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Edwardsville Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1952, Edwardsville, Illinois May the true spirit of First Christmas shine ly in the hearts of you and your family today and every December 24, 1952 Year Intelligencer Dally No. 35. 8 S Cents Tlw Weather Mostly cloudy with al snow flurries Wednesday night and A little colder Wednesday day partly Low 28; high day 33. High 36; 31. Frenchmen Ineligible for Entry to U.S. New Immigration Act Bars Seamen From Having Shore Leaves NEW YORK Nearly 300 French seamen of the liner Liberte were barred from Christmas shore leave today under provisions of the Immigration act. Immigration officials said after the ship docked here that 270 of the 974-man crew were ineligible for entry to the United States under the new law and 27 others had improper The 270 ineligibles will spend Christmas aboard the luxury but the 27 were expected to straighten out their documents later today and be cleared for en- try The Liberte will be in port until Immigration Inspector Leonard Martin made the crossing on the Liberte to check the He reported the 270 either refused to answer questions or were found otherwise ineligible for At international ports and border crossing points around the U. S. tion Service began a tight curtailment of entry privileges un- der the new which was at- tacked bitterly by both tial candidates in the recent tion At New York's tional immigration were standing by to put alien crew members foreign planes through a that could some of them to spend their American layover in detention on Ellis The Act was passed over President Truman's veto last June by a Congress an- to revise outdated tion and naturalization laws and at the same time make the tiy safe from Communist spies and ether undesirable A storm of criticism broke after passage of the act. President-elect jn Page Ship Wreck The wrecked French liner rolls in the surf off the Lebanon coast after ing and cracking in half on A heroic captain of a Lebanese motor launch rescued single handedly all the remaining passengers and some crewmen from the Truman to Spend Holidays in D. C. WASHINGTON year for the second time since ing Harry S. Truman Will pass up his annual Christmas week get-together with home town cronies in The carolers from the Jackson County Girls Training School will not get their customary personal greeting from Bess And Margaret Truman's soprano voice will be missing from the choir of the Trinity Episcopal The are spending their as well as their Christmas at the White The other time Mr. Truman spent Christmas here as President was In 1947. The Yuletide holiday not be as rollicksome as vvhen the Abraham Lincolns or Theodore or Franklin D. velts were in For the Trumans are a quieter And Mrs. Truman has just lost her 90- But Christmas is a big day in the life of the Truman family and plans already are under way to carry out all the old there will be no lack of Christ mas trees in the White A huge tree has been installed in the East Room of the mansion A smaller tree has been set up in the family sitting room Two grace the North Poinsettias and evergreen are ted throughout the A large sprig mistletoe has been attached to the chandelier in the main As with every other Christmas since 1941, there will be a huge evergreen on the south Irwn which blazes each Christmas as a symbol for the This year Mr. Truman will be on hand to throw the switch on Christmas Eve instead of carrying out the mony from The kitchen staff already is col goodies for the traditiona holiday dinner of and per haps a The White House will buy its and all the gift tur keys will be sent to hospitals or to FBI Agents to frail Hoodlums NEW YORK ment put FBI agents on the trail f waterfront and eers today to out if they re violating federal laws in their on the Attorney General James P. Granery ordered J. Edgar Hoovers to make a scale In- of New York dock con- a job already undertaken by a state agency and the yn grand The New York Crime now in recently testimony showing the busiest waterfront was a for shakedown loan sharks and cor- union McGranery issued a brief ment in Washington Tuesday an- nouncing he had put the FBI to vork on the Although terse an- did not say what steps agents were it was they were watching for of the Act and other federal statues on The state commission already has heard testimony indicating of a section of the Hartley law making it. a meanor for employe group agents o give or take payments in any activity involving interstate com- Thus only one waterfront has been convicted in the Edward J. New organizer for the Association received an 18-month on term for lying when he told a grand jury he never received S 000 from a stevedoring firm to it with U. S. Attorney Myles J. Lane said Tuesday night he expected the FBI investigation to produce of waterfront He said a grand jury was awaiting their By United Press Three persons charged with traffic violations at Detroit got off with suspended sentences Tuesday