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Middletown Journal, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1950, Middletown, Ohio HOME EDITION THE MIDDLETOWN JOURNAL VOLUME No 8 DAILY MIDDLETOWN OHIO THURSDAY FEBRUARY 93 1950 28 PAGES TODAY WEATHER Mostly cloudy cold with snow flurries tonight Friday Noon temperature 32 PRICE FIVE CENTS BANDITS SEIZE TRUCE HALTS THREATENING PHONE STRIKE Union Accept Truman's Request For Bargaining WASHINGTON threat of a nationwide down in telephone service scheduled for tomorrow has been lifted by union ance of a presidential appeal for a bargaining truce will bargain every day 24 hours a day during that period in seeking a peaceful settlement said President Joseph A Beirne of the CIO Communications Workers of America President Truman asked that Lewis Operators Reported To Have Narrowed Gap Owners Offer To Increase Financial Concessions Is Unconfirmed Word Pressure Building On Both Sides To Reach Accord L Lewis and coal tors were reported today to have narrowed the gap between them in their long drawn out haggling over a new mining service remain uninterrupted while work goes on under present wage hour and other conditions Some Bell System Companies promptly others were ex- to do so Beirne quickly polled his board on yesterday's White House proposal He announced the decision last night notifying Mr Truman by wire that the un- ion recognizes its obligation to public interest and welfare j We have a sincere desire to re- solve the issues through collective bargaining in an open forward Beirne said in a statement In accepting President man's request for postponement of the strike we take one more step in our continuing effort to preserve industrial peace The Long Lines Division o American Telephone and Tele- graph Company wired the dent it would be glad to continue bargaining in a sincere effort to settle the dispute The time it said should be useful in reaching an agreement Similar word came from the Western Electric Company one of the key companies in the dis- pute and others In Atlanta the Southern Bell Telephone Com- pany went a bit further and gested the truce run until June 5 The strike of telephone workers had been set for 6 local time tomorrow Another 120.000 phone workers were due to join the walkout on March 1 when their contracts these too are covered by the truce The President offered the tive assistance of the federal diation and conciliation service contract The report officially firmed from either side was that operators had offered to in- crease slightly the financial con- cessions they previously had proposed It came from sources close to the negotiations and sent surge of hope through ment officials struggling to get the mines back into production and end the fuel famine that ready has brought rationing and brownouts chilled homes curtailed schools and industrial production in many areas Pressure was building up on both sides to reach agreement For Lewis time was running out He is confronted with the danger of multi-million dollar fines on the United Mine ers Union if the miners are still on strike tomorrow Bearing on the operators was the increasing talk among some members of Co gress that the government should seize the mines and re- tain any profits made while the i pits were under federal control The seizure question was brought in casually during a sion of a Senate Judiciary Com- where William Green president of the American of Labor was the Green told the senators he HOUSE FACING FINAL VOTE ON SUB FEPC ACT Administration Fails To Put Over In Hour Session WASHINGTON AP The House passed today a Fair Employment Practices FEPC stripped of en- forcement provisions The far short of what President Truman wanted now roes to the Senate The House action came after a debate that started at noon yesterday and ran into early his morning The vote was 241 to 176 WASHINGTON AP A air Employment Practices the with few back to work if the government seized the coal pits He added that he is not sure the time for seizure has arrived but that he had read in the newspapers that the situation is critical in some places Green was before the tee to oppose a that would make labor unions subject to the laws There continued to be talk on Capitol Hill that Congress might vote power for the President to seize the coal mines and tell he miners to work in them as Continued on Page 16 and no enforcement provisions throughout the bargaining asked for an earnest and and Continued on 28 Jet Fighter Catches Fire Killed Stage Of Mass Layoff Reached In Coal Crisis PITTSBURGH CAP Mor emergency measures went int effect today as industrial Ameri ca scraped the bottom of its coa bin The coal crisis reached th mass layoff stage Jones and Laughlin Steel Cor poration the nation's fourth lar gest steel producer started clos ing its plants in Pittsburgh anc nearby That will idl The big steel firm's own mines have been closed by the nationwide strike of the United Mine Workers who re MANHATTAN BEACH AP A new jet fighter blew up or disintegrated in the air yesterday killing one man in- juring another and setting off an oil refinery fire that raged for hours Dead is Arthur Turton craft Beach technician Redondo He was riding in the plane with Charles Tucker 30 La Crescenta the pilot Tucker was thrown clear of the plane by his ejector seat and was found dangling in his parachute in a tree Tucker suffered arm and leg fractures Turton's body was found in the plane's wreckage which fell near a reservoir of oil and set it afire Turton's seat also was ted with an ejector device but it was not