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Weather Forecast Guide for Readers Sunny, high 78 today. Pair tonight, to- 1 Pa*e Pa*e morrow. Low' tonight 58. Little ohange Amusements -_A-12 Finance._A-17 tomorrow. (Full Report on Page A-2.) Classified __B-10-16 Obituary.A-10 Temperatures Today. Comics B-18-19 Radio-TV_B-17 Midnight 60 6 a.m.__55 11 a.m.__ 71 Crossword_B-18 Sports_A-13-15 2 a.m.__57 8 a.m.__ 53 Noon ___ 73 Editorial_A-8 Woman’s 4 a.m.--66 10a.m.__67 lp.rn.__ 74 Edit’1 Articles--A-9 Section_B-3-6 Late New York Markets, Page A-17. _ An Associated Press Newspaper 99th Year. No. 289. Phone ST. 5000 *★ WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1951—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. 5 CENTS - -. - ■■■ - ■ ■ .. ■ — - ...... .. . ■ — .. ■ -.— - ■— — --- - - — - - * — - -■ — - ■■ — Taft Announces for President; Will Enter Primaries in Ohio And Wisconsin; 3 Aides Picked Ingalls, Hamilton and Coleman to Serve as Campaign Advisers By Gould Lincoln Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio today announced he will be a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination next year. “I feel confident that I will be nominated and elected," he said. The Ohio Senator made his an nouncement at a press confer ence in the minority conference room of the Senate Office Build ing, which was filled to capacity by several hundred reporters and a large number of news photog raphers. When he entered the confer ence room, he was greeted with a round of applause. Three Advisers Named. Senator Taft also announced he had asked a committee con sisting of David S. Ingalls of Cleveland, chairman: John D. M. Hamilton of Philadelphia, former national chairman, and Thomas E. Coleman of Wisconsin to rec ommend to him an organizational setup to keep in touch with the developments in various States. Senator Taft said: "I do not intend to comment on other possible candidates for I-1 Truman Is on Record As Preferring Tafi As G. 0. P. Nominee President Truman is on record with the statement that he would like to see the Republican nomination go to Senator Taft. During a bantering ex change at a news conference, President Truman com mented he couldn't do much for Gen. Eisenhower, and anyway he had his own candidate. “Would that be Senator Taft?” he was asked. It would indeed, the Presi dent grinned. Some intimates had ex pressed the opinion that Senator Taft would be the easiest Republican candidate for Mr. Truman to beat in 1952. the Republican nomination. My campaign will be conducted solely on a presentation of the reasons why we need a Republican Presi dent to replace the present admin istration. My attention has been called to smearing tactics of cer tain irresponsible organizations calling themselves Republican. “As a matter of fact, they have no right to such a designation. Pamphlet Assailed “I was particularly disgusted with a pamphlet issued by people calling themselves the ‘Partisan Republicans of California’, mak ing wholely unjustified attacks on Gov. Warren and Gen. Eisen hower. That kind of slander can only hurt the Republican party Av>el nnlir rorva fn rtrnvo thprpfnVP that these people are not interest ed in the Republican party.” Taking cognizance of a report in the Forrestal diaries to the effect that he had sent a letter after the 1948 election to President Truman congratulating the Pres ident on his victory and saying that neither he nor Mrs. Taft were greatly disappointed. Senator Taft flatly denied that he had made any such comment. He said he had sent a letter congratulating the President and saying that he would be glad to assist on the legislative program. He flatly denied there was any suggestion that either he or Mrs. Taft were satisfied with the results of the election. Worked Hard for Dewey. "As a matter of fact,” the Sen ator said, “I was never more dis appointed in the result of an elec tion. I had worked hard in the campaign for the election of Gov. Dewey.” He suggested that Mr. Forrestal might have been led into error by a jocose remark of someone sug gesting that Senator and Mrs Taft were not dissatisfied with the Truman victory. Senator Taft, in making his an nouncement, said that he had de cided to accept the invitation of Mr. Coleman and other leading Wisconsin Republicans to enter the Wisconsin primary. He said he had also agreed to the use of his name as first choice by the delegates of Ohio. “I have taken this action,” he said, ‘‘because I am convinced that a majority of the Republi cans in those States, and alsc (See POLITICS, Page A-4.) Man lulled as lar smashes Through Fence Into House An unidentified colored man about 60, was killed today wher his automobile knocked down t traffic signal light pole, careenet through an iron fence and crashec against a house at Florida anc Rhode Island avenues N.W. Police said the auto, travelini east on Florida avenue, veerei suddenly to the right and strucl the light pole. The automobili continued through a fence at 41< Florida avenue N.W., dragging th< pole with it. The car crashed against th< home of Mrs. Marian Hardy o ^ the Florida avenue address. J / Senator Taft appears confident. _—Star Staff Photo. 