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Mt Vernon Register News (Newspaper) - February 18, 1953, Mt Vernon, Illinois TEMPERATURE 34; 12. Last night's 26. Noon 54. MT. VERNON MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL - SPECIAL FAVORS TO NONE NON PARTISAN PAPER WEATHER SOUTHERN Cloudy and warmer followed by rain late Thursday cloudy and mild with Low tonight 35 to 40. High Thursday 50 to 60. - NO. 119 MOUNT ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 18, 1953 25c PER WEEK BY CARRIER 400 ALLIED PLANES RAID Introducing the Candidates Frank B. a well known is a candidate for Mt. Vernon city Frank B. Neal Mr. Neal is at present in the real estate He and his reside at No. 5 Lyons They have three all and three Mr. Neal was born on a farm in Franklin near the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jerry He attended Benton high school and Ewing For 12 years he worked for the Shell Petroleum Co. as tank driver and plant agent at In 1936 he moved to Mt. Vernon and started the Neal Brothers Roofing which he operated for 15 He served as a member of the Mt. Vernon township high school Board of Education for nine He is a member of the Mt. Vernon Masonic the Elks Club and the Moose In commenting on his Mr. Neal am happy that Mt. Vernon is changing its form of government Jo City Manager and I am certain that our city will prosper under but only if able men are elected to administer the city's I have never had any political ambitions and am a candidate for city councilman for one purpose desire to help put our city on a solid financial footing and to operate the city's affairs in an businesslike DRAWS 5-YEAR PRISON TERM Knetzer Also Fined for Hiding Assets in By Associated Press 111. - Robert L. Knetzer was sentenced to five years in prison and fined today for hiding assets from creditors who poured huge sums into his amazing auto sales business before it Federal Judge Sasper S. Piatt gave the former 111. promoter the maximum penalty after denying a defense motion for a new attorney said the case will be The sentence climaxed a spectacular venture into high finance by the one-time dollar a day laborer who became a millionaire on paper and then crashed into bankruptcy owing more than 2Va million neatly dressed in a brown alternately stared at the floor and rubbed his chin before sentence was Judge Piatt asked him if he had anything to I believe I am innocent of the your he The 39-year-old Knetzer was convicted last Saturday by a jury after a month long Testimony brought out that he peddled cars at below cost in the hope of piling up money to finance big deals in dude ranching and mountain The scheme blew up in 1948 1 when hundreds of angry who had put down deposits for scarce swarmed in a thundering Knetzer described it - demanding autos or their money Government prosecutors charged that Knetzer failed to account for he took in during the six months just before he was forced into Atomic Power For Canadians By Associated Press OTTAWA - Canada's government says it is going into the field of atomic power for Trade Minister C. D. Howe predicts it initially will cost more than hydroelectric current but eventually will mean lower power COMMITTEE INSISTS ON TAX SLASH Ways and Means Group Disagrees With Says Cut Must Precede Budget By Associated Press WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee disagreed vigorously and openly today with President Eisenhower's avowed policy of putting spending cuts ahead of any reductions in A tax cut must not budget the committee said in a report to the House only one day after Eisenhower strongly renewed his stand for the reverse the committee delay in tax trimming until the level of spending is approach stressed by well have economic This language brought squarely into the open a simmering clash Republicans over tax policy and raised the threat of a possible presidential It was approved by the committee in a closed meeting late Tuesday - without a The committee planned to make it public Some newsmen saw a copy in advance of that The report formally sends to the with a recommendation for a by Committee Chairman Reed to cut individual income taxes 10 per cent starting July 1-a approved 21-4 by the committee At his first White House news Eisenhower said Tuesday that the government cannot afford to reduce taxes or federal income until it has in sight a spending program which balances income and he higher taxes may result in the Ike Opposes Reduction Eisenhower said he would not consent as things now stand to any reduction in government revenue without a substitute which would bring in as The President indicated if the excess profits tax on business is to expire June 30-as provided in present law - his administration would seek a substitute for that estimated at about 2% billion dollars Ways and Means committee sources said today they have heard the Treasury is considering asking a temporary increase of 2 percentage points in the regular income surtax on corporations as a substitute for the excess profits That would boost the regular top rate for corporations from 52 to 53 per cent. will be no increases in taxes of any kind this The report threw the official weight of his committee behind a statement that the excess