High near 82, occasional showers today and
tonight: low tonight in mid-60s. Tomorrow
partly cloudy, less humid, high of 78. (Full
report on Page A-2.)
Midnight-_74 6 a.m. ..73 11a.m. ..76
2 a.m. 73 8 a.m. ..73 Noon _.76
4 a.m.-.73 10 a.m. __7s 1 p.m. __76
Lote New York Morkets. Page A-17.
100th Year. No. 259.
Stevenson Refuses to Indorse
All Democrats Seeking Office;
Eisenhower Fires Blast at Wit
By J. A. O'Leary
Star Staff Correspondent
SPRINGFIELD, HI., Sept. 15.
Gov. Stevenson refused today to
indorse all Democratic candidates
from top to bottom, as Gen. Eisen
hower has done in the Republican
In his first press conference in
three weeks, the Democratic nomi-;
Stevenson Campaign Highlights Go on j
TV and Radio Tonight. Page A-4;
nee also revealed that as President !
he would not appoint an American i
Ambassador to the Vatican, but
sees no disadvantage in the send-;
ing of a personal representative.
Answering questions freely onj
every subject, Gov. Stevenson also!
told reporters that:
1. He welcomes the support of
Republicans whose hopes for new
leadership have been “dashed” by
the reunion of Senator Taft and
Hopes for Tax Reductions.
2. He foresees tax reductions;
beginning in fiscal year 1955 if
world conditions get no worse.
3. He still thinks outright re
peal of the Taft-Hartley Law is
the best way to begin writing a
new labor law, but is more con
cerned over results than methods.
When asked if at this moment
he indorses all Democratic candi-:
dates, the Governor without hesi- j
“I do not. I will indorse in
He indorsed by name John j
Cashmore as the Democratic j
senatorial candidate in New York.
When the question of Nation
wide indorsement of Democrats
first came up, the Governor said
he would have to know the can
Utmost Regard for Byrd.
Some one then asked what he
would say about Senator Byrd
when he speaks in Richmond Sat
The Governor said the ques
tioner would have to wait and see.
but he quickly added that he has
the “utmost regard” for Senator
Byrd’s public service and respects
his desire to reduce Federal spend
ing and admires his integrity. As
to the Senator’s views on all sub
jects, he reserved the right to
Taking notice of the Governor’s
constant reference to the two
headed Republican elephant, a re
porter asked if he was running
on a “two-rump donkey.”
“I think the donkey is running
all right—he is a pretty healthy
animal,” the Governor replied.
The Democratic nominee admit
ted that “we have divisions,” as
every party does. But he said that
the differences between Democrats
in the North and South over civil
rights are not as dangerous to the
effectiveness of the party as are
the Republican differences.
The Governor began his press;
conference by reading a prepared
statement in which he said the
Eisenhower "great crusade” has
become the “great surrender.”
Text of Statement.
The text of this statement fol
“Since returning to Springfield
I have had an opportunity to re
flect on some of the recent devel
opments of the Republican cam
paign, particularly the general’s
surrender to Senator Taft.
“Senator Taft says he prepared
his statement before he saw the
general. This must be the first
time that the vanquished dictated
the peace terms to the victor.
“From what I’ve read and mes
sages I’ve received, I gather that
the Republican progressives who
fought so hard for the general at
Chicago are wondering what has
become of the ‘great crusade.’
So am I.
“When the people watch the
general’s forces locked in bitter
struggle in the battle of the Chi
cago stockyards in early June,
many of them assumed that some
thing worthwhile was at stake.
(See STEVENSON, Page A-6.)
Heat Wove Broken,
82 Top Due Today,
Mid-60 Low Tonight
The first rain in eight days was
forecast for Washington today.
The early autumn heat wavp
which yesterday sent the tempera
ture to 93, one degree short of the
record; was broken overnight.
Occasional showers were fore
cast today and tonight, with a
low temperature in the mid-60s
The high today was expected tc
The forecast for tomorrow i!
partly cloudy and less humid, with
a high near 78.
