Edwardsville Intelligencer, December 4, 1952

Edwardsville Intelligencer

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Edwardsville Intelligencer, The (Newspaper) - December 4, 1952, Edwardsville, Illinois ANYTHING TO SELLt Try Want Ads Complete United PMM Thursday, December 4, 1952 91st Year intelligence? Dally No. IS 12 Pages' 5 Cents Cloudy through Friday. Occa- sional rain or drizzle Thurs- day night Not much ehangt in UmperaturM. Low Thurs- day night 36. High Friday 40. High Thursday, 40; low, 33. CIO Pledges to Open New Merger Talks With AFL Winner of Heated Election Battle to Begin Discussions BULLETIN Dulles and Acheson ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. (UP) Fiery Walter P. Reuther today won the presidency 'of the CIO in a dramatic roll-call vote victory over executive vice-president Allan S. Haywood. The 45-year-old auto workers union chief polled a hefty majority of votes over the old-line union or- ganizer to become the third presi- dent of the CIO and successor to the late Phillip Murray. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. The CIO today pledged thai new merger talks with the rival AFL will be opened by the winner of an election battle for a new union president. As the showdown in the fight for CIO leadership drew near, Auto Workers Chief Walter P. Reuther appeared sure to be chosen by the 700 delegates as the the late CIO President Philip Murray. Up to the last minute, rival forces backing executive vice- president Allan S. Haywood as- serted the fight would be taken to the election floor to be decided by a roll call vote Reuther backers were still negotiating, however, to- Bet unanimous agreement on the dynamic 45-year-old labor chief- tain. While the bargaining went on off- stage, the CIO's 14th annual con- vention unanimously endorsed a resolution calling on CIO officials to "advise the AFL of our willing- ness to meet and earnestly discuss honorable labor unity..." AFL President George Meany has made a standing bid to the CIO to join into one mammoth labor union. However, CIO leaders discounted chances of a quick merger. Haywood told applauding dele- gates "we are not going to go crawling" to the AFL. "We are for he said, "but not unity at the expense of the membership that comprises this great organization Federal Mediation Chief David L. Cole, noting the bitter election battle that spotlighted the week- long convention, warned the dele- gates that "there are people gloat- ing in this country over prospects Of disunity in the CIO." (Continued on Page 2) John Foster Dulles began breaking into his future job as secretary of state In Presiden-elect Eisenhower's cabinet with a change-of- admimstration conference with out-going Secretary Dean Aqheson (R) in the letter's office in the State Department in Washington. (NBA Telephoto) Schools Receive Gambling Money Striking Engineers Return to Work Representing funds seized as con- traband in two gambling raids more than years ago, checks totaling were mailed Thursday by County Supt of Schools Geoige T. Wiikins for distribution to the vari- ous pjublic school districts of the county. The involuntary "payoff" to the schools by the now-closed Hyde Park casino at Venice and the 200 Club at Madison is baSfed upon average daily pupil attendance in the respective school districts and other factors. The money was confiscated by state police when they raided the two gaming establishments May 12, 1950, under orders of Gov. Adlai Stevenson. The cash 63 from Hyde Park and from the 200 Club originally was turned over to State's Attorney Austin Lewis by the state police on order of County Judge Michael M. Kinney pending its final disposition. Last Nov. 14 Lewis, as one of his final acts before oeing succeeded office by Fred P Schuman, transferred the money to County Supt. Wiikins in complance with a court order the final one in the course of lengthy litigation which included appeals by the defendants Today's distribution to the schools is slightly more than 1 cent of one month's portion of the county school distributive fund The largest amount, (Continued on Page 2) PADUCAH, Ky. About workers at the billion-dollar atomic energy plant here returned o work today after a brief work caused by contempt of court proceedings against a union Britain to Cut Defense Program LONDON Minister Winston Churchill announced today that Britain will have to cut back Its defense production program for 1953 and must cancel or reduce contracts already some military placed. Churchill