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The Weather ' .
Mostly cloudy with occasion
al light snow today and Sun
day. Cooler Saturday. High to
day, 26-34. Low tonight, 20-25
in south portion, and 10-20 in
north. High Sunday 26-32. '
Vol. 'I. No. 1
Here are the newly elected officers in the llanlord Atomic Metal Trades council. They will he in
stalled in oilice in January. From lett to right. seated. they are c. L. Williams. ,sheet metal work
ers. tinancial secretary-treasurer: G. V. Collins. instrument craftsmen guild. president: 6. A. Poster.
iormer president and new business agent and recording secretary. Standing. irom left to right.
are 1.. x. Coon. painters. trustee: G. E. Cooper. boilermakers. trustee. and H. s. Thompson. mill
wright union. vice president. Not present for the picture were Glen 1.. Siegner. machinists. ser
geant-charms. and 'l'. W. Pease. trustee.—(llerald photo and engraving.)
Santa Clauss
Gets Flu I
Santa Claus came down with
the flu yesterday and that, plus
the inclement weather, caused
last night’s Christmas party of
the Pasco Retail Merchant asso
ciation to be cancelled.
The event" was to have been
held at Fourth and Lewis streets
in Pasco. Howard Moffett, sec
retary of the chamber of com
merce, was on hand to give out
the names of the winners in the
Santa coloring contest. He also
announced that contest winners
could receive authorization for
gtheir prizes at the chamber of
commerce beginning next week.
Those who won prites ~tor col
oring pictures in Santa’s family
album are: James, Wendland
John Maurice, Ann Clancy, Linda
Smith. Gene Williams, Walter
Maurice, Jennie Kingsburt, Pat
ricia. Foley, Margie Black, Rhett
- 9. Im. SfiVia 318?; Charles
Libby, Sharon Curren, Nikie De
mitruk, Sharon Lee Odone, Anne
Clanoy, Janis Moorla, Jack Quinn,
Terry Hughes. Izetta Bowen, San
dra Zier, Kathy Gayle, Linda
Smith, Corrine Hanson, Sharon‘
Raymond, Darlene Baker, Jenni-t
fer Scott, Sharon Chapman. ,
Fourteen Pasco merchants
sponsored the contest. 1
Gets Dough
CHICAGO,‘ Dec. 16 (UPi—A
,retired 83-year-old businessman
bequeathed his fortune of per
haps $250,000 to the waitress
who served him breakfast for 14
yealS. it was disclosed today.
Records of the probate court
showed that Lucien G. Walker,
former head of a prosperous im
port-export ‘firm, made Mrs. Leo
na M. Smith, 40, his sole bene
Until a few weeks ago the at
tractive Mrs. Smith was a vet
eran waitress at the Morrison
Hotel coffee shop.
But she said she left her job
to care for Walker in his final
days “because he wanted me at
his ‘ side.”
_— F N
Stowe Eleva'féa
To WM Post ‘ ‘
Harold Stowe was elevated to
preside as worshipful master
of Pasco lodge 173, Free and
Accepted Masons. at election
ceremonies held during the reg
ular order of business in the
Pasco Masonic Temple Wednes
day evening.
Harry Barto was elected sen
ior warden; Phil C. Mitchell,
junior warden; Thomas Perry,
treasurer; Charles 0. Erskin,
A 7 o’clock Swiss steak dinner
served by a committee or East
ern Stars, headed by Mrs. Fran
ces Whitemarsh, worthy matron,
preceded the meeting. The love
ly blue and silver table decora
tions were the art work 0: Mrs.
Karl Ericson.
Slayer of Patrolman
Faces Murder Count
SEATTLE. Dec. 16—1m—Flrst
degree murder charges were filo
ed in superior court here today
against Walter Peden, 59, for the
death of state patrolman Paul
Johnson in a mountain shooting
spree Monday.
Three neighbors or the World
War I veteran who has twice
been confined to mental institu.
tions were wounded before
Johnson, who was sent to inves
tigate the shootings, was fatally
KPKW To Air Game 7 _7
Radio station KPK\V will
broadcast tonight’s basli‘tball
"me between Pasco and Yaki
ma. ‘
.119 game will be played on
the Pasco courts.
EHead Of.
Benjamin F. Fairless, president
of U. S. Steel Corp., said tonight
he would “welcome” congres
sional investigations into the $4-
a-ton price boost which is ex
pected to lead to a $250,000,000
hike in the nation’s steel bill.