9 Enemy Jets Felled In Korea Air Battles As Red Lines Brace U. N. Infantry Attacks Hit Solid Resistance In Action on Two Fronts By the Associated Press UNITED STATES 8th ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Oct. 16.—American airmen shot down nine Red jets and damaged five today while United Nations in fantrymen smashed into stone walls of Chinese resistance on two Korean fronts. Three U. N. divisions smacked into the main Chinese defense Truce Line Will Move as Allies Advance, Ridgway Declares. Page A-4 line about 4 miles from Kumsong, Red bastion on the central front. Americans also were stopped in another try at breaking through in the west, near Yonchon. The air war raging over North west Korea featured history's deadliest jet battle. The United Spates 5th Air Force said eight Red MIG-15s were shot down and five damaged when 33 United States Sabre jets tackled more than 100 fast red-nosed planes. One Sabre wras reported damaged. The brief battle erupted late In a day that saw a total of 217 jets in action. Swirl Across Sky. For 15 minutes the Sabres swirled after the mass of Red jets in aogngnts ranging from 6 miles in the sky down to tree-top level. The ninth MIG was shot down in a small morning fight. Ground action was just as fierce. Allied infantrymen scored gains on three sectors. Americans and South Koreans drove a mile closer to Kumsong along a 22-mile front before hit ting the solid Red defenses late Tuesday. An 8th Army briefing officer said the Allies were engaged in “heavy fighting” all along the sector. That halted four days of sur prisingly easy gains that has carried the U. N. line more than '6 miles forward. Hit Main Defense Line. He reported the Allied forces— the United States 24th Division and the Republic of Korea 6th and 2d Divisions—had apparently hit the Reds main defense line. American 1st Cavalry Division troops attacked along a 3-mile front in the west through dust raised by a day-long artillery duel. The cavalrymen captured hills on the flanks of their advance northwest of Yonchon in bayonet and grenade charges. But they were forced off two of them by counterattacks and concentrated mortar fire. Chinese on the main ridges in the center of the three mile sector beat off the American assaults. i__————— Outside World Is Too Tough, Regretful Fugitive Phones Jail ®y in* Associated rres* i DENVER, Oct. 16.—It took two ; long-distance telephone calls to the Oregon State penitentiary— I collect of course—to get an im [ patient escaped convict back be II hind bars. I Harry L. Northern, 52, escaped i from the Oregon prison one week I ago, fled to Denver, and spent each : moment here expecting the tap on : the shoulder that would send him 1 back. : But the tap didn’t come, so he phoned Warden Vergil O’Malley ‘ of the Oregon prison, asking to be j: returned to the prison at Salem, |IOrcg. He was sentenced in 194j I to 15 years for setting a hotel and drug store fire in Portland, 5 Oreg. v Warden O’Malley said he re ceived tl^ first call from North ern late yesterday while the con vict was sipping beers. The warden said he notified po lice here, who went to the bar In the meantime Northern made another call asking for more speed. "It’s tough being on the lam,’ Northern said in Denver city jail "You can take this outside world “Why, since I’ve been in Den ver, some one stole my luggage— what there was of it. That wouldn’t happen in Salem." ^ * > Britain to Reinforce Suez Troops After Flareup of Rioting Forces in Egypt Are Called Out to Quell Canal Zone Disorders By tht Associated Press CAIRO. Oct. 16.