Sun Advertiser, September 27, 1951

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September 27, 1951

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Yuma Sun (Newspaper) - September 27, 1951, Yuma, Arizona Weather At Yuma Highest last 24 hours    IO," Lowest last 24 hours    72 Average high this date    9fl Average low this date    85 Re lative humidity at ll a.m. 32G.S un-AdvertiserSUCCESSOR TO THE YUMA WEEKLY SUN ANO THE YUMA EXAMINER Weather Forecast Forecast to Rridiiy Night Clear to high scattered cloudiness this afternoon, tonight and Friday. Little change in temperature. VOLUME 47 Telephone 3-3331 YUMA, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1951 Five Centi a Copy NUMBER 39 Forrestals Opinion Of Mac Arthur Told Saw MacArthur As Great Soldier, But 'Mortgaged to His Sensitivity and Vanity' .NO. II The FotfcMtal Diaries MacArthur in 1945 Douglas MacArthur was an important and controversial figure to the military leaders in the final year of the w’ar. Under the date of Nov. 22. 1944. Forrestal entered in his diary a long memorandum, ' MacArthur Leyte, by Bort Andrews," which had been supplied k> him by the Washington correspondent of the New York Herald Tribune after the latter's return from a trip to the Philippines. Andrews was frank, and so. apparently, MacArthur had been.. In the words of the Andrews report. Ridgway Urges Compromise Site For Truce Talks TOKYO, Sept. 27 (UR* Gen, Matthew B. Ridgway proposed today that the Korean armistice talks be resumed "as early as possible" at a tiny village in the middle of no-man’s-Iand. The Supreme United Nations Commander intervened directly in attempt to get the truce talks Stung again after UN and communist liaison officers found themselves deadlocked. Ridgway addressed his proposals to Gen. Kim Ii Sung, North Korean premier and commander-in-chief, and Gen. Beng Teh-Huai, Chinese commander in Korea. "I believe this proposal provides for arrangements that can ta* mutually satisfactory to both jddes," Ridgway told the Red *w>nimanders. The communist generals already have rejected on? earlier Ridgway proposal to shift the talks from Kaesong. However, Ridgway on that occasion did not specify any particular alternative site. The UN commander's new' note specifically suggested that: 1. The truce talks be resumed “as early as posaible" In the jdcinity of Songhyon. eight miles Southeast of Kaesong and approximately midway between the battle lines on the Western Front northwest of Seoul. 2. Both sides agree to keep their armed troops away from the meeting place and "abstain from any hostile acts or exercise of authority over members of the other side" while en route to or from or during meetings. 3. The truce delegations first discuss any necessary "physical trad security arrangements." then return to the problem of fixing a cease-fire line and buffer lone across Korea. 4. Liaison officers confer to "discuss immediate erection of the necessary’ physical facilities." Ridgway’s proposal was in the nature of a compromise. For the UN. it w'ould get the cease-fire talks away from Kaesong, which is behind the communist lines. Army Defends Its Removal of Crosses Above GI Graves HONOLULU. T. H.. Sept. 28. (UR) The Army today defended its removal of white crosses marking the graves of 13.008 American war dead buried on the "Hill of %crifice" Hawaii's National Memorial Cemetery in Punchbowl Crater overlooking Honolulu. Uprooting of the crosses Mon "(MacArthur) said that every mistake that supposedly intelligent men could make has been made in this war. The North African operation was absolutely useless, yet all the available strength of Great Britain and the United States was thrown into the task." B b The general, as he is depicted in ( the report, was full of two ideas: that the Pacific war had been "starved" in the interests of Europe. and that whereas the Mac-Arthur-Nimits strategy in the Pacific was skillfully to hit the enemy ‘where he ain t," the European I strategy urns to hammer stupidly! against the enemy's strongest I points. "Patton's army," Andrews1 paraphrased the general, "which j is tr ying to batter its way through; the Vosges in the Luneville-Bac- j carat sector, can't do it. He repeared they can't do it. No army could do it. . . The Chinese situation is disastrous. It is the bitter j I fruit of our decision to concentrate j I our full strength against Germany . . . .He said that if he had been given Just a portion of the force which invaded North Africa he could have retaken the Philippines I in three months because at that; time the Japanese were not i ready." Importance