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Cloudy today; high 56. Cloudy, mild to night; low 48. Tomorrow fair, windy and warmer; showers by night. (Pull report on Page A-2.) Midnight_.50 6 a.m. ..45 11a.m. ..48 2 a.m. .-49 8 a.m. 44 Noon . 51 4 a.m. ..46 10 a.m.--46 1p.m. _-52 Late New York Markets, Poge A-11 Guide for Readers Pm* Amusements ~-B-4 Classified B-5-8 Comics_B-10-11 Editorial.--A-4 Edit’l Articles, A-5 Financial_A-ll pm* Lost and Found. A-3 Obituary_A-10 Radio-TV_B-9 Sports ‘_A-7-9 Woman’s Section_B-l-J An Associated Press Newspaper 99th Year. No. 365. Phone ST. 5000 ** WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1951-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. Rom* Delivery, Monthly Rates: Evening and Sunday, *1,75; Hf /^TT'XTrriQ Evenlnt only, *1.30; Sunday only. 45c; Nlcht Pinal. 10c Additional. ® V'Jili'l J.O Churchill Sails For U. S. After 3 Days' Delay Held Up by Storm, Trouble With Liner And Other Difficulties By th* Associated Press SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., Dec. 31. —The liner Queen Mary, carrying Prime Minister Winston Church ill to America for talks with Presi dent Truman put out to sea three days late today. Delayed first by the heaviest At lantic storms in years and then by a balky anchor, the 81,000-ton luxury vessel finally got away at 11:58 a.m. (6:58 a.m. EST). She originally had been sched uled to sail with her 1,104 pas sengers on Friday. Mr. Churchill and his party of 35, including Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, had been waiting on board since 45 minutes after Saturday midnight. Jammed Anchor Repaired. Hope of sailing yesterday was dashed when the port anchor be came jammed in its housing. Workmen had to cut through a plate into the housing to release the jammed fluke. Then they had to replace the plate. Final tests on the anchor were complete in mid-morning. Even then, fog in the harbor raised doubt whether the big ship could get underway with the tide. Not until 10:30 a.m. did a Cunard offi cial tell newsmen: “The Queen Mary will sail at noon.” By that time the fog had lifted and the harbor was calm. One hour before the Queen Mary was due to leave, further delay threatened when union chapter chairmen of the 1,200 crew mem bers held a grievance meeting on board. They complained of lack of leave for the men during the recent over-long, storm-tossed crossings and against “certain working con ditions.” Messenger Fatally Stricken. The Southampton representative of the National Seaman’s Union promised to take up their com plaints with the Cunard line. Five minutes before the last gangway was taken down, 20 sea men went ashore in an attempt to start another protest meeting. The union representative talked ( them out of it and they went back on the ship. A tragic note was added to the last-minute confusion by the death of a messenger bringing papers to Mr. Churchill. The messenger, Frederick May, 85, collapsed at the dock gate and died, apparently of a heart attack. Mr. Churchill also had trouble with a slide fastener on his shoes.: It was mended only an hour before sailing. Another passenger on the liner Is Walter S. Gifford, the United States Ambassador to Britain, who said he was returning to Washington for "general consulta tions” in connection with the Churchill visit. Must Rebuild Wealth. Passengers gathered in the main lounge of the promenade ; deck last night to hear carols sung by 20 choristers from Win chester Cathedral. Mr. Churchill dined with Earl; Mountbatten, fourth lord of the Admiralty, who has been ap-j pointed commander-in-chief of the British Mediterranean fleet, effective next May. The Prime Minister also worked on the papers he is carrying to Washington for his talks with the President. In a New Year’s message to the Primrose League, a group of Conservative Party leaders, Mr. Churchill declared 1952 “presents us with momentous challenges and opportuniteis.” He added: “Abroad our first task must be to win peace through a policy of strength. The liberties which we prize, and which our ancestors: won for us in the struggles of many centuries, are threatened by j an alien doctrine, which is quick to exploit weakness but pauses before strength.” The task at home, Mr. Churchill said, is “to rebuild the material wealth which we sacrificed in the defense of freedom in two world wars.” “Ony a Britain that is earning her own livelihood,” he declared, “can make her proper contribution to the solution of the world’s problems.” 