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Grunewald Links
To Ex-Officials
Will Be Probed
Oliphant Permitted
Big Case to Lapse,
Tax Inquiry Told
By Cecil Holland
House investigators made plans
today to explore fully the associa
tions of two former high Govern
ment tax officials with Henry
Grunewald, mysterious Washing
ton figure whose name has cropped
up in the inquiry into spreading
tax scandals.
Mr. Grunewald, known as “the
Dutchman.” was located in George
town Hospital late yesterday after
being sought for two days. He
was served with a subpoena issued
by the House Ways and Means
subcommittee trying to untangle
conflicting stories about an alleged
$500,000 attempted tax shakedown.
Representative King, Democrat,
of California, the subcommittee
chairman, told reporters the House
group wishes to question the mys
terious Mr. Grunewald about his
relations with George J. Schoene
man, who retired last summer as
commissioner of Internal Revenue,
and with Charles Oliphant, whOi
resigned three days ago as the
bureau's general counsel.
At Least 30 Visits Listed.
Mr. King said the records of
Mr. Schoeneman's office, obtained
by the subcommittee's investiga
tors, showed that Mr. Grunewald
was a frequent visitor there. More
than 30 calls were said to be listed.1
Mr. Oliphant, when he resigned,
released a statement showing his
financial worth and listing Mr.|
Grunewald as one to whom he
owes $1,300.
The House subcommittee was
in a week-end recess from public
hearings after these fast-breaking,
developments in its investigation
of tax scandals:
1. A Justice Department lawyer
testified that Mr. Oliphant played!
a part in permitting the statute
of limitations to run out in a
$181,000 tax case against two local
business firms—the Washington
Beef & Provision Co. and the Witt1
Co.—and their operators, Samuel
and Sidney Kolker.
House Member Intervenes.
2. Representative Morrison,
Democrat, of Louisiana was rep
resented as having intervened in
the Kolker case in something of
the function “of a defense coun
sel’* and wrote Supreme Court
Justice Tom Clark, then the At
torney General, urging that a tax
fraud prosecution against the two
Washington men be dropped.
In a statement issued through
his office here, Mr. Morrison com
mented that “as Congressman, I
have helped 26,651 people in vari
ous troubles with Government de
partments,” and added that one
of them was one of the men in
volved in this tax case, Sidney
Kolker, “a personal friend of
"My only interest in the case
was to see that he received jus-,
tice,” Mr. Morrison said.
Caudle to Testify Monday.
v & rV Revenue Bureau official tes
tified about an income fraud case
involving Abraham Teitelbaum,
wealthy Chicago attorney, and an
“unusual” interest Mr. Oliphant
took in the case. Testimony was
that Mr. Oliphant halted a move
to send the record in the case to
the field for further consideration,
and that Mr. Grunewald had tele
phoned him about it. Mr. Teitle
baum previously had testified that
his case was speeded up out of'
normal channels after he had re
jected a demand for $500,000 by
two men he said claimed to have!
connections with a Washington
“clique” seeking “soft touches.” j
4. Chairman King announced
Theron Lamar Caudle, ousted
three weeks ago by President Tru
man as chief of the Justice De
partment’s tax division which
handles fraud prosecutions, would
be the witness when the subcom
mittee resumes public hearings at
10:30 a.m. Monday.
5. The subcommittee scheduled
Attorney General McGrath as the
(See REVENUE, Page A-5.)
55.000 Will Be Called
For Draft in February
The Defense Department today
set the draft call ff>r February
at 55,000 men.
Of the total requested from
Selective Service, 41,000 will be
assigned to the Army and 14,000
to the Marine Gprps.
The February call will be 4,650
less than the total to be inducted
in January. Of the January total.
48.000 will go to the Army and
11,650 to the Marines.
In December. 7,000 men are
being drafted for the Army and
9,990 for the Marine Corps.
Since Selective Service ma
chinery was opened in September,
1950, the Army has requested 782,
000 men and the Marine Corps
67.330 through February.
