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Weather Forecast
Some cloudiness tonight, low near 80 in
city and 25 in suburbs. Tomorrow rather
cold. (Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today.
Midnight 34 6 ajn.-_.35 11 am. 40
2 a.m—32 8 am. 36 Noon 43
4 am—34 10 am..__3B 1 pm. 45
An Associoted Press Newspaper
102 d Year. No. 330.
Third Man Held
In Remington
Murder Case
Assailants Sought
To Ransack Room,
FBI Discloses
By »K« Associated trass
LEWISBURG, Pa., Nov. 26.
The FBI today charged a third
inmate at Lewisburg Federal
Penitentiary today with the mur
der of William W. Remington,
former Government economist
convicted of perjury, and in so
doing provided the first clue to
the motive for the slaying.
Norman H. McCabe, special
agent in charge of the Philadel-
Killing Suspect Was Training School
Inmata Here. Page A-4
phia FBI office, announced that
Lewis Cagle, Jr., 17, of Chatta
nooga, Tenn., has been charged
with the murder of Remington
last Monday.
Cagle served parts of two
sentences at the National Train
ing School here.
Mr. McCabe said Cagle ad
mitted in a statement “that he,
along with McCoy and Parker,
planned to ransack Remington’s
room on November 22 and the
assault took place while they
were in his, (Remington’s) room.”
The other two prisoners re
ferred to were George Junior j
McCoy, 34, of Grundy, Va., and
Robert Carl Parker, 21, of Wash
ington, D. C., who were charged
with participating in the beat
ing administered to Remington
with a part of a brick wrapped
in a stocking. Both have been
formally charged with murder.
Remington Funeral Tomorrow.
Remington, who was serving
a three-year sentence for per
jury after denying he gave Gov
ernment secrets to Communists,
died of a skull injury in the
prison hospital Wednesday.
Services are to be held at 10
a.m. tomorrow at St. Elizabeth’s
Episcopal Church, Ridgewood,
N. J„ with private burial fol
The clue as to the motive for
the slaying ended speculation
that the slaying might have been
an act reflecting anti-Commu
nist feeling in the prison. 1
The development came less
than 24 hours before these same
prison gates are scheduled to J
open for Alger Hiss, the 50-year- j
old former State Department of- ;
ficial who has spent three and i
a half years in the jail. He will
leave on probation.
Protesting his innocence to!
swearing falsely when he said he !
never passed secrets to a Com- |
munist spy ring. Hiss was com
mitted to the Federal institution.
Wife to Be at Gates.
He will leave, the prison as a
convicted felon. He will be with
out the right to vote or hold
public office.
His wife Priscilla is expected
to meet him at the prison gates
when he is released.
Acting Warden Fred T. Wil
kinson said he has had his “cus
tomary talk” with Hiss.
Hiss’ itinerary for tomorrow is
Eat breakfast, check out with
the commissary, check out with
the library and then walk to
Prison guards have described
Hiss’ prison life as that of “an
extremely co-operative inmate.”
They said he worked most of his
prison time as a clerk on the
clothing issue detail.
His spare time, they said, was
devoted “almost exclusively” to
reading in the prison library. '
May Seek to Prove Innocence.
Dozens of newsmen are ex
pected to be on hand to question
Hiss on his plans for the future.
He entered the prison claiming
his innocence and some indica
tions are his immediate future
might be devoted to proving it.
But at least two congressional
committees have indicated they
may ask first call on his time.
The House Un-American Activi
ties Committee has said it is con
sidering calling him for testi
mony. The Senate Internal Se
curity subcommittee staff also
was reported to be interested in
questioning him.
Hiss earned his release on the
basis of a “meritorious" record
whilg confined. His original sen
tence was five years.
O'Mahoney's Mug
Restored to Service
By Senate Barber
Senator-elect Joseph C. O’Ma
honey, Democrat, of Wyoming
proved to his own satisfaction
today that being an optimist
pays off.