7 Huks, Girl Are Killed In Skirmishes on Luzon By the Associated Press MANILA, Dec. 31.—Army sources today reported seven Communist Huks and a 17-year-old girl were killed in week-end skirmishes ini Central Luzon. It brought to 24 the number of rebels killed in the past week. Review Weighs Effects Of Defense Program How ii this country faring in it* efforts to produce guns without taking away all the butter? The Star's annual Business and Financial Review, which will appear Wednesday, spotlights this and many •ther vital questions. Sales, profits, prices and manpower will be stressed from both the local and national standpoint. This special section will concern the consumer as well as the executive, the investor and the worker. Don't miss it. Phone STerling 5000 for home delivery of The Star. k 4 Washingtonians Turn Hopefully To'52 in Cheering Old Year Out Hotels and Clubs Are Prepared for Gala Celebration In high holiday spirit, Wash ington today joined the universal celebration marking the end of dismal 1951 and turned hopefully to the New Year. Led by Government employes, thousands of persons took leave Woteh Night Services and Other Pro grams Mark Close of Year. Page B-l from their jobs for merrymaking ! which started early and will reach its climax in a shower of con fetti and a din of noise at mid night. The merrymakers were favored by the weather. While skies were expected to remain' cloudy most of the day and tonight, the fore caster said temperatures would range from the mild 50s to the: upper 40s. Tomorrow will be even warmer, the Weather Bureau said, and al though there will be some wind on the first day of 1952, showers probably will not fall until to morrow night: By then, those concerned with weather will be hurrying back to town by automobile after a pro longed Christmas-New Year's hol iday. The highways were expected to be clogged then and railroads and buses anticipated their facilities would be burdened after today’s relative quiet. In night clubs and at private parties almost everywhere, the city was prepared to welcome 1952. President to Spend New Year's Eve at Work Over Session President Truman will spend a quiet New Year’s Eve —at work. With Congress due in a few days, the President has a lot to do and White House Press Secretary Joseph Short said today Mr. Truman would be working tonight but he did not know if the Presi dent would still be up when the New Year arrives. He said the President prob ably would be alone. Mrs. Truman is still at the family home in Missouri and daughter Margaret is also away. President Truman yester day attended services at the National Presbyterian Church. Countless receptions were sched uled today and tonight. Hotels and clubs were virtually sold out for the New Year celebration. The Commissioners have au thorized the sale of alcoholic beverages until 4 a.m. tomorrow two hours later than usual—but many licensees said they would close at the regular time. Prices at the clubs remained about the same as they were a year ago, but the average bill was apt to be higher because of a new Federal liquor tax.* Furthermore, those who stay out until 4 a.m. were figured to need more cash. Most celebrants will enjoy a holiday tomorrow, too. For many, the afternoon will bring another round of open houses and party ing. I Cannon Seeks Budget Without Tax Rise or Higher Debt Ceiling Uncertainty on Defense Expenditures to Delay President's Estimates Chairman Cannon of the House Appropriations Committee an nounced today he is determined to hold new appropriations in 1952 down to a point that will avoid any new taxes or further increases in the national debt ceiling. Simultaneously, the White House announced President Tru man will delay sending his budget message to Congress because the defense figures are still being re viewed. Mr. Cannon revealed, however, that the House committee already has received the detailed esti mates for some agencies and that this will enable subcommittees to begin work promptly on appro priation bills next week. White House Press Secretary Joesph Short said today he did not think the budget estimates would be more than two weeks behind the State of the Union message, which may go to Cap itol Hill on January 9. First of 3 Major Messages. In the State of the Union mes sage—always the first of the three major messages the President sends to a new session of Con gress—he outlines his legislative program for the year. Mr. Short said that the eco nomic message, the other of the big three, will go up ahead of the budget this year. Mr. Short