BATAVIA QUIET AFTER 12
JAVA: Batavia was quiet again
Monday after almost 12 hours of sporadic street fighting, but
British military authorities reported large numbers of
Indonesians were massing in Central Java and said the situation
was tense throughout the island. At least one native was
shot and one British officer was wounded in the flare up Sunday
night and early this morning in the in the northern section of
Batavia near the Hotal Dee Indes. The fighting started
after Indonesians tossed two grenades inside the hotel
enclosure, the British said. British signal troops were
fired at from a vehicle moving in the street. The driver
of the vehicle was shot.
GREYHOUND BUS STRIKE CONTINUES
KANSAS CITY: No break was
sighted Monday in the wage dispute that has halter operations of
Greyhound Bus Lines in 27 Eastern and Southwestern states.
Both union representatives and high company officials declared
Monday they were ready to negotiate the dispute which sent
Southwestern Greyhound employees out on strike Sunday night
following a similar Eastern Walkout on Nov 1.
SUBJECT OF THE ATOMIC BOMB
WASHINGTON: The subject of
the atom bomb has become so perplexing on Capitol Hill that
lawmakers decided Monday they needed more schooling before they
can legislate properly. The Senate's Special Atom
Committee will start night school classes Thursday to hear
scientists unravel some of the mysteries of cracking the atom.
INDUSTRIAL STRIFE CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO SLOW
DRIVE TO PRODUCTION
WASHINGTON: President Truman
told the National Labor Management Conference Monday that
industrial strife cannot be allowed to slow the drive towards
high production. Appearing before 36 management and labor
delegates at their opening session, Mr. Truman said a worried
public expected them to find "a broad and permanent foundation
for industrial peace and progress" without government control.
WHITE HOUSE DENIES
FIGHTING BETWEEN CHINESE COMMUNISTS AND U.S. MARINES
WASHINGTON: The White House
said Monday "there have been no clashes between Chinese
Communists and United States Marines" Eben Ayers,
assistant press officer told reporters. He did not
indicate what occasioned his comment. There have been
reports from Communist headquarters in China that American
Marines had fired on Communist Chinese representatives at
Chinwagtao. Ayers said President Truman had received a
message from Lt. Gen. Wedemeyer, Commanding General of US forces
in the Chinese theatre informing the President there had been no
SATURDAY TO BE MARINE CORPS DAY
IN NEW YORK
ALBANY: Saturday will be
observed as Marine Corps day in New York state. Govenor
Dewey, proclaiming the observance, said the record of the U.S.
Marine Corps was "nothing short of dazzling" and asked residents
of the State to "make this a truly historic" celebration.
VILLAGE OF MRS. JONATHAN
BECOMES HQRS. OF U.N.O.
SKANEATELES, NEW YORK: This
village of 2,000 and home of Mrs. Jonathan M. Wainwright during
the war seems to have become the headquarters of the United
Nations Organization. The village chamber of Commerce has
adopted a resolution to make its headquarters here.
Chamber of Commerce President Charles T, Maher has notified
Edward Stettinnis Jr., US representative to the international
organization, of its action.
BABY WINS 100 TO 1 CHANCE TO
CHICAGO: Betty Ann Reyman,
who weighted one pound and nine ounces at birth a year ago, won
the 100 to one chance physicians gave her to survive.
After spending her first months in an incubator and fighting for
her life with the aid of blood transfusions and penicillin,
Betty Ann gained weight at above average weight and since then
"she has not even had a cold," says her father, Ralph Reyman.
COL. SMITH MAY BE BURIED IN
TUCSON: The body of Col.
Lowell H. Smith, 53, one of the Nation's pioneer aviators who
commanded the Army's first round of the world airplane flight on
its final leg, may be buried at Arlington, family friends said
Monday. Col. Smith died Sunday of injuries suffered in a
fall from a horse.