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   Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - December 8, 1950, Kokomo, Indiana                                THE KOKOMO TOL 36 CITY EDITION KOKOMO FRIDAY DECEMBER 8 1950 TWENTYEIGHT PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS Ready Plans loniFor Lighting Contest Issue Removed State Men Toss Out Remonstrance Against Proposal The remonstrance against the proposed Taylor township bond is sue for the construction of a con solidated grade school in the town ship has been denied by the state board of tax commissioners it was disclosed Friday at the county au ditors office This opens the way for the Tay lor township board to seek approval of the proposed bond issue with which it hopes to construct the school building R M Kelsay trustee of the town ship said Friday that the tax boards decision was received here Friday Plans already are under way to conduct a board meeting for the purpose of starting efforts to get approval of the bond issue First it was explained the town ship board must appropriate the money that would be derived from the sale of bonds A meeting for this purpose probably will be con ducted next week Kelsay said The appropriation must be made be fore approval of the bond issue is granted to indicate the intended use of the The appropriation must be ad vertised and then the proposal will be forwarded to the state tax board for study it was understood The recent decision from the tax board was concerned only with whether or not the petition for the bond issue or the remonstrance against it was to be allowed Kel said The boards decision was to rule out the remonstrance against the proposed bond issue The trustee said that he and the township board members now will sound out township residents con cerning the location of the proposed building and the type of structure Actual issuance of the bonds will not come until after the tax board has again studied the matter to make sure the procedure of the board has been correct and also to ascertain that the bond issue will not be in excess of the legal limit of bonded indebtedness for the township The latter fact already lias been determined unofficially by t the board it was explained since the re monstrance would not Slavebeen denied if the proposed bond issue had exceeded the townships limit of debt Taylor township now has three grade Oakford Hem lock and Ctenter High school stu dents from the township are transferred to surrounding high schools Some of these students go to the Kokomo High school Oth ers go to the Eastern school Greeatown and others are sent to Sharpsville Township officials have proposed that lialf of the bond be charged against the civil township the remaining half will be charged against the school township The money that would be gained by such a bond issue would be combined with cumulative build ing funds available to the township for the construction of the pro posed building All Shipping To China Is Banned Washington Dec Commence department today banned American ships and planes from carrying strategic materials anywhere in the world destined for Communist China or Soviej Europe The ban is effective immediately It applies to movement of weapons fissionable materials or strategic industrial goods consigned between any two points outside the UniteS Stales even intermediary points i l3xe goods are to go to those areas The ban likewise was made ap plicable to shipments destined for Hong Kong or Macao the British and Portugese ports of China to insurethat goods will not be for warded from those ports into Com China itself Kokomos Junior Chamber of Commerce announced Friday that t has completed plans for its an nual Christmas lighting contest and that entries now are open and will remain open to and including Friday December 15 An entry blank for persons to fill n if they wish to compete for the merchandise prizes that are to be offered may be found on page 11 of todays Tribune The blank will je printed in The Tribune each day hrough December 15 Entries are o be mailed to the Junior Chamber of Commerce Postoffice Box 209 Forrest Smith chairman of the Jaycee committee in charge of the jvent announced the names of five udges and said that judging will cover several nights He said the primary judging will take place December 18 and 19 and the final judging will be on December 20 Short Is Named Press Secretary Washington Dec ident Truman today appointed Jos eph H Short Washington cor respondent of the Baltimore Sun as presidential press secretary Announcement of Shorts selec tion was made by Stephen T Early who has been acting as press sec retary since Charles G Boss died suddenly Tuesday night Indiana Fair this afternoon and Saturday except cloudy extreme north this afternoon and increasing south portion Somewhat warmer Saturday Low tonight 1015 north 1520 south High Saturday 2832 north 3040 south Diminishing winds tonight Tribune Weather Report For 24hour period ending 2 p m Friday Maximum 28 minimum 12 At 2 p m Friday 30 Reading December 8 1949 Max imum 38 minimum 28 Sun sets Friday at p m Sun rises Saturday at a m Radio Tonight Nero Wolfe Detective Sam Spade Drama 8 Monty AVoolley Anne SSavern 9 Life of Kiley Songs for Sale Hour S Up Fo larole Broadways My Beat 9 Tribe Your Word SEast and Bex Alien Show to Midwest Fat Man Detects IHs Is FBI S Ozzie and Harriet Th Sheriff Bandstand TT S Dance Show 8 Air Force Program Football Program Little Radio and Television ABC and New York Bout Bob