Altoona Mirror, May 24, 1951

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - May 24, 1951, Altoona, Pennsylvania CITY EDITION The Circulation of the Altoona Mirror Yesterday Eltoona WEATHER: WARMER FRIDAY The public will find it worth to attend the lecture by Lady Balfour at the Altopna High school auditorium this evening. [VOL. 293 PHONE 7171 ALTOONA, 1'A., THURSDAY EVKN1NG, MAY 24.1951. THIRTY-SIX FIVE CENTS FEPC MEASURE CLEARS HOUSE AFTER DEBATE Opposition to However, Charges That Plan Will Re- sult In "Gestapo." Hy 1J.OY1> It. KOCIIUU.U Staff Correspondent HARHISBURG, May The bouse of representatives, with Rfl Republicans voting passed and sent to the senate last night the administration bill for a fair employment practices commission. The vote, taken after two hours of heated debute in which oppo- nents charged the proposed three- member agency could develop into "gestauo." was 1GO to u-ilti Ihn Democratic bloc going solidly behind the measure.' Passage of the bill into llic upper chamber marked a milestone in the six-year fight of its supporters for legislation thnt would ban job dis- crimination because of race, color, religion or national origin. FEPC WAS a plank in both the Demo- cratic and Republican platforms in last year's slate-wide campaigns, i 1're-ddcd by Governor. Only last week, at the prodding of Governor John S. Fine, Ihc house labor relations committee reported out tho bill which had been intro- duced last Feb. 7 by Republican Representative Lewis M. Mintess, a Philadelphia Negro. Ironically, the- only opposition to the measure was voiced on tho floor by Republican Representatives Wil- liam R. McMillen, Indiana- Edwin Tompkins, Emporium. and James N. Robertson, Media. ilcMillen, in a comprehensive presentation of the opposing view, covered Hie 25-page bill section hy section in his attempt to show that authority proposed for the commis- sion was "over and beyond tbe IFIW." JInnUer Opposes Kill, His voice rising to a shout at times, the Indiana banker said Hint while lie opposed discrimination in any form, "tbe bill itself is full of discrimination." tie contended that "if communists are not behind this I'm not convinced tliey GLOBEMASTER CRASHES United Nations Forces Drive Across 38th Parallel as Reds Flee Northward A trail of scattered leads from this tree fo tho broken tuiL of the plane: hi center background after thn hig army transport crashed at Lisbon, I nil, Tho thrcc-foot-thirk tree was up- rooted nnd dragged 200 feet hy MIR plane. Seven ivcrsotiN wero killed, (XKA iim.sing an op- portunity to underminu the Chris- linn faith." "This is n bill lo control a moral bill proposing control of human actions and it reflects the nge-old inhumanity of man to lie saici. "It is an problem that Christ Himaelf had to dtvi! with." McMillen wns particularly criti- cal of a provision that would pre- vent, any employer, employment agency or labor organization from obtain ing nny information from an nppHcant for employment or mem- bership regarding race, color, re- Jigious creed, ancestry or national origin, Scoundrels lit All Groups. this i "Have we gotten to the place we have to disallow tho fact we're white, colored or hr asked. "I like a man for what lie is. There are scoundrels among nil groups. I like the fellowship oE members of this house, regardless of creed nnd I would have no re- gard for anyone who tried to evade fact of }ys ancestry." McMillen contended that the pro- posed legislation would aid "pro- fessional agitators----and would enable them to slip from one or- ganization to another to foment you couldn't do any- thing to keep Uiem out." He said the bill would "open a wedge for development of bureauc- racy without end" and give legal- ity to an organisation "thnt could become a gestapo over the working people of Penn- sylvania." Just Hunting Votes'? Ho con eluded with: ''The argu- ment will he thrown up lo me thnt V KPC is part of I) ic plal f o rm o f the Republican and Democratic parties. I'll admit T be- Jicve both the Republicans nnd Democrats were insincere in that were bunting voles." Both Majority Lender CharJrs C. Krai til, Philadelphia, and Minority Leader Hiram G. And rows. Johns- town, spoke briefly in defense of tho measure. Andrews snid FF.PC was his party's platform pledge in thr last several sessions, and his only "regret" was that tho Repub- licans could not, like his delegation, boast unanimity in the voting. Smith snid the hilt was a menl" of the GOP platform pledge "....and when you kf-np n promise, you're .not trying to collrct votr.s." Tn other developments, thr house judiciary committee reported lo Ihn floor an