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   Long Beach Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 4, 1947, Long Beach, California                                John Winant, Ex-Envoy to Britain REFUSES TO LEAVE CONDEMNED att.mpti to evict her, Mrs. Andrew Mc- Donald, 42, mother of nine children, who, locked he netf and two o-ftho children in their New York yeiterday, peers basement window of building which has 'been- con- demned es uniefe. A policemen stands guerd at her husband and four seven children, wheheve been denied edmiHence by the police, watch from Citizens Group Asks Income Tax Reduction Report Made.Prior to Congress Session Hetds little Man1 WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (A.P.) A majority "of a cili- lenV advisory committee on taxation recommended today a reduction in individual income Ux rates for all, with due re- gard for the cost -of living o those in the lower incoi m Matthew Wollj A, F. L. official member of the 10-man jrroup, took exception to the rec cmmendntlons. The mnjorlty of nine and Well filed separate reports, with the House ways and means commit tee which created the study group, headed by Roswell Maglll, former undersecretary of the Treasury. Neither report was 1m mediately made public In full. REPORT SUBMITTED The report was cub milted an the and means committee; assembled to prepare tax legislation lor the special ses- sion of Congress convening Nov. 17. Chairman Knutson (R.-Minn.) has said he wants a bill cutting income tnxcs by a year. Also on the committee's list of business was the Issue ot whether farmers' co-operntlve associations should be taxed m the same rate as business corporations. On that, Undersecretary of the Treasury A. Lee M. Wiggins submitted a report suggesting that a decision be deferred, Wiggins said he thought it would bo wise to put off a decision until the Treasury com- pletes a study it Is now making of the entire tax system. NO SPECIFIC REQUESTS Maglll -told the committee his group was making no specific recommendations as to rate changes and personal exemp- but believes equitable adjustment of tax rates and is the No. 1 federal tax problem today. An associate of Woll said his report contends that the major- ity recommendations would: 1. .Severely reduce federal revenues. 2. Disregard revenue needs for the European aid, and 3. -Shift the tax load from those best able to .those least able to When the House committee met, Knutson said hearings on.a general overhauling of the tax structure would end by Jan. 1 and that he expects the House to tax legislation by March When the Magill and Woll were received, the com-, mittee called Wiegins for testi- mony on farmer co-operatives and taxation. One or Two in Plane Diving in Sea Off Redondo A Piper Cub airplane carrying either one or two persons crashed into the surf on the Esplanade at tne end of Avenue C, Redondo Beach, at p. m. today. The craft, unidentified, hit the and sank within three min- utes, Redondo police reported. Chief ot Police Lowell Hopkins ol Redondo Bench told reporters thnl he did not know where the plane from or who was aboard. Police nnd were at- tempting to recover the craft. Racial Issue Tested in Mississippi Vote of Off-year Elections .-By AMOCIfttcd EARLY voting hours pnssed-without major incidents today ai Mississippi picked a" successor ,.to '-.the late Senator Theodore G. Bilbo and Kentucky; chose .a. governor in the standout contests of today's, off-year Some: Negroes cast ballots In Mississippi, wher'e .there were, six candidates for. the seat of Bilbo, champion of white supremacy. In one Jackson ratio was 25. A _ r 20 Voting I PrPHlV was reported heavier than usual JUUUlf in some of but light in r i P n i rAlin'H HOP In Democrats I UUIIU IQI JIIUI I are seeking to regain, the state control.they; lostvto Republicans four, years ried, and; ,sp. difltothe votes. -VMSwr High, .-winds, -and kept iwn .the turnout in New''Yorkv The world's- supplies di' breac cereals are of the amount needed to main- present Sir John 3oyd Orr, director-general of the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations, said today. "The he "can -met' only -by an Increase 'in total world ncrcase which- the world needs must come mainly 'from the rehabilitation of "agriculture "In he war-devastated countries' and !rofn the" expansion of the under- Icveloped countries. Sir John-explained that because of partial failure ot the 1947 crop, 'especially In Europe, tons are needed in 1947- 948 to prevent a decrease in bread nnd cereal' rations, com- pared with tons esti- mated at the Geneva F. A. O. onference in September. "According to the .most.'recent estimates, s u p p 11 c.s available amount to only 'tons. The resultant gap> Is ons Instead of the that las -been estimated 'only a- few weeks he said .in state- ment prepared for'an F.'A. 