Murphy VE Jimmy Beau Television UBC7 Quiz Kids We The Peo Sflc SigrJStory CBSrS Friday Theater Hurricane Pilgrim HUT Morton Downey SDwenty 8 Pulitzer Playhouse Tonaa Hold That vCamera 9 Photographs of the winning dis plays in each classification are to be taken Thursday night Decem ber 21 There will be four classifications this year as follows 1 window 2 roof 3 porch or lawn and 4 school Last year there was no classifi cation for schools and several schools made up some attractive displays anyway This year Smith said the Jaycees decided to set up a category for schools in case the school children wished to arrange decorations First prize in each classification will be a merchandise certifi cate and second and third prizes will be merchandise certificates Householders may enter one or more of the first three classifica tions Smith explained He said Continued en Page 7 Column 3 Enjoin Payment For New Street Dec 13 Set For Murder Hearing to Circuil Court Murder charges against Elijah 3ook will be heard in the Howard circuit court on December 13 ac cording to a new trial date set up ihe court Friday The trial of the threecount mur der indictment against the 39year old Kokomo man was scheduled to begin in court on Thursday of this week but was postponed because me ofthe courtappointed defense ittorneys was unable to be present or the trial Cook is charged with the butcher knife slaying of Mrs Sarah Shank in The indictment against him was returned by a Howard county grand jury in September Greneral Holiday Furloughs Cancelled Washington Dec army today cancelled a general 10 day Christmas furlough for soldiers in training camps The announcement said training will continue through the holiday season at all camps in the United States except on Christmas day and New Tears day The army explained that com manders at camps and posts may grant leave to men who can be spared in order to give them time to go home for the holidays The army originally planned to suspend training for the tw8 holi day weekends only but on Novem ber 11 announced that a general training holiday would be granted from December 23 through Jan uary 1 Spokesmen explained here that the purpose of the shortened holi day period was to prevent any break in the intensive training program x Eruption Temporary Order Issued by Court Hearing Date Set A temporary restraining to prevent the Kokomo Board of Public Works from settling the bill on the East Mulberry street resurfacing job was issued Thurs day afternoon by the Howard circuit court A hearing January 8 will deter mine whether or not the restrain ing order against the works board will be continued The restraining order was issued after a petition for an injunction had been filed in the circuit court to block the city board of works from paying for the street project before analytical tests of the job can be made to test the work manship in the street In the action Edward T Hicks 1240 East Mulberry street has al leged that the bituminous concrete was improperly laid and that the work was faulty The plaintiff alleges also that the contractor Dee S Mohr failed to comply with the terms of the citys ordinance for the construc tionproject The filing of the suit Is the aftermath of a works board meet ing Monday morning in which George Tobias attorney retained by some of the residents of the area said his clients were not satisfied with the quality of the street At that time the works board agreed to have samples taken from the street and sent down to India Continutd on 7 Column 5 Wage Increase Is Agreed On At Continental Boost in Hourly Pay To Average Around 16 Cents Continental Steel corporation and the United Steelworkers of Amer ica CIO announced Friday that they had signed agreements pro viding for wage increases similar to those that were put into effect December 1 by most of the prin cipal steel producers As in the case of these other companies the increases will be effective as of December 1 The earnings of hourly tonnage and piecework employes will by the provisions of these contracts be increased by an amount of 12 cents per hour plus an additional half cent per hour for each job class above class No 1 The total hourly increases range from 12 to 22 cents for the job classes affecting the local steel plant and average approximately 16 cents per hour It was stated by company offi cials that salaried employes are being given a 10 percent increase in monthly pay with some additional adjustments in the lower salary brackets These salary increases are also effective December 1 It was estimated that the total increased annual labor costs to the company based on the 1950 op erating rate would be more than a million dollars These increased labor costs it was stated by the company will be only partially offset by higher prices on the products manufac tured by the company since the price increases effective as of De cember 6 were not as great in some instances as those applied by other steel producers The company said that these new prices do not cover increased pro duction costs incurred by higher purchase prices of raw materials and supplies and that such costs have been mounting rapidly during the past few months The company and the union signed the new contracts late Fri day morning after the members of the two locals at the company No 1054 and No 3601 had ratified the terms at meetings held Thursday night and Friday The proposals had been made to the union negotiating committee Wednesday and the committee Sin turn submitted them