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Partly cloudy with occasion
al snow showers today and to
night. Generally fair Sunday.
Sllghtly cooler today, much
colder tonight. High today 28-
38. Low tonight 12-22.
Vol. ‘I. No. 5
U.N. Assembly Vofes
To Rule Jerusalem-
U.S. Takes Beafing
NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (ZP)—The U. N. Assembly voted
decisively tonight to put Jerusalem under supreme inter
national rule of the United Nations.
Israel and Idashemite Jordan, with armed forces actu
ally m possessnon of the city in separate sectors, both
opposed the plan and said they would fight against it.
The vote on the whole resolution was 38 to 14, with 7
absentions. This was well above the two-thirds margin
required for approval. Loud cheers greeted the vote at
'8:15 p. m. (EST).
The United States and Britain
took a heating by this vote. Both
pointed out to the assembly the
U. N. has no police force to
carry out the decision and that
it might eventually cost far more
than the $40,000,000 annually re
quired to run the U. N. itself.
RESOLUTION NOT ACTED ON
A Swedish-Netherlands resolu
tion for progressive demilitariza
tion of Jerusalem and. interna
tionalization of only the holy
places was not acted on.
The assembly adjourned at 8:17
p. m. until tomorrow. It still
must approve the annual U. N.
budget before final adjourn
ment, expected some time after
tomorrow noon.
The vote on the section relat
ing to internationalization was
39 to 14, with 6 absentions. It
was greeted with cheers from
tliie majority side, including Rus
s a.
Robins Pays
Full Tribute
PORTLAND, Dec. 9 (In—Tribute
was paid tonight to the hardy
pioneers who carved out the Ore
gon Trail by Idaho's Gov. C. A.
Robins.
“To recount the virtues of the
pioneer demands the use of most
of the catalogue of virtues, and
yet the full story is not told
without some mention of the
seamy side of the life of that pe
riod,” the governor said.
His speech was prepared for
delivery at the annual meeting
of the Old Oregon Trail, Inc.
“Beside the husband and fa
ther who sought only a place to
carve out for his family a home
strode him Whose past would not
bear the close scrutiny of the
more settled communi es of the
past 0 e o D
“The soldier of fortune . . .
kept company, perhaps, on this
pilgrimage with the religious
zealot.” the governor said.
“The missionary, the natural
ist, the soldier. came this way,
each to add his contribution.
however unwittingly, to the
building of a new empire in the
West.”
Brawl End‘s
. In A Draw ~
-.,.'"'_,.‘.' .- ' “‘2'er :7» .2
‘ IDBANGELES,Dec.9OP)—A
hair-pulling, sluggingfbrawl on
the Sunset strip involving Areial
Ames, 26, blonde model, and Mrs.
Bella Fourier and her former
husband, Edward M. Fowler, 43,
ended in a legal draw today.
The principals glared at each
other as they sought complaints
from two deputy city attorneys,
but finally their attorneys evolv
ed an agreement to have charges
dropped all around. .
Miss Ames, since the Nov. 26
ruckus, sought to charge Mrs.
Fowler, who says she is the Coun
tess Orgrabyszewski of Lithu
ania, with battery. The countess,
In turn, had demanded a bat
tery complaint against Fowler
and Miss Ames.
Miss Ames claimed Mrs. Fow
ler walloped her and pulled her
hair. Mrs. Fowler said Fowler
whacked her. Fowler said: “All
i did was raise my arm to pro
tect myself and it hit her."
Freedom Try
Fails Again
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 9 (m
Another of Harmon W. Waley's
score of tries for freedom went
glimmering today.
The convicted kidnapper of
Geog; Weyerhauser in Tacoma
In 1 had his technical bid for
freedom rejected by the U. S.
Circuit Court of Appeals.
Waley contended the indict
ment to which he pleaded guilty
did not charge an offense, be.