operated Both men were employes of Northrop Aircraft Incorporated builders of the plane one of the new Scorpions The fiery debris ignited some barrels of oil a refinery spokesman said but the blaze was quickly brought under con- trol Smoke rose 5.000 feet into the air use to obey the command of their chief John L ewis The Jones and Laughlin em- ployes will boost the nation's strike idle in allied industries to Other segments of the steel in- dustry have banked several blast furnaces Virtually all industry is ing the pinch of the dwindling coal stock pile About workers in trial plants at Erie Pa will be laid off two days next week un- less there's an immediate break in the strike Mayor Clarence K Pulling who ordered a citywide out and declared a fuel gency appointed a committee 1 Ordered industries to close next Sunday and Monday and to be prepared for another long shutdown later next week 2 Set up a 11 p m closing hour for bars clubs and other places which ordinarily close at Coal rationing is widespread and even coal centers like burgh are feeling the pinch Retail coal merchants told Pittsburgh Mayor David L Lawrence that heating ment in institutions is facing imminent breakdowns They ex- the institutions are vastly inferior quality coal only fuel available In addition the supply of the strip mine surface coal is threatened because of increased faced a final House vote today by members who toiled 15 straight hours to duce it The measure was in imminent danger of being sent back to the labor death hole The proved in committee for a slow in a committee Continued on 6 Lausche Tells Truman Coal Acutely Scarce was tentatively the morning hours after southern civil rights opponents had filibustered re- against an discrimination measure with en- forcement teeth backed by President Truman's forces The House was ready for the final vote at a m when a technicality forced it to putting off the showdown until sometime after noon Supporters of the Adinmistra- ion found little to their ng in the substitute measure the name of ative McConnell Southern Democrats don't want any kind of FEPC ure indicated they would vote to McConnell strong can support and maybe some northern Democratic support as well The wuld create a five member Federal Commission to i cooperate with state and local agencies in voluntarily curbing job discrimination against groes or other minorities The commission would have power to investigate and mend but it couldn't issue cease and desist orders and get recommit the They expected Of Doom to be locations of Soviet atomic energy Map illustrate theory of Harrison S Brown atomic scientist of the University of Chicago who recently described how radioactivity from hydrogen bomb blasts could be made to kill every thing an area 3000 mile wide and 1500 miles deep A series of H-bomb explosions along a south line at about the of Prague Czechoslovakia would produce great clouds of active dust These would be carried eastward by prevailing winds destroying all life from grad to Odessa and from Prague to the Ural mountains he said Taking about three days to reach the Urals the deadly cloud would begin losing intensity and by the lime it crossed the Pacific to the west coast of North America it would harmless Brown pointed out that the process could be reversed set off along a north-south line in the Pacific 1000 miles west of California would produce a radioactive cloud that would hit California in about a day and New York in four or five days as shown on inset map THEFT STAGED AT RESIDENCE IN CLEVELAND Woman In Early 60s Slugged Male Nurse Bound By Robbers CLEVELAND Six hooded bandits boldly burst into the spacious home of William G Mather early today slugged his wife and got wrh a fortune in jewelry The family fixed the value at around Earlier police estimates of the loss from to Moving with precision robbers were armed with a gua and revolvers police Mather honorary board chairman of the land Cliffs Iron Company slept through the entire operation Stationing one man outside in case the burglar alarm went the robbers entered the m residence through a entrance None of the sewn servants heard them Then they into a second floor bedroom where 3 Mrs Mather v s asleep and flashed the beam f a flashlight in her face e awoke to find a man stand over her with a sub gun She screamed This woke m n Continued on 16 British Voting Reported Heavy In Crucial National Election LONDON AP eople aimed at The British vole as they decided whether they want a Socialist government them enforced through federal court injunctions as under the The Dixie members had tried cince noon Tuesday House action on anv lo block kind of They forced repeated By Associated Press roll-call votes and lion morning forecast was The magazine argued the occasional rain everywhere in workers usually wait till at some time during the fail to walk to the polls day The might stay at home if the Truman Mav Act In Called Rail Strike WASHINGTON White House said today that President Truman probably create an emergency board morrow or Saturday to head a threatened nationwide railroad strike The Brotherhood of tors and Trainmen have called a strike for fi a m Monday The Conductors and the men's Brotherhood refused The choice before more than Gov Frank 1 tele- graphed President Truman day that the coal supply in Ohio is growing acutely The governor also issued a reclamation appealing to ans to conserve fuel The governor's telegram The coal supply in Ohio is acutely scarce Reports to me from throughout he state indicate that ency situations have already risen but local communities