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   Redlands Daily Facts (Newspaper) - March 8, 1954, Redlands, California                               fa cfe Vol. I25B 64th Year No. 3 i REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, MARCH 8, 1954 Ten Pages 5 Cents SIGNED U.S BY DEMOCRAT PARTY LOS ANGELES Roosevelt, endorsed by the Democratic Party as its candidate for Congress from the 26th District, began a campaign today to establish a political record he hopes will "obliterate the smears against me." Roosevelt, 47-year-old son of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, won the nomination yesterday at a party caucus attended by 350 delegates and observers, Roosevelt, accused by his wife, Romeile, of infidelities with 12 women, delivered a three minute speech before the voting. Vote is Close He won the endorsement on the second ballot. Although 11 candi- dates originally were in the run- ning for the party's seal of ap- proval, Roosevelt's only serious competition carne from lawyer Jerry Pacht. Pacht trailed Roosevelt by 12 votes on the first count and finally lost by 34 votes on the second ballot, when Roosevelt got one vote more than the 90 required for en- dorsement. The final tally was 91 for Roosevelt to 77 for Pacht, To "Answer Smears" Roosevelt told delegates, a few of them booing as he started to speak, that the attack on his personal life left him with only two choices. "I could retire and let the charges stand to be used against me as evidence of he said, "or I could come before the peo- ple and get myself elected and make a record which would be an answer to the smears against me." "For the sake of my children, I want to obliterate the smears." Cheers filled the meeting place when Roosevelt finished his short plea for the delegates' votes and retired to his seat. Will Be Opposed "I am very grateful to the peo- ple who supported me and for the fine sportsmanship of my oppo- Roosevelt said. He de- clined to comment on what effect he thought his, wife's charges would have on his political future. Roosevelt will not be unopposed in the primaries. Ned Redding, president of the Los Angeles Board Utilities and Transportation, boycotted the party caucus, de- claring his intention to run on the Democratic ticket regardless of the convention's action. McCann Quits Colombian Post FORT WORTH, Tex. mer Fort Worth city councilman Thomas A. McCann resigned today HS U. S, director of foreign opera- tions in Colombia, denouncing his Latin American post as an "ex- travagant bureaucratic structure." McCann resigned his eounci! post at Fort Worth late last year to accept the appointment from President Eisenhower In a lengthy 14-page letter to Harold Stassen, 'lirector of the Foreign Operations Administration, McCann said his resignation would take effect April 15. In his letter to Stnssen, McCnnn said the office of mission director of the Latin American countries v.as and it was "difficult to defend its existence to the alroadv overburdened U. S. Longshoremen Strike Despite Contempt Action NEW YORK men, apparently continuing their wildcat strike in the face of fed- eral contempt action, refused to answer the work whistle at North River piers today. Office workers had to handle the Imes of the Cunard liner Mau- retania docking as several hun- dred dock workers stood across the street from the pier. The International Longshore- men's Assoeaition which was enjoined against a truck car- go boycott last week and faces possible criminal contempt action for the walkout, said it would end the three day strike today, al- though its officers insisted they hand't called tt in the first place. Cargo operations throughout the port have been crippled since the men walked off on Friday and passengers have wrestled their own luggage on and off luxury liners. Americans Dulles Warns Latin Americans On Red Menace Appeals To Guatemala Not To let Reds Turn Freedom Into Slavery CARACAS, Venezuela (UP) Secretary of State John Foster Dulles today warned Latin Ameri- can nations, and Guatemala in par- ticular, against Jetting the "poi- sonous air" of Communist depot- ism turn freedom into slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Dulles, addressing the 10th In- ter-American Conference, spoke in support of a United States resolu- tion for joint action by the Ameri- can republics against the Commu- nist menace, He ponted out that Guatemalan Foreign Minister Guiltermo Tor- ietlo, in opposing any anti-Commu- nist action, had asked in his open- ing speech: "What is international Communism" Expects Favor a bit Vote "I thought that by now every foreign minister of the world knew international Communism Dulles said. Thus Dulles set the stage for a conference fight with Guatemala, which American spokesman have called Communist influenced if not Communist dominated. Despite the expected bitter Guatemalan opposition, Dulles is confident that his resolution will get an overwhelming