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Sunny, high 62. Fair tonight; low 35 in , V i p r city, 28 in suburbs. ,Tomorrow. cloudy. . .1 . . . ,, . .. , mild. tFull report on Page A-2.) L/yASf Amusements --A-11 Edit. Articles --A-5 Temperatures Today. | W ~ Church News A-7-10 Obituary -A-6 Midnight, 37 6 a.m. ...32 ll a.m. ...49 I I Classified ..A-13-21 Radio-TV -A-23 2 a.m. ...35 8 a.m. ...33 Noon ... 52 II Comics -A-22-23 Real Estate B-l-12 4 a.m. ...33 9 a.m. ...37 1 p.m. . .56 Crossword ...-A-22 Sports-A-12-13 _Hi_^ Editorial _A-4 Society, Clubs._A-7 -■ -—---- -------- An Associated Press Newspaper 99th Year. No. 335. Phone ST. 5000 ★* S WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY DECEMBER 1 1951—THIRTY-SIX PACES Home Delivery. Monthly Rates: Evenlm and Sunday, fl 75: BT CFNTS .______ 7 9 v mini 1-oia ± /lvjlJUe Evcnini only. $1.30: Sunday only. 45c: Night Pinal, 10c Additional. ** VjEjVI . """." " ‘ . .■— ■ ______ __ Insurance Sale To D. C. Schools Defended by Lee Board Vice President Discloses Activities on Hearing of Star Survey By Coit Hendley, Jr. Adelbert W. Lee, vice president of the Board of Education and chairman of its Personnel Com mittee, has revealed that he has been soliciting and selling insur ance to the city schools. Mr. Lee. a real estate and in surance man by profession, made the disclosure last night and de-1 fended his activities as The Star was completing an investigation of the. sales. Inquiries revealed that he has sold policies to at least 11 junior and senior high schools here totaling in face value something around $62,000. The policies were sold directly to the school prin cipals to cover such things as theft of money from school safes, bank messenger protection and liability of cafeteria workers. “I don’t feel there is anything wrong with it,” he said. “I have as much right as any one else to sell insurance to the principals.” Inquiry Assailed. Mr. Lee said he felt the inquiry into his insurance business with the schools was “a contemptible1 slinging of mud and a new low.”j He said it was an attempt to dis-1 credit him at a time when his' Personnel Committee was trying to make an honest and fair eval uation of the services of School Supt. Hobart M. Corning so the! School Board could decide whether1 to reappoint him as superintend ent. Dr. Coming’s present three year term expires on March 1. ”It does not speak well for the Corning machine.” he added. Opinions of some school officials took a different attitude. A number of principals, solicited by Mi Lee to buy insurance, said they felt it was unethical since Mr. Lee was«n the School Board. “I'm upset by the ethics of the sit uation,” one commented. Others said they felt there was nothing wrong with Mr. Lee sell ing insurance to the schools. No one said there had been any sort of pressure or coercion from Mr. Lee. That is a point Mr. Lee made in his statement. "There has never been any at tempt to intimidate these people or to coerce them into buying in- j surance,” he declared. Principal Receives Letter. One junior high school princi pal, who would not be quoted, said that recently she received a letter from Mr. Lee inviting her to pur chase messenger and liability in surance from him. The letter stated that “several schools recently found it advisable to purchase messenger hold-up insurance to protect them against loss by reason of holdup both within and without school prem ises.” The insurance would give; protection to the extent of $1,000 at a cost of “only $20 a year” and! “several schools have ordered it,” the letter said. The other policy suggested by the letter was called a products liability policy and would cost $26 a year. This would include pro tection against claims, resulting from food poisoning or glass and foreign material in food. Mr. Lee’s letter commented that the wife of a principal he knew had trouble with glass. A post script added that he would like to sell her automobile insurance for her car also. Sold to 13 Schools. Mr. Lee, in his statement, said that he had sold insurance to principals of 13 District secondary schools. Some of the policies were contracted for before he was appointed to the School Board and have been renewed since, he added. "I don’t see anything wrong with the fact that the individual principals have seen fit to have the insurance with me,” Mr. Lee declared, adding: “There’s nothing in the law that says that when a man be-, comes an unpaid member of the School Board he should stop a legitimate business. There is no instance any one can point to of undue pressure or influence.” Mr. Lee said he was doing “nothing