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HE BEND BULLETIN
CENTRAL OREGON'S DAILY NEWSPAPER
State Forecast '
OREGON Fair today, in
creasing cloudiness tonight
and Sunday. Slightly warm
; er; gentle easterly winds to
day and tonight.
A little skidding can go a
long wayl Drive carefully
when roads and streets are
BEND, DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1947
Stop Gap Bill
Europe's Chaos Factor
In Need for Immediate
Help, Says Committee
Washington, Nov. 22 (UV-Im-
mediate congressional approval
' of the $597,000,000 stop-gap aid
bill was urged today by the sen
ate foreign relations committee
to ward off "political chaos" in
The committee headed by Sen.
Arthur H. Vandenberg, R., Mich.,
ji said in an unusual report that
"y current unrest in France and It
aly has necessitated speedy pas
sage of the emergency foreign
relief measure. The bill would
provide help for these two coun
tries and for Austria.
The report warned that unless
food, fuel and fertilizer are sent
quickly, "the twin specters of
hunger antl cold attended by po
litical chaos would threaten wes
tern Europe." The senate com
mittee also appealed for early
action on the long-range Marshall
plan for European reconstruction.
Debate on the stopgap bill
opens Monday on the senate floor
and the Republican leadership
has pledged itself to get a final
vote by Thanksgiving day. The
house foreign affairs committee
plans to send foreign aid legis
lation to the floor early next
Other congressional develop
ments: Prices Sen. Robert A. Taft, R.,
O.. "crossed off" proposals to cur
tall weights of cattle shipped to
market, but indicated he was
ready to go along with new con
trols on installment buying.
Gen. Meyers Senate investiga
tors summoned Gen. H. H. (Hap)
Arnold to tell what he knows
about the alleged wartime side
lines of Maj. Gen. Bennett E.
Cooperative Republican mem
bers of the house ways and means
committee reportedly are consid
ering a compromise on the issue
of whether farm cooperatives
should continue to be exempt
from taxes. Under the plan, the
committee would recommend that
the capital reserves of coops be
taxed but not patronage refunds.
Food Agriculture Secretary
Clinton P. Anderson says there
mav be a meat shortage next
soring, but he sees little chance
of an overall food shortage.
Huge Land Plane
San Diego. Nov. 22 (IB Con
solidated Vultee Aircraft Corp.
today announced names of the
nine fliers who will attempt to
fly the world's largest land plane,
the XC-99, from Lindbergh field
here tomorrow. '
The giant 400-passenger plane,
whose tail stands five stories
high, is scheduled to take off at
1 p.m. (PST) tomorrow unless
some new flaw is discovered or
4. the weather turns bad. The
weather bureau predicted some
high cloudiness but no rain.
At the controls of the XC-99
will be veteran test pilot Russell
Rogers, 41, now chief of Con
van's flight department.
Sitting next to him will be
Beryl A. Erickson, 35, Fort
Flight engineers will be Mel
Clause, B. B. Gray. L. J. Borde
lon, Larry Branding, John T.
Ready and G. W. Hotelier, all of
Convalr's San Diego plant. Radio
operator will be William G. Geo
fath. There will be no army men
aboard, although the plane is be
ing built for the war department.
46 Jap Suspects
To Go On Trial
Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 22 U
Forty . six suspected Japanese
war criminals accused of killing
three American naval fliers will
go on trial before an Eighth army
military commission Monday, it
was announced today.
It will be the largest mass ar
raignment to date before any
V. S. court in the far east.
Lava Bear Squad
Will Be Honored
Members of the 1947 Lava Bear
football team will be guests of
the Klwanls club Monday noon
at the Pine tavern, it was an
nounced today by club officers.
The luncheon, at which the foot
..hall team is honored, has been an
annual affair by the Kiwamai'.s
for many years.
Gen. Arnold Says Ex-Major
Disgraced Uniform and Rank
Wartime Chief of Air Forces Also Brands
Meyers as 'Liar' and Hearing Comes To End
Washington, Nov. 22 '(U.EI Gen. H. H. (Hap) Arnold,
war-time chief of the army air forces, today branded Maj.
Gen. Bennett E. Meyers as a liar who had "disgraced his
uniform and rank."
With that, a senate committee ended its hearings into
Meyers' financial dealings and love life, and turned the case
over to prosecuting authorities.
