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WEATHER FORECAST
Fair tonight, low about 63. Mostly fair,
warmer tomorrow with chance of afternoon
thundershowers. (Full report. Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today
Midnight 62 6 a.m... 60 u a.m....65
2 am.... 61 8 a.m 61 Noon 67
4 a.m._-.60 10 am 63 l p.m 70
105th Year. No. 116.
Stronger G.Q.P.
Hopes Voiced
By Eisenhower
Talks by Phone to
Regional Meeting
In New England
By GARNETT D. HORNER
BUr Staff Correspondent
AUGUSTA, Ga.. April 26-
President Eisenhower said today
he hopes a “completely up-to
date Republican Party" will
emerge from a series of G. O. P.
regional conferences being held
around the country.
The President spoke by tele
phone from his vacation head- 1
quarters here to New England
State Republican leaders meet-!
ing at Providence. R. 1., in the!
second of six regional confer-J
ences sponsored by the Repub- j
lican National Committee and
Senate and House Campaign
Committees.
Apparently recognizing "old!
guard” opposition to his concept!
of “modern Republicanism." Mr.
Eisenhower said “There are dis-:
ferences of opinion within our
party, and I hope there always
will be."
As long as fundamental beliefs
provide a "common ground,” he
said, it is “healthy” for a na-;
tional political party to “contain
within it divergent points of view
reflecting varying opinions on!
national issues from State to
Btate. region to region.”
Bound Together by Truth!
Despite the divergent views,
he asaerted the Republican Party
has "a set of unalterable truths]
that bind us together into an:
inseparable whole, dedicated to
conducting the Government of
the United States in the best
interests of its people."
The President told the New
England G. O. P. leaders: "I hope
your sessions are spirited and
productive and that out of them
will come a stronger, completely
up-to-date Republican Party." ]
He added that "nowhere in
the country is the Republican
Party undergoing a more dy
namic change than in New Eng
land.” He noted with special
pleasure a 1956 gain in G. O. P.
votes over 1952 in many indus
trial areas of the six New Eng
land States. He he thinks
this “shows a growing approval
of our program by working men i
and women.” J (
Cites Early Start for *56 |l
Declaring that “it is well to 1
concentrate on ’58,” Mr. Ei- 1
senhower said the regional 1
conferences being held by the 1
G. O, P. this spring “will give!
us an early start on the all- 1
important and urgent task of
electing a Republican House and
Senate in 1958.”
G. O. P. leaders from Maine.
New Hampshire, Vermont, Mas
sachusetts. Connecticut and
Rhode Island were gathered in
the Providence meeting.
The President talked by tele- !
phone to the conference as he
entered the second week of his
annual spring vacation at the :
Augusta National Golf Club.i,
Playing 18 holes of golf daily,,
he is shooting "in the 80s.” ac
cording to Press Secretary Janies
C. Hagerty. Nearly every evening
he plays bridge with fellow mem
bers of the Augusta National. He
is expected to stay here until
sometime next week.
Mare Golf in Afternoon
In his vacation office above
the Agusta National pro shop
at 7:25 a.m. today. Mr. Eisen
hower worked on what Mr. Hag
erty called "routine” papers. He
planned another golf round this
afternoon.
Mr. Hagerty said Mrs. Eisen
hower “seems to be all right”,
today. She was “taking it easy"
around their cottage on*the Au
gusta National grounds.
Described as a “bit tired out.”
Mrs. Eisenhower spent Tuesday
afternoon and Wednesday in bed
but was up and about yesterday.
Eden to Leave Hospital
BOSTON. April 26 UP).—Brit
ish former Prime Minister Sir
Anthony Eden wiirbe discharged
from New England Baptist Hos
pital next Monday.
— ll 11 Mi
ACT NOW!
TO PLACE
YOUR WEEK-END
WANT ADS
In the Big
STAR
CLASSIFIED
The deadline tonight for
want ads to be published in
the Saturday or Sunday Btar
is 10 o'clock by telephone or
9 o'clock at the business
counter in The Star lobby.