made his announcement to the House of Commons. The cutback will particularly af- fect aircraft production, Churchill Said. Output of present military planes Will be reduced, he said, while the government concentrates on intro- duction of newer and more ad- vanced warplanes. Churchill explained that his gov- ernment has still not overcome the Country's financial difficulties. He said that it understood its Committments under the North At- lantic Treaty Pact with the clear Understanding that the defense pro- gram depended on the financial Situation. The defense budget for this year amounts to including in defense production, Churchill said, and defense produc- tion expenditure for 1953 must not go above this year's figure. Any greater load, Churchill said, would fall on the engineering in- dustry which must be the backbone Af the country's commercial export trade. He admitted that it will be im- possible to solve the defense cut- back problem by spreading deliv- 0ries forward into future months. Britain's economic position will lie aided somewhat, he said, by the act that it will be able to sell to ellow North Atlantic Treaty Or- [anization countries, and other friendly nations, military equip- ment which will not only contribute to help the defense of the free but help to balance British Stock Truck Damaged By Overheated Gear-Box The axle gear-box a double- decker livestock truck loaded with hogs became overheated Thursday morning and ignited one of its tires before a passing motonsi could hail the machine at the in tersettion of Buchanan and Van dalia streets. The Edvvardsville file depart ment's small pumper extinguished the flames. Fire Chief Dennis Hentz said the truck was owned by Glen Hunter, East S Louis, at the plant. One-thousand AFL operating en- jineers walked but Wednesday to go to Ciicuit Court where the union and an international repre- sentative, Arthur Watkins, were charged with contempt in a 000 suit filed by a rival union. Judge Holland G. Bryan found both the union and Watkins guilty of contempt for failure to produce records subpenaed by the rival union, the Operating Engineers of Centucky. The Kentucky union charged hi ts suit that the AFL union had collected in dues but union members had no say in union affairs It sought recovery of the dues. Judge Brvan said he would put te matter of fining the AFL union over until January and ask a jury to consider it. He said he could not line the union more than but a jury could fine up to Bryan gave Watkins until Jan. 5 to "purge" himself of the contempt charge by bringing the subpenaed records to court. He said that if Watkins failed to produce the recoids by Jan. 5 he would be sent to jail. The union members walked out Wednesday, apparently to show their strength. Many crowded into the courtroom while the contempt proceedings were being hoard. The management of the plant stopped all work after the engin- ers walked out as an "economy measure." Meanwhile, a partial work stop- page continued at the Shawnee steam electric plant, which will supply part of the power for the AEC plant. Bolleimakers at the plant set up picket lines Tuesday night to pro- test firing of two workers. Wednes- day about 500 workers refused to cross "the lines. Today almost 800 of the workers at the plant crossed the lines. UN Peace Plan To Be Forwarded To Communists North Korea, Red China Will Be Invited To Accept Proposal UNITED NATIONS, N (UP) Assembly President Les- ter B. Pearson of Canada said today the United Nations Korean peace plan will be forwarded to Communist China and North Korea tonight or Friday. The plan is the Indian compro- mise, based on non-foicible repa- triation of prisoners, which was approved by the General Assembly Wednesday in a 54-5 vote. Despite the plan's blunt rejection by Russia in the U. N. and state- ments against it by Pelping and Pyongyang authorities, the assem- bly instructed Pearson to nicate it to the oriental Reds and "invite their acceptance." Pearson- told a news conference the plan probably would be handed to the Chinese Communists by the representative of one of the U. N. members maintaining diplomatic relations with Peiping. India, Sweden or Britain might be chosen. The plan- will be cabled to the North Koreans, Pearson.said, dis- missing the possibility that it might be communicated through the U. N. negotiators at Panmunjom, Its decks cleared temporarily of the Korean debate, the General Assembly turned today to the touch; problem of French-Tunisian relations. High