During his prior service in the
Senate, he had a special mug
with his name on it in the Sen
ate barber shop. When he was
leaving the Capitol after his de
feat in 1952 the barber who
shaved him regularly Inquired if
he wanted to take his mug with
Senator O’Mahoney suggested
Instead that the barber just put
it away for the time being. Sen
ator O’Mahoney was re-elected
this year and when he returned
to the Capitol today and dropped
into the barber shop for a shave
the barber pulled his old mug
out of a cabinet and put it back
Into service.
J* 1
Phone ST. 3-5000 ★★
Mendes-Franee, Back Home,
Finds Government Tottering
Tension-Packed African Situation
Jeopardizes Chancepf Paris Agreements
By Crosby S. Noyes
Fenian Cormpondant of Tha Star
PARIS, Nov. 26.—Like other
conquering heroes, Premier
Pierre Mendes-France has re
turned home to face the job of
setting his own house in order.
Despite the resounding success
of his American tour, the need
. is urgent.
In his absence, problems at
aome have been piling up. To
day, the situation in North Afri
ca has reached a point where it
poses a real and immediate
threat to the survival of Mr.
, Mendes-France’s government.
, The same threat, needless to
say, also jeopardizes ratification
cf the Paris agreements on re
armament of Germany, which
. Mr. Mendes-France has prom-
I sed so firmly. It is generally ad
s nitted that no new government
would &and much chance of
forcing the treaty down the
throat of a reluctant assembly.
Premier on the Spot.
New outbreaks of terrorism in
1 North Africa and the breakdown
' of negotiations with Tunisia
have put Mr. Mendes-France in
a bad political spot. Facing the
prospect of an early debate in
the National Assembly on these
developments, the Premier can
be expected to take quick and
dramatic action to restore order.
Ten Baskets of Secrets Burned,
Ex-Monmouth Prober Says
By the Aisoclatad Pres*
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.—The
New York Daily News quotes a
former Counter Intelligence
agent at the Fort Monmouth
(N. J.) Electronics Center as say
ing that 10 wastebaskets full of
secret files were burned just be
fore the Army-McCarthv hear
In a series copyrighted by the
News Syndicate C 6., Inc., the
newspaper interviewed Capt.
Benjamin H. Sheehan, former
Counter Intelligence Corps agent
assigned in 1952 to „investigate
espionage and security at the na
tion’s top secret laboratories.
The officer identified himself j
He'll Appear
On Monday
Sy thu Associated Press
Senator McCarthy passed the
word today that he will be on
hand Monday when the Senate
reconvenes its extraordinary ses
sion on whether to censure him.
Edward B. Williams, attorney
for the Senator, said Senator
McCarthy Petition Sponsors Counting
Names in Drive. Page A-12
McCarthy had told him he was
going to be released from the
Bethesda Naval Hospital Sun
“He will be back (in the Sen
ate) Monday,” Mr. Williams
Senator McCarthy was seen in
an automobile on Connecticut
avenue yesterday. In response to
inquiries, the medical center first
declined comment but later said
Senator McCarthy was “out of
the hospital yesterday for a
short while with permission of
the attending physician.”
Mr. Williams told a reporter
that Senator McCarthy had gone
for a drive.
The Wisconsin Republican en
tered the hospital last week for
treatment of an injured elbow.
Because of his hospitalization,
the Senate recessed its session
on the censure issue a week ago
yesterday until November 29.
Capt. C. L. Ferguson, executive
officer at the Bethesda Medical
Center, said today that if there
were “no unforeseen develop
ments,” Senator McCarthy would
be discharged “by Monday.”
1 Richard O’Melia, an aide to
Senator McCarthy, said that the
Senator has been asked to speak
in New York Monday night at a
rally sponsored by an organiza
tion seeking 10 million signatures
on petitions opposing his cen
sure. *
Mr. O’Melia said that Senator
McCarthy originally told the
sponsors that "he couldn’t make
it.” He added that he did not
know what the situation is now.