:ause it did not allege that the
xidnap victim was held unlaw
fully at the time he was trans
?grged from Washington into
a o.
The court said in rejecting his
actjtion that “a reagling ot_ the
indictment . . . shov'v's there
is no merit in this contention.”
So Waley. sentenced to 45
years. still has Alcatraz for an
address.
Survivor Of Cusfer Baffle
ReCalls 'Bullheaded Fool'
LEAD, S. D., Dec. 9 (UP)—The
)nly living survivor of Custer’s
Last Stand celebrated his 98th
airthday today by recalling Gen.
Seclw. A. Custer as a “bullheaded
foo .”
Charles A. Windolph said the
famed battle of the Little Big
Z-lorn wouldn’t have been lost if
luster hadn’t split his command
and led a handful of 7th Caval
y troops against the dread Sioux.
“That Custer was rough, bull.
.‘teaded and extremely brave,"
:he old Indian fighter cackled.
“He ordered his men to do the
tmposstble and then went along
with them to try it.”
Actually, thdolph is pretty
proud that he followed the dash
tng Custer into “impossible"
arushes with the savages, and
prouder still that he is the na
:ion's oldest. holder of the Con
gressional Medal of Honor.
The Weather
Earlier the assembly had beat
en down a surprise move by
Uruguay and Denmark to aband
on consideration ot the Jeru
salem question at this assemb
ly—scheduled to adjourn tomor
row—and to have a special ses
sion on Jerusalem some time
next year. The vote was 21 in
favor, 33 against and five absen
t ons.
School Post
Filings Set
Candidates for directors of
school districts must file with the
clerks of their district at_ least
Jfldays primate the date oLelec
tion as provided by laws enacted
during the 1949 state legislature,
County School Superintendent,
Edith K. O’Brien said Friday.
Next district elections will be
Feb. 4, 56 days hence. Election
of school board members was
formerly held on the first Satur
day in March and has been mov
led up one month by the new
aw.
Presbyterians
May Change
CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 9 (ID—
The Presbyterian church of Corr
dova may make Baptists out of
a whole congregation of Presby
terians.
That today was the effect of a
vote by the church to turn over
the church to the Baptists, an
action unique in northern church
history. _
The moi/e is part of a proposal
under which the Baptist Home
Missionary Society would take
over operation of the Cordova
Community hospital. ~
The Baptist society has offered
to operate and staff the hospital
but has also insisted that it also
take over the local Presbyterian
church as part of the deal.
Big Jim, Famed
Laborite, Dies
SEATI‘LE, Dec. 9 (UP)—James
P. (Big Jim) Thompson, who led
the bloody Colorado mine strikes
of 1927 and was a national or
ganizer for the Wobblies, died
qu_i_etly in his h_o_mg hgrg toda_y_.
' He Was 76. He had been fll a
short time. '
Big Jim, famed for his vibrant
oratory that aroused seething
crowds of workingmen. was one
of the leaders of the Industrial
Workers of the World.
Windolph has little interest in
the atom bomb or Communism,
but will talk about Custer’s last
battle at the drop of an old cam
paign mat.
Still, he recalls an earlier skir
mish in which he led a 13-wagon
supply train through Indian
bands as the “toughest” he ever
fought.
“Only thing that saved us was
that those Redskins thought the
wagons were full of infantry,"
he said.
Windolph was first sergeant
of Company H of the 7th Cavalry
and missed death on the bluffs
of the Little Big Horn because of
the split command. Company H
had been dispatched to the aid
of Maj. Marcus Reno, who had
been beseiged on one sector of
the battlefield while Custer and
his 276 men were being wiped
out in another area.
@cdlouricr-vlfieralcl
Dr. Andy Hall. 84. of Mount
Vernon, 111.. is happy after
learning he has been named
“outstanding general practi
tioner of the year" by the
American Medical Association.
Dr. Hall. who graduated from
Northwestern Uni. medical
school in 1890. is the father of
three sons who are doctors.