Find Economical Gifts
Through Star Want Ads
Th* Stor (luring November carried
58,133 lines of miscellaneous for sale
classified advertising compared to a
total of 35,814 lines for the three
other Washington newspapers com
Under miscellaneous for sale you find
• wide assortment of toys and other
items appropriate for Christmas giving.
_ So consult this tremendous showcase
" for economical gift selections. j|
Soviet Radio Assails Kennan,
Prospective New U. S. Envoy
Broadcast Charges
That He Expressed
Hatred for Russia
■y th« Associated Press
Soviet Russia has turned its
propaganda guns on the man who
may be the next United States
Ambassador to Moscow.
He is George F. Kennan. former
State Department counsellor and
an outstanding authority on Soviet
Officials here said the Moscow
radio, in a broadcast recorded by
United States monitors, accused
Mr Kennan of having voiced
"hate” for the Soviet union.
The blast was regarded as pos
' sibly significant, but it was not
; believed to be conclusive evidence
jthat the Kremlin might refuse to
! receive the veteran career diplo
jmat. A Moscow dispatch this week
| said observers there were inclined
to believe the Soviet government
would like to have him. Mr. Ken
nan has been under Communist
fire previously.
President Truman said last
month he had talked with Secre
tary of State Acheson about the
possible selection of Mr. Kennan
as Ambassador to Moscow. Mr.
Truman said Mr. Kennan would
make a good envoy. If named as
the successor to Admiral Alan G.
Kirk, he would not take the post
before next spring.
Moscow led off its radio attack
on American diplomatic ‘•spies’’
by relating an alleged V-E day
episode. It quoted a British
journalist as having written that
Mr. Kennan, then a member of
Iowa G. 0. P. to Send
Unpledged Delegates,
Hickenlooper Says
Taft, Eisenhower Backers
Seek Nebraska Support; j
State Leaders Divided
By tack Bell
Astocioted Prill Staff Writ*,
Senator Hickenlooper, Republi
can, of Iowa, predicted today his
State's 26-vote delegation will go
to the Republican National Con
vention next July unpledged to
any presidential candidate.
Mentioned as a possible Iowa
"favorite son" candidate. Senator
Hickenlooper told a reporter he
isn't interested in such a desig
nation unless it is decided upon
merely to hold the State s dele
gation together until its members
decide which presidential candi
date to back.
Iowa is one of the Midwestern
States where backers of Senator,
Robert A. Taft of Ohio have been
angling for support.
Harrison Spangler, Iowa’s Re
publican national committeeman,
already has publicly indorsed
Senator Taft. But Gov. William
S. Beardsley has been reported
leaning toward Gen. Dw'ight D.
Seen as Taft Supporter.
Senator Hickenlooper has been
looked upon as a potential Taft
supporter but he said he hasn't
made any commitment.
Rooters for Gen. Eisenhower
and Senator Taft also were re
ported eyeing the situation in
Nebraska since the death of Sena
tor Kenneth Wherry, who was the
Republican floor leader in the
Senator Wherry had intended
to seek support of the 18-vote,
delegation from that State as a
l“favorite son,” with strong indi
cations that Nebraska votes might I
be thrown to Senator Taft is the1
Wherry camp's control was not
Backs Eisenhower.
Whether Senator Wherry’s
death will mean that the Taft
followers will rally around another
“favorite son,” possibly Senator
Butler, has not become clear yet.
Senator Butler is seeking re-elec
tion, with Gov. Val Peterson, an
Eisenhower backer, running'
against him.
In 1948, Harold E. Stassen, for
mer Minnesota Governor, won
the Nebraska delegation’s support.
He has hinted ho may get into
the contest there again next year.
So far as Nebraska is concerned,
Eisenhower backers are up against
the difficulty that the general has
not said publicly whether he will i
be a candidate for the nomina
tion. A candidate’s name can’t
be entered in the Nebraska vot
ing without his consent.
Wisconsin Similar.