Economic Development
The Metropolitan Area
Rapid population growth of Washington's Metropolitan
Area means new problems. One of them is to develop a
broader economic base—more employment that does not
depend on Government.
The Washington Board of Trade's Economic Development
Committee has based a long-range program on facts of
interest to all citizens of the Metropolitan Area. Already
the plan is beginning to show results.
The program, and the reasoning behind it, are described
in an ortide by William Hines, in the coming Sunday Star's
big Editorial Section.
Be sure to read it in
% I*l v
The possibility of a new trip to
Tunisia within the next few
days is not ruled out by official
government spokesmen.
It is no secret that as things
stand today, debate would be
extremely dangerous to the gov
ernment. In the Assembly, a
majority of deputies—including
Gaulists, Moderates, radicals,
and Communists—are lined up
in solid opposition to Mr. Men
des-France’s North African pol
icy. Only the Socialists and the
MRP support his efforts to
reach a compromise solution
with Nationalist groups in Af
rican protectorates, and even
this support is far from reliable.
Position Worsened.
The harsh truth is that all
along the line, Mr. Mendes-
France’s political position at
home has deteriorated badly
while he was away. The gather
ing rebellion which he left be
hind has been carefully cultivat
ed during his absence. Optimists
who were recently predicting a
new era of governmental stabil
ity in France are today busily
hedging their bets.
How much good, if any, the
Premier’s newly won popularity
in the United States will do him
is debatable. Although the trip
amounted to a real personal
triumph, it produced little in
(See NOYES, Page A-6.)
as a “prime suspect” in the
Army’s search for the source of
a 2%-page classified memo pro
duced by Senator McCarthy dur
ing the Army-McCarthy hear
ings, but denied flatly that he
had turned the document over
to the Senator.
A spokesman at Fort Mon
mouth said there would bejio
comment from the fort on Capt.
Sheehan’s statements and that
all comment would have to come
from the Pentagon in Washing
Discharged Last September.
Capt. Sheehan, 40, World War
n veteran, was honorably dis-
I charged from the service last
September. Ha submitted his
resignation after 17 years in the
Capt. Sheehan, charging that
"repeated efforts” to launch a
full-scale probe were blocked,
was quoted as saying:
“On April 2, 1954, a Friday,
I had orders to report to the
West Coast for shipment to the
Far East. I was given the day
“A CIC major (not identified)
in our section suddenly decided
to consolidate the files on. our
espionage-security investigation
at Fort Monmouth, which ran
back more than two years. This
was at our offices on Lower
Broadway in New York City.
“He consolidated them, all
right. I am reliably informed
that he pulled out and burned
at least 10—that’s right, 10—
wastebaskets full of secret re
ports and correspondence.”
Hearings Followed Later.
The alleged burning of the
secret files preceded by several
weeks the opening of the Me-
Carthy-Army hearings, during
which Senator McCarthy, Re
publican, of Wisconsin produced
the 2V2-page document.
Senator McCarthy said the
document contained a summary
of a classified FBI memo. The
Senator said the document had
been given him by a young
Army intelligence officer whom
he declined to name. The doc
ument dealt with the possibil
ity of espionage at Fort Mon
Says Capt. Sheehan:
"The Army never formally ac
cused ms of giving that 2y 2 -page
FBI letter to Senator Joseph Mc-
Carthy, but I was a prime sus
“The harassment and treat
ment my family and I received
(Capt. Sheehan is married and
the father of two children) as a
result Is a far cry from what
should be expected by an officer
with an unblemished record of
17 years service.”
Wouldn’t Talk on Stand.
The News said Capt. Sheehan,
summoned before Senator Mc
-1 Carthy’s Permanent Subcommit
tee on Investigations in October,
(See MONMOUTH, Page A-6.)