Ward Party
To Be Freed
ABOARD LAKELAND VIC
TORY IN CHIHLI GULF, Satur
day, Dec. 10 (UP)-—-Angus Ward
and his party of 19 will be re
leased from Chinese Commun
ist captivity and “probably"
board this American victory ship
Sunday morning, the vessel's
skipper said today.
A message from the Consul
General, still in Red hands at
Tientsin on the rim of this Yel
low Sea gulf, said the party
wants to be delivered to Kobe,
Japan—a three day sea run from
Taku Bar.
From, there Ward and his party
are expected to fly to Tokyo and
thence to the United States to
be home by Christmas,, the mes
sage advjsed. °
Murder Charge
Hé°"”"9"oibén§
GRANGERVILLE, Idaho, Dec. 9
(Ea—A preliminary hearing for
Walter McAdams, 67-year-old
nightclub operator charged with
“killing and murdering” a
Grangeville stockman, opened
today before a packed Idaho
county courtroom.
McAdam: is charged with kill:
ing Mgr-1h Rooke, 52, in a gun
battle‘ Nov.’ 19 at the entrance of
McAdams’ night club. A coron4
er’s jury last week said Rooke’s
death was by criminal means.
Passengers Kill
Soldier, Land
LINDON, Dec. 9 (In—Four pas
sengers on a Romainian commer
cial plane today killed the
plane’s soldier escort and forced
the pilot to land at Belgrade,
Yugoslavia, the Tanjug News
Agency said.
The plane carried 19 passen
gers, five crewmen and the sol
ier . - .
Tanjug, official Yugoslav news
agency, quoted passengers as
saying the plane was enroute
from ibiu to Bucharest, Roman
ia, where two of the four plotters
killed the soldier. The plotters
then held the other passengers
at bay while they broke into the
pilot’s room and ordered him to
fly to Belgrade.
Wynn Falls,
Breaks Rib
HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 9 (m
Television comedian Ed Wynn,
who has been carried onstage in
the arms of a gorilla, mixed it
with professional wrestlers, rid
den shaky bicycles with offcen
ter wheels and taken other risks
without injury, slipped in his
shower today and broke a rib.
During one phase of the famed
battle of July 26, 1876, Windolph
was hit by a .45 caliber slug
while covering fellow troopers
who were on a dangerous mission
seeking water for the wounded
and dying.
“I’ll always say it was a rene
gade cowpuncher who shot me,"
he said. “It was just a flesh
wound." ~
Three years ago on his birth
day—7o years after he had earn
ed it—Windolph was awarded
the Purple Heart medal. He was
granted the medal of honor be
caused he stayed on his feet af
ter being shot and carried
through the mission for water.
Windolph said nobody could
take Custer’s bravery away from
him. even if he was a “fool."
He had a word for the Sioux,
too.
“They were the toughest ones
to whip.” he said. _
Kennewick. Benton County. Washington Saturday Morning. Dec. 10. 1949
Red’s Wife
Tells Jury
About Hiss
By JAMES PARUTORE
NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (lE—Ger
hart Eisler’s ex-wife testified to
day that she and Alger Hiss
once argued over who would use
Noel Field as a Communist
underground tool.
Field, employed in the prewar
state department at the same
time as Hiss. mysteriously disap
peared in Europe a few weeks
ago, presumably behind the iron
curtain.
Mrs. Hede Massing, thrice
married former wife of Eisler,
who fled from the U. S. A. a few
months ago, testified‘ at Hiss’
second perjury trial after the de
fense blocked her appearance at
the first.
NO OBJECTIONS RAISED ,
There was no objection to her
taking the stand this time. ‘
The bespectacled woman said
she met Hiss‘ at Field’s home in
1935, a year after she began
working as a communist party
sympathizer. She said she was
not a party member.