‘ Fairless said that “big steel"
would “welcome the opportunity
to appear and present the facts
and figures establishing its in
creased ‘costs, including those to
result from its' new insurance
and pension programs."
He said the increased costs, in
cluding the floods-month pen
sions won by 1,000,000 CIO United
steelworkers, “give U. S. Steel
no alternative other than to in
crease its prices to this extent
'in ,'order=- "to cover such “higher- ‘
cost of operation."
The- new bike in steel prices
posed the problem of who was
to foot the bill for the quarter
of-a~billion-dollar annual in
crease. '
1 In Washington, congressmen
termed U. S. Steel’s action “in
flationary," “completely unjusti~
tied,” and “irresponsible.” the
senate-housa economic affairs
committee and the house judici
}ary committee promised investi
gations into the price hikes af
iter congress convenes next year.
The rest of the basic steel
industry was expected to follow
“big steel’s" lead by the first of
the year. But the steel-buying
fabricators, automobile makers:
Risklsben. .
H. S. Isbin was elected chair
man of the Richland Chemical
Engineer’s club this week.
Results were announced at
the annual meeting. The elec
tion had been conducted by
letter-ballot. A. S. Mowry was
named to the office or vice
chairman, S. S. Jones as secre
tary-treasurer, and to the exec
utive committee were named B.
E. Greffrath, C. E. Kent, B. Wei
denbaum and G. Thayer.
They will take office in Janu
' The club has also received
word that it will soon be recog
nized as a local section of the
American Institute of Chemical
Engineers early next year. The
members adopted a set or by
laws which will become effec
tive at that time.
It will then be known as the
Columbia Valley section of the
A.I. Ch.E. ‘
The meeting was preceded byi
a dinner at the Desert Inn. A
technical motion picture, entith
ed “Bridging San Francisco Bay’"
was shown after the business
New Yorkers F oreswear Bafhing, Shaving,
Even Necking, On Their WaferleSS Day
NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UP)—The
great unwashed millions of New
Yorkers saved about 20 per cent
01' their average home consump
tion of water today in the first
“bathless Friday” in history.
The beards sprouted, the bath
tubs were dry, the dishes piled
up in sinks, the clotheslines were
empty as the overwhelming ma
jority of the city’s B,OOQOOO peo
ple joined gaily in a “water holi
day" brought on by the grim fact
that the metropolis was running
The official figures on how
much New York saved this “bath
less. shaveless" Friday were not
to be announced until 11 a.m.
tomorrow but a check of the rate
or flow from one of the biggest
Elbe ,élouricr~liicmlcl‘
U.S. Sfeel
and~ electrical equipment manu
facturers hung on the dilemma of
whether to absorb the increased
costs or pass them on to the man
17 Dead
In Crash
VERACRUZ, Mex., Dec. 16 (UP)
A Compania Mexicana De Avi
acion airliner crashed and burn
ed today 50 miles northwest of
here and early reports said all
17 persons aboard were killed.
A party of Indian farmers, the
first t'o'reach the wreck. report
.ed by telephone jmm,_NaGlmco‘
(that the Wreckage was “com
plely burned." They reported no
survivors. ‘ ,
Authorities estimated the twin
engined DC-3 crashed between
6:05 a.m. (CST) and 6:30 a.m. to--
day. The wreckage was found by
the Indian farmers at about 4
The official 'said he saw some
bodies, but could not get close
enough to count them. It was
doubted that rescue parties
would be able to break through
the rough terrain before morning.
Noalinco is a village about 45
miles north of Veracruz and 15
miles inland from the gulf. Re
ports from the scene said the
plane crashed at about 5,000 feet
altitude in the Coastal moun
tains 25 miles inland, or 10 miles
from Noalinco.
Camp Fire Girls
Have A Party
The Ehawee Camp Fire Girls
held their Christmas party Friday
evening at the 10th Ave. school
in Kennewick.
They held a drawing for a doll
and complete wardrobe. It was
awarded to Wayrie Davis of 906
South 11th in Pasco. The Ehawee
group is sponsored by the Ken~
newick Quota club.
Play Presented
By Freshmen
The freshman class of River
View high school staged a mys
tery-comedy in three acts "Three
Fingers in the Door,” last night.
