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99th Year. No. 330. Phone ST. 5000 S ★★★ WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1951—FORTY-TWO PAGES. 5 CENTS
Taft Challenges
Truman Charges
On Ohio Election
'Sinister Conspiracy'
Spent $3 to His $1,
Senator Tells Probers
By J. A. O'Leary
Senator Taft, Republican, of|
Ohio today described as "com
pletely false" President Truman’si
statement last week that "special
Interests” poured money into Ohio
last year to re-elect him.
Appearing as the first witness
In a Senate investigation into the
1950 Ohio campaign. Senator Taft
unfolded in more than 20,000
words his own series of charges
that labor unions took the lead
in a “sinister conspiracy” to pun-'
ish him for his legislative record
in the Senate.
He estimated that his oppo
nents "spent $3 for every dollar'
spent in my behalf by my sup
porters.”
Specifically, the chairman of
the Senate Republican Policy :
Committee accused his opposition
of "excessive use of money, pour- <
ing funds into Ohio from every i
State in the Union” and of using
false-front organizations and;
"carpet-baggers" to campaign I
against him. i<
Charges Communism. 1
“Furthermore.” he added, "the
campaign had a peculiar Commu- '
nist undertone, which included a
detailed blueprint for the cam
paign drawn up by Gus Hall, sec
retary of the Ohio Communist
Party and top national Commu
nist.”
Senator Taft denied that he
injected a religious issue into the
campaign, but said his opponent
made such a charge lat^ in the
campaign.
Senator Taft's Democratic op
ponent last year was State Audi-;
tor Joseph T. Ferguson, a Catho
lic. Mr. Ferguson is expected to!
testify tomorrow.
' No committee of mine nor any
supporter of mine, with my ap
proval. raised a religious issue at
any time in the campaign,” Sen
ator Taft testified. “Toward the
end of the campaign my opponent
made this charge, and I then made
this public statement: ‘My oppo-,'
nent is sufficiently desperate to
make any kind of charge here at 1
the last moment. A man named ]
Stonebrunner wrote a letter ask
ing some of his co-religionists to |
vote against my opponent. I never
heard of Stonebrunner and he is .
certainly no friend of mine. The 1
appeal he made is contrary to
every principle in which I believe,
and every principle urged by my '
committees or myself. It is my ’
opponent who is trying to make 1
votes by raising a religious issue.’ ” j
Ferguson Present.
Mr. Ferguson was in the roomi
as Senator Taft testified today)
and followed a copy of the volum-:
inous prepared statement of the,
Senator.
“Mr. Republican” lost no time |
In hitting back at President Tru
man's reference to Ohio in the)
President’s speech to the Worn-!
an's Democratic Club here last
week.
The Senator, who is now an
active candidate for the Repub
lican presidential nomination next
year, also charged that outsiders:
appeared to be trying to use the
Senate elections subcommittee for
“a purely Democratic political
maneuver.” He expressed con
fidence his colleagues will not per
mit “outsiders in the Democratic
National Committee or the Presi
dent of the United States himself j
to use this committee as a politi-;
cal smear weapon. I shall show
today that the President's state
ments regarding the Ohio cam
paign are untrue.”
Senator Taft attached to his
statement a series of exhibits to
show the type of campaign he said
was conducted against him. He
listed a 16-page comic book he said
was distributed against him and
which he called “the most infa
mous piece of political propaganda
ever devised.”
He also gave the committee
copies of what he called “the
grand-daddy of all political com
posite photographs.” He said it
appeared in the CIO News on
October 14, 1946, and that it “pur
ports to show me in conference
wuth two Nazi leaders.”
The Serator said he has heard
the committee is interested in
composite photographs. This was
an obvious reference to the ear
lier Maryland investigation in
which a composite photograph
was used against former Demo
cratic Senator Tydings.
Under later questioning by
Senator Margaret Chase Smith,
Republican, of Maine, ‘Senator
Taft said the 1946 composite
photograph was not used against
him last year.
He said use was made of a
group photograph including him
with Earl Browder, but it was not
a composite. He said the circum
stances were that in 1936 he went
as representative of the Republi
can National Committee to ad
dress the American Youth Con
gress. When he got there he
found Stanley High representing
the Democrats, Norman Thomas
the Socialists and Earl Browder
the Communists. He said they
were all photographed together on
the platform.