At that time, Mrs. Massing tes
tified:
“I said-to Mr. Hiss ‘I under~
stand that you are trying to get
Noel Field away from my organi
zation into yours’.” V
She said Hiss replied:
“So you are the famous girl
that is trying to get Noel Field
away from me."
Added Mrs. Massing:
"I said ‘Yes’.”-
Then, she said, Hiss told her:
“Well, we’ll see who is going
to win.” 7 _
"Ml-EMasslng testified:
caves mu ANSWER
“I said. Mr. Hiss, you are com
peting with a woman.”
Then she testified, either .she
or Hiss remarked: _ “‘
"“Wfiaex'rér'is going to win, we
are working {9r th_e samg boss."
Whittaker Chambers, star gov
ernment witness against Hiss,
charged that the one-time high
state department official headed
a Red underground unit in Wash
ington and .passed him govern
ment secrets for a Soviet spy
ring. , '
Hiss was indicted on perjury
{charges when he denied Chanibw
ers’ accusations. His first trial
ended last July in a hung jury.
unable to agree on his guilt or
innocence. .
State Cash
Decreases
OLYMPIA, Dec. 9—09 —The
cash bhlance in the state's key
general fund dropped $3,617,880
last month: state treasfirer Tom
Maxtin reported today.
This left the fund with a cash
balance of only $16,479,862 on
N0v.30. 7 ,- _
The general fund had hit a low
point for recent years 0f'58,184,-
395 on Nov. 15. Payments of ex
cise taxes after that date" how
:vefi; swelled the cash in the
un .
Kai-Shek
SdeSQD ’_
‘ TAIPEH. FORMOSA, Dec. 9an
‘4hiang Kai-Shek stayed behind
’on the mainland today organiz
ing guerilla warfare which he
hopes will be as effective as that
which put the Reds on the road
to victory.
The Nationalist government
and cabinet began functioning
in this new capital on the island
bastion off China’s southeast
coast. The island faces ‘grave
economic problems in playing
host to the refugee government.
Jimmy Harper looks sadly at a piece of his birthday cake.
cake he can't eat. His doctor says he is going to die of an
incurable brain tumor and that this birthday party. his 11th. is
his last. Jeannine Petterolf (left) shows him the cake in his
San Diego home while his brother and sister. Alvy and Diana.
watch.
Former Air Force Pilot Ben L.
Brown. 27. expressed belief
that mysterious cargoes he
flew to Russia in 1944 and 1945
may have been atomic mater
ials and plans. He made the
statement to newsmen at Cin
cinnati. 0.. in connection with
claims by ex-army Officer G.
Racey Jordan that loads of
what a Russian officers said
were Uranium were flown to
Russia under instructions trom
the late Harry Hopkins.
Christmas
Is”. Early .
WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 9 m
The Bob Riley family had a
Christmas after all and a.
couple weeks early at that.
Sunday night, their small
home eight miles southeast of
here was burned to the ground.
With it_ went all their personal
possessrons.
it The holiday season looked
‘pretty bleak for Mr. and Mrs.
’Riley and their 16-year-old son;
:Robert, Jr. But that was before
’their neighbors got on the tele
phone. ‘
I One phone call led to another.
iAlrnost before they knew it, the
lrural church in which theg‘i‘neigh
has planned tolhold a “skewer”
*for thé tamflywas =,top small... So,-
yesterday, an estimated 200 per
:sons gathered in the nearby Good
Hope town hall.
‘ They all came bearing gifts
canned foods, kitchenware, lin
ens, a set of silver. There was
some much-needed cash, too.
The Rileys had nothing to say;
they were much too happy.
Said Riley's brother, Mailyn,
with whom the family has stay
ed since the fire:
“You just can’t realize what
this means to Bob.” ,
Laborites
Get Win
BRADFORD, Eng., Dec. 9 UP)—
Laborites beat the Conservatives
again yesterday in a parliamen
tary by-election, with a margin
convincing enough to inspire 8.