Wolfson Ends
Transit Salary;
Weinstein Out
Admiral Colclough
Named Director;
20c Dividend Voted
Lopis E. Wolfson, Capital
Transit Co. board chairman and
principal stockholder, today an
nounced he is dispensing with
hjs $40,000 annual salary as top
director of the company.
His announcement came dur
ing the fourth quarterly meeting
of the transit company directors
board which took these actions:
1. Accepted the resignation of
I Doran S. Weinstein as executive
vice president.
2. Elected Vice Armiral Oswald
S. Colclough, dean of faculties
of George Washington Univer
sity, to succeed Mr. Weinstein
on the board of directors.
3. Voted a 20-cent per/ share
dividend for the final quarter of
Dividends Reduced.
In disclosing that he will
serve without compensation, ef
fective immediately, Mr. Wolf
son said he was prompted by
the fact that dividends have
been reduced under an agree
ment between the company and
the District Public Utilities
Last August a “memo of un
derstanding between Capital
Transit and the regulatory body
specified that the dividends for
the last two quarters of 1954
would be 20 cents per share.
The same agreement stated that
the payment may be increased
to 30 cents for the first quarter
of 1955 if the company chooses.
Earlier quarterly dividends
this year were 40 cents.
Cutting off his own pay, Mr.
Wolfson said in a prepared
statement, is “in line with my
philosophy as I have expressed
it on previous occasions.” He
has said that where stockholders
are not getting their proportion
ate share of dividends, salaries
of company officials should be
There was no indication that
any of his associates in Capital
Transit would follow suit, or
whether he will xisume pay
status if or when the previous
40-cent dividend rate is re
Colclough Praised.
On hearing of the company
decisions, Chairman Robert E.
McLaughlin of the District Pub
lic Utilities Commission, issued
this statement:
“The action of Mr. Wolfson
and the board of directors in
substantially reducing officers’
salaries as well as current divi
dends, is definitely in the public
“The commission has the
highest regard for Admiral Col
clough * and welcomes the an
nouncement of his membership
on the board. The admiral’s deep
interest in local transit problems
was amply demonstrated by his
willingness to serve as chairman
of the fact-finding board set up
to avert the threat of a transit
strike in the summer of 1953.”
The 20-cent dividend amounts
to nearly $2 million and applies
to 960,000 shares. Mr. Wolfson,
his relatives and associates own
51 per cent of Capital Transit
Weinstein’s New Job.
Mr. Weinstein, 38, a close as
sociate of Mr. Wolfson since be
fore the last war, leaves to take
over the executive vice presi
dency of another dominion of
the Wolfson 'business empire,
Devoe and Raynolds, Inc., in |
Louisville, Ky.
Devoe and Raynolds is one of
the largest paint and varnish
manufacturers in the world. It
has plants scattered throughout
the United States. Its main plant
is in Louisville.
Mr. Weinstein will be moving
into a job of "far greater respon
sibilities” than those he -held
with Capital Transit as its key
operations officer. His salary in
the transit post was $30,000 an
There was no immediate hint
as to whether the Capital Tran
sit executive vice presidency will
be filled or remain vacant.
In Vice Admiral Colclough, the
(See TRANSIT, Page A-6.)
N r
Snow May Visit and leave
When Rain Drops In
Weather forecasters put out
a cautious warning today that
there may be a little snow in
the Washington area tomorrow
But, the observers at Wash
ington National Airport said,
even if there is snow, there
shouldn’t be much and Sunday
morning rains should wash it
The five-day extended fore
cast for this area predicted
“rain or snow beginning Satur
day night, turning to rain
Sunday, for a total precipita
tion of one-tenth to three-tenths
of an inch.”
Temperatures for the next
five days will be three to six
degrees below the normal high
of 50 and low of 35 fer this time
of year. It is expected to be a
little warmer over the week end
and colder Monday and Tuesday.
Tonight’s low will be about 30
and skies will be dear.
One Way NOT to Get In!