Another exhibit Senator Taft
filed today was a letter from John
L. Lewis on stationery of the
United Mine Workers of America,
addressed to the Ohio Coal Oper
ators’ Association in September,
1950, urging the coal mine owners
not to let Senator Taft enter coal
^ (See OHIO, Page A-6.) ^
■' i
Caudle Tells House Tax Probe
He Fears Attempts on His Life
Hearing Recessed to Permit Examination
Of Fraud Files Relinquished by McGrath
BULLETIN «
T. Lamar Caudle said today
he had received favors includ
ing the use of an automobile
from a North Carolina taxi-fleet
operator under tax investiga
tion. He insisted he had noti
fied the Revenue Bureau he
would disqualify himself if the
case should be referred to the
Justice Department but that it
never was.
By Cecil Holland
Theron Lamar Caudle, ousted
Assistant Attorney Geneial, today
told a House subcommittee inves
tigating tax scandals that he had
been warned “my life is in dan
ger” in Charlotte. N. C„ for insti
tuting tax fraud investigations of
rackets there.
Mr. Caudle, a 47-year-old North
Carolinian, dramatically related
Pictures on Page A-4.
that an attempt was made to run
him down with an automobile on
a trip to Charlotte "a year or so
ago.”
“I was afraid of my life,” Mr.
Caudle declared. “I am afraid of
my life.” - j
He testified as the House Ways
and Means subcommittee, headed
by Representative King, Demo-j
:rat, of California, began public
Hearings into his activities as
chief of the Justice Department’s
tax division charged with pro
secuting tax violators.
The subcommittee planned to
recess the hearings on Mr.
Caudle’s activities shortly after
noon in order to examine tax
fraud files in the Justice Depart
ment in connection with the Cau
'dle testimony.
In an eleventh-hour agreement,
the Justice Department made the
files available to the House inves
tigators. The staff, it was indi
cated, would spend this afternoon
examining cases about which Mr.
Caudle will be questioned. The
hearings are expected to resume
tomorrow morning.
The subcommittee has been at
tempting for several weeks to ob
tain access to the Justice Depart
ment files. An appeal was made
by Chairman King to President
Truman two weeks ago. but
whether a presidential ruling re
sulted in the files being made
available has not been disclosed.
Mr. Caudle resigned recently at
the request of President Truman,
who said his outside activities
were not consistent with the
duties of the office he held.
Mr. Caudle, in an impassioned'
statement, blamed ’’malicious",
rumors against him on Frank Lit
tlejohn, chief of police in Char-;
(Continued on Page A-4. Col. 2) j
Wreckage Searched
For More Victims of
Alabama Train Crash
18 Dead, 60 Injured
Is Toll as Fliers Meet
In Head-on Collision
By the Associated Press
WOODSTOCK. Ala.. Nov. 26.—
Workers today searched the man
gled wreckage of a combination
passenger-baggage car for addi
tional victims in a streamliner 1
collision which killed 18 and in
jured 60.
Two de luxe New York-New
Orleans passenger trains met
headon yesterday afternoon.
The northbound Southerner
pulled from a siding here into the
Jnion Pacific Crash Kills 5 Crewmen.
Page A-6
Mabama Wreck Pictures on Page 8-1.
____
path of the onrushing southbound
Crescent. The crash turned the
first car of the Southerner into a
giant coffin.
The trains met on a high rail
road trestle 29 miles southwest of
Birmingham. The Crescent was
using the Southern tracks because
a bridge was out on the Louisville
and Nashville lines near New Or
leans, 320 miles away.
Pulls Out of Siding.
The Southerner had stopped
after pulling out from the sid
ing. The Crescent rounded a
curve and roared into it.
Normally the Crescent operates
over the Southern to Atlanta,
over the West Point route to
Montgomery, Ala., and thence to
New Orleans via the L&N.
All of the known dead were on
the Southerner, most of them in
the first car, which wras smashed
like an eggshell. Trainmen said
P. J. Powers, Birmingham, engi
neer of the northbound train,
was killed and his body caught
in the wreckage. It had not been
recovered.
15 Removed From Car.
Fifteen Negro dead were re
moved from the ill-fated car, the
Mississippi, a combination bag
gage-passenger coach with 22
seats.
It was telescoped by the car
behind it.
Rescue workers cut into the car
with torches to bring out the vic
tims.
One of the first was a plump,
unmarked baby girl of 2 or 3.