illegal” and said that members of the Board of Educa tion had known of his insurance activities for a number of years. He related that several weeks ago he submitted bids on insur ance for seven driver training cars owned by the school system. “I didn’t get the contract be cause my bid wasn’t low enough,” he said. “If I had been abusing my official position and intimidat ing people to give me business, I would have had that contract.” Mentions Loss of Fees. Mr. Lee also declared that he had lost thousands of dollars in fees and made a “terrific financial sacrifice” because he stopped tes tifying in District Government property condemnation suits after becoming a member of the School Board. Mr. Lee said he had sold in surance to the following 13 schools: Anacostia and Roosevelt High Schools, Bell, Burdick and Chamberlain Vocational High Schools, Eliot, Gordon, Jefferson, Kramer, Macfarland, Paul, Stuart and Sousa Junior High Schools. He said he had sold insurance to no other city schools. In his statement, Mr. Lee did not list the amounts of the in (See LEE, Page A-3.) Senator Knowland Asks Inquiry Of Lull in Korean Ground War Californian Is Convinced Cease-Fire Was Ordered; Short Bares Secret Report By the Associated Press Senator Knowland, Republican, of California says the sudden lull in the Korean ground fighting should be investigated by the Sen 1 ate Armed Services Committee. , The California Senator adds that he has wired the committee chairman, Senator Russell, Dem ocrat, of Georgia to call a meet ing on the incident. Senator Knowland called for the investigation last night dur ing a San Francisco television in terview He said he was con vinced that “some kind of a cease fire order” was issued to United Nations forces. The Senator said he not only was convinced that a cease-fire order had been issued by Gen. James A. Van Fleet, the 8th Army commander, but that it was done with the knowledge of Gen. Mat-1 thew B. Ridgway, supreme United ! Nations commander. Senator Knowland added that: ;since the Gen. MacArthur hear-; jings last spring, Gen. Ridgway's ; headquarters would not agree to such an order without *he knowl jedge of Washington. But earlier in the day in Key West, Fla., the White House said no high source had issued such an order and that, on the con trary, United Nation- forces were instructed that “hostilities will continue until the signing of the armistice agreement.” Presidential Secretary Joseph Short read from an hitherto secret army report during a news con ference in which he took issue with an Associated Press dispatch from Korea. Mr. Short said Presi dent Truman directed the declas sification of the report to refute the AP story. The Associated Press story, from Seoul, Korea, on Wednesday said: “Orders from the highest source, possibly from the White House it self—brought the ground fighting to a complete—if temporary halt Wednesday, A. P. Correspondent John Randolph reported through censorship today.” Mr. Short said both parts of the sentence in the A. P. dispatch “were not true, either that ground shooting halted or that a direc tive calling a halt was issued.” The previously secret report quoted in Key West, Mr. Short said, was made to the President Thursday by Gen. John E. Hull, vice chief of staff of the Army, based on cables from Ridgway. Mr. Short also said that a state ment issued by the A. p. in New York Thursday night "is designed to confuse the American people.” The A. P. statement was an ex (See SHOOTING. Page A-6.) McGrath Tells Probers He's Ready to Testify At Public Hearing Two Republicans Seek To Quiz Attorney General On Tax Frauds Policy By the Associated Press Attorney General McGrath says he would be “delighted” to testify publicly before a House Ways and Means Subcommittee probing re ports of corruption and irregulari ties in the Nation's tax-collection system. This was his answer last night to demands by two Republican members of the investigating group that he be called for ques tioning about the Justice Depart ment’s policy in prosecuting tax fraud cases. Representatives Kean of New Jersey and Byrnes of Wisconsin also said they wanted to ask Mr.: McGrath about testimony given by T. Lamar Caudle, recently ■ ousted Assistant Attorney General,; who directed the Justice Depart ment’s tax fraud prosecutions. Wants Hearing to Be Public. In a statement issued by the department last night, Mr. Mc Grath said he would be delighted to appear before the House com mittee at any time, provided he was given a public hearing. Mr. McGrath added: “It was my belief when I said on November 25 I would give the committee my complete