ndministralion-bnckrd bill, already okayed by the senate pro- viding for an nnnunl regular ses- sions of the legislature. Appro print ion Rills. Tho house passed finally and sent to the upper chamber tho interim appropriation bills calling for for payment for salaries of Lady Balfour Lecture Set For Tonight Lady Eve Balfour of Suffolk, England, who lectures tonight at the Altoona High school auditorium under the sponsorship of tho agri- cultural committee of the Altoona Chamber of Commerce, believes that healthy vegetation may spring only from healthy soil and that human health depends on healthy foods. Author of the famous hook, "The I jiving which has gone through nine printings since its publication in 19-13, Lady will present the salient points of her bnoJi in tonight's k'dure, which also is tilled "The Living Soil." To illustrate her talk she will show u motion picture iiim on soil culture entitled "The Cycle of Life." Farmers anil farmers' wives from j Blair and four surrounding conn- tit's have been extended special in-1 vitations to the? lecture and many j amateur gardeners 3rc expected to iltcnd. Chairman Stanley Truby of the C. of C. agricultural committee will be in charge of the lecture program and will present Dr. Frrd D. Miller, who will introduce Lady Balfour Lady Balfonr, who is secretary of the British Soil association, Ltd., is currently touring the United Stales and making a series of lec- ture appearances. Her lecture tonight will climax a busy day in Alloonu. At. 9 o'clock this morning Lady Balfour deliv- GRAGE PASTOR ___ radio talk over station WVAM and at noon she was slated lo address a luncheon meeting of the combined membership of four service clubs. Rotary, Kisvnnis, American Business club and Lions. The British noblewoman arrived in Altoona last night by plane from Itounolte, Va., and is the guest, of Dr. Miller. In Today's ALTOONA MIRROR Amusements Comics and Panels County Correspondence Crossword Puzzle Kditorlals and Features Financial News Major Hooplo Poel's Cornr.r Radio Programs Social Events Sports Toonervillr Women's Fralurrs Central Stale News TIiuilc Rny's Corner lloddn 1 Ads Pago Peron Orders Arresl Of Atomic Professor RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 24 newspaper Tribuna Da Imprensa reported yesterday in nn "exclusive Buenos Aires dis- ji ate h1' that President .lunn. D. Peron Iind ordered the arrest oC Professor Ronald Richter, head of Argentina's atomic research center. (Tho report wns denied officially in Buenos Aires by the foreign Without citing its source, the newspaper .said llichler's arrest wns ordered after the Argentine army investigated nnd found that Rieh- ler did not make tho discovery an- nounced by President Peron on March 2-1. Peron snid at Hint time thnt Kiehter had "brought about the controlled release of atomic energy" in n government project "far su- perior" to that of the United States. Boy Severely Injured When Struck by Car Ronald Oakc.s, aged 9, twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Onkcs of Rodman, near Roaring Spring, is still in critirial condition nnd un- conscious today after being struck hy an automobile in front of his home at 8.55 o'clock last evening. He suffered a probable fracture ot the skull nnd multiple lacerations of tho face, arms and hands. Tho automobile involved in llic accident was driven hy Fred S. Croylc, aged 2-1, of 103 Broad slrcct, Hollidnysburg. Within five minutes after the ac- cident, another occurred at Ihe because of Ihe people and nt tho point. In it on automobile driven by William S. Rcffner, aged 38, of 312 Pine street, Roaring Spring, crashed into the roar of n car operated by Carl Sell, aged 35, of Roaring Spring, R. D. 1. Damage- to thn Sell car nt nnd tr> the New Methodist Pastor Served Four Churches Rev. John A. Frehn, who was transferred from South WilliaDis- port as new pastor of Grace Meth- odist church, Altoona, nt the recent assembly of the Central Pennsylva- nia Methodists, lias served in four churchcs-r In a biographical sketch sent to the Altuona Mirror, Rev. Frehn revealed he laugbt school for 10 years afler his graduation from Shippensburg State Teachers col- lege with a bachelor of science de- gree in 1927. He received his S. T. B. degree from Westminster Thrologicul seminary in 1041. He has served nt Laltleslown, Huston town. Riverside church in Jlarrisburg and South Williamsport since thai time. He has served ns missionary sec- retary of Ihe Williamsport district, as treasurer of the conference board of missions, is a member oC the board of directors oE the Meth- odist training: camp nnd n mem- ber of the conference