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POLLS, GOP took beating as Harry Truman walloped them, Wallace, Thurmond. MOST FAMOUS BABY of 1948 by all odds was Princess Eliza beth’s blue-eyed boy,-heir presumptive to throne of Britain. TANKS FOR TURKEY were grim symbols of the Greek-Turkish aid program which U. S. J launched hand-in-hand with the Marshall plan as it fought for European recovery. KEY SETBACK to westward advance of E .> lion Cuilai v - provided by Italy’s voters, \yha reacted Red candidates. Intensi^ . A ,*<guing an < d>'g pieced.d the balloting. % NATION MOURNED, not only for. its dead leaders, Eduard Benes and Jan Masaryk, |very possibly for its lost democracy as the Iron Curtain fell on Czechoslovakia. MORE SPECTACULAR than the lengthy strikes of miners and longshoremen was CIO walkout at Univis Lens in Dayton, O. King Features Syndicate TWO STAR FIGURES in the multi-faceted investigation of Communism in the United States I furnished a dramatic highlight when they confronted each other: Alger Hiss (left) and Whit- ■ taker Chambers (right). Justice department and Congress vied for spotlight in the probes. ■ jUjjf FLOOD WATERS loosened by crumbling dike destroyed Van port. Ore., $24,000,000 war-built city, and many of its citizens. II , 1 , i f DRAMATIZING Russian repression was Oksana Kosenkina’s spectacular leap to freedom from Soviet New York consulate. I INDIA WON FREEDOM ifter decades of strife,,but lost its greatest leader when an assassin killed Mohandas Gandhi just as the British loosened^ their hold on the subcontinent. I "COLD WAR" became an everyday expression 51 as East and West met. clashed in Berlin. Amer ican answer to Soviet blockade was the air lift. ARAB, NATIONS banded together to battle for Holy Land against forces of new-born Israel. **— Assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, United Nations mediator, shocked entire world. PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCEJr^ogouToIumbi^^wbmp^'^^^^S®^®® when insurrection and noting named through capital’s streets and sent visitors homeward.