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. vnT, T.XXIX.. NO. 12,003
Final Plan
In Korea
MUNSAN, Korea, Dec. 29—
United Nations negotiators today
made their "most important con
cession”—and their final one—in
an effort to break the long dead
lock in the Korean truce talks.
UN negotiators said they would
abandon their demand for aerial
reconnaissance and negotiate the
question of troop rotation if the
Reds would accept without change a
new compromise plan for policing
a truce.
Maj. Gen. Howard M. Turner told
the Reds the plan is the UN’s final
"We have now conceded to your
unreasonable views all that we can
concede. From this moment we have
and shall have nothing further to
propose,” Turner declared.
"It is nowT clearly and unequivoc
ably up to you. The future is in your
The Reds asked to consider the
proposal overnight.
The Communists agreed Saturday
to divulge the fate of some 50,000
unaccounted for war prisoners.
Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols, of
ficial UN spokesman, said the decis
ion to withdraw the demand for
aerial observation during an armis
tice was made “with the Neatest
iiua is fjy iai uic uiuou *»upui i
ant concession the UN command has
made,” he said.
Rear Adm. R. E. Libby said the
Communists ‘‘grudgingly” agreed to
supply information on all UN and
South Korean soldiers they have
■ captured. In return, the UN Allies
will give the Reds further data on
the list of Red prisoners given the
Communists Dec. 18.
The Communists indicated Satur
day that many of the 50,000 pris
oners the UN says .the Reds reported
. capturing but failed to list on their
official prisoner roster were releas
ed at the front and their names
were not recorded. Most of the 50,
000 were South Koreans.
Libby said the UN is not too hope
ful the Reds wil supply much ad
ditional information “but at least we
got our foot in the door.”
Nuckols told correspondents the
UN command decided to take a
“calculated risk” that ground ins
pection would detect whether the
Reds were building up military air
bases in North Korea.
More than 40 junior skiers are
making a two-night stay at the up
per Ski Bowl cabin this weekend
where skiing conditions are reported
to be near perfect.
Other slat riders will see action
for the next three days at the Sla
lom Hill where the ski tow will op
erate each day. Ski instruction got
under way today. Advanced racers
will meet for time trials at 2:30 p.m.
tomorrow on the upper slopes of Sla
lom Hill.
lOooyrlsht, 1951. by Bell Syndicate. Inc.)
rr ASHINGTON. — One of the
most amazing things about “mys
tery man" Henry Grunewald is
the way he has been able to in
gratiate himself with those in high
Henry is able to slip in to see the
vice president, has a letter of
thanks from President Truman for
a campaign contribution, drops in
to see GOP Senator Brewster of
Maine who calls him “Henry,” and
got GOP Senator Bridges of New
Hampshire to help him pull wires
on a tax fraud case. He has three
limousines, a winter house in Mi
ami Beach, a summer house at
Spring Lake, N. J., and uses the
Washington Hotel apartment of
former Secretary of War Harry
How he manages all these con
tacts no one exactly knows, espec
ially in view of the fact that he
was unwilling to answer any ques
tions about himself before the
King Committee.
However, strangest of all con
nections was with the former alien
property custodian, Leo Crowley—
despite Crowley's denials. Grune
wald had such a close friendship
with Crowley that he was actually
authorized to speak for him at
stockholders’ meetings of the big
Alien Corporations in wartime.
Crowley now says: “I don’t r'e
member Grunewald.” However,
at the time he was hired, Crowley’s
office put a memo in the fUes
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Defrocked Pries! Weds
Luciano Negrini, 43, an Italian p.ricst defrocked hv the Roman
Catholic Church during his romance, : lips a wedding ring on the
f.ng'.r tf the former Claire Young, 21-year-eld ( hicago girl, during
their civil ceremony marriage in Lilian Italy, city hall (12-27). The
weeding climaxed a series of hectic events, ircludlng the defrocking
and innumerable red-tape C.lays, since the couple met in Chicago
a year ago. (/PI Wirephoto.
