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   Charleston Daily Mail (Newspaper) - February 7, 1952, Charleston, West Virginia                                The Weather CITY Fair today and tonight Cloudy, milder Fri. STATE Generally fair, cool today. Moderating Friday. "For'Democracy, Decency, Pcpgi West Virginia's LEADING Evening Newspaper VOL. 38 ASSOCIATED PRESS. UNITED PRESS NEWS. TRUNK, SPORTS WIRES CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1952 ASSOCIATED PRESS WtREPHOTOS NBA-KING FEATURES PICTURES FIVE CENTS Grieving Queen Nearing London; George To Lie In State Four Days Dane Brings Spectacular Act To V. S. Stump Tours, Jolts Backers No Pre-Convention Talks, Supporters In U. S. Notified WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UP) General Dwight D. Eisen- hower has informed his man- agers that he will do his Repub- lican preconvention campaign- uniform and from Paris. The (fpncriil's decision against returning to the United States be- fore the July Republican nation- al convention jolted some of his backers. They had been confident that Ike would make one or more Truman Okehs Kerr WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. (UP) President Truman has given his blessing to the entry of Sen. Robert. S. Kerr of Oklahoma in the Nebraska Democratic presi- dential primary, informed sources disclosed today. Kerr, who publicity has urged the renomination of Mr. Truman, announced Tuesday he intends lo enter the primary against Sen. K.stes Kefauver His move was generally regarded as part of the "stop Kefauver" strategy of pro-Truman forces. But Kerr told a reporter today that he is thinking "very seri- ously" of going after the Dem- ocratic presidential nomination in his own right if Mr. Truman does not seek re-election. pre-convention persona! appear- ances. His friends are eager to Ket the Eisenhower smile and or- atory on the road. The United Press was informed that the general rejected pending invitations to speak and went even further. His decision is as firm as anything in politics can be, which means that under pressure It might change. But as of now. Eisenhower does not plan to come home to speak before a civilian or military audi- ence or even to appear before a Congressional committee. An Ike for President rooter at last month's Republican meeting in San Francisco said the general would be back in1 March to speak "in a large Eastern Seaboard city REJECTS FORUM That meant the annual forum of the Philadelphia Bulletin, a non- political occasion which would have been perfect for an effective Eisenhower speech. But that in- vitation has been rejected along with others. A uniformed campaign from Paris can be done. The fact is, the campaign began in late Jan- See 'IKE1 REFUSES (Page 8, Column 1) Holger Rasmussen, 39, from Soroe, Denmark, billed as the Great Rasini and His Rocket Car, hung on as his car did a forward somersault in mid-air last night while performing in the Shrine Circus, appearing in Milwaukee. Rasini and the car came down the steep ramp at right, did a somersault and then landed in canvas net at lower left. This is his first appearance in America. Fight Stepped Up By Ike's Friends By The Associated Press Eisenhower-for president forces are stepping up their fight to win a political beachhead for the gen- eral. There were these developments for several states anri Washington: 1. Seven speakers from congress and elsewhere will begin moving See FIGHT STEPPED DP (Page 8, Column 2) Two Striking Drivers Shot First Violence Mars 10-State Truck Tieup BIRMINGHAM, Ala. UP) Two! striking truck drivers were shot by a non-union trucking company employe yesterday in the first ma- jor violence reported in a 10-state strike of APL drivers. Police quoted A. A. Germann, 31-year-old employe of the Max- well Truck Lines, as saying he fired twice into a crowd of men after two cars had forced his truck into the curb on a northside street. No charge was filed against Germann. James Alvin Cook Jr., 26, was struck in the abdomen and seri- ously wounded. Jack Litaker, 38, was hit on a finger. Both are dri- vers for the Jack Cole Trucking Co. idled by the strike. Police Lt. Jamie Moore said Germann told him he fired when See STRIKERS SHOT (Page 8, Column 6) Illness Takes Tats' Henry Hornor Davis Ponders Race Governor Bid Due If Flannery Enters J. Hornor Davis, II, of Charles- ton, is expected to file as a can- didate for governor on the Demo- cratic ticket if W. E. Flannery of Man enters the primary, as he Is expected to do, the Daily Mail has learned from responsible sources. Flannery has consistently said that he would be a candidate if he was assured the united back- ing of labor and, following a meeting of labor leaders here Daily Almanac WEATHER got a shot of vitamin D from that lazy old sun today and took a turn for the better. The weatherman says the patient will continue to improve with fair skies seen for today and tonight. Sun and Moon WASHINGTON, Pa. Wil-j i bur I Fats> Henry, all-time All-i American tackle, died at his home! today after a month's illness. I The 53-year-old