of the Pacific The report goes on to expand J the MacArthur views: "He lashed] out in a general indictment of Washington, asserting that they’ are fighting this war as they fought the last war. He said that most of them have never been in the front lines and that they aren t rotating field officers back into Washington. . . . "In continuing his criticism of Washington he said that the history of the world will be written in the Pacific for the next ten thousand years. He said we made the same old mistake of intervening in Eu* j ropean quarrels w'htch we can't hope to solve because they are insoluble. He said that Europe is a dying system. It is worn out and run down and will become an economic and industrial hegemony of Soviet Russia. . . .The lands touching the Pacific with their billions of inhabitants will determine the ’ course of history t repeating I for] the next ten thousand years. . . . Stalin, he believes, also knows the ! Pacific picture and while fighting:    WASHINGTON, Sept 27 <U.R> Jr.. was testifying before a Ben in Europe is actually looking over j President Truman asked Congress ate committee investigating his ie-his shoulder toward Asia." The ! hxiay to force all highly paid fed- lations with a firm that borrowed Truman Seeks To Avert British Clash With Iran Over Oil Crisis Boyle Denies Lithofold Loan Charge ON IWO J IMA—Reiretarj of the Nn\> For rental is pictured en an inspection trip during the fighting on Iud -lima in 1845. His confidential diaries, repealing high-level decisions anil considerations of the late war and early post-war years, is being published daily In the Yuma Sun. Truman Asks Congress Force U.S. Employees To List Gifts report continues: "He repeated that the Pacific-wili become and remain an industrial and economic sphere of world development and, in his strongest blast against Washington said ‘they’ were guilty of ‘treason and Pa-V- eral employes, including congress ' money from the Reconstruction FL men and judges, and top officials nance Corp. of major political parties to file Republican National Chairman public statements once a year on, George Guy Gabrielson also is-un-income. gifts, and loans received ,|er congressional fire for dealing in addition to their government wlth the REC on behalf of a com pany he heads. sabotage’ in not adequately supporting the Pacific while hammering Germany . . . Throughout all this he never once referred to ‘the Americans and the Japanese.’ or to our forces’ and'their forces': Always it was 'the enemy and I’ or ‘he and I,’ so much so that it left listeners with the impression of said: being in the presence of a tremen-dous ego. Once or twice listeners tried to ask a question. He doesn t like questions and didn’t even listen." Forrestal had the complete report copied into his diary but added no comment of his own. Before J g( g time when Democratic Na- All government employes making The President said he acted bello,OOO a year or more would be I cause people "all around the required to make the proposed , country" are getting " a distorted statements. So would the "prim 1- impression that the government is pal officials" of the major poll- ] fun uf eVil doers, full of men and tical patties.    women with low standards of mo- In a special message to the rainy, full of people who are lln-House and Senate Mr. Truman mg thgir own pockets and disre garding the public interests." long he was to have an opportunity of interviewing the general himself. Meanwhile, there came, on the third anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the first hint of Japanese surrender. Kuwsia • Japan Dispatches today from Jupan: Miami Spokesman indicate their awareness of in-1 creasing difficulty in their situation. Indications that they count on "Such public disclosures will, in Testimony before the committee my opinion, help to prevent ii-i investigating Boyle has shown that legal and Improper conduct and at ( several present and former federal the same time protect government, officials, including Internal Reve-officers from unfounded suspi- nue tax agents, accepted com rn ladens."    