Envoy George V. Allen Named
Assistant Secretary of State
Ambassador Chosen to Succeed Byroade,
Who Goes to Cairo; Caffery Retiring
By lh* Attociatad Prott
AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 26.
President Eisenhower today
named George V. Allen, now
Ambassador to India, to be As
sistant Secretary of State for
Near East, South Aslan and
African affairs.
Mr. Allen will succeed Henry
A. Byroade, who will become
Ficturas on Fogs A-12
Ambassador to Egypt, succeeding
Jefferson Caffery, who is re
The President announced at
the Little White House here,
where he is spending a long
Thanksgiving week-end vacation,
that the nominations will be
sent to the Senate when the
lawmakers convene again.
There had been speculation
for weeks about the shuffling of
Pilot Dies as Ejection Device
Flings Him Through Canopy
The pilot killed at Andrews
Air Force Base today was Lt.
Col. Glenn E. Davis, 39, of 202
North Wayne street, Arling
ton, the Air Force announced.
He is survived by his wife and
a month-old daughter.
An Air Force pilot was killed
at Andrews Air Force Base
today at 9:45 a.m. when the
ejection mechanism of his jet
plane suddenly shot him through
the plexiglass canopy of the
plane as lt sat on a runway
preparing to take off, the Air
Force announced.
The pilot’s name was withheld
pending notification of next of
kin. The Air Force said the
victim was not stationed at
\ Andrews, but was attached to
the base for flight training while
serving in another capacity in
the Washington area.
The pilot was in the last of
three jets v/nitins to take off for
Vishinsky's Ashes |
Rest in Kremlin Wall
By *h» Associated Press
MOSCOW, Nov. 26.—Premier
Georgi Malenkov and other top
Soviet leaders placed an urn
containing the ashes of Deputy
Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vi
shinsky in a niche in the Krem
lin Wall today.
The procession of 3,000 persons
as they carried the urn from in
front of the Lenin-Stalin tomo
in Red Square, was the final
ritual in an elaborate state fu
neral for the fiery orator and
chief delegate of the U. 8. S. R.
in the United Nations. He died
Monday in New York at the age
of 70.
“Farewell, dear friend; fare
well, dear comrade,” said Foreign
Minister V. M. Molotov in a‘fu
neral oration from atop the
Lenin-Stalin tomb as other
members of the ruling Commu
nist - Parly presidium listened.
Below the leaders rested the
flower-covered urn with the
ashes of Mr. Vishinsky resting on
a catafalque draped in red and
black. The body was cremated
earlier in the day.
Spectators shivered in the raw
cold as the temperature hovered
about 4 degrees above zero, Fahr
enheit. A military band, wear
ing fur hats, played dirges as
hundreds trudged through the
icy square carrying gigantic
wreaths which were placed be
hind the Lenin-Stalin tomb and
in front of the Kremlin wall.
top diplomatic posts. Some re
. ports have suggested that John
Sherman Cooper, Kentucky Re
publican defeated for re-election
to the Senate, might get Mr.
Allen’s post in India. Press
Secretary James Hagerty had no
comment on Mr. Allen’s succes
sor there.
Mr. Allen, 51, from Durham,
N. C., has been a Foreign Serv
ice officer since 1931, starting as
vice consul at Kingston, Jamai
ca. He rose to became Ambas
sador to Iran in 1945, Assistant
Secretary for Public Affairs in
1948, Ambassador to Yugoslavia
in 1949, and went to India in
March, 1953.
Mr. Byroade, 41, from Mau
i mee, Ind., goes to Egypt after
serving as Assistant Secretary
since 1952.
Mr. Caffery is retiring after
43 years in the Foreign Service.
a Routine training flight. The
other two planes left. When the
third jet failed to move, the
tower checked and discovered
what had happened. The pilot’s
body was found 10 feet behind
his T-33 jet trainer.