to the union membership for approval Ambassador Seoul Korea President Rhee Dec today appointed former Prime Minister Lee Bum Suk as ambassador to Nationalist China Lee who succeeds Shin1 Suk Woo is scheduled to leave Sunday for Formosa Otis Gerhari Welfare Director Dies of Leukemia in Ohio Hospital Moscow Dec reported today that a giant volcano erupted from the depths of the Cas pian sea December 4 and spewed up an estimated six million tons 6J forming an island 60 miles off the coast of Baku VTI m Soviet Dies Moscow Dec The death of Maj Gen Andrei Kosti kov 51 designer of aviation equip ment and a member of the Soviet Academy of Science was reported today he had received many state decorations and honors Otis A Gerhart director of the Howard County Welfare depart ment one of the most widely known public officials in Howard county and formerly prominent in Ameri can Legion and Kiwanis club circles died Friday morning at 5 oclock in University hospital at Columbus O He was 59 years old Death was due to leukemia a blood infection with which he had been ill three years Weakened oy the disease he contracted pneu monia and this was the immediate cause of death Mr Gerharts disease generally regarded as incurable was discov ered three years ago last Septem ber He underwent a number of treatments some of them experi mental that had been proposed by medical science and finally went to Columbus to consult one of the foremost authorities on leukemia At the Columbus hospital he took several treatments including an in ternal radioactive solution and while these brought temporary im provement in his condition there was no permanent progress toward recovery Mr Gerhart continued to be ac tive in his post as welfare director until two weeks before his death He was taken to the Columbus hos pital last Saturday after remain ing for a week at St Joseph hos pital here He was aware of the seriousness of his condition and accepted it philosophically remarking on sev Good Fellows Have Been Aiding Deserving Children Since 1910 The Good Fellows fund now be ing raised by voluntary donations Offers the only Christmas hope for hundreds of children whose parents earn only enough to meet living expenses or pay for the cost of ill nesses Since 1910 the Good Fellows have been taking this community responsibility on their shoulders determined to see that children who have little will not be forgot ten at Christmas time This is the 40th year philanthropic movement has been providing gifts for young sters The fund has brought a gleam of happiness to childish and gratitude from fathers and mothers who look to the generosity of others to help mas a glad day for their children The Good Fellows fund has brought a glow of good feeling not only to those parents whom it sists over a difficult time in vlife but also to those who give the money to make it a successful ven ture The fund seeks not only to meet the childish desires for a toy or two at Christmas and some candy and fruit which all children think of as part of the Christmas season but it also sends an article of warm clothing to each child on its list Thus stockings underwear gloves mittens and other items that mean so much to children who have only the most meager wardrobe for winter weather are purchased along with the toys and candy Good Fellows Fund Previously Reported Mrs John Parks Hot Mill Crew SO Conti nental Tri Kappa Associate Jimmy Total OTIS A GEBHABT eral occasions that he felt lucky to have lived as long as he had once the disease first affected him Born in County Born October 15 1891 on a farm in Howard township he was one of nine children of Daniel and Mollie E Gerhart He was educated in the grade schools of the town ship at Kokomo High school and at Kokomo Business college He started working as a doorto door salesman at the age of 17 wes employed in a general store and later engaged in the realv estate business with his brother G Delton Gerhart Their firm started in 1912 was known as Gerhart Brothers and the partnership was main tained until about a year ago The brothers developed seven sub divisions in Kokomo comprising 270 acres One of these subdivisions is Forest park The firm also pro moted 59 subdivisions elsewhere in Continued en 7 Column 4 SHOPPING PAYSlSFTf Deny Imminence Of Price Control Truman and AI tlee Ending Conference Barkley and Cabinet BULLETIN Washington Dec President Truman and Prime Minister Attlee said today they hope for a peaceful settlement of the Korean crisis but that if the Chinese Communists do not share this attitude the United Nations will decide what action to take For our the two as serted in a final communique on their weeklong talks we declare in advance our firm re solve to uphold the principles of the Charter Washington Dec dent Truman and Prime Minister Attlee began the windup sessions of their conferences on the world decided that the precise next steps crisis today and asked VicePresi dent Barkley and members of Mr Trumans cabinet to meet with them This was taken to mean the meet ing was chiefly for a review of what has been accomplished rather than being aimed at reaching fur ther decisions Gen J Lawton Collins army chiefofstaff was called in to give a report on his flying visit to Korea Reach Defense Agreement The President and Prime Minis ter were reported to have reached wide agreement on European de fense measures but tohave had less success in welding a common front on Far Eastern policy The two are understood to have to be taken on Korea and Commun ist