The same situation prevails in
Wisconsin, but Edward A. Bacon
former Republican national com
mitteeman for Wisconsin, said
here last night that an unin
structed group of delegates will be
entered for Gen. Eisenhower there
if the general continues silent on
his intentions. „ I
Mr. Bacon and Ralph Immel
former Progressive Party leader
in the State, said at a news con
ference, however, that they were
confident Gen. Eisenhower would
consent to run on the Republican
Democratic side, Senator
McClellan, Democrat, of Arkansas
said yesterday the people of
Arkansas “are not enthusiastic
about President Truman running
Referring to scandals in the
tax-collecting service, Senator Mc
Clellan told reporters his State
is “very unhappy over the situa
“Unless we get out of office
those who have been guilty of
gross improprieties, it will have
repercussions in the next
paign,” he said.
—AP Photo.
the American embassy staff in
Moscow, watched the celebration
I there and said "in a tone filled
iwith hate: 'They are rejoicing.
'They believe the war is over, but
[it is only just begun.’”
"These words express all the
hate of United States diplomats
toward free peoples,” the broad
cast continued. "At a later date
this Mr. Kennan stated that the
United States would be unable to
tolerate the existence of a pros
perous' Socialist system in the
U. S. S. R„ and that war between
the United States and the Soviet:
Union was inevitable.
"It is not by chance that the
State Department employs as
diplomats in Moscow and in the
people's democracies shady per
sons who are usually spies of long
Safe Holding $8,000
Stolen From Home of
D. C. Real Estate Man
300 Silver Dollars Also
Taken; Thieves Believed
To Be Inexperienced
A safe containing $8,000 was
stolen last night from the home
of a Washington real estate dealer.;
The thieves also took 300 silver
dollars when they ransacked the
home of William T. Whitehead,
46, colored, of 5010 East Capitol
Police said the housebreakers,
who apparently stumbled onto the
cash bonanza by accident, did
their work between 8:30 p.m. and
9:45 p.m. yesterday.
Detectives said a pane of glass
was removed from the back door
and the door unlocked. The,
thieves first ransacked an up
stairs front room, then moved to
'a middle room upstairs. They
forced a locked closet door and
found the 280-pound safe inside.
Police said if the thieves had
been professional safecrackers
they would have gone first to the
obvious places w’here a safe might
be kept, rather than ransacking
the rooms.
The silver dollars, which Mr.
Whitehead said he had been col
lecting since 1942, were in a paper
bag atop the safe. Mr. White
head said part of the money was
proceeds from sale of a house last
week and part of it proceeds from
a restaurant he formerly oper
Cooler Weather
Is Due to Arrive
Here on Monday
Rain today was bringing to an
end the summerlike weather
which gave the Washington area
and Eastern seaboard points new
heat records yesterday.
‘‘It will take a few days to cool
us off.” the Weather Bureau said,
“but there is plenty of cold air
in the West and it should start
arriving about Monday."
The forecast calls for occasional
rain today, tonight and tomorrow,
with a high of 68 today, a low
of 50 tonight and cooler tomor
The temperature went to 73 de
grees yesterday afternoon—four
degrees above the December 7
record set in 1919. Norfolk and
Richmond, Va., had 77.4 degrees
for an all-time December high.
Sweden-Japan Talks Open
TOKYO, Dec. 8 (/P).—Sweden
and Japan yesterday began talks
on a one-year trade agreement.
Sweden is understood to be inter
ested in buying ship building steel
and selling wood pulp.
Gottwald Opens
Purge of Whole
Czech Red Party
Shakeup Extending
From Top to Bottom
Directed at 'Titoists'
By the Associated Pres*
VIENNA, Austria, Dec. 8.—
Czechoslovak President Klement
Gottwald, Moscow-trained boss of
Czech communism, is purging his
whole party to prevent his over
throw by Tito-like Red doubters;
of Kremlin policy, Prague Radio
disclosed yesterday.
The sweeping shakeup was
called a "reorganization reaching
from the lower ranks up to the
highest level of the party.’’ It
was mapped by Gottwald as party
chairman and approved by the
party’s Central Committee, the
radio said.
The purge was the latest blow
in a bitter battle for power from
which Gottwald is emerging as
the Stalin of Czechoslovakia—per
sonal and political boss of party
and nation, with his rivals and
their followers in jail.
Slansky in Prison.
It is closely linked with Rudolf
Slansky. once a fair-haired man
of the Kremlin and a long time
prime-mover of Czech commu
nism. whom Gottwald imprisoned
two weeks ago.
