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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1947, Charleston, West Virginia Largest Circulation in West Virginia The Charleston Gazette The State of the Associated Preis Established 1887 Five Cents Charleston West Virginia Saturday Morning April 12 1947 12 Pages Long Distance Chief Asserts Pact Is Dead Melton Said Unacceptable Wait and See Attitude Held by Both Sides WASHINGTON April leader of the long dis- tance workers in the vide telephone strike tonight Ask High Court Stop Hall Action A Supreme Court writ to prevent j their trial on -a citation for con- tempt of court was asked day by Kanawha County Sheriff D Earl Brawley and W E Melton ordered by wrote Off as dead the intermediate Court Judge Cyrus tive agreement they had w Hall to appear Monday to show France Pushes To Get Soviet Okay for Saar Sidesteps Bidault In Vain Prodding For Decision MOSCOW April France hammered in vain night at opposition barring immediate approval of economic integration with the Saar and Foreign Minister Georges Bidault acknowledged dejectedly we must wait Bidault insisted that Russia's V M Molotov give the Foreign Council his views on French proposal to establish a com- mission at once to work out details of integrating the economy of the coal-producing Saar with France but Molotov refused yield He Woman Executed In Gas Chamber For 1944 Murder With should not be he wanted more time lo think major Step that has been taken each U was agreed to toward settling the strike John J Moran took that stand reporters told him of a ment bv George S Dring of the long lines division of the American Telephone Telegraph Co Dring had said that if the union failed to accept the settlement plan definitely by midnight the tent a tive agreement of the company will be withdrawn Then I suppose we have to start all over again Moran speaking as president of the American Union of Telephone Workers Not We're not going to accept by midnight of course Well just have to stand by and see what happens now We not too much worried about them withdrawing the offer When the company finally gets down to negotiating a contract that won't hurt any The tentative agreement between the A T T and the long dis- tance union Included a plan to ar- bitrate demands including wages lor these workers However their union is only one of 49 in the tional Federation of Telephone and the policy committee of the federation ruled that the posal did not conform to union The policy committee held that the agreement is local of 13 specific instances they were responsible for releasing a er from the Kanawha county jail before expiration of the term for which he had been sentenced by Judge Hall Challenge Jurisdiction Asking the Supreme Court for a writ to prevent the Monday Marshall anc int and Melton Foreign Secretary Ernest B ing Brawley and Melton challeng ed both the jurisdiction of the er court to cite them and the method used in starting the tion The Supreme Court delayed sibly until today any decision inj the matter after hearing it ed by attorney for the sheriff and his The contempt proceeding was by both the United States and Britain The Soviet foreign minister de- clared he was opposed to the French demand for detachment of the Ruhr from Germany and fought doggedly a direct Soviet voice in control of its industrial output U S George Marshall and British Bevin had previously expressed opposition to detachment of the Ruhr or creation of any independent regime for that great industrial area Bidault Rebuffs Move Molotov blocked four separate at- AP SAN QUENTIN April Mrs Louise Feete Judson who spent more than one third of her 59 years in prison died today in San Quentin's green tinted gas chamber for the murder of a an who had befriended her Mrs Judson was executed for the 1944 murder of Mrs Margaret gan 60 Pacific Palisades to whom she had been paroled after serving 18 years of a sentence for the 1920 murder ot Jacob Denton Los Angeles engineer She fought futilely imp the U S Supreme Court for the life she had sustained for years by defrauding Iwo of whom she whereas the committee wants all to be treated together Government conciliators had that the long distance proposal might serve M a pattern for all unions and thus end the strike of quickly Wiat condition of the long dis- tance proposal was that the bers go back to work The tion policy committee steered away from the approval apparently for fear of the effects a restoration of long distance service would have on the rest of the strike Dring said that if the deadline passes without acceptance it may be some time before negotiations on long distance matters resumed Dring asserted that the time it had been agreed to by both sides Moran laid that we didn't agree to it Toe company said they had to know by midnight tonight Meantime Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach delayed for the promt a reply to a union sal for top level and public talks with the American Telephone and Co Schwellenbach had promised an decision after getting the request from President J A of the National Federation of Telephone Workers However the secretary's Tage t Cat 8 Palestine Session LAKE SUCCESS N Y April 11 United Nations officials said today a special Palestine session of the General Assembly probably would be called within 48 hours to convene around April 28 These plans were based on the assumption that the British request for the extraordinary session would have majority approval by day Twenty-four of the necessary 28 endorsements are already in As preparations for the dented meeting were rushed gian sources disclosed the first I president of the assembly Henri Spaak premier of Belgium would be unable to attend Spaak's term expired Dec 31 but it had been assumed he would be re-elected in view of his highly praised record as president He was said to be planning to attend the session next September started on his own initiative by Judge Hall who on March 28 en- tered a formal order directing the Please Turn to Page Z Col 8 Marshall Urges Korean Treaty Russians Asked to Join Freedom Proposal MOSCOW April tary Marshall asked Russia today to join with the United States in another try at granting Korea its independence as soon as possible In a letter to Soviet tempts Bidault to wring from i killed with a pistol to obtain their him a decision on the Saar At one time he made an ent bid for French support of the Soviet stand on four-power control over the Ruhr inferring that the Russians might give their views on the Saar at once if such support were forthcoming But Bidault rebuffed any such move saying the Saar is a tion for Ruhr is a question for discussion and the Saar decision must be taken at once Molotov said also he was not ready to express the Soviet views on territorial claims of Belgium the Netherlands Czechoslovakia and Luxembourg delinquents and rear delinquent estates To the end she denied that she killed either I come from cultured educated people she told newsmen I have a background of culture My ents were not they did not children Gov Earl Warren who denied her final plea said her crimes were too gruesome to be condoned Mrs Judson wore a gay ered dress to her execution She quietly told Warden Clinton T Well I'm ready I've been ready a long time The Soviet delay on the Saar and Then she wont with head erect Minister giving impetus American policy on the eastern extremity of the diplomatic front Marshall declared that the United States intends to proceed meanwhile with dence measures in pied Southern Korea Marshall proposed that Russia and the United States agree as soon as possible on reconvening their stalemated joint commission on Korea to work out dence measures for the entire try on the basis of respect for democratic right of freedom of western boundary Bidault pointed had been un- der consideration for months gave the impression among some gates that the Russians were ing the political effect of the lem and had been unable as yet lo lo any decision for Deadline He also asked that a deadline be fixed this summer for by the two governments of the work Marshall emphasized that he re- the American intention to proceed with independence ures in Southern Korea as in cord with the Moscow agreement of December 1945 setting up the commission to prepare for Korean independence He told Molotov that the United States mindful of its obligation under the Moscow agreement sees no alternative to taking without further delay such steps in its zone as will advance the purposes of that agreement That the United States would proceed with its own independence measures had been stated on April 5 by Lt Gen John R Hodge com- mander of American forces in rea after his return to Seoul from conferences in Washington He ed that if we can't get Russian cooperation we must carry out our commitments Hodge's Stressed Marshall's letter to Molotov that Hodge had tried to get the Korea to function again but said commander in rea had always insisted upon a formula which would result in Please Turn to Page 2 Col 6 Under assembly rules a president must be elected for the special session and another election must be held at the opening of the ular meeting It if possible fore that a new president might preside ever the extraordinary sion and that Spaak might be elected again in September At any rate the special session Ton to Page 2 Col 5 Willit Bebert but it Pug ealls it his pet coon aial a pet It's Just a prisoner he can close to because it's in a it cut get away Man Blind Sister Hoard Wealth Live In Squalid Poverty CHICAGO April Richter 79 and his blind sister Amelia 89 lived for seven years in virtual poverty in a squalid junked filled south side flat and yesterday Today authorities