also said that there probably will be a lag of a week between the economic and budget messages, which are complemen tary. Mr. Cannon recalled that last January the danger of another world war was so acute that Con gress signed on the dotted line for nearly all money requests related to defense. Since Russia did not declare all out war in 1951, Mr. Cannon says he believes Stalin has "missed the bus” and that war is not likely in the immediate future. "This year we can take our time and scrutinize the defense items, and we are going to do it,” Mr. Cannon said. Bill Will Call for Ceiling. Earlier in the day Representa tive Coudert, Republican, of New York announced he will introduce a bill on opening day next week to limit spending in the next fiscal year to the estimated tax receipts of $71 billion. Mr. Cannon called this a "laud able objective,” but predicted the bill would not pass because it is “impracticable” to put an arbi trary ceiling in the budget at the start of the year “when you can’t tell what emergencies may arise.” Mr. Cannon also said he has learned that every department of the Government has taken an ap peal this year from the estimates tentatively approved by the Budget Bureau, and he described this as a good sign. The fact that all agencies are appealing leads the House chairman to believe the Budget Bureau is demanding “such a tight budget that it is stepping on everybody’s toes.” Although Mr. Cannon said the total of the new budget is not yet available, with the White House still going over the final figures, he is confident that Congress will keep it within limits that will avoid a 1953 deficit. Brewsters Leave Teheran TEHERAN, Iran. Dec. 31. Senator Brewster, Republican, of Maine, and his wife left Teheran by plane today for Baghdad. * I Vigilance to Prevent j New Red Treachery Urged by Acheson Secretary Notes Progress In Strengthening Allies In Review of Policy ty th# Auociatcd Prni NEW YORK. Dec. 31.—Secre tary of State Acheson warned the Nation last night that even if there Is an armistice in Korea, "we shall have to remain on guard against a renewal of Communist treachery.” In a year-end foreign policy re view and new year forecast on world affairs, he also issued a plea for the United States to “guard against the excesses of partisan seal" in next year’s presidential election campaigns lest these “blind us to the sober requirements of our national interest.” Secretary Acheson spoke here before a meeting of the Jewish War Veterans, delivering a pre pared address in response to an award made to him. He received the organization’s gold medal for "distinguished service.” Secretary Acheson pictured the year ending as one of transition in world af fairs during which considerable progress was made in building the unity and strength of the non Communst nations. He envisioned 1952 as “a critical year” during which American actions will have a “decisive effect upon the cause of peace.” Job Far From Done. Of the present, he said, “there are grounds for confidence, but no grounds for complacency. We can not afford to let down at all in vigilance, purpose and effort.” The war in Korea, Secretary Acheson said, has proved that “collective security can work” and the fight of the United Nations there has "helped arrest the gen eral forces of aggression.” But he added: "The job in Korea is far from done. “Negotiations for an armistice are still going on. Our representa tives have been doing a superb job: they have been patient and Arm, in support of our objectives in Korea. "We do not yet know whether or when we shall have an end to the fighting in Korea, but this much is certain: we shall not rest until our men who are being held prisoner are released. And we shall stand firm against any settlement that rewards aggression, or com promises the security of the Re public of Korea. “But even if an armistice is (See ACHESON,’Page A-3.) Reds Accused Of Planning War Amid Parleys Allied Negotiators Also Charge Evasion On POW Agreement By th» Associated Press MUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 31.