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   Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - February 6, 1952, Charleston, West Virginia                                Full Page Of Pictures Of Britain's Bereaved Royal Family--See Page 14 mi nrr i st OMTT _4k The Weather this afternoon, flur- ries tonight. Milder Thursday. rain or snow to- day. Thursday cloudy, mild. "For Democracy, Decency, Dependability" FINAL EDITION VOL. 37 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UNITED PRESS NEWS, TRUNK, SPORTS WIRES CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1952 ASSOCIATED PRESS WIREPHOTOS NBA-KING FEATURES PICTURES FIVE CENTS British Mourn GeorgeVFs Death 'Flu' Epidemic Sweeping Charleston Area Many Students Out Of School A "moderately severe" epidemic of influenza is sweep- ing the Charleston area, with some schools reporting almost one-fourth of the total enrollment absent with the infection. Dr. L. A. Dickerson of the city-county health depart- ment said that the epidemic gained headway last week, is increasing this week and is expected to pass its peak in 'another week or 10 days. Senators Split Over Cutting Satellite Ties Elizabeth Rules England A Her Ailing George VI Dies t 11 S Monarch Dead In South Charleston High M'hool, Principal Robert L. Bry- an reported today that 242 pupils are absent. The school has a total enrollment of On Tuesday the absences numbered 210, while Monday there were only 195 absent. At St. Albans high school, of the total enrollment of about pu- pils, there were 222 absences yes- terday, 207 the day before. A check with the principal's office this morning showed "about the same number absent today as yes- before the morning re- I port was completed. _ 1 Next hardest-hit school checked WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 today by the Daily Mail was Dun- Sen. Ferguson (R-Mich.) jbar high, with about 175 absent called today for immediate sev-i Ms morning, 165 yesterday and Ferguson Advocates Breaking Relations Also With Moscow erance of diplomatic relations DunoarSIgh Uabout principal G. M. Speicher said. AT CHARLESTON high school, slightly more than 10 per cent of the student body is absent with the flu. Principal E. C. Richard- son said that Monday's absences were 101, and that 130 were ab- sent yesterday. "Today, while we haven't finished the count, we be- lieve the absences to be a little he said. There are about students at CHS. with Russia and all her satel- lite nations. should breuk off relations until these Communists learn how to live properly in the free world's family of Fergu- Hon said. The Michigan lawmaker ex- pressed his views in commenting on by the Mute department yesterday that the United States is review- ing the question of whether to close nil American embassies in Russian satellite countries. LONDON, Feb. 6 King George VI died today at 56, ending a 15-year reign that brought England the glory and the dregs of victory. His daughter Elizabeth, immediately became England's seventh queen. Tired and spent by disease, George VI died in his sleep at Sandringham, the royal estate where he was Dorn. He had suffered from lung cancer, but apparently a blood clot was the immediate cause of death. Truman Confuses Democratic Race WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 Truman's off-again, on-again entry into the New Hampshire presidential primary "We should close them all right. At Nitro high school, with anleft Democrats confused today about contests elsewhere, enrollment of 832, there were 81 absences today, 90 yesterday. Prin- cipal W. F. Snyder said that the flu seems to be already on the but we should go further and sever downswing there. all diplomatic relations with the satellite Iron Curtain nations and Russia Ferguson told this reporter. "We should insist that the Embassies and consulates all those countries maintain in the United States be shut down immediately." Senators Sparkman (D-Alal, Morse (R-Ore) and H. Alexander Smith (R-NJ) said the idea of clos- ing American Embassies in the sat- ellite countries merits careful Ftudy. But they all advised against any hasty action. Ferguson said he had concluded that "our Embassies in Russia and these Red-dominated counrties are Stonewall high in Charleston re- ported absences of about 150 to- day, and "possibly up to 200 yes- terday" of the school's pupils. Chamherlain junior high school in Kanawha City reported ab- sence of only about 20 for the last three days. "We have a total enrollment of about 300 pupils, and we are proud that our flu incidence is Principal "Art" Reizonico said. He said that the school, through the federal hot-lunch program, is giving each child a small paper cup pure orange juice every not functioning as Embassies at; day at recess period before lunch. all in the usual sense." He said American personnel stationed in those nations "actually are the prisoners of communism and can't serve effectively in any 'listening post' capacity." Ferguson added: "By closing the Embassies and consulates Russia and her satellites have in this country we would get rid of a lot of spies the Communists have sent here. The good that would result from' such a move would far outweigh any disadvan- tage to us." Daily Almanac T Disregarding a stubborn effort of the sun to break through low hang- 'AKE A CHECK on the weather- man today