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Temperatures Today.
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Hoover Wans
Study of CIA
By Gen. Clark
Dulles 'Welcomes'
Autumn Project by
Reorganization Unit
By tha Atsociated Preu
The supersecret Central In
telligence Agency Is In line for
scrutiny by the Hoover Reor
ganization Commission,
Former President Hoover, head
of the Commission on Organiza
tion of the Executive Branch pf
the Government, announced yes
terday retired Gen. Mark Clark
would head a commission
force” to study ClA’s structure
and administration. No details of
the study were given.
No Link to Charges.
Gen. Clark, now president of
The Citadel, a military college,
said in Charleston, S. C., he
knew of ( “no connection” be
tween the new project and last
month’s announcement by Sen
ator McCarthy, Republican, of
Wisconsin, that his Senate In
vestigations subcommittee was
conducting a preliminary in
vestigation of “what looks like a
very, very dangerous situation in
the CIA."
Senator McCarthy has several
times charged that Communists
infiltrated the hush-hush intelli
gence organization and he has
tangled with Allen Dulles, CIA
head and brother of the secre
tary of state.
Senator Clark said Mr. Hoov
er’s job was to study ways to
improve executive agencies and
presumably the CIA “Just hap
pened to be next on the list."
Dulles Welcomes Plan.
Mr. Dulles announced he “wel
' comes" the Hoover project.
Like its predecessor which Mr.
Hoover headed in 1947-50, the
present Hoover commission is
charged with recommending or
ganizational changes in Govern
ment agencies to improve their
efficiency, economy and service.
It was not set up to investigate
wrongdoing, as was the McCar
thy group.
Gen. Clark said he felt quali
fied for the job because of his
past Government service in Eu
rope and the Far East. He will
probably get together with Mr.
Hoover in September, he said, to
talk over specific details of the
planned study.
Leaving for Brazil.
Gen. Clark said he will pick
a group for his “task force” but
has no one on it now and no one
particular in mind.
He said he is leaving shortly
for Brazil with Mrs. Clark for a
vacation trip. The general said
the work would not interfere
with his duties as president of
The Citadel.
Painters' Union Calls
D.C. Strike Tomorrow
District Council 51 of the
Painters! Union today called a
strike, beginning tomorrow
morning, affecting all Metropol
itan Washington employers who
have not agreed to a 13-cent
across-the-board pay increase.
Robert Iskowitz, council dele
gate from Local 1773 in Silver
Spring, declared that employers
have offered a 3-cent increase
with a provision which would do
away with the union’s welfare
fund. The union, however, with
a top scale of $3, is demanding
10 cents more.
Union headquarters, Mr. Isko
witz said, has ordered all union
painters to stay away from work
until their individual employer
has signed the new contract.
The strike involves Locals 368,
797, 890 and 1773.
Mr. Iskowitz said the present
contract expired May 15. He
urged union members to con
tact their headquarters at 715
I street N.W. for further in
Hillary Climbers Report
’Abominable Snowman'
By tha Associated Brass
NEW DELHI. July 5.—A mem
ber of Sir Edmund Hillary's
mountain climbing team was
reported today to have sighted
an “abominable snowman” in the
high Himalayas.
Four members of the New
Zealand team, returning from
Sir Edmund’s unsuccessful at
tempt to scale unconquered 27,-
790-foot Mt. Makalu, arrived at
the border town of Katmandu.
A Katmandu dispatch quoted
one member of the team as
claiming he saw the legendary
half-hum an creature at 17.000
feet in the Choyang valley of
Nepal. The report said the
party’s tight schedule gave it no
time to chase the “abominable
snowman.” There have been
previous reports of strange crea
tures in the high Himalayas.
The four joined up with Sir
Edmund, conqueror of Everest,
who had come ahead to Katman
du with a member of the team
who had suffered frostbite.
Weakening of Western Unity
Foreshadows Power Reshuffle
Thorny Problems Beset Grand Alliance;
Diplomats Gloomy Over Reversing Trend
By John M. Hightower
Anociated Bras* Diplomatic Writer
The anti-Communist grand
alliance of the Western powers
Is beginning to pull apart at the
If this process continues in a
series of quarrels among the
United States, Britain and
France, some new international
power relationships may spring
up—with Germany assuming the
far more important role in Eu
rope and with Britain more
strongly and openly backing up
India’s neutralist line in Asia.
American diplomats are wor
ried about the whole situation,
which they see playing into the
hands of Soviet Russia and Com
munist China. But no one in
any of the allied capitals so far
has come up with a guaranteed
effective plan for reversing the
trend to disunity.