K. C. Shults, division superin
tendent of the Alabama Great
Southern (a division of the South
ern Railway) said there was no
indication that safety signals
which should have stopped the
Southerner on its siding were not
working.
60-Mile Speed Estimated.
The northbound train had gone
into the siding to allow its south
bound companion train to pass.
The 13-car Crescent was a few
minutes behind the other south
bound train.
Mr. Shults said the Crescent
probably was running at about 60
miles an hour when it hit.
Seven cars of the Crescent left
the tracks, with four plunging off
the 40-foot embankment. Almost
miraculously, no one was killed
in the cars which dropped to the
ground.
Next to the “Mississippi” was
an extra coach on the Southerner
and few if any passengers were
using it.
The Southerner’s eight cars
werecrowded with 214 passengers.
Only\|119 were on the Crescent.
RAF Crash Kills Two
BEVERLEY, England, Nov. 26
;(#*)•—A four-engined Lincoln
bomber crashed near here today,
killing two Royal Air Force men.
Of the 13 other occupants, a party
of RAF rugby players en route
home from a game on the Isle of
Man, one man was seriously in
jured and several others were less
badly jiurt. ^
U. S. Agrees to Meet
Russia lor Private
Disarmament Talks
But Doubt Is Expressed
On Success of Bid by
Asian-Arab States
By th« Associated Pre*i
PARIS, Nov. 26.—The United
States agreed today to get to
gether with Russia for private dis-,
armament talks as suggested by
a group of Asian-Arab states, but
expressed doubt as to the useful
ness of the move.
Iraq, Pakistan and Syria sub
mitted a resolution to the 60
member United Nations Political
Committee asking that the Big
Four—Russia, the United States,
Britain and France—meet pri
vately under the presidency of
Assembly President Luis Padilla
Nervo of Mexico to try to recon
cile the Western and Russian dis
armament plans.
Earlier Efforts Cited.
Ambassador Philip C. Jessup
later told the committee the
United States was ready to do
this if the committee voted it.
He pointed out, however, that the
deputy foreign ministers of the
four countries had tried for 14
weeks last spring to reach such
an agreement without success.
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Y. Vishinsky told reporters he had
not yet decided on an answer to
the Asian-Arab move aimed at
easing East-West tension.
Dr. Jessup challenged the con
tention of some of the small pow
ers that it was useless for the
Assembly to continue discussion
of disarmament without prior
agreement among the Big Four.
The General Assembly, he said,
‘‘should not abandon its efforts
in this field. We should leave no
stone unturned.”
First Reply to Vishinsky.
In the first American answer
to Mr. Vishinsky’s major policy
address last Saturday. Dr. Jes
sup went on to stress the impor
tance the Western powers put on
a “foolproof” system of verifying
arms disclosures made by the
powers. He insisted that under
the Soviet plan the world would
just have to take the word of
various countries that they were
disarming.
At the beginning of his speech.
Dr. Jessup took note of Mr.
'Vishinsky’s remark last week in
which he accused Secretary of
State Dean Acheson of hurrying
off to the NATO meeting in Rome
and leaving behind a “second-rate
representative.”
Dr. Jessup said he hoped Mr.
Vishinsky would have the patience
to listen to “one to whom he re
ferred with his customary cour
tesy as a second-rate representa
tive.”
Submitted by Rau.
The Asian-Arab resolution was
submitted shortly after India’s Sir
Benegal Rau had made a sugges
tion for a reconciliation commit
tee to try to harmonize the two
different sets of disarmament pro
posals. Sir Benegal stressed an
end to the Korean war was “the
first essential” to easing East
West tension.
Dr. Jessup said the Assembly
could go ahead and set up the
administrative machinery for dis
armament without waiting for
this.
The Indian diplomat also sub
:mitted a separate resolution urg
ing the great powers to spend the
| money they are now devoting to
'armaments to raising the stand
ard of living in underdeveloped
countries.
Chance of Compromise Dim.
The private sessions would sub
stitute for the public debate which
has been raging in the United Na
tions for the past three weeks.
Syria and Iraq joined Pakistan
in sponsoring the resolution sud
mitted by Zafrullah Kahn to es
tablish the conciliation group.