when their attorney turned out to be Santa Clarence A. Reid took time off from making the rounds of churches and schools as Santa to act as defense He still wore his red suit and white Judge George T. Murphy said lucky Santa Claus is your Sentence Sadosa Connellee sent a mas present of three neckties to Assistant County Attorney Roy Semtner at Oklahoma At- was a card which said Semtner had Connellee last spring for and sent him to prison for the 10th When Richard Cutrer of told his mother he killed a during his hunting trip with his Christmas cap pistol she skeptically told him to it Half an hour Inter year old Richard returned pulling a 30-pound bobcat in his little red Richard said bashed the cat on the head with my when he jumped out a on top of Curious neighbors soon found out the bobcat had been dead several but they didn't tell Pullman Co. officials at Chicago said today a passenger lost his Christmas spirit on an ward trip from Wash. The man left a seven-foot undecorated Christmas tree on Frank of found the following note at to a Canadian balsam Christmas tree he bought am a boy 11 years old and in Gr. VI at and I would like to have a pair of pance size 14 for Xmas and my name is Sterling New Company T Refuses to Celebrate Christmas Eve WESTERN Korea the slow beat of shellfire broke the silence of the night before A beam of moonlight glanced off the dots of snow clinging to It etched the ragged profile of enemy hills yards This was I men who fought the battle of Bunker Hill and The Tonight they refused to even with what little they But they all one man got no This just isn't Even the company decorated a Christmas tree with ornaments sent from the United The tree stood in a tent which serves as a mess Sgt. John 27, of N. told how the men had come to walk by this glittering symbol of Christmas as if they could not see it. one day he of the guys was walking from his platoon to the command post across that rice paddy A round came in and got took him to the mess tent We got a doc from the But the guy was ripped to p i e c He died next to the Christmas He never said a The tree stands abut 4 feet just inside the tent Wind from shrapnel holes in the tent twisted the Under the tree I Company has put Christmas But many of 'the men already have opened their Capt V. 32, of Kingston N. said he Opened his presents as soon as he got them I would have everything and thing would be thanked The company still remembers the last man to die on the long nights guard duty watching the heard him No sale Kennard Hart of Iowa out of nowhere the shell lands on his the men who were not standing guard in the trenches bunkers to hear mas carols on the But there were only a few radios and more than 200 The others sat and talked abou things back Once a snatch of singing leaped out from the kets covering a bunker just got to a voice started up a Christ mas The men often were star ing at the floor between their boots On the wall they had put up a few Christmas cards among the pinup One of the biggest said in gold the blessings oi the Christ Area Won't Have White Christmas A white Christmas will be only dream in most parts of the nation and that includes Edwardsville and the Weather Bureau re- While light snow was failing Wednesday in the upper reaches he there was little it would go farther south han northern although the Bureau thought occasional snow might be the case in Cen ral Illinois Wednesday night and The temperature in the area was to drop slightly h a low of between 25 and Christmas will be observed here n traditional the ex- change of etc. Snow pelted an extensive area Oklahoma to New a while landscape as iar south as N. and the Texas The blanket mounted to four inches at and spread as far north us Kan. Light snow fell Tuesday in rado nad southeastern and in the Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin plus sections of the some of the Rain was falling along the New England coast and somber skies were the rule throughout the east. Wild temperatures were expected Ji most of the area with a drop on Christmas Light showers were predicted in Northwest and in the rain was expected to hit Northern California by Southern California had warm and sunny weather with a high in the 60's at Los N. Troops Commie Assault Chinese Reds Mowed Down When Trying To Take T-Bone Hill Korea U.N. outnumbered 10 to day crushed with staggering losses the first attempt by Chinese Reds to make good the Communist boast to be Seoul by U. S. underscored the Red ground defeat by ripping apart a of Com- munist in a swirling tle just south the Yalu River in which two were probably destroyed and nine others were The Reds aimed their first jor attempt to punch a hole in the United Nations defenses ing the historic invasion gateway to Seoul at T-bone on the west central An estimated fanatic nese were hurled into the Allied machine artillery and chewed Communist at- tackers to bits as they surged up the icy slopes of T-bone Hill Front line reports said the first wave of 200 Chinese was virtually