found that in an old trunk safety deposit box that the Richters had hoarded 250 in cash and in securities Amelia Richter who summoned help told Detective Thomas wards this is all we as she led him to an old trunk in the apartment which was filled with old clothing boxes and other junk In it Detective Edwards found 000 in currency and in and foreign stocks and bonds They also found a key to a safety deposit box Authorities discovered in the Salle national bank box m cash and securities valued at 000 A representative of the public guardian's office said she had filed day by their owner Mrs Rosika a petition to have Amelia ed incompetent Vault attendants said Richter re- tired night watchman visited the vault two or three times a year neatly but plainly dressed In the apartment police found among the rubbish a broken down toy wagon Propaganda Weakened These delegates said that the sians had suffered a severe blow in their propaganda in Germany by standing firm for Poland's ued occupation of a huge slice of German territory in the east and they might try to recoup by ing territorial adjustments in the west supported by the big three In such event however the sians would be weighing gains in German favor against losses in Communist party prestige in France and the smaller countries In opposing detachment of the Ruhr Molotov said it would lead to dismemberment of the Reich and creation of hostility inside the try He remarked that the American economic merger of their two zones was a step towards dis- because France and the Soviet Union had been ately excluded from it Bevin challenged him with the assertion that Molotov had con- ignored the most im- portant clause in the merger ment which stipulates that it is open to all four powers Bevin asserted that if the Please Turn to Page Z Col S} Trieste Seizures Laid to Belgrade WASHINGTON April INS United States protested to Yugoslavia today over the removal of Italian property from the Trieste area by troops of Marshal Tito Acting Secretary of State Acheson revealed that the differences be- tween Washington and Tito's grade regime have flared anew by revealing that the formal protest was filed Acheson asserted that the can government pointed out that the seizures were made without consent of the Italian owners out compensation and without gal procedure The acting secretary stated that the property belonged to and that the position of the American government was that the removals were unlawful and aging to the internationalized area The United States also contended that the stability of the future free city was menaced by the Yugoslav action Acheson said that thus far slavia has not recognized the ican protest He also told a news conference that the Tito regime has rejected American protests against the con- by Yugoslav prize courts of nine or ten Italian vessels ed in the waters off the Yugoslav occupation zone in Gems Are Recovered From Wreck RATON N M April Jewels valued at were re- covered from a pullman car which overturned in the derailment of the Santa Fe Railway's Super Chief train near Raton Wednesday night The recovery was disclosed Senate Heads For Test Vote On Loan Eastland Asks Resistance To Communist Forces On Every Front WASHINGTON April Eastland called for resistance to Communism on every front of the world today as the Senate headed to a test vote on the program for Greece and Turkey The activities of Henry A lace abroad also entered the debate Eastland declared that Wallace has tried to induce the friends and allies of this country to desert her Sen Pepper defended Wallace The test vote was posed by a of Sen Edwin C Johnson Colo to strip the aid to Turkey from the leaving only the aid to Greece Johnson called Turkey a Fascist military dictatorship and said the proposed American assistance to that country implies a military alliance This was the first amendment by a foe of the to reach the voting stage Several amendments by Sen Vandenberg on behalf of the foreign relations committee which he heads were quickly adopted on voice votes late j day Amendment Endorsed Undersecretary of State Dean Acheson for the administration day endorsed the Vandenberg amendment to give the United tions conditional authority to halt the United States program Acheson I testified on this and other points at a closed session of the House f eign committee He ed satisfaction at real progress made by Congress Rep Eaton committee chairman predicted the House group will adopt the Vandenberg amendment Eaton said his com- will consider the ther next Tuesday and that he hopes it will finish its work by the end of this month sending the measure to the House floor Eastland assailed Wallace as the former vice president and cabinet officer addressed a meeting in don sponsored by the New man and Nation leftist weekly Wallace criticized President man's program and said Britain