The cool air mass, nudging oul
yesterday’s heat, covered virtuallj
all the Nation except the deer
Southwest, the Weather Bureat
reported. Thundershowers ranged
beyond the Appalachians to Ohk
Phone ST. 5000 *★ WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1952—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES.
Senators Say They Can't Find
Copy of Grain Scandals Report
Findings Scheduled August 1 Are Declared
Not Available to Two Committee Members
By James E. Roper
A Congressional drive on scan
dals in the farm program has
i slowed to the speed of a horse
At open hearings this spring,
.the Senate Agriculture Committee
J tore into irregularities in the farm
1 j program. Weeks ago, the com-;
mittee staff prepared a proposed
j report on the investigation.
The report went to Committee
Chairman Ellender. Some com-:
! mittee members say they still;
ihave not been able to obtain a
Senator Ellender, meanwhile,:
has returned to Louisiana, where
he intends to stay until after the
November elections. 9
Aiken Tries to Get Report. |
I * Senator Aiken of Vermont,;
ranking Republican on the com- (
; mittee. is one of the members who
has tried to see the proposed re
“I am sorry there has been this;
delay,” he said today. “As far as
I know, the chairman (Senator
Ellender) has the only copies of
the staff report.
“The committee has not been 1
called to consider it. The tran
script of the voluminous testi-;
; mony at the hearings is now
available and it does not reflect
; credit on the Administration's
Green Attacks Lewis
As 'Great Disrupter'
Os American Labor
AFL President Opens
Convention by Assailing
Former Fellow Officer
By James Y. Newton
Star Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK, Sept. 15.—AFL
President William Green today:
; attacked John L. Lewis as “the
great disrupter and divider of
labor in America.”
Mr. Green, one-time fast triend:
and fellow officer of Mr. Lewis in!
Choice for President to be Major Decision
of AFL Convention. Page A-2
the United Mine Workers, chided
the belligerent miners’ chief in an j
address opening the AFL’s con
vention. It was the first time on
i record Mr. Green ever attacked
Mr. Lewis publicly.
Recalls Labor Day Speech.
He read excerpts from a Labor
Day speech in which Mr. Lewis
said organized labor was weakj
and ineffective because it was
! “And who do you think uttered
; those words?’” Mr. Green asked.
“Why it was none other than the
great disrupter and divider of
labor in America, the great John
Latef, Mr. Green issued an in
vitation to Mr. Lewis to bring his
mine workers "back into the
House of Labor”—the AFL. Mr.
Lewis has broken off relations
with both the CIO and AFL. His
union now is independent.
Dewey Chides Leader.
Gov. Thomas E. Dewey told the
. labor delegates he hoped they
would not make the “mistake” of
throwing the AFL’s support to the
■ Democrats in the coming election.
> Just before the Governor spoke, a
■ local AFL official described a Re
> publican vote as “a stab in the
back” of labor.
Gov. Dewey said the speaker ap
! parently thought the convention
was a “Democratic clambake.”
■ He chided the labor leaders for
• the ineffectiveness of their poli
' tical efforts of the past. The Gov
• ernor said he had rolled up im
pressive majorities in New York
despite the opposition of the
State Federation of Labor.
Lodge Reports Backing
[Of Taft in His Campaign
By the Attociatod Prut
8 BOSTON. Sept. 15. —Senator
Lodge, Republican, of Massachu
“• setts says he has the support of
- Senator Taft in his bid for re-elec
Senator Lodge was one of the
■ leaders in the movement to put
a Gen. Eisenhower into the presi
- - dential race and served as his pre
° convention campaign manager.
Senator Lodge said Senator Taft
Is had expressed his support of him
h in a letter to a Massachusetts vot
er. He said the letter was in re
it sponse to reports that a “Taft for
y Kennedy” movement had the Ohio
p Senator’s approval,
u Representative John F. Ksn
d nedy, Democrat, of Massachusetts
o is opposing Senator Lodge in the
coming election. j
W)£ jEberatra §faf
V y J V WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION \^/
handling of the grain storage
, program.” 1
The office of Senator Mundt of 1
5 South Dakota, another Republi- j
■ can member of the committee, ,
tried to get a copy of the report, '
but was told that none exists. !