The proposals came as many
U. N. delegates, studying Mr. Vish
insky’s proposal Saturday to tack
f (See U. N., Page A-4.)^
Allies and Reds
Agree on Korea
Cease-Fire Line
Shooting Will Stop if
3 Other Points Are
Settled in 30 Days
By tha Associated Press
MUNSAN, Korea, Nov. 26._
Allied and Communist staff officers
tonight agreed on the exact loca
tion of a 145-mile line across
Korea where the shooting will stop
if an armistice is signed within 30
days.
> Only signatures of the truce
negotiators are needed to complete
settlement of the second item on
the armistice agenda — fixing a
cease-fire line.
The subcommittees will meet in
Panmunjom tomorrow at 10 a.m.
(8 p.m. EST Monday) to approve
the proposal. The full five-man
armistice delegations will open a
plenary session one hour later.
Formal adoption of the buffer
zone clause is expected to be a
mere formality.
Then in a race against the 30
day deadline and while the fight
ing goes on, the negotiators will
work on three other points that
must be agreed on before a full
armistice can be signed.
There still is a possibility of an
armistice in Korea by Christmas,
but no one in an official position
at the U. N camp would risk a
prediction tha* a truce can be ne
gotiated by then.
Both Sides Initial Maps.
The staff officers pinpointed the j
last sector of the cease-fire linej
at 6:30 p.m. (4:30 a.m., EST) i
after a marathon session lasting’
almost 7!2 hours.
Before the agreement, censors ■
permitted identification of the;
present battle line roughly as fol-}}
lows: |!
It starts on the east coast 3
miles south of Kosong, more than ,
40 miles north of Parallel 38; mov
ing westward it runs just below
Mundung which is 2 Vi miles north
of Heartbreak Ridge: tTien due
west to a point just south of Kum
song; southwest to a point 3 miles
north of Kumhwa; west to point
5 miles northwest of Chorwon:
southwest 35 miles down to mouth j
of Imjim River where it joins the!
Han south of the 38th Parallel,
then along north shore of Han to
the Yellow Sea.
The official U. N. command
communique said minor differ
ences cropped up after the offi
cers reached general agreement on
the line of battle contact. All
I were ironed out and the line was
drawn on two sets of maps which
both sides initialed.
There will be a new member
of the U. N. command armistice
delegation at Panmunjom. Rear
Admiral R. E. Libby arrived in
Munsan today to replace Rear
Admiral Arleigh Burke. Ad
miral Burke has been a delegate
i since the truce talks began July
10. He is leaving for a new as
signment in Washington. Admiral
Libby, a native of Spokane, Wash.,
has been commander of Cruiser
Division 3 in Korean waters.
The cease-fire line approved by
the negotiators will be the center
of a demilitarized buffer zone 2 Vi I
:miles wide if an armistice is}
signed within 30 days of the ap-i
proval expected tomorrow.
Agreement After Four Months.
The fighting will continue until
an armistice is reached, and If
the negotiators fail to reach
agreement within the time limit,
the line will be redrawn just be
fore the truce goes into effect to
cover battle changes.
After the buffer zone clause is
formally approved, the truce dele
gations first will try to agree on
measures for enforcing the armi
stice, including inspections behind
the front lines.
Two other tough problems also
must be solved before an armis
tice can become effective. They
are the exchange of war prison
ers and recommendations to the
| belligerent governments. Including
withdrawal of foreign troops from
Korea.
i Agreement on the proposed
cease-fire line came four months
after armistice delegations first
tackled the problem—July 27.
Today's session was the long
est held by any group of truce
negotiators since the talks began, j
Helicopter Tour Called Off.
When the staff officers met
this morning therfe were 10 points
on the battle line still in dispute.
When they recessed for lunch four
had been settled. Agreement was
reached on the other six in a five
hour afternoon session.
Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols,
U. N. command spokesman, said
during the morning session the
Communists admitted the validity
of three Allied claims, while the
U. N. conceded one point to the
Rfids because the area involved
now is in Communist hands.
1 For a time it looked as though
the staff officers might '■ tour the
battle line by helicopter to check
on whicn side held the areas still
in dispute. A ’copter stood by an1
, hour before plans for th? tour
, were called off.

British Tea Up 20%
LONDON, Nov. 26 (JP).— The
price of a cup of tea—the British
national beverage—went up 20 per
cent in London today. Leading
tea shops announced an increase
of half a penny a cup to three
pence (3Va cents). The old price
had held steady since 1939.