'Ol ouncll session. Sir John added that there is o hope of substituting other oods for bread, citing among ther factors the. reduction of oragc, potato and .sugar, beet rops in Europe, last' summer lecause of the drought. "There Is no -hope that the jresent shortage will end with he 1948 he saw; Stocks are so low. that said, even with a bumper cereal harvest in 948 many, countries may be orccd to continue bread ration- g through 1949. "The shortage of. fats a nd. oils nd livestock, products will con- inue over'1 a' much longer crioa." .legionnaires Back Anti-Red Inquiries MANCHESTER; N. ri.', Nov. A. fP> James .F.-O'Neil, riational.com- mander of the. American Legion, ays that the organization' will attle to the: limit any effort Imed at dissolving -the House ommittee investigating Com- munism in Hollywood. He said in a broadcast over ABC last night that the Legion avors outlawing the Communist arty in this- country and stands resolutely" behind the House ommittee on un-American actlvi- femblors Recorded on Two Graphs NEW YORK, Nov. ;4. UB Seis- mographs at Fordham University ere and at Boston College re- orded strong tremors' at about :22 p. m. yesterday. Seismologists at both institu- Ions agreed on the approximate Islanco, which was placed at more than 6000 miles, but (Us; greed on the direction from" 'hlch the disturbances origl- iated. VOL; NO. PRICE FIVE CENTS LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1947 TELEPHONI 690-66 (Four Edition. Daily) HUGHES' FLIGHT TO AFFECT HEARIN down state. A cash: bonus for v World WarCH veterans was the big issue.there. In New; and-6hip there, to: fill va- cancies in S. House of resentatives. There and elsewhere there were scores of -races for city, county and state offices. OTHER ELECTIONS The elections In other states: New .jcandlclHtoft ran for Congreja ID the 14th {Brooklyn) District uccccd Rep. Leo F. KayCiel (D.) who been appointed' to.a federal dudgeshlp. They were Abraham J- Multor, Democrat- Liberal; Jacob P. Lefkowitz, Republican, and American .Labor. Tht Republican party, received only 25 per cent of the -dlatrictfji vote a year ago. Both major, parties' precllctuU approval of Tork bonus. HepubllcanB Demourtit.H ulno Joined culling for repeal of Ihu proportional pi'OHuntullon. nyfltvm of electing New Ynrk 1ty Council Tho American Labor, Liberal and Communl-'it parties cam- palHnotl for retention. OIIOICKH INlllOATKn Under, 'this. n volor Intllcatefi his first, asconil, third choice nml'so. on among council-' candldaton. When1 the counted, .flrat choices are cred- ted they already have tho tally needed for election. In htit uaxu the'vote-goes 'to the second choice unless hu han'ltie nocexflMt-y and then. ana'-KO- on until all ballots been counted In favor of tho voters' llKhest -unclected choice. .The before the voters., today Would flubatllute a nyntem under which euuh'of the city's 25 elate Senate dlfltrlcte would crlect R -council, member. Indiana Ralph Harvey (R..1, 'armer; Frank A.. Hanlcy >UftlnejiHmiin backed by tho C. I. O., and 3arl Prohibitionist, ran- tor hn- 10th DlNtrlct ConKrcKdlonal vacancy catiflod by tho death .'of Rep. ntiymond 8; Springer. Republicans received 59.2 )er cent'of'tho dlatrlct'a vote last Novem; M.' MoCulloch Plqua attorney, and former speaker of. the Ohio. opposed Joseph B. Quatman  arlyne 16, and injuring Police said that he driver .dozed, off while- eh route home from a, night shift. Philippines Worned Against Typhoon -MANILA, UP) The Phil- ppines was warned today against a typhoon-moving westward after damaging U.S. naval installations -vn the islaridiof Yap yesterday. 1 Navy weathermen at Guam said the typhoon, with 115-rniles- >cr-hour winds at Its center and raveling westward at 16 miles an lour, was expected to approach Samar Island, central Philippines, omorrow morning. Act Blamed by Medico on Overwork Diplomat Shoots Self in Right Templei with Belgian .32 Pistol CONCORD, N. K, Nov. 4 (A.P.) John Q. Winant, war ime ambassador to Grea Britain and three-times gov ernor of New Hampshire, sho limaelf to death'last night wit] ,32-caliber Belgian 'pistol. The win retired 'only in January as manent- U.' S'. representative .or he -Economic pro riouriced -a suicide by medical rof eree Clarence E. Butterfield. -Butterfield attributed the act to overwork." His'secretary, J. Bernard: Tcu said, Winarit's; health :had no b'eeriVJBOod: and i a doctor icl to .thingsr.'easy' condition 'an't was suffering ..kidney "or .bladder "I-know Mr. Winant has'beon wouklrig very; hard lately on writ ing and business affairs and believe that he suddenly said Toulon. 'This suicide w is done on the spur of the morrienl.' 