' It is kfiown. however, that Sen
■ I ator Ellender some time ago had a ]
i number of copies printed and
marked “confidential committee ■
Under the Senate resolution
authorizing the hearings, the com- 1
mittee was supposed to report its
findings to Congress by July 1. ;
When the hearings continued un
til June 20, the deadline for the
report was extended until August 1. ,
Draft Directed by Cotter. I
Committee Counsel Paul J. Cot- 1
iter directed the writing of the ,
proposed report, including recom
imendations. Before it went to the
jprinters, he had hours-long con- *
ferences with Senator Ellender. i
Senator Ellender originally op- j
1 posed the investigation but did .
little to sidetrack the inquiry once
I the hearings began.
Mr. Cotter gave the committee 1
[ evidence that more than $7 mil- ]
lion worth of Government-con
trolled commodities were misap
propriated while in storage. He
also brought out charges of re- <
peated instances of inefficiency, 1
collusion and possible political <
favoritism in running the Govern- I
ment’s program to store farm 1
[ products to keep prices up. i
AFL Machinists Strike
One Douglas Factory,
Work at Main Plant
Workers Picket Gate
Os El Segundo Plant
In Dispute Over Raise
By th« Associated Preis
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept.
15.—AFL pickets appeared at the
: gates of the Douglas Aircraft Co.’s j
El Segundo plant at 6 a.m. PDT :
(9 a.m. EDT) today in accordance
1 with the union’s announcement
that the plane factory would be
A spokesman for the company
said the strike had started and
that pickets were at the gates
when he entered.
Officials of the AFL Interna
tional Association of Machinists
announced that workers at the
nearby plant in El Segundo voted
2 to 1 yesterday to walk out in
a wage dispute. At the same time
union workers in the parent
Douglas plant in Santa Monica
voted against striking and in
favor of the company’s latest of- ,
fer of 5 cents more an hour. The
vote figures were not announced, j
The El Segundo plant has 15,- ,
000 employes, of which the union \
represents 13,000. The Santa ,
Monica factory employes 22,000 of (
which 15,600 belong to the union. (
25,000 Out at Lockheed. 1
A Douglas spokesman said the
El Segundo plant intended to con- 1
tinue operating, and many work
ers were expected to report for ■
Tex Bond, bQsiness agent for
IAM Local 720, said picket lines
would be established when the (
graveyard shift went off work.
Just a week ago at the same :
hour 25,000 IAM workers struck i
the large Lockheed Aircraft Co.:
plant at Burbank, 20 miles in
land. There are no new develop
ments in that strike which also
started over a wage dispute. Lock
heed employs 33,000.
Mr. Bond said that Douglas’ El
Segundo and Santa Monica union
locals operated under identical
' contracts. They were terminated
some time ago. The union sought
9 cents more an hour and Douglas
offered 5. Wages range from $1.32
: to $2.54 hourly.
Willing to Negotiate.
Both the union and Douglas ex
pressed willingness to continue ne
gotiations. However, a Douglas
spokesman said there is no fur
ther need of negotiating with the
Santa Monica local, because it
has accepted the company offer.
r Meanwhile. Cyrus Ching, head
’ of the Federal Mediation and Con
-1 ciliation Service in Washington,
■ urgently requested that Douglas
and union representatives meet
® with him to continue negotiations,
t There were no immediate replies.
Embassy Official's Son
i Found Dead in Crib
- The 3-months-old son of an
- Israeli Embassy official was found
r dead in his crib today, apparently
3 a victim of suffocation.
The baby, Jonathan Levin, of
- 1637 Harvard street N.W., was the
s son of Mr. and Mrs. Y. Harry
e Levin. Mr. Levin is public rela
tions counselor for the embas^v
Are Not Funny,
By Crosby S. Noyes
Star Staff Correspondent
ABOARD THE EISENHOWER
SPECIAL, Sept. 15.—Gen. Eisen
hower hit back at Democratic wit
today, taking a “what’s so funny
about it” line at the start of his
second invasion of the Midwest.