The cast included: Slyvia
Long, Shirley Germaine, Gregory
Long, Dick Mullins, William
Heupel, Bill Thorpe, Hanna Heu
pel, Betty Jane Davis, Aunt Tes
sie Tingle, Shirley Larkin; Eliz
abeth (Betsy) Brown, Betty Whit
ney; Clara Heupel, Patty Thomas;
Paul Harden, Eddie Palmer; An
na, the cook, Marlene Cox: Clan
cy, the police officer, Gary Mc-
reservoirs from midnight to 5 p.
m. showed that the city was con
suming less than 79 per cent of
the amount of water it used last
“The average figures for to
day indicate that the drive is a
huge success." City Commis
sioner Stephen J. Carney said.
From Wall Street to the United
Nations, from the Bowery to Park
Avenue, beards were the sign of
the time. The commuters on
trains coming in from suburban
towns were mostly clean-shaven,
but on the city subways the men
stole glances at _each other and
found bristles on all sides.
The United Press made a spot
telephone check of 165 homes
and found that 83.2 per cent of
Kennewick. lemon County. Washington Saturday Morning. Dec. 17. 1949
Five. Persons Injured °_|n Two-Car
CrashOn‘ RiVer Road late; Friday
Best ”Quits I
As Editor
9! Village!
Ted Best today announced his
resignation as editor-manager
of The Villager, Richland weekly
newspaper. "'
He said, in a prepared state
ment, his action resulted from a
desire not to embarass the board
of Villagers, Inc., in any plans
they might have to expand the
“I have 'no desire to continue
as editor of the Richland Villager
if it continues to operate as a
weekly . . . for I feel that a truly
representative newspaper for the
residents must . come out more
frequently.” ‘
He added that the board “will
be glad” to consider proposi
tions from “any qualified per
sons or group of persons, quali
fied to completely operate the
newspaper.” '
Best succeeded Paul Nissen,
first editor of the Villager, 21
months ago. The newspaper is
published by. Villagers, Inc., a
non-profit organization of Rich
land residents. Profits from the
paper help finance various com
munity activities, such as a li
brary. -
Best, 33, a Seattle native, grad
uated from Whitman college. He
was advertising manager of the
West Seattle Herald for about six
years. In 1945 he’became editor
of the Kent News-Journal, com
ing to Richland inMarch, 194?.
His statement also said: '1
“The time has come when The‘
Villager, to properly represent
and reflect the opinions ”and
news of theyillage must came
out more trequently than
a geek, Because all profitsfl=
the newspaper have been t “
over to various community acn
tivities, Villagers, Inc., does not;
have the necessary capital for
such a needed expansion. 1
“Therefore it was suggested by‘
the board of Villagers, Inc., that‘
persons in the newspaper, and
publishing business who have;
expressed interest in the news-‘
paper be contacted regarding
their interest in completely op
erating the newspaper as an age
ent for Villagers, Inc.”
Meeting Ended
' Agricultural extension staffs
from seven southeastern Wash
ington counties concluded a
three-day district conference
yesterday at Pasco Recreational
Everett J. Kreizinger, state
agriculture extension agent,
characterized the annual con
ference as an informal get-to
gether dedicated to the exchange
of ideas. .
“Throughout the year various
counties originate new 'ideas
which are worthwhile,” he said.
“Once a year We get together
and toss those ideas around. It
usually results in an improved
program throughout the entire
, Besides a busy‘ schedule of
round-table discussions. dele
gates heard talks from state spe
cialists in various fields. Coun
ties represented at the confer
enee were Benton, Franklin.
Walla Walla. Columbia. Asotin,
Garfield and Whitman.
50 Initiated
Into Grange
Fifty new candidates, nearly
all from the Pasco pumping pro
ject. were initiated into the Col
umbia Valley Grange at the
grange hall in Riverview last
Besides the induction of the
new members, visitors from sev
eral other granges attended the
the families checked said they
were neither bathing nor shav
ing—l4o homes were cooperating
25 admitted that someone had
either shaved or taken a bath.
Most of the men who shoved
used electric roaon and a mo
joxity of those who took both:
were infants who had no vote
ln'the matter.
Elevator Opetctox Bill Jack
sox; came up with the most
umqge alibi for his mouth
countenance. ‘
“I tell you." he explained ear
nestly, “I wasn’t going to shave.
Theh I went to the kitchen and
my mother had boiled eggs for
my breakfast. There was that
nice hot water still in the pan.
So I. used it to shave.”
Pedestrian Hit,
"’3 His Dad
Dec. 16 (m Gemld C. Have.