diplomatic sources dis- closed that chief French delegate Henri Hoppenot has been instructed New Jet Fighter Sen. Douglas Advocates Offensive in Korea ATLANTA (UP) Sen. Paul Douglas today advocated an offen- sive in Koifp attei first calling upon allies of the United Nations to kick in more help. The Illinois Democrat, amplify- ing on a speech delivered along lie same lines at St. Petersbrg, Fla., Wednesday night, estimated :hat at least one or two additional American divMons would be need- ed to mount such an offensive, regardless of help from other nations. Douglas acknowledged "it would be fatal to lose Korea' but added that "on the other hand if the war were enlarged to take in China we might get involved in a third world war." The senator said that in his opinion "there is still room for maneuvering on the Korean Pen- insula itself and we ought as rapid- ly as the military situation permits to take the offensive." Fresh off production line is this first production model of the Thunderstreak, sleek new high-speed, swept-wing F-84F jet fight- er now being produced by Republic Aviation Corp at Farmingdale, Y., for the U. S. and NATO air forces. It is expected to set records for speed, range, and load carrying Speed is in the "more than 600-MPH (NBA Telephoto) Durkin Cancels Visit With Ike Roks Beat Back 3 Commie Attacks (Continued on Page 2) Newsettes By United Russell H. Eatots 18, of Buflalo, N. Y was given an indefinite ferm m Elmira Reformatory Wednesday after he was convicted of switch- ing license plates, driving without a Jicense, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident involv- ing 12 automobiles and committing malicious damage to a police car. He also faces an auto theft charge Police said he had stolen the hot rod he was driving. Harvard students at Cambridge, Mass., have been given permission to entertain woman visitors in their rooms until 11 o'clock on Saturdays and holiday evenings following a student request for recognition of the "maturity and responsibility of Harvard under- Rep. Bryon G. Rogers, said Thursday at Washington he will introduce in the new Congress a bill designed to give "lower in- come groups" a break on income taxes. Rogers told a reporter his bill would exempt the first of a persons' income from fedeial income taxes. Mrs. Ellen Burden Stevenson will arrive in the capital Thursday night while her ex-husband, Gov. Adlai E Stevenson, is attending a White House dinner. There is no likelihood the divorced couple will meet. Mrs Stevenspn planned a two-day visit with her mother, Mrs. John Alden Carpenter, at the Sales Tax Rules Altered by State Springfield E. Halpin, Illinois director of reve- nue announced Thursday that the Department of Revenue is chang- ing eight of its retailers' occupa- tion tax regulations. The af- fected are Rules 2, 9, 17, 50 and 51 and Article 2 of the Rules and Police Query 'Grandpa' About Bank Robberies LOS ANGELES, Calif. (UP) Police questioned a 60-year- old man today in the belief he may iave put on skirts and "blouses :o pose as the "sweet little old .ady" who has robbed three banks oe about Officers became suspicious that 'Grandma" a notorious bank ban- dit, might really be "Grandpa" in disguise when they found a man's wardrobe in the hotel room of Alfred N. Hughes afte- h. was arrested for attempted robbery Wednesday night. The costume found in the elder- ly man's room generally fits the descrption of "Grandma's" sedate attire, said Capt. Harry Didion of the robbery squad. Hughes, an ex-convict with a record of 55 arrests "dating back to 1902, walked into an airlines ticket office and announced to Miss Orla Wang, 25, pretty blonde "I want the money." As she reached for the cash drawer, Miss Wang stepped on an alarm button and then grappled with the xelderly man untE other employes helped hold him until police arrived. Detectives sent to his hotel room for a routine search U t then tfiat his female trappings were discovered. Didion said Hughes, who refused ;o tal kabout the clothes, was. of slight build, with soft featiues that could easily be utilized for mas- querading is an elderly woman. FBI agents, meanwhile, were wondering about the authenticity of a note which they said may have been written by the pistol- packing Grandma. The writer of the Tftcte, which may have been composed by a crank, said she is indeed a grand- mother and is robbing banks to build lor her SOQ fight- ing in Korea. "I spent a fortune giving him a line education at the best schools. But all he ever