Tallulah Glad
As Jury Finds
Maid Guilty
I NEW YORK, Dec. 29—WV-'Tall
ulah Bankhead was a happy
woman Saturday because she was
"exonerated” by a jury which
shunned lurid defense testimony
against her and convicted her for
mer maid-secretary on check-rais
ing charges.
After an all-male jury Friday
found the defendant, Mrs. Evyleen
Cronin, guilty on each of three
counts of second-degree larceny,
the husky-voiced actress said:
“The most wonderful thing to
come out of the trial is that I was
exonerated by the jury—bless their
And she added;
"I was exonerated long before
the verdict, judging from the mar
velous letters I received.”
Mrs. Cronin contended she had
to raise checks to provide sufficient
funds for “marijuana, booze, co
caine and sex” for the tempestu
ous actress.
But the jury deliberated less than
five hours to find the white-haired
59-year-cld defendant guilty.
New York law requires the maxi
mum sentence be a range from 2'i
to five years on each of the three
counts, making the lower end of the
maximum sentence 7 '4 years if ser
ved consecutively or 2'- if served
However, the judge could suspend
sentence so there would be no actual
prison term. He has given no indica
tion of his intentions.
Mrs. Cronin worked for the act
ress for, about three years.
Mrs. Cronin, former vaudeville
and burlesque entertainer, took the
jury’s verdict with little change of
expression. But she broke down
later in an anteroom and cried, say
"I never did Miss Bankhead any
harm in her life. I’ve only done
good. I was more than a mother to
FOUR come from
Facific Northern Airlines brought
four passengers from Yakutat Fri
day, took out two and picked up ten
in Cordova for Anchorage.
From yakutat: Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Bremner and two children.
To Anchorage: D. R. Rutledge.
’To Yakutat: Louis Ness.
A trio scheduled for Christmas
Day will be heard tomorrow eve
ning from 5 to 5:30 o’clock over
KINY in selections of religious
music. Corrine Kenway will play
the violin, Christine Rasmussen
the piano and James Mahar will
be the tenor.
James Klushkan of Yakutat
stopped over at the Gastineau Ho
tel enroute back to Seattle where
he is attending the University of
Kurrkatie Sweeps
Europe's Ailairtk
Coast; SOS Calls
LONDON, Dec. 29—W!—Howling
hurricane winds washed mountain
ous seas over sinking ships along
Europe’s Atlantic coast today anc
set off a series of frantic distress
At least seven threatened ves
sels, including two American
freighters, radioed SOS signals.
One ship was driven aground. Oth
ers wers taking water rapidly and
j in serious danger.
The G,711-ton U. S. freighter Fly
ing Enterprise, carrying 40 crewmei
I and 10 passengers out c f Hamburg
! said she was listing 45 degrees anc
taking water.” ‘She was wallowing
I off the southwest tip of England.
Help was standing by the Flying
Enterprise and was at hand or or
the way to other threatened ships.
Winds as high as 89 miles an
hour whipped up the worst eastern
Atlantic storm in many years.
Ports and airports closed in manj
places. Coastal towns from Spair
to Denmark were battered.
Hundreds of small boats were surd
at anchor on the French and English
coasts. Tidal floods hit river mouth;
all along the shore.
Most transatlantic tair travel
hailed after the Shannon River
washed over low-lying Shannon
International Airport. Authorities
said the field would be unusuable
until Sunday or Monday.
The Queen Mary finally dockec
at Southampton 72 hours late. It;
Captain, Harry Grattige, said th<
trip was the worst he had made since
Watchnight services will be held
from 8:30 p.m. to 12 midnight New
Year’s Eve in the First Baptist
church. There will be a program
of “food, fun, and fellowship,” in
cluding the showing of a sound
film, “Speak No Evil.”
Closing meditation will be by the
pastor, Jimmie Bolton.