sustenlation committee. DEMOCRATSSHY GEN. MIRTHUR MADE MISTAKE Army Chief-of-Staff Slated as Next Wit- ness Sen- atorial Inquiry. BULLETIN WASHINGTON, C., May A Knpub- lieaii senator moved today to defer questioning of mili- tary witnesses In tho Mac- Arthur investigation mid call Secretary of Stnto Demi Achesnn for quizzing in this "broad" field of for- eign policy. Senator liourko li. nickcnloopcr, (R., asked the senate armed services foreign relations committee to call Achcsou tomorrow or Monday, By RAYMOND LAHK AND JOHN 1-. STEELE Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON, D. C., May Democrats hoped to show through Gen. J. Laivtori Collins today thnt Gen. Douglas MacArthur was off base when he "assumed" that Ko- rean war plans u'cni vetoed in Washington. Collins, urmy chlcf-of-staff, was ready to testify he-fore the senate committee investigating MacAr- thiir's dismissal after members complete questioning his superior, Gen. Omar N. Bradley. The issue is Mac Arthur's con- tention tlmt the chiefs shared his views In push ing the Korean wnr, but thai views were over- ridden by President Ti'innan or Defense Secretary George C. Mar- shall. ichcs Heart of Controversy. It touches Ihc heart of the billet MacArthur controversy whether or not Washington quartcrbacking cramped MacArthur in driving for a Korean victory. Collins personally linn (tad Mnc- Arthur in Tokyo the highly con- troversial Jan, 12, chief s-of -staff study, which recommended under certain conditions: Removal of restrict Eons on use of Chinese Nationalist troops and United States provision of "logis- tical support" for their operations; tightening of nn economic block- ade on the China const; prepara- tion of n naval blockade, and lift- ing air reconnaissance over Manchuria and the China coast. Changed Bntllo Conditions. Defense Secretary George C. Marshall already has laslifichl that of the 16 tentative recommenda- tions in the study, about 13 have been put into effect in whole or partially and the rest for the most part were outdated because of changed battle conditions. Mac- Arthur, in testifying before the committee, mentioned only the four recommendations, which he said jibed with hi a own ideas on TANK-INFANTRY. TEAM MOVES THROUGH VALLEY A Innk-inrnnfry tenin nf thn 25th division moves through n Korean valley on n rrrmnmiusance patrnl. as ciHinttr-aUiickinfi United Nations troops cut thn ninin supply rnuto for lit the south and (U. S. army pholn by N'KA Truman Sees United States Actual Battleground In Event of JVew War Hcffncr ear at Both accidents were investigated hy Pvls. Thomas .1. Kuegg nnd W, Nixon of the state police. They learned llmt Ronald was wilh a sister, Barbara, aged 13, who warned him that n car wa.x cnmlng. Ronald pulled away from her hnnrl, howrvrr, and started across the h ighway. Croyln reported Hint hi? had si-on Ihc rhlldn-n nlnng lh.> road mid (t'm.lin.....I ..i, f, rul.....U H) Mrs. Frehn Is president of the Ministers' Wives and Daughters association of Williamsport and vicinity. The Prchns have two children: lionise, n graduate of Dickinson Junior college, now em- ployed by the J.C. Penney company, and John I-.ce, in ninth grade in South Williamsport schools. Allied G. A. R. Delegates to Convene Here Five allied orders nf Hie Grand Army of the Republic will move into the city June 17 to partici- pate! in Ihc annual state: conven- tion which will hnvo its headquar- ters at Ihe Penn-Alto hotel. More than delegates from the Women's Relief corps. Toadies of the G. A. U. circle, Sons of Union Veterans, Daughters of Union Veterans and auxiliary to Ihe Sons will regisler for tho five- day convention on Monday morn- ing, June 18, following the ex- emplification o[ the ritual of tho G. A. 11. at 7.30 o'clock Sunday eve- ning. On Monclny evening in the- room of the Penn-Alto an informal reception-dance for the G, A. family will be staged prior lo Ihe official opening of llic convention Tuesday morning, June JO. Mayor J. Tester Laughlin will deliver the welcoming address. The Daughters of the Union Vet- erans will meet in the Grace Lu- theran church and the Auxiliary to the Sons will meet at the Elks home. The? other groups will con- vene nt the hotel. Ixical groups (o foe represented nt the convention include Lt. S. C. Potls circle 8r Krtd C. Ward cir- fighting the war. The stuff study was given to MucArthur after tbe former Paci- fic commander informed Washing- tjn in early January thnt he doubl- ed his forces could retain a foot-' liold in Korea because of over- whelming Chinese communist strength. Ordered lo Hnlrf On. Rrndley, chairman of the joint chiefs, has testified that