co-opera tion and would personally direct the department’s activities, that the committee would feel free to consult with me on all these mat ters. "I am disappointed that this has not been done.” In the November 25 statement to which he referred Mr. McGrath said he would give the committee information on any past case about which it had a complaint. The subcommittees hearings, recessed unexpectedly yesterday, are to resume Monday, with Mr. Caudle scheduled to return for further questioning. He had been in the witness chair all week until yesterday. Fired (or Outside Activities. President Truman fired Mr. Caudle two weeks ago for “out side activities” deemed incompat ible with his official duties. Both Mr. Kean and Mr. Byrnes j said Mr. McGrath should be sum- j moned for questioning about testi mony relating to a tax fraud case; against two New Yorkers, Samuel Aaron and Jacob Freidus. Both were sentenced to jail after an October, 1950, trial. Adrian DeWind, committee counsel, previously had said hei had seen anonymous letters in! Justice Department files hinting j at an attempted “fix” in the Aaron-Friedus case. He added he was “intensely interested in the situation as it affects Justice De partment tax prosecutions.” Mr. Caudle acknowledged in his testimony that Me received a $5,000 commission last year on the sale of a $30,000 airplane to Larry Knohl of New York, a pri vate investigator for Aaron and Freidus at the time their tax trial was pending. Mr. McGrath told him it would be all right for him to do so, Mr. Caudle said. Mr. McGrath later said he had approved because Mr. Caudle had assured him that the Government was not involved in any way. Statement on Policy Sought. Mr. Kean told reporters he wanted to ask Mr. McGrath about ■ the commission, adding the At torney General implied that Mr. 1 Caudle did not tell him all about jthe payment. Mr. Caudle, how ! ever, said he did. The two Republican committee members also said that Mr. Mc Grath should be asked for a full statement on the Justice Depart ment’s policy of “letting men un der indictment escape prosecution on account of illness.” Springlike Weather Lures Crowd Early To Army-Navy Game I Some of 3,000 Seats Available to Public Still Unsold at Noon By tb« Associated Press PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 1.—Balmy weather, almost springlike, brought the crowd out early today for the 52d Army-Navy football game. The skies over Municipal Sta dium were almost clear, there was a slight nip in the air but the tem perature was in the low 60s as the vanguard of the expected crow'd of more than 100,000 moved into the huge horseshoe arena. Three thousand seats went on sale at the stadium at 9:30 a m. and some still were unsold when the brigade of 3,800 midshipmen and the 2.400 cadets started marching into the stadium at noon. Even oldtimers couldn’t recall an Army-Navy game when tickets were available to the public on the day of the game. 13 Special Trains Take Washingtonians to Game A good-sized segment of Wash ington made its annual exodus to ! Philadelphia today to witness the annual gridiron battle between Army and Navy. Union Station was crowded at an early hour with fans who Picture on Poge A-3. braved the chill to catch 13 special trains. The first special left on the Baltimore & Ohio at 7:40 a.m., and Pennsylvania trains began leaving at five-minute intervals shortly after 8 o’clock. It was a colorful throng, with the Navy rooters—feminine vari ety—clearly identified by big yel low chrysanthemums bearing the traditional blue and gold ribbon, and fans on both sides carrying numerous pennants. One young rooter came equipped for any eventuality. He was Bobby Menefee, 13, of Sperryville, Va., who was armed with both Army and Navy pennants. Hp explained he was rooting for Cadet David Harris, 4212 South Thirty-second street, Arlington, but he also in sisted on the Navy emblem be cause, he explained, “I just like them.” Army Secretary Pace and Navy Secretary Kimball were among those leaving early and numerous other high officials had reserved space on the specials. Additional thousands got up even eailier to travel to the game by automobile. President Truman, in Florida, will miss this year's game. Eleven Slain in Philippines MANILA, Dec. 1 (A5).