—In final Korean truce talks of 1951, the United Nations today accused! the Reds of planning war while; negotiating a truce, and of trying; to squirm out of an agreement to tell what happened to more than 50.000 unaccounted-for pris oners of war. Subcommittees wound up the year still deadlocked on the Issues Reds Fight 4th Doy to Keep Korean Hill Taken From Allies. Fage A-3. Few Things Changed in Year, War Writer Finds on Icy Patrol. Poge A-6 of policing an armistice and ex changing prisoners of war. Both groups scheduled meetings in Panmunjom for 11 a.m. Tuesday —New Year’s day (9 pm. Monday, EST). “By your assumed attitude of a victor and your insistence on de veloping a military air capability (airfields) you have served clear notice to the world that what you have in mind is not peace but war," said Maj. Gen. Howard M. Turner, U. N. negotiator. “You have cast an ominous shadow j over these negotiations. . . Further Data Refused. Rear Admiral R. E. Libby said the Communists refused to provide data on prisoners the U. N. says were not listed on the official Red roster until the Allies supply fur ther Information on prisoners in TJ. N. camps. Most of the 50,000 the U. N. claims were listed as prisoners by the Reds in official radio broadcasts were South Ko reans. The Communists insisted Mon day that they already had turned over all basic data on war pris oners and only "minutiae” was left. Admiral Libby declared it was not “minutiae” but “a grave matter.” The Allied negotiators said North Korean Maj. Gen. Lee Sand Cho promised December 19 to fur nish the requested information. Admiral Libby said he considered it a definite commitment. Gen. Lee urged an immediate agreement to exchange all pris oners as “a fine New Year’s agreement.” “Your proposal for an all-for all exchange has one fatal defect.” Admiral Libby replied. “You did not mean ‘all’ when you said all." He did not elaborate, but pre sumably referred to 50,000 pris oners the Allies say the Reds have not accounted for. Most of them are South Koreans. “Going Through Motions.” Admiral Libby said the Allies “at the appropriate time will re linquish all prisoners.” An official U. N. spokesman. Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols said it appeared to him that the Reds were “just going through the motions. They had nothing new to say. They appeared to be merrily waiting for instructions from higher up.” The question of whether the Communists should, be allowed to construct military airfields in North Korea during an armistice is the principal stumbling block to agreement on truce supervision —item three on the armistice talks agenda. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway’s headquarters in Tokyo said about 6,600 Communist war prisoners have died in prison camps. All' deaths have been reported to the International Red Cross, the an nouncement said. Gen. Ridgway’s headquarters added that the health of Commu nist troops captured by the Allies has been generally poor. Yesterday U. N. negotiators handed the Reds a list of 55 miss ing civilians presumably captured in Korea during the summer of 1950 and asked that they be freed when prisoners of war are ex changed. Iranians' Travel Halted TEHERAN, Iran. Dec. 31. (IP).-* The Iranian Government yester day halted issuance of passports to Iranians seeking to travel abroad. The move was designed to halt the flow of money abroad while the country is in a financial crisis resulting from loss of oil revenues. —Also the Gravy Bowl South Korea Voices New Year’s Hope That U. N. Will Fight On Foreign Minister Says Truce Negotiations Are Mystery to Him ty Aiioeiattd Prm PUSAN, Korea, Dec. 31.—For eign Minister Pyun Yhng Tai said today the Republic of Korea wants the United Nations to “stand firm and fight on" rather than make a j truce with the Reds. Mr. Pyun described this as “our hope for 1952.” In an interview, the Foreign Minister said the armistice nego tiations at Panmunjom were “a mystery” to him. He added that the Communists apparently wanted more U. N. concessions in addition to the “fundamental concessions the U. N. has already made regarding aerial observation of a truce and a buildup of facilities.” Mr. Pyun said he was convinced the Communists would attack South Korea again “at an op portune time.” He predicted that other small nations might decide then it was better to surrender to the Communists than to resist. “The United Nations started a police action to punish the North Korean aggressors,” he said. “Be fore the action was completed, another aggressor—from China— appeared whom the U. N. branded as an aggressor. Now the U. N. is negotiating peace with the ag gressors and there still is no con clusion despite the fundamental concessions made by the U. N. They still call it an honorable peace. “Careless conclusion of an arm istice will bring about moral de feat to the free world while the Communists are encouraged.” ! D. C. Bank Clearings Up 12 Pet. for Record Washington bank