Slansky headed for oblivion on
September 6, when Gottwald oust
ed him as general secretary and
took over that job himself.
Gottwald gave him the post of
Vice Premier and Co-ordinator
of Economic Affairs—a saddle
with a burr under it because of
increasing resentment, and even;
strikes, in Czechoslovak industries
where workers dislike the idea of
laboring on exports for Russia.
Official Czechoslovak announce
ments, however, have not linked
the ouster of officials with the re
ported failure of the economic
Woman Member Expelled.
Mrs. Jamila Taussigova. ac
cused of being a Slansky accom
plice, was expelled from the party
and banned from party functions
which were not described.
Several members of the Cen
tral Committee at Prague ad
mitted they tolerated Slansky ef
forts to subvert the party’s Mos
cow line, the broadcast revealed.
Gottwald indicated Slansky—
also Moscow trained—was seeking
,to rival him by trying to "create
another leadership center” in the
He linked Slansky with former
Foreign Minister Vlado dementis,
jailed a year ago on accusations of
Titoism. being an enemy of the
state and plotting with Western
agents, dementis, Otto Sling and
Marie Svermova were the chief
figures arrested together last au
tumn. They have not yet been
brought to trial.
Called “Direct Enemy.**
Gottwald told the party that
Slansky was associated with their
activities and was guilty of “direct,
active, and, one can say, leading
participation in a conspiracy di
rected against party and state.”
But, he said, proof that Slansky
was a "direct enemy of the state”
did not come to light until recent
Gottwald told the party that
Slansky was getting ready to flee.
He said he had full evidence that
"the espionage service of the
Western imperialists had organ
ized and prepared Rudolf Slan
sky's flight to the West.”
So now Slanskys affairs are
being investigated “on a * new
basis,” he said, but details must
be kept secret "if we want to
unmask this treason down to the
That seemed a clear indication
that there will be more disclosures
of “traitors” later.
Truman Plane Flies Baby
Here for Brain Surgery
KEY WEST. Fla., Dec. 8.—
President Truman today heeded
the appeal of an anguished father
and made the White House mail
plane available to take 5-week-old
David Minter to Washington for
a serious brain operation at Be
thesda Naval Hospital.
The child, one of twins, took
off about 10 this morning and
was due at Anacostia Field about
5 p.m.
Montreal Store Business Hums
Despite Holy Day Closing Law
•y the Associated Press
MONTREAL. Dec. 8.—It was
business as usual for big depart
ment stores today—in defiance of
a new city by-law prohibiting busi
ness on Roman Catholic holy days.
Business and shopping districts
were deserted early in the day
while Catholics attended mass on
the Feast of Immaculate Concep
tion—the first holy day that tne
controversial by-law was to be
Things began to hum by mid
morning when major department
stores on St. Catherine street
opened their doors to Christmas
shoppers, ^mailer stores, such as
jewelry and men’s clothing retail
ers, were the first to open.
Police Officers, who yesterday
announced they would cal out
i reserves to help enforce the by
law, were few and far between.
► Department stores previously
announced—and advertised it in
yesterday’s English newspapers—
that they would be open for busi
ness as usual.
A group of the stores indicated
they wanted to break the law in
order to have a test case brought
to court.
Also, the $40 fine for infrac
tions meant little to the retailers
who expected to draw shoppers
given a day off from work because
of the by-law.
The by-law also calls for com
pulsory closings in this predom
inately Catholic city on Epiphany,
January 6; Ascension Day, 40 days
after Easter, and All Saints Day,
November 1. It was passed with
the support of Msgr. Pauh Emil
Leger, Archbishop of Montaal.
Pleven Cabinet's Life
Bet on Schuman Plan;
Vote Likely Tuesday
Immediate Ratification
Of Coal-Steel Merger
Sought by Government
By th« AssocioUd Press
PARIS, Dec. 8.—Premier Rene
Pleven pegged the life of his gov
ernment today on a vote of con
fidence over the Schuman plan to
pool the coal and steel industries
of six European countries.