What has authorities here
most worried—and the idea came
out in the talks between Presi
dent Eisenhower and Prime Min
ister Churchill a week ago—is
that the disruptive forces are
somewhat beyond the control of
government policymakers.
The single most explosive issue
in American-British relations at
1,000 Reds Arrested
In Guatemala; U. N.
To Get Torture Cases
60 Deaths Already
Blamed on Police of
Arbenz Government
By tha Auociatod Pratt
GUATEMALA, July s.—Guate
mala’s new military government
went to work today on a pro
gram Os rooting out Communist*
and punishing “criminals” re
sponsible for atrocities charged
to the Red-backed regime of
ousted President Jacobo Arbenz
More than 1,000 Communist*
and fellow travelers were re
ported already under arrest in
Guatemala City’s central peni
Most of the country’s top Reds
had'escaped so far, however.
Col. Carlos Castillo Armas, the
victorious rebel chief and No. 2
man on the five-man governing
junta, in an interview yesterday
said his forces were collecting
“much information” oil police
torture killings of anti-Reds in
the weeks just before Arbenz’
The information, he added,
probably will be submitted to the
United Nations.
Toll Likely to Go Higher.
Officials already have blamed
60 deaths on Arbenz’ police and
say the toll when finally reck
oned will be much higher.
The five-man governing junta
planned a news conference and
an organization meeting today
to map out its anti-Communist
Under the peace agreement
signed with Col. Castillo in El
Salvador last Friday, Col. Elfego
Monzon heads the junta until
July 17, when it is scheduled to
name a permanent president.
Though Col. Castillo disclamed
any desire for the presidency,
his followers were openly dis
gruntled with his secondary po
sition in the new setup. The
tumultuous welcome more than
100,000 persons gave him on his
arrival here Saturday underlined
his place as Guatemala’s new
public idol.
Must Put,Out Reds.
Col. Castillo told newsmen
yesterday the junta’s most urg
ent task is to “put out all Com
munist influence in our country.”
He demanded that Arbenz, for
mer Foreign Minister Guillermo
Toriello, and former Police Chiefs
Rogelio Cruz Wer and Jaime
Rosenberg be punished as “crim
Cruz Wer and Rosenberg al
ready have fled to Mexico. Ar
benz and Toriello are refugees in
the Mexican Embassy here,
where officials refused to admit
Amid reports Arbenz might try
to leave for Mexico today, Maj.
Pedro Diaz, first secretary of the
junta, said he knew ofano request
for safe conduct for tfhe ex-Pres
ident. Any such request, he said,
could only be granted by the
junta, which has said all such
(See GUATEMALA, Page A-3.)
Two Valuable Dogs Die of Poison in Fairfax
Two valuable German shep
herd dogs were found poisoned
to death today Inside a penned
yard at 5 Fairmont road. Falls
Churfch, Fairfax County police
One of the victims was Rolf,
who two years ago narrowly es
caped a death sentence in Ar
lington County Court. The other
dog was named Harras.
Two other German shepherds,
a mother and her four-month
old pup, got some of the poison
and were taken to a veterinarian
hospital in an effort to save
their Eves.
The dogs belonged to Mr. and
Mrs. William Wuestenhagen.
Scant of them were imputed
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the moment is recognition of Red
China. Sir Winston and Gen.
Eisenhower found themselves
unable to develop a joint plan
for handling this problem, which
has since become even more
thorny because of French nego
tiations for peace in Indo-China.
Gen. Eisenhower and Sir
Winston, authoriative inform
ants say, figured the French
would recognize Red China and
this would enormously increase
Communist pressure for a Chi
nese Communist seat in the
United Nations. Sir Winston
told Gen. Eisenhower he would
try to avert a showdown for
this year but inevitably the is
sue would have to be faced
sooner or later.
The week end word from
Britain was that if a vote comes
in the United Nations this fall
Britain will vote for Red China.
Gen. Eisenhower and Secretary
of State Dulles, have taken the
position—with * strong support
from congressional leaders—
that they will fight Chinese
Communist membership to the
bitter end
The Chinese Communist issue
is not the only one which is
(See ALLIANCE. Page A-3.)
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District Boy Drowns
In Salvage Attempt
A 15-year-old Washington boy
drowned in the Potomac River
off Marshall Hall, Md., yester
day while attempting to salvage
a sunken boat.