clearings in 1951 set k new record of more than $5,241,283,000, a jump of 12 per cent from the previous year and about triple their 1941 mark, it was reported today by George H. Bright, manager of the clearing house. December clearings of $441, 598,971 were 8 per cent above a year earlier, but were moderately below $449,989,000 in the previous month. The 1951 peak of $489, 068,000 set in October was the highest for any month on record. The 1941 clearings total was $1,756,540,000, while December clearings in that year amounted to $172,982,000. (Details on Financial Page.) Cost of Postcard Rises Tomorrow From 7 to 2 Cents By th« Associated Press Tomorrow marks the passing of the penny postcard, a fixture in American life for more than 75 years. At 12:01 a.m., the price becomes 2 cents. The boost, along with others in postal rates, is aimed at producing $120 million a year more for the financially frail Post Office Department. The Post Office, for the next 60 days, will take it easy on people who mail penny postals. Cards postmarked before midnight go through, of course, but later ones return to the sender, if known. If not known or if time is involved, they are delivered postage due. After 60 days, all cards go back to the sender, if known, or to the dead letter office, if not. Other increases effective tombr row affect parcel post, special de livery, registered mail, insured mail and collect-on-delivery mail. In April, second class mail— newspapers, magazines and other printed matter—will cost 10 per cent more. Overdose of Sedatives Blamed in Woman's Death Mrs. Sumner Kimball, 60. of the Wardman Park Hotel, died early today, apparently from an over dose of sleeping pills, police re ported. She was pronounced'dead at 3 a.m. by her physician. Dr. Edgar Snowden, who had been treating her for the last 18 months for arthritis. Police said a nurse had admin istered a sedative to Mrs. Kimball a few hours earlier. Later, they said, Mrs. Kimball apparently took eight sleeping capsules from a bottle of sedatives which had been prescribed for her husband, a special administrative assistant of the Federal Trade Commission. The body was taken to the morgue for an autopsy. Dr. Rich ard Rosenberg, assistant coroner, said a certificate of death will be withheld pending the outcome of a chemical analysis, which will require about a week. Mrs. Kimball was a native of Cleveland. She was the former Miss Laura Booth. 2,100-Year-Old Basilica Unearthed Near Rome By th* Associated Frau PRINCETON, N. J., Dec. 31.— A 2,100-year-old basilica has been unearthed 90 miles north of Rome. The find was reported yesterday at the final session of the Archae ological Institute of America’s 53d annual meeting by Dr. Frank E. Brown of Yale. University. The Little Guy Sees a Drifting—Is It to a Bang nr a Whimper? By James Marlow Associated Pratt Staff Writer That man of the year, the little guy, any little guy going home this New Tear’s eve after living through 1951, had a sense of drift* ing. He didn’t know where. There was a time when he walked from one year into an other like a man going from room to room down a long hall, confi dent each new door would open upon a place more attractive than the one before. He didn't feel that way about 1952. Maybe it was because he was getting older. Maybe as you grow older, he thought, a man’s confidence about the future dwin dles like the muscles in his arms. But in his heart he didn’t think it was that. He didn’t feel old at all. He walked a little faster, very fast for a minute, just to prove to himself how quick he oould be if he still had to be quick. He tried to look back a bit on 1951, like polishing his glasses for a dearer look at 1952. He had been nicked a little, person ally, by the events of 1951 but so had everyone else, or most every one: The government had controlled his wages. At the same time it raised his tax, and yet living costs kept going up, slowly, like a balloon in a dream. He didn’t mind that—he wasn’t hungry, he had a job—for he’d be willing to make any sacrifice, gladly, if tomorrow things would straighten out. . But that was it. That was the whole point. No one, not one person in the whole world, could tell him postively that in his life time there would be any tomorrow different from today. And what was today? It was simply time spent getting ready for war, if war came. War might never come. But so far as he could see into the future every day would have to be spent standing ready. It was like walking on a street paved with dynamite which, no