athletic director, at Washington and Jefferson lege, where he won gridiron fame 33 years ago, had been suffering from gangrene and uremic poison- ing. Henry had been in Washington hospital for treatment but return- ed home Christmas Day after doc- tors succeeded in checking the progress of gangrene in his left leg. However, the symptoms reoc- See 'FATS' HENRY DIES (Page 8, Column 1) Allies, Enemy Give Ground On 2 Issues Negotiators Remain Far Apart On Key Barriers To Truce MUNSAN, Korea, Feb. 7 Reds and Allies each gave ground today and narrowed the gap on troop rotation and the future of displaced civilians. But negotiators remained as far apart as ever on key Issues block- ing a Korean armistice. Allied negotiators abandoned de- mands that the Communists trade displaced civilians for U.N.-held Yank Riddles 2 MIGs SEOUL, Korea, Feb. 7 American Sabre jet pilot dam- aged two Red MIG jets in a three-minute battle high over snow swept North Korea today. Lt. William C. Shofner of Wayne, riddled the two MIOs in a fight Involving 17 Sabres and 30 Red jets. Shofner said the first MIG he tackled "was belching puffs of smoke as it crossed the into the safety of Manchuria. He fired at another until his ammu- nition was exhausted. Shofner said the MIG was "hit in sev- eral places, but would not go down." war prisoners and that impartial teams Interview civilians to deter- mine whether they want to live in North or South Korea. The U.N. reiterated, however, that all prisoners must have the right to choose whether they want to be repatriated. AIRFIELD ISSUE SHELVED m an adjoining tent the Commu- nists gave ground in the dispute over troop rotation during an armi- stice. The Allies said they would talk about the Communists' defin- ition of coastal waters and con- sider dropping two demands re- lating to troop dispositions during a truce. But the key' issue of whether the Reds have the right to build and repair North Korean airfields during an armistice has been shelved for the time being. The U.N. Command continued its study of a Red proposal that a high level political conference be held within 90 days after an armi- stice is signed to consider all Asian problems looking toward peace in Korea. The Allies did not suggest a date for another full dress session on armistice agenda item See ALLIES, ENEMY (Page 8, Column 1) Scene Of Massacre Katyn Forest J. HORNOB DAVIS yesterday, it appeared that he had been given their blessing as the favored Democrat. Davis has told friends that he does not believe he could defeat 33-year-old William C. Marland, recently resigned attorney general, who is running as the handpicked See HORNOR DAVIS (Page 8, Column 4) Sun Sun sets Moon set a. m. 24-Hour Range ended 8 a. m. High Low 46 29 Barometer Reading a. m........... 29.08 rising Relative Humidity a. m............. 65 per cent Kanawha Airport Temperatures a.m. cloudy 30 a.m. cloudy 30 Slow Remodeling Irks HST; Tells Press Of Sinking Tub WASHINGTON, Truman is getting pretty tired of delays in the rebuilding of the White House. He wants to move Mrs. Truman and Margaret back into the mansion the first week in April. The President's impatience was, This wni hold, he said. He re- reflected yesterday when he took one ot tne ]egs of White House newsmen on a piano had broken minute tour of the residential through the floor in 1948. narrowly section, from which the Trumans missing a drop into the family moved shortly after his 1948 dining room below, election victory. He cited two. examples of why On another occasion, the Presi- the family had to take refuge indent recalled with a grin, he was Blair House, across the street on bathing when the tub in his own Pennsylvania Avenue. bathroom beean to sink beneath He stamped his- foot sharply onjnlm- the floor of' the sitting room of j See SLOW REMODELING Margaret's suite. 8, Column Elizabeth Due In Isles Today LONDON, Feb. young Queen Elizabeth sped homeward today to ascend the golden throne of the still-mighty British commonwealth of nations. Here at home a plain oak coffin was prepared for the remains of her father, King George VI. In resounding, historic phrases, Elizabeth, slim and 25, will be formally proclaimed queen tomorrow. After 51 years, a woman again reigns over Britain, her col- onies and the commonwealth. At the Sandringham royal estate, where her father died peacefully j MOURNING BRIEFS in his sleep yesterday morning, si-1 ilent, sorrowing carpenters f M nil hammered and fitted the H coffin from, a great oak tree, felled! months ago on the estate where he; was born and died. The body of the monarch, dead. at 56 after years of strain and illness, is expected to lie in state Newsmen Rapped For 'Fraternizing TOKYO, Feb. 1 Mat- thew B. Ridgway's public infor- mation officer said today some U. N. command news correspond- ents are abusing their privileges in covering the armistice talks at Panmunjom by "fraternization and trafficking with the enemy." In a memorandum to corre- spondents, Col. George Patrick Welch, public information officer, said: "It has, therefore, become nec- essary to request all UNC