—British troops were called out today to quell riot ing in the Suez Canal zone and new anti-foreign demonstrations sw'ept Cairo as public excitement mounted over Egypt's demand to the British to get out of the Suez and the Sudan. (In London the Foreign Office announced tonight it was send ing reinforcements to its Suez troops. It said: (“As a result of a series of incidents which have occurred in the canal zone and the action taken by the Egyptian authori ties in denying certain facili ties to British forces there, it has been decided as a neces sary precaution to reinforce the British troops in the canal zone. This move is in no way designed to be provocative or to increase tension there.”) An Egyptian newspaper said the situation in the Suez zone was “tense and dangerous.” A British army spokesman in Cairo said the 1st battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers was ordered out when “rioting followed loot ing” of a British canteen at Is mailia, a city of 50,000 on the western side of the Suez Canal. There are several British camps near the city. iue man sposesman saia ne could not immediately confirm or deny a report here that British troops opened fire during the Ismailia disturbance. This report came from a Cairo business firm with an office in Ismailia. Canteen Set Afire. The spokesman said the dem onstrators set fire to the canteen and that “police assisted in the looting.” (In London, the War Office said rioters in Ismailia stoned a bus carrying British school chil dren and stabbed a British soldier yesterday.) The pro-government Cairo news paper A1 Balagh, calling the Ismailia situation “tense and dan gerous,” said the demonstrators there were youths and workers who, taking offense at British trucks carrying armed British i troops, attacked and set the trucks ! ablaze. The newspaper also said the crowd set fire to some equipment in the British camps, but that Egyptian police and British mili tary police restored order. The newspaper A1 Misrl re ported from the canal area that Egyptian Army units were being , dispatched to the British camp areas to maintain order, but did 1 . (See EGYPT. Page A-6.) Bostonian Tells Of $10,000 Paid To Cut U. S. Tax House Inquiry Hears Witness on Deal»With Indicted Collector By Cecil Holland and George Beveridge A Boston woolen goods manu facturer testified today that he paid $10,000 in return for a prom ise that his Federal tax liability would be reduced from $142,000 to “about $40,000.” k The testimony was given by Maxwell Shapiro to a House Ways and Means subcommittee investi gating scandals in the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Mr. Shapiro said the $10,000 was paid in two installments after he had checked with Denis W Delaney, former Boston collector of internal revenue, and was told that the men who called on him about the matter were “o. k.” Delaney was indicted recently on charges including the acceptance of a bribe to influence his deci sions in the Shapiro case. Finnegans Brother Named. Mr. Shapiro said the payments were made to Daniel Friedman of the Estate Research Bureau, a New York insurance and real es tate firm, after Mr. Friedman called on him in his Boston office on April 21, 1949. He added that Mr. Friedman was accompanied by a man introduced to him as Hugh Finnegan, brother of James P. Finnegan, former St. Louis col lector who also has been indicted on bribery charges. Another witness was Louis Hell man. principal owner of the Acorn Clothing Co. of Boston. He said he employed by Mr. Friedman in June or July, 1949, on the recom mendation of Mr. Shapiro, to help him settle tax liabilities totaling about $75,000. No settlement was ever worked out, Mr. Heilman testified, and he paid the full amount of his tax liability last June. Tells of Reassurance. The witness said that after get ting several tax bills he tried to get in touch with Mr. Friedman in New York and was always told that he was out of the office. Mr. Heilman said that Mr. Friedman finally called him and assured him that “everything was going to be all right.” It was after this conversation, the wit ness continued, that he had his accountant obtain the correct fig ures on his liability and that he had paid “every cent of it.” As the day's final witness, Jerome Friedman. New York in ternal revenue agent, listed checks paid to Delaney and the Finnegan brothers by the Estate Research Bureau, according to his investi gation of the firm's books. Jerome Friedman is no relation to Daniel Friedman, principal owner of Es tate Research. Goes Over Cheeks. The tax official said the books showed three checks totaling $2. 000 were paid to James Finnegan between May 2. 