James Getz, of 3501 Minne
sota avenue S.E., dived into
about 10 feet of water with a
rope in his hands, intending to
tie it to a sunken craft on the
bottom of the river, Maryland
State police reported.
Thomas L. Miller, 28, of 1855
Calvert street N W, leaped Into
the water after James when he
srfw the youth was in trouble.
Mr. Miller told police he once
managed to grab the floundering
boy by the hair, but James kept
struggling. Mr. Miller gradu
ally was being pulled under un
til he was thrown a life belt
and helped to safety by Sterling
Muntz, 26, of Washington.
Divers from the Indian Head
Naval Powder Factory were
searching for the boy’s body to
James was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. James P. Getz. He had
lived in Washington most of
his life and was a student at
Anacostia High School. Beside;
his parents, James leaves a 19-
year-old |ister, Barbara.
Architects' Contest Set
For Soviet Heroes' Tomb
By tha Auociatod Prati
MOSCOW, July s.—The Soviet
Union has summoned her
architects to match their talents
designing a great tomb for the
embalmed bodies of Lenin,
Stalin and other Communist
heroes. *
The winning design will be
used to build tne “Pantheon”
which the government an
nounced it was planning the day
after Stalin died.
The mausoleum, to be built
in the Lenin Hills outside Mos
cow, will house the remains of
the Soviet leaders and other
Communist heroes now buried in
or beside the Kremlin wall.
They include two Americans—
Author John Reed and radical
labor union leader William D.
(Big Bill) Haywood.
The competition closes next
November. The remains of Sta
lin' and Lenin now rest in the
latter’s red marble tomb in Red
from Germany where Mr. Wues
tenhagen was a prisoner of the
Nazis before World War n ended,
police said.
Rolf was the Wuestenhagen’s
favorite pet. The handsome an
imal got into trouble when the
Wuestenhagens lived in Arling
ton County. Neighbors com
plained that Rolf was vicious,
and said at least two children
were bitten by him. Judge Hugh
Reid ordered the dog killed. The
case was appealed, and the death
sentence was lifted provided the
dog was taken from the county.
Mrs. Wuestenhagen said Rolfe
and the other dogs always were
kept In a large yard with a six
foot febee around it at the Fair
mont road address in Fairfax
Big Fireworks
Display Tonight
At Monument
Afternoon Shower
Possible; Parades to
Mark Holiday Here
The Washington area entered
the third and most active phase
of the long Fourth of July week
end today with fireworks, pa
rades, oratory, contests and pos
sibly even a thundershower to
celebrate America’s independ
For. weather, the outlook was
promising enough despite a fore
cast of some cloudiness and the
possible afternoon shower. A
high temperature in the upper
-80 bracket appeared to be an
improvement over the recent 90-
plus readings.
Washington’s otherwise quiet
observance of the 178th anni
versary was to come to an ex
plosive climax tonight with the
annual Washington Monument
Grounds fireworks display, billed
as the ‘world’s greatest."
“Battle of Skies’’ Featured.
The display features a grand
finale of 250 spectacular shells,
ending with “The Battle of the
Skies,” in which “the terrain
shakes, the air vibrates and the
whole scene is uncanny and
There will be giant pyrotech
nic portraits of Presidents
Washington and Eisenhower,
and of the American flag.
The program begins at 8 p.m.
with a concert by the United
States Marine Band.
A flag-raising ceremony by
the four services will be followed
by the reading of excerpts of
the Declaration of Independence
by Secretary of the Interior
For those who want to sit
in chairs, they are available at
$1 for adults and 50 cents for
children in a special section.
Eisenhowers in Catoetins.
While thousands of city dwell
ers were spending their last
hours of relaxation on beaches
and in' the mountains, others
were using the final day for
sight-seeing and other entertain
ment in the city.
President and Mrs. Eisdhhower
were taking it easy at Camp
David in the Catoctin Moun
tains where they were hosts to
seven week-end guests. Bridge
and porch-lounging were listed
among the more active exercises.
About 15,000 were expected to
attend the Bethesda Community
Service Council and Silver Spring
Inter-Club celebration at the
Mefcdowbrook Recreation Center.
Among the high lights was to be
the crowning of Miss Montgom
ery County of 1966 at 5:30 p.m.
The night will end with fire
Gov. McKeldin of Maryland
will ride in Prince Georges Coun
ty’s parade through Hyattsville
at 5 p.m., and take part in festiv
ities at Magruder Park at 8 p.m.
This program also will include
An all-day program was sched
uled at the Takoma Park recrea
tion center. After a morning pa
rade, there were athletic contests.
