Sun Advertiser, March 1, 1951

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March 01, 1951

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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - March 1, 1951, Yuma, Arizona Weather at Yuma Highest last 24 hours ................ 68 Lowest last 24 hours .................... 39 Average high this date ............ 76 Average low this date ............ 48 Relative humidity at ll a.m.. 37VcSi ^.AdvertiserSUCCESSOR TO THE YUMA WEEKLY SUN AND THE YUMA EXAMINER Weather Forecast Forecast to Friday Night Mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers tonight and Friday. Somewhat warmer tonight. Locally windy tonight and Friday. VOLUME 47 Telephone 3-3331 YUMA. ARIZONA. THURSDAY. MARCH I. 1951 Expect Red China's Biggest Offensive * High-Ranking Prisoner Reveals Red China Will Hurl 250,000 Troops In Korean Push ON THE WEST-CENTRAL FRONT. Korea. March I (UP) Red China will throw' 250.000 troops, including the long-missing 3rd Field Army, into its most powerful Korean offensive of the war this month, a high-ranking Chinese prisoner has told H S officers. The Chinese will support the attack for the first time with Russian-built jet fighters, heretofore seen only over northwest - Korea    far    behind    the    fighting Bidault Will Try Form New * French Govt. Five Cents a Copy NUMBER 9 PARIS, March I- (U P) Georges Bidault. former Premier and leader of the Popular Republican Par- front, he said. The prisoner said the communist objective will be to smash UN forces while they an* in attack formations, break through their lines into southern Korea and force one or more “Dunkerque" evacuations. He said the rested and presumably re-equipped and reinforced 3rd Field Army will join the battered 4 th Field Army already fighting south of the 38th Parallel in the offensive. The 3rd Field Army has been out of action since it forced the ty (MRP., agreed today to try to t b ^    „    ,    h    c, Ul form » new coalition government ;,.varu„t,, northeast Korea bi sea to replace that of Rene Pleven |ajt Dect,mb(.r Pleven's middle-road coalition j ‘ Thv , surrounded the V S. government resigned last night | lgt Manne Divi.sioM and elements amid a domestic squabble^, th(, v g 7th Infantry Division over a new and complicated elec- around tne Chosin Reservoir arid torsi system. Each party^ wants , extremely heavy losses trying in vain to prevent them from escaping to the coast. Chinese Nationalist intelligence its Pleven’s resignation marked the downfall of France’s 15th govern-ment . ire e 1944 Court Upholds Retirement Act PHOENIX. March I (UP) The Arizona Supreme Court upheld the public employees retirement act as it effects state employees -in an informal decision handed down late yesterday, f The court announced it:    ruling a memorandum opinion. It will issue a formal written opinion at a later date. Action was rushed on the measure so that the legislature might be given time to consider appropriating funds to put the act into operation. The state, awaiting a court ruling, had not taken acton to provide necessary funds for the act since it went into effect July I, F 1949. Since that time state employees have contributed approximately $500,000 to the fund. The Supreme Court has emphasized the ruling applies only to that portion of the public retirement act as it effects state employees. The retirement act provides for pensions at the age of 65 according to the salary and length of service of the applicant. Arizona Protestant Churches Oppose Draft PHOENIX, .via reb I (U.R1 Th*' Arizona Council of Churches announced today it formally op-josed universal military training and the drafting of 18-year-olds. In a resolution to be sent to Arizona’s congressional delegation. the church group charged universal military training would ^ destroy the beedom from military service which has been a “cher-ished part’’ of our national heritage, would introduce the danger of militarism, would invade the rights of the individual religious conscience and would add rather than detract from the possibility of war. The Council represents approximately 45,000 members of the Protestant denominations in Arizona. h    _ Midnight Is Deadline For Prisoner-Of-War Claims To Be Filed Figures released today, through the Yuma office of the Veterans Administration, show* that claims totalling $259,421.83 have been paid to 358 people in Arizona who w’ere eligible for payments p from the War Claims Commission. Word has also been received that claims postmarked before midnight of March I w'ill be accepted by the Commission. Forms for filing claims may be obtained] at the Yuma VA office. Forms include report of personal injury, report of loss or damage to per- [ sonal or real Dronertv arising! out of World War II, and application for living civilians de ten-- tibn benefits applications by sur-I vivors    d   ■ i ! (iiK-r- war. 18-Year-Old Draft Law Fades WASHINGTON, March I <U.P» Prospects for quick Senate passage of the Administration’s 18-year-old draft bill faded somewhat today. Amendments caused the trouble. Sen. Wayne Morse, ll. Ore., had several ready to offer. Action on the amendments will cause the delay. But Senate Democratic Leader