and see if it bounces. "We feel that this is one factor which helps cut down on colds and the flu, and we feel that it is worthwhile to continue giving the children orange juice in the 'cold he said. At Point Harmony school on Tyler Mountain, there were 30 ab- New Ike-Taf t Battle Brews Frank McKlnney, the parly's national chairman, made it clear there will be no objection to en- tering Truman delegate slates in such states as California, where the candidate's consent is not re- quired. First reigning queen since Victoria, more than half a century ago, Princess Elizabeth left became sovereign of Great Britain Wednesday after the unexpected death of her long-ailing fath- er, King George VI. right. The new queen is 25 and the mother of two children. Her consort husband is the former Prince Philip of Greece. But he left in the air any de- cision on what will be done in states like Wisconsin, where the j President would have to consent. Wisconsin law requires the filing of a slate of delegates before Feb. i29. McKinney told a news confer Oklahoma Backers Prepare Convention BARTLESVILI.E, Okla. __. _______. ________________ Oklahoma Republicans are poised'ence yesterday he hopes Truman again today for another steaming Taft-Eisenhower battle at the Sec- ond District Convention. But Eisenhower supporters in Northeastern Oklahoma lack the; powerful organization that rode to! thumping victories in the Third andj Fifth District meetings. Supporters, of Sen. Taft, meanwhile, appear! well organized and self-assured. After today's convention, onlyi two more district delegates are will decide "wiihin 60 days" wheth- er he is going to seek a new term, but gave no indication he thinks See TRUMAN AIMS (Page 6, Column 3} Jury Convicts Grain 4SteaP O'DwyerPal Action Taken NEW YORK HI James J. Moran, pal of ex-Mayor William' WASHINGTON Wl A survey O'Uwyer, was convicted last night See JURY CONVICTS (Page 6, Column 4> Tries On New VFW Chap sences yesterday 34 the day be- ,eft to be named_both in Tulsa'sj fore, and about that same number today. The school has 225 pupils. "Some of those absences are from other causes, Prin- cipal Bert Sexton said. AND AT HORACE MANN school in Kanawha City, Principal Ruth Jeffers said that the absences are "normal or below with few children out because of colds and flu. "Last week we had only seven cases of flu, and about 30 absent all week from flu and colds, out of our total enrollment of she sairt. First District. Taft is almost as- sured of total victory there. I The deciding factor in Okla-! homa's 16-man GOP delegation to Chicago will be the four at-large members elected at the State Convention. So far Eisenhower def- initely has four Oklahoma dele- gates, and Taft, one. Garnet high school gave a cheer- Murderess Still Free PHOENIX, Ariz, mur- deress Winnie Ruth Judd evaded clouds, he calmly predicted t0 ful report, also. Principal H. E. escape from the Arizona State Dennis said that absences are Hospital, "about normal" today, with only See 'FLU' EPIDEMIC (Page 6, Column 1) snow flurries tonight. hull nnd Moon 24-Hour Range ended 8 a. m. authorities for the fourth day since Several reports From people claiming they had seen her proved to be without foundation. High Low Barometer Reading- p. m...........28.85 falling Relative Humidity p. m.............52 per cent Masked Witness Describes Russian Massacre Of WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. masked 44-year-old Pole testified today he saw Russian soldiers murder 200 Polish officers in the Katyn Forest near Smolensk in October, 1939. Most of the group were shot in the back of the head, the masked edge of the big ditch that became witness told a special House com- mittee. their mass grave. "There were 200 because we taken legal action to collect about from 15 storage firms in connection with alleged shortages of grains and other farm products stored under price support pro- grams. In addition, the government has gone to court to recover from firms which, it says, failed to deliver grains of the grade the Kanawha Airport Temperatures j others were dumped into a he said through an 8-25 a.m. cloudy 32igrave still alive but strangling 9-25 a. m. cloudy 35 sawdust shoved into their mouths.! The witnesses' features were 10-258 m cloudy 39 He said he and two others hidden concealed by a small pillow case a. m. cloudy 43.nearby watched as the captured See MASKED WITNESS p. m. cloudy.............. officers were forced to the 6, Column President Truman tries on a specially made Veterans of For- eign Wan cap presented tart night to him at medal award ceremonies. The cap in Bold on one side these The Kind's valet discovered the body when he took a cup of tea to his bedroom at a.m. His wife and Princess Margar- et Rose were notified immedi- ately. Queen Mary, the king's mother, was Informed by tele- phone in London. The Duke of Gloucester, brother of the king, hurried from nearby Hunstanton to Sandringham. More than half the world bits of England that lie around the globe and the peoples that are Windsor Will Sail NEW YORK, Feb. 6 The Duke of Windsor announced to- day he will sail tomorrow night to attend the funeral of his brother, King George VI, but that the duchess will remain in the told of her father King George's. United States. today. The duke, who as Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry the former Wallis Warfield Simpson, will depart for South- ampton on the liner Queen Mary. The duchess has visited Eng- land since she married the duke in 1937, but she never has been received by the royal family. Both the duke and duchess were in seclusion in their suite in the Waldorf Towers. Ruler-To-Be Breaks Down, Sobs At News Elizabeth, Philip Arrive In London Tomorrow By Air NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 6 UP) Elizabeth wept when News of the death, which made the princess a queen, was first given to her staff at the nearby royal lodge by the news- paper East African Standard. It was decided to withhold the news from the princess until di- akin lowered flags in respect to the man who became king against his will but developed into just the steady sort of monarch Britons love. Britain Has 3 Queens. LONDON (UP) Britain never before had three queens living at the same time. King George VI's widow may become known as the "Queen Mother" and 84-year-old Queen. Mary as the "Dowager Queen." THE NEW queen, namesake of' lier mother and of the "Good Queen Bess" who ruled England almost four centuries ago, re- ceived word of her father's death while she was on a projected] LATER THE message was re- Around-the-world tour, now called: ceived direct at the royal lodge off. Elizabeth was with her the 25-year-old princess was band, the Duke of Edinburgh, in told. She broke down and sobbed rect confirmation was obtained by telephone from Buckingham pal- ace. Kenya, East Africa. She received See GEORGE VI FOUND (Page 6, Column 5) government bought from them for an overseas supply program. Today's tragic news of the death of King George It is understood she will travel by car to Nairobi then take a, plane home. Edinburgh will Bring the queen home by plane tomorrow. They are due in London at p. m. 7-hour iflight from East Africa. They re- ceived the news at their hunting See RULER -TO -BE (Page 6, Column 8} English Folk m-jm> after. if-iWr Tearful At News VI of England brought tears into the eyes of a _ little, 87-year-old lady on the Furthermore, legal action is who knew hls great-, tag considered m connection with i dmother_ Queen victoria, very 12 other cases of shortages. amounts involved have not been: she ls the mother of Mrs. Julius determined. IN Benson, No. 1 Park Dr., a gov-, Possible shortages in 29 other erness in English court circles elevators and warehouses are being "while a young woman. Preferring IJOW does one go about investigated. ,to remain anonymous, the little 11 Great differences of opinion j lady lives quietly with her memo- Wailing Death paring to die? Stories coming out of state prevail as to the extent of final iries of her early life among Eng- npnitpntiaripa losses. Some members of congres-' llsh royalty during a golden age Penitentiaries often attempt to sional committees investigating the'when England was riding the crest picture the thoughts of doomed of good fortune. "Mother men who sit in death row await- said. 'Mother was dozing when I told ing tne last> ,ong walk that er, I said, urng oeorge SaiQ. OTOUier, X saiu, .JCUJBC j tup .-hair is dead.' She roused and asked, to the electnc chair. shortages and the way the Agri- culture Department has handled its grain storage program predict the losses will run into many millions of dollars. 'King George is I Secretary of Agriculture Bran-; repeated. Then she turned her face nan on the other hand, says he to the wall with tears in her eyes. jn expects the total to be far less I An English war bride who came than five million dollars, probably [here four years ago and who pre-j than nnp million i fers to remain anonvmous also BrannL total losses 'began crying when told the king may now .nterc.de ,n her behalf, will be less than one-twentieth of was dead and said there was noth- See GRAIN 'STEAL- she could say" (Page 6, Column 3) -fa "A" manner the of Elizabeth Will Be Fourth British Monarch Since 1936 LONDON, Elizabeth became'today the first fe- male sovereign of Great Britain since Queen Victoria, and the fourth British monarch since 1936. Her ascension to the throne Britain three living The President of the Cntted i prisoner States." The rmridtirt inert when the VTW honored sovereign, her mother Queen Cmpt Henrii Kurt Carben, (kip- Elizabeth and Queen Mary, the per of the ill-fated Flying Enter- late King George VI's mother. prise, and MaJ. Gen, William F. I England always has flourished j under female sovereigns. Queen {Elizabeth stopped the Spaniards F. Dean, former commander of the Mth infantry aad now a Charles Connor writes about thlg heart-rending human life tragedy his popular column. "Roving the in today's Daily Mail. Turn to page 4. You'll want to read every word of it. What's Inside in Jin the 18th century; Queen Annej OB the throne when Scotland and England were united in 1707 and under Queen Victoria the Brit- ish Empire was established. There may be some dispute as to whether the new monarch is Queen Elisabeth I or Queen Eliza- See ELIZABETH FOURTH 6, Column 4) Page As Boyle Sees It.......... 3 Classified Ads 20 ...'...................is Deaths and Funerals........is Editorials 8 Of All Things 9 Radio and TV...............20 Roving the Valley............ 4 Theaters............... Walter Winchell 5 Yean Gone By.............'.. 7 10 20   

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