—Eleven persons were killed in skirmishes during the past 24 hours between Philippine troops and Communist led Huk bands north of Manila, the Philippine News Service re ported today. Seven of the dead were identified as Huks. Storm Wrecks Yacht, Kills D. C. Trio, 5 ot Crew Lone Survivor Tells Of 4-Day Ordeal; Boy Dies After Rescue A Riim tale of a yachting tragedy which cost the lives of a former Washington couple, their young son and five crew members was told in Charleston, S. C., today by a sole survivor. It was a story of suffering through four days and nights in a lifeboat, without food or water, after a storm-tossed 96-foot yacht struck a reef and sank near Charleston harbor Monday night. With the Puerto Rican crew members dying one by one. the frenzied navigator jumped over board two days after the lifeboat drifted out to sea. Surviving crew members buried their comrades as they died. Found Dead in Boat. The Washington-born skipper, Samuel Alfred Luttrell, and his wife Kathleen, both 39, were found dead m the lifeboat, sighted more than 90 miles off the coast. Their 13-year-old son. Samuel III, died two hours after the mine-sweeper Token took him aboard, along with the lone sur vivor, Gustave Emanuel Frazer, a Negro crewman. Mr. Luttrell, a West Point grad uate and retired Army officer, was the son of Mrs. Samuel A. Lut trell of 2737 Devonshire place N.W. and the brother of Mrs Russell Whyte of 4710 Dover road, Brookdale, Md. Suffering from exposure, his: mouth so parched he could not at first take water, Crewman Frazer began sobbing out his story shortly after receiving an emergency blood transfusion on the Token. On Way to Virgin Islands. i , It began in Greenpoint, Long Island, where Mr. Lutterell re-i cently bought the yacht, a Navy' submarine chaser during World War II, and reconditioned it at a cost of $3,000. The voyage was meant to carry the Luttrells to their .oiome at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, where Mr. Luttrell was in the shipping business with an uncle. The yacht, named the Amphi ! trite, developed engine trouble and put in at Hampton Roads, Va„ and later tied up at Morehead City, N. C. Monday night it sprang a leak, and Mr. Luttrell changed the course toward Charleston Har bor. Within sight of the harbor lights, 40-mile-an-hour winds tossed the craft onto a reef. Try to Return for Food. In their haste fe* abandon, the nine crewmen and passengers neglected to put food and water in the 14-foot lifeboat. When they tried to return to the sinking craft for provisions heavy seas hurled them back. Then the men tried desperately to row shoreward but the wind swept them to sea. From then on it was an uneven battle against the elements and the ravages of thirst and hunger. Five times. Crewman Frazer re membered, he shouted at passing ships, and it seemed they were close enough to hear, but none acknowledged the cries. Finally, a sailor standing watch on the minesweeper spotted the tiny boat and put out a whaleboat to go to the rescue. Administered Last Rites. The Luttrell boy was in such critical condition that the Token radioed Charleston for medical aid and a priest. Later, when the boy died, the radio messaged that the priest w’as not needed. But a chaplain met the Token and administered last rites to the Luttrells. It was the love for adventure that prompted Mr. Luttrell to buy and recondition the yacht. He had traveled extensively in South America, at the time when he was with the State Department at La Paz, Bolivia, after resigning his commission as Army first lieuten ant in 1939. At other times he sailed in the Carribean. Mrs. Luttrell’s mother said she (See YACHT, Page A-2.) Peron Cuts Newsprint BUENOS AIRES, Argentina. Dec. 1 UP).—The government of President Peron today announced a 50 per cent reduction in sup plies of newsprint to newspapers. It is the fourth slashing reduction in three years. Army Bars Buffer Zone Data— Fears Details Endanger Code The Army said today it was un able to release precise co-ordinate positions of the Korean war buffer zone lines—which have been worked out with the Communists —because to do so would compro mise national security. Red-faced officers finally con ceded to incredulous reporters that the precise details of the lines were dispatched from Tokyo by short-wave radio in secret mili tary code and that the Reds could be presumed to have monitored! the message. It was explained at the Penta gon that if the enemy had moni tored the broadcast, the disclosure of the co-ordinates here would provide a key useful to them in breaking the United States Army’s cryptographic system. The Army spokesman was re mindec} that it can also be pre sumed that the Communists know what the co-ordinates are even if the American people do not. Since that is the case, why did Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway’s headquar ters send the locations in code in the first place? “I am afraid that I am not qual ified to answer that,” replied an Army press officer. The latest in a series of snafus revolving about the Korean war and involving Tokyo and Wash ington came to light when pho tographers sought to take pictures of a briefing map showing the exact lines worked out by the United Nations and Red negotia tors. Finally, a compromise was worked out where the lines on the map yere not exact and the pic tures were taken. GIT YO'SELF LOST, BOY.... AH'M TH' NEW PAH TV SYMBOL t r New Red Air Power Causes U. N. Concern In Peace Discussions Ban on Building Bases Becomes Touchy Issue In Korea Negotiations By th* Associated Press MUNSAN. Korea, Dec. 1.