profits tax should be allowed to expire as The report denounced the runs up to 82 per cent on profits considered one that small and growing corporations and tends to favor old and well-established The report added would be not to grant relief to individual taxpayers at the same time the excess levy Cut Not Ruled Out House served notice they do not consider Eisenhower's statements as closing the door to a tax cut this Speaker Martin tax reduction is not ruled out if we make the savings that will justify it. In May we can see how our finances and commence to see about Sen. Taft of the majority said he supports Eisenhower's contention and thinks that by May 1 Congress will know about how much it can cut former President Truman's 78 billion dollar spending Taft has said it might be i Continued on owe PROPOSE A MONTH MINIMUM POLICE PAY Measure Would Give Mt. Vernon Officers Per Month Increase and Cairo Police Views of Governor on Plan Not Yet By Associated Press 111 - Minimum salaries of many downstate policemen would be boosted sharply under a hill submitted by three majority Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly The police salary floors now in effect are a month in cities of 10,000 to 50,000 and a month in the 50,000 to 150,000 The new proposal was for minimum of a month in towns of 5,000 to 25,000 in the 25,000 to 75,000 and in cities with from 75,000 to 150,000 The backed by the Police Benevolent and Protective Association of was brought in by Senators Clyde Trager of Everett R. Peters of St. Joseph and Lottie Holman O'Neill of Downers Seek Governor's Views An association spokesman said representatives expected to confer in about two weeks with Governor William G. Stratton to sound out his views on the Under the policemen in many cities could get substantial pay and city treasuries would be hit which association figures showed as paying policemen a would have to provide for raises of a month under the as it Mt. which pays would have to give a with a salary of a month for would have to booth its pay to a some cities already are paying at or near the proposed new and most have salary schedules fairly well above the old Disability Pay Among other bills presented In the Assembly Tuesday were those Set up a system of weekly disability payments for workers temporarily unable to work because of Give townships and road districts until Oct. 1, rather than to next June 30, to levy local road and bridge taxes necessary to qualify for a share in state motor fuel tax revenues as provided in a 1951 Neck to Ankle Armor Planned By Associated Press WITH U. S. SEVENTH Korea - Some American fighting men in Korea soon may be sheathed in armor from neck to Armored vests are Armored shorts are being tested in Armored leggings apparently are The latest item in the body armor program is the which will be attached to the None of the leggings have been sent to but are expected They are being tested by the quartermaster general's office in Capt. Mack South head of the body armor testing said use of the leggings probably will be limited to mine detection plus other armored would result in too much of a load for the combat The armored vest weighs eight pounds and the shorts four Strauss said the leggings would add eight more for a total of 20 County Board to Meet March 9 The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors will meet in regular session at the court house here on March 9. They will act on county bills for the past three month period and transact other county The session is expected to last for two Allied Napalm Minefield Stretches Across Korea By Associated Press CENTRAL - Mines which shower flaming death in all directions guard the Allied lines across the 155-mile Korean battle And Lt. George who helped develop says they going to slow down any Red attack that comes The jellied gasoline mines can be detonated electrically by Allied or set off by Red soldiers who trip over a wire or plunger shoots out 15 to 25'yards, sticks to whatever It and burns McElroy the Communists are on the they don't have a hole to hide will be killed by it. It usually only takes a 20 per cent burn to kill a The chemical officer of a U. S. infantry says the napalm mines are probably the cheapest lethal weapon of its kind in the Allied costs maybe apiece for the he are just five gallons of a firing device and I know of no comparable mine which is produced as The mines yvere invented in Korea in 1951, by some officer or soldier has been U.S. Casualties Go Over 130,000 By Associated Press Announced U. S. battle casualties in Korea reached 130,093 an increase of 274 since last The Defense Department's weekly summary based on notifications to families through last Friday Killed in action 20,545 96,518 Missing 13,030 Total 130,093 ADLAI IS GUEST OF IKE CURBS ON DAIRY AND COAL PRICES Government Decontrols Cosmetics and Service Charges in Order By Associated Press WASHINGTON - The government today lifted price controls from ice cream and other dairy coal and most service such as for radio and television also were freed from Price Stabilizer Joseph Freehill said the items decontrolled in the new list affect about 10 per cent of the articles used in making up the cost of living He said the Office of Price