The Shot That Was Not Heard Around the World
Eisenhower Tells NATO Chiefs
To Stop Haggling Over Jobs
Britain Reported Balking at U. S. Naval
Leadership and Use of American Rifles
fty th« Associated Pres*
ROME, Nov. 26.—Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower sternly warned At
lantic pact commanders today to
stop haggling over command ap
pointments, forget individual na
tional glory and “attempt the
impossible” in building true West
ern security against aggression by
pooling their sovereignty.
He declared that unless Europe's
defense line is built strongly, far
east of the Rhine, there never
will be peace without fear. This
was interpreted as a definite ref
erence to inclusion of German
forces in the Atlantic pact army.
The Atlantic pact supreme com
mander addressed the North At
lantic Treaty Organization chiefs
of staff in advance of an appear
ance before the 12-nation NATO
Council. He is slated to tell its
members they must step up their;
defense efforts for peace through
strength.
As he spoke, qualified sources
reported that Britain again had
turned down a proposal to set)
up an American-led North Atlan-i
tic naval command at once. Brit
ain is committed, on paper, to
accepting an American admiral:
as head of the North Atlantic;
command, but apparently the!
British want action deferred until
a Briton is put in charge of the
projected Middle East Command.
The Atlantic pact defense minis
ters are recommending that this
action be put off until Greece and
Turkey formally enter the part
nership, probably in January.
The same sources said Prime
(See NATO, Page A-4.)
Reinforced Reds Push
Allied Troops Back
Near Truce Talks Site
Attack by Up to 24,000
Chinese Is Shattered
At 'Little Gibraltar'
ly the Associated Prttt
SEOUL, Korea. Nov. 26.—Com
munist troops today attacked sav
iagely through deep snow and bit
iter cold at both ends and in
the center of the Korean battle
j line.
j In the west, Advancing U. N.
troops were hit by a reinforced
Communist battalion south of
Panmunjom, the site of cease-fire
negotiations. Some 20 miles away,
near Yonchon, Allied forces yes
terday had shattered an attack
by up to 24,000 Chinese against
“Little Gibraltar.”
Eighth Army headquarters said
I Allied troops were pushing toward
jhigh ground south of Panmunjom
when the Reds counterattacked,
;shoving the U. N. forces back
toward their main lines.
Defenders Driven Out.
East of the Pukhan River on
the central front, where the U. N.
command launched a victorious
two-day line-straightening offen
sive November 17-18, a Red bat
talion drove Allied defenders out
of three advanced positions.
Southwest of Kumsong, in the
same general area, U. N. forces
mounted an attack of their own
and recaptured an advance posi
tion recently lost to the Reds.
Two Communist attacks against
a hill position northwest of Yang
gu were beaten off, the 8th Army
said.
^ Seek Strategic Position.
The U. N. command has ex
pressed belief the Reds were try
; ing to grab strategic positions
while truce negotiators at Pan
munjom mapped the battle line.
Victory in such a campaign would
have far-reaching effects, since
the line will become the perma
nent cease-fire line if an armistice
is signed within 30 days after the
line is adopted.
In the air. Allied and Com
munist jets tangled today in a
new air battle over North Korea.
The 5th Air Force said 17 F-86
Sabre Jets tangled with nearly
60 MIG-15s and damaged two in
an action swinging from 35,000
feet down to 19.000. It reported
that all the Sabres returned
safely.
Snow up to six inches, tempera
tures as low as 10 above zero and
icy winds up to 60 miles an hour
heralded the first big wintry
storm.
Tangerine Queen Picked
WINTER HAVEN, Fla., Nov.
26 UP).—Florida’s new Tangerine
Queen is a girl from the land of
ice and snow, Nancie Cooper of
Milwaukee, Wis. She Is a sopho
more at Hollins College. ^
Business Units Urged
To Give Extra Push
For Chest Campaign
Drive Is $600,000
Short of Goal Here,
Officials Report
Business employes will be urged
to give the Community Chest an
extra push toward victory this
week.
A thousand of Washington's
large business firms haven’t fin
ished solicitation yet, according
to campaign officials. Some big
downtown office buildings also
haven't been covered completely.
Another $600,000 still is needed
to reach the campaign’s goal, and
$350,000 of it must come from the
District’s business workers.
Leaders of the two business units
were due to meet today to plan
the wind-up effort. The drive is
scheduled to end Friday, and
Chairman Thornton W. Owen says
there won’t be another extension.