Labor Party cry for a quick gen
eral election. It was the first
by-election since Britain’s Labor
government devalued the pound
Sept. 18.
‘ The Labor candidate,‘s2-year
old George Craddock,‘ a union or
}ganizer, defeated his Conserva
tive-National Liberal rival, John
L. Windle, by 4,022 votes. Crad
dock polled 23,335 votes; Windle
19,313 and C. J. Canning, Inde
pendent Liberal 2,882.
The Laborite thus had a major
ity of 1,140 over the combined
vote of his two opponents. The
1945 margin was 2,000 in a sim
ilar three-cornered contest, won
by Laborite M. F. Titterington.
Titterington’s death in office ne
cessitated the by-election.
Clifford Rasch Guilty
Of Slugging War Vet
Douks May
Get Put -
0n Island
NELSON, B. C. Dec. 9 (CF).—
Police authorities have discussed
the possibility of another “Piers
Island" for Doukhobor terrorists
in the West Kootenays.
Some authorities see isolation
of the malcontents as a solution
of a half-century problem; others
do not approve such a plan.
In 1932. after a reign of terror,
nearly a thousand doukhobors
were sent to Piers Island. in the
Gulf of Georgia off Victoria. They
ware returned to their homes in
19 5.
AUTHORITIES USE FORCE 7
New outbreaks during the last
month have been met with a
show of force by authorities.
Action was taken a week ago
after a series of bomb raids on
railway lines. Special police
squads were sent in, and there
has been no violence during the
last week. A _
“What we need is an island
where we can put them," said a
police official. “Then it's up to
them to prove they are innocent."
Sons of Freedom, radical
branch of the Doukhobors. are
blamed for the terrorism. Many
have served prison sentences,
but peace has been~‘short-lived.
Similar conditions prevailed
after the Piers Island imprison
ment. There were fire raids with
schools, mills and community
buildings destroyed.
Tree Count
Nears End
PORTLAND, Dec. 9‘ (En—A de
wtailed..sumey ot.;'.the nation's
timber, underway since 1930.
should be finished in five or six
years, the Western Forestry and
Conservation association was
told today. .
Robert W. Cowlin, statistician
at the Pacific Northwest Forest
and Range Experiment station
here, said the exhaustive survey
will be completed in the Pacific
Northwest in four years. It was
ordered by the 1928 congress to
provide accurate. data _on forest
resources. 7 ’
A Vancouver. B. C., forester
recommended that the Canadian
government sell half of its Brit
ish Columbia timber holdings to
private owners “to meet our
need for land.owning_ _citizens."
He was John S. Mottishaw,
chief forester for Boedel, Stewart,
8: Welch, Ltd., who said the gov
ernment owns 93 per cent of the
timber in that province.
Ship Turned
For ‘lniured 7
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 9 UP)
The steamer Columbia Trader
turned back toward port today
when a seaman. making his first
trip, injured himself 350 miles
out at sea.
Rep, Thomas Gefs
Jail Term, Fine :
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9 (11’)
Rep. J. Parnell Thomas (R.-N.J.)
today was sentenced to serve six
to 18 months in jail and fined
SIO,OOO for cheating the govern
ment. Even before he was led
away. his wife announced that
she would seek his seat in con
gross.
“As his wife," she said,—“l can
do no less." _ _ _ _
But the former head of the
house tin-American Activities
committee will remain a con
gressman for the first three and
a half weeks he is in prison.
This will entitle him to draw
upwards of SI,OOO more federal
pay. He made his resignation
effective Jan. 2, it was announc
ed today.
SENTENCING BRIEF
The sentencing of the bald
54-year-old lawmaker, who had
padded the government payroll
with non-working employees and
then collected more than SB,OOO
for himself, was brief and to the
point.
Thomas, with his round, red
face, stood almost inconspicuous
ly beside his large lawyer, Wil
liam H. Collins.
