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   Edwardsville Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1952, Edwardsville, Illinois                               EDWARDSVULE DOLLAR DAYS THIS WEEK END FOR BARGAINS Saturday, February 23, 1952 90th Year Jnidltgincer Daily No. 83 6 Pages 5 Cents TIM Wmrffwr Cloudlrwi through Sunday. Light mow in central portion! ending Saturday after- noon or Saturday night. Not much in temperature. Low Saturday night, 21-36 above; high Sunday 35-42 .above. High today, 39; low, 33. US To Help France Fulfill Rearmament Program Senate Chairman Refers to ACA Testimony Showed How Workers Are 'Hoodwinked Into Paths of Dishonor' WASHINGTON, (UP) Chair- man Pat McCnrran of the Senate Internal Security committee said testimony by former officers of tho American Communications Associ- ation showed how workers are "hoodwinked into paths ot dishon- or." The Nevada Democrat referred to an interim report and n trans cript of closed door testimony Just released by a committee "lask force." The report charged that the union's "Communist officials" stay in office only by rigging elections. The ACA was ousted by the CIO in 1950 for following the Communist party line. Walter J. Jucobscn, one of. the witnesses, told the commit- tee that if the union's 1948 election had been fair, "we would have decisively bealcn the Communist- dominated offlurs In office." McCarran said tht testimony demonstrated "how a relatively small group of union members can manage to hoodwink the vast ma- jority and lead honest, loyal Amor- lean workers into paths of dis- honor." Other congressional develop- ments: investigators asked Republican presidential can- didate Harold K. Stassen to give them any "credible evidence" that Attorney General J. Howard Mc- Grath has become a millionaire while In public office. The request was made by Chairman Frank L. Clielf (D-Ky) of a House Judiciary subcommittee investigating the Justice Department, and Hep. Ken- neth tt. Keating (R-N.Y.l, senior GOP member of thi? group. Porter Hardy Jr. (D-Va) ot a House TCxpemlllures subcommittee complained thai the Senate Preparedness subcommittee started hearings on reported waste In North African air base construc- tion after saying it did not plan to do so. Before the Senate group opened its hearings, Hardy had announced plans (or hearings on the "fiasco." However, he called off his own hearings and offered the Senate subcommi'tee evidence gathered by two on-the-spot staff investigators. Street Becomes 'Parking Lot1 Market Street, San Francisco's busiest thoroughfare, Is used as the world's largest parking lot during transportation strike. Motorists dlsrepardcd police orders and parked four and five abreast down the center of the street. Traffic was slowed considerably, being iimitod to a single lane each way in many places. (NEA Telcphoto) Hydrogen Bomb Close to Reality WASHINGTON, (UP) Sen. Brlen McMahon (D-Conn) has come as close as a man in his position could to saying that the hydrogen super bomb is getting close to reality As chairman of the H o it s e Senate Atomic Kncrgy committee, MeMahon keeps a close watch on developments In the U.S. atomic energy project. He is constantly prodding the Atomic Energy Commission lo greater efforts. He said recently that "it is not the business of his committee to bo satisfied" with atomic progress. But Friday asked about H-bomb progress, he said: "I am not dissatisfied. That's about all I can say." Coming from McMahon It was enough. If H-bomb progress was anything bul good, McMahon would never say he was "not dissatis- fied." McMahon made his revelatory remark In an Interview on the Columbia Broadcast ing System's "Capitol Cloakroom" radio pro- gram. He said he could not give any "progress report" on the H- bomb. That, he said, "is one of the things that ;vu have to con- ceal." But he noted that It has been two years since President Truman told the AKC to go ahead with H-bomb development, In the atomic tests at the Enl- wetok proving ground last spring the AKC successfully performed experiments "contributing" to H-bomb development. New tests are scheduled for this spring at the same Pacific ocean testing ground. Seemingly Harmless HOUSTON, Tex., lions- tonman's seemingly