—The United Nations command today disclosed anxiety over mounting Communist air power in Korea.; It insisted in the Panmunjom truce talks that construction or repair of air bases in North Korea be banned during an armi stice. The Reds promptly accused the United Nations of trying "to de ll. N. Infantry Battles Foe's Probing Forets in Frigid Weather. Page A-6 prive our side forever of the right to defend ourselves.” The air base Issue was raised j during a stormy Saturday session ; in which Vice Admiral C. Turner | Joy, chief United Nations negotia i tor, underscored in forceful langu age the Allied position that there be no military buildup and that joint observation teams be given free access to all Korea to police jthe truce. Concerned by Threat. ' The official United Nations spokesman. Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols. told correspondents the U. N. Allies are deeply concerned over the threat posed by increas ;ing Communist air strength. He ;said the U. N. command primarily fears the possibility of strong air support for Red ground forces. Admiral Joy told Communist negotiators that airfields were the only type of military facilities the 1 Allies felt must be restricted as :Part of the U. N. program for pre senting a military buildup by either side during a truce. North Korean Lt. Gen. Nam II insisted it was "necessary” to strengthen an- bases. Act to Clarify Terms. "... I cannot but point out that the real objective of your proposal of allowing no increase of so called military facilities is merely to deprive our side forever of the right to defend ourselves,” he said. Gen. Nuckols said the purpose of Joy’s statement opening Sat urday’s session was to make the Allied position on enforcement of the armistice “crystal clear.” Gen. Nuckols emphasized, how ever, that the statement was “not considered an ultimatum.” Four-Point Demand. Admiral Joy told Red envoys the United Nations Allies will con tinue to insist that there should be: 1. No increase of military forces by either side during an armistice. 2. No buildup of war materials during that period. 3. An armistice commission to supervise the truce, including joint observation teams free to move the length and breadth of Korea. 4. No discussion of withdrawing troops from Korea by the armi stice conference since the ques tion must be decided by the bel ligerent governments. Japanese Rural Police Hold Major Maneuvers By th« Associated Press TOKYO, Dec. 1.—The Japanese National Rural Police force to day started its first large-scale maneuvers. Two full battalions tackled mili tary problems at Somagahara, about 150 miles north of here. The Japanese news agency Kyodo said 400 former field-grade officers of the Japanese Army and Navy watched as the battalions advanced under live bazooka fire and engineers preceded the at tack, blowing up pillboxes. The 400 officer observers will graduate from the rural police training school and become mem bers of the 75,000-man force which was set up 14 months ago to replace the Japanese Army. Hunt for G. 0. P. Floor Leader Of Senate Turns to Bridges Seen as Compromise Candidate to Avoid Split, Although He Says He Is Not Seeking Post By th« Associated Pres* Speculation on selection of a new Republican floor leader in the Senate turned today toward Sen-; a tor Bridges of New Hampshire as a possible compromise by party members anxious to avoid a pre presidential campaign scrap. Senator Bridges, top Republican in the Senate in point of service, said last night in Phoenix, Ariz., that he was not a candidate for the leadership post left vacant by the death Thursday of Senator Kenneth Wherry of Nebraska. He did not, however, rule out the possibility that he might be willing to serve in case opposing i factions within the party find themselves deadlocked over a suc cessor to Senator Wherry. i Funeral services for Senator Wherry are to be held Monday in Nebraska and afterwards Repub lican Senators are expected to be gin formal discussions of the mat ter. An