CALL STERLING 3-5000
Phone ST. 3-5000 ** a
PEDIGREED BOXER
WON'T BE BOXED IN,
EATS WAY OUT
COLUMBUS. Ohio </P).
There he was. $5,500 worth
of pedigreed brindle boxer,
sitting all alone by a rail
road track yesterday. Star,
as he’s called, chewed his
way out of a crating box
Sunday night after compet
ing in a dog show hese.
Could it be—just like in
the movies—that he was all
set to travel hundreds of
miles along stretches of rail
road track to his owner, Jack
Jahr, in St. Louis?
Not likely said Star’s han
dler. Joseph E. Gregory of j
Valley Station, Ky.. after re
ceiving the animal from Mrs. ,
H. C. Hartley, Columbus. I
who found him.
i “He's a top-quality 3-year
old boxer, and is rather at
i tracted to lady dogs," came
the explanation. [
Humphrey Out?
He Won't Say
Treasury Secretary
Keeps Own Counsel
Br the Associated Press
Secretary of the Treasury
Humphrey didn't say yes and
he didn’t say no today about
reported plans to resign his cabi
net post and go back into the
steel industry.
He issued a statement, how
ever, in which he said. "When
the time comes for my resigna
tion. it will be presented first to
the President."
Mr. Humphrey was comment
ing on reports that he would
succeed Ernest Weir as board
, chairman of National Steel. Mr.
Weir. 81, has announced his in
tention to step down May 16
because of ill health.
Secretary Humphrey's state
ment said: 'lt is well known that
] I have been in the cabinet much
; longer than I originally planned.
But as long as I am Secretary
of the Treasury, I will have no
other interest."
Set 2-Year Term
Mr. Humphrey came to Wash
ington when President Eisen
hower took office in 1953. with
the stated intention of holding
the Treasury Secretary’s Job for
not more than two years.
Yesterday's Pittsburgh Post-
Gazette quoted “reports in in
dustrial circles" that Mr. Hum
phrey would make the move to
National Steel. A spokesman for
the firm, the Nation’s fifth big
gest steel company, said he had
no comment.
i Mr. Humphrey was a director
of National Steel and chairman
of its executive committee before
he entered Government service.
Mr. Weir in announcing his
retirement plans proposed that
National Steel’s president—now
I Thomas §. Mlllsop be made
chief executive officer. The
chairman has that respon
. sibllity now.
Hagerty Silent on Anderson
At the vacation White House
in Augusta, Ga., Press Secretary
James C. Hagerty was asked
about another published report—
that Robert B. Anderson, former
Deputy Secretary of Defense, has
been chosen to succeed Mr. Hum
phrey in the cabinet.
"I repeat what I said Sunday
night—l know of no present
plans for Mr. Humphrey to leave
the Government,” Mr. Hagerty
replied
Mr. Anderson, an Eisenhower
Democrat and a native of Texas,
now heads Ventures. Ltd., a big
Canadian mining firm with of
! flees in New York. His office
' there said he would not be avail
able for comment until May 3.
Holdup Suspect Arrested
On Tipof 11-Year-Old Boy
The sharp eye of an 11'year
old boy led to the speedy arrest
. today of a man suspected as the
armed bandit who held up two
l local real estate firms yester
day.
The youth's description of the
! holdup man’s get-away car and
his near accuracy In taking down
the license tag numbers gave
police the clues that led them to
Aubrey V. Waters. 23. of the 1400
block of W street N.W.
Waters, an ex-convlct, Is to
appear In Municipal Court
charged with robbing Farrell
Homes Co.. 7608 Georgia avenue
N.W., of $27 and the attempted
robbery of Metzler Realty Co.,
5022 Connecticut avenue N.W.
Saw Man Running
Police credited Mark G. Asher,
11, of 3614 Fessenden street
N.W., for giving them the
assist.
Mark, they said, was Just!
down the street from the Con
necticut avenue address when
his attention was drawn to a
man running down the street
and Jumping Into a ptfTked car
The car, Mark noted, was a
two-tone green Bulck that had
two radio aerials In the back
and one. In front. He noted
further what he took to be the
District tag number 08-833.