Fat Jones arrived home Christ
mas Eve after ■a year outside and
has accepted a position with the
Department of Employment Secur
She attended the University oi
Houston and, during the summer
worked in the office of Rex Sup
ply Corporation in Houston.
Of all the western states Pat
visited, she was most impressed
with Texas.
Her brother, Staff Sgt. Bill M
Jones, has been stationed near
Houston for the past two years.
Two divorces were granted in
U. S. District Court Friday. They
were: Florence J. Yadao from
Vincent P. Yadao; and Mary M
Davis from Arthur J. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ellingen ol
Haines are stopping at the Gas
tineau Hotel.
Joe Swanson of Seattle is regis
tered at the Baranof Hotel.
Bills Are
Coming Up
Delegate Farrington (R-Hawaii)
said Saturday he knows of no rea
son why Hawaii and Alaska state
hood should not be among the first
business of the Senate next month.
The people of the Territories
have been promised Senate action
at the start of the session open
ing in January, Farrington said in
an interview.
Senator McFarland (D-Artei, the
Senate majority leader, has said
publicly and privately that the
statehood bill will be among the
first brought up for debate, Far
rington said.
“I know of no reason u’hy the
promises should not be fulfilled,”
he told a reporter.
President Truman has asked
Congress repeatedly for enactment
for statehood legislation.
The two statehood bills have the
approval of the Senate Interior
Affairs Committee. Both were pass
ed by the House in the previous
Congress. In this Congress, House
action awaits the outcome of Sen
ate deliberation.
Farrington said advocates of
statehood for the two territories
are awaiting the arrival in Wash
ington of Senate leaders of both
political parties to remind them
emphatically of the promises of
Senate action.
In addition, Farrington said he
is assembling information to sup
port his view that the international
situation argues in favor of im
mediate action on these statehood
Dr. Perez Will 6c
Main Speaker at
tlizal Day Dinner
ur. j. Eduardo Perez will give the
main address at the Rizal Day ban
quet tomorrow evening at the Bar
nnof Hotel. Governor Ernest Gru
ening is scheduled to speak briefly,
Mrs. Perez will play a piano selec
tion and Irene Albayalde will sing
a vocal solo. Fred Fulgencia, as
toastmaster, will give the welcome
address and the Rev. Robert Whelan
will offer invocation.
The annual dinner is sponsored
by the Filipino Community as a trib
ute to the memory of Joe Rizal, Fili
pino hero. It will be semi-formal,
dining beginning at 7:30 o’clock.
Invited guests include Judge and
Mrs. George W. Folta, Mayor and
Mrs. Waino Hendrickson, Mrs. Gru
er.ing, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Gil
more, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Baskin,
Dr. and Mrs. William Whitehead, Dr.
and Mrs. C. Earl Albrecht, Mr. and
Mrs. Everett Erickson, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry A. Harmon, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas A. Morgan, Mr and
Mrs. Felix Gay, Mr. and Mrs. W. J.
D ivers, Mr. and Mrs. George Sund
borg, Mrs. Crystal Jenne, Charles
Jenne and others.
Joe Albayalde is general chair
man and Sam Constantino heads
the invitation committee.
Doctor Perez, the main speaker,
is a U. S. Public Health physician as
signed to the Alaska Native Service
here. He was born in Chicago, took
his medical degree at Northwestern
University and lived for 19 years in
the Philippine Islands.
I _
Police Chief Bernard E. Hulk re
turned yesterday from Seattle
where he visited his father, Mich
ael Hulk, now 80 years old, who
was suffering with a broken hip
and other complications. He is a
former Douglas resident. Chief
Hulk also saw his sister, Mrs. Jul
ian Webb of Pensacola, Fla., who
was also in Seattle at the time. It
1 is the first time they have seen
each other in 14 years.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Finney
of Sitka are stopping at the Bar
anof Hotel.
• December 30

• High Tide 3:21 a.m. 17.0 ft.
; • Low Tide 9:02 a.m. 2.4 ft.
• High Tide 3:02 p.m. 19.8 ft.