1949, and Febru ary 6, 1950; four checks for $2,500 each w'ent to Denis W. Delaney or the Denis W. Delaney Co. during August and September 1949, and three checks totaling $1,250 went to Hugh Finnegan in May and August 1949. The agent explained that his investigation indicated one of the three checks involving Hugh Finnegan was made out to Daniel Friedman and deposited to the Finnegan account. Mr. Shapiro testified that the two men called on him without ap pointment and said they wanted to see him about “an important matter.” He added that they told him they could “straighten out your tax matter.” The proposal. Mr. Shapiro said, was made by Mr. Friedman and that Finnegan “didn't open his mouth.” The witness said he inquired as to how they knew about his tax matters and was told they had “just come from a friend of yours” —Mr. Delaney. He added that Mr. Friedman (See REVENUE. Page A-7.) Aide to Boyle Also Resigns Committee Job Sidney Salomon of St. Louis re signed today as treasurer of the iDemocratic National Committee. iHe made the announcement after a conference with President Tru man. Mr. Salomon, a long-time friend of William M. Boyle, jr., who is quitting as committee chairman, said he was leaving because he felt a new chairmaft should have the privilege of picking his own staff. Mr. Salomon said Mr. Truman “heartily agreed” with him. Mr. Salomon, an insurance man, said that the difficulties in which Mr. Boyle has been involved had noth ing to do with his getting out. Mr. Salomon said that he dis cussed the financial affairs of the National Committee as well as “our future plans” with Presi dent Truman but he stressed that he had not said anything to the President regarding Mr. Truman’s intentions on 1952. The Salomon resignation will be effective at the next meeting of the National Committee which also will take up the selection of a new chairman. « V ?! Problem; in Paris Pakistan Prime Minister Slain By Gunman During Address Leader and His Wife Visited Washington During 1950 Tour By the Associated Press NEW DELHI, India, Oct. 16.— Pakistan’s Prime Minister and guiding light, Liaquat Ali Khan, was assassinated tonight by a man supporting the idea of a “holy war” against India. Mr. Liaquat, 56, was shot twice —in the head and chest—and died in a hospital. He was attacked as he rose to speak to a Moslem crowd at Rawalpindi, in the Pun jab near the troubled state of Kashmir—the crux of a long standing dispute between Pakistan and India. The Pakistan office in London said the incensed crowd attacked the assassin "and tore him to pieces on the spot.” The spokesman said the killer, named Khaksaw, evidently be longed to an extreme right-wing sect of the Moslem religion. This group has been active in the Pun Iran Plans Boycott If U. N. Insists Upon Discussing Oil Issue Ready to Turn Down Latest Offer by British, Deputy Premier Asserts ly th* Associated Press NEW YORK. Oct. 16.—An Ira nian spokesman said today Iran would reject the latest British pro posal for United Nations action to settle the British-Iranian oil dispute. Hossein Fateml, deputy premier, told a news conference Iran would U. S. Advocates Probe by U. N. of German Free Elections Issue. Page A-6 refuse to participate in any fur ther Security Council discussions if the Council adopted the British proposal or any other measure confirming the Council’s juridic tion over the dispute. The question comes up for fur ther debate this afternoon at Flushing Meadow At that time Iran's aged and ailing Premier: Mohammed Mossadegh will state j his views officially on the British | resolution. The proposal merely called upon the two parties to the dispute to seek a settlement through direct negotiations and to refrain from any action which might aggravate the situation. Called Internal Question. Iran contends the matter is an internal question and therefore not within the jurisdiction of the U. N. Mr Fafpmf ronootarl vliav statements that the Iranian gov ernment still is willing to nego tiate with the British on two ques tions: Compensation for a British in vestment in the nationalized Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., and the possible purchase of oil by Britain. The Iranian Premier made his first appearance before a jammed Council session yesterday. He spoke for almost 15 minutes in forceful, emphatic French before turning over to an aide the bur den of his hour-long argument that Britain has exploited the South Iran oil fields, and that the oil dispute is no business of the Security Council. For the crowded chamber and the American television audience,! Mr. Mossadegh displayed none of! the emotional outbursts which! characterize his speeches at home.! He read his prepared statement slowly and calmly. There was not a tear, not a faint. Mr. Mossadegh said he would speak today on a revised resolu-j tion the British have submitted, calling for new talks. The Brit I (See IRAN, Page A-3.) /, 4 $5.8 Billion Tax Bill