could save the world from war by refusing to take sides the United States and Russia If you show the he added i all progressive peoples can speak out before it is too late x x x Pepper Defends Wallace I Eastland protested that no ican citizen has the moral right to conspire with foreign peoples in Far-Reaching Labor Curbs Get Approval By House Committee Shop Ban Adopted in Senate into the gas chamber smiling from Please Turn to 2 Col Tornado Towns Remove Debris Civic Leaders lo Rebuild Twisted Cities WOODWARD Okla April to undermine and to weaken A Token of Love and Esteem Bitty Askren 9 New Rochelle N Y granddaughter of Rep Karl Stefan gives President Truman four red roses as a token of love and esteem on behalf of women of Nebraska Indian tribes Nebraska tribesmen on hand for the White House visit yesterday are Cleft to right Joseph LeRoy brare Charles Walker Charles J Springer Amos Lamson Macy and William St Cyr Winnebago AP Wirephoto grind of machinery ing away the rubble today ed screaming ambulance sirens as Woodward still mourning 84 dead turned to rebuilding its shattered city One thousand dents were injured in Wednesday night's twister Woodward was hardest hit of the Texas and Oklahoma communities in the path of the storm More than 50 other persons were killed or died of injuries Higgins Texas reported 39 dead Glazier Texas 14 Three were killed in Gage Okla But city of was un- daunted by estimates of some zens it would take five years to re- build While there was talk of a mass burial for the victims a meeting of civic and business leaders was held to plan the rebuilding of the town 500 Homes Wrecked Mayor R A Bosch estimated 500 houses were uninhabitable and 70 percent of all homes in the city were damaged or destroyed Most of our people will need help but they don't want or government he sized Typical ot the spirit of tion which has eased the sorrows of the victims was this story of an un- identified The shingles on the roof of his big old house were ripped off by the tornado His friends in the area learned of his plight and 40 of them gathered here today with loois in hand In a few hours the house was repaired Generous citizens of the ing territory deluged the city with supplies and the Red Cross asked that gifts be withheld Those ing to help were asked to first notify he Red Cross what was available Twenty-one large commercial vans carrying tents cols and kets to Woodward and other en towns in the region have been dispatched from Fort Worth Tex Many heavy machines sent in by the Oklahoma highway department Please Turn to Page 2 Col 7 the hand of his country The least that can be continued is lhat Mr Wallace performing a grave disservice to the one-time New York and Paris stage beauty who achieved fame as one of the Dolly sisters 1 always carry the jewels wilh me Mrs said She said Raton Sheriff T A Griffith and railroad special Officer Phil Sipes recovered my and two old and unused accordions tie pin Sleeping Rooms Never Rented Quicker People who have placed ads for rooms report an avalanche of calls YOU can realize a nice additional income each week by finding a desirable tenant for that spare room of yours These ads in The Gazette brought quick profitable re- RENTED EARLY FIRST SLEEPING ROOM lor gentleman 227 at RENTED 7 A M FIRST LARGE light housekeeping room Range Apply St RENTED BY 9 FIRST room twin beds 203 St upstairs Find a tenant for YOUR room this easy way Phone your ad lo WANT AD HEADQUARTERS P M Today Dial he Coal Loadings Almost Normal Northern Fields Are Leading Way By The Associated Press Operations in northern West ginia led the way yesterday as the state's soft coal industry struggled back toward full production and normal employment Coal Mines Administration said at Fairmont that 21.547 of the usual working force of about 24.000 miners were on the job and American people when he attempts nat of the 272 mines in the i fields had resumed tions The 180 pits that worked in the area Thursday produced a ing 208.000 tons a figure above the normal daily output The CMA said it expected that at least an- other tons would roll down the tipples yesterday The coal car supply also was re- ported adequate throughout the northern fields a situation directly opposite to that which has ed in spasmodic curtailment of production within recent months Revercomb Speaks Sen Revercomb Va said in an address at Morgantown day night that a recent Please Turn to Page Z Col 6 School Bus Overload Investigation Begun The Kanawha Board of Education began an investigation Probers Expect To Hear Jones Former RFC Head May Give Testimony in Rail Case WASHINGTON April Sen Tobey predicted day that Jesse Jones former eral loan administrator will appear voluntarily as a witness in the banks committee's gation of an tion Finance Corp the timore and Ohio railroad to induce Great Britain to desert the United States