important question, still un answered, is whether Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio, will take a strong stand in the choice of a new Republican minority leader. He may decide next week afteri attending Senator Wherry's fu-; neral. Other political developments included: 1. Senator Douglas, Democrat, of Illinois said in Portland, Oreg., that he believes President Truman will be a candidate for re-election if Senator Taft wins the Repub lican presidential nomination. But Senator Douglas told news men that if the G. O. P. nomina tion goes to Gen. Eisenhower, Mr 1 ‘See POLITICS, Page A-2.) France Will Modify Austerity Program on Basis of U. S. Help $600 Million Promised By American Officials, Cabinet Is Informed By the Associated Press PARIS, Dec. I.—France today announced the easing of its near ; austerity program after getting a promise from American officials of $600 million in aid for the fiscal year 1951-2. Information Minister Robert Buron told newsmen that Secre tary of State Dean Acheson and Aid Co-ordinator W. Avtrell Har riman had assured Finance Min ister Rene Mayer that the sum would be available. Mr. Mayer reported this to the French cab inet today. “Nothing official has been said on this angle,” Buron said, "but it is my personal impression that the United States Government will have to ask Congress for an addi tional appropriation in January.” Mr. Buron implied that a new appropriation would be needed be cause the French slice is so big. May Ask Congress. “Rather than take it out of the mouths of the others,” he said, “I think the United States admin istration will have to ask Congress for more aid.” Until now, he added, France had only been counting on $350: million. Buron said the new fig ure could not yet be broken down completely. He made It clear, however, that the basic sum is $200 million in direct economic aid, from ap proximately $1.6 billion President Truman is expected to have avail able. Most of the rest would come from American spending in France on arms and supplies both for the Atlantic armies and the American. Marshall Aid Given. To put it another way: Some aid France gets as a free gift, as Marshall aid was given: for the rest she must produce goods to be used in European defense. On the basis of the American j promises, Mr. Buron said, France will now be able to buy $625 to $650 million worth of imports from the United States and the dollar zone in the calender year 1952, instead of the $500 million provided in the near-austerity program. Of this, only $130 mil lion is expected to be provided by French export earnings. Singer Receives Award VERCELLI, Italy, Dec. 1 <JP).~ American Soprano Sandra Kaye of Chicago was awarded a 50,000 lire (about $80) prize here last night for having won the "Giam battista Viotti” international sing ing contest last October. Red Satellite Forces Are Growing Rapidly, Western Sources Say Bulgaria Adding Planes, Armor as Albania Also Strengthens Its Army By th« Associated Press ROME, Dec. 1.—Russia may not have increased her own armed forces lately, but the armies of her satellites are growing by leaps and bounds, western intelligence | sources report. One informant for a western power, which keeps close tab on jthe iron curtain nations, says Red i Bulgaria has built up a tough army of between 160,000 and 180, 000 men spearheaded by some 500 tanks. That would be three times the 155,000-man army limit set by Bul garia’s peace treaty with the Allies 1 after World War II. The Bulgarian air force also has been converted to MIG-15 jets, the fighter plane which has proved so effective in Korea, the inform ant said. Civilians Restless. Army morale in Bulgaria is high, he declared, since soldiers and their families get special privileges. The rest of the coun try’s 7 million inhabitants are becoming restless under the Com munist yoke, however, he added. This same informant said starv ing little Albania now in the throes of a depression, has man aged to build up an armed force of between 60,000 and 80,000 men. He reported that Albania lacks Bulgaria’s tanks and heavier armament, but the army is tough, well-trained and in good spirits. Here again troops are accorded special favors. Strong Motorized Force. Russia herself is believed to have an army of between 165 and 175 divisions with almost a third of them fully motorized or armored, Westerners estimate. I Present dispositions of the So-' viet, Bulgarian, Albanian and' other satellite armies do not! seem to indicate any military) strike is in the making, according to this information. Tractors, but No Angels To Tread on Reds' Cards By the Associated Press VIENNA, Dec. 1.