1 24. University of 'Minnesota
; student. drove into Mountain
} Iron last night. happy to be
; home for Christmas.
A man stepped into the
street. Hoye slammed on the
brakes. But it was too late.
The pedestrian was hurled to
the pavement. Hoye leaped out
ohms car. He looked at the vic
t .
It was his lather. Clifford
Hoye. 50. The elder Hoye was
in critical condition today with
multiple head injuries and
fractured legs.
To Move
NP Office
Robert S. MacFarlane, execu
tive vice president of the North
em Pacific railway, Will move
his headquarters from Seattle to
St. Paul Jan. 1. ‘
C. E. Denney, president of the
line, announced me cnange ai
ter a meeting of the board of
directors in Chicago. MacFarlane
joined the N. P. in 1934. He is a
former King county superior
court judge, past president of the
school board, and director of the
Pacific National Bank.
Denney also announced that
directors had approved construc
tion of $3 million in new rolling
stock. It will include 500 an steel
50-ton box cars and 50 cupola
type steel cabooses.
I" Tead‘lers
lon snake.
ASTORIA. ore., Dec; 16 (UP)—'
Eighth grade students took over
teaching chores at the Lewis and
Clark consolidated grade school
here today after 11 of the 13
teachers went out on strike.
The teachers walked out to
protest an alleged physical at
tack by a member 0f the school
board, Arthur Johnson, against
the school’s principal, Dewey
an. >
Van and County Supt. E. D.
Towler failed to stop the teach
ers from their afternoon walk
out. and the teachers, angry at
the latest of a series of year
long school disputes, said they
planned further meetings, in
cluding a public sess‘ion.
Only witness to the alleged
fracas was Afton Zundel, hus
band of one of the two teachers
not in sympathy with the strike
Escabéd Cons
Get Terms
VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 16 (1?)
—Two convicts who participated
in a daring escape here last
April were today sentenced to
one year in prison.
Kenneth O’Keefe, 23, and Leon
ard Sparks, 25, broke out of the
brig ot the Victoria Boat, shack
led their police guard with his
handcuffs and fled when the ves
sel docked here. _
In passing sentence. Magis
trate MacKenzie Metheson told
them: “This was a particularly
brutal attack on an officer who
was carrying out a job in the
line of duty.” ~
O’Keefe and Sparks were cap
tured in Everett, Wash., several
months ago by immigration of
ficials. .
Winds On Coast
SEATI‘LE, Dec. 16 (ID—The
weather Bureau predicted today
that winds up to 40 miles an
hour would be felt along the
Washington coast tonight.
Southeast storm warnings were
issued for the coast, including
the mouth of the Columbia.
At Lake Success, UN Secretary-
General Trygve Lie confessed
that he shaved with an electric
razor but announced that he had
gone without! a bath. Actress
Katherine Cornell revealed also
that she went unwashed but has
tened to add that she would get
into the tub right after midnight
when the 24-hour period of ab
stinence ends.
Army barracks in the New York
area reversed the normal proced
ure gave demerits at inspection
to soldiers _who did not have
stubb'ly beards. An unhappy
blonde college girl gave a report
er the woman’s angle: "Not a
woman in New York is going out
necking tonight."
Rec! _anas.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. lo M?)
—Traicho Kostov, former D'Q‘u
ty Premier who twice defied a
Bulgarian court by protesting
his innocence. was hanged today
for treason, and espionage, and
sabotage. _ _
Execution of the oneatime No.
2 Bulgarian Communist came
just two days gter the court
found htm guilty of the charges
with 10 other defendants and
sentenced him alone to death.
The others confessed and got
prison terms. '
The trial began on Dec. '1 with
reading of a 20.000-word indict
ment and examination of the de
fendants. It was then Kostov
jolted the court-by repudiating
a confession made earlier in
prison. '
Later, in his last speech before
the tribunal. the 52-year-old for
mer political leader repeated in
a defiant voice that “I have nev
er worked for foreign intelligence
and I have never been a police
informer.” .
His words were drowned out
by hisses and catcalls.
The short and stocky Kostov
twice had escaped death sen
tences handed out by Fascist
courts, but today he was hanged
at Sofia Central Nisan near the
center of town on orders of his
Communist government. .
He was accused specifically of
conspiring with foreign agents to
deliver Bulgaria to Marshal Tito
of Yugoslavia. and of conspiring
to assassinate leading govern
ment officials. The names of
American officials were brought
into the trial. ,
. The execution had‘notggntlieen
announced over the- ant
radio to the Bulgarian populace
shortly before midnight, but the
official news agency confirmed
his death sentence was carried
out after the presidium of the
National Assembly turned down
an appeal for mercy.