learned was how to rob. "Now I have to rob in order to take care of my son and myself the note said. It was one of several letters re- ceived by federal agents and police since Grandma struck for the third time last week. Portions of the letter released by the FBI Wednesday disclosed that Grandma believed two more hold- ups would complete her "Nestegg" and that she would then retire from banditry. Sulgrave Club. Stevenson, a house guest of President and Mrs. Tru- man, will return to Springfield, 111., Friday. When Gov, Adlai E Stevenson was about to enter a limousine in WasBtngton for the ride to the White House Wednesday night, he noticed a woman carrying a sign reading' "Retrieve with Steve." Posing for photographers with her, he remarked: "That's the best sign I've seen yet." Gov. Adlai E. Stevenson slept Wednesday night in the White House bed once used by Abraham Lincoln. It. was a rare privilege for Stevenson, who reveres Lin- coln's home in Springfield, 111., cratic presidential nomination last July, Stevenson went alone to Lin- coln's home in Springfiield, 111, to contemplate the task ahead of him. Municipal Judge 'Howard W. Brooks of Des Moines, la., today turned down prisoner Silliam f. Keenan who asked for a pre-Christ- mas release from the last 20 days of his term as an expression of "good will toward Keenan has been jailed 247 tmes for intoxication, 16 times for vagrancy and 20 times for larceny. The latest women's fads is the wearing of plastic labels from meat displays on their la- pels. The labels read: "Take "I'm Tender" and "Take Advant- age." NEW YORK, of Labor-designate Martin P Durkin, whose appointment threatened to end the political truce between President-elect Eisenhower and Sen. Robert A. Taft, cancelled his scheduled visit to Eisenhower's headquarters today. There was no immediate expla- nation at the general's headquar- ters for the change in plans. Dur- kin remained in Chicago and his wife said he would attend to "strictly confidental" business He would not be available to reporters, she said. Cancellation of Durkin's appoint- ment resulted in one of the quietest days at Eisenhower's headquar- ters since the election. No other appointments were scheduled, ei- ther at the general's Commodore Hotel offices or at His Mormngside Drive residence. Gov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, who will be assistant to the president in the new admin- istration, and Mrs. Adams arrived Wednesday night. He was expected to spend most of the day at the general's headquarters, working with Arthur H. Vandenberg. Jr., Eisenhower's secretary. Durkin, who became the new ad- ministration's first controversial figure when Tafl made a bitter attack on his selection, had only kind words for Taft. -The Ohio Re- publican's attack on him was not believed to have influenced Dur- kin's decision today to cancel his projected tirst visit to Eisenhow- er's headquarters. Taft, in his first attack on Eisen- hower cabinet appointments, had described the general's selection of Durkin, a Democrat who had sup- ported Illinois Gov. Adlai Steven- son for president, as "incredible." But Durkin declined Wednesday to discuss Taft's criticism. "Senator Taft's remarks about my appointment were not a per- sonal attack" on Durkin said. Taft, whose own recommenda- tions for the labor post had been ignored, made .it'clear at the time he criticized the Durkin appoint- ment that he was not attacking Regulations and Bulletins 4 and 11. Halpin said that the rule changes Archibald Cox Resigns Post as WSB Chairman Members Protest Truman's Approval of Miners' Wage Boost WASHINGTON Archibald Cox resigned from the Wage 'stabilization board today In protest against President Truman's approval of a SI.90 daily wage in- crease for coal miners and the whole wage program came to a standstill. Formal announcement of cox's resignation was expected from the White House later today. And en masse resignations by industry members of the wage board also were expected. Cox, along with Industry --and public me libers of the board, had improved a wage increase of for John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers and said anything beyond that would be inflationary. Meanwhile, industry members of the wage board meetings and called an emergency meeting for tonight either in Wash- ington or New York to decide their future course. It was expected that many, if not all, would resign. The walkouts would cripple the entire wage stabilization program m the waning days of the