harmless hob- by was blamed for his death by electrocution. Clayton Smith, H6, a butcher, flying one of his model airplanes when the copper wire "leash" by which held 11 imaged a electric power line. Smith had the wire wrapped around his wrist. Duff Warns of'Old Guard' Republicans MIAMI, Fla. (UP) Sen. James H. Duff (R-Pa) warned Friday night In the opening address of his national lour for Gen. Dwlght D. Kisenhower that "old guard" Republicans may "lead tlie parly down Ihc drain again." Dud' said the GOP can lose the presidential election if the "old guard persists in a determination rather to lose with their choice ilum win with the people's choice and if they remain set against any new name any new face or any lew approach." Some persons at a GOP he.'.rd the Pennsylvania sen- ator tvik "will Republican leader- ship prove wise enough to trans- late golden opportunity into vic- tory I'oi the Republican party In Mac Ordered To Trim Staff NKVV YORK, or the Army Douglas MacArthur has been oulered by Secretary of the Army Frank Pace Jr. to trim his personal staff from eight to three men. The order, Issued Feb 12, was revealed by MacArthur's aide, Col. Laurence K. Bunker, svho willi a warrant officer and a master ser- geant, now will comprise the five star general's personal staff. Hunker said he could not explain the reduction "because of regula- tions which forbid an Army officer to make charges against his su- periors" At the same lime, however, Bunker said thai Col. Anthony Storey, tho geneial's personal pi- lot, had been "forced out of a job" with the Alrforce, Storey requested inactive status last year when the Alrlorce advised him he was being transferred from duty with Mac- Arlhur. On Jan 20, It was dis- closed he had resigned to take u civilian job. Hunker said that MacArthur was entitled to a personal staff of commissioned officers and five onllstcd that was the number he brought here with him from Tokyo "with Wash- ington approval" when he was re- lieved last year as supreme com- mander in the l''ar East. However, in Washington, officials said that orders were Issued last fall and made effective in Decem- ber trimming the personal staff of five star generals not on specific duty to three olllcur and two enlisted men. Of the eight men MacArthur brought here with him, two other officers In addition to Storey have resigned from service. They were MaJ. Gen. Courtney Whitney and Col. Sidney Huff. Both quit last year and were not replaced by MacArthur, MacArthur, who In speeches since his return lo the United Stales has charged tho Truman ad- ministration with blocking victory In Korea, always will be consid- ered on active service under regu- lations governing five-star gener- als, Army sources said, despite the fact he iias no specific duty, They said that two other five- star generals, Dwiglil D Elsen- ,lower and George C. Marshall, only had staffs of men when they were without specific duties. Stand Watch to Prevent Fire SHELDON, Iowa, (UP) Fire and police officials stood watch Saturday to prevent a spark from touching off a pond of gasoline three blocks from Shel- don's main street and less than a block from the nearest homes. Firo Chief !5ane Hudson said It would lake at least a week before the danger was past. "Slow" orders were issued to all Illinois Central railroad trains passing through town because the tracks only a few yards from the pond and It was feared a spark from an engine might ignite the fuel. The greatest danger was from fumes, and fireman sprayed the surface of the gasoline with high- pressure fog to reduce the vapors. The entire area was roped off to keep unauthorized and curious persons from approaching the pond. Policemen stood guard to hold back anyone who might try to come too close. The pond formed Thursday night when a 12 OOO-gallon gasoline stor- age tank burst a seam while it was being loaded from a transport truck. The tank, one of three operated by Merrill Fritts, was equipped with a gauge to indicate the amount of fuel In It. Authorities said the gauge ap- parently was frozen and did not Indicate the tank was full. Those loading the tank continued pump- ing until the seam burst. Gasoline rushed out, forcing" the split open to a width of almost six inches halfway around