At his first stop in Fort Wayne,
Ind., today the general told a
Text of Eisenhower Statement on Com
pulsory Health Insurance. Page A-3
Morse Says He Plans, At Present, to
Vote for Eisenhower. Page A-3
Senator Taft To Open Series of Speeches
Wednesday Night. Page A-4
crowd of 5,000 that the issues of
this year’s presidential campaign
are far from being a laughing
matter, so far as he is concerned.
There was no direct reference to
the light-hearted campaign tech
nique which characterized Gov.
Stevenson’s bid for the presidency,
but the reference was obvious. j
His decision to leave the service'
to answer the call to political duty, :
he said, was a solemn one.
Singles Out Korean War.
“As we face the issues of the
campaign, I see nothing funny
about them and no way to make
them amusing,” he declared. The
basic American principles are im
periled and “there's nothing amus
ing about that.”
In particular, the G. O. P.
nominee singled out the Korean
war—“A war into which we were
fumbled without any plan for
winning”—as not a fit subject for
“This is serious,” the general
said. “We must turn our hearts
and minds to ways of bringing it
to a close so that your sons and
mine can either come home or
don’t have to go.”
Accompanied by Jenner.
The general spoke from a plat
form set up in front of the Fort
Wayne railroad station. In spite'
of the early hour, the square was
filled with people and hundreds
more watched from windows of
buildings nearby. As the general
mounted the stand, accompanied
by Senator Jenner, there was a
loud cheer. The speech was not
designed to whip up much of an
emotional demonstration, but it
seemed to get across well.
Senator Jenner, along with Sen
ator Capehart and other Indiana
Republican leaders, had joined the
Eisenhower special as it rolled
along on the start of its 12-day.
After the Fort Wayne speech,
the train moved on toward South
Bend for a 10:30 motorcade tour
of Notre Dame University and
another speech at the courthouse
plaza at 11:15 a.m.
More rear platform speeches
were scheduled at LaPorte (12:45
p.m.), Gary (1:45), and Indiana
Harbor (2:10). At Englewood, 111.,
a platform has been set up so that
Gen. Eisenhower can say a few
words before climbing aboard an
other motorcade for the drive to
Joliet, Wheaton, Aurora and Ot
tawa, with speeches at each stop.
At 9 p.m. the general will get back
on his train for the overnight trip
to Minnesota and another day
planned along much the same
Opposes Socialized Medicine.
Before leaving New York yester
day, Gen. Eisenhower in a state
ment came out flatly against com
pulsory health insurance and “so
cialized medicine,” saying it would
result in “less and poorer medical
care” at higher costs.
Declaring that a voluntary re
lationship between doctor and pa
tient had achieved the best medi
cal care in the world for the
American people, the general
“We must look forward to
progress and expansion of the
good rather than resort to any
foolish experiment that would
nullify what our system has al
The statement—which follows
closely the line advocated by the
American Medical Association—
-1 was considered a reply to Gov.
Stevenson, who has come out in
! favor of Federal aid in certain
; cases of chronic illness. Gov.
. Stevenson, however, has not advo-
I cated compulsory Federal health
Gov. Stevenson Goes on Record
In Favor of District Suffrage
By a Staff Correspondent of TS* Star
SPRINGFIELD, HI., Sept. 15-
Gov. Stevenson went on record to
day in favor of suffrage for the
District of Columbia. He was not
ready, however, to spell out the
exact form he thought it should
take 1 .
A reporter reminded him that as
President he would have a great
deal to say about the running of
School Bells Summon 100,000 j
To Overcrowded Classrooms ,
Douglass Pupils Go In by Boiler Room ,
As Three New Buildings Are Unfinished
By James G. Deane
Nearly 100,000 youngsters piled
back to Washington’s public
schools today—some of them to
seriously crowded classrooms.
Three bran d-n e w schools
opened, btit none of the three was
finished. Some schools, both new
1 and old, also were short of teach
Spingam High School. Twenty
fourth street and Benning road.