Chairman Homer B. Ferguson, R., Mich., of a senate war
investigating subcommittee announced at the close of the
Bend Wins Bid
Hood River, Ore., Nov. 22 IF
The Orepon farm bureau federa
tion today had adopted a new
five-point program for 1948. De
tails were drawn up at the con
cluding session of the organiza
tion's annual convention here Fri
The program called for govern
ment support of prices at or near
parity; for production and acre
age controls "when necessary as
a last resort;" for a system which
would reflect fair prices in the
market in lieu of government sub
sidies and for providing market
ing agreements to all segments
of agriculture desiring them.
The fifth plank in the farm bu
reau program recommends estab
lishment of parity prices on a
10-year-moving average instead
of a permanent base as a method
of bringing about a closer rela
tionship between cost of produc
tion and relative purchasing pow
er. Valley Authority Opposed
The federation also went on
record as opposing a Columbia
W. Lowell Steen, Milton, was
re-elected president of the organ
ization. Victor W. Thompson, Hood
River, was named first vice-president;
H. R. Weatherford, Arling
ton, second vice-president, and
Glenn Sands, Cove, secretary-treasurer.-
Bend' was Selected as the I94S
The senate bill to form a CVA
was assailed on the grounds that
such agencies are in an experi
mental stage and possess tenden
cies leaning strongly to socialis
tic and communistic objects.
Bureau Takes Stand
On the matter of reclamation,
the federation took a stand that
the reclamation bureau is seeking
to circumvent state water laws
and to make water a utility whol
ly under federal agency direction.
Support of the REA program
was voted, with the provision that
the agency make no loans for
building generating plants except
where a saving can be made to
consumers or where sufficient
energy is not otherwise available.
The federation adopted a state
ment of policy under which it
would impeach any of its officers
accepting remuneration for a
government agency, special inter
est group or others deemed detri
mental to the federation's prstige.
Gets Threat Note
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 22 iU'i J.
W. Clark, manager of a J. C.
Penney store on north Monroe in
Spokane, told police today that
an unidentified man phoned him
yesterday with a threat that "if
you want to be with your family
on Christmas, put some money
in a bag and bring it to the back
of Tufty's tavern."
While a clerk In the store In
formed police, Clark stuffed some
receipts in a sack and left it on
the ground behind the tavern.
Prowl car officers who investi
gated the incident said no one
came after the receipts.
Deschutes Sporfsmen To Hold Bend Meeting
On Monday Preliminary To Interim Hearing
Deschutes County Sportsmen's
association members at a
special meeting Monday at 8 p.m.
in the local library auditorium will
consider data and evidence to be
presented to the Oregon legisla
tive interim committee at Its meet
ing in Bend, on December 6.
The interim committee for the
study and restoration of wildlife
resources was created by the state
I lecislalure as a result of action by
I Bend sportsmen, and for this rea
son the Deschutes club Is anxious
that information be in shape for
j proper presentation. "The Monday
evening meeting win ne one oi tne
most Important in the history of
the local club, and for this reason
there should be a full attendance,"
Bob Wetle, president, said. He
I stressed that the Monday night
' session will be open to every per -
son In the community Interested
in the furtherance of wildlife and
I fishing resources.
Meyers phase ot the Hear
ings that all- evidence would
be submitted to the proper
agencies for what prosecution
may be warranted.
The records will be sent to
the justice department, the U.
S. district attorney and the in
ternal revenue bureau, Fergu
son said. Attorney general Tom
Clark already has said that he
will seek Indictment of Meyers on
income tax charges.
Army Studies Case
The army also' is looking into
Meyers case anew. Meyers, who
draws a retirement disability pen
sion of $461 a month, already
has asked for a court martial,
but the army decided to wait un
til after the wind-up of the senate
investigation before making a
Arnold himself, in his testimony
today, said that Meyers had laid
himself open to a general court
martial. Arnold said that Mey
ers stated "absolute falsehoods"
when he said Arnold had given
tacit approval to his wartime stock
dealings in aviation companies.
Meyers allegedly made a false
statement to an air force ques
tionnaire in stating that he did
not hold about $35,000 worth of
Arnold said the penalty for such
a false statement is "severe" and
is the "most basic ground for
general court martial."