• Low Tide 9:41 p.m. -3.6 ft.
| •
1 * December 31
| •
• High Tide 4:06 am. 172 ft.
• Low Tide 9:58 a.m. 2 4 ft.
• High Tide 3:52 p.m. 18.9 ft.
• Low Tide 10:28 p.m. -2.7 ft.
Stanford Gridders Greeted
Coach Chunk Taylor stands at left amid Tournament of Roses princes/.s and poses with some of his
f. otfcal! players as they arrived at Glendale, Calif., (12-26) emeute to San Bernardino where Stanford's
grid squad will go through linr.l preparations lor the Rose Bowl game New Year's Day against Illinois.
Rose Queen Nancy True Thorne is standing at ri;ht. OB Wirepholo.
May Cut
j President Truman, back from a
Christmas visit to his Missouri
j home, juggled a heavy load of top
| priority problems today—one re
j portcdly concerning next year’s
| military budget.
Military and mobilization officials
showed him their recommendations
for national defense spending at
a 45-minute White House meeting
I Friday. They came away looking
| a bit glum.
I A hastily called Pentagon meet
ing of Secretary of Defense Lovett
and hfs budget experts followed
Tills gave rise to speculation that
total estimates for the needs of
the armed forces—and for related
items like foreign aid—might have
; run into Presidential resistance.
If a downward revision is in or
I der, Mr. Truman would need it
j shortly to get it into the overall
I national budget, due on Capitol
| Hill early next month.
Rep. Mahon <D-Texi, chairman
of the House Military Appropria
tions Committee, said early this
week he thought tire armed forces
would need about 50 billion dol
lars for the year starting next
Budget problems weren’t the
President’s only concern. He is still
searching for a method to carry
out a drastic crackdown on wrong
doers in government.
A threatened steel strike was an
other matter of major importance
confronting the President.
Deer Study Being
Made; Sportsmen
Giving Cooperation
Members of the Territorial
Sportsmen, Inc. are to receive a
questionnaire form prepared by Sig
Olson, Fish and Wildlife Service
biologist^ who is making a deer
study of the Sitka blacktali.
The purpose of the study is to
gather information before the Al
aska Game Commission meets here
in February to consider 1952 hunt
ing regulations. Ordinarily the in
formation on deer kills does not
come in to FWS headquarters un
til mid-summer.
The information given by the
sportsmen will greatly aid Olson
in his deer studies and the board
of directors agreed to enlist the
cooperation of the Sportsmen.
Anyone who does not receive a
questionnaire and desires to coop
erate may obtain one by calling at
Skinner’s Gun Shop.
An open meeting to discuss rec
ommendations for the 1952 hunting
and trapping regulations will be
held on January 8 at 8 p.m. In the
Elks Hall.
The filled-in questionnaires can
be delivered at this meeting or may j
be sent to the Fish and Wildlife
Service here or to Sig Olson, Box
97, Ketchikan, or may be left at
Skinner’s Gun Shop.
Ship Movements
Baranof from Seattle scheduled
to arrive Tuesday.
| Denali from west scheduled south
bound at 4 a.m. Sunday.
Deadline Sel ter
Closing Consulate;
01 Hungary to U. 5. ;
WASHINGTN, Dec. 29—tfl—The'
State Department disclosed today
that it has set midnight Monday as j
the deadline for Hungary to close its j
consulates in Cleveland and New
York City—one of two major steps
taken in retaliation for Hungarian j
treatment of four U. S. airmen. The j
other was a ban on American travel
to Hungary.
The deadline was made known by
release of the text of a note sent
last night to Hungarian Minister
Emil Weil. This accused Hungary of
failure to ‘live up to accepted stand,
arcls of international practice” and
informed him that the consular .of
fices “are required to cease all op
erations immediately and to be
closed by midnight, December 3i,
The steps reduced contacts be
tween the United States and the
Soviet satellite to a bare minimum
although a complete diplomatic
break was ruled out, at least by this
U. Si. retaliation for treatment ac
corded four U. S. airmen by the
Communist satellite nation came
swiftly. The four spent 40 days in a
Red jail.