Truman administration Meanwhile, industry members charged that the administration SEOUL, Korea, South Korean infantrymen rolled liand grenades down the ice-crusted slopes of Pinpoint Hill Thursday, smashing back three Chinese at- tacks against the key height on Sniper Ridge. The ROK troops fought through a rain of potato-masher grenades and exploding satchel charges to recapture Pinpoint from the Reds Wednesday night. It was the 18th time they have retaken Pinpoint Hill since Oct. 14, when the battle of the Kumhwa Ridges began. The Reds held the height less lan a day, winning possession of shortly after midnight Wednes- have been made necessary by theipurposely held up Mr Truman.s ay. Temperatures fell to a new low" n the Sniper Ridge area of the ientral Front, freezing the snow to jagged dirty crust that slowed ie movements of attacking Red nfantrymen. The Reds continued to pour infan- ry waves from their tunnels and aves of the Yoke on the northern ip of Smper. But the ROK troops, gam firmly entrenched on the rest, beat them off. U. N. fighter-bombers ranged the vhite-eovered battlefront again at awn today with the lifting of the loud cover' over the Korean Penin- ula. Allied warplanes smashed for the econd straight day at Red supply reas north of Kumhwa and Chor- won, anchor cities of the Reds' 'Iron Triangle "We leveled their strong point :rom one end to the said ?irst JLt. Kmgsley G. Purton Jr Birmingham, Mich after 'one se- 'ies of low-level attacks. "In fact, ve almost blew the top off the the Chicago labor leaders charac- Ohio senator, who haS ter. The failed three times to win the Re- publican presidential nomination but joined the Eisenhower forces following the GOP convention in Chicago last July, remarked'thai Durkin had advocated outright .ap- peal of the Taft-Hartley Act. Durkin said Wednesday, how- ever, he has "no intention of try- ing to scuttle" the law which Taft co-authored. Durkin also declined to discuss a possible fight by Taft support- ers to prevent confii mation of his appointment. "Don't forget, I'm just a, desig- nated he said. AVOID THE RUSH! Sonny's set his heart on A trip out to the moon, And he'll need a space suit So buy it very soon. hill." Twelve American Sabrejets tan- gled with 30 MIG-15 jets in a wild melee over MIG AJley hi north- western Korea. One MIG was shot down. B-29 Superforts attacked during :he nigljt, dropping 150 tons of ex- jlosives on Conjmunist troop and supply areas deep in North Korea. Illinois Supreme court's recent de- cision in the case of Modern Dairy company vs. Department of Rev- enue ana that the rule changes are being made after careful study and after consultation with and approv- al by Attorney General Ivan A. Elliott. The new rules will become ef- fective Dec. 13. Halpin explained that, in sub- stance, the new rules will tax sales to persons who are engaged in service occupations and who inci- dentally transfer the property to others in connection with render- ing service. Some examples of newly taxed transactions are sales of building materials of all kinds to construc- tion ''contractors for use in con structing improvements to real estate; sales of repair parts and materials to repairmen for use in doing repair work for others; sales of upholstering materials to up- holsters for use in doing upholster- ing work for others, sales of med- ical supplies to doctors and veterin- arians for use in their professions; sales of medicine to druggists for use in filling prescriptions sales of medical supplies, food and beverages to hospitals for con- sumption by paying and non-pay- ing patients; sales of eyeglasses and related items to occulists and optometrists for use in fitting pat- ients; sales and materials to those special order producers, such as custom tailors, who are considered to be engaged in service business- es: sales of hair preparations, lo- tions and other similar items to barbers and beauticians for use in rendering services for others; sales of clothes hangers, sacks and other containers to launderers and dry cleaners for use in returning gar ments to their customers; sales ol dye to purchasers for use in dye ing garments for others, and sales of food and beverages to non-profi social clubs and service organiza tions for use in serving members guests and others. The legislature amended the lav so as to tax transactions of thu (Continued on Page 2) age-raising announcement until 6 m. Wednesday after industry embers and industry representa- ves on regional boards had fin- lied