This proved close enough to
38-877 to give police the lead
that led to Waters at his home.
The Asher boy. who remained
m the holdup scene until police
trrlved, passed his suspicions and
, his Information along to Capt.
<Sf)e JBoenitTQ
U. $. Accepts
Plan for Suez
Temporarily
U.N. Told That Final
Action Depends on
Trial of Cairo Ideas j
UNITED NATIONS. N. Y.. 1
April 26 WP>.—The United States;
! agreed today to accent Egypt's]
Suez plan on a provisional basis.:
but reserved its final acceptance!
j until the plan has been put to!
! trial.
j The United States position)
was laid before the United Na
tions Security Council by Am-:
bassador Henry Cabot Lodge,
who said the plan announced by:
.the Egyptian government earlier!
this week left much to be desired.]
Mr. Lodge announced that,]
pending a final settlement, i
! United States vessels will be |
authorized to pay tolls to Egypt]
only under protest, as has been
the case since President Nasser
nationalized the 103-mile water
way last July.
France Blasts Plan
French Delegate Guillaume:
Georges - Picot blasted the
Egyptian plan as “a unilateral
act.” He said it provides no
guarantees of freedom of ship
ping, no guarantees for the co
operation of Egypt and the
] users and no guarantees for im
provement of the canal.
The only way to make the
Suez plan binding, he said, is
, for the operation to be pro
. vided for on a contractual basis.
, “Only in this way.” he said,
i “can the rights of the users be
assured."
t Mr. Lodge said the Egyptian
I plan, set forth in a memoran
dum to the U. N., falls short
. of the six requirements adopted
jby the Security Council last
October 13 as a basis for a
. settlement.
No Co-operation Assured
1 He noted especially the lack
of any provision for "organized
’ co-operation” in the operation
’ and control of the canal, which
{Egypt had promised last Novem
ber in a letter to Secretary
. General Dag Hammarskjold.
“In view of this lack of provi
’ don for organized and systematic
f ] See f. N- Page A-5
.1 ppf"' 1 1
3d Soviet Spy j
Pleads Guilty j)
NEW YORK. April 26 UP).—!
Jacob Albam. accused member i
of a Soviet spy ring, today i
pleaded gutltv to conspiring with <
Russians to obtain United States i
defense data for transmission to <
Russia
Albsm, 64. was the third mem- i
ber of an espionage ring seized :
by the FBI early this year to
confess his guilt. <
His action came 16 days after
' two partners in the plot. Jack
Soble, 53. and Soble’s wife,
Myra, 52. entered similar pleas,
and threw themselves on the
1 mercy of the court.
By so doing, they apparently
1 sought to escape a death penalty,
■j Federal Judge Richard H.
' Levet, who received the pleas
> from all three, set next Friday
-for sentencing them. Each could)
get up to 10 years in prison
' and a fine of SIO,OOO or both,
t The trio, all three of them
' refugees from the Iron Curtain, |
' were charged on a six-count
Indictment, detailing spy activ
r ities here and abroad.
,j Their pleas of guilty were to
l one count only, concerning con-1
- spiracy with Russian agents toj
* obtain defense documents, pho
■ tographs and other data, know
ing it would be sent to Russia.
I
}
MARK G. ASHER
Aids Police
—a«r Staff Photo
Thomas Herlthy of the Bth pre
cinct.
According to police, the sus
oect admitted the two holdups.
He told them he needed money
to get out of debt. Waters 2-
portedly added that after the
Georgia avenue holdup, he threw
the pistol ana dark glasses he
used Into the Potomac River
near Chain Bridge.
Mark, a sixth grader at Mure!'
School, is the son of Mr. and
i Mrs Samuel Ash;r.
I He explained that he had ~ust
. finished reading a “Dragnet'
I comic book when he looked up
; and saw the man running, ill
I criminology instincts took I
. from there.
WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1957—68 PAGES
Jordan Seizes Communists
N.
And Leftists in Big Roundup
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! SIXTH FLEET HEADS EAST—Units of the 6th Fleet
depart from Naples harbor on their way to the east
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I -iW- I
Texas Battered
By New Floods
Governor to Ask
For Disaster Relief
DALLAS. April 26 UP).—Thun
derstorms rumbled across North
west Texas today, threatening
still more floods in this storm
battered State.