the tank. At the same time, the bottom of the tank was wrenched from its supports and gasoline flowed from the opening. The pond collected around the bases ol tlie tanks and gasoline spread ovoi an area of about half a block. Mine Disaster Probe to Continue SPRINGFIELD, Illi- nois Mining Investigation Commis- sion will open the second phase of Us study of the West Frankfort mine disaster at the Stale Conten- nlal building Monday. Commission Chairman Sam Cape Friday asked heads of two coal mine operators groups and two union presidents to join others In x'stlfylng before the commission. Cape sent minus's to Walter Gill, president of the Illinois Coal Producers Association; Harry rreadwell, Illinois Coal Operators Association president; George Balma, Progressive Mine Workers iresldunl; and Hugh White, United VTino Workers district president Cape asked (lie men to "stale iiibllely" their recommendations for mine safely, The Wesl Frankfort blast killed 119 miners Dec, 21. The mine, Orient No, 2, Is owned by the hlcago, Wilmington Franklin coal Company, James Martin, the commission's special counsel, said representa- tives of the two companies that M'oduccd the compressed air coal- )lnslliiK devices used in the mine ilso will teslil'y, Martin said the representatives of .he two firms went into the mine on a relnspecllon lour with com- mission members laat Saturday, Red Negotiators Yield to Allies On Troop Rotation Inject New Issue in Bitter Protest Against 'Massacre' of 69 Reds PANMUNJOM, Korea, (UP) Communist negotiators yielded to (he Allies on troop rotation Satur- day, but injected a new issue into the truce talks with a'bill or protest against the "massacre" of 69 Reds In the Koje internment camp. The break In the troop rotation deadlock came in staff officer talks on supervision of a truce. The Reds bowed to United Nations demands for rotation of at least troops a mwth during a truce after re- fusing for more than a week to go above The agreement removed one more obstacle to an armistice, but the Communist "massacre" pro- test in staff officer talks on pris- oners threatened new delays, Communist Col. Tsai Chen Wen lodged what he called a "serious protest" against the killing of 69 Communist civlian internees and wounding of 142 others by Ameri- can security forces in a riot in a camp on Kojc island Monday. The Red internees, armed with clubs and knives, killed one Ameri- can soldier and wounded 23 others before U, S. troops restored order. Tsal said the American troops had "barbarously massacred" the civilian Internees. Ho demanded a "clear account for the The Communist officer said the riot proved "Hie utter bankruptcy of your absurd principle of so- called voluntary repatriation." He Implied that the Communists In- volved actually were Red soldiers captured by the Allies and reclassl- flcd as civilians in an attempt to deny them eventual repatriation, Tsal also demanded an_accounl- of the Communist pris- oners who he said have been re- classified as South Koreans or civilians by the U. N. U. N Col. George Hickman said the Allies were prepared to give the account- Ing. Despite the bitter tone of the Communist protest, Ilickman said Tsal showed no sign of anger as he read It. The net result of the exchange appeared to be a slrenghtcnlng of Ihe Communist TV Program Ends in Disorder Calls for 12 Divisions by End of Year Sen, Robert A. Taft Republican presidential aspirant, speaking on the "Author Meets the Critic" television program In New York, charged that Tex McCrary (second from chairman of New York's Eisenhower-1'or-Presldent movement, had called him a "liar" in a recent book on foreign policy. The program was broken up by cheering and booing of the live audience, which included members of the "We Want Taft mostly young boys. Actress Fayc Emerson moderator of the program, pleaded with Taft and McCrary to change the subject and vainly tried to lecture the audience on eti- quette. George E. Sokolsky (second from also participated on the program. (NEA Telcphoto) GOP Receives Conflicting Advice WASHINGTON, (UP) Repub- icuns got conflicting advice from ival campaign camps on how to win and lose presidential elections The Elsonhower-for-PrcsIdcnt or- warned that the "old guard" may win the GOP