majority when the showdown vote comes, He Defines It Singling out Guatemala, DnJles said in his speech that since the question, "What is international Communism" had been asked, "it shall be International Communism, Dul- les said, is a "far flung clandes- tine political organization" opera- ted by Soviet Russia. Since 1939, he said, it has brought 13 once-independent nations "into a state of abject through a hard core of agents operating throughout the world. Stricter Lows To Halt Baby Black Markets Urged UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (UP) United Nations survey sug- gests that black markets in baby adoption should be dealt with by stricter laws and by cutting de- lays in agency arrangement ol adoptions. Profiteering is rife in many areas, the survey finds, "because the mothers are unaware of the existence of adoption agencies or fear their inquiries, whilst (he adopters shrink from the search- ing questions. of social workers, lose patience at being kept wait- ing too long, or refuse to accept the rejection of their application at an agency." Weather Southern California: Coastal and intermediate valleys: Mostly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. March 8, 1D54 Today Highest 73. Lowest 49 Highest Sunday 80, lowest 38 Highest Saturday 71, Lowest 38 ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Highest 76, Lowest 42 i m m y Cub says we have! clouds with us.l The weatherman' does not say any-, thing about rain, b u t JamM re- peats we have clouds, and there is always a better chance of some moisture with them" around, were clouds about daylight, sun came out, but the clouds took over again in a short William F. Dean, a captive for never nave- Warren To Speak At Univ. Of California LOS ANGELES (UP) Chief Justice of the United Stales Earl Warren will be the charter speak- er at the University of California's 66th birthday celebration March 23 25. University President Robert Gordon Sproul said today. HANOI, Indo-China munist commandos infiltrated a network of sentries and guards and damaged "a number" of U. S.-built planes at an airfield manned by 40 American techni- cians, French authorities disclosed today. As a result of the bold attack Union forces declared a state of emergency at the airport, near the city oE Haiphong. Slipped Past Guards There was no indication that any of the Americans, who are in Indo-China .is non-combatants, were affected by the raid. Authorities said the raiding party consisted of 40 to 50 men who slipped past security guards and trained dogs under cover of I darkness after sneaking into na- tive villages surrounding the field. The raiders attached plastic ex- plosives with adhesive tape to the i engines of a group of planes parked in an unlighted area. The planes had been moved to make i way for a new shipment of B26s. Plan More Raids Several Reds were killed and captured, authorities said, after the surprised sentries opened fire when the first flames shot into the night. One of the prisoners, a Viet Minh company commander, said the Reds hid for several days in the villages. Announcement of the emergency came after the French disclosed officially that Red Viet Minh com- 'mandos pianned to attack air- fields throughout Indo-China in an attempt to end French air suprem- acy. Heavy guard details were posted around the Catbi Airfield, six miles from Haiphong, where U.S. Air Force technicians have been handling recently delivered C119 packet planes and B26 bombers. Dean To Carry Suicide Pill If He Returns To Combat WASHINGTON Gen'uniil ho has been through Dean time. And Jimmy sayf that he finds it difficult to keep up with every- thing that is bursting into bloom now. Latest are the Baksia roses, the while and the yellow. They are just beginning to bloom but soon great bushes scattered over the city will be covered with blos- soms until the foliage will be hid- den. Here is a goodie: Applying for his citizenship three years in North Korea, said today he will carry a suicide pill if he ever goes into front line combat again. Tlic ccncral made the statement to a Marine court of inquiry in- vestigating a false germ warfare confusion by Marino Col. Frank H. Schwable during his 14 months as a war prisoner. Dean described how he once f.rizcd a machine gun in an at- r felt at tlme ttat lf l Gino was doing all right; tempt to kill his Chinese Commu- unti) he came to the question aoout the American flag. "What is asked the judge, "that you always see flying over the confidently replied Gino, nist interrogator and then take his own life because he was afraid ever go into war, into the front lines again, I will have a pil! I can take before they can capture me." Dean, now deputy commanding general of the Sixth Army with headquarters in San Francisco, was commanding the 24th Division in Korea at the time of his capture in the summer of 1950. He was repatriated in September, 1953. Dean said be addressed two let- ters