Ernest W. McFarland. Ariz., said he hopes for votes on some of the amendments by the end of the week. One amendment that Moral* intends to offer would either set the lower draft age limit at 18 or hold the term of service to 21 months. The Administration bill provides for an 18-year-old draft and 26 months service. In other congressional developments: LABOR Labor’s walkout bom representation in the government’s mobilisation prog is in stirred Sen. John W Bricker, R. O. He said it was a “terrible mistake" and would ask the House-Senate economic controls committee to look into it. TROOPS Senate Republican Leader Kenneth S Wherry said Congress must resolve a “deadly dollar grab" among the military services. The outcome, tie said. will determine the pattern of the nation’s defense establishment for years to come. Meanwhile the Senate foreign relations and armed services committees went into closed session to consider resolutions on the troops-for-Europe issue. FARM The House agriculture committee said that farmers’ needs for production materials are being “disregarded.’’ It called for “those in charge of the defense program” to revise farm policies. COMMUNISM The House Un-American Activities committee will hold hearings next week which may lead to an investigation of communism in Hollywood. Senate-House Deadlock in State Legislature Appears Dissolving the system modified to give own group the advantage. Bidault was asked to form a new government by President Vincent reports more than a month’ ago j Auriol. He promised to start con- said that the 3rd Army had vvith-sultations with party leaders im-!drawn to Manchuria to rest and mediately and report by tomorrow I rogroUp after the north, astern whether he was likely to succeed, j battle Bidault was premier for six! The high ranking Chinese Com-months in 1946 and again from mumst prisoner, whose name and October. 1949, to June. 1950.    position cannot be disclosed, said He was Foreign Minister in sev- the Chinese command has been oral post-war French govern- waiting patiently to build up its ments. He was not included in the supplies for the new offensive. Pleven cabinet, ai his own re- j The recent Chinese-North Ko-quest.    rean attack through the central Pleven declined to try to form mountains toward Wonju was not a new government because his a major offensive, but designed wife was taken seriously ill three only to discourage an Allied crossdays ago and now is under con- ing of the Han river into Seoul tinuous medical care.    and force the 8th Army to realign its divisions, he said. 2 Ex-Pima County Officers Arrested In Vice Probe TUCSON. March I (UP' A Pima County grand jury continued its probe into vice and crime in the southern county today after returning indictements against two former officials yesterday. Arrested by sheriffs deputies were Bryce Wilson, former county attorney, and former Undersheriff Maurice T. Gurney. They were jailed on counts of conspiracy, receiving bribes and receiving the earnings of a prostitute. Guiney was indicted by the 19-man jury on five counts and the former county attorney also faced five counts. Both were held under $5,000 bond. When Guiney was jailed he la-bled the charges “A frame.’’ “I ll prove in court that I’m innocent. that I have been framed and w’hy,” he said. Wilson’s only comment was a terse, “I’ll probably file a couple of complaints myself." Both men were held on $5,000 bond. Charges against Guiney include three he accepted money in amounts of $200, $300 and $6,000 from Alice Miller, who the charges claim had prostitutes working for her. Junior Fair Committee Visits Projects Today Members of the Junior Agricultural Fair livestock committee were scheduled to make the first , tour of 4-H club and FFA pro- I jects of the year today. The group was to meet at the * chamber of commerce building at I 2:30 p.m. and begin the tour at that point.    | During the afternoon the men were to visit young livestock raisers in this area and discuss their projects. PHOENIX. March I (UP A possible break appeared today in a threatened deadlock over the Arizona Senate s refusal to act on two controversial bills the House passed earlier in the leiguslatlve session. The break came when the lower chamber announced it would debate two Senate-approved mea -slues dealing with administration of the state's liquor laws. Appearance of the Senate bills on the House committee of the whole calendar came as a surprise and apparently ended t h e lower chamber's boycott of measures from across the hall. First indication the House planned to withhold action on all Senate bills came two days ago when the lower chamber announced it would consider its own measures only in committee of the whole sessions yesterday, today and next Tuesday. Reports indicated that the House hoped in this mannei to force the Senate to act on the disputed oil and gas conservation and land lease bills which an upper chamber committee recommended shelving for at least a year. The committee felt that fees provided in the leasing act would not bring the state a sufficient return. With the liquor bills scheduled for debate today, there were reports the House may have given up its attempt to force the Senate to