The army also is considering
whether Meyers' story of a five-
year affair with another man's
wife constitutes grounds for army
Rome Is Scene
Of Bomb Blasts
Rome, Nov. 22 IP The politi
cal police squad investigated two
bomb explosions at the precinct
.headquarters of the Christian
Democrat and Uomo Qualunque
parties today to determine wheth
er the nation wide campaign of
communist violence had been ex
tended to Rome.
The first bomb went off at 10
p. m. last night at No. 9 via Ra
venna, precinct headquarters of
the Christian Democrat party, led
by Premier Alcide de Gasperi. A
wooden shutter was blown off the
door and about 10 windows brok
en. Bomlw) Crudely Made
Fifteen minutes later, a bomb
went off in front of the door of
No. 25 via Giovanni da Procida,
a precinct headquarters of the
Uomo Qualunque. Only the shut
ter of the door was damaged.
Police said both bombs were
small, crudely made and inexpert
ly laid. The damage was so small,
they said, that thev wanted to see
whether the bombings were po
litical or a "joke."
Repair Of Floor
In Jail Started
Repair work on the floor of the
city jail is under way this week,
according to City Manager C. G.
Belter. Cracked portions of the
concrete floor are being removed
and will be replaced and the en
tire floor will be made water
proof to facilitate mopping and
cleaning. Most of the work is be
ing done by prisoners under the
direction of Charles H. Bishop.
Wetle also asked that persons
submitting Information for pre
sentation to the committee have
facts and figures, not mere "hear
say evidence." Evidence that can
not be supported by facts will not
be considered by the club's special
committee, headed by Duncan L.
McKay, and wiil not bp presented
to the Interim committee at its
Touching on the Bend hearing
December G, Lew Wallace, chair
man of the interim committee,
"We are attempting to find out
what is wrong with the game situ
, ation in Oregon, whether it be
j over-hunting, lack of enforcement,
too many predators, illegal hunt-
i Ing or what. When we have col -
! lected all the data possible It Is
1 our purpose to enlist the help of
the mod outstanding wildlife no -
j thorltv in America, Ira Gabriel -
son. From this, you will see that
War Is Topic!
Balance of Power Held
Factor in Maintaining
Present World Peace .
"There is no danger of a war
as long as a east-west balance of
power is maintained," Dr. Kurt
von Schuschnlgg, former chancel
lor of Austria, told an audience of
more than 230 persons at the first
dinner meeting of the new Bend
Knife and Fork club last night at
the Pilot Butte inn. '
There will become an Imminent
danger of war if America cuts her
armed forces or has a decline In
its industrial capacity, the former
chancellor said. - J .
Dr. von Schuschnlgg arrived In
Bend early yesterday afternoqn
and was taken to Chemult by car
last night following the meet
ing to board a Southern Pacific
train for San Francisco. He will
speak at Stockton tonight. ' j
Bolster Presides :!
Rev. G. R. V. Bolster, president
of the new club, presided at last
night's meeting. The invocation
was given by Rev. Fred C. Wis
senbach, of Klamath Falls, who
Is president of the Knife and Fork
club at that city. Elmer E. Schlotz,
executive field director of the
Knife and Fork club international,
brought greetings from other Ore
gon clubs at Portland, Salem, Eu
gene, Klamath Falls, Medford,
Baker, Ontario, Corvallis and La
Grande. - .
Directors and officers of the
Bend club and their wives were
Introduced by Rev. Bolster. James
W. Bushong is vice president and
James E. Brinton is secretary-
treasurer. Directors are Sumner
Deitrick, Robert H. Foley, A. C.
Goodrich, Jack Halbrook, Carl A.
Johnson, Raymond J. LeBlanc,
Robert J. Mannheimer, E. L. Nlel-j
sen, nowaru J. aieiD ana a. a,
Events Outlined ; i
Following his introduction hv.
Rev. Bolster, Dr. von Schuschnige
outlined events in. Europe-pjeecCt&J!9yteht.. ,..
inc world wartwo . He traced tire
rise and ascent to power of fje
Kazis in Germany. He said le
had talked with von Hindenburg
two weeks before Hitler became
chancellor and at that time the
aged general was of the opinion
that Germany was safe as long as
its army existed. Other govern
ment officials likewise did not be
lieve Hitler would come into pow
er. After the Nazis took over there
followed the blood purge of 1934
and the resignation. of Germany
from the League of Nations. The
latter event brought no reaction
from other nations.