In the suburbs, Alexandria and
Montgomery County both are
nearing the top. Outstanding
Montgomery campaigners will re
ceive awards at a luncheon at
noon tomorrow at the Glenbrook
Club.
Meanw'hile, more plans for
Wednesday’s dedication of the
new USO-Lafayette Square club
at the Belasco Theater were an
nounced by Joseph D. Kaufman,
chairman of the National Capital
USO Committee. Chest funds will
operate the club.
Besides an address by Assistant
Defense Secretary Anna M. Ros
enberg, the ceremonies at 3 p.m.
will include talks by Commissioner
F. Joseph Donohue, Harvey S.
Firestone, jr„ national USO chair
man: Dr. Lindsley F. Kimball,
USO president, and Actress Au
drey Totter, who will describe vis
its to military hospitals in Korea.
China Matches Only 4% Bad
HONG KONG. Nov. 26 (.P).—
“The percentage of useless
matches per small box,” says the
Communist New China news
agency in a dispatch from Shang
hai, “has been reduced from 6 per
cent to less than 4 per cent.”
Late News
Bulletin
Bond Ruling Stands
The Supreme Court refused
today to reconsider its October
22 refusal to review a case in
volving the authority of District
Court judges to reject a bonds
man’s license application without
a hearing. The Court of Ap
peals here had ruled the Dis
trict Court must grant a hear
iB*- 4
■I
3 lo 12 Cents Raise
Is Granted Per Diem
U. S. Defense Workers
;
Pay Boost for 45,000
In This Area Will Go
In Effect December 2
By Joseph Young
The Defense Department has
granted pay laises ranging from
3 to 12 cents an hour to 45,000 per,
diem employes in the Washington
area.
The raises go in effect on De
cember 2. It is the third increase
j ^— -— -* !
Liberalized fay System Sought far Blue
Collar Workers. See Federal Spot
light. Page A-2
for Federal per diem workers here
in a little over a year.
| Those getting the raise are the
|per diem (blue collar) workers in
the various Army. Navy and Air
Force installations this year.
Will Average 5 Cents.
The raise wfll average about 5
cents an hour or 2 8 per cent for
the per diem workers who are em
ployed in the skilled and me
chanical crafts and trades. In
cluded are machinists, elec
tricians, carpenters, mechanics,
apprentice helpers and various
others employed in the skilled
trades.
The amount of the raise was
greater than had been expected, i
Previously. Defense Department
officials had indicated the boost
would be 2 to 3 cents an hour less.
The amount of increase will de
pend on an employe's grade. Un
der the wage board setup, there
are grades ranging from 1 to 36.
Those in the lower grades will
receive a 4-cents-an-hour boost,
with the amount increasing to a
high of 12 cents for employes in
the top grades.
Reflect Private-Pay Trend.
Defense officials said the in
creases reflected the upward trend
in salaries in private industry in
the Washington area.
Salaries of per diem workers in
Government are fixed by Federal
wage boards- and are based on
salaries in comparable private in
dustry jobs in the particular lo
cale where the per diem workers
are employed.
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Ex-Federal Workers
To Get Leave Payment
The Controller General today
ruled that Government employes
who left the service from last July
1 to October 30 are entitled to
further cash' payment for their
unused annual leave.
The additional leave pay will:
range up to a maximum of two
days’ salary. Former employes
may go about getting their addi
tional payment by getting in touch
with the personnel office of their
former agency.
The situation stemmed from the
new 13 to 26 days a year annual
leave system, which replaced the
former 20-day Douglas leave rider
which was in effect for only four
months.
During the time the Douglas
rider was in effect, employes leav
ing the Government were paid
accumulated cash leave on the
basis of the 20-day system. How
ever, the new leave law wiped out
the four months’ tenure of the
Douglas rider.
Under the new law, Government
employes will receive leave credit
at the rate of 26 days for 1951.:
Employes will go on the 13-to-26-i
days-a-year leave system, based on
seniority, starting next January 6
Trucker Killed in Crash
FREMONT, Ohio, Nov. 26 (£>).—
Roy Jork, 23, East Paterson (N. J.)
truck driver, was killed yesterday
when his tractor-trailer hit the
side of a Pennsylvania Railroad
freight car at nearby W^adville.
f,
Inspector Lutz
Named Head of
Gambling Squad
Capt Chenault Given
: Jurisdiction Over
Several Precincts
By Miriam Ottenberg
Acting Police Chief Robert V.