to American commander Gen, Walton Walker, one urging that air attacks be limited to military the Communists would wring from i targets. He said he wrote such him by torture the defense plans letters because he feared, among for Japan. "I don't think anyone knows now much physical torture he can take other things, the Communists would forge his name to other documents. Hall Given Air Time To Answer Stevenson Spokesman Not Yet Designated; CBS Turns Down M'Carthy Request By LYLE C. WILSON WASHINGTON (UP) can National Chairman Leonard W. Hal! today asked for free radio and television time for a "designated spokesman" of the GOP to answer Adlai E. Stevenson's charge that President Eisenhower has em- braced "McCarthy ism." The Columbia Broadcasting sys- tem announced it had granted Hall's request. A spokesman said Hall was of- fered, for the still-undesignated party spokesman, the same hall hour this Saturday night, to 11 p.m. as Stevenson had last Saturday. Columbia said it had received a new telegram from Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis) asking time to make his own reply to Stevenson. McCarthy's request was refused, Columbia said. Hall said Stevenson "impunged the Eisenhower administration and its leadership in terms which de- mand immediate and official reply by the Republican No "Personal Rebuttal" In telegrams to the National Broadcasting Company and the Columbia Broadcasting System, which carried Stevenson's speech. Hall emphasized that "this is not a matter for personal rebuttal for any individual. We will designate our spokesman who will speak for the Hall gave no immediate indica- tion who the "designated spokes- man" might be. He did not men- tion McCarthy by name, Stevenson directly assailed Mr. Eisenhower on the issue of implying that the President was appeasing McCarthy against his own beliefs and prin- ciples in strategy designed to win the 1954 congressional elections for the Republican party. New Target This speech was cut to fit Demo- cratic National Committee Chair- man Stephen A. Mitchell's strategy of an all out Democratic attack on the President. As the southern rally was fathering in Miami, Mitchell said: "It is now the time to make President Eisenhower our target." Stevenson said McCarthy had made demagoguery and deceit a national movement, that Mr. Ei- senhower sheltered it for political purposes. Although McCarthy was often and caustically mentioned, Stevenson's basic target was Mr. Eisenhower on grounds that ne was responsible for the Republican party, and all in it. Mitchell welcomed the idea of free time for McCarthy on grounds that it would be good for the Dem- ocrats if the Senator could be on the air and television an hour every day. Gov't Cracks Down On Terrorists NEW YORK govern- ment cracked down today on Puerto Rican terrorists. Federal grand juries went into action in New York and Chicago. Numerous subpenas were served in both cities. The grand jurors were probing into plot-hatching and terrorism by members of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Federal officials in Washington have made no denial of reports that last week's armed attack on Ihe United States Congress was part of a broader plot to assassin- ate'key executive and legislative leaders. Jn Puerto Rico, police arrested three top Nationalist Party leaders, completing the roundup of the Nationalist high command. They also arrested six top Com- munists and were making an is- hnd wide search for four others. In Chicago, an assistant U. S. attorney said the Grand Jury had opened an inquiry into Nationalist Party activities. He said the de- cision to launch the investigations was made at a .week-end confer- ence in Washington. Deputy marshals served 20 sub- penas early today in Chicago on persons allegedly connected with the party, In New York, FBI agents, work- ing swiftly among the city's 000 Puerto Ricans, issued 75 subpenas. Tcltphoto DIGGING dig their cars from snowdrifts on Cleveland Shore Drive as clearing weather gave respite lo four days of snow storms. The drivers were forced to abandon their cars when the first storm bit. House Expects To Act On Three Bills This Week WASHINGTON Republi- can congressional leaders told President Eisenhower today that the House expects to complete ac- tion on three major bills this week. The Senate, lagging behind in the legislative process as it does every year, expects to spend the debating statehood for Haw- The report was given to Mr, Ei- senhower at his weekly legislative conference with House and Senate GOP leaders. Speaker Joseph W. Martin 'Jr., forecast House pass- age today of a bill to increase fed- eral aid to the states for highway and action tomorrow on a measure to authorise federal aid for hospital and nursing home con- struction. The administration is backing both measures. Sees Excise Cuts Martin predicted that the House cm Wednesday will pass a bill Mr, Eisenhower doesn't want, cut- ting