'CASUALTY OF Gov. Charles M. Dale- of :Ncw Hampshire said predecessor would' be considered a -casualty of World War II..> Winant had Just completed his memoirs, "Letter from Grosven it- for Nov. 15 publication and was understood-to be plan nlng' a sequel. His body was found lying faoe down near a firearms, cabinet in his son's bedroom by a secretary and maid after they heard a thud no shot. Doctors said there were indica- tions Winant had fired the bullet through right temple "while kneeling. .A of headache pills, some missing, was-in the room. Two guns Iwere Belgian pistol and a Gorman Luger that apparently had been thrown against the bedroom wall when Winant'could not find am munition. DINED IN .ROOM Winant, "in pretty good spirit.'." according to his lunch downstairs yesterday in his home, adjacent to exclusive St. Paul's. School, where1 he -once wr s a student and later a teacher. He went upstairs- shortly afterwai d and had dinner served in his room.. No one saw him until they heard the thud about p. m. He died an hour later without re- gaining consciousness. Though, a Winant became a loyal supporter of the Franklin velt and campaigned openly for him and the New Deal. Born of a wealthy family in New York City, Feb. 23, 1880, Winant was educated at St. Paul's and Princeton University, where he majored In American history! Starting out as'a teacher at St. Paul's, he entered politics-in 1938 to gain what he told a friend was every teach- er should have." SERVED IN WAR I He won a seat In .the New but his political career Interrupted (Continued A-4, Col.. 8.) NIGETHIEVES but MEXICO City, Nov.. 4.   The :.owners of .a slaughter- house whose safe was robbed of did. not particularly care today, whether police ever .caught the two thieves. 'The thieves, while forcing a clerk ,to open the safe, put down a brief .case containing S10.000 of: their own money and forgot .to take it when they fled. Him ambassatJor to: the Co'iiH' 'of SJf." Jamei1, "shot :h'imierf" fatally night :a_t hjt. Concord, N; H Percy Davit of, UIlOffersfoQuit Is SUCCESS, N. Y., Nov. 4. The United States strength- ened its proposals for United Na- jons intervention in Korea today, jrbposing the withdrawal ,'of American and Soviet-occupation armies within 90 days after for- mation of an elected and inde- pendent Korean government next The-time limit for the end of oiht occupation was injected in a revision- of the American proposal tor unsuperyised elections in Ko rea by next' Marcn 31. Occupa- ion would end, under the American proposal, "if possible" :hre'e months after the. newly elected government takes over.! The .American resolution left an however, .for extend ng American and Soviet occupa- ion beyond the 90-day limit. It aid' the newly elected Korean government should arrange with ccupying authorities for their complete withdrawal from Ko- ea as early as .practicable and, if possible, within 90 days." American-Delegate John Foster Dulles submitted-the new an resolution when the 57-nation jolitical and security committee esumed the East-West wrangle iver when and how the U. N. hould .intervene in Korea; Dulles told the committee there were "some practical difficulties" which might make it impossible !or the United States to withdraw ts troops in the 60-day' pe- iod, but that the United States would be willing to try. Transport Saves Schooner Crew NEW YORK, Nov., 4. 'iff) Tfie master of the'U. trans- jort. Charles A. Stafford radioed oday that his men had braved trong winds in a lifeboat to res- ue the.31-man crew of the Portu- guese, schooner .Maria Carlota .vhich sent an S, O. S. last night eporting, it was sinking in mid- .tlantic. .The three-masted schooner was et afire by-the departing crew. .The captain said he was-pro- ceding .west with the rescued men. The Stafford, ,a hospital hip carrying Brem- rhaven, Is due in New York Sat- rday. Inquiry Into Plane Deals Called Again Wartime Projects Up Tomorrow for Reconsideration WASHINGTON, Nov. 4. (A. P.) Sen. Ferguson (R.- Mich. said today the fact 'that Howard Hughes- 200-ton fly- ing boat can fly does not affect plans to resume hearings on Hughes' wartime government plane.'contracts tomorrow. Asked whether the fact that Hughes' big craft became air- borne briefly Sunday while un- dergoing taxi. tests at Los An- geles will change plans -for the hearings, Ferguson told a re porter: "I see.1 how it does." The .big flying boat; the world's largest, figured largely" in testi mqny last summer before a_Sen ate'.war Investigating subcorrimit- tee. At that time .was not completed. ....Ferguson- and., other, committee officials'.would not discuss plans tor. renewal of the investigation involving- an estimated XX) 'In plane contracts 'awarded to. Hughes'during: the war. The Michigan .Senator .would not: say when Hughes, millionaire plane' designer and movie