and thereby force Please Turn lo Page Z Col 5 Truman Aid Plan LONDON April A Wallace said tonight President Truman was embarking on a trine of unconditional aid to anti- Soviet governments The former vice president advocated a world spending gram as a substitute prescription for peace He said he believed an overall program of European reconstruction financed by the International Bank and directed by the United Nations would insure success of the Moscow foreign ministers conference Wallace urged world control f atomic energy and weapons of de- struction internationalization of strategic areas including the yesterday ot reports that every dandles Suez canal and Panama school bus under its jurisdiction canal and a movement toward carrying more than a safe tional disarmament and creation a world security system as other elements of his plan for peace The former vice president on a tour of England France and navia to contact progressive ers spoke at Central hall minster before a meeting sponsored by editors of the New Statesman and Nation leftist British weekly Declaring the President's gram is both demoralizing and in- Wallace said it is un- in the name of stopping Communism Instead it will lead to Communist revolutions If war Wallace Tobey the and a critic committee chairman of the transaction Please Turn to Page Z Col 4 Uires load Dr L S McDaniel a board member said he had been in- formed that some buses with a capacity of 60 students were as many as JOO each day Maintenance Director Harry L added that every one of the 76 vehicles now in i lion wss carrying an overload every day largely because the school system has had a shortage o equipment since before the war The board directed its tenance and transportation to investigate all reports on the situation and to provide for corrective Mine Bureau Director Suggests Federal Law With Police Powers WASHINGTON April R Sayers director of the Federal Bureau of Mines reported erable laxity in state coal mine safety today and gested a federal law with definite police powers He also said that a federal in- spector exercised reasonable ment in not seeking lo close the 111 coal mine where an explosion snuffed out 111 lives The Coal mines Administration reported that soft coal production crept up to 59 percent of normal today with the return lo work of additional miners The CMA said mines are now operating 168 more than on Thursday The number ot men at work was at compared with the day before production calculated on normal working basis was tons In a statement to a public lands investigating he Sayers Tinted lhal an examination of the Centralia mine by inspector Frank a fpw days before the March blast disclosed the need for 52 major and minor improvements in safety conditions The committee may wonder why the federal inspector x x x did not request that the mine be closed be- cause OH imminent Sayers said I think it important that the committee understand just what in our judgment constitutes imminent danger and just what the inspector included in this case Imminent danger as we use the term in coal mine inspection work represents an exceptionally condition which is in existence and which may in the immediate future result in disaster The conditions at Centralia were very hazardous and the inspector xxx realized that unless the con- were changed there was a likelihood of an explosion in the mine However in the normal course of coal mining procedures made the forecast as the second day of hearings brought a flood of contradictory testimony and statements Finally Sen Capehart asked the chairman whether he in- tends to call for testimony Irom Jones whose name repeatedly has entered into the evidence I think Mr Jones will come without being Tobey re- crisply The committee which soon must recommend whether the life ol RFC shall be extended past next June 30 1 A denial by Charles B derson RFC chairman thai the RFC acquiesced in what a previous witness Cassius Clay termed a fraudulent bankruptcy action of the B O in 1944 2 A declaration from Stewart McDonald chairman of B Sc executive that Adolph Berle former assistant secretary of slate cornered him at the ian embassy one night and insisted that Clay his brother-in-law be made general counsel of B O Clay then employed by RFC later Please Turn toPage Z Col 4 Solon CIO Chief Quarrel Over Cuts WASHINGTON April ISen Dworshak and James B Carey CIO leader quar relied angrily today over whether the Republican party should be blamed for cuts in President man's budget Carey CIO secretary treasurer had just finished reading to a ate appropriations sub-committee a statement opposing cuts in labor and social security funds by the House when Dworshak leaned across the table to declare I don't know why the witness has to inject partisan politics into this committee hearing Carey had told the committee that House Republicans seek to