matter how carefully he himself picked his steps, might explode any minute. So how could he plan, he thought, with any confidence he would live to shape the plan or, if he lived, with any hope the plan would not be lost in the smoke and fire? He knew other men felt the same, on both sides of that thing they called the curtain. Yet everywhere, because everywhere men were caught up in this head long rush to get ready for war, men were working. It was a strange commentary on the wisdom'of mankind, he thought, that men could find full employment only when they were killing one another in a war or getting ready to. The thought chilled him. He thought: Suppose there is no war; suppose next month or next year there is peace somehow and men turn back to peaceful ways and peaceful thoughts. What then? All over the world will factories shu. down and will men, millions of them, tramp the streets again, looking for work, because there is a big market for the tools of war but not for the merchandise of peace? That might be frightening, too, because he remembered the puzzled poet who tried to look into the future once and wondered whether the world would end in a bang or whimper. But the little guy tried to look at the future straight as he could. If there were no rose colors there, he didn’t want to see rose colors. To help his vision he carried in his mind something Secretary of State Acheson once said about the problems ahead: "They are like the pain of earn ing a living. They will stay with us until death. "We have got to understand that all our lives the danger, the uncertainty, the need for alert ness, for effort, for discipline will be upon us. This is new to us. It will be hard for us. But we are in for it. . Hundreds Marooned As Snowslides Seal Highways in Far West At Least One Is Dead; Joe DiMaggio, Ex-Wife And Son Are Stranded ly tho Associated Press RENO, Dec. 31.—Hundreds of winter sports fans were snow bound today in the high Rockies and Sierra Nevada by blizzards that killed at least one man. Three men were reported miss ing, presumably trapped in snow slides. Another was rescued alive after two hours under a snow ava lanche. Transcontinental highways were closed in the mountain passes of Colorado and along the Cali fomia-Nevada State line. Among the hundreds stranded in Sierra Nevada winter resorts were ex-New York Yankee Star Joe DiMaggio, his divorced wife and their son. They were caught at Sky Tavern on Mount Rose, 20 miles southwest of Reno, along with 80 other skiers. 12 Other Resorts Isolated. A dozen other Sierra Nevada winter resorts were isolated. None was in danger. Resorts reported guests enjoying their predicament —with ample food, fuel and drink. In Colorado 500 persons, mostly skiers, were twice trapped by the winter storm. Snow plows reached them Sunday atop 11,314-foot high Berthoud Pass. But as the shivering caravan of 200 autos moved out, new slides roared across the roads and sealed the pass again. A Colorado State highway P&trol officer said a huge slide buried a truck carrying three men Sunday night. One was said to have escaped. The other two were reported missing. None was identified. An avalanche in the Sierra Nevada near Echo Summit, 65 miles southwest of Reno, buried two California highway depart ment workers, their truck and two snow plows. James Swafford, 37, Camino. Calif., was killed. Prank Krek, 28, was dug out alive. He suffered frostbite and severe bruises. Search Parties Fail. Fear was expressed for the safety of Joe Carson, 35, a main tenance man at’ the lush Squaw Valley ski resort 40 mijes south west of Reno. He left his cabin shortly before two avalanches thundered down the mountain side. Two search parties failed to find trace of him. They were ordered back for their own safety. Snowslides closed transcontin ental United States Highway 50 in the Sierra Nevada and in Col orado. United States Highway 40 was clogged with snow along the Califomia-Nevada line. Highway 6 was reopened through the Rockies but the Colorado highway department said snow might close it again. Buses, trains and planes were all reported late into Denver be cause of the snows. Air pilots re ported bucking 100-mile-an-hour winds. 