MacAr- thur was ordered to hold on in successive positions as long as pos- sible without destroying" his com- mand. And Bradley said that in view of MneArthur's alarming re- port Collins and Gen. Hoy I S. Van- den berg, air force chief, rushed to Korea for a first hand look. Red Press Is Plugging for New Peace Plan WASHINGTON. D. C., Mny communist, press is whuoping it up for a Korean peacfi plan that is sonicu-hut similar lo the American stand. The stnto department dors not I ktiovv wbethrr the campaign Is real or phony, but is watching closely. The New York Dully Worker, chief red mouth piece in the U ruled Stales, has gone all-out in support of a rcacL- resolution introduced, in the sennit n week ngo today by Senator Edwin C. Johnson, CO., Johnson's rf sol u 15 on calls for n cease-lire in Korea at 4 a. in. June anniversary of the start nf fighting1. Communists would with- draw north of the J5th parallel, United Nations forces would stay south of the parallel. All non-Koreans except diplomatic rep he required lo leave Korea by Dec. 1. Prnvd a, the Comm u n Lit pa rt y newspaper in Moscow, printed the nf tbe resolution, and tho Daily Worker irt New York immcdlalely begun to plug the plan wilh banner beadlinns. One editorial cried: 'Why wait until June 25? Stop the billing now.' United Slntes officials repeatedly have supported the idea of a cease- fire tlmt would leave the rcclR in North Korea and U, N. Sorcvs in the smith. Inleriuil Tensions'.' WASHINGTON, IX C, May 24- government, survey re- ported today that internal "ten- sions" threaten the "fragile" ruling structure of the Soviet union. Although Ihe report discounted the possibility that organized revo- lution might occur soon in Russia, it said thr Kremlin could be se- verely wounded, "If not brought to a tattering by American co- ration with "million.1! of soviet dissidents" in that country. WASHINGTON, D. C., May 24. Tru- man expressed fear today Unit a Third World war would make the United Stales an actual battleground. The president, at a news conference, reviewed gravely the domestic and foreign sit- uation. He said he was afraid that Third World war would hurl ;c world back into the dark with the United States i actual battlef ront and with ide destruction th rough out ic country. Tbe president volunteered i nglhy discussion of Iiis genera ims and -policies after denying i requently published report that In :n n cocky mood, He anid lie is not cocky nt all nt tlmt he is working as hard n, ossiblr- in behalf of policies whicl e believes will lead to cnelurini ence nnd prevent n Third Work ar. After expressing: his brlu'f tbn, lother global conflict would tnSti back to the dark ages, tin rosielent listened thoughtfully to repetrter who wanlud to kno hether this country -did nol pos tlie intelligence and encrg> o keep us from (lipping bncJc in o the dark ages even if we d( ave another The president said lie hoped this as true, but the American pcopli lould remember that if anotho Vorlcl war develops, this countrj ill find itself in quite n diffcron o.sition from World wnr IT. The United States, he snid, woul> r> an actual batilr-fronl with meeting ivilh newsmen wllli a re ewcd appeal thai Ihe people joir ogetber next Wednesday, Me lorial day, at 11 n, m. (EDT) i rnycrs for permanent pence, n .-ell as lo honor the heroes r as I wars. Collins, after conferring with Gen. Matthew B. Ridgwny, then Mac Arthur's top field comnmnelcr i. n-w Ills successor, was decid- edly more optimistic nnd shared Ridge-way's view that the front could be stabilized. Immediately thereafter, Brndlcy snid, Collins rmndcct the chiefs' Subdivisions lo Gel Road, Street Funds HAFIRISBURG, May A house-approved bill to give po- litical subdivisions an add it ion a annually for mnintennnce nnd construction of public roads nnd streets movrd into the senate toeiay. Under (he sponsored eight Republican legislators, dis bursenifnts from gasoline tax re- ceipts lo cities, boroughs, towns and townships would total 000 Finn u all j', as compared to the present allocation. r cle IG nnd tho Daughters of Union Veterans Clara Barton ,tent 22, all of Altoonn, and the Col. Wil- liam G. Murray circle J8S of HolH- Onyahurg. Ci'neral chairman Is Mrs, Anim of '.JIO Smith Kecond street. P.B.A. Names Representatives On Banker-Farmer Relations (Special to Altoona Mirror) HARRISBURG, May Pennsylvania Banker; association has appointed county banker representative throughout tho commonwealth to serve as the county poin of liaison for developing and1 promoting sound banker-' farmer relationships in Penn- sylvania for 1051-52. The, county banker representa- tives, under