corre- spondents entering the Panmun- jom neutral area for the purpose of covering the armistice talks to conduct themselves in such a manner so as to avoid any sugges- tion that military security is being placed in possible jeopardy or that traffic is being held with the ene- my." See NEWSMEN HIT (Page 8, Column 3) The photo above is allegedly a view of a partially emptied mass grave of some of the Polish officers who were slain in the Katyn forest massacre. U. S. Army Col. John H. Van Vliet, second from right, was taken to the spot in Russia by the Germans when he was held prisoner by them. Van Vliet made a top secret report in 1945 blaming the Russians for the mas- sacres, but the report is said to have vanished from Pentagon files. Newsman Called Iii Massacre Quiz WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 American newsman will tell congressmen today how Russian authorities tried to blame the German Nazis for the massacre of Polish officers in World war II. GOP Official Slain By Gang Chicago Hoodlums Blamed In Ambush CHICAGO (0 A Republican Henry Cassidy, farmer chief of the Associated Press bureau in Moscow and now news editor of NBC, has been called to testify before a special house committee investigating the massacre in Katyn forest. Four witnesses have told the committee already that the Rus- sians shot and strangled the Po- lish prisoners whose bodies were found by the Germans, ward official, described as a vigor-) Cassidy was one of a group of ous foe of the so-called hoodlum iM o sc o w foreign correspondents element seeking domination of jtaken by the Soviets to view mass some of the city's wards, was slaini In gangland style last night. of Smolensk. Seven shotgun blasts, apparently j The Nazis located the graves the fired by two gunmen from an auto-' previous April when they overran mobile, felled Charles Gross, 56, i s m o 1 e n s k. Berlin immediately acting Republican committeeman; broadcast the news and said the of the 31st Ward. i Soviets had done the killing. The ambush occurred in the Humboldt Park district, as Gross NAZIS Churchill On Radio NEW YORK, Feb. 1 MV-Prime Minister Churchill's broadcast speech on the death of King George VI will be carried on all major networks in this country today, directly or by recording. The Mutual Broadcasting sys- tem and he Columbia Broad- casting system will relay the speech "live" as Churchill speaks at 4 p.m. EST. The Na- tional Broadcasting Co. will broadcast a tape recording of the speech from to 6 p.m. tern and the Columbia Broad- casting system will air the speech by recording at p.m. To Boom Today Honoring King LONDON (0 _ At noon today British warships and army posts throughout the world start firing at minute intervals 56 for each year of the life of Kins George VI. Mourning commands to the three British services order half-staffed ensigns, draped trumpets, drums and colors, and black arm bands for all officers. CANTERBURY, Eng. ers were read at Canterbury Ca- thedral Evensong last night for "our gracious Elizabeth.Elizabetb, the Queen Mother and Mary, tha Queen-Grandmother. LONDON W) One of the two thrones which have remained side by side in the House of Lords throughout the reign of King George VI will be removed today. A single throne will symbolize tha reign of Queen Elizabeth U. The Duke of Edinburgh, who is expected to be created Prince Con- sort when Queen Elizabeth wills it. will occupy a small gilt chair on one of the lower steps at the opening of a parliament. LONDON Queen Mother Elizabeth, who under an act of Parliament will receive a life pen- sion equaling yearly, is ex- pected to move into Clarence Souse when Queen Elizabeth and :er husband move out to take up residence at Buckingham Palace. for three or four days in the gray 16th century Sandringharh Church where he worshipped every Sunday he, was in residence there at his favorite country retreat. One of Elizabeth's first and most saddening duties is to make ar- rangements for her father's funeral. BURIAL NEXT WEEK After lying in state at Sandring- ham and in London, he will be buried from St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle next week. Already, the dutiful Elizabeth was the moment of her father's death. She became so in her vacation lodge in Kenya Colony, far away in East Africa, where she had paused early in what was to have been a five-month round-the-world tour. iyard officials ordered a stop to But her formal proclamation as the refitting of the battleship Van- guard yesterday. The ship was be- ing prepared to take King George DEVONPORT. Eng. UP) _ Dock- See ELIZABETH DUE (Page 8, Column 5) reached a darkened section of the street in front of a church near North and Kedzie avenues. GANGS STRONGER Gross, who lived a few blocks from the scene, was shot down after he alighted from his car and walked towards North Avenue. Po- lice found seven 12 gauge shotgun shells on the pavement near his body. Political spokesmen speculated openly that the slaying stemmed from a steadily strengthening hood- j terday that he witnessed the shoot- lum encroachment into the