96.fi Men Over 21 Listed For Each 100II. S. Women ty Mm Associated Pross The 1950 census showed there are only 96.6 men aged 21 and Over for each 100 women of the same age group. Ten yearh ago the ratio was 100 men for every 100 women. The Census Bureau reported the 1950 count showed a total of 97, 416,365 In the 21-and-over group, a gain of 16 per cent over 1940. The female population in this bracket increased by 7,564,324 or 18 per cent during 1940-50, while the male population rose 5,855,412, or 13.9 per cent. j Weather Slows Searches for 3 Missing Planes 19 West Pointers Are Listed Among 69 on All Craft By th« Auociatod Pratt Search planes roared through murky skies in the East and West today hunting three aircraft which vanished in flight over the week end with a total of 69 per sons aboard. The bizarre sequence of aerial disappearances sent scores of mil List of Passengers on Missing Transport Plane. Page A-3. [itary planes, from this country and Canada, into the hunt. The missing planes: 1. A non-scheduled airliner carrying 40 persons which dis appeared on a 190-mile Pittsburgh to Buffalo flight. It took off Saturday night for the normally one-hour hop with a three-hour gasoline supply. 2. A C-47 military transport, last heard from yesterday after noon near Phoenix, Ariz. It was carrying 28 persons, including 19 West Point cadets, on a flight ;from Hamilton Air Force Base, Calif., to Goodfellow Air Base, Tex. 3. An Air Force F-51 Mustang fighter, which vanished after its pilot, believed the only person aboard, radioed for landing in structions at Tucson. Hunt Concentrated. Bad weather hampered search efforts. But despite thickening skies, 45 Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Civil Air Patrol and Royal Cana dian Air Force planes joined in the hunt for the airliner. The search concentrated over the mountains of Western Penn sylvania and the Great Lakes, where Coast Guard cutters scanned the water from below. In Arizona, rain, clouds and high winds kept all but heavy search planes grounded. These roamed over the rugged mountain area northeast of Phoenix. Wreckage Reported. At Oroville, Calif., searchers be i lieved they had located the wreck age of a C-47 Air Force plane, missing since Wednesday with eight men aboard. A search plane reported sight ing what appeared to be a wrecked plane, in the Yankee Hill area, about 25 miles north of Oroville. That is in the Sierra foothills. A ground party was on the way to the scene. There was a black area around the plane, as if a Are had occurred. Rumors Hamper Search. The twin-engine C-46 transport out of Pittsburgh had a three hour gasoline supply for the nor mally one-hour trip. Capt. Alexander Wozniak of tha United States Air Force is in charge of the aerial search. He had 180 planes at his disposal, in- ’ eluding military and civil air pa trol craft. Capt. Wozniak directed plane* to cover a 100-mile-wide path, 50 miles on each side of the intended route. Royal Canadian Air Force planes were ordered to scour Ca nadian territory near the United States border. A Coast Guard plane from Salem, Mass., and Coast Guard boats were told to cover Lake Erie. An Air Force amphibian, manned by a crew from Westover Field in Massa chusetts, was assigned to flights back and forth over the C-46's planned course. Visibility over much of the course was only 800 feet when the search began. Wild rumors the plane had been found hampered search parties. Hundreds of curiosity seekers jammed roads about 100 miles north of Pittsburgh after one re port. 2 Maryland U. Wrestlers Hurt in Georgia Crash By the Associated Press BRUNSWICK, Ga„ Dec. 31— Two members of the University of Maryland wrestling team and a Baltimore high school teacher were injured today in an auto mobile accident 12 miles north of Brunswick on U. S. Highway 17. Ernest Fisher, 21, and Mayer Littman, 22, the wrestlers, received severe cuts and bruises. Robert Collins, the teacher and a recent Maryland graduate, suffered seri ous leg and head injuries. They were returning from Miami. Featured Reading Inside Today's Star 20 YEARS IN ARLINGTON—With significant similarities still existing, Arlington today completes 20 years under a county manager form of government. Margaret Troxell traces its history on page B-1. THE YEAR'S FASHIONS—What happened in fashions during 1951, and experts' predictions for the new year, are rounded up by Eleni, The Star's fashion editor, on page B-2. BEAUTIFIED MALES—Should bea uty parlors for men be set up? How about hair styling—and maybe a change of color—for males? Bob Thomas reports on the proposals of Beautician Patricia Stenz on page B-2. SUCCESS STORY—Through a fath er's hard work, the first brother-and sister team in Howard University's history hos enrolled as medical stu dents. Star Reporter Meredith S. Buel tells about a father's devotion on page B-11.