Earlier in the day, a crowd of
100,000 Bulgarians cheered and
sang while Vassil Kolarov told
them that Kostov's trial had
wrecked Anglo-American plans
to “enslave” the Balkans.
Church Meet
Is Scheduled
The Richland Church of The
Nazarene Missionary meeting
will be held at the home of Con
nie Gunderson, 518 Douglass. at
7:30 p.m. There will be a food
shower for the Sweets. who are
missionaries in China. .
Work on the basement of the
church is coming fine. There
wil be a working at the church
on Friday evening. Every man
will be welcomed with a smile
—if we all give of our time
these evenings we won’t be Jong
in getting the basement com
The N.Y.P.S. members under
the direction of Mrs. Dewey
White are working hard on the
pageant “On the Road to Beth
lehem,” which will be presented
at the church Dec. 23, at 7:30 p.
m. '
Mrs. Wanamaker Named
OLYMPIA, Dec. 16 UP) Mrs.
Pearl A. Wanamaker, state su
perintendent of public instruc
tion. was named president of the
National Council of Chief State
School officers today. The coun
cil is the official organization of
all the state superintendents in
the United States. -
Mel Swain. Richland business
man. tonight will be installed
as first president of the Atomic
City's newly-organized Rotary
Santa’s Check
Bounces Back
NEWPORT. Ore.. Dec. 16 (31’)
Santa Claus gave Willis ,Bruce
(I grocer. S2OO (or Christmas.
Dom Domnissee was Santa's
helper. He asked Bruce what he
wanted Christmas. Bruce said
3200. Domnissee wrote out a
check for that amount. signed
it Santa Claus. and gave it to
Bruce handed the check to
a Swift 5 Co. salesman in pay
ment of a shipment. The sales
man accepted it and it went to
the Portland Switt & Co. oft
ice where the payment was
creditgi to Bruce's account.
The check then cleared
through two Portland banks
and was returned to the bank
of Newport on which lt was
Today the bank of Newport
called Bruce and told him that
as endorse: he'd have to make
good: Santa had no account to
meet it. .
Bmoe gave the bank 8200.
took the check and headed for
a shop 'to have it framed.
Grigg, Gets
I. I. Grigg this week was elec
ted chairman of the Pasco Plan
ning commission. He succeeded
Earl Ne an. who remained on
the commssion. -
E. T. Lindner was named vice
chairman. Other members are
Ray Rose and Earl Wattenberg
er. Mayan John Beck and- City
Attorney Orville Olson are ex—
officlo members.
CANON CITY, Colo., Dec. 16 (U
P)-—Paul J. Schneider died to
night in Colorado's lethal gas
chamber at 8:01 p.m. (MST) for
the murder of a Denver filling
station operator.. ~
Schneider walked briskly up
Woodpecker Hill to the state's
death chamber. flanked by War
den Roy Best and guards. He
sat down quickly in the black
chair. said a prayer with the
Rev. Sidney floadley,.and watch
ed. unemolionally- as guards
brought in a crock of acid. He
remained without expression as
the heavy chamber door clanged
shut .and cyanide “eggs" were
dropped in the acid.
Police Guard
Expectant Rita
l. A ll S A N N E, Switzerland.
Dee. lG—(m—A police guard
was posted today outside the
Montchoisl clinic. where Prin
cees Aly Khan—movie actress
Rita llayworth—is expectted to
have a baby shortly. .
The Prineess herself is still
at the Palace hotel, here. The
baby's expected date of birth
is still being kept secret. but
. Prof. RMo‘nh- lie-hat. who
is attending Rita. announced
yesterday that it is imminent."
'l'he Lausanne police depart
ment said the nrofe'r-a' h'd re.
auested a pollen guard for his
clinic to prevent the patient
being disturbed. .
Truman, Ike Friends,
£ll EFEE'EP- $535539
KEY WEST, Fla.. Dec. 16 (1?)
Political speculation linking Gen~
eral Dwight D. Eisenhower with
the 1952 presidential campaign
took another turn today as Pres
ident Truman pointedly declared
that he and his former Chief of
Staff are “good friends and al
ways.have been.”