Airman Decorated Safe Carted Off At ITS Station Theft of a 400-pound safe con- to was discovered at the Illinois Terminal railroad tion on Troy road about 6 o'clock Wednesday Police Chief August Soehlke said the burglars broke a wooden panel in the door of Ticket Agent Henry Johnson's office to unlatch the The located in the east corner of the evidently was wheeled from the office into the adjacent waiting room and out the north door of the ke Tire marks in the drive just outside the north door indicated that the bulky safe had been hauled away in a Soehlke P. H. Lahey of an Illinois Terminal dis- covered the theft about 6 a.m. Police said the break-in occurred sometime after a.m. Station Agent Johnson made the estimate of the cash A more detailed check was being made with the assistance of a company Morton Man Killed 111. S. 31, was crushed to death in the machinery of a dump truck near here His body was found late Tuesday night on a farm where he had been working alone when the accident NO PAPER THURSDAY The Intelligencer will not be published Christmas All departments oi will be closed for the Hoover and Eisenhower Meet Former President Herbert Hoover shakes hands with elect Dwight Eisenhower as they met in New York for luncheon at the home of John Foster Secretary of The Republican discussed re-organization of the executive branch of the it was MAJ. WILLIAM B. HOELSCHER Headquarters of the Far East Air Force in Korea officially an- Tuesday that Major liam B. 504 East Union had received the first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Flying Cross from Col. James K. Johnson commanding officer of the U. S. Air Force fourth Fighter Interceptor The award was made more a week ago at an advanced Fifth Air Force base in Major 31-year-old jet arrived in Edwards vile over the weekend after completing 100 missions in He flew the famous The Air Force officer who re- sides here with his wife and two received the Oak Leaf Cluster for distinguishing himself by extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial com- His citation read in leading a flight of four on a fighter sweep of the area at Major Hoescher sighted a formation of four MIGs at feet directly below his Immediately leading his flight into the attack he made several passes on the During the ensuing Major Hoelscher scored al heavy hits in the wing roots and fuselage section of the enemy An explosion occurred in the aft section and flames shot from the MIG as it spiraled into the Major un- selfish devotion to duty and expert marksmanship led to the tion of the After a 30-day leave spent here with his wife and he will re- port to Larsen Air Force Base at Moses Wash. Successor for Sought PARIS Vincent Auriol held an emergency meeting with former Premier Rene Pleven today as France wallowed without a government in its deepening tical During the day Auriol planned to at least five more former premiers in an effort to find a successor for Antoine who resigned as premier early There seemed little hope that riol could solve the 18th of War until after Auriol's list of appointments in- cluded talks with Edgar Rene Jules and Andre Diethelm after his session with who heads the erate Democratic and socialist Union of Resistance par Faure and Mayer former Moch is a leading So Diethelm is a supporter Gen. Charles de wartime resistance leader who Tuesday night appealed for a regime that could new into Later in the day Auriol was to talk with three other Paul Edonard dier and Felix then receive delegations from Socialist and Communist parliamentary France has grown accustomed to recurring political crisis in re- cent but Auriol's efforts to form an 18th postwar government took on urgency because of major economic and foreign problem plaguing France this notably in Indo-China and North De Gaulle said that thp French system of government that has operated since the war be condemned and thrown overboard in the public the country must be awakened in- stead of there is no other way because there is no other Staunton Resident Killed by Train James E. Waterfall of 74-year-old retired real estate was killed early day morning by a northbound Wa- bash freight train while ly walking along the tracks about three-fourths of a mile north of Deputy Coroner Maurice gett of New who took charge of the said Waterfall apparently failed to hear the proach of the An inquest is tentatively set for Friday at Burgett Deputy Sheriff Eugene assigned to with the in- said he was told Waterfall left his Staunton home about p.m. Tuesday and was last seen alive at the Worden Friends of the deceased said he had been in poor health and was believed to have wandered onto the railroad His widow be- came alarmed when Waterfall ed to return home Tuesday night and had asked authorities to look for State police and local of- were and the search ended with the discovery of his mangled body along the tracks about this Deputy Sheriff Kitzmiller said the train engineer was J. M. The deceased was bom Oct. 7, 1878. in the son the late Mr. and