.” He said he had been
unable to find any one who had
noticed any indications of des
pondency in Miss Casey’s attitude
Miss Casey had been on the hos
pital staff for three years. She
graduated from the Providence
Hospital School of Nursing after
attending St. Cecelia’s Academy.
The young nurse shared an
apartment with her mother, and
a brother. William, at 3926 Ninth
street jn.e.
Calls Out Greeting.
Mrs. Laura Kaye, a neighbor,
said Miss Casey looked in her
apartment as she was leaving for
work this morning and called out
a cheery greeting. “I have never
seen her when she looked trou
bled,” Mrs. Kaye said.
Residents of apartment houses
across the street from the hospi
tal saw Miss Casey’s body falling
through the air and called hos
pital attendants.
The Rev. Louis W. Cheatham,
of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church,
administered last rites shortly
after Miss Casey was carried into
the operating room.
Mobilizer Wilson Raps
Capitol 'Foolishness'
By the Associated Press
Pleading for American unity,
Mobilization Director Charles E.
Wilson today decried the “fool
ishness like what’s been going on
up on Capitol Hill, where some
of our leading generals are on
the pan.”
Mr. Wilson told the 1951 Indus
try-Armed Forces Conference that
Amercan squabbling over military
and foreign policy “must cer
tainly be wonderful music to the
ears of the Russians."
The mobilization chief said he
has reached the conclusion that;
the Nation’s mobilization "isn’t
going to be as long a job as I had
thought—if we have some unity!
in this country."
I
D. C. Crime Bill
Fixes Minimum
On Sentences
House Committee
Unanimously Backs
Disputed Provision
By Miriam Ottenberg
The House District Committee
today unanimously adopted the
most controversial provision of
the big crime curb bill—fixed min
imum sentences for certain crimes.
With that section out of the
way, committee aides confidently
predicted that work can be com
pleted on the 30-point measure
at the next committee meeting.
In addition to the minimum
sentence provision, the committee
decided on two other disputed
sections, but left three more in
abeyance for the next meeting.
The committee decided to
amend the section on dangerous
weapons so that those seeking
permits for firearms would ^ not
have to register and be finger
printed and photographed before
the permit was issued.
Dangerous Weapon Curb Kept.
Another provision to amend the
Dangerous Weapons Act, however,
would stay in the much-revised
bill. This would require advance
permission from the poliee chief
for the purchase of a machine
gun, sawed off shotgun or black
jack.
The bill originally provided for
the elimination of jury trials in
certain cases, and this was re
moved at the request of Corpora
tion Counsel Vernon West. Chief
Judge George Barse of Municipal
Court, however, asked that it be
reinstated to speed trial of cases.
But the committee decided today
to leave the section out of the
bill.
Still awaiting committee action
are provisions to reorganize the
Metropolitan Police Department to
provide five investigators for the
United States attorney’s office and
to regulate bottle clubs.
The bottle clubs section, it was
; explained, is still in some dispute.
: The disagreement, however, is over
methods of putting the clubs out
of existence if they are crime
breeders.
•‘Everybody wants to wipe them
|Out.” a committee aide explained.
: “The question is how to do it.”
Opposed by Judiciary.
The minimum sentence section
was a different matter, it was
strongly opposed by the judiciary,
the prosecutors and penologists,
who claimed it limited the discre
tion of the courts and did not take
extenuating circumstances into
'consideration.
Some committee members, how
ever, have argued that judges in
Washington are too lenient and
that stiffer penalties would be a
strong deterrent to crime.
The minimum sentences, which
judges would have to impose
under the bill, would be as fol
lows:
For assault with intent to com
imit rape and robbery, not less
| than three years for first offenders.
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convicted of crimes of violence.
For house-breaking at night,
not less than one year for a first
offense, or three years for offend
ers previously convicted of crimes
of violence.
Five Years for Rape.
For rape, not less than five
years and not less than 10 years
for an offender previously con
victed of a crime of violence.
For assault with a dangerous
! weapon on a policeman, not less
: than one year.
For illegal possession of a pistol,
not less than one year for second
offenders.
For illegal possession of burglar
tools, not less than one year for
second offenders or for offenders
previously convicted of a felony.
Those punished with these min
imum sentences would not be eli
gible for parole at any time before
the expiration of the minimum
sentence.
Two Truman Speeches
Scheduled This Week
President Truman has sched
uled two speeches this week.
He will address the National
Conference on Citizenship at the
Statler Hotel at 11:45 a.m. Thurs
day and will take part in the
A VIM ALlAMM aa 1 _ _ _ A A ■ . .
— •**wv* * wtwo uaiiijuct r i may
night at the Statler.
It was said at the White House
today that the President would
not go to New York May 26 when
Miss Margaret Truman leaves for
her first European trip.
Man With Green Thumb
Learns of Human Nature
"Whot I got for my money was a
rich new knowledge of the tug of the
soil ot the human heart, and a warm
reminder of the fraternal tie that binds
the Order of the
Green Thumb,"
writes a man who
advertised in The
Star for o gar
den plot.
You'll find the
story ot the hu
man side of o
classified ad in
an 111 u strafed
feature on the
editorial page ot
The Star today.
Don't miss this story of 47 telephone
cells, "not counting three or four whe
called two or three times and one
fellow who called seve^times."

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