At 7 p.m. there will be a band
concert and more contests and,
of course, fireworks.
The celebration was world
wide, extending even to Moscow
where United States Ambassador
Charles E. Bohlen had a recep
tion for about 300 persons.
Among the speakers yesterday
was Senator Flanders. Republi
can, of Vermont, who criticized
“foolish arid short-sighted citi
zens who think that if we can
keep Communism out of this
country we can save ourselves
from conquest.”
Speaking at Woodstock, Vt.,
the Senator called for “a new
type of statesmanship” to count
er communism—a policy with a
“direct, forcible application of
spiritual truth to the opposition.”
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24 Dead, 7 Missing
In Japanese Floods
By tha Anociated Prats
TOKYO. July s.—At least 24
persons have died and seven are
missing as a result of rain
caused floods in western Japan,
national police reported today.
Hiroshima, site of the first
atom bombing, and Yamaguchi
prefectures were hardest hit.
Police listed 2,290 houses
flooded, 28 bridges washed out
ind hundreds of roads cut.
■ County after the family moved
from Arlington.
Mrs. Wuestenhagen said she
turned tfte dogs out into the
permed yard this morning, and
a few minutes later found two qf
them dead. Police said they dis
covered some meat in the yard
which apparently had bepn
treated with a fast acting poi
son. The meat and the dogs'
stomach contents are being ana
lyzed to determine what kind of
poison was used.
Police said the Wuesten
hagen’s valued the poisoned dogs
i at approximately £2,000. Mrs.
Wuestenhagen said $1,500 was
offered for Rolfe, just one week
ago. but they weren’t interested
: in selling him.
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240 Lives Lost So Far in U. 5.
In Holiday Traffic Accidents
Worst Still Ahead;
Total Is Unlikely
To Reach Forecast
By tha Associated Brass
The Nation’s traffic death rate
for the Independence Day week
end ran well under an estimate
by statisticians today, but the
worst was still ahead with the
homeward rush of holiday trav
elers getting under way.
At 11 am. (EDT), the toll of
dead in auto accidents had
reached 240. The over-all death
count from accidents stood at
404, including 115 drownings and
49 miscellaneous fatalities.
The National Safety Council
had forecast a record 430 traffic
deaths during the three-day (78-
hour) holiday.
Record Is Praised.
Today, Ned H. Dearborn,
council president, said, “We are
happy, indeed, about the excel
lent record of the Nation’s driv
ers during the first 64 hours.
There Is very reason to believe
that, barring a wild surge of_
carelessness, our estimate will
prove too high. The final count
should be between 50 and 100
below the estimate.”
He said two .factors which
usually Increase tne rate of traf
fic deaths toward the end of a
holiday are the heavy volume of
highway travel as people head
home, and irritability of drivers
coping with the heavy traffic
Under the miscellaneous acci
dents heading, there were listed
two deaths in a Massachusetts
plane crash.
Girl Killed by Skyrocket.
Included also was the death
of a 12-year-old girl struck by a
skyrocket in a Chicago suburb.
The rocket shot along the ground
Instead of Into the air.
It was believed ‘to be the Na
tion’s only fireworks fatality.
Last year, only one fireworks
Two Killed as Man Saves
Wife in Plane Crash
By tha Anociated Bran
STERLING, Mass., July 5.
Two persons were killed and
two others injured early today
when a private four-seater plane
crashed and burst Into flames
during a takeoff from the Ster
ling Airport.
Killed were Fritz Orlander,
46, and his wife, Frances, 32,
owners of the plane. Injured
were Jacob Ciberowski, 59, and
his wife, Mary, 39, operators of
the airport.
Mr. Ciberowski suffered a bro
ken nose and his wife, cuts and
Mr. Ciberowski said he
smashed a rear window of the
plane after it struck a pine tree
at the end of a 2,850-foot run
way and managed to pull his
wife out before flames engulfed
the plane.
French Ford to Merge
With Simca in Europe
By tho Anociated Bran
PARIS, July s.—Two midget
car makers—Simca and French
Ford—have announced a merger
that will make them the biggest
privately owned auto firm in
F. C. Reith, managing director
of French Ford, said the new
firm would continue to manufac
ture its "Vedette” model. $ tow
priced baby cduain of the Ameri
can Ford.
Simca. continuing to put out
the popular “Aroode.” will ac
quire the modem Ford plant at
Poissy, outside Paris.
The biggest auto firm in
France is the government-owned
Renault Works.
No Traffic Deaths
Reported in D. Q.