national convention but lose the election by lominntlng Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio. Taft countered that the GOP can ose by compromising its princl- jles to get a few "mugwump" votes. The blast at the Republican 'old guard" came from Sen James H, Duff one of the leaders of the drive to win the GOP nom- nalion for Gen Dwlght D. Eiscn- invcr. "If the old guard Republican determination to hold put for re- ,egulnl.s and professionals insist on patrlatlon of all war prisoners and Internees. Last Man's Club Holds Reunion A seventh candle was lighted Thursday night at the Trinity Lutheran basement in memory of a deceased comrade al the oncc-a- ycar meeting the Last Man's organization of World War I vet- erans, which was founded on Feb. 21, 1944, with a charter member- ship of 69, Fifty comrades were present. The club member who died since the last meeting, Feb. 21, 1951 al St. Mary's cottage, was Leo J. Schmidt. His name was added to those of William B. Rellhev, Charles Bassetl, George A, achor, Perry Hilos, Guy Pcrinl and Elmer Stahlluit, Under terms of the charter, the Last Man's club will remain In ex- istence until there Is only one man left. At that time, he will open a botllc of wine and drink a toast to his deparled friends, The bottle, piaccd on the banquet table each year, is in custody of the sergeant- of-nrms. Thursday night's program featur- ed Thomas Younglove, St, Loirs, an FBI man who spoke on "Com- munism al Younglove had nominating a candidate whom they prefer irrespective of the candidate the overall public may indicate it wants, they may again prove their ability to dominate a convention and lose an Duff said in a speech al Miami, Fla, Friday night. "The rank and file of the Repub- lican parly must not underestimate the capacity of certain technical Republican old guard profession- als to lead the party down the drain again even in the face of the most favorable opportunities for Duff obviously aimed the barb at Tafl, who has widespread sup- port among organization Republic- ans, Taft plugged away at the Elsen- hower camp in a speech at Barrc, Vt. He' replied to arguments that Elsenhower should be nominated because polls indicate that the At- lantic defense commander has greater appeal to independent vot- crs. "We have had candidates before who were ahead of Democrals in the polls when nominated but who went downhill fast as they were forced lo take positions on controversial Issues or failed to present a definite philosophy to the he said. Taft said Ihe GOP can win only by an all-out attack on the "Immor- ality" the Truman administra- tion, Its "disastrous foreign pol- icy" and its "spending and taxing and bureaucratic regulation." been an undercover man for llic'voles can be won from Indepond- FBI in the Communist party for several- years. A short business mcellng follow- ed Younglove's talk. The proceed- ings were opened by R. W. Heidel- berg, president. New officers elected for the en- suing year are Ralph Irvln, presi- dent; George Bcrlcmunn, vice- president; W, C. Mclkamp, secre- tary; Dr. Wayne Cox, treasurer; Alvln Bohm, chaplain, Frank Fink, historian; and Gus Mcade, ser- Reanl-al-arms. Retiring off leers besides Holdel- acrg are Irvln, vice-president, Ed- ward Poos, secretary; Henry Krculler, treasurer; Emll Paul orgcanl-al-arms; and Otto Nem- nlch, historian. Individual pictures of I lie entire membership, mounted as one large photograph, were displayed at the meeting. ents and Democrats, he said, by a clear presentation of issues By UttMcd PrMI Robert T. Harvey testified Friday that ho wnnls a divorce because his wife, Ruth, doesn't talk enough. Harvey said at a hearing In Dc- Iroll that his wife's "weeks of si- lence" finally became deafening, Duffy's Taverns, a popular night club In Indianapolis lost its liquor license for 30 days for giving Ihe customers striptease acts along with their beer is taking no chances. The club re-opened Friday night featuring a "Gay 90's Revue" with showgirls bundled up to the chin In old fashioned costumes. Boys and Girls To Collect for' 'Y1 In a plan suggested by the young people themselves, YMCA boys am girls will call on Edwardsville people Monday to solicit furthei conlrllnilions and pledges to the 1952 "i' fund-raising