a meeting in New York. They aimed the administration did thii that the industry members ould not be together to issue an mmediate statement. Mr. Truman touched off the re- olt late Wednesday when he ruled lat soft coal miners could get the ull increase negotiated ir them by the United Mine Work- rs chieftain, John L Lewis In- ustry and public members of the wage board had ruled in October hat any increase above be inflationary. Mr. Truman said he acted to void passing on "any major eco- omic disturbance" to te incom- ng- Republican administration clear reference to Lewis' threat (Continued on Page 2) Key Republicans Deny Split Between Ike, Taft WASHINGTON Re- wagging, started by Taft himself publicans agreed today, that Eisen- hower headquarters made an "in- credible'.' blunder in not tipping Sen. Robert A. Taft on the pend- ing appointment of Martin P, Dur- kin as secretary of labor. They denied, however, _thajt an open split, had occurred between President-elect Eisenhower an d the Ohio senator. The used by Taft in blasting Eisenhower's ap- pointment of Durkin, was bandied about in GOP circles but in a dif- ferent context. There was general agreement that the Eisenhower camp should have given Taft no- tice that he was being handed a bitter pill to swallow. One result of the Taft blow-up, according to several Republicans who did not want to be quoted by name, was to make it more probable that Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hampshire will grab the Senate Republican floor leadership to head "off a battle for, the post between Taft and pro-Eisenhower Republicans. There was a good deal of finger- in the direction of Herbert Brown ell Jr, Eisenhower's attoimey. gen eral-designate and a close advise cabinet appointments. Even staunch Eisenhower me said the usually suave Browne' should have passed advance wor to Taft that an AFL official, wh was a Democrat to boot, was be ing named secretary of labor Taft's friends said it was Brown ell who got Taft's recommenda turns of two other men for th labor post and actually got Ta to do spade work on.investigatin the fitness of some of those sug gested for cabinet posts. Both sides we're in agreernen that Taft's blast does not mea open political war. The Eisenhower men said it moved for good any suggestio "that the incoming President QUiry immeaia Taft's man." Jury's charges. .ie Gives Warning [o UN Employes Secretary General Trygve Lie warned a group of close-mouthed Americans employed by the United Nations they must decide today whether they want to answer Sen- ate committee questions on Com- munism or lose their jobs. Informed sources aid Lie hand- ed down the "talk or be fired" ultimatum in letters sent to em- ployes who had refused to answer certain questions asked by the Mc- larran Internal Security subcom- mittee. Lie said he wanted the unwilling witnesses to notify- htm by letter oday'they had informed the Me- "arran group they would answer questions they previously had ducked. The informants said Lie was leeding the advice given last Sun- day by a team of three eminent jurists who recommended the fir- ng of any employe belonging to the U.S Communist party or re- fusing to talk about alleged sub- versive activities in this country. Lie turned to the jurists for their opinions last month -after he had fired one reluctant witness, sus- pended another and given "special leave" to almost a dozen more. The ultimatum was revealed on- ly a few hours after the Interna- tional Monetary Fund, an agency of the U.N., announced In Wash- ington it had fired its year secretary, Frank Coe, for re- fusing to Senate investigators whether he had belonged to a war- time spy ring. A grand jury in New York also issued a presentment Tuesday charging there is a "concentration of disloyal Americans" in high UN. positions. The grand jury also charged that the Justice Department had inter- fered with its investigation. Short- ly afterward, Cfiairman Frank L. Chelf (D-Ky.) said his. House committee investigating the Jus- tice Department had begun an in- quiry immediately into the grand Taft's man. Taft men said that they still be- lieve that Elsenhower is in dead earnest getting along with Taft. They said Taft means it too, and they are betting that hereafter there will be better liai- son work between the two. Coe had refused to tell an in- ternal Security subcommittee in New York last Monday whether he was engaged in espionage while the Monetary Fund was being formed at Bretton Woods, N.H., in 1944. NFWSPAPFK! ;