kill the former Roosevelt New Deal program by cutting huge sums up to 80 percent from the budget Are you asking for reprisals or do you want a square shak roared I resent your in- and I don't want you or anyone like you to come in here playing partisan politics I believe I represent the point of view of members of the replied Carey heatedly I here regarding the tremendous danger to this country As long as your organization sponsors the politics it does I agree with you this country faces terrible Dworshak broke in The dispute in there would have been an ended when opportunity to make the necessary I told the committee Sen McCarren coi I want Ihc to know that 1 and my safety inspection sion agree that the inspector Please Turn to 2 Col 41 The attitude you assume before this committee today doesn't get you anything either from crats nr Republicans It will defeat Please Turn to Pare 2 Col 3 Kills Industry Wide Bargaining WASHINGTON April The House labor committee proved tonight a far-reaching new to curb strikes and the powers of unions generally The Senate labor committee at same time adopted a ban on the closed shop in the general ure it has under consideration Sen Taff committee chairman announced the action after an all day session in which the members went through less than half of the big The House committee put off un- tomorrow morning a single tine vote which will send its to the House floor for action next week It has approved the section by section however including a provision to cope with strikes the welfare of the entire nation Unions on Company Level The measure would outlaw the closed shop and with some ex- ban collective bargaining on an industry-wide basis It would permit the union shop if both em- and employes want it The closed shop requires a com- pany to hire only union workers The union shop lets it hire anyone it pleases but the new employe must join the union shortly after- ward Chairman Hartley told reporters the would break unions down to a company level Far stiffer than a labor now under consideration by the Senate labor committee the House ure lists a whole new set of labor practices that would be branded unfair practices of both ers and employes Among other things it Forbid political contributions by unions guarantee the employer the right of free speech on labor ters make unions subject to law suits for violating contracts take the conciliation service away Irom the Labor Department and make it independent abolish the present National Labor Relations Board and set up a new one confined ly to holding hearings on charges of unfair labor practices An independent administrator would submit cases to the new board and enforce them in the courts if need be A union would be forbidden to bargain for a contract covering an entire industry when the ual companies in it compete with each other But it would be lowed to seek a contract covering an entire industry in which the in- dividual companies do not compete Committee officials said the ban would apply to John L Lewis and the coal industry on the that one mine competes with an- other But they said it would not apply to the telephone industry be- cause a telephone company in one Please Turn to Page 2 Col 7 Farmer Benefits Cost Billion WASHINGTON April The Commodity Credit Corp government food and cost the taxpayers for loan purchase resale and subsidy operations from its creation in 1939 to March 1 this year The agency's latest financial re- port today shows that direct sub- to farmers food processors and of which was paid out during the to en- courage production coit 979.242 Not included in this figure are subsidies paid farmers bj the adjustment before the war for limiting produ and for soil conservation Tl ese sub- total roughly during the lift time of the CCC The CCC reports a net profit of on its programs ex- of direct subsidies to processors and importers Before the war it obtained large quantities of cotton wheat corn and other farm products which farmers had put up as collateral for price supporting loans Much of this never was reclaimed The war brought increased prices and the CCC sold its commodities at prices higher than the amounts it had loaned on them As a result it wound up with a profit on many of its commodities The money thus made on com- sales reduced the over-all losses to for its lifetime The largest single subsidy was to dairymen during the war Officials explained that by paying this subsidy the government was able to keep retail ceilings on milk butter and some other dairy products at lower evels than would have been possible The next largest was incurred through resale of Tarn to Fate 2 Col 7 Jingling the Bobby Socks The fight Brinies one fact out into the light The world of noticing The meaning of that thing called swing Arnold Copyright 1947 lor The Gazetti
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