Gov. Price Daniel said he
would ask President Eisenhower
to designate the worst stricken
areas for Federal disaster relief.
Ironically the rains brought
no relief to drought-stricken)
areas sh the south of the State,
j too far away to be affected.
Rising rivers and creeks in
Southeast and Central Texas
surged at flood stage following,
the seventh day of torrential'
I rains, hail and thunderstorms.
Upstream rains caused the
{Trinity River to spill over its
1 banks at Liberty in Southeast
Texas, Gov. Daniel's hometown.
The Trinity was expected to
reach 3 feet above the 27-foot
flood stage today. But the water
was not expected to reach rest-!
denttal areas or endanger roads
or bridges.
United States Weather Fore
caster C. B. Crooker said it was
not "just a crest. There are flood
waters backed up all the way
to Dallas.”
Rains up to 8 inches sent the,
Cat s Claw and Elm creeks out
, of their banks northwest of Abl
, lene. Many streets within the
) city ran curb deep with red
muddy water.
Church Roof Collapses
The flat roof of the First Bap
i tist Church at Rotan. in the
same area, collapsed under the
1: weight of two inches of rain
water.
Rain fell in the Wichita Falls
area again today. Downpours
last night up to three inches
soaked Olney, 10 miles south
west of Wichita Falls. At least
14 families were evacuated from
a Federal housing project. Hail
1 1 2 to 2 Inches in diameter
covered roads and fields south
of Olney.
A tornado struck near the
View community, about nine
miles southwest of Abilene, but
caused no damage. Big Spring
was pelted by a driving hail
storm and a "funnel cloud” was
j reported sighted.
A third tornado touched at
Wellman, near Brownfield, but
no damage was reported.
In Central Teaxs, the State
civil defense office warned of
possible flooding in low lands
I along the Brazos River near
Hearne. High waters from the
San Gabriel and Tittle Rivers
were roaring into the Brazos
above Hearne.
The Llttie Colorado River
{Authority in Austin said Lake
Travis apparently had absorbed
the great runoff from heavy)
rains in that area. The lake
See FLOODS, Page A-4
Policeman's Killer |
In Robbery Chase
Dies in D. C. Chair
| Robert E. Carter. 28. died In.
the electric chair at 10:37 o'clock 1
this morning for the murder ot
an off-duty policeman in July.!
1053.
Carter showed no trace of
emotion. He smiled briefly at
the Rev. Carl Brrltfcller. deputy
. chaplain at the District Jail.
' who converted him to Catholi
cism two years ago.
: A District Court Jury in Feb
i ruary, 1054, convicted Carter of
; first degree murder In the shoot
r lng of Pvt. Oeorge W. Cassels of
No. 3 Precinct. The policeman
' was fatally wounded as he chased
: Carter after a slls robbery of
a cleaning firm in the 1600 block
t of P street N.W.
Carter's execution was the tint
: at the District Jail since March
i 29. 1953. when Albert Allen died
for the murder ot Oeorge Schol
ber, a truck driver.
Senate Scrutiny Possible
On U. S. Jordan Policy ..
Foreign Relations Parley Weighed;
President Talks to Dulles by Phone
By WILLIAM HINES
The possibility of an examination of the Jordanian crisis
by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was raised today
by the committee’s chairman, Senator Green of Rhode Island.
Reached at his home in Providence, Senator Green told
The Star that he had been giving much thought to convening
‘ the committee and would make a final decision shortly after
his return to Washington.)
Senator Oreen said he expected :
to leave Providence about noon I
today, raising the possibility of i
1 a Monday or Tuesday meeting i
of the foreign relations group.
| Meanwhile, the United States '
i Government was keeping its col- i
elective fingers crossed today as 1
lithe crisis continued to bubble
I) menacingly.