supervision of the P. B. A, committee on agriculture, will work in cloae coopernlion with county agents, 4-H club lenders, and other rurnl leaders, offering financial ndvlcn to formers nnd promoting bankers' understanding of agricultural problems. The county representatives, with other Pennsylvania bankers, will nllend thn annual P. B. A. farm inanngemenl clinic al tbe Pen. nnylvn nia Klnlo collrgr, Aug. nn nierting lo keep banltorn Lnfurnu'd of tho latest agricultural develop inents and practices. The newly-fippointed rcprescnta tives will continue the splcndi banker-farmer cooperation show In pnst yenrs in Pennsylvania which has tho second largest rum population in tho nntion nnd nfc riculturnl investments of over As n result of the hanker-fnrme coordination, reports P, B. committee on agriculture, me tertik.s in Pennsylvania credit to farmers than in any othi In the country, Furthermore, Pennsylvania banl rxlcmled more lonn.s nnd IIKII farm non-real I'MM Atomic Shell )eveloped by United States WASHINGTON. D. C., May JIJ) Heprcjumlnlive O v c rt o n rooks Iji.) says the United hn.i developed nn atomic nr- llury shell which he thinks ought be fired ut tbe Chinese reds in Congress Askec To Give Allies American Help .IAMRR SCT1ACTKK Slnff Correspondent WASHINGTON, D. C., May TIP) President Truman aske :ongress tochiy for bi five lanks, guns, pianos and th economic sinews to foreign frc nalions lo meet the "terrible dun [cr" of soviet aggression. Mr. Truman called it n "mutu ecurlty program." Of Ihn lota 16.25 billion would ho for militai aid and S2.250 billion for ccononr assislance. It was the largest total peace t'me reQitest such aid. It wou )e provided free in the fiscal yea icginnlng July 1. In addition, Mr. Truman rccoj mended thnt billion more 1 Tppropriatcd to be used to increa :he lending authority of tbe export- import bank. Not all of this money would be used in the coming fiscal year. TJjfa the aid program Mr. Tru- lan asked: Economic Military Europe Middle, Northern Africa. Asia Latin America rative Kxpenscs Actually, informed sources said odny, Oiis country lias proved nol, ne but two experimental shell de- [gtia in recent atomic tests and third anO better model is in Ihc :orU.s. Whether any of (he models hns actually gone into production Is an- other matter, however, nnd whether they ought to he used in Korea is something else ngnlti. The atomic energy commission .nd other official sources- were, un- viHing In comment on Brooks' tatemciil. But military officials were by no ncnns certain that Korea would be he best place lo test atomic wen- ms [jgayist an enemy in the field. Vhcthcr in the shape of shells or inniba, atomic are gadgets 1 nmss destruction. And in a more or less open "war of maneuver" like tbe. one be J Jiff ought in Koren, troops seldom are lanccnlraled to tbe point where hey would make ideal atomic tar- gels. In nny case, Korea's mountainous or rain would provide natural M tiding1 ngninst atomic bhist for roops deployed Sn combat. In such :ircumslances, the military in the post lias said a multitude of small- er blows would he more effective .han a single tremendously big one. H is understood that artillery .voapnns of tfin sort mentioned by is a member of the lousn armed services A-cre proved in two stages, first nt .he Las Vegas, Nov. proving ground nst winter and Ihen nt Eniwelok atoll in the Pacific this spring. TKMPEHATimKS. Thermometers at the railroad test department building" recorded a temperature of 58 degrees at 9 o'clock this morning, a rending higher llian nny of yesterday aft- ernoon. The low temperature last night 45 degrees. The rain of yesterday afternoon amounted lo .2 of nn inch. COMMUNISTS STAGGERED BY HEAVY LOSSES 8th Army Is Reported on Offensive Along: the Entire Korean Front. By K AH NEST 1IOBEI1ECHT Staff Correspondent TOKYO, May Fast-rolling United Nations forces drove across Korea's parallel above Seoul and recaptured strategic Chun- chon to the east today in hot pursuit oC fleeing red armies. U. N. divisions reported gains of up to six miles all across Korea. The commun- ists, staggered by the loss of an estimated men, in two unsuccessful rounds, of their offensive, retreated pell moll back into North Korea. "The 8th army is on the offensive across its. entire front and there is no limita- tion as to where it will its commander, Lt. Gen. James A, Van Fleet, jubilantly told newsmen in Korea, Will Maintain Initiative. ffe said he pinna to "maintain tho initiative, indict maximum casual- ties nnd prevent n counter-attack." The communists have been "severe- ly defeated" In their latest offensive, ho said, but have