The Air Force said the pilot
must have set off the ejection
mechanism by accident. The
ejection lever is at the right of
the seat. Another lever removes
the plexiglass canopy when a
pilot is preparing to eject. Only
the seat ejection lever had been
activated, however, and the pilot
had nurtled through the canopy.
Death was believed instan
taneous, the Air Force said.
; There have been instances when
pilots in the air have survived
ejection through a plexiglass,
according to an Air Force
spokesman, but in 'his case the
drop to the ground would have
been sufficient to kill the pilot
if the crash through the plane
top did not.
| Six Die in Parked Car
Rammed in Dusfsform
By the Associated Prose
BURLEY, Idaho, Nov. 26.
Six persons were burned to
death early today when their
parked car was rammed from
behind by another car in a dust
storm, then crashed into a
parked truck, exploded and
Five persons in the moving
car were hospitalized with un
determined injuries.
The dead were identified by
officers as Donnie Parrott, 22;
his wife Joyce, 20; Myron C.
Hill, 49; his wife Lila, 47; Grant
Hill, 32, and his wife Marjorie,
32, all of Buhl, Idaho.
50 in Shouting Crowd See
Man, 81, Fall to Death
ly tho Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 26.—An
aged man horrified onlookeis by
swaying on the edge of the ros«f
of a lower East Side tenement
and then fell six stories to his
death early today.
He was tentatively identified
by police as Jacob Lieberman, 81.
More than 50 persons gathered
below had pleaded with him not
to jump, but he toppled from the
roof as police raced upstairs to
his aid.
Annual Leava?
Your questions about annual leave are
answered by the Civil Service Commis
sion in Joseph Young’s Federal Spotlight
Column on
Page A-2 .
New York Stock Markets, Pages A-26-27
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Evenings only. SI .30; Bundsv only 66c; Night Pinal, toe Additional * lu
Yule Balloon Parade
Attracts 100,000
At Silver Spring
Santa Claus Shares
Spotlight With Stars
Os Radio and TV
More than 100,000 people lined
i a mile and a half route through :
Silver Spring’s business section j
today for the community’s an- J
nual giant toy balloon Christmas
Children and their parents
were seven and eight deep along
Christmas Pictures on Page A-17
many parts of the parade route
and Charles H. Kopeland, execu
tive secretary of the Silver Spring
Board of Trade, said the crowd
was one of the biggest in the
community’s history and ex
ceeded last year’s parade at
The parade which lasted more
than an hour contained 63 units
including five county high school
bands. Leading the line of march
was the United States Army
band and drill team.
Began at District Line.
| The parade moved from its
| assembly area at Georgia ave
[ nue and the District line along
» Georgia avenue, Colesville road
1 and then turned right on Fenton
street and disbanded at Fenton
, street and Pershing drive.
Thirty-nine huge toy balloons,
i including a 50-foot-high Christ-
Christmas Comes
Early to Stores as
Shoppers Flock In
Shoppers packed streets
and stores today in what
police and merchandisers
[ agreed was one of the heav
-1 iest day-after-Thanksgiving
■ i rushes ever seen here.
Capt. Marshall R. Gore of
the Traffic Division, with
more than 100 officers work
ing on snarled traffic, said
the crowd’s size indicated
either a sudden inspiration
to shop early or a “terrific
Christmas season.”
Philip Talbott, chairman
of the Large .Stores Division
of the Merchants and Manu
facturers Association, said
throngs definitely were
larger than the same day
( ; last year.
mas tree and characters from fa
i vorite children’s stories, high
, lighted the parade. The loudest
squeals came from the children
as an 85-foot-long float bearing
Santa Claus and his reindeer
: brought up the end of the parade
Radio and TV Stars.
More than 20 radio and TV
stars, many of them top chil
dren’s entertainers, were in the
line of march. Miss Mickey Mil
’ ler of 0208 Columbia boulevard,
j was queen of the parade. She
is a former Miss Silver Spring.