Coliins talked only a minute.
He referred to Thomas’ serious
stomach ailment, saying that
Thomas “is broken in body and
in spirit."
Collins‘ asked for probation on
the grounds that his client al~
ready has suffered enough.
‘ Federal Judge Alexander Holt
zoff was equally businesslike.
The judge said he knew Thom
as had a good record in World
lWar I (he was an infantry cap
;ain). And Holtzoff added.
Coe Finds Himself
Blocked Every Way
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 9 UP)
—lt cost Paul B. Coe 81 in pa
lice court today because he
blocked his own driveway.
Coe. 46. told Judge Mike Pos
ter he parked where he did “to
keep other motorists from
blocking it."
It's illegal ior a motorist to
park in a street and block a
driveway.
“You could have parked up
in your driveway." Lt. Tom
Simpson of the police traffic
department told Coe.
“Then I couldn't get out af
ter someone parked behind me
across the driveway." was Coe's
reply.
Pinball Ban
QsisDelgy
OLYMPIA, Dec. 9 (In—Unless
the state supreme court rules
Saturday on a petition for a re
hearing of its decision that pin
ball machines are illegal, opera
tors will have additional time to
keep the lights burning in the
devices.
Normally, the ruling would
have been effective 30 days after
the Nov. 9 ruling, a court attache
said today, but an appeal by
Spokane and Seattle law firms
automatically stayed the law un
til the court rules again.
Even if the court should re
ject the appeal tomorrow, the
attorneys could take the case
to the U. S. supreme court as
they have indicated they would.
In such event, the high court in
Washington could order a stay
of execution. V
Site Guessed
WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (In—:A
casual remark by a former Pent
agon official set off new specu
lation today on where America's
atomic bombs are hidden.
It started out with publication
of a speech made by Curtiss
Mitchell. who left the 'Pentagon
several weeks ago after serving
as the Defense Department's
deputy Director of Public Infor
mation. '
The-Mexico, Mo., Ledger quot
ed Mitchell as saying that in
event of war with Russia. the
first attacks on the United States
would probably be directed
against “the caves in the South
west where our atom bombs are
stored.”
Today riewsmen asked William
; Frye, Director of Public Informa
‘tion, whether Mitchell's remarks
about the Southwest caves should
be given weight in the light of
‘his former official position.
3 'fThe question of storage of
‘ atomic bombs is one upon which
the Department of Defense can
}not comment," Frye replied.
See pages 6-7 Pasco, Rich
land cage teams lose, Sunny
wins.
“There is no doubt he ‘did
much good work as head of the
un-American Activities commit
tee.”
But, Holtzoff said, “these can
not properly be considered miti
gating circumstances.”
Actually, the judge continued,
as chairman of so important a
committee Thomas “had a duty
to set an example of upright
living." ’
Holtzoff said Thomas had tak
en more' than SB,OOO of the gov
ernment’s money and the gov
ernment should be reimbursed.
Looking directly at Thomas,
he pronounced the sentence: Six
to 18 months . . . SIO,OOO fine.
INSTITUTION NAMED
Thomas could serve the time.
the judge said. in the federal
correctional institution at Dan~
.bury, Conn.
The whole thing took only six
minutes.
And within an hour and a half
he was on his way to Danbury.
A moment later in the hall
Mrs. Thomas gave out copies of
her statement to reporters. and
explained that her husband had
mailed in his resignation. He
wrote house speaker Rayburn
that he had submitted it to Gov.
Alfred E. Driscoll.
Even though in prison, _Thom
as would have been entitled to
collect his congressman's pay
until his term expires at the end
of next year it he had chosen
not to resign.
Gov. Driscoll of New Jersey
said he would issue no procla
mation for a special election
until he receives certification of
Thomas’ resignation.
Inside Today
Church news, pages 2-3; edi
torials, columnists‘ page 4;
Columbia Basin news, page 10;
amusements, page 8; sports,
page 6-7.