i    sions or gifts from private indus- The President made his proposal; try for special services. Mr. Truman asked Congress in addition to requiring statements from SlG.ooO-a-year men. to consider forcing all government employes legs rd less of salary - to file .similar declarations of outside income if it exceeds SI OOO a year. Wilful violators, the President proposed, should be punished the same way income tax evaders are punished. Mr. Truman said the proposed tional Chairman William E. Boyle, Edison Rate Plan Is Opposed By Jima on Feb. 19. Four days later he managed to get ashore himself, with the battle still at its height; his terse diary account, however, gives few details, and he left the I other. *yle’s grave criticism by veterans organza-ions and the public, supported by both Honolulu newspapers. Left at the head of each grave was a flat stone marker that one veterans group said made the rock-rimmed cemetery look like +« vacant lot." Lt. Gen. Henry S. Aurand, commander of the United States Army in the Pacific, said that in addition to the high cost of maintaining crosses. It was a policy of the United States to have no crosses in national cemeteries. Aurand said foreign cemeteries are classed as battle monuments. and as such ar? entitled to crosses. He added that the Army thought a single marker on each /Nyive was enough. In Police Court Four men charged with being drunk drew a variety of sentences based on the merit of each case and recurrence of arrest. Two Yuma Test Station soldiers, Jack L. Ross. 22. and Tommy Corley, 21, were given three day suspended sentences. •Clifford White, 30, of Fort Yuma, got three days labor, and Jessie W. Owen. 38. was given a choice of paying a $50 fine or spending the coup de main from the rear five days behind bars.    I    (Continued    on    p-*g*    3) bv UNITED PRESS The proposal by Arizona Edison I possible differences between Rus- Co. to    i    new    rate    met    *    ase    legislation    should    be    enacted sia    and    Anglo-American    interests    schedule    which would    limit    hikes;    promptly. It would affect officers to    facilitate    their    position    should |    to 15 per    cent has    met    with    mixed    j    of the armed forces as well as judges, and agency s. ctsion,    i    The President included party In Yuma, where    bitter opposition1    chair men and others in his pro- Ah    ask ,or a negotiated peace. I    emotions    in two state communities    congressmen, judges, a day    including the    one over Emit    in<ncation» also they are fully a-    affected    bv the company’s de-    and department officials Pyle s grave started a wave of WHre of r>f>asib,mv J Rugs “ J,    •    th., Roms and the public, supped by **>U| Hono,u,u "ew*PaP^s.    19 President Roosevelt was in- augurated for the fourth time on Jan. 20, and soon thereafter left for the Yalta Conference. Forrest-a! took off for an inspection trip through the Western Pacific. He, increase was criticized by watched the Marines land on Iwo I spokesman for the chamber resulted when the utility raised rates as high as 38 per cent in* recent weeks, opinion apparently was generally favorable toward Arizona Edison’s new plan. But in Miami, the IS per cent i >f posed legislation because, he said. the major political parties "have traditionally been so much a part of our whole system of government." commerce. President Sam Lazo vieh asserted the program is not equitable, and that it favors one group of customers against an* Childless Husbands, 4 Fs Will Lose Their Draft Deferments scene the same day. After visiting Admiral Nimitz at Guam, he went on to MacArthur’s headquarters, newly established at Manila. 28 February 1943 On the . . . question of the war Yuma officials reported the WASHINGTON. Sept. 27 0JR> pressure against Arizona Edison j About 385,000 childless husbands has eased in the border community and 4-F’s soon will lose their draft since the announcement the re- j deferments and become eligible duction of rate increases would be ■ for military service, retroactive and that in no case! The White House announced late against Japan and our objectives would boosts exceed 15 per cent yesterday that President Truman vis-a-vis Japan afterward, (MacArthur! expressed the view that the help of the Chinee would be negligible. He felt that we should secure the commitment of the Russians to active and vigorous In explaining the new program I h.is signed new draft regulations at a citizen’s meeting. Arizona Edi* j w hich will reclassify thes,* men son Vice President Herbert Idle ad- l-A The regulations wrere issued nutted the utility made a mistake, under the new draft act passed in in its rate increase schedule. lune. which prohibits deferment j prosecution of a campaign against new rate schedule to the Corpor The company plans to submit the of a man whose wife is his only the Japanese in Manchukuo of such proportions as to pin down a very large part of the Japanese army; that once this campaign was engaged we should then launch an attack on the home islands, giving, as he expressed it, ation Commission in