enough reserves Lo launch n not her. South Korean spearheads slab- bed across Ihc 38lh parallel above Kaesong, 35 miles northwest of Seoul, lo put Ihc U. N. insfde munist North Korea for the third lime in the 11-monlli-old war. Tho South Koreans swept across the Imjln river nnd drove straight through Kaesong, a mile and a half south of the pre-war frontier. They npparently met no opposition. Other U. N. forces were believed within 10 miles of the 3Rlh parallel all the way cast lo the sea of Ultimatum Is Handed British In Oil Dispute TEHRAN, Iran, May Iran issued an ultimatum to1 the Anglo-Iranian Oil' company today demanding that the company rec- ognize Iranian nationalization of its oil industry within one week, The ultimatum directed tho com- pany to name British representa- tives to negotiate a settlement of conflicting claims within tho week. If this in not done, the govern- ment said, the government will take over the oil fields without dis- cussing lite Issues with the Brit- ish. S Total "With this program nf assistance to the total free world effort, we will move forward rnpidly toward n ion giving n.-fwonnblt! surnnce against Mr. .III lINICr- C..1......1 fi) Meanwhile, the mixed commis- sion tor oil nntionnlizntion said Iran WAS prepared la keep on all British employes of the; company after nationalization. fn addition to Ihc British fields, Iran also would like to nationalize Amcrjcnn-controlled oil operations on Bahrein island in the Persian gulf. Soyt-d Abolglmsscm Kashani, Iran's leading Moslem cleric and a leader nf the government nntion- al front, demanded nationalization (Conlinnci) nn pujtc fit column fl) wKATIIKII FORECAST. WASHINGTON, D. Q. May 24.- (UfM Western Pennsylvania KNIT (nnighl. f'VUhiy some cloud! mill wanner. Japan, 120 miles away. In the center of the tine, a tank- led allied task force rumbled through wnr-torn C'uunction, eight miles south or tho parallel, and drove on across tho Soyang river, one mite farther north. MEIett-T.oiifr Column. One miles-Long armored column dashed 13 milps through enemy fin; nnd crossed the. parallel on the onsl central front, splitting Ihc flee- ing. Chinese communist armies. A second force of South Koreans i tabbed across the border north- west of Seoul against virtually non- existent enemy opposition. Gen. Edward M. Almond, commander of the United Stnliis 10th corps on the east central front, look personal commander of the smashing allied tank drive across the parallel in that area. The drive ivns launched from thn Hangyo area, where the" United States 2nd division stopped the Chi- nese communist o (Tensive with a stonewall defense. It rolled on to tho Chnynng river about a mile be- yond the 38th parallel. Cut Through Red Fire. Tanks, trucks nnd jeeps stretch- ed as far us the eye could ace along the dusty road, front dispatches said. Communists dug in on a hill fired on the column, ,but It raced on through. Almond flow to the task forces starling point early in the day after consultations with each divlMuii command post in hin corps area. He put tho powerful armored col- umn irumotion northward and then followed its progress in a light liaison piano. Other allied armored columns pursued the beaten nnd retreating Chinese communists all along the western Korean front. They report- ed advances of three to six miles. At one point on the western front hey drove within sis miles of the mrnllel to direct artillery fire on rcnrgunrds. in-iny Hit From Air. Allied planes roared out in per- fect weather to" smash the reds. They concentrated, on communist troops and supplies in the "iron Chorwon-Kumhwa- Hwaehon area-fOnd gave close sup- port to the tanks crossing the bor- der on the east central front. Thcro was speculation that tho allies intended to drive into 'iron triangle" and destroy the .nige masses of communist supplies ;hcre. Such nn attack would de- prive the reds of the means for an "mmedinlc renewal of their shat- tered offensive. The Chinese spent months build- ing up their supplies in the triangle area before launching their spring offensive. The allies forced the reds Lo attack before they were ready by pushing north toward the com- munist supply area. Buildings "Destroyed, Pilots said one flight of jets de- stroyed about 50 buildings in the Hwachon area which apparently contained petroleum supplies. One of the northward driving armored task forces on the west central front recaptured the strate- gic road hub of Chimchon nnd swept on a mile beyond. Another struck north along tlio Kapyong- Hwachon road. British nnd Cn nnd tan troops west of Kapyong advanced five and one- half miles without opposition. ;