Since Last Friday
The District’s holiday traf
fic record today showed only
minor blemishes, with, no
fatalities and no serious in
juries since last Friday.
Police were keeping their
fingers crossed, however,
until after the major in
flux of motorists returning
from the resorts later in the
I day. So lar, the July Fourth
week end is matching the
record of last July 4 abd last
Memorial Day week end.
In Maryland, traffic acci
dents claimed three lives
Saturday, and in Virginia
six persons were killed, none
In the nearby area.
death was reported; the year
before, two.
There was a strong chance
that Independence Day week
end death figures would be an
Improvement on like figures for
the Memorial Day week-end five
weeks ago. Then the totals
were: Traffic 362, drowning
93, miscellaneous 84—total 539.
Toll Nears 1953 Figures.
But the toll was rapidly ap
proaching last year’s final figures
for a similar three-day Fourth of
July week end—traffic 262,
drowning 121, 51 miscellaneous
—total 434.
There seemed slight chance
that the number of deaths would
approach records for a three-day
July Fourth week end—366
traffic deaths recorded in 1952,
and 676 deaths from all causes
in 1949.
The toll for a comparable
nop-holiday week end, June 18-
21, was 430. An Associated Press
survey, made for comparison
purposes, broke this down: 225
traffic, 135 drowning, 70 miscel
First Woman Elected
To Mexican Chamber
By tha Auociatod Brass
Mexico’s first female member
of the Chamber of Deputies was
elected yesterday under the con
stitutional amendment for wo
men’s suffrage.
She is Aurora Jiminez de
Palacio, Government Party can
didate for the lower house of
the national legislature from
the new state of Baja California.
She ran without opposition.
No Late Edition
Os The Star Today
The Stor observe* the holiday today
by eliminating the Night Final Edition.
Subscribers to tho Night Final Edition
will receivo the Home Edition.
End of Meat Rationing Creates
Chaos at Big London Market
Sy th* AmdsM Nm
LONDON, July B.—Britain’s
ending of meat rationing brought
traffic chaos today in the giant
Smithfield Market, a quickly
settled strike by handlers and
more meat than awed butchers
bad seen in almost 18 years.
Housewives walked into their
local butcher shops without ra
tion books for the first time since
the early days of World War n.
It was a unique experience for
younger ones who would hardly
remember pre-ration days. x
With the housewives’ emanci
pation came a worry: How high
will prices go with meat freed
from control? The trade agreed
prices would climb a bit, but
said it was too early yet to get
a definite picture.
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Graham In Paris
Evangelist Billy Graham’s success
abroad is a story that captures the imag
ination. Crosby 8. Noyes heard the
evangelist in Paris and tells about it on
Page A-3.
New York Markets Closed Today.
Knowland Demands
All Candidates Take
Stand on Red China
Senator Declares Fight
Against U. N. Seat for
Peiping Has Just Begun
Senate Majority Leader Know
land said today that “If need be”
all candidates for Congress this
fall, and possible presidential
candidates in 1956, should be
called upon to state where they
stand on the issue of admitting
Red China to the United Nations.
The California Republican, in
a statement to The Star, said
“the fight has Just begun”
admission of the Com
munist nation.
“It will take place in Congress,
in the United Nations, In New
York and throughout this Na
tion,” he said.
The Senator announced last
week that if Red China gets a
U. N. seat he will resign the ma
jority leadership and lead a drive
to take the United States out of
the international organization
and cut off all U. S. funds for
its support.
®Text of Statement.
The Senator’s statement is as
“Better than 90 per cent of the
mail and telegrams coming into
my office indicate that Ameri
cans, regardless of party affilia
tion, are determined to keep
Communist China out of the
United Nations. They recognize
that the moral basis for that or
ganization would be destroyed if
the Chinese aggressor is ad
mitted by the General Assembly.
“The fight has just begun. It
will take place in Congress, in
the United Nations, in New York
and throughout this Nation.
“If need be, there will be a
solemn referendum In the con
gressional elections of 1954 and
the presidential election of 1956.
Each candidate should be asked
to give a forthright answer on
where he stands on this issue.”
Meanwhile, angry Democrats
apparently have concluded the
Republicans intend to make for
eign policy a major issue in the
November election and are ready
to accept the challenge.
More than any other recent
G. O. P. utterances, Democrats
are Irked by two attacks by Vice
President Nixon within a week
on the* handling of international
affairs by former Democratic ad
Senator George Comments.