ave been able thus far to solve 2 a m 3 Ordered discontinuance of Monday night shopping hours for stores told owners of of- fice buildings to keep tures at 65 to 68 degrees Pulling said the Pennsylvania Electric Company only utility in the lake port of has but a supply of coal Erie's situation while worse than some communities is ar to conditions in towns across the land Schools are closing in many ireas them by getting special service The point will be reached within a few days where solution will no longer will be possible I give you this information so you will be acquainted with my view of the situation in Ohio proclamation pealed to Ohioans to follow a course under which the available supply will be distributed in cordance with need The governor said he had re- reports that some con- sumers with an adequate sly of coal on hand were ing more He urged them to for the time being tried several times to force ad- But the Administration crats and a sizeable group of Republicans raking note of their political platform ises made clear they were ing to sit it out all night and again today if necessary to wear down the southerners All through the debate the Ad- floor managers held the upper hand until about midnight when the erners almost forced ment Then on the big vote some three hours later Administration strategy backfired The Truman forces had ned to approve tentatively the McConnell substitute then feat it on a and revert to the original Administration as the finished product that would go to the Senate But the roll-call showed 221 Re-election of Prime Minister Clement Attlee's 1 a b o r i tes j pledged to put still more tries under state or a return to the Conservative rule wartime Premier Winston who promised to nationalization but keep most of Britain's state security measures The voting was expected to be T I A 4 I is C nnl I IT III III IM PITTSBURGH AP wreck coal mine equipment at police and roving pickets strip mines near ed a grim game of Pa and coal was dumped close Victory or defeat for the in power since July 1945 hangs chiefly on tic issues For these people of England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland neither party ised any relaxation of the bleak today while miners guns to enforce their right to work during the soft coal strike Western Pennsylvania's coated highways were patrolled big loading platform near Pa Harry Finberg owner mine near said about 500 men were in the group which attacked his men and 250.000 workers Appointment of a fact-finding board under the railway labor act requires be 1 sides in the dispute to retain status quo The board has days after the report s submitted according to lav A spokesman for the i- brotherhood in union would comply with the procedures The principal demard is for a week for 185.000 yard service Without a cut in pay from their by state policemen on the alert j Xo one was injured seriously for new outbreaks such as curred sporadically yesterday present austerity under which Britons Peace officers in other soft have lived since wartime And states including no party has suggested Wcst Virginia also feared Many Negotiations nearly a year ago The unions 13 changes in operating miners jle nation's carriers asked today to carry shotguns for 17 changes revolvers and tear gas the ambitious social services after the Laborites came to power in 1945 So choice of Mr and Mrs violence Three diggers were beaten for protection as they worked despite the current strike of John L Lewis United Mine Workers yesterday John on which kind mine Senate Leaders Gain More Authority For Red Spy Ring Probe WASHINGTON AP cratic Senate leaders wound up today with even more authority than they had asked to gate charges by Senator Carthy that a nist spy ring has been operating in the State Department Republicans succeeded in ting the Democrats to accept several additions to the original inquiry resolution These tions would give the inquiry group considerably more power Senator Lucas said the inquiry to be made by the ate Foreign Relations tee will need a few days to start rolling He said the Senate ably must put up to nance it Senator McMahon was spoken of in Senate debate as the probable chairman of the Foreign Relations which will sift the charges McCarthy touched off the in- by a series of speeches at Republican meetings across the country charging that Communist Party are employed in the State De- When McCarthy amplified his accusations on the Senate floor Democratic Leader Lucas quickly called for a showdown by asking the investigation by the Foreign Relations tee After hours of angry debate Republicans got Lucas to accept these additions to his 1 A directive to the gating group subpoena the to procure by secret loyalty and employment files of government employees facing charges This was sored by Senator Ferguson 2 A requirement bv Senators Morse and Saltonstall for open Continued on 28 ng more coal so that tions can be made to relieve emergency situations that might arise Two universities in Ohio today had critically low of coal due to the miners strike In Columbus Ohio State Uni- versity officials are to meet to discuss conservation steps said the school's present supply would last only about a week even if temperatures remain above freezing In Cincinnati Norman P Auburn said the University of Cincinnati's coal supply remains critical even though the school yesterday managed to get a week's supply Walter Busch executive of thd Cincinnati Coal and o k e Merchants Association said practically all coal for users is gone He Monday broke our back If he miners had gone