Schuschnigg's first threat from
the Nazis came in 1933, from Ru
dolf Hess, at Munich. Hess asked
that immediate parliamentary
elections be called in Austria, thut
Nazis be appointed to cabinet posi
tions, and that the Nazi party be
given the right to use their prop
aganda machine in Austria. Schu
schnlgg gave a negative answer
and was told to be on the next
plane for Vienna.
The ex-chancellor said three
months ago high communist offi
cials had made the same requests
from the present Austrian gov
ernment. Von Schuschnlgg said that, al
though Nazis denied any part In
the assassination of Austrian
chancellor Dollfuss in 1934, Ger
man newspapers printed pictures
of Dollfuss in the room In which
he was killed and the death story
on the evening before the assassin
ation. Threats against Austrian Inde
pendence continued until 1938,
when von Schuschnlgg was called
to Berchtesgaden by Hitler. The
final threat, against which mili
tary resistance would have boon
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we are really going Into this mat
ter, In a serious, businesslike
The resolution originating in
Bend that resulted in the creation
of the interim committee called
for an investigation of the game
commission, among other things, brings Rev. F. C. Wissenhach to
However, Wallace stressed: "This Hend this week end from Klam
committee In no sense is a commit-; ath Falls as guest speaker at
tee of inquisition." Meetings are , Sunday services at Trinity Epls
being held In all parts of the j copal church. Rev. Wissenhach,
state, to obtain Information. I who was rector at the American
The interim committee will Episcopal church In Munich for
open Its hearings in Klamath Falls la number of years, will conduct
on December 5, coming to Bend ; the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services,
the following day. Two meetings j and will be present at a meet
will be held here on Saturday, He-; ing of young people of the
comber 5, wlih an open meeting ! church at 7 p.m.
planned for 8 n.m. A closed ses- i Rev. and Mrs. Bolster will go
i sion will be held at 2:30 n.m. Both
i meetings will be In the Pilot Butte
i Inn. From Bend, the committee
! will go to Burns. Eight meetings
1 will be held In December, In the
eastern part of the itrte.
Has a Head Start
' 111 t
Although she is only 5 months old,
three inches long. Above, she sits
home as her mother, Mrs. James
Of 11 Degrees
Bend was chilled by Its lowest
temperature of the season last
night when tbe mercury dropped
to 11 degrees .above zero. Con
tinued cold lias been forecast for
tonight, with a minimum of 12
above set for the Bend area.
The forecast calls for general
ly .clear weather through Sunday,
but with increasing cloudiness
Skiing prospects are fair for
the week end, especially at Hoo
doo bowl. In the Cascades west
of Bend, snow is not very deep,
except on the higher slopes of
All mountain roads were
good "winter condition" today
Warned By Arabs
Lake Success, N. Y., Nov. 22 (Hi
A leading Arab spokesman
warned the United Nations today
they were "evading the issue" and
Inviting failure if they try to par
tition Palestine without raising
an army to do the Job.
Foreign Minister Mohamed Fa
dhil Jamali of Iraq, opening de
bate on the conflicting Arab and
Russia-American blueprints for
Palestine's future, said the Arabs
of the Holy Land would have to
be "subdued" by force If Pales
tine is divided.
Jamali said the Russo-Amerl-
can plan for placing a five-member
UN commission In charge ot tne
transition of Palestine to inde
pendence without help of Great
Britain or support of military
force was "optimistic."
Touch Off Drive
The Iraq delegate's remarks
touched off the final drive of the
UN general assembly to decide In
the next few days whether to par
tition Palestine, turn it over to
the Arabs as an Independent slate
or defer any tlecisloon now on the
Ksawery Pruszynskl, Poland,
chairman of the group which ham
mered out the final Russia-American
partition program, told the
Arab states, In reply to a series
of questions, that refusal of Pal
estine's Arabs to cooperate In their
half of a partitioned Holy Iind
would mean automatic referral
of the case to the UN security
To Speak In Bend
An exchange of ministers
to Klamath Falls, where the local
minister will be guest speaker at
, S:. Paul's Episcopal church. Rev.
j Wissenhach was In Bend last
; night for the Knife and Fork club
Sharon Kay Boyd's hair is over
patiently In her Gahanna, Ohio,
F. Boyd, combs her thick locks.
Get Train Ride
Thirty-five excited children, in
cluding third-graders at Reld
school and several younger broth
ers and sisters, were passengers
last night on the north-bound
S.P. & S. train out of Bend. Al
though the trip ended at Red
mond, the 15-mlle Journey was
one of the most unusual in local
The experience was a novel one
for, the ticket agent, too,- when
the youngsters plied Itlto the pas
senger depot and counted out
their pennies, nickels and dimes
for the 18-cent fares. Before
boarding the train, the party in
spected the mall car, and inside
Conductor William Strang and
Brakemen Monahan and Moton
Introduced the young passengers
to the mysteries of the water-
cooler, the baggage car, and the
workings of the amazing berths,
"iust like bunk beds at home."