Fleet Heads to Area
! The 6th Fleet, yanked out ot
, its temporary French Riviera
' station on practically no notice'
yesterday, was plowing eastward
* through the Mediterranean to
’ day. ready to show the Stars,
and Stripes from the Nile Delta
“to the Turkish Gulf of Alex
s andretta.
In Washington. Senate Repub
| lican Leader Knowland urged all)
.{the countries in the Middle East
t "not to rock the boat"—a piece
of advice regarded here as so
, sound that most Government
“officials were following It. too.
Btate Department Press Secre
> tary Lincoln White said the de
t partment regarded the situation
in Jordan "if anything, a little
better today than it was yester
day.” He said that continuing
• contacts are being made with all
'■ the countries in the Middle East.
President, Dulles Confer
) In Augusta. President Eisen
hower was reported keeping a
close watch on the Jordan situa
tion. but there were no plans
for the President to cut short
his golfing vacation or for Sec
retary of State Dulles to fly
down to confer with the chief |
executive. The two men have
been in daily telephone contact 1
on the Mid-East crisis.
Mr. Eisenhower talked by tele
phone with Mr. Dulles again for
about 19 minutes at about IQ
a.m. today. Mr. Hagerty said
the call concerned the Middle
East.
WUI Meet Richards
)! Mr. Dulles went ahead with
plans to leave next Tuesday—
. the day the President may re
' turn to Washington. The Sec
i retary of State will go to Bonn.
. West Germany, for a Ministerial
, Council meeting of the North
! Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Mr. Dulles, meanwhile, ar
ranged to meet Special Ambas
■ sador James P. Richards in
. Bonn, a move interpreted here
las having two purposes. First,
TenantTakesLawnAlong
On Leaving Rented Home
EASTBOURNE. England, April]i
26 i/P).—A legal weed-pulling <
match loomed today over the 1
question of whether a man mov- ,
lng out of a city-owned house i
can take his lajp with him.
In one corner Is Albert Bar- I
[tholomew, a dedicated turf fan- I
cler, who In effect says. “When
I go. my lawn goes."
In the other corner Is the City <
Council, replying through Town
Clerk Francis Busby. "He’ll bring
It back or we'll sue.”
Six weeks ago Mr. Bartholo
mew moved from the city's Park-)
field housing development to a
private house. So did his lawn.
Mi. Bartholomew makes no
bones about lb. He rolled up the
turf and hauled it away in a)
truck. He also removed. In pots,
the shrubs, roses and other
plants which he had nurtured
l with loving care during his three
year tenancy.
It was his view that having!
em Mediterranean. Other units left from Cannes in
_ France.—AP Wirephoto via radio from Rome.
it will give Mr. Dulles a first-, l
hand account of what is going <
on in the Mideast. Second—and
more important—it will remove
Mr. Richards as a source of lrrl- i
tation in Jordan. Contending
cliques in Jordan have been
blaming each other for inviting
—or not ttivltfhg—Mr. Richards
jto visit the country In connec
tion with his survey of Eisen
hower doctrine needs and prob
abilities in the Mideast.
Mr. White, speaking for the
State Department, categorically
denied reports that American
citizens had been evacuated from
Jordan and particularly from
that part of Jerusalem on the
Jordanian side of the partition
line. Mr. White said the reports
were “without foundation" and
had been officially denied by
both our embassy in Amman and
by the Consul General in Jor
danian Jerusalem.
Tie-in With Doctrine
The official word from Jordan
on Mr. Richards came yesterday
from that country’s beleaguered
! young King Hussein. He said -
he opposed any visit to Jordan
by Mr. Richards unless the en-
I voy is received also by Egypt.
Syria and other Arab states.
The State Department appar
ently was in receipt of some sort
of communication from King
Hussein in the last 24 hour*. At
his news briefing the State De-,
partment press officer replied to
a question about communtca-
Continued on Page A-3, Col. 1
Post Office Returns
iTo All-Day Service
The main City Post Office is
l going back to around-the-clock
I operations at its stamp, registry
• and parcel post windows.
Postmaster Roy M. North said
the return to the schedule that
applied before the curtailment
i in service will be effective to
morrow.