federal excise (sales) taxes about one billion dollars a year. Senate Republican Leader Will- iam P. Knowland (Calif) said he told the President he is hopeful that the Senate will reach a vote on the Hawaiian statehood mea- sure by the end of this week, Hawaiian Statehood The first test, he said, will on a Democratic move to tie Alas- kan statehood to the Hawaiian measure. Republicans are opposed to this, and Knowland said he is optimistic it can be defeated, House Republican Leader Charles Ha Heck said the House make legislative history" with its swift action on major bills. "This week should demonstrate to the American people in a very con vine ing way that the Eisen- hower administration and the Re- publican Congress now are mov- ing into high gear to fulfill the promises that have been Ha Heck said in a statement last night. Puerto Ricans' Lawyer May Ask Postponement WASHINGTON (UP) Chief defense lawyer for the four Puerto Kicans who shot up Congress last week said today he is "seriously considering" asking for a post- ponement of their trial, now set for April 5. The counsel, F. Joseph Donohue, Si id there is' "too much public resentment" about the case at the present time and that he might ask for an "extensive'v delay in the trial. He also said he may ask lhat the proceedings by transfer- reel to some other city. Meanwhile, Rep, Alvin M, Fentley, Michigan Republican felled in the bullet barrage last Monday, was reported in "still serious" condition at Casualty Hospital here. Davis and Fallon have already been discharged from their hos- pitals. The four Puerto Rican assail- ants, three men and a woman, have pleaded innocent to five charges each of assault-with in- tent to kill and assault 'with a deadly weapon, FORMER MOVIE 'CZAR' WILL HAYS DIES AT 74 SULLIVAN, Ind. H. Hays, who held a stop watch on Valentino's kisses and a tight rein on movie morals, died yesterday in the Hoosier town where he was born. The former movie "Czar" was 74, Funeral services will be held Wednesday in the First Presby- terian Church Hays was an Elder. Hays was the first president oi Calif. Congressmen Protest On Farm Labor Agreement WASHINGTON (UP) Three California congressmen have pro- tested directly to President Eisen- hower that the State Department ignored the wishes of Congress in negotiating a new farm labor agreement with Mexico. Reps. Robert C, Wilson, John Phillips and James B. Utt pro- tested the agreement, scheduled to be signed in Mexico City today. The three Republican congress- men complained it left out a "very important" provision that Mexican farm laborers should be recruited at the border to elimin- ate the erttry of illegal wetbacks and use the "traditional" border labor force on American farms. Congress passed a resolution last week under which the Labor Department would be permitted to use funds to recruit Mexican farm labor on border stations to be set up by U. S. authorities. The resolution would permit use of the .funds by this country alone, rather than in cooperation with Mexico. Wilson said the State Depart- ment ignored this provision in ne- gotiating the new agreement and continued the practice of recruiting Mexicans in the interior of Mexico only. He said this practice heightened the wetback problem because Mexicans who live near (he border not travel "thousands of into the interior to be re- cruited. He also said the interior Mexicans frequently broke their could miles' contracts and returned ahead of schedule. home the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, a job that gave him the power to censor 80 per cent of all American made movies. He held the position from 1922 to 1943, Like Kenesaw Mountain Landis, late major league Baseball Com- missioner, Hays was a genuine able to hold the men who paid his salary in Once in Government tine. The impact of his personality was such that the association he headed was popularly known as the "Hays Office." Hays, like Federal Judge Lan- Will Rearm Japan With American Guns Make Withdrawal Of U.S. Troops Possible; Economic Pacts Signed TOKYO United States and Japan today signed a mutual defense assistance pact that will rearm Japan with American-made guns and make possible withdraw- al of American troops. The two nations also signed three economic agreements that will permit Japan to buy surplus American wheat with Japanese yen, sell home-manufactured sup- plies to other Asiatic nations in the Western camp and accept American investments in private Japanese industry. The pact and the agreements will pump upwards of 100 million dollars into the Japanese economy. In Western Camp In winning strategic and poten- tially powerful Japan to the side of the West, the United States scored a major victory in its drive against the ambitions of Asiatic Communism. U.S. Ambassador John Allison and Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuo Okazaki signed the agree- ment and three related economic agreements. The pact