Due for Passage Today Despite Martin, CIO Republican Leader Announces He Will Vote Against 'Spending Spree' By J. A. O'Leory The $5.8 billion tax bill may be on its way to President Truman for signature this evening, with both houses due to give it final approval today. The conference agreement, rais ing the income levies on individ uals and corporations, along with higher excise rates, was subjected to an eleventh-hour attack from two extremely opposite directions today. Neither attack is expected to have any effect. At this stage of the proceedings, the House and Senate must vote the entire bill up or down. The CIO called on the House and Senate to reject the confer ence agreement on the ground it increases taxes on low-income groups cut of proportion to the top brackets. The CIO still urged a $10 billion bill, but with higher corporation taxes. At the same time. House Repub lican Leader Martin announced he will vote against the bill as a (See TAXES. Page A-6.) Suite at Blair House Prepared For Elizabeth and Consort Princess Elizabeth and her hus band, Phillip, the Duke of Edin burgh, will have a suite of rooms at Blair House for their three-day stay in Washington October 31 November 2. But the British royalty will be treated no more royally than other distinguished presidential guests as far as living arrangements are concerned. No special menus have been planned, there will be no special detail of servants, and no change in furnishings of the suite is on the program. President Truman’s daughter, Margaret, will be in Washington during the visit and is expected to arrive in time to accompany her parents to the National Air port to meet the royal couple on their arrival, a White House an nouncement said today. It also is anticipated that she will be present for the dinner at Blair House October 31, the press reception at 5:30 p.m. that day, the small family luncheon Novem ber 1 at Blair House. an<din .W ner at the Canadian Embassy November 1. The suite to be occupied by the princess and her husband is the one on the second floor, reserved for distinguished visitors to Blau House. There are two bedrooms, each with adjoining bath. One bedroom has peach-colored walls and the furniture and drapes are of blue green damask. The bed is a four poster with a blue-green damask canopy. The other bedroom has pale green walls with chintz hangings and covers, and modern beds. The sitting room has old English print drapes. The furniture is mahog any of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the same furnish ings there when the Government bought the house. Breakfast will be served in the suite. If the royal guests prefer, they may breakfast with the fam ily. Following the dinner at Blair House October 31, the President snd Mrs. Truman will invite about LOO additional guests for a recep tion. 1 S1 LIAQUAT ALI KHAN. jab region, and has expressed its dissatisfaction with "Liaquat's pol icy of moderation'* toward India and other problems, the Pakistan official said. The sect is led by a man named Alama Mashriqi and it (See PAKISTAN, Page A-6.) Three Police Officers Called by Grand Jury Investigating Graft Captain and 2 Sergeants Of Metropolitan Force Summoned in District A Metropolitan police captain and two sergeants were called be fore the District grand jury here today as the investigation of re ported existence of a multi-mil lion dollar gambling racket and charges of police graft was step ped up. Meanwhile, in Prince Georges County, authorities planned to launch an independent investiga tion of virtually the same charges before the county grand jury to morrow. Witnesses before the District grand jury—which already has in dicted Charles E. Nelson, reputed numbers overlord, on five charges of perjury—included Capt. Robert Murphy of the 9th precinct and Sergts. Robert W. Smith of the 2nd precinct and James G. Beach of the 10th precinct. Reporter Questioned. Before the policemen were called before the grand jury, names of two other Metropolitan policemen were reintroduced in the inquiry when the jurors sub jected Theodore Crown, veteran police reporter for The Star, to qucM/iuiiiug. When Mr. Crown emerged from the jury room, he said he had been questioned about seeing In spector Albert Bullock and former Precinct Detective James Lowery in an automobile parked behind the car of Rdbert Nowland in Seat Pleasant on several occa sions. Nelson, when he appeared be fore the Senate Crime Investi gating Committee, identified Mr Nowland as a business associate. Mr. Crown said Mr. Nowland'! car and that occupied by th< policemen were parked in