Mr. Pleven is urging immedi
ate ratification of the plan, but
a determined group of deputies
in the French Assembly wants
to leave it in cold storage for
another four months.
The Premier conferred before
dawn with President Vincent Au
riol, summoned from his coun
try residence, then told the As
sembly he would submit a formal
confidence vote.
Under the French constitution,
a confidence issue must lie on the
table for two days before a vote.
The vote is expected to be taken
Tuesday, when the Assembly re
turns from its week-end recess.
The coal-steel plan was orig
inated by Robert Schuman, now
Foreign Minister in Mr. Pleven’s
coalition cabinet. After much
negotiation it was signed several
months ago by France, Belgium,
Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Italy and West Germany. But so
far the only nation to follow up its
signature with full ratification is
the Netherlands.
The plan has been debated for
two days in the Assembly Pol
iticians from far left and far right
;—Communists. De Gaullists and
right-wing Independents—all op
posed it. Chief criticism was a
fear that France will be making
a one-sided surrender of sover
: eighty to Germany and that the
.industrial pool might strengthen
the Germans at French expense.
Socialists, who are not taking
part in the coalition government,
supported the plan, and with their
support most observers believed
Mr. Pleven would win the vote of
| confidence.
A-Bomb Ban Reported
Rejected by Big Four
By th« Associated Press
PARIS, Dec. 8.—The Western
powers were reported authorita
tively today to have informed
U. N. Assembly President Luis
Padilla Nervo they have not agreed
to the immediate prohibition of
the atomic bomb.
The Big Four delegations met
for about two and one-half hours
today after Western advisers and
delegates sat up most of the night
preparing their replies to a bomb
shell memorandum tossed before
the Big Four by Dr. Padilla, who
is presiding at the Big Four ses
The Big Four will meet again
Monday for what might be the
final session of their closed-door
talks. They are sitting as a sub
committee of the Assembly’s Po
litical Committee and have orders
to report back Monday.
Informed sources indicated that
the United States, Britain and
France were making it clear in no
uncertain terms that they still
stand for prohibition of atomic
weapons only after a genuine and
effective system of international
control has been established and
is working satisfactorily. They
said this is far different from
Russian demands for immediate
prohibition of the atomic weapons
with controls to be talked about
Dr. Weizmann Weaker
JERUSALEM, Dec. 8 (TP).—
Israel’s 77-year-old President,
Chaim Weizmann. gravely ill with
a lung inflammation, weakened
today. "His general condition is
worse,” a noon physician* bul
letin said. T
Reds Dig In on Nearby Ridges
As Korea Talks Get Nowhere
Panmunjom Haggling Lasts Five Hours,
With Enemy Rejecting Every U. N. Proposal
By th« Associated Press
MUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 8.—Unit
ed Nations negotiators today made
another unsuccessful effort to
break the long deadlock over po
licing a truce in Korea.
The Reds rebuffed all U. N.
overtures and again said "No" to
every key U. N. proposal for su
pervising an armistice.
After five hours of debate in
which tempers on both sides of
the conference table became
frayed, the two-man subcommit
tees apeared no nearer an agree
ment w’hich would break the 12
day deadlock.
As the negotiators wrangled.
Communist troops could be seen
digging in along ridges north of
Panmunjom — just outside the
neutral area.
Nonetheless, some observers saw
hope of a compromise solution
soon. They believe the negotia
tions have reached the hard bar
gaining stage, which frequently
comes just before an agreement
is hammered out.
The negotiators go back to
Panmunjom for another session
at 11 a.m. Sunday (9 p.m. EST
Maj. Gen. Howard M. Turner,
senior U. N. delegate, told corre
spondents after the meeting ad
"I hope you are not eagerly ex
pecting any big news.”
Gen. Turner said the subcom
mittees spent much' of the day
discussing the status of United
Nations—held islands off North
Korea and the makeup of a pro
posed armistice commission. He
said they were at “complete
stalemate” on both.
In a lengthy harangue, North
Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Song Cho
flatly rejected five points the U. N.
Allies insist must be included in
any truce supervision agreement.
Lee said the Communists would:!
1. Insist on the right to rebuild:
damaged airfields and construct
new bases in North Korea.