pledges U.S. aid for accelerated Japanese rearmament Its aim is to make Japan capable of defending, herself and to. permit gradual withdraw] of U.S. forces based here under the 1952 security treaty. Under Security Act In signing the pact Allison noted dis, came to his job from a "this agreement takes us one position in government, was Republican National ored Hays Chairman in the closing days of World War I, helped elect Warren G. Harding President in 1920 and was made Postmaster General .in Harding's administration. He resigned to take the Holly- wood job after a year in Hard- ing's cabinet. Hays' wife and son, Will II, Hays, Jr, a Wabash College pro- fessor, were at his side when he died at noon yesterday. He was stricken with pneumonia in Novem- ber, 1953, and grew weaker stea- dily. Hays came to Hollywood when the young film industry was in trouble with reform elements across the country. There was pub- lic criticism of lengthy kisses, scanty clothing and other mani- festations of the "flapper" age. He Chtopped Kisses Hays convinced, the producers it would be easier, and more profit- able, to regulate themselves. One of the first things he did was cut kisses to what he considered rea- sonable lengths. The Czar was hard on bedroom and bathtub scenes, too. He was responsible for the "morality clause" in con- tracts, a clause which gave stu- dios the right to fire an actor in- volved in a scandal. When he stepped down in 1943, he was retained as a "consultant" at a year. The office is now run by Joseph I, Breen. Despite his Washington and Hollywood careers, Hays always looked upon this Indiana mining town as his home. He kept a house and voted here. In 1902 he married Helen Lou- be Thomas. His .son was born of that marraige. His second wife was Jessie Herron Stutsman, whom he married in 1930, Aren't Eyeful Of Reds In Whole Country Says Truman BOSTON, Mass Former President Harry S. Truman said1 today "there aren't an eyeful of Communists in the whole country, and I'm not afraid of them." Mr, Truman dropped his "non- political" role briefly at a press conference, preceding a luncheon speech in connection with his cam- paign to raise to a li- brary to House his state papers. "Some day I'll answer all ihe questions you want to he told newsmen, "but I'm here for anoth- er purpose." The CT-year-oM former President steered clear of the fight" in the Republican party over questioning of Brig, Gen. Ralph Zwicker by Sen, Joseph R. Mc- Carthy "It never pays for a man to get into a family fight. He usually unites the family against Mr. Truman said. Mr, Truman praised Adlai Stev- enson for his speech accusing President Eisenhower of yielding to "McCarthyism." "He's the head of the party and I follow liis Mr. Tru- man said. He said "of course, I will" when asked whether he would campaign for Stevenson if the latter again is a candidate for tbe presidency, adding, "if he wants me step nearer the time when the Jap- anese people will not need to rely on American forces for protec- tion." The pfict and accompanying agreements will be presented im- mediately to the Japanese Diet for ratification as treaties. U.S, congressional ratification is not re- quired as the agreements were negotiated under terms of the Mu- tual Security Act. Some Rise Seen In Unemployment WASHINGTON (UP) Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell said today there will be "some in- crease" in unemployment during the fiscal year starting July 1. Mitchell made the prediction in asking a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to approve his de- partment's request for in the .fiscal year 1955, He said his department's budget estimates had been asked "on the assumption there will continue to be a high level economy." there will be some he "However, increase in added. The latest government figures show that some persons arc unemployed. Mitchell did not elaborate how much of an increase in unemployment. He said how- ever, that "we figure that m fiscal 19S5 there will be a higher level of unemployment than in fiscal 1954." Seaton May Be Kyes Replacement WASHINGTON De- fense Department sources .today said Defense Secretary Charles. E, Wilson has "pretty well settled" on a successor to Roger M. Kyes, who resigned as deputy defense secretary Saturday, Among those, mentioned as Kyes' replacement is Assistant Secretary of Defense Fred A, Seaton, a for- mer Republican congressman from Nebraska. Seaton is now in charge of legislative liaison and public re- lations. The sources said the Wilson ap- pointment, which requires Sen- ate confirmation, may be an- nounced this week by the White House. Kyes' resignation stirred reports that Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens might follow as an after- math of bis feud with Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy Stevens, however, has flatly denied he has any intention quitting.   

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