Murray today named Inspector
Charles H. Lutz to take over gam
ibling enforcement and gave him
' a free hand in choosing his squad.
At the same time the chief
announced the promotion of Capt.
(Robert D. Chenault of the 13th
; precinct to be a district inspector,
I with several precincts under his
| jurisdiction.
i The changes, effective Decem
ber 1, were announced by Maj.
Murray at the District Building
; after he went over his plans with
| Commissioner John Russell Young
and got his approval,
i Inspector Lutz, now head of
the police training schools, re
lieves Inspector Robert S. Bryant
♦ as head of the gambling squad.
Inspector Bryant Praised.
Maj. Murray said Inspector
Bryant asked to be relieved of the
assignment. He said the change
was no reflection on Inspector
Bryant. He added that he re
gards Inspector Bryant as one of
the best officers on the force, but
Inspector Bryant has many other
duties to perform as chairman of
the Police Trial Board and as
sistant superintendent.
Maj. Murray, who will be sworn
in as superintendent of police on
December 1, has made it clear
he regards gambling as one of his
major problems, although he con
servatively told newsmen today
that the personnel shifts should
not be interpreted as a campaign
on gambling.
Inspector Lutz, who was one of
the candidates for the chief’s job,
is known as tough, aggressive and
a strict disciplinarian whose name
has never been linked in any way
in any public testimony with
gambling figures. He is president
of the Policemen’s Association.
Lutz Has Law Decree.
Maj. Murray said one of his
reasons for appointing Inspector
Lutz was the fact that the inspec
tor is a law school graduate, well
qualified in the law. and an
authority on search, seizure and
properly drawn warrants. In
spector Lutz earned his law de
gree at National University after
joining the force in 1925.
The chief recalled that a num
ber of gambling cases have been
thrown out of court because of
insufficient warrants. He has al
ready announced his intention of
Iworking closely with the United
States Attorney’s office.
i Informed of his appointment.
’Inspector Lutz said: "I’ll do my
best to enforce the laws of the
District and co-operate with the
United States Attorney’s office.
It’s not a job I relish but it has
to be done and I always do the
job that is assigned to me.’’
He cautioned newsmen “not to
follow me around with a camera.”
Job to Be Rotated.
"I am never spectacular,” he
added. “I believe in correct en
forcement of the laws.”
j Maj. Murray said Inspector
Lutz will be in charge of the
gambling squad for at least six
or eight months. The chief added
fhat he is going to put the job
on a rotating basis.
At the same time, he empha
sized that the appointment of In
spector Lutz will not relieve the
precinct captains from enforcing
gambling laws. Under Inspector
Lutz, Maj. Murray added, he ex
pects vigorous enforcement of
gambling law’s.
The gambling squad has long
(See POLICE. Page A-4.)
Byrd and Taft to Speak
Before AMA Gathering
By the Associated Press
CHICAGO, Nov. 26—Senators
Byrd, Democrat, of Virginia and
Taft, Republican, of Ohio will
share a platform for discussion of
1952 political issues December 5
in Los Angeles, the American Med
ical Association announced today.
The senators have been desig
nated the principal speakers at an
open session of AMA house of del
egates in the Los Angeles Shrine
auditorium.
Mack Reaches Athens
| ATHENS. Greece, Nov. 26 (/P).
I —Representative Peter F. Mack,
; Democrat, of Illinois, arrived here
today from Rome in his single
engine plane for the 20t,h stop
of his globe-circling good-will
tour. His next stop will be An
kara, Turkey.
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Inside Today's Star
A FOREIGN POLICY FOR AMER
ICANS—Senator Taft calls for United
States support for the Chinese No
tionalists on Formosa. Today's chap
ter, dealing with the Far Eost,
appears on Page A-3.
GIRL REPORTER IN KOREA—
Betty Betz, famous teen-age column
ist, tells whot the GIs are talking
about in Yie front lines. The first
of her 10 ortides from the front
appears on Page B-4.
REBELLIOUS BRASS—Other gener
als have spoken out against Presi
dents but Gen. Douglas MacArthur
is getting unique treatment, says
Star Staff Writer Robert K. Walsh.
He discusses talking generals—and
what past Presidents have done about
them—on Page A-10. |

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