Samuel He was married to the former Miss Bertha Boettger of died Nov. 10, 1942. On Oct. 3, 1943, he married the former Miss Frieda Hasse at who Other survivors include a Ralph J. Waterfall of a Mrs. C. F. one Charles J. two Mrs. D. W. Effie on Page 2) Ike Reported to Have New Plan For Ending War Headquarters Refuses to Comment On Times Dispatch NEW YORK elect and his top ad- visers have worked cut a strategic to bring about an end to the war in the New York Times reported The in a dispatch from I United Nations Headquarters said details of the plan could be made but the strategy would follow the general lines laid down by Eisenhower upon his return from Eisenhower's headquarters an- it had on the Times The plan would be aimed at con- vincing the Kremlin that the United States will not pull out of Korea or yield her position against forced of war Nor would the plan involve danger of spreading the Korean fighting into a bigger The Times said the plan was worked out by high command of the Eisenhower It said the source for its news did not say whether Gen. Douglas who conferred with Eisenhower last contributed to forming the The according to the calls for in- in participation of South Korean forces the but with no great increase in participation by other members of the United Details of the new strategy re- main to be formulated by the State and Defense Departments after the new administration takes Jan. 20, the Times Then of other nations in- volved would be called in to work out a final decision on future duct of the Expensive Wrappings to Litter Living Room Floors NEW YORK The mound of colored paper and tangle of liant ribbons which will appear on living room floors Friday will be the most expensive in The days when a bundle of red tissue paper and a ball of green twine settled the family's gift wrapping problems They're in beneath expensive metallic paper that sells for as much as a yards of elaborate ribbons and countless doodads like colored painted pine cones and artificial If the gift costs less than a the receiver better take a good at the it might be smarter to save the paper and ribbon and throw away the stores charge as much as for fancy wrappings on a big That Includes paper and a generous Mary a attractive woman who admits to partial re- sponsibility for all these has upper crust customers who pay her as as for wrapping one Miss Lulu started wrapping fancy packages for stores 14 years Now she concentrate only on com- packaging and a select list of Christmas She works far into Christmas Eve in her office on the Upper East Side of Some of the packages are wrapped in shining black paper with bright pink and gold Plain colors and heavy paper were one of the first trends she Now she's using two different kinds of ribbon on many of her fanciest in case anybody is trying to use up leftover ribbon on last minute package She also glues on gold Initials in- stead of a gift of our ideas aren't sive to she use Christmas tree cutouts on some packages in contrasting paper and the gold initials could be cut out of heavy gold She also suggested a stapler as handy equipment along with phane Ribons can be stapled together and paper fastened The woman who likes to save wrappings for next year's presents won't appreciate the sturdy Unless opened with these fancy packages disintegrate into torn waste But for tonight they make a wondrous sight under the Pilgrims Set Out For Bethlehem Thousands of Christian pilgrims from this divided city set out today for Bethlehem to worship in Christmas Eve ceremonies at the birthplace of One of the first parties to headed by Patriarch Alberto passed beneath Jerusalem's Jaffa Gate early in the skirted the tween Israel and and moved off slowly along the 15-mile route to bethlehem Special buses and taxis carrying thousands of other pilgrim's tourists from all parts of the world were expected to head out of Jerusalem before Among the first pilgrims to leave were 30 Christian ministers and laymen led by the Rev. Harold Gretzinger of Los Calif. The patriarchal party through thf Judean past the Garden of Gethsemane and across the slopes of the Mount of to Bethany where Christ was annointed in the house of Simon the leper From Bethany the route climbs through low hills until it joins the ancient road if biblical Today's washed by fresh were clear and blue across the Holy Moonlight was ex- Members of the diplomatic corps were scheduled to leave the held section of Jerusalem after dusk Some three thousand persons crossed the border at Mandelbaum Gate for a 36-hour holiday stay in time enough foi the age to The Mandelbaum Gate is salem's only official point of con- tact between Jordan and foreigners employed by the Israeli government and com- members of the clergy and other pilgrims crowded the patriarchate mansion where their documents were checked by bolder hundreds of pilgrims planned to celebrate Christmas in where grew to Entrance to that city was restricted to holders of special
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