act on the oil and gas measures. Both proposals were still in senate committees and the upper-chamber gave every indication of keeping them there. The liquor bills — measures the senate would like to see forwarded to Gov. Howard Pyle would freeze the issuance of new' liquor licenses for a year and require a license applicant to wait a year before reapplying for a permit if it was previously rejected. The Senate yesterday recommended passage of a constitutional amendment to limit the governor’s tenure to two terms. Two 5 Arizona Children Die of Whooping Cough PHOENIX. March I - (U.P> The State Health Department reported Unlay five children died of whooping cough in Arizona in recent weeks. Dr. L. R. Mezero. director of the division of maternal and child health of the department said that last week there w’ere 272 n e w cases of measles reported in the state. He said the tw’o childhood diseases w'ere responsible for a great deal of childhood deaths and complications. He noted whooping cough causes more deaths among young children in the nation than any other communicable disease. He urged all parents to have their children vaccinated against the diseases as soon as possible. Russia Agrees to Big-Conference in Paris other amendments were tentatively approved by the House, one to limit the House membership to 72 and the other to abolish t h e existing board of pardons and paroles Sen. Harold Gins, Yuma county, urged passage of the governor’s tenure limitation, arguing that it would prevent any chief executive from “stacking” state departments with political favorites. He was Specifically referring to the new health, welfare and correction department. The proposed amendment, which must be referred to a vote of the people, conies up for a final vote tomorrow before it goes to the House. In recommending a limit on the House membership, the lower chamber failed to act on a provision which would have increased the Senate a si se to 28 members. As the proposal cleared t h e House committee. It leaves t h e present 19-member Senate undisturbed. 600 Korea Marines Home On Rotation SAN FRANCISCO, March I * <U,P:    About    800    Marines,    veteran fighters of the bloody Changjin Reservoir battle in Korea, will be brought home next week in a troop rotation plan. the Marine Corps announced today. Maj. Gen. Graves B. Erskine. commanding general of the Department of the Pacific, said the troops will reach San Francisco on the Transport General Breckinridge Monday morning. In addition to the 600 combat veterans. 400 others from the First Marine Division will be aboard. These men are convalescents among wounded fighters. Erskine said. Korean veterans will be return- j et! to the U. S. as trained replace- , ments become available, accord-1 ing to the Marine Corps rotation plan announcement. There is no J point system for rotation, t h e corps announced. Those to be sent home under this program are selected by field commanders on the basis of combat service, dependents ami other factors, the announcement said. Gen. Clifton B. Cates, said the rotation plan hinged “on the con-tiuned favorable military situation in Korea.” Death Of Former Yuma Woman Learned Word has been received in Yuma of the death of Maude Toland. of Springfield. Ohio, on Feb. 4. Miss Toland was the sister of Mrs. E. Q. Snider and spent many winters in Yuma during the years that Mrs. Snider lived here. Mrs. Snider now lives in Tucson, where she is head of a girls’ dormitory at the University of Arizona. Lay Groundwork For Foreign Ministers' Meet MOSCOW’. March I 'UP* Russia agreed today to a Western pro-[sisal for a meeting of British. French. American and Soviet representatives in paris Monday to lay the groundwork for a four-{lower foreign ministers’ conference. Deputy Foreign Minister Andre! Gromyko formally accepted the invitations of the three Western powers in notes handed to the ambassadors shortly after 2 p.m. (7 A M. EST). Gromyko met with the three intervals. The French embassy said later it had received applications for 17 visas for Russians who wish to go to Paris The list of names included Foreign Ministry Counsellors Victor Liekhachev, Michael Grivanov and Nikolai Kozhevnikov, First Secretary Karp Starikov and Second Secretary Vladimir I JI vrov. Gromyko summoned U. S. Ambassador Alan G. Kirk, French Ambassador Yves Chataigncau and British Ambassador Sir David Kelly to the Kremlin ^t 2 p m. i7 A. M. EST). He handed them Russiu’s reply to notes received from the three Western powers Feb. 19 (The notes had proposed that representatives of the four powers meet in Paris Monday to prepare an agenda for a conference of their foreign ministers. > I Russia originally proposed the foreign ministers* meeting on grounds that rearmament of Western Germany threatened world peace, The Western powers defined the Soviet charge and suggested that the Big Four meet to discuss ail East-West disputes. I ♦ * • WASHINGTON. Mar. I (UP The American delegation will hold lip its departure tor Paris pending receipt of the full text of Moscow’s note agreeing to a Big Four deputies parley. "The reports so far are too sketchy to make any travel plans,” a State Department official said The Soviet note will have to be