Most of the balloons arrived in
Silver Spring early today straight
! from the big Thanksgiving Day
parade in New York. Special
crews went to work at 3 am. in
flating the balloons and com
pleted the job about five hours
Some 60 policemen were on
hand to handle the crowd.
Indiana Jobless Increased
—The Indiana Employment Se
curity Division said yesterday
Indiana unemployment was up
, 5,000 in the week ending Nov. 20.
i The total was 44,6% for that
i week, including 6,268 new unem
ployment insurance claims.
U. S. Employes
To Gel Time Off
Christmas Eve
Full or Half Holiday
* Studied; December 31
Leave Also Likely
•• By Joseph Young
The White House next week
will announce either a full day
or half-day holiday for Govern
ment workers on December 24,
the day before Christmas, The
Star learned today.
Also a half-day holiday prob
ably will be ordered for Decem
ber 31, the day before the New
Year holiday, White House offi
cials said.
The officials said discussions
were still going on as to whether
to authorize a full day or half
day off for Government workers
on Christmas eve. A decision is
expected to be reached on Mon
day or Tuesday, they said.
Since the Christmas and New
Year holidays fall on Saturday,
a non-work day in Government,
administration officials feel that
employes are entitled to some
extra time.
Also 'it is felt that such a
schedule would permit a long
holiday week end for workers
planning to travel.
Merchants, railroads, buslines
and airlines are anxiously await
ing the White House’s announce
ment so that they may be able
to plan their holiday schedules.
Gales Hold Up Sailing
01 Liner Queen Mary '
By the Attociatad Prau
LONDON. Nov. 26. Rain
laden gales sweeping in from
the Atlantic brought widespread
floods to-Southwest England and
the Midlands today.
Winds topping 60 m.p.h. pre
vented the 81,000-ton liner Queen
Mary leaving Southampton with
800 passengers for New York.
Around 400 more passengers due
to be picked up at Cherbourg
i later were warned the liner
would be delayed, probably un
i til tomorrow.
| Flood waters covered dozens
lof roads in the southwestern
counties of Cornwall, Devon and
Somerset. More >roads were
blocked in four North Midland
counties. Hundreds of motor
ists had to abandon their care
to wait for the waters to subside.
McCoy Resigns as Head
Os Mediation Service
By th« Associated Frets
AUGUSTA. Ga.. Nov. 26.
President Eisenhower today ac
cepted the resignation of Whit
ley P. McCoy, director of the
Federal Mediation and Concilia
tion Service since July. 1953.
Press Secretary James Hag
erty said Mr. McCoy wanted to
! return to private business,
j In accepting the resignation,
Gen. Eisenhower wrote Mr. Mc-
Coy his thanks "for the impor
tant service you have rendered
the country as director.”
The letter added: "By your un
tiring effort you have effectively
advanced the cause of industrial
harmony during your tenure in
‘ The resignation had been ru
i mured for some time.
Norway Ratifies Pact
On Rearming Germany
By tha Associatad Prass
OSLO, Norway, Nov. 26. —The
Norwegian parliament last night
approved German rearmament
and membership In the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization.
The vote was 126-7 for ratifi
cation of the Paris accords.
There were 17 absentees.
Denmark also has ratified the
agreements and a House of
Commons vote has assured
British approval.
ROME, Nov. 26 UP) —The De
fense Committee of the Italian
Chamber of Deputies today ap
proved ratification of the Parle
agreements on West European
defense. The full chamber next
vptes on the issue.
How Can Radiation
Destroy Mankind?
in our genetic »tree hi re caused by
constantly increasing radiation as
earth could debilitate the human race
until it wasn't human anymore. Star
Science Editor Thomas R. Henry ex
plores the sitnotien in one of a series
of articles on page A-15.
William Stevenson, writing under a
Communist pledge of no censorship,
reports an the strange situation of
capitalists in China on page A-32.
solitary raftsman of the Pacific, ends
his series of articles aboet bis jour
ney, and answers questions about it,
on page A-11.
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