pro- ducer, will return to testify In the riojuiry which was abruptly re- cessed 12 weeks ago. One com- mittee official said Hughes is not expected tomorrow. The flying boat contract Is one of two which the committee has concerned itself.. The government nvestment is .and Hughes contends he put up to more of his own funds nto it. At Sarasota, Sen. Pepper a member, of the Ferguson subcommittee, told reporters the plane's flight 'should practically terminate the The other contract is for a >hoto reconnaissance plane, the F-ll, on which -the government pent It. originally ordered 100 of the planes, but ater cut the contract back to hree. Hughes was gravely in- ijured when the first model crashed on a test flight last year. Ferguson has said: he wants to question .Hughes and. the plane builder's publicity man, John W. Meyer, anew about-the expenses which Meyer testified earlier he incurred in entertaining High Army and government officials prior to award of the contracts. found by on iitrttt eorntr in 10 dayi rubs Police, to. pirvnh. hVt name M'ARTHUR RUMdRED CANDIDATE for Long-dela on Anti-cholera Vaccine Arrives in Cairo CAIRO, Egypt, Nov. 4. A U. S. Air Force transport plane carrying 889.pounds of anti-chol- era vaccine arrived in Cairo today after 17-hour flight from an airfield near Frankfurt, Germany. The plane made only brief re- fueling stops at Rome, Tripoli and Bengasi In order to rush its cargo here. Egypt now. is fighting a severe cholera epidemic. The vac- cine had been flown from the United 'States to Germany in an Air Transport Command plane. Chilean Ship Sinks, Crew's Fate Unknown SANTIAGO, Chilei Nov. 4. The 200-ton Chilean ship Alejan- dro sank today off Porotos Point, 15 miles north of the Port of Coquimbo.. No word has been re- ceived, on the fate of the vessel's 15 crewmen. UNFORGIVABLE Wife Sues as Mate Reports She's Dead DETROIT, Nov. 4. (U.B) Mrs. Irma E. Gregory said today the reason she was suing for di- vorce, was because she had learned her husband was mooching drinks from friends by telling them she was dead. "DALTTMORE, Nov.- 4. A story In the Baltimore Sun today "Gen. Douglas MacArthur is planning a triumphal return to the United States next apring to capture the Republican nomination 'for President 'in. 1948." The story 'was> written. by'R'obert B. Cochrane, former chief ol the Sunpapers Tokyo bureau. It -said: "Private advices- received today, state flatly that Gen. Douglas MacArthur will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 1948. :'_. "It is definitely known that' MacArthur planahls return; tn April or .May.' i "This is an open secret in the Japanese capital and the main topic of conversation across occupation dinner crew of MacArthur's; private 'plane haa been alerted 'ta- return to this country permanently next spring and MacArthuVfj pilot, Elmer McBrlde, already has sold 'ill automobile to an! Allied newspaper correspondent with delivery for April. "Tokyo letters say that MacArthur's delay in returning to the United States, like other war commander! who were feted In parades and public ceremonies soon after the -war ended, wai dictated deliberately by a master-strategy which had the Repub- lican nomination as Its goal. they, say, Is too fine a tactician to- allow any celebration of his Pacific victories to be wasted tn a non-election year." At Tokyo Gen. MacArthur declined comment -on the ttoryr adhering to his policy of silence on recurring that te might bid for Presidential office. FOOD COMMITTEE REPORTS Meatless Days Prices Down Slightly Nov. 4. (U.E) Chairman Charles Luckman of the CHJ. zens Food Committee .said today that: meatless Tuesdays have forced meat prices down slightly. He said that the-price of meat had "dropped slightly, but nearly The drop, he said, was due to public demand as'the result', of meatless Tuesdays." Luckman, at a news said'that: the Voluntary food saving program-was. "rolling along and. had reached' conservation-level expecte'd of.'It at'the.outset.' He quoted a national survey which showed that 48 per 'cent of the people observed the first meatless Tuesday, and 45 pet cent observed the first poultryless. Thursday. An independent survey in the Chicago area, he said, showed that .second and- third meatless Tuesdays 26 per cent ol 500 famHies polled ate meat. On the second and third poultry- less Thursdays, he said, the survey showed that 16 per cent poultry or poultry products.. Luckman said the program has prompted farmers to market their hogs at lighter weights, thus saving grain which would have been fed to the hogs. -On Oct. the program be- gan, Luckman said the-average weight of hogs slaughtered In the U. S. was 240; pounds. In the first week of October, said, the average weight pounds.   

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