Windows for money orders
■ and postal savings will be open
, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Mon-
I days through Fridays, and from
i 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
Branch post offices will con
> tinue to be open on the new
• schedule. 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m,
i Mondays through Fridays, with
! Saturday hours as formerly—B
.a.m. to noon.
raised his lawn from a frowzy
fringe of furze, he certainly
owned it.
The City Council has been try
ing ever since to persuade him
that while an Englishman's
home, even If rented, may be
his castle, the lawn in front is
by no means his chattel.-
Mr. Bartholomew has held
Arm. and last night the council
decided to sue if it must.
“The lawn and plants." said
Mr. Busby, "became the city's
property and Mr. Bartholomew!
had no right to remove them!
i without consent."
"I spent over 100 pounds
($280) on that garden," re
torted Mr. Bartholomew. “It
was In a shocking state when I
moved there."
Both sides appeared to be
flrmiy dug Into their opposing
positions, along with the lawn,
shrubs, roses and other plants,
which are doing nicely In front
i of Mr. Bartholomew's new house.
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U.S. Doctrine
Seen in Test
Some Papers Lay
Crisis to President
By RICHARD FRYKLUND
Europt-gn Correspondent of The Star
PARIS, April 26.—The Euro
pean press today calls the crisis
in Jordan a direct test of Amer
ica’s new Middle East policy.
Some papers, in France par- l
ticularly, say this Eisenhower |
doctrine is the cause of Jordan s
trouble—that if America were i
not insisting that the Amman
government choose between
America on the one hand and
Egypt and Russia on the other,
the crisis would not have de-‘
veloped.
Another prevailing opinion is.
however, that a test between
America and the Russo-Egyptlan
combination was inevitable any
. way and just happened to come
r up in connection with Jordan.
V. S. Moves Watched
But the showdown has come.
. the European press says, and
) what will America do now?
, Much significance is put on
I the fact that the American 6th
Fleet pulled up anchor in Mar
seilles yesterday and headed for
the Arab end of the Mediter
ranean. 'Some units of the fleet,
of course, have been cruising in;
the Eastern Mediterranean ever
since the Suez-Sinai war.)
“It would seem that the United
States is now adopting the very
■attitude they reproached France
and Britain for last September,"
the left-wing French newspaper
Combat said editorially.
"Leaving aside the fact that
eventual armed action on the
part of the United States would
be in flagrant contradiction with
what was said over and over to
,us during the Port Said affair,
it can also be feared that it
would bring about Soviet reac
tion."
The Times of London indicated
it believes the Jordan crisis has
developed into a direct contest
between the United States and
its Eisenhower doctrine and the
Russian-backed leaders of Egypt
and Syria. The whole future of
the Middle East is at stake, in
the Times’ view.
Called Decisive Test
The conservative London Tele
graph also expressed the beljefi
that this is the decisive test for;
the Eisenhower doctrine. Brit-!
ish sources point out that the
declaration by President Eisen
hower and Secretary of State
Dulles that “the independence
and integrity of Jordan are vital
to the United States" is an open
invitation to Jordan to ask for
American Intervention. But the
Telegraph warns that military
intervention by the United States
would be "disastrous” for the
whole Middle East even if Jor
dan requests it.
The Parisian Socialist daily
Populaire said this morning that
the United Star’s "is sometimes
Continued on .-age A-5, Col. 3
Israeli Train Hits
Mine Near Jordan
JERUSALEM. Israeli Sector.
April 26 (A*).—An Israeli freight
train struck a land mine a mile
west of the Jordan border today
and four cars were derailed.
No casualties were reported.
The derailment occurred near
I Jerusalem on the main line from
Tel Aviv. Departure of the morn
l lng passenger train from Jeru
salem to Tel Aviv was canceled,
and police with dogs set out to
1 1 try to pick up the trail of those
who planted the mine.
i| In Tel Aviv, a military spokes
. man charged that Syrians opened
fire from across the frontier on
[ an Israeli border patrol north of
ithe Sea of Galilee.
> The spokesman said Israelis re
i turned the Are and withdrew
, without casualties. It was the
, 12th shooting exchange between
t Israelis and Syrians reported
.since March 20.