Stabilization still retains full control over about 13 per cent of the items and partial control over about 3.5 per cent. Missing from the list was cigarettes and other tobacco products on which OPS had planned Tuesday to lift The agency decided overnight to substitute milk and dairy products and oleomargarine for the This was the third major action in stripping off price curbs since President Eisenhower called for ending controls in an orderly manner by April 30. Billion Affected Freehill estimated that more than 25 billion dollars worth of goods and services based on an annual business volume was affected by today's Freehill predicted at a news conference there would be price increases for many of the newly exempt He mentioned higher charges for some increases on milk and dairy and general for many types of building Among major commodities and services decontrolled in the new effective at wood products and related including such things as wallboards and This industry is estimated as doing six billion dollars of business yearly at the manufacturers all other solid fuels and related commodities such as and coal chemicals such as coal creosote oil and tar Freehill estimated coal and coal products business at around billion dollars a Drugs and including ill toilet dentifrices and pharmaceutical Freehill estimated the drug industry does three billion dollars of business at retail with the cosmetics industry doing one billion Laundry Still Controlled All services except dry cleaning and linen and diaper supply Services affected by the action include fees for parking television and appliance r e p a i rs docks and terminal rental charges for cars and admission to sports 4-Year-Old Twins Drown in Lake By Associated Press Fla. - Four-year-old twins who had recently begun swimming lessons tried out their ability on their own and drowned in a manmade lake and Leslie Robson sank struggling in the 15 feet of water while two adults who could not swim vainly tried to reach them with Their Mrs. Jack arrived soon after they had gone under and dived several times in an effort to locate them in the cloudy Firemen recovered the v. v. DOWN SEVEN RED MIGS IN AIR BATTLES mm President and his leave the White House after lunch The unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president told reporters he was very grateful to the President for the They came out on the steps to pose for TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES IN Democrats and Republicans to Hold Separate Conventions Democrats and Republicans of Mt. Vernon township will hold separate conventions here this February 21, to nominate candidates for the April 7 township At the same time caucuses will be held in other townships of the county as the major parties complete their slates for the spring In Mt. Vernon each party will nominate one candidate for township one candidate for township one candidate for school five candidates for justice of the peace and five candidates for The caucus of the Republican party will begin at 1:30 p. m. in the big council room at the Mt. Vernon city The convention of the Democratic party will start at 2:00 p. m. in the circuit court room of the Jefferson county court Candidates can file petitions for township office nominations if they However nominations will also be accepted from the floor at both party On April 7 voters of this township will go to the polls to elect a town town school five justices of the peace and five Free Trips for Congress Out By Associated Press WASHINGTON - The House Rules Committee Tuesday turned thumbs down on one proverbial congressional global trips at public The which passes on what legislation should be submitted to the whacked from three committee investigate requests any authority to travel In approving bills giving investigative authority to the foreign armed ways and and post office it okayed overseas travel only for the armed services and foreign affairs lid is on declared Chairman Leo Allen 84 CASUALTIES By Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Defense Department today identified 84 Korean War casualties in a new list 752) that included 15 64 wounded and 5 It also reported captured two who were previously listed as missing in Cool Weather Next Month By Associated Press WASHINGTON - The Weather Bureau expects most of the country to be as cool or cooler than usual in the next 30 It said outlook for the period from mid-February to mid-March calls for temperatures to average below seasonal normals over the eastern half of the nation with the exception of New England and along the Gulf Coast where near normal is Over the Southwest temperatures averaging above normal are but other western regions are expected to average not far from outlook for precipitation indicates greater than normal amounts in the Pacific Northwest and along the Atlantic Elsewhere seasonal amounts are except for subnormal from Oklahoma and most of Texas westward to Southern TOSSES CHILDREN OUT OF BURNING HOME TO SAFETY Mother Drops 3 Into Leaps With By Associated Press ST. With flames cutting off exits from her a 41-year-old mother tossed three young children to a passer-by from a second-floor window Tuesday then leaped to safety with a fourth child in her The woman Mrs. Rosalie