And his press secretary. Charles
G. Ross. voiced displeasure over
what he called “souped up"
stories out of Key West nearly
two weeks ago quoting “inti
mates" as saying Mr. Truman re
gards Eisenhower as a candidate.
Mr. Truman sent word to White
House reporters through Ross that
he wanted his friendship for the
General made a matter of record
but he did not elaborate. A
The stories, which brought
from Eisenhower a denial that
he is a candidate, were carried
by the Associated Press, among
others. The wflters game not at
liberty toAdiscios‘e names. ‘
Ros's said he did not know who
these intimates were. '
To the pointed question: “Does
the President regard Eisenhower
as} eanglidete?" Rgss repljed; _
“I don‘t know what ié in his
mind. The President is not talk
ing about it along those lines."
Inside Today
Church news, pages 2-3; edi
torials, columnists, page 4; Co
lumbia Basin news, page 11;
amusements, page 7, sports,
page 6.
All Taken.
To Hospital
In Pasco
Five persons were hospitalized
as a result of a twmcar smash
up on the Columbia highway.
near the Kennewick city limits.
_at about 6:20 p. m. Friday even
Most seriously injux-ed was L.
B. Christion. Pullman. State high
way patrolmen reported that
part of the front seat of the car
jn which he was riding as a pas.
senger had to be removed to ex
tricate the 67-year-old man.
The victims were still under
going hospital treatment late
Friday night. One of them. Lloyd
M. McLain, 4343 Columbia ave
nue. Kennewick. was reported to
be in surgery for a puncture in
his abdominal wall.
Patrolmen gave this version
of the accident:
James Anderson, 33, Pasco, ac
companied by Everett M. Ander
son, also Pasco, was going west.
Near the Riverside market on
the west city limits of Kenne
wick, the car apparently swerv
ed across the double line into
the path of_ oncoming traffic. .
In attemnting to swing back
to the right-hand side of the
road, Anderson’s car struck an
other driven by Ray Kamerrer.
Pullran. coming from the west.
The Kamerrer auto was struck
on the right-front side. where
Christian was sitting. The crash
rolled back the tender of the
Kamerrer auto and smashed in
the door. necessitating the re
movgl of part of the car to re
move the lnjured man. . '
‘th r n} :; ' 5
L. 3. Christian, 67. Pullman.
Compound fracture of the right
leg. dislocated left shoulder and
mouth cuts.
Ray Kamerrer, 30, Pullman.
Four head lacerations.
James. Anderson. 33, Pasco. A
nearly severed lip and lacera
tions pf the left knee.
Everett M. Anderson, 34, Pas
co. Multiple head cuts.
Lloyd M. McLaln, 4343 Colum
bla avenue, Kennewick. Cut llp
andla puncture in the abdominal
wa .
China Red
To Kremlin
MOSCOW. Dec. 16—(UP)--Mao
TzeTung. head of the Chinese
communist government. arrived
in Moscow today on a state visit
—the first that a Chinese chief
of state ever has paid to the Rus
sian capital. .
Mao will attend the ceiebra
tion of Premier Josef ' Stalin’s
birthday next Wednesday.
The official announcement of
Mao’s arrival did not specify the
object of his visit. But it may be
assumed that in addition to the
social functions connected with
the birthday celebration, Mao
will take advantage of the op
portunity to discuss with Soviet
leaders a wide field of intimate
Russian-Chinese relations.
(The Moscow radio. in a
b'roadcast recorded in London.
said that Stalin received Mao
Friday night.) ’ ‘
"Does the President object to
Eisenhower running for ‘presi
'dent?" a reporter asked.
“The President has no objec
tion to anybody running for any
thing." he replied.
‘ Ross had just concluded a re
port : Mr. Truman’s routine ac
}tiviti for the day. Then. his
‘ eye on a morning paper story out
’of Fort Worth quoting Eisenhow
er as saying I o matter what any
}one thinks. he is not a candidate
for president. Ross asserted; 7
. “The President desires to take
notice of the Eisenhower story
from 'Fort Worth. It looks from
Fort Worth that General Eisen
hower is being heckled; possibly
embarassed by some souped-up
stories out of Key West to the ef
fect that the President regards
him as a contender for the pres
idency. _ _
“I can’t imagine what founda
tion there is for the alleged
stories. The President wants it
on the r;:ord that he and Gen~
eral Eisenhower are good friends
and always have been."
That this friendship is recip
rocated was clear. Eisenhower
told reporters at Fort Worth that
he has always had “highest re
spect and admiration" for Mr.
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