Picture on B-l
, N.E., nearest complete of the new
buildings, opened with -its case
■ teria minus utensils, special class
rooms lacking furniture and only
four-fifths of its teacher^force.
Douglass and Terrell Junior
! Highs opened with workmen still
' busy. Glass isn’t in Douglass’ class
| room doors yet, and the gym, au
’ ditorium and cafeteria aren’t
; ready at either school.
Much Work Remains.
1 Douglass is farther behind than
J Terrell. Terrell’s cafeteria lacks
' only tables and chairs, and the
! auditorium needs only seats. At
' Douglass, weeks of work remain
to be done. Painters this morning
‘ still were busy in some classrooms
1 and workmen were in the corri
The pupils were marched in
’ through the boiler room because
grading blocked the school’s front
All three new schools are for
i Negro pupils. The two junior
. highs are opening with over
capacity student enrollment, and
. Spingam will be almost full.
Lack Sufficient Books.
Books were in temporary short
- supply at Spingarn and Eliot
’ Junior High School today, Eliot,
' formerly at white school, reopened
with Negro students. Douglass
* didn’t have all its books, either.
Assistant Supt. Francis A. Greg
; Ary said surplus books from white
: junior highs are helping to meet
J the Eliot situation. They now
’ are being moved in, he said.
! Eastern High School reopened
with about 450 junior high pupils
added to an expected 1,100 on
the senior level. The younger
> students moved over from Eliot.
. Principal John P. Collins said
everything went smoothly. The
1 school is 700 short of capacity.
• Simon Elementary School, at
Fourth street and Mississippi ave
■ nue S.E., opened with one of the
• worst crowding problems.
| Extra Space Utilized.
Built for 936 children, the
school already had 1,400 regis
tered this morning, and Miss
* Edith M. Williams, principal, said
5 she expected at least 100 more.
[ Simon is for white children.
1 First and second graders were
‘ assigned to two converted show
er rooms, two kindergartens were
s assigned to the basement lunch
: room and Miss Williams also
- planned to commandeer the
. library, industrial arts room and
i other space for classes.
i The only part - time classes
. planned up to this morning were
- at Payne and Maury Elementary
l Schools for colored. Four were
scheduled at Payne, two at Maury.
the National Capital and inquired
- where he stood on the suffrage
“Yes,” he replied, "I have always
' felt the people of the District of
k Columbia should be enfranchised.”
i Later, another reporter asked if
I he would favor the home rule bill,
which has twice passed the Senate,
i He said he was not sufficiently
t familiar with the subject to com
l ment on a specific plan.
Payne also had part-time classes
the first semester last year.
Plumbing Is Incomplete.
At Payne, parents complained
because they found workmen had
failed to complete replacement of
the school’s toilets. The situation ,
forced the principal to stagger 1
recess periods. i
Associate Supt. A. Kiger Savoy i
said he hopes the new plumbing
will be finished by the end of the
Other schools, both white and
Negro, reported crowding. Some
additional part-time classes might
have to be organized later.
School officials have predicted
a record enrollment of 101,700, but
pupils probably won’t reach the
peak figure for several weeks yet.
At Garfield and Turner Schools
in the Southeast, for instance, new
housing developments are expected
to bring a late influx of new pupils
Garfield and Turner, for
Negroes, are among the most
crowded schools already. About
360 children from these two
schools and the new Bimey re
ported this morning to old Bimey,
Stanton road near Talbert street
S.E., because of an overflow.
Held Unders2o,ooo Bond
John D. (Champ) Hutt, 23. of
5187 MacArthur boulevard N.W.,
accused of robbing a pharmacist
Saturday night, was held for the
grand jury under $20,000 bond
today by Municipal Court Judge
Nadine L. Gallagher.
Police said Hutt forced Alvin
Liptz, propriteor of Stewart’s
Pharmacy, 5108 MacArthur boule
vard N.W., to accompany him in
his car after Che robbery. He was
caught 20 minutes later when Mr.
Liptz was taken back to the
vicinity of the store.