Columbia
Supervisor
Draws Fine
Clifford Rasch, Columbia Con
struction Co. foreman, was found
guilty of third degree assault on
Lloyd Kestin, of 1831 West Sho
shone street, Pasco: in an infom
al justice court trial last night
before Judge S. R. Stone.
The charge arose Nov. 16
when Kestin swore out a war
rant tor Rasch’s arrest after
Rasch struck Kestin in the face
with his fist in front of Kestin’s
home. Kestin also stated at the
trial that Rasch called him slan
derous names urging him to
fight. He said he did not strike
Rasch even after the blow be
cause he was not hurt and saw
no need for fighting.
At the start of the trial Kestin
said he would be willing to
drop charges it Rasch would
apologize to him and to his fam
ily for the language he had used
during the time he struck the
blow.
NO NEED FOR APOLOGY
Rasch said he saw no need to
apologize and thought that Kes
tin could just as well apologize
to him. Rasch said he had noth
ing against the man and had
said nothing in regard to Kes
tin's family.
The trial then proceeded with
Prosecuting Attorney William
Gaffney representing the state.
Rasch was not represented by
counsel.
Kestin testified that he was
returning home from a neigh
bor’s house about 8 a. m. when
Rasch met him on the street and
called him yellow, wanting as
tight. Kestin said he continued
his way the best he could trying
to get ~th m xut as he
Randi sfi‘uek him a ‘%’ncing
blow on the cheek with his fist
which knocked him backward
two steps.
Under Gaffney’s questioning
Xestin said he had a 50 per cent
disability pension as a result of
head injuries and a weak left
side. He said he believed Rasch
had ill feeling toward him be
cause of the housing controversy
being publicized at that time and
because of his criticism of the
homes. He said Nov. 16 was the
day following the instigation of
a suit by the construction com
pany against Kestin.
SAW BLOW STRUCK
Mrs. Kestin testified she saw
the blow struck by, Rasch, heard
the profane language and saw
that her husband did not strike
back. She said she witnessed the
action from her house.
On cross-examination. ‘ Rasch
asked Kestin which hand he had
used in striking him. Kestin re
plied that Rasch has used his
right hand. Rasch then said he
had used his left hand, adding
that if he had used his right
hand he would have done more
than cut Kestin’s lip.
In presenting his own case,
Rasch said he had not been
looking for a fight at first but
he later lost his temper. He
protested that he was not aware
of Kestin's disability at the time
he struck him, but added that
Kestin was no more disabled
than himself. He said he had
suffered severe head injuries in
a construction accident.
BLOW HELD WRIST
Gaffney then said he felt the
blow was unjust _and recom- '
mended to Judge Stone a rea
sonable fine. Rasch said he re
gretted the whole incident but
did not feel .the need for an
apology.
Kestin then said he thought
the complaint he had signed was
ill-advised and asked, to with
draw it. Both Gatfney and Judge
Stone rejected Kestin’s request.
saying that since the case had
been presented it was an attempt
to take over the authority at the
court in its decisign.
Judge Stone fined Rasch $25.
Harry Bridges
Trial Recessed
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 9—(UP)
Federal Judge George B. Harris,
mindful that only 12 shopping
days remain before Christmas.
recessed the Harry Bridges trial
over the weekend today to give
its principals and jurors time for
gift-buying. ‘
Harris’ pre-Christmas "cheer"
for the courtroom came at mid
day in the 19th day of the per.
jury-conspiracy trial as the gov
ernment questioned another one
time communist, a former some.
tary of the American Radio
Telegrapher’s association in Port.
land, Oren, from 1934 to 1937.
Bridges and two fellow union
officials, Henry Schmidt and J.
R. Robertson, are charged with
falsely testifying at Bridges‘ 1945
naturalization that .the hawk
nosed longshore leader never
was a Communist party membet.
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