back then ve would have come through his all right As it is we must every possible bit of However Cincinnati public chools and hospitals have coal to last for some me Busch said The Akron coal exchange is to meet so dealer members can find out the extent of the coal shortage Half the coal yards in Akron are reported empty and no for the substitute and 178 against it with 104 Republicans Continued on 28 Poland To Represent Bulgaria Is Report SOFIA BULGARIA Bulgaria announced today that Poland has agreed to represent her in the United States The United States broke diplo- matic relations with Tuesday of government they think keep the breadwinner employed lower their heavy taxes boost their salaries and cut their living costs Many Britons were at some of the more than 50.000 polling tions before opening time in the gray winter dawn at 7 o'clock this morning 2 a m in industrial ham were stopping in at the polls on their way to work In Several London sections voters were scratching their ballots at the rate of three a minute In London and many parts of England the voters had dry weather But in western England and in Scotland many of them had to trudge through cold winter drizzles and at a strip surface j In West Virginia peace Pa cracked down on 35 pickets i men who inflicted the beatings arrested earlier in the week on promised to return in f u 11 j charges of conspiracy Fourteen strength today County men were held A caravan also struck in for two mines near Pittsburgh and Jury in April five truck drivers were forced teen merl women were to dump their loads of coal ordered to for n hearing Sledge hammers were used a magistrate Saturday In Kentucky the Knox ty grand jury continued its probe of disturbances at two mines near Barboursville Pennsylvania's state police patrols were on duty earlier than usual today using equipped cars to enable them to converge on any reported ble spot BULLETINS YORK AP popular Texas middleweight boxer died day at p m EST of head injuriees received last night in losing a to George Small of Brooklyn to cast their ballots i The air ministry's special elec The Lawyers BY GORDON MARTIN When the lawyers go they form a motley crew which has corporation counsel and divorce attorneys too There are gents who handle everything from copyrights to wills and the boys who bring collection suits to clean up past-due bills And at any bar con- vention all the lawyers are serene and for once nobody asks the judge for leave to inter- vene There's the old-time jury orator whose shock of snow-white hair has become an institution in the courtroom everywhere He's the one MARTIN Continued on Page 16 who pounds the table saying justice must prevail and be a grievous error if his client goes to jail There's the gling youthful law school grad who's rented office space and who goes around in quiet My kingdom for a And the speakers give with speeches of the lawyer's noble chance and they frown upon a brother who would chase an bulance There is fun and mirth aplenty and a round of gay affairs since attorneys in convention know the whole town is theirs And when homeward goes the lawyer he deposes and attests that he had himself bang-up time and now the tiff rests Husband's Plea Said Cause Of Mercy Killing MANCHESTER N J AP The state said today that Dr Hermann N Sander admitted killing a cancer tient with air injections andj claimed he did it at the pleading of her husband to relieve suffering Attorney General William Phinney made the assertion as1 he outlined the state's against the doctor to a jury trying him for SAX DIEGO Cal Fire broke out at 10 a m today aboard the Aircraft Carrier Valley Forge docked at the Naval Air station Naval District Headquarters reported The San Diego fire ment dispatched its fire boat and boat to stand by Extent of the blaze was not immediately known Seen Set Against Seeking Atomic Peace Parley murder Speaking WASHINGTON AP Democratic Club here night cence piled up today that and slowly J jruman Administration dead The pressure which is building Phinney quoted Dr Sander as j set against seeking an for a conference of some sort v Peace conference with Russia the Soviet Union in ray broken a law but that the law was not right x x x and should be changed this time opinion is would Dr Sander is charged must be misled by with killing Mrs vain hope of finding quick and Borroto by giving her air i solutions for the world's tions as she Jay dying of cancer which the atomic in Hillsboro County last arms race is one of greatest i I T t n A f December 4 the doctor as i saying From President Truman I immediately place us in a self came a warning that the of despair and Durham thus appeared to a position in conflict with Senator McMahon the tee chairman McMahon has ad- that the United States un- a of foreign aid including to Russia as a bold to ob- Inst the President declared of Mr pleadings and because Mr roto was a good of his probably in a moment of ness ne injected the air Phinney said Sander also in I United States and other must stick to the hard tain an early international ment for control c atomic energy path of building up the strength j Durham specified that he of the free world in its struggle i expressing a personal opinion with Communism Nevertheless what he said The vice chairman of the j parallels the known opinion held Atomic Energy Com- by State Department reply to a question from Dr Representative Durham and by Mr ert Biron county medical i directly at- self he Mrs This view that there is on Pate 16 la for the North Continued on
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