'Gladiators' to Fight Again
ROME, Sept. 15 (A*).—Gladia- 1
tors with tin helmets and wooden i
spears will fight mock battles in (
the Colosseum before visiting ,
tourists. The first performance
late this month will copy gladiator 1
battles of Roman Imperial times.
Italy Bans U. S. Sect
ROME (A 3 ).— The Italian gov
ernment today ordered all 22
branches of the Protestant
Church of Christ in Catholic
Italy to remain closed until
they are granted official permis
sion to operate. A Church of
Christ spokesman said the
American - sponsored religious
denomination wiU go to the
courts and fight the ban as un
(Earlier Story on Page A-6.)
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Allies Bag 9 MIGs
And Smash Plants
Close to Manchuria
Sabres Baffle Enemy
Rallying so Defense
Os Red Industries
By the Associated Press
SEOUL, Korea, Sept. 15.—United
States Sabre jet pilots destroyed
at least nine Communist MIG-15s
today whjle flying protective cover
for Allied fighter-bombers at
tacking Red targets deep in North
Korea, the Air Force announced.
Eight MIGs were shot down, one
was maneuvered into crashing,
another probably was destroyed
and two were damaged in 11 sep
arate battles. Fighting ranged
from 30,000 feet down to tree-top
The fighter-bombers plastered
a Communist industrial complex
a't Sinuiju, only a few miles from
the Manchurian border. Targets
included an oxygen plant, an
alcohol distillery and a rope fac
80 MIGs Attack.
More than 80 MIGs roared
across the Yalu River from their
big base at Antung in an attempt
to protect the sprawling targets.
They ran into 104 swift Sabres
and the opposing jets broke off
into a series of twisting, turning
The United States sth Air Force
said the day’s bag of MIGs
brought to at least 41 the number
destroyed this month. Forty were
destroyed by Air Force pilots and
one by a carrier-based Marine
pilot. If the MIG which was out
maneuvered into crashing is offi
cially confirmed, the total will be
42, within two bf the one-month
record of 44 racked up last April.
Allied losses, if any, will be re
ported later in a week-end sum
Tons of Explosives Dropped.
Twenty-four F-84 Thunderjets
hit Sinuiju in midafternoon to
get the assault under way. They
dropped tons of high explosives
and fired thousands of machine
gun bullets into the targets,
f Pilots reported dense clouds of
smoke after the first bombing
The Air Force said the rope
factory appeared to be destroyed
Two nearby industrial buildings
also were reported destroyed.
Bombs from other Thunderjets
flattened the oxygen plant. The
bombs set off three roaring explo
sions, each of which erupted in
huge clouds of smoke.
Allied pilots reported 14 direct
hits on the alcohol distillery and
direct hits on two structures near
the oxygen plant.
The latest attack is one of a
series of trip-hammer aerial blows
against targets right up to the
doorstep of Manchuria.
United States Navy planes yes
terday paid a return visit to Hoer
yang, less than two' miles from
Manchuria, and turned several
warehouses and a power station
into smoking ruins.
Near Soviet Siberia.
The fighter-bombers from the
: carriers Princeton and Bon
'Homme Richard had hit the area
—only 40 miles for Soviet Siberia
—in a dawn raid Saturday.
Night-flying B-26 bomber pilots
maintained the pressure on the
Communist war machine with a
series of attacks on the North
Korean highway network last
night. Pilots reported 120 vehi
cles destroyed, the highest total
in five months.
In the only ground fighting of
any size across the 155-mile battle
front yesterday, Sbuth Korean in
fantrymen failed in a savage at
tempt to throw Chinese Aeds off
Finger Ridge on the cental front.
An Associoted Press Newspopar
U. S. Is Reported
Asking Tito for
Use of Air Bases
Request Said to Have
Been Made to Premier
By Admiral Cassady
Sy th« Associated Frets
BELGRADE. Yugoslavia, Sept.
15.—The United States has asked
Premier Marshal Tito of Yugo
slavia for greater co-operation in
the joint defense of Southeastern
Europe, including the use by
American planes of air bases in
From a responsible source it
was learned that Vice Admiral J.