2. Refuse to concede the U. N.
demand for rotation of troops and
replacement of equipment during
an armistice.
3. Demand that the U. N. evac
uate islands off the coast of North
Korea and withdraw all naval
forces from coastal waters.
4. Insist on rear area inspection
only at mutually agreed ports of
entry and refuse United Nations
demands for unlimited aerial re
connaissance and the use of com
munications lines by observer
5. Reject the United Nations
proposal for a single armistice
commission to supervise the truce
and insist on a joint U. N.-Com-;
munist commission with a sep-;
arate organization of neutral na
tions to provide observer teams.
3 U. S. Plane Crashes
Abroad Are Believed
To Have Cost 30 Lives
Air Force Craft Crack Up
In France, Off Azores and
In Inland Sea of Japan
By the Associated Press
The crash of an Air Force Flying
Boxcar in Japan's Inland Sea to
day brought to 30 the possible
death toll in three widely sepa
rated smash-ups of American mil
itary craft. ,
In Tokyo, the Air Force said one
injured crewman had been picked
up, three bodies had been recov
ered and a fifth airman was miss
ing. The plane was on a flight
between bases in Japan.
Sixteen men are missing on a
B-29 Superfort which crashed in
the sea on a flight between the
Azores and Bermuda. Another 10
are lost on a C-47 cargo plane
which hit a peak in Southern
France. Both these crashes oc
curred Thursday, but were not re
ported until yesterday.
Air searchers near Cuges-les
Plns, France, found the wreckage
of the C-47 today and reported
all aboard killed. The plane was
en route from Tripoli, Libya, to
Wreckage of the B-29 and one
body were reported found yester
day. Searchers have been ham
pered by hard rains and moder
ately high seas.
The C-47 was the third Air Force
plane lost in Europe in less than
four weeks. One C-47 was forced
down November 19 while over Red
Hungary, and its crew of four was
taken into custody.
A Flying Boxcar crashed in
Southern France November 13,
killing all 36 servicemen aboard.
Vatican Adds Latin
To News Broadcasts
By the Associated Press
Vatican Radio announced yester
day it will include a news broad
cast in Latin.
Other languages for the Vatican
broadcasts are Italian, French,
English, Spanish, German, Portu
guese, Polish, Hungarian, Slovene,
Croat, Lithuanian, Serb, Ro
manian, Dutch, Lett, Albanian,
Estonian, Russian, Arabic, Ukrai
nian. Byelorussian, Ethi£>ian and
Chinese. "
Air Fighting Resumed
As Korea Skies Clear;
Two MIGs Damaged
One American Jet Lost
To Enemy Antiaircraft;
Ground Fronts Quiet
•y th« Associated Press
SEOUL, Korea, Dec. 8.—United
Nations and ^Communist jets
fought five furies air battles high
over North Korea today as clear
ing skies brought the swift planes
out in force after a one-day layoff.
The United States 5th Air Force
said two Communist MIGs were
damaged and that vastly Outnum
bered American Sabre jets came
through the battles unscathed.
The MIGs were hit in a swirling
afternoon dog 'fight between 15
Sabres and 60 Red jets over
Earlier in the afternoon a flight
of Sabres tangled with 60 MIGs
for about 10 minutes, but the 5th
Air Force said neither side could
get in position to fire.
Reds Show Little Fight.
Allied pilots spotted large num
bers of MIGs in sweeps over North
Korea Saturday, the Air Force
said, but the Communist flyers in
most cases showed little desire to
While no U. N. planes were lost
in aerial combat, one F-84 Thun
derjet was shot down by Commu
nist anti-aircraft. The Air Force
said the pilot .landed in the ocean
off the west coast of Korea and
was picked up by a 3d Air Rescue i
Squadron flying boat.
Late in the afternoon, Thunder
jets hit a big Red supply area
south of Wonson, in Eastern Ko
rea, with bombs, rockets and;
napalm. Returning pilots said:
"the whole area was in flames as!
we left”
The ground front was uncom
fortable, but quiet. The only ac
tion of any size appeared to be
an early-morning thrust by a re
inforced company of Reds on the
central front. The Communists
(See KOREA, Page A-3.)