Clarence Lyons was engineer for
the trip, assisted by fireman
Kuhn. Accompanying the young
sters were Miss Irma Kllngham-
mer, third grade Instructor at
Reld, and Miss Ruth Cray, of the
Allen school faculty.
The trip was planned as an
extra-curricular activity in co
ordination with the class' study
of transportation. Adults who
met tho group in Redmond to
drive them back to Bend includ
ed George Murphy, Mr. and Mrs.
Vernon Carlon, Mrs. George Sim
erville, Mrs. Harold Summers,
Mrs. E. L. Nielsen, Earl J. Frier
and Jack L. Davis.
James J. Davis,
Washington, Nov. 22 Hit
Former Sen. James J. Davis, a
Welsh-born Immigrant who came
up the hard way from steel pud-
dler to legislator and cabinet
member, died early today at the
age of 74.
The famous "I'uddler Jim of
Pennsylvania republicanism had
been confined to the Washington
sanitarium In nearby Takorna
Park, Md., since late September.
He was suffering from a kidney
For 20 years a power in repub
lican politics, Davis was secretary
of labor under three presidents
and a senator from 1!)30 until
1044. Since his defeat In 1!M4
by Democratic Sen. Francis J.
Myers, he had lived in retirement
here and at his Pittsburgh home.
Man To Bandits
New York, Nov. 22 Wi- Louis
Flneman, president of the Jansa
Woodworking Corp., picked up
$1,561 In payroll money at his
bank yesterday and was escorted
by a policeman through the
streets of Brooklyn to his plant.
At the plant door, the policeman
left. When Flneman reached his
office, inside the building, two
bandits appeared and took the
money. They escaped In the com
pany car, which Flneman had
I IRK CALL NSWKRKI
An overheated oil stove at the
James Ness residence, 335 State,
resulted In a fire call to the Bend
department yesterday afternoon.
No damage was reported.
France, Stricken By Strikes,
Names Its Financial Expert
To Form New
Robert Schuman Takes On Grim Task, FacingX.
Problem of Uniting Country Torn by Strife; vS"
750,000 reported Idle in Vital Industries
Paris, Nov. 22 '.U.E) Robert Schuman. financial expert
of the popular republican party,
ot torming a government for
With nearly 1,000,000 French workers idle m a nation
wide wave of strikes, Schuman accepted President Vincent
Auriol's urgent request to undertake the organization of a
cabinet as soon as possible.
bchuman still had to have the approval of the national
assembly. But it seemed assured. After consultation with
various party leaders, he appeared to have the support of
most ot the assembly, commu -
nists excepted. .
The assembly last night vot
ed miseonfidence in Leon
Blum, the socialist veteran
who had undertaken the same
assignment. Schuman was the
At 4:15 p. m. (10:15 a. m., EST)
Schuman went to the Elysee pal
ace and Informed Auriol of his
acceptance. As he left the palace
he said he planned to form a gov
ernment comprising nearly all
parties except the communists.
Schuman has been finance mini
ster almost continuously since
The strike wave took a turn
for the worse. Two main railroad
stations In Paris were paralyzed.
Kaiiroaos tnrougtioui southern
France were at a standstill. A
stoppage of all ports was sched
uled for Monday. France was
threatened with total economic
Communlst-led strikes, which
had Idled at least 750,000 men In
the most vital industries, began
to spread rapidly in Paris. Four
teen thousand school teachers
went out yesterday. The Gare de
Lyon, which handles Marseille-
bound train traffic, was closed
Only a quarter of the normal
traffic was running in and out of
Gare du Nord and police announc
ed saboteurs had cut the telephone
lines mixing tne forts of Rosny
and Noisy-Le-Sec In the working
class suburb of Montreuil.
