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THE EVENING STAR Washington, D. C. ttompat, jamclxt f. iasa Rebels Remain Firm Bill Believed Nearing End of Prison Siege Sy «w AmcioMd Pm* BOSTON. Jan. 20,—State pris on authorities today aav indica tions that the four rebellious con victs holding five guards hostages for toe third day may soon be ready to settle for less than free dom, despite their continued show of defiance. Hopes for a bloodless settle ment were expressed by toe Rev. Edward P. Hartigan, prison Catholic chaplain; the Rev. Howard Kellett, Protestant chap lain, and Dr. Samuel Merlin, the prison physician, after a visit to the beseiged cell-block. They listened to the four hard ened criminals for an hour and a half last night and later told new.men: “The men say they are determined to hold out, but we are optimistic as to toe even tual outcome.” , Warden Also Hopeful. Warden John J. O’Brien said the situation was Unchanged this morning, but “hopeful.” He explained that “the longer it goes on, the better." Meanwhile, an armed service car containing high explosives was taken to toe prison, but soon was driven away again. The warden made it clear he did not ask for explosives and said they would not be penftit ted inside the prison. Father Hartigan said, “One of the injustices they feel greatly is the type of sentencing in the criminal courts of the Common wealth, whereby men are sen tenced for very long terms which takes from their hearts any hope.” “They agree,” the chaplain said, “that proper sentencing is practiced in California whereby a man is sentenced for an in definite period, limited to life, which gives him a year-to-year hope according to the progress he himself makes in prison.” The 35-year-old priest said that was the convicts' principal complaint. He did not outline any further grievances. No Guards Mistreated. He said the hostage guards "have been given every consid eration and courtesy. No officer has been mistreated." Dr. Merlin said that although he has seen three guns in the possession of toe rebellious con victs, there has been no bully ing display of them at any time. Family members of all four desperado-convicts tried yester day to convince them to release the hostages and surrender peacefully—but all pleas failed. In an unprecedented move, 17-year-old Barbara (Toby) Green made a tearful but fruit less face-to-face appeal to her Keep ifa secret... Mts.FHbeit did! Tgj-. Her Secietflavor yen can't tell from flie most expensive spread Mrs. M. V. Filbert 9 pBSSSST •tsSßßksv. - : -v A Woman's Recipe...so good it fools the fussiest husband! This is Mrs. Filbert’s own recipe—and with a woman, flavor conies first. Mrs. Filbert’s is so sweet and fresh, so downright delicious that folks actually can’t tell it from the most expen sive spread! Try it on your husband. Put Mrs. Filbert’s on the table. Don’t say a word. Watch him go for that delicious flavor. 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Balden, 38, robber and gunman, but he re fused to talk to her. The mother of Joseph Flaherty, 32. of Boston, called him on toe telephone to plead with him to surrender. “I tried to talk him into sur rendering,” she said, "but he wouldn't give me a definite answer.” Also through the telephone that goes from the besieged block to the prison switchboard went an appeal to Fritz O. Swenson, 31, from his brother Russell. 35. “He said Just won’t listen.” Rus sell said. The rebellion began when the four prisoners sawed their way free from cells in the solitary confinement block and grabbed five guards as hostages at 5 a.m. Tuesday. Their demand: Freedom. The reply: No freedom. No concessions. No bargains. No deals. Release the prison offi cers and be ready to suffer toe consequences. The hostages are getting three hot meals a day, delivered by the priest and physician. The prls- Airline Suspends Flights by Contain As Safety Measure ly A* AswcioMd Pm* CHICAGO, Jan. 20.—United Air Lines said today that “as a precautionary measure," it is “temporarily” canceling flight of its 54 twin-engine, 44-passenger Convalr airliners “until a me chanical inspection is made.” W. A. Patterson, president, said the company’s four-engine fleet, which represents 85 per cent of United’s total operations, will continue without interrup tion The srapension of Convalr flights followed a safe emergency landing made yesterday by one of United’s Convalr 3405, with out injury to any of Us 36 pas sengers mid three crew mem bers, on a field 37 miles west of Des Moines. Company officials said the oners asked that the guards be given the meals. Authorities agreed, but toe prisoners must touch not one bite of the food Also in toe cellblock are six other prisoners, who, authorities believe, are being held against their wishes by toe riotous quartet. trouble with the plane’s controls, which they said caused the pilot to land, will be Investigated be fore any Convalr flights are re sumed. Meanwhile, airplane manufac turers were conferring with offi cials of American Airlines this week on possible replacements for American's fleet of Convair 1 240 airliners. One proposal re -8 portedly was by representatives 8 of the Convair Division of Gen * eral Dynamics Corp. for the r larger and faster 340 model. , C. R. Smith, president of American, 'advised toe industry ; last October that the airline is ' looking for a replacement plane with four turboprop engines, a ; passenger capacity of 50 or more, a speed between 325 and 350 . miles an hour, and lower operat ‘ lng costs than piston-engine , models. ! United Air Lines said that its . fleet of 54 twin-engined Convairs . were put in operation in Novem [ ber, 1052, and since then the planes have flown almost 34 mil > lion revenue airplane miles with ! out passenger injury. 5 United Air lines spokesmen * said here that only one flight in Washington is affected by the < suspension. It goes dally to s Baltimore, Toledo, South Bend t and Chicago. The air line said s passengers would to taken care of on other flights. Four Networks Telecast President's Press Session •y S» AwociatoUrrau > NEW YORK, Jan. JO.—Millions of television fans across the Na tion witnessed another electronic milestone last night—the first telecast of a presidential con ference. The four video networks shared in airing films made at the I —— Hulanu m% . -Ms Here are five wonderful Dulany ways /y to make any meal a shining standout. y > / Each of these delicious Dulany frozen j foods tea real leader. 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Former Representative Hamil ton Fish, president of toe Amer ican Political Action Committee, aaked for a reservation to make sun that no American forces would be used under the treaty i without congressional approval or • declaration of war. J Mrs. Agnes Waters testified Is opposition to all pending tree* < Peanut Acreage Rise, RALEIGH. Peanut acreage for 1054 in North Carolina was. estimated as 175,000 acres. Ths total far 1852 was 154,000 acres.