—Communist Hungary, which has been trying to substitute Stalin for Santa Claus on Christmas, has carried the Yuletide purge a step further, a weekly Hungarian paper, Fug getlen Magyarorszag, has dis closed. It has been decreed that Father Christmas (Santa Claus) and angels are forbidden on Christ mas cards. From now on the cards must show gifts being brought to good children by trac tors. Big Four Opens Secret Meetings On Disarmament Rules Are Specified, Conferees Plan to Talk Again Monday By the Associated Press PARIS, Dec. 1.—The Big Four met for an hour today and began —in a cordial atmosphere—their secret conversations seeking to end the world arms race. The Soviet Foreign Minister, . Andrei Y. Vishinsky, was seated U. N. Unit Asks Soviet to Seek Peaceful Settlement With Tito. Page A-$ across the table from United States Ambassador Philip C. Jes sup, British Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd and French Dele gate Jules Moch. All had arrived separately at the office of Luis Padilla Nervo, Mexican president of the United Nations General Assembly, who presided over their session. Mr. Padilla Nervo told newsmen the four proponents of rival dis armament plans agreed on rules for getting down to the heart of the matter and decided to meet again Monday morning. No com munique was issued. The Mexican statesman said he considered the cordial atmosphere at the first meeting a good omen. Vishinsky on Time. Mr. Vishinsky arrived on the dot at 11 a.m. grinningly pointed to his watch to show he was on time for the meeting he had taken so long to approve. The Big Four will try to recon cile rival Soviet and Western plans for disarming. The talks are meant to be absolutely secret. The idea of Syrian, Pakistani and Iraq delegates who proposed them is that full secrecy will let each of the four lay aside his public propaganda speeches and get down to business. As soon as the four entered Mr. Padilla Nervo’s office, the doors were shut tight and guards took up posts to guarantee privacy. Newsmen and photographers waited outside. All four negotiators appeared to be in good spirits as they passed into the meeting room overlooking the rain-soaked Tro cadero Gardens outside the Palais Chaillot. Jessup in Good Spirits. Mr. Jessup smilingly remarked that “the weather is good—it looks fine today—and I hope all goes well.” It was pouring rain outside and the American delegate evidently referred to the weather of inter national relations. The United Nations Political Committee set a 10-day limit on the talks. The American delega tion will be pleased if those 10 days bring agreement on two con crete points: 1. Formation of a disarmament commission. 2. Soviet agreement to take part 'in it. Both Soviet and Western pro posals for world disarmament call for setting up such a commission land for merging existing United 'Nations commissions on conven tional and atomic arms. The Russians have refused to accept an atomic control plan which long has been before the United Nations on the ground it would give the United States an atomic monopoly. The Soviet j Union also has steered clear of the commission on conventional arms during the last two years, j Each delegate has one adviser, j David Wainhouse, a veteran of the State Department, sits with Mr. Jessup. __________ For Whom Will Bell Toll Next, Satellite Delegates Asked By th« Associated Press PARIS, Dec. 1.—A Chilean dele gate to the United Nations dropped a chilling remark yester day to delegates from the Iron Curtain countries. Said Manuel Trucco before the Special Political Committee hear ing Yugoslavia charges of oppres sion by Russia and her satellites: “Assembly delegates always wonder whether the delegates from countries in the Soviet sphere will be the same as at the previous session.” Mr. Trucco mentioned Rudolf Slansky, the Czech Communist party secretary-general, and Vlad imir Clementis, the former Czech foreign minister, who once repre sented his country in the United Nations. Both have been purged and placed under arrest. Dr. Chaim Weizmann Seriously III at Rehovot By th« Associated Press REHOVOT, Israel, Dec. 1.—Dr. Chaim Weizman, Israel’s 77-year old president, is seriously ill. A medical bulletin, broadcast just after noon today, says the president is confined to his bed with "a pulmonary inflammation which in itself is not serious but complicated by the patient’s heart condition." He is permitted no visitors. President Weizman, who took the oath of office for his second term in the bedroom of his home here last Sunday, has been forced to cancel all engagements for the last 10 days.