campaign. James Hall, executive secretary of the YMCA. said the young people will be calling primarily upon for- mer contributors lo the associalior who have nol as yet been vlsltec during Ihe current drive. Hall said the young solicitors may also cal at homes where a YMCA slicker is not showing, indicating that the residents have not as yet made their contribution. They will have the entire day for raising funds since Monoay is a school holiday here. Each boy and girl collecting will be identified by a "I Am a YMCA Boostur" badge lo be worn. Con tributors will receive a similar badge and a door sticker. Tho young persons will meet at the YMCA at 9 a.m. Monday for in- slruciions and supplies. They will be 'Jlvi'Jed Into teams and the as- sociation board of directors has promised a prize for Ihc winning team. Army Awards Medal of Honor WASHINGTON, (UP) The Army has awarded the Medal of Honor to 2nd Lt. Jerome A. Sudut, Wausau, Wis., who lost his life in a single-handed assault on an enemy stronghold in Korea The 23-year-old platoon leader of the 25th Infantry Division had received a battlefield commission just one month before he per- formed the deed which won him the nation's highest military award. Sudul's platoon had been slopped by intense fire from an enemy bunker in an attack near Kumhwa, Korea, last September. Signalling to his men to give him covering fire, Sudut charged the bunker alone with a sub- machine gun and grenades. He killed three enemy troops and forced the rest to withdraw. Sudut was wounded in the assault but refused medical aid. He re- grouped his men for another attack on tin; bunker, which the enemy had reoccupled by underground passages, Accompanied by an automatic rifleman, who was quickly cut down, Sudut again charged into Ihc murderous close-range fire, Although wounded a second time, he continued his charge. When his ammunition ran out only three yards from the bunker, he stag- gered the remaining distance with his trench knife in hand. When tho platooli voachod the bunker, Sudut was found fatally wounded, lying on an enemy sol- dier, knife still In hand and buried In the Communist's body, The other three enemy troops in the bunker were slumped dead over their machine gun. Tho award was the 43rd Medal of Honor given by Iho Army In the Korean fighting. The Marino Corps iias awarded 12, end tho Alrforce and Navy each, Major Becomes Seventh Jet Ace TOKYO, William T. Whlsner, Shrcveport, La., has shot down his fifth Communist M1G-15 jet fighter to become history's seventh jet ace. To Unfreeze Sufficient Dollar Aid Already Allocated to Prance LISBON, Portugal, (UP) United Stales agreed Saturday to help I'Y..nce fulfill a rearmament program which calls for 12 army ilnisions by the end of this year. Under the agreement, the United States will unfreeze sufficient dol- lar aid already allocated to France, it was understood Tho agreement which came after three days of argument, cleared the way for the North A 11 a n tl c Treaty Organization Council to approve an experts' rc- Iport calling for about 50 divisions land more than tactical war in Western Europe by the end. France said that unless addition- al American aid was given It would have to scale down its rearmament goal to 10 divisions. France originally intended to raise 14 divisions. The agreement constitutes a compromise. The French delegation to the NATO conference said that if 14 divisions were raised, the country would need more than it could rai.se by taxation. H a goal of 12 divisions was set, Friucu would need the delegation said. They asked the United Stales to release Immediate- ly more than already allocated to France bul not yet spent. The agreement came after Sec- retary of State Dean Acheson per- sonally Joined top Americans and French cabinet ministers in the aid negotiations. Speaking for the Americans were Flying a Sabrcjet, Whisner blast- ed the Russian-built plane from the sky in a dogfight between 36 Sabres and 40 MIG's just south of the Yalu river in northwest Korea. A tabulation of official figures showed that it was the 361st enemy aircraft and MIG shot down since the start of the Korean war U.N. losses so far have totaled planes, all but 15 of them American Two other MIG's were damaged during