Fresh evidence of this came to
day in an interview with Senator
George of Georgia, senior Demo
crat on the Senate Foreign Re
lations Committee, who ordi
narily doesn’t take much notice
of such attacks.
“I’m afraid the Vice President
is destroying himself as a presi
dential candidate,” Senator
George said, referring to specu
(See POLICY, Page A-4.)
Rationing actually died at mid
night July 3. but this was the
first free trading day.
Meat trucks rolled up from
all parts of Britain to Smithfield,
the sprawling meat trading cen
ter for greater London.
The vans soon jammed the
market’s great central archway.
About 100 meat handlers went
on a flash strike when they found
the traffic jam would force them
to carry sides of beef— 4oo
pounds—aa much as 100 yards
Some of the younger men
never had handled such sides
before and older hands bad to
show them how.
The strike was settled when
the butchers hurriedly moved
their vans.
Talks Opened
In Indo-China
On Cease-Fire
Warring Sides Get
Together in Area
' Held by Viet Minh
By tha Associated Brass
HANOI, Indo-China, July 5.
The French have finally begun
cease-fire talks in Indo-China
with the Communist-led Viet
Minh. But the French Union
command made clear any fiual
truce decision lies with tha
Geneva conference.
Officers of the two warring sides
held their first meeting In Viet
Minh territory. 25 miles north of
Hanoi yesterday at “neutral"
Trung Ola. The session dealt
mainly with procedure. The of
ficers were scheduled to get
down to brass tacks at a second
closed-door parley today.
At the close of yesterday’s ses
sion, Gen. Van Tien Dung, Tiead
of the Viet Minh delegation,
! hailed the parley as a “step to
ward” peace. But Col. Paul
Lennuyeux, chief of the French
Union delegation, declared the
main conference is in Geneva
and that final decisions must
emanate from there.
Troop Zones Discussed.
The Trung Gia parley la
scheduled to discuss such tech
nical truce details as zones for
regrouping the opposing armies
in Viet Nam in case the Geneva
conference manages to negotiate
an end to the fighting. French
Union and Viet Minh represent
atives have been discussing that
question at Geneva for weeks,
but there has been no indication
of any agreement.
The Geneva talks are reaching
a crucial stage. The three mili
tary commissions set up there
to study the problem of troop
regroupments are due to turn in
their reports Saturday. One
group, comprising French, Lao
tians and rebels, had held only
two inconclusive meetings. An
other made up of Viet Minh and
Cambodians has not met at all.
(Dispatches Jsem Geneva
today said tfie French-Viet
Minh military talks were mak
ing little progress and that
the participants probably
would be able to issue only
an interim report by the July
10 deadline and then continue
Concessions Feared.
The Trung Gia parley, origi
nally scheduled to begin last
Monday, was delayed because
of fear on the part of France *
Viet Namese allies over what
concessions might be made to
the Viet Minh.
This uneasiness was increased
by the French withdrawal from
the southern sector of the
strategic rice-rich Red River
delta to bolster their defenses
farther north.
(A New York Times dis
patch from Washington said
United States Defense Depart
ment officials were considering
halting United States arms
shipments to French forces
in the delta for fear they
might stage a “little Dun
(The New York Herald
Tribune in a Washington story
said the Defense Department
was weighing the wisdom of
further shipments to the
French on the chance the
arms might fall into Com
munist hands.)
The Viet Minh sent five officers
to yesterday’s opening session.
The French Union was repre
sented by five French and five
Viet Namese officers. #There was
speculation the rebels cut the
size of their delegation to under
line their claim that the Viet
Namese are npt really repre
! Boss of Gls in Korea
Sees No Cut in Forces
By tha Associated Brass
SEOUL. July s.—Gen. Maxwell
D. Taylor said today there were
“absolutely no plans” to with
draw additional American troops
from South Korea.
He returned to his post as Bth
Army commander after a four
week visit to the United States.
New Old-Age Plans
For Federal Workers
RETIREMENT—A new plan for co
ordinating civil service and sociol
security coverage for Fedarol em
ployes is discussed in Joseph Young's
"Federal Spotlight" on Pago A-2.
PAIO VACATION—Others' voca
tion trips ora "work" to this man and
ho loves it. See George Kennedy's
"One of tho People" feature on
Page B-l.
MOUNTAIN COP—A Metropolitan
policeman startod os a teocher in a
two-room mountain school. Polica
Reporter J. Theodore Crown tells tha
story in "Know Your Policeman,"
first of a series. Page B-13.
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Comics __ B-22-23 Rodio-TV.... B-21
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