Chinese, Commies
Suffer Tremendous
Losses in Korea
SEOUL. Korea. Dec. 29—1The
Chinese and North Korean Com
munist armies have suffered 1,515,
C88 casualties in the Korean War, a
U. S. Eighth Army briefing officer
reported Saturday.'
He said the figure for the 18
month-old conflict included battle
casualties, estimated non-battle cas
ualties (frostbite,“"illness ect.) and
prisoners of war.
The briefing officer listed 822,331
Chinese Communist casualties
since they entered the war Nov. 7,
1950. The North Korean toll was
given as G92.357. -
The officer said United Nations
troops inflicted 216,721 cattle cas
ualties on the- Reds since the truce
talks started at Kaesong last July
During the last month—the twi
light war—Red casualties were 10,
197. That represents a big drop from
the preceding month, a 30-day pro
visional cease-fire line expired at
midnight Thursday.
The briefing officer said the
Reds have long been considered
capable "of launching and sup
porting a general offensive.” He
said there was no noticeable build
up of Communist forces.
There was no report of any major
ground action Saturday morning,
but Allied fighters and fighter-bom
bers were out in force. U. S. Fifth
Air Force reported 237 sorties by
UN units on the western front
began a counter action early Satur
day west of Korangpo to regain an
advance position lost Friday to a
Red battalion. An Eighth Army com
munique said some UN troops forced
a platoon of the Red battalion to
withdraw after a 15-minute action.
Other UN elements in the action
were still battling Communists at
noon Saturday.
UN patrols made light contact
with Reds Saturday morning on the
central and eastern front.
Rosemary Johnson of Yakutat is
| stopping at the Oastineau Hotel.
Lewis Blames
For Explosion
BENTON, 111. Dec. 29—UP)—John
L. Lewis blames the mine manage
ment for the blast which killed 119
men near West Frankfort last week,
saying It knew three to five days
before the explosion the coal mine
was not safe.
The United Mine Workers Presi
dent made his statement Friday
after th? U. S. Bureau of Mines,
In a preliminary report, said elec
tricity or smoking set off the blast
Dec. 21.
The Bureau also released inspec
tion reports of last January and
July which noted "serious hazards"
nt the ill-fated mine. In capital
letters they cited "serious hazards
similar to those that have caused
heavy loss of life or destruction of
property in coal mines."
The reports said inspectors found
cigarette butts and match stems and
improperly shielded electrical gear
where dangerous gas might accum
Lewis, who headed a team of un
ion investigators at the disaster
scene said "squeezing"—the shift
ing of earth around the tunnelways
—released great quantities of ineth
ane gas from coal seams three to
five days before the explosion.
The Chicago, Wilmington and
Franklin Coal Company, operators
of the mine, should have closed off
those areas affected until gas was
cleared out, Lewds said.
In Chicago, George B. Harrington,
President of the company, said he
hadn't had time to fully study any
of the reports and didn't want to
enter a controversy with Lewis.
"The blast was a horrible thing,”
Harrington said. "The company has
just as big a heart as the miners,
and we feel Just as bad as they do."
Petersburg YFW
To Get Hearing
On Club License
District Judge George W. Folia
has granted a request of the Peters -
burg Veterans of Foreign Wars for
a hearing on granting the organiza
tion a club liquor license. The re
quest was made after the Peters
burg city council disapproved the
application of the veterans' group.
The hearing Is set for district
court Friday, January 7. The reason
for the Petersburg council turning
down the application was not learn
Ellene de Ville df Ashland, Ore.
is stopping at the Baranof Hotel.
• Temperatures for 34-Hour Period
• Ending at 4:30 A M. Today
• At Airport—Maximum, 2;
• minimum, -1.