translated from Russian into English at the American embassy in Moscow, transmitted to the State Department and recorded before it can be studied here. Terms of the Soviet note also must be relayed to Secretary of State Dean Acheson. who is vacationing in Bermuda. If the Russians, in fait, have agreed to a broad discussion of East-West problems, the American delegation could fly to Paris during the weekend. Ambassador-at-large Philip C. Jessup will head a small U. S. delegation. Former Yuma Man Dies in Mexico James P. Ainsworth, 61. for three years a resident of Yuma. died Tuesday in Mexico, after falling from a scaffold. The accident occurred 18 miles below San Luis. Sonora, where Mr. Ainsworth was serving as a lay missionary for the Nazarene church. Services are to be held at Bonham Brothers chapel, San Diego, at 1:30 pm. Friday. Mr. Ainsworth, a retired chiropractor, is survived by his wife. Ruth. Father-Son Banquet At Elks Friday Night Yuma Elks lodge will hold a father and son banquet at the clubhouse this Friday night at 7 o’clock, Exalted Ruler H. Ratliff announced today. Dinner will be served at 7. followed by entertainment. Elks may bring their sons or any other boy as a guest. THE PLOTTERS —4 ouch I illume Reese (left) works mer some Spring training plans for tile San Diego Padres with Trainer l.es < ook. The), along with Manager Del Baker, started the Padres working out tnduj at Panther Field. (Sun Staff Photo.) V if* Padres Begin Workouts Here THE HOTTEST THING IN POLITICS: GOP Ranks Split on Taft-for-President WASHINGTON, March I (U.R) In plain sight now is a powerful anti-Taft political axis challenging the Senator’s chance for next year’s Republican presidential nomiation. Anchor states are California. Pennsylvania and New York. They are the three largest in the Union. Their delegates combmed could be a pow'er house in the Republican National Convention. Together they cast 107 votes in the Electoral College as now' constituted. It is too early to call this developing situation a movement for the nomination of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. But politically sen sitive Washington knows it could I become such, and may do so. Like-1 wise this axis might fall apart.! although that is less likely. Its formation began w ith an- J nouncement by Gov. Thomas E. j Dewey of New' York that he wanted Ike for President in 1952 Dewey will control the New York J convention delegation. Dewey made that move to head off Taft. I The next development was the appearance of Sen. James H Duff., R, Pa., among the opponents of the Hoover-Taft-Wherry group1 which wants to put some brakes! on President Truman’s plans to J reinforce Europe with American I foot soldiers. Duff is a presidential possibility in his own right. He is the political boss of Pennsylvania, and he can prove it. He also acts and talks mighty like a man who would support Ike for the Q.O.P. nomination with considerable satisfaction. assuming he didn’t have a chance himself. All of those considerations align him as of now’ aginst the nomination of Sen. Robert A. Taft. Gov. Earl Warren of California partly disclosed his hand this w’eek. He blasted the position taken by former President Hoover, Sen. Kenneth S. Wherry, R Neb., and Taft as a comfort to Stalin. He did not imply that such comfort was intentional. Warren will control the California convention delegation. What he said this week did. positively, align him against Taft in the battle now raging within the Republican party, and it will be raging when the convention meets next year. Warren presumably is for War-ren-for-President. But if he can’t have Warren, he talks like a man who doesn’t w'ant Taft but would take Ike. This three-state combination is the hottest tiling in politics right now. Under slightly cloudy and cool weather conditions, the San Diego Padres opened Spring training today at Panther Field Twelve players showed up as Padre Manager Del Baker sent his charges through initial workouts More men will arrive today and tomorrow but a large group is expected from the Cleveland Indian training camp in Tucson. The Padres played a little pepper. shagged flies from Baker’s Dingo bat and ran around tile outfield warming up (or trying to stay warm I. Other duties extended to posing for photographers and looking over the two chilled bathing beauties who appeared to give them a warm welcome. Players turning out were Red Embree, pitcher, Whitey Wirt elms nn, utility infielder, Dee Moore and Frank Kerr, catchers. Harvey Storey, third baseman, Buddy Daley, a sensational left handl'd pitcher winch Cleveland signed to a San Diego contract, aud Bob Schulte, left handed pitcher. Others Were Frank Tornav, third baseman, Roy Welniaker, another left handed pitcher, Don Whit*- and Jack Tobin, outfielders, and Jim Warner, on 60-day trial as an outfielder. The weather didn’t seem to bother Manager Baker too much but he was worried about the condition of the infield. He said that the ground was too soft and rocky. What, it needed, he* added, was some sandy loam to give the players good footing and still not have the ground dig up from th** players spikes. Practice sessions of the Padres have been aet for IO a rn. to 2 p.m.. but