H. Cassady. commander in chief
of the Mediterranean-based 6th
Fleet, laid the proposition before
Marshal Tito last week aboard the
giant aircraft carrier Coral Sea
i during his visit to Split.
It was presented in the course
of a special briefing, before the
Coral Sea’s sailors and aviators
put on a demonstration of Amer
ican sea and air power. Marshal
Tito was shown charts outlining
how and where carrier - based
planes, operating from the Adri
atic. could strike in Hungary, Ro
mania and Bulgaria If Yugoslavia
was attacked by the Soviet satel
Admiral Cassady was quoted as
paying a glowing tribute to Yugo
slavia's resistance against Rus
sian pressure since its break with
the Soviet-led Cominform in 1948.
He expressed American gratifica
tion at this country's recent meas
ures to increase defensive co-oper
ation with Greece and Turkey.
But he said the United States
would like even greater direct co
operation with Yugoslavia—co
operation already marked by in
creasing shipment of American
arms to equip Marshal Tito’s
tough, well trained troops.
Admiral Cassady reportedly of
fered two Informal yet highly im
portant suggestions. He said he
would like to see:
1. Yugoslavia grant American
flyers the right to operate over
this country and to use Yugo
slav air bases in order to become
better acqqainted with the terrain
in the event they are called upon
for aid in case of war.
2. Participation by the Yugoslav
, navy in joint maneuvers with
' units of the American Navy in
• the Adriatic.
I Both suggestions underscore the
. reason behind the decision of the
I Navy and the State Department
, to send a flotilla—one of the
world’s three largest carriers, a
I modern heavy cruiser and four
: destroyers—here for the most
i impressive demonstration of West
s em strength since the war’s end.
i Remains Noncommittal.
Poker faced. Marshal Tito re
mained noncommittal. This came
as no surprise. The briefing was
in English—a language in which
l he has made such progress dur
: ing thf past two years that he de
t dined a translation. There were
• English-speaking aides with him
s who could fill in any details he
f might have missed.
< But it was unlikely, in any
event, that he would make an on
. the-spot decision. Presumably,
i the question how far Yugoslavia
• should go in co-operation with
I the Western world will arise next
I month at a conference of the
, country’s ruling Communist Party
. at Zagreb—the first since the
, Cominform break nearly five years
[ For Marshal Tito there existed
two problems. On the one hand.
' agreement to Admiral Cassady’s
suggestion probably would be in
' terpreted by the Cominform prop
agandists as a sign of yielding
to what they term Western pres
On the other hand, agreement
undoubtedly would mean In
creased aerial and naval aid for
i Yugoslavia both of which this
country desperately needs —plus
financial assistance in developing
sea and air bases.
Marshal Tito must make his
choice against the background of
, an incident seven years ago when
Yugoslavia, then an ally of Russia
and proud of control of its own
skies, shot down an American
Army plane off course above this
Vivian Blaine Rescued
. After Fall From Canoe
I By *h« Associated Press
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 15.
Their week-end hosts became a
L rescue team here when Vivian
} Blaine, star of “Guys and Dolls.”
. and her husband, Manny Frank,
' fell out of a canoe while fishing.
The accident occurred yesterday
on a small lake on the estate of
' Francis Levien, New York lawyer.
Mrs. Levien. fully clad, plunged
In to help Miss struggling
1 toward shore in her heavy slacks
and sweater. Mr. Frank, a non
swimmer. managed to stay afloat
, by grasping at the bobbing canoe
| until Mr. Levien reached him.
i Mrs. Louis Bromfield Dies
MANSFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 15
t (A*).—Mrs. Mary Appleton Wood
> Bromfield, 60, wife of the author
i and farmer. Louis Bromfield, died
i in her sleep Saturday night at
; Malabar Farm.
1 'The Caine Mutiny'
r Series Continues
SEA STORY—Another installment of
■ Herman Wouk's Pulitzer Prize winning
[ navel, "The Caine Munity," appears m
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