was treated for first and second-degree burns on her arms and back at City Only one of the 3-year-old suffered Ho received a slight scalp The Frank caught 2, and 11-month-old Alice in his Then he partially broke the fall of Mrs. Smith and 4. America Buys French Warships By Associated Press PARIS United Stales and France today signed procurement contracts for building 38 naval vessels in France at a cost of 106 million Off shore procurements are orders to spend U. S. money in Allied REPORT BRAKE VALVE CAUSED TRAIN WRECK Sabotage Not Mentioned in Probe of Washington Union Station Two Tremendous Air Blows Landed in Attack On Bom Near FOUR YANKS TAKE ON 32 RED PLANES Bombers Set With Explosions Which Jar Own Planes 11,000 Feet Spiritual Diary For Lent - Starts Today on Page 4 By Associated Praia Interstate Commerce Commission said today an incorrectly placed brake valve caused the spectacular wreck of a runaway express train in Washington's Union The ICC recommended that all railway cars having brake valves placed in a similar position be checked immediately to make sure that they can't cause similar ac The wreck on Jan. 15, came when the Federal Express from operated jointly by the New Haven and Pennsylvania failed to stop as it came into the It ran off the dead end and crashed into the concourse of the huge No one was but at the time about 50 were reported The ICC said today that its count showed 87 persons were hurt in one way or The villain in the great train wreck was an angle cock on the rear end of the third the ICC Every railway car has angle supposedly fool at each At an earlier investigation on Capitol members of the Senate Commerce Committee had suggested that possibly sabotage had with someone deliberately closing the angle But throughout the ICC hearing sabotage was never and it was not referred to in the 15-page No On 13 Cars After the the angle cock at the end of the third car was found to be partly The ICC said this meant that the brakes in the last 13 cars of the train were unable to This would mean that the train came in with brakes working only on the big electric locomotive and the first three It hit the stop block at the end of the tracks at a speed estimated at from 35 to 50 miles an Testimony given to the commission showed that the third car's angle cock had been bumping a coupler hanger during the One ICC safety expert said he thought the bumping would been sufficient to close the | angle cock so that air could not pass through it. TENNESSEE QUAKE By Associated Press Tenn. - Two more minor earthquakes jarred houses and rattled dishes and windows in this Northwest Tennessee town No damage was Presa - Nearly 400 Allied blasted a big North tank and Infantry training base into flaming ruin in dawn to dusk raids ing off furious air battles that saw seven Red Migs shot from the the U. S. Fifth Air Force Two tremendous air blows total of 379 the center near the capital of Pyongyang into a sea of great explosions that jarred raider 11,000 feet returning pilots Air Force and Marine planes teamed in the billed as the largest of the Late arrivals over the target said fires and towering smoke columns impossible to tell immediately how much damage was While over the swift sabres barreled on north and took on jets who were heading south from their bases toward the bombing 4 Sabres Fight 82 MIGs There was a series of short and savage air in one of which four Sabres defiantly took on 32 Today's seven boosted to 35 the number of MIGs reported destroyed or damaged in five days of fierce aerial Of 14 were five probably destroyed and 16 Incomplete reports today said Sabre pilots shot down five MIGs deep over Northwest Korea and destroyed two more by them in swirling dogfights that produced the 26th ace of the Korean The new ace is Capt. Manuel J. Fernandez of He was credited with two killed This confirmed total to six MIGs destroyed and one probably Two forces totaling 379 Allied smashed the training school center at directly west of Fifth Air Force and Marine planes rained more than 75,000 pounds of explosives on the target area in morning and afternoon Pilots said their bombs touched off many secondary indicating direct hits on ammunition and fuel Numerous fires hurled clouds of smoke into the An estimated 139 buildings were Little Ground Action There was little action along the ground U. S. Eighth Army reported only brief skirmishes as temperatures plunged below zero all across the Stealing Yeast By Truckload By Associated Prasa today seized two men they were trying to steal a truckload of yeast from a South Side One of the Frank Vito 25, was free on bond on a federal charge of hijacking a truckload of whiskey Sept. 5 from the Des Moines Transfer The cargo was consigned to the Iowa Liquor Control Seized with Vito inside the warehouse of the National Yeast Corp. was George E. 23. They were held without charge for Vito is to be tried April 6 on the hijacking Indicted with him Oct. 3 were William Patrick Sheehan 24, and Daniel Ryan 23. Ryan was shot to death Dec. 3 by an unknown CHARGE 300 MURDERED By Prasa - The captain and crew members of a south Korean ferryboat which capsized last month with a toll of nearly 300 have been with
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