the near future. Miami Chamber President La zurich, however, rapped both the Corporation Commission and Arizona Edison Company for the misunderstanding over the established eight per cent increase originally announced bn the company. dependent, except in cases of ex trerne hardship. The law also lowered mental standards for induction into the armed forces. Congressional exerts have estimated that 150,000 4-F’s will be affected by this provision, while 235,000 childless husbands will be hit by the dependence regulation. WASHINGTON Sept 27 (UP* William M. Boyle, Jr.. said today it is "not only proper" but the "duty" of Democratic National Committee employes to ar-• auge appointments for people with government official*. The National Committee chairman, in a statement prepared for the senate investigating subcommittee. dismissed as "unfounded. distorted and false" charges by the St Ixonia Post* Dispatch that h* received $1,500 in tees from the American Lithofold Corp for help in arranging an RFC loan. His seven-page statement confirmed the testimony yesterday of Attorney Max Sisk intl that he sold his law practice to Siskind for $150,000. But it added: "At no time and on no occasion have I since April, 1949, engaged in the private practice oft law, nor have I in particular par-1 ticipated in the prosecution of j any business which was in the office prior to April 1949 or any business that has come into the* office of Mr. Siskind since that1 time." Boyle said his arrangements for j Siskind to take over his law clients m April, 1949, when he, went on the party payroll, were I worked out "just as has been done many tunes in .similar situations." Kine** then, he said. he has been 1 paid about $99,000 and still has about $50,000 coming Those figures jibed with Siskind’s testimony and his office records. The Post-Dispatch said Litho- j fold, a Si, I / 1111 a printing firm,! paul Boyle $8.(HK), including ll,-] 500 in "fees" or "commissions," I in connection with its BFC loan of $845,000. "That statement and the sub-, sequent articles appearing in the •^t. I,ouim Post-Dispatch were unfounded, distorted and false," Boyle said. He admitted making an appointment with Harley Hiae, then RFC chai! man, for Lithofold of-1 finals in February 1949, as earlier testimony has shown. But he j san! he had nothing to do with the firm’s loan applications. Boyle was Lithofold* Washington attorney at the time ami was serving as unpaid vice-chairman of the Democratic Committee. He corroborated earlier testimony that he got $5<H) a month from Lithofold from Feb. I 1919 through April 2<).    1949 a total of $1,250. His April 30 check for $250 was "turned over to Mr. Siskind," he said, after Siskind hat! been recommended by Cecil A. Green, Lithofold’* Washington representative, to succeed him as Washington counsel for the printing firm. 70,000 Strikers Cut Into U. S. Production Ii) UNITED PRESS Strike* of more than 70,000 workers in aircraft, atomic energy, manufacturing and transportation today cut into the nations defense and domestic production. Management, labor and government officials, meanwhile, worked to head off additional strikes which could idle more than double this number. The largest strike in the nation was the eight-week-old walkout of 22.000 men at the Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, III The strikers, members of the CIO United Auto Workers Union/ sought a 19-cent hourly wage increase. The company countered with an offer for IO cents. Federal mediators reported that negotiators failed to budge either side. Production of most powerful jet Sapphire J-85, was huge Wright Aeronautical Corp’s plants at Woodridge and Garfield. N J., by a strike of 9.808 UAW production workers. Six thousand white collar and construction workers refused to ] cross picket lines set up by the strikers. Both company and union officials said the strike was PJO per cent effective The union asked a 10-eent an hour wage boost and welfare benefits The $500,000,000 Atomic En-ergy Project at Paducah. Ky.. was threatened with a complete shut-J down affecting 11.000 workers! after operating engineers walked 1 off their jobs. The reason for the j >trike v as not know n. Veteran Fighter Pilot Heads Reactivated Yuma Air Base (Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of illustrated articles •rn the nusNion ami operation of the reactivated Yuma Air Force Base and personality sketches on some of its key personnel.) Commanding the 4750th Air.- ii** - -—    ------- Rase    Squadron    at    the    Yuma    Air!    „ ...    , . J    ,    I combat    a* a    regular fightei    pilot Force    Base    is    a    vetei    an    airman, .    ,    ,    ,r    . *    * A    major    by    then,    he ae» ved    as o|»erations and executive officer of hts tighter group until enemy i began his service of young for his rank, wh military career in the another country. Lt. Col Wilson V Edwards at 33 is noted as a military gunnery expert and is recognized as one of the Air Fones claik pilots At present he is up to his wings in woik trying to smooth out the wrinkles involved in reactivating an air base Despite the press of complicated military undertakings, he has a leady smile and time for a few words with tits officers and airmen and even for displaced civilians who straggle in to distract him. The only “regular” Air Force officer at the air base, he Just about fills the bdl of one's notion of a typical military flier stepping out of a first class short story. Tall, dark, easy-going, that intangible quality that has won him many loyal officers and airmen and close friends outside of the service marks him as an outstanding military leader. •lollle,J KAU Col. Edward* practically is a native Arizonan, having moved tq Winslow as a youngster from hts Pasadena, California birthplace Winding up his formal education at UCLA, he joined forces with the British and as a pilot officer in the Royal Air Force flew the famed English Hurricane and Spitfire fighters in combat As a lieutenant in 1912, Col Edwards was scheduled for transfer to Singapore when that city fell to the Japanese Then as an alternate transfer, he was appoint* I liaison officer for RAE fighter tactics and navigation for the 14 nationalities flying for the RAK That same year, h* changed uniforms but not jobs and became a 1st lieutenant in the US Air Force. Another assignment in the Isles found him training new pilots from the states for fighting This involved flying combat missions wdth the new pilots. He was sent. at his own request, back into the "world** engine." the halted at the Registration for City Election Totals 2,657 Indications point toward a good turnout at the special city election I next month to decide the fate of j the city sales tax. City Recorder Linwood Perkins reported this morning that the total registration for the election is] approximately 2.857. Registrations closed Monday amid a hectic rush by Yurnans to get back on the Vol* i mg rolls. About INK) people failed to vote ! in last year's municipal election* anil their registrations were cancelled# Total ballots cast in December’s general election neared the 2105 mark,    * Perkins said Friday, Saturday and Monday were busy days for this office crew as last minutes registrations began pouring in, On Monday, Yurnans flocked in at an average rate of 25 an hour to get their names on the dotted line for! the sales tax election on October I tire downed his plan*1 in July of 1944 near Baumhaulder, Germany Abandoning ship, he was taken prisoner by farmers wha leu*! him unmercifully before handing him over lo the Week-mach! (I.erin.iii army ). Nim-|a-cte<i as a spy for his refusal to talk. Col. Edwards was transferred to the custody of the infamous NS troopers, loiter Cullom ed he was not a spy, Hie Luftwaffe made him supply officer al the POW camp at Barth where the major practically rejoined his group, the Germans’ marksmanship hail been so keen. The ramp was overrun hy the Russians in May of 1943 anil Its oectipuat* were returned to the I .N. Him first duty assignment took him to Texas add then Luke Field us onhirmindei bf HOO officer ret UTO Res Bv then a lieutenant colonel, he assumed command of the gunnery school at Ajo where he accomplished probably the mutft Important mission of hi* carcer He met and married lovely Barbara MrBtles. The program unifying aerial branched was put into effect and brought the colonel a permanent appointment in the U S Air Force. Then followed a series of duty assignments around the country which Included a period at strategic intelligence school in Washington. DC where he Gained as an air attache. He brought the 81st Fighter Group from Moses Lake, Washington to Luke Field from where he planned and executed the reactivation of the Yuma base The bas* commander speaks Spanish fluently along with German and Polish which he learned as a prisoner of war. Him wife and three children have joined him here Hollywood Is Shaken By Repercussions of Communism Probe * HOIXYWOOD. Sept. 27 (URI Th,* film capital was shaken today by repercussions of an on-the-spot H o u s e Un American Activities Committee investigation of communism in Hollywood. While members of a Red-hunting House sub-con i rn ittee were en route to Washington to report to the full committee tomorrow, movie producer Stanley Kramer announced his company would const d e r "necessary action’’ against his writer, Carl Foreman. a reluctant witness at the hearing. Kramer said he has called a meeting of his film company’s briard of directors and shareholders Od. 8 to take action against Foreman. , BRADLEY TO KOREA WASHINGTON, Sept. 27— <U.P*—Gen, Omar N. Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will fly to the Fur foist to check on the Korean fighting and cease-fire negotiations in- Urges Britain Not To Use Force In Oil Dispute LONDON, Sept. 27 (UR) President Truman sent a secret personal message to Britain today giving U 8. recommendations in the Iranian oil crisis and leaders of both major political parties have met to give it grave consideration. The President wa* reported to have urged Britain to avoid use of armed force to keep Iran from throwing the British out of the great Abadan Refinery and oil port. Th.* II. 8. also appealed to Iran lo i evoke us order expelling the British. Britain’s high councils face one of the most momentous decisions since the war, and the problem has risen above the political level. Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee followed a tense three-hour emergency cabinet meeting with a 47-mmute conference with opfsndtlon party leaders Winston Churchill and Anthony Eden. The crisis neared a climax at a I moment when King George VI was desperately ill and a general Parliamentary election, on which the life of the I arbor Government de- I tends, approached on Oct. 25. Derclopments were! I-—President Truman sent m secret message to Attlee urging Britain to lake all possible measures to ut old use of fort** In Ii an. t—Th.- state Department dis i Ins.-d that the IT, H. has asked Iran to revoke Its plan to ex* l»el all British oil technicians by Ort. I. 3—Tile Mate Department Indl- rated that the U. S. is ready and willing to mediate the dispute, hut Rare solid support lo Brit* ain s determination to keep Its technicians In Iran. Churchill and Eden were solemn after their meeting with Attlee and would not make any statement. Sixteen cabinet members also came out grim and silent after | their meeting at No. IO Downing Street where they considered whether to use British warships j and troops, including paratroops. poised at Key Middle East sputa ready for an emergency airlift to ! Abadan. Report* from Cairo said everything whs ready "down to the last detail" to rush British troops from f the Suez Canal Zone and Cyprus j into Iran if necessary. Military and civilian planes were standing by to transport the,n In TY,hi un, Premier Mohammed Mossadegh told a crowd outside PariiHuieul (hat his government will struggle against Britain "with all our strength" to preserve the country’s ' rights." The Iranian crowd shouted "let us kill let us shed blood death to the British!" Mossadegh and the crowd wept, arid the premier fainted when somebody threw a bouquet of flowers at him., Hussein Makki, chairman of the Iranian Oil Commission, demanded the expulsion af British Ambassa* dor Sir Frances Shepherd. He called the Abadan Refinery “the front . . , where I might be killed" and said Iran would never allow Britain. Russia or the U. S. to interfere in our internal affairs.” If the cabinet's decision on the Iranian crisis is not satisfactory to Churchill, t h e Conservative | leader was expected to demand I that Parliament be recalled for an | emergency meeting bfore Oct. 4. the deadline of the Iranian expulsion order and also the date for a one-day meeting of Parliament before it is dissolved for the general election. Windstorms Kill II In Midwest By UNITED PREHN Tornadoes and thunderstorms killed at least ll persons in the Midwest as Autumn’s first cold wave swept eastward today on the heels of violent winds. The worst tornado ripped through two Wisconsin areas yesterday. killing seven persons and twirlng trucks and tractors like playthings. Another twister dropped down on Bitely, Mich., caving in a tavern wall and killing a woman i patron. High winds and pounding thun-j derstorms struck elsewhere in Wisconsin and Michigan and in Mnnesota, Iowa, Indiana and IIH-; nois. Snow fell in Minnesota and ! Upper Michigan and cloudy, coat weather was forecast for area today. The Chicago Weather Bure said the Midwest's storm wou move eastward today, but a losing much of its punch as did. The forecasters said wtr followed by falling temperate were in store for the North ; lantic and New' England stat*- ;

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