• (Juneau and Vicinity)
• Fair and cold with occasion
• al gusty northeasterly wind to
• night and Sunday. Low tonight
• near 12 in town and as low as
• zero in outlying areas. High
• Sunday about 25.

• (Past 24 hours endlns 1.30 a m. today
• At Airport — None;
• since July 1—20.47 Inches.
• •••••••••
Fliers' Story
Told But Not
Hade Public
ERDING, Germany, Dec. 29—IffJ
—Four American airmen gave U.
S. Intelligence officers a full ac
count today of their 40 days in the
hands of Communist Hungary. But
their scheduled new3 conference
to tell the world about it was de
layed until a Washington State
Department official could arrive
from Frankfurt.
Col. Park Holland, Erdlng air
base commander, announced that
the public would have to wait a
while for the story on how Rus
sian planes forced the fliers down
and how they were tried and fin
ally released yesterday after pay
ment of $120,000 in fines.
Col. Holland identified the "high
State Department official from
Washington" as a Mr. Klaus, who
he said had just landed at Rhine
main airport at Frankfurt.
Conference Held Up
"Our hands are tied until he gets
here,” the Commander said, adding
that Klaus was the only man with
authority to authorize the news
conference. Some 100 reporters and
photographers were originally
scheduled to meet the fliers at 3
p.m. (6 a.m. PST).
In Washington, the State De
partment identified Klaus as Sam
uel Klaus, a member of the De
partment's legal staff and an In
telligence expert. It said he left
Washington by air Friday on a
mission "to obtain information for
the Department.”
A Department press officer de
clared that Klaus “is not going as
a censor and has no connection
with any press conference plans.”
Holland expressed confidence the
airmen would be permitted to meet
the press this evening.
Released at Border
The four were handed over to
U. S. authorities at the Austro*
Hungarian border Friday night at
;dusk and then flown to their home
I base here.
| The secret Interrogation of the
four, which started at 9 o'clock
Saturday morning, was suspended
' at noon to permit them to eat
j lunch and then resumed.
I Intelligence officers were believ
; ed chiefly concerned in finding out
j whether the Reds were able to ex
! tract any American military in*
. formation from the men.
None of the men was assigned to
; tactical operations,
i All were regularly engaged in
| transport flying. Three—Capt. Da
1 vid Henderson. 32, of Shawnee,
Ckla., Commander of the downed
C-47 cargo plane; Capt. John J.
Swift, 34, of Glens Falls, N. Y.,
Co-pilot and T/8gt. Jess A. Duff,
32, of Spokane. Wash., the mechan
ic-arc veterans of the Berlin air
The fourth crewmen is Sgt.
James A. Elam, 20-year-old radio
man from Kingsland, Ark.
Voung Gil Turner
Wins Easily Bui
Gels Nailed Often
NEW YORK. Dec. 29—<*i—The
jury is still out on Oil Turner, box
ing’s "Rookie of the Year” for 1961.
Unoeaten Gil won decisively from
Vic Cardell of Hartford. Conn., last
night at Madison Square Garden in
his New Work and television debut.
But he was far from a polished, fin
ished workman in his 27th straight
Although George Katz, his man
ager, talks about a welter title shot
with Kid Gavilan, the 21-year-dM
kid who beat game Cardell is not
ready yet for any Kid Gavilan.
Perhaps he will be ready after
another year’s seasoning. After all,
he is a kid from the amateurs who
has been fighting pro only two years.
Extra anxious to make a sensa
tional showing for the network TV
fans and the 4.851 customers paying
$15,206, Turner walked into too many
punches. Even when he was blind
ing Cardell with the speed and fury
of his frequent flurries, he was get
ting nailed with>“sucker" rights.
Let there be no mistake about
the fight. Turner won from here to
there, 9-1 on this scoreboard. Judge
Harold Barnes also saw it 9-1. Judge
Charley Shortell had it 8-2 and ref
eree Harry Kessler 7-1 with two
R. 8. Thompson of Elmendorf
Field is registered at the Baranof

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