fronl of the Seat Pleasant grocery ston of Irwin I. Main, former Seal Pleasant banker, when he ob served them some years ago. It was his understanding at the time. Mr. Crown said, that the District policemen had crossed into Prince Georges County ir connection with an investigatior of gambling operations. Resigned as Chairman. Mr. Main has already appeared before the local grand jury. He resigned from the chairmanship of the board of the Seat Pleasant Bank after it was disclosed he had approved an unsecured bank loan for an associate of Nelson. Capt Murphy, when he emerged from the grand jury after being (See GRAND JURY. Page A-6.) Irelan Named As Prosecutor To Succeed Fay Truman Nominates Justice Dept. Lawyer As U. S. Attorney Here Charles M. Irelan, Justice De partment attorney active in Montgomery County affairs, was nominated by President Truman today to be United States attor ney here. The 46-year-old native of Washington was named to suc ceed George Morris Fay, who will retire from the prosecutor's office October 31. For the last nine years Mr. Irelan has been a principal trial attorney in the lands division of the Justice Department. In recent months he has been on special assignment as assistant to Charles Murphy, special coun sel to President Truman, with offices in the old State Depart ment Building. .. Indorsed by O’Conor. Mr. Irelan was indorsed for the new position by Senator O’Conor. Demorcat, of Maryland, but the Senator was not the original spon sor, his office said. Earlier, Sen ator O’Conor had recommended Mr. Irelan for a Federal appoint ment. Apprised of the nomination of his successor, Mr. Fay said he had known Mr. Irelan for two years and thought him “eminently qualified for the position.” Mr. Ireland, his wife and two CHARLES M. IRELAN. ■ sons have lived in Montgomery County for 20 years and now re side at RFD 1, Layhill road, Sil* jver Spring. He has taken a prominent part in county politics and civic af fairs, and from 1938 to 1942 was chief judge of the county’s Or j phans Court. Tech High School Graduate. Mr. Irelan was born here Jan uary 8, 1905, and was graduated in 1924 from Tech High School. While attending National Uni versity Law School at night he worked at Riggs National Bank and later served as an assistant | trust officer of the Washington. Loan & Trust Co. for five years. Began Practice in 1933. He began practicing law in 1933 las a member of the firm of Irelan. Caruthers & Mollohan. A mem ber of the District Bar Associa tion for 18 years, he has been ad mitted to practice before the Su preme Court, as well as District and Maryland courts. His election to the Orphans Court bench was on the Demo cratic ticket. Earlier he had be , come interested in party affairs and helped organize the Young Men’s Democratic Club of Silver Spring. On entering the Justice Depart ment, he represented the Govern ment largely in land condemna tion cases, appearing frequently jin District courts. I The news was not exactly sur prising at the Irelan home, where I Mrs. Irelan said: ! "I think it’s just grand. I was jexpecting it but didn’t know it had happened. We re both very pleased.” wea Z3 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Irelan were mar ried here 23 years ago. She was the former Miss Julia May Mac Kenzie? Their sons are Charles F., 17, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School, and Robert, 14, a last-year student at Montgom ery Hills Junior High School. Mr. Irelan is affiliated with Sigma Delta Kappa, legal fratern ity, is a member and past presi dent of the Silver Springs Lions Club, and for 10 years has been an elder of Warner Memorial Presbyterian Church, Kensington. He was chairman of the Mont gomery County chapter of the Red Cross during the war and helped organize the blood bank there. He also was chairman of the county price and rationing board. Featured Reading Inside Today's Star USING THE A-BOMB—The battle ever who should decide on the use of the A-bomb in wor, and who should drop the bomb, extended into the branches of the military. The cautious approach to making a definite state ment of policy about the bomb's use is related in today's installment of 'The Ferrestal Diaries." This was in the tense early days of the Berlin blockade of 1948, and Gen. Clay's optimism about prospects in Europe in the event of war is told. Page A-3. HIS APPOINTED ROUNDS—Post master Stacy Swart of Fairfax has had ta sling a mailbag over his shoulder again. How a shortage of rural letter carriers made this necessary is de scribed in a story by Star Staff Re portar Mary Lou Werner r^page A-10.