Saturday's air battle Whisner scored his fifth "kill" when he went to the aid of a fellow pilot of the 51st Wing, Maj. Don E. Adams, Mount Clements, Mich., whose plane had been hit and was unable lo evade a pursuing MIG. "We were patrolling south of the Yalu when I heard Adams call for said Whisner. "I wenl in, firing all Ihc way, until I was within GOO feet of the MIG. There was an explosion in lost "ghost" airplane without his engine and R big puff of smoke radio or electric power for lights Defense Minister Robert Lovett, Secretary of the Treasury John and Mutual Security Administrator W. Avercll Har- rlmjm, Premier Edgar Faurc head- ed Die French delegation. The root of the trouble Is France's sick economy. France is pouring ever-increasing money and manpower into the anti-comunist struggle In Indo-China while trying to build up its European defenses and fighting runaway Inflation at home. St. Louis Alerted For 'Ghost' Plane ST. LOUIS, available facilities were alerted here for a came out of his tailpipe "I stayed on his tail until the pilot popped his canopy and bailed out. Then 1 joined Adams and covered him until ,he got safely back to the base." Said Adams: "I'm sure glad Whiz picked to- day to make that ace's rating. It really felt good to get thai MIG off my tail." The MIGs damaged during the dogfight wore credited to Col. Al- bert W. Schlnz, 1224 Ottawa Ave., Ottawa, and Capt. Ralph H. Ashby, Mesa, Ariz Other 5th Airforce fighters and fighter-bombers destroyed or dam- aged two railway bridges, 19 'reiglil cars, four trucks, two field nieces, four tunnels and 36 build- ings. Rails were cut in 85 places. Marine Panther jets killed at least 50 enemy troops north of Kumsong when they dropped which circled St. Louis for more than two hours looking desperately for a place to land. At one time Ihe plane roared low over cloud-shrouded Lambert air- port, but the craft was not sighted. And the pilot apparently did not he was over the field. A Navy ground control approach radar team tracked the plane In- termittently for the period from about 8 p.m. until p.m. Fri- day night. The plane was heading south away from St. Louis at the time the !ast contact was made The control tower operator at Lambert said the plane "obviously was in trouble." "Planes don't fly around in cloud like that unless they're in he said. Telephone calls fiom all over Ihe city were received at the conlrol pound bombs in the center o: what1 residents who heard appeared to be a snow-covered 'Icld. The "snow" wa- about 200 Red troops in winter camouflage. Activity along the 145-mile ground front slackened to a new ow. A brief 8th Army communique only "light patrol con- act" al a few places. Joy Uses Practice 3omb as Plaything COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. and police autho- rities were checking the origin Saturday of a 16-Inch practice as a play thing by a 13-year-old youth heri for more ban a year. The authorities were called when Danny Thompson and a playmate began to dismantle the ound it was loaded with a heavy and active charge of dynamite The boy, son of Mr. and Mn. C Thompson, told authorities he bomb was Riven lo him by his randmolhor, Mrs. Anna Darrlng- on, also of Colorado Springs, She aid she found it when she moved uto her home yoar ago. the low-flying aircraft over their homes The tower said there were no reports of a missing plane any- where in the area and there had been no reports of a crash. The tower operator said a Chi- cago and Southern Constellation piloted By Capt. Stewart Hopkins, Memphis, Tcnn., was radioed to attempt to find the plane visually. Hopkins, guided by the GCA learn, wenl to the area where the plane was thought to be. Hopkins stood ready to wsg the wings and blink the lights of his huge four-engine airliner to get the pilot of the small craft to follow him in a landing, but he wag un- able to find the plane. Ended SEATTLE, Wash., (UP) The Coast Guard has ended hearings into the causes of the sinking of the freighter Pennsylvania which went down Jau, 9 lu North Pacific storm. "Heavy storms In North Pacific no doubt sealed the fate her 46 said Capt. A. L. Dlckcrt. Dickert served as bend of the inquiry bowd, iWSPAPERf   

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