it will depend on the weather. The first prac tice game will be* with the Cleveland Indian B te am he*re on March IO, Greyhound Driver Strike Threatened SAN FRANCISCO. March I, (UP1 Pacific Greyhound bus service in seven western states may be lied up at midnight today unless AFL drivers and management agree on a wage contract. Federal com ihator Omar Hoskins ‘said nu agre- uam? had been reached bi npgotialiotsp. A fimtl attempt    settlement will be made today, he said About 3.600 bus drivers and station employes have voted to strike if a wage agreement is not made. The* strike would affect all Greyhound routes in California. Nevada. Arizona. Oregon, New Mexico, Utah and Texas. Licensed To Wed Two Yuma area couples were issued marriage licenses recently by James B. Mc Lay, clerk of the superior court. They are Burtado Medina. 38 year old laborer, and Margarita Lizarraga. 38. both of Somerton: and James E. Sanders. 35 year old laborer, and Lillian A, Amos, 37. both of Yuma. Charges RPC Officials Conspired To Grab Control of Lustron Corp. WASHINGTON, March I (UP) Carl G. Strandiund charged today that wane RFC officials engaged in a “deliberate conspiracy” t o take the Lustron Corp. away from him ami give it lo a “ring'’ which included E Merl Young, husband of a White House typist. Strandiund is president of t h e defunct prefabricated h o u s i n g company into which the RFC sunk $37,AUO,OOO. He sai*i RFC director Walter L. Dunham twice “threatened" to close tile plant unless Strandiund consented to turn over control to the “conspirators.” “ I have been subjected to the most brazen and open conspiracy on the part of certain officials of the RFC ami their 'Man Fridays’ that has ever been brought out into the open in connection with any government agency,” Strandiund said. Strandiund testified before a Senate banking subcommittee investigating a web of “influence” which it charged affected the Reconstruction Finance Corp. Strandiund said he hired Young at $12,000 a year on the recommendation of RFC Director Harvey Gunderson urn! promoted him to an $18.(XKI a year vice-presidential spot three months later on the recommendation of then Ii F C Board Chairman Hailey Hise. Sen. Charles W. Tobey, ti., N. H . asked if Young wasn’t just a "flunky foisted on you” by the RFC, who immediately started Suggest Bevin Resign Because Of III Health LONDON. March I (UP British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin today attended his first cabinet meeting since he became ill in January and members of the Om-servative and Ijibor parties suggested he should resign because of his health.    m- Bevin, stricken with pneumonia Jan. 24 bad be eh ailing for some tim® before that. He will speak at a meeting of his Ijibor party tonight in his constituency of East Woolwich and may indicate then whether he expects to resign. Somerton Bar Burgled Sheriffs deputies are investigating the burglary of the Roundup Bar in Somerton. Officers reported that $38 w'as taken from the cash register Tues-, day night. i The thieves broke into the building through the back door of an adjoining pool hall and broke the 1 glass out of a connecting door, j Deputies Lon Ray. Bill Meador I and Wi af old Kelly are investigating. working in behalf of Dunham's ap-pointmen! I** the RFC board and later was a part of Dunham's scheme, As far as usefulness was concerned, Tobey said, “you’d mark him zero?” “He was Put»lic Enemy Number One.” Strandiund replied, referring apparently to the “conspiracy.’’ Strandiund said that Young “created the impression” that he had contacts in high places by quoting conversations with “the Boss.” Young left the impression, Strandiund said, that “he meant the President.” In a news conference held as the subconunitce went ahead with its hearings. President Truman refuged comment on the investigation. He previously had said that a first report by the subcommittee under Sen. J. William Ful-bright, D , Ark., was “asinine.” GE Closes Plant in Oakland After 140-Day Strike OAKLAND, Calif., March I— UP Th. General Electric company announced today it wall close and sell its Oakland ti anserine!- plant because of failure to settle a 140-day-old strike. Plant Manager Paul R. Martig said the United Electric Radio and Machine Workers union "must aselline responsibility" for the closing. The plant, largest of its kind in the West, opened in 1923. Until the strike it employed about 325 workers, 200 of them members of the striking union. Thp strike was called in protest against the company's decision tv put into effect a piecework plan, Th** union claimed the plan w-oufd have meant pay cuts for all the workers and that the company intended to lay off older workers who could not meet new piece work quotas. g .aid the piece-work was used in the comother plants which also members of the same He said no pay cuts would have resulted. General Electric said the plant had been losing money for some time. "Since the union would not agr**** to a settlement that would enable th** plant to function on a self-sustaining basis,” Hartig said. "the company had no alternative but to cease operations. ...” Haiti system pany’s employ union. ;

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