Adenauer Flies Home
LONDON, Dec. 8 (JP).—Dr. Kon
rad Adenauer wound up a five
day visit to Britain tAday and
flew home to Germany?
British Level
Egypt Village
To Build Road
Paratroops, Defying
Cairo, Bulldoze Way
Past Site of Attacks
By the Associated Press
FAYID. Egypt, Dec. 8.—Strong
British forces today demolished an
Egyptian mud hut village and be
gan building a short road and a
bridge to bypass a spot where they
have been attacked by Egyptians.
Interior Minister Fouad Serag
El Din had ordered armed Egyp
tian police in Suez to “resist by
force, if necessary,” but a spokes
man at British headquarters here
said not a single shot was fired.
The tough 16th Parachute Bri
gade, whose trademark is its red
i beret, had started the project ex
pecting trouble and was prepared
to fight off any Egyptian resist
The independent newspaper A1
Zaman in Cairo quoted Serag El
Din as saying 6,000 British troops,
250 tanks and 500 armored cars
had been sent in to back up the
bulldozing operation. There was
no confirmation of this from any
British or Egyptian authority.
“Force’’ Reported Ordered.
The British said only that five
tanks were being used to knock
down the huts. They added that
no Egyptian police had been seen
in the area up to noon.
Shortly after noon, the Egyp
tian Interior Ministry in Cairo
issued a communique saying that
Egyptian police “have advanced
to execute Egyptian government
orders to stop” the demolitions
“by force." The communique
made no mention of immediate
Gen. Erskine Gives Order.
Lt. Gen. George Erskine. com
mander of the strong British gar
rison which holds the Suez Canal
area, had postponed building the
shortcut for 24 hours, while he
negotiated with Egyptian officials
in Suez.
But last night he gave the or
der to go ahead and said he was
finished with trying to reduce
friction between his troops and
the Egyptians unless the Egyp
tians become more co-operative.
“The future lies in the hands
of the Egyptians,” Gen. Erskine
said. “We are not looking for
trouble and we are doing every
thing possible to avoid it. But
we must meet violence with ac
The new road will bypass the
spot where Egyptians and British
clashed Tuesday. Two British
servicemen were wounded; the
Egyptians said 50 Egyptians were
75 Homes in Way.
It will shorten the distance be
tween the British garrison and its.
water filtration plant on the
sweetwater canal which supplies
the British with drinking water.
The new road is 500 yards long
and will include a new bridge
across the narrow canal.
British engineers estimated they
would finish the job in 24 hours.
Bulldozers and engineering
units were working in the mud
through the morning with a
handful of spectators watching
from 300 yards away. Villagers
moved out of their huts during
the night.
The Egyptians said homes of
about 75 families were in the way
of the road. The British promised
compensation for the bulldozed
In Cairo there was a feeling of
diplomatic tension, highlighted by
United States Ambassador Jeffer
son Caffery being called to the
Egyptian Foreign Office by Acting
Foreign Minister Ibrahim Farag
The subject of their discussion
was not known.
Earlier Mr. Caffery had talked
with British Ambassador Sir
Ralph Stevenson in what the
American Embassy said was a
“routine” consultation.
Police Bullets Kill
Man Crazed by
Red Extortions
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK. Dec. 8 —A Chinese
laundry man, worried over Com
munist extortion demands, went
berserk with a meat cleaver today
and died in a hail of police bullets.
Chin Hong, 40, a shirt ironer,
had sent his $700 savings to Red
China to free relatives held for
ransom, when he received another
demand for $1,000, police said.
Fellow workers found Chin in
the basement of the Bronx laun
dry where he worked trying to
drive a knife into his stomach.
He brandished two cleavers,
two long-bladed butcher knives
and a short boning knife at police
officers who tried to quiet him.
One officer tried to get behind
him while two others drew his
attention. Suddenly he made a
rush at the two, swinging a
cleaver. All three fired.
Four of their nine shots hit him
and he was taken to Fordham
Hospital where he died minutes
Police withheld his local address
and the names of Chin’s relatives
held by the Commuaists could not
be obtained. *

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