These strikes and the lack of
a moderate leader In the govern
ment appeared to be leading the
country to a showdown between
communists and De Gaullists.
Director Of FBI
Washington, Nov. 22 Ui Di
rector J. Edgar Hoover said to
day the FBI is only doing Its job
when It sends government agen
cies unsolicited information about
their employes and other persons
"of Interest" to them.
He said the practice recently
denounced hy Federal communi
cations commissioner Clifford J.
Durr was a vital part of his Job.
Failure to send the information
to the agencies, he said, would
leave the FBI open to criticism.
Durr assailed the FBI for send
ing the commission "unsolicited
reports on Individuals connected
with radio." He dismissed much
of tlie information as "baseless
Hoover said Durr was correct
in his allegation. But, he added,
the FBI makes no attempt to
evaluate the Information, leaving
this up to the agency involved.
Hi- said, however, that the FBI
"does endeavor to evaluate the
reliability of the source of the information."
Philip Takes Britain's Future
Queen for Fast Spin in Jeep
Romsey, F.ngland, Nov. 22 II
Princess Elizabeth and Prince
Philip will leave their honeymoon
re'reat on Broadlands estate after
one week and go lo Scotland, It
was reported today.
They originally were expected
to spend two weeks here and two
weeks at Blrkhall, near the royal
castle at Balmoral, Scotland. But
they now plan to spend three
weeks at Blrkhall.
The little town of Romsey
buzzed with approving talk about
the speedy Jeep ride Elizabeth
took yesterday across the 6,000
acres estate and up a busy high
way. Neil her the policemen guard
ing the gates of the estate nor
the townspeople expected to see
their future queen and her new
husband in such an unroyal ve
hicle. As a matter of fact, few
today took on the grim task
crisis - stricken France. '
To Hear Nelson .
Speaker at a meeting of the
Central Oregon 'chamber of com
merce in Madras Tuesday will be
W. S. Nelson, manager of The
Dalles chamber of commerce and
Oregon director of the Inland Wa
Nelson was invited to the meet
ing to discuss methods of acqui
sition and development of indus
trial areas by cities. Nelson will
also discuss plans for getting bet
ter highway connections between
Central Oregon and the Colum
bia area and also the importance
of early construction of a brid(;e
over the Columbia river at or near
Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Cul
ver and Madras chambers of com
merce will be represented at the
Due In Spring .
Washington, Nov. 22 (Ui Sec
retary of agriculture Clinton P.
Anderson predicts a meat short
age for next spring, but sees lit
tle likelihood of an over-all food
He told the joint congressional
economic committee yesterday
that meat supplies will be "criti
cally short" In March, April, May
and June. They may continue
"low" all year, he said.
Anderson said Americans, now.
eating meat at an annual rate of
156 pounds per person, will have
to get along on about 20 per cent
But he was "greatly encourag
ed" by recent reports on crop
prospects and said a general food
shortage Is unlikely unless there
Is a "disastrous" wheat failure.
Anderson said improved weath
er conditions in the past 10 days
might boost next year's grain
crop prospects and "what looked
like a bad situation may turn In
to a fairly good one."
He said good weather could
boost the Kansas wheat crop next
year by as much as 250,000,000
bushels over previous estimates.
2 Cars Hit, Kill
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 22 Uli
Roelof H. Meyboom, 68, Oppor
tunity, died here yesterday of in
juries received Thursday when
two cars hit him within a few
minutes of each other on n busy
highway seven miles east of here.
The state patrol reported today
that Meyboom was first hit by a
car driven west by Russell D.
Hlte, Opportunity, causing a leg
fracture. A few minutes later he
was struck by an unidentified car
! of the townspeople did see them,
I but the news spread fast and It
I While Elizabeth ami Philip were
strolling about yesterday, they
! came upon the jeep. It was one
I that Philip's uncle. Earl Mount-
batten, who owns Broadlands, ac
quired during his military career.
Philip was reported to have
said to his bride: "I've never
driven a Jeep. Come on, let's go
for a ride."
She was at first reluctant, pos
sibly because of his reputation as
a fast driver, but was soon per
suaded. They roared around the
es'nte and up to the gates.
The police guard gasped, sa
luted belatedly and swung the
gates open. Philip drove for half
amlle down the busy highway
and enmo back. The entire ride
lasted about an hour.