Curfew Bars
Outbreak of
Violence
AMMAN, April 26 UP).—De
fense Minister Suleiman Toukan
today was appointed military
governor of all Jordan as King
Hussein’s kingdom passed
through its second day of martial
law.
Mr. Toukan as military gov
ernor will wield tremendous pow
er in the seething country.
Continuing the almost round
the-clock curfew in Jordan’s five
biggest cities, the new govern
ment of Premier Ibrahim Hash
em banned all public prayer
services for the Moslem Sabbath
today. The idea is to prevent
large gatherings which the
King’s leftist. Communist and
extreme nationalist enemies
might turn into violent demon
strations.
Mr. Hashem reported no inci
dents occurred during curfew re
cesses yesterday, allowed for the
population to buy food. The
stay-indoors order was relaxed
for two hours in Amman and for
one hour in Arab Jerusalem, Re
mallah, Neblus and Irbid.
Many Seized in Roundup
Many Communists and leftist
leaders were reported arrested
in a roundup aimed at crushing
the Communist movement in
Jordan.
The Premier called in ambas
sadors and other representatives
of neighboring Arab states and
gave them the government’s ver
sion of the developments which
have rocked Jordan during the
past three days.
Neighboring Syria and Egypt,
meanwhile, were reported faced
with a demand from Iraq that
Syria pull out the 5,000 troops
it has in northern Jordan. They
are there ostensibly to protect
Jordan against Israel, but West
ern governments have feared
■ they might be used to annex
‘ part of Jordan for Syria as a
‘ result of the kingdom's unsettled
‘condition.
! Hussein already had accused
his "brothers in Egypt” of stir
ring up the riots which brought
on his declaration of martial
'• law and total curfew yesterday.
I Withdrawal of the Syrian forces
would further threaten Egyptian
I I President Nasser's leadership of
‘ the four-nation Arab alliance of
[ Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Saudi
Arabia. But failure to pull out
the Syrians risked a clash with
' Iraqi troops and perhaps the
! soldiers of Saudi Arabia's King
Saud.
Kuwatiy Sees Saud
Syria’s President Shukri Ku
watiy and an Egyptian dele
gation flew to see Saud today
after an urgent conference in
Cairo with President Nasser.
Where Saud stands still was not
clear, but both he and Hussein
have taken a strong anti-Com
munist line and he has been re
ported backing Hussein in his
crackdown on Jordanian ex
tremist elements.
Meanwhile the United States
6th Fleet sped toward the tense
Eastern Mediterranean in a
show of strength and the United
States Government accepted
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Belfast Railroad Blasted
LURGAN. Northern Ireland.
April 26 (A*)..—Two tremendous
dynamite blasts early today
ripped out a section of tha
Great Northern Railway linking
Belfast and Dublin. The explo
sions were heard at Dungannon,
20 miles from here. Police
blamed the illegal Irish Repub
lican Army.
ARLINGTON ANGLER
FINDS ADVENTURE
FRED C. WIGHT WORKED (sirs
hours to Mrs money tor trip to
Bohamoj and >ome oft-season fishing
tor tht silvery bonefish. For his ee
perienecs read Charles Corell s story
on the Leisure Poge, C-5.
JIM BISHOP and his daughter visit
the Vatican and have some unusual
views of it on The Star's Feature
Poge, A-27.
THE NATIONAL PASTIME it back
in the news, and so ora two questions
concerning it: Should it be exempt
from onti-trust laws and are fines
against players valid? For a look ot
these problems, see story on page
A-27.
FARM AND GARDEN hints art in
season as noture boosts crops and
flowers. Some timely topics on both
appaor on pages A-28-29.
Guide for Readers
Amusements C-6-7 Garden . A-28-29
1 Business and Lost, Found A-}
Finance C-8-9 Music .....A-27
Classified C 9-19 Obituary ....A-26
Comics A-32-33 Outdoors ... C-S
Crossword A-27 Radio-TV A-30 31
[ Editorial A-12 Sports ...C-l-S
Edit'l Articles A-13 Woman's
{Feature Page A-27 Section . R-1-9
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