ward's! ing or burial alive of 200 Polish politics. They reported similar officers in Katyn Frest. The date gangland invasion in several of the i was early November, 1939. What To Buy? Ask Shop STARTING SUNDAY, the women of Charleston will get an exciting look-see into the local stores and shop as Ann Griffith goes "Counter Spying." Ann will comb the stores dur- ing the week and talk with merchandise people to bring to her column items in interest. The latest in with eye to thrift, will he her subject. You may shop lehurely and surely when you are guided by "Counter Spying" starting Sunday IB the Daily MaU. Moscow authorities answered the charge within 48 hours with the claim that the Nazis had killed the prisoners after capturing the area. Tadeusz Romer, former Polish am- bassador to Moscow, testified that Soviet authorities had refused until then to answer official Polish in- quiries as to the whereabouts of missing Polish officers. HST Insists On McDonald WASHINGTON. Feb. 7 ident Truman and the senate bank- committee squared off today a finish fight over his on a spring cruise to South Africa. LONDON crowds stood throughout most of last night out- side darkened Buckingham Palace. There was nothing to see, but they stood there just the same. sovereign a pillowslip mask to hide his iden- tity because he has relatives be- hind the Iron Curtain, testified yes- city's 50 wards. Cassidy and several other foreign Gross' widow, Ethel, was quoted I correspondents, including Ameri- by police as saying, "I was afraid j cans, were taken to Katyn to view of when told her husband had been slain. Police said she re- fused to say more but they said See GOP OFFICIAL, (Page 8, Column 3) See NEWSMAN CALLED fPage 8, Column 8) the Reconstruction Finance Corp. i j Queen's Counsel. For two of them The committee yesterday told this has a familiar ring. They ser- the President firmly it will not ved under Queen Victoria. vote on confirming McDonald It will be the Queen's Bench in while the bouse to investigat- [law courts. Criminals will turn tag charges of fraud fa the (Queen's evidence. Travellers will agency he now heads, the secu- ride on Queen's highways. A mili- rltles and exchange commission No accusations are aimed at McDonald himself. tary officer will take a Queen's commission. New stamps and new coins will fbear the Queen's likeness. Outside Sen. Maybank who led postofflees new monograms will go a delegation to the White House to up with E. R. (Elizabeth Regina) tell the President of the com- instead of G. R. .'George mittee's decision, said Mr. Truman See HST INSISTS (Page 8, Column 7) Military Chiefs Deny Coffee Bandit Sought Used As SweepingCompound After Holdup jMre. Mudd Mrs. Weaver A gunman who held up Ray- mond Brown, attendant at a serv- ice station at Ohio avenue and Virginia street yesterday at p. m. and escaped with had not been apprehended today, Sgt. Arnold Wolfe of the police depart- ment said. Brown said the man placed a pistol against bis back and made I tioning of mess sergeants, he said WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 forces spokesmen have labelled as completely untrue stories that the air force used 200 pounds of coffee as a floor sweeping compound and that the navy has "a million dozen oyster forks in surplus." Secretary of the Air Force Flnletter told the senate appro- priations subcommittee yester- day that an investigation was made at Carswell air base, near Fort Worth, Tex., where'the cof- fee wastage alleged to have occurred. There was no evidence in ques- FOX TOLD the subcommittee I how the armed forces had saved! were "millions of dollars" through their When you want, to sell, rent or j hire, your best bet is a Daily Mail Want Ad. Competent ad-writers are at your service from a. m. to p. m. They'll help you write an ad that will bring fast, results at low cost. Mrs. C. W. Mudd, 1008 Kanawha Terrace sold a dinette table and 4 chairs on the first day the items advertised. system of purchasing and stock in- ventory. As for the forks, Fox said he did not relish the nickname given his "Oyster Forks Fox." him place the money in a paper! that coffee was used for floor j Flnletter, in answer to questions, sweeping "or disposed of he did not know whether it The attendant attempted to trap1 of spoilage." the bandit by slamming a door! Vice Adm. Charles W. Fox, chief and locking him in an office while-of navy supplies, denied the oyster he ran for police. The bandit escaped by breaking fork story. He said the navy ac- tually bought dozen oyster window before police arrived, forks in 1943 for officers' messes. was true that the air force bad spent at Wright f i e 1 df Ohio, trying to develop a luxury- type typist chair. Chairman O'Ma- honey asked him to cheek on the story. Mrs. J. E. Weaver, 1827, Summers Ave., found a housekeeper on the third day her ad appeared. Weaver had many Mrs. Charles George, T, rented a house on the first evening her ad appeared. Mrs. George said she had about 50 calls, TO PLACE YOUR AD PHONE 6-0311 The DaUy Mail   

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