China aside fronvpending moves in the IT must await evidence A as to whether United Nations forces can hold on there and B whether there is any chance of ne gotiating an acceptable settlement with the Chinese Communists The British are understood to have opposed various American suggestions for possible new meas ures against the Chinese Reds if the military situation continued to grow worse on the grounds that they would result in a wasteful and indecisive limited The American ideas for action which might be taken through the United Nations were reported to include a blockade of the China coast Yankees Fighting Way Through Commie Trap 45 Miles pacing Marines and GIs Before Safety BULLETIN Northeast Front Korea Dec 8 great column of U S Marines and soldiers desperately battling south from Changjin reservoir area made good prog ress today against intense email arms fire from the encircling Chinese Reds U S Tenth corps headquarters announced tonight Tokyo Dec of American and Allied troops bat tled desperately to break through fiery Red Chinese traps today in efforts to reacli the Korean east coast for probablemass removal Chinese forces were reported close behind one retreating force of at the Koto airstrip on both sides of a canyon trail leading down to the sea and ahead of them near their expected place of em barkation on the Sea of Japan at Hungnam Thousands of others scattered in the northeast were trying to reach the escape port In northwest Korea only patrol contact was reported along the newlyformed Eighth army defense line Top American naval and marine officers conferred secretly on a ship off the stormy east coast A U S Eighth army source said some Al lied South Korean troops in the far northeast already had escaped by eea The big question was how many others in the northeast could reach the coast lighting Through Trap At the most critical spot the S marines and dough boys and a few in the midst of a tankled drive to break out of a foursided Chinese trap south of Changjin reservoir Reds entrenched on dominating ridges and shielded by a snowstorm from Allied air attack raked the column with heavy fire The Leathernecks and infantry men moved slowly down a steep iceglazed and snowy mountain trail from Koto eight miles south Continued on 7 Column 5 Nurse School FundKidesUp To The nurses hoine building drive pushed up to Friday as 525 in additional pledges was re ported to the general chairman of the campaign L O Williams Williams announced that the 525 gain over Thursdays total in cluded from industrial con cerns from industrial sal aried more from surgeons and from Kokomo Elks Lodge No 190 In the industrial division was pledged by the Central States Products corporation by the Midwest Chemical and Plating cor poration by the Bugher Manu facturing company and by the Kokomo Polishing shop Members of the medical profes sion added to the in pledges that they had reported Thursday bringing their total to The Elks club voted a dona tion at its regular meeting Thurs day night This contribution is listed under the special gifts classi fication Williams said the reported from industrial salaried employes is only a partial report from that division The chairman said that the or ganization which has charge of canvassing stores and individuals has been somewhat slow in getting started and its first report is yet to be made He said this division should have a reportready by early next week Gen Collins Reports Forces Can Hold Line Without More Losses Washington Dec army chief of staff said on his re turn from Korea today that our forces there will be able to take care of themselves without fur ther serious Gen J Lawton Collins told re porters he based his belief upon a personal inspection of the war front and conferences with Gen Douglas MacArthur and his principal Afield commanders Collins left hurriedly ago for the Far East immediately after the sudden reversal of Allied for tunes At the airport where he com pleted the trip today he repeated what he said in Seoul several days ago that the situation that has developed in Korea was caused by the intervention of strong Chinese Communist Collins said he could not disclose publicly the details of his findings or his conversations in Korea but that he would report fully and im mediately to the joint chiefs of He commented he had gone tc area to find out how the army couldl tip and sup port the forces Slow Warmup in State Begins With Storm Moving Eastward Hazardous Roads Reported North South Fears Flood Indianapolis Dec slow warmup began moving into Indiana today but snowdrifts be gan piling up as the storm swirled northward into Michigan Drifting imperiled traffic on the busy highways of northern Indi ana and the snows continued there this morning The weather bureau expected the storm to move completely out of the state during the day though there was a prospect of some more light snow flurries State police reported U S 41 especially dangerous as far south as Kentland in northwestern In diana A 10inch snow Chicago area threatened to bog down traffic around the southern end of Lake Michigan But the State Highway department reported all roads pass able Some Schools Closed Rural schools were closed today in St Joseph county South Bend reported 2 Inches of snow Generally the underlying Ice was the main hazard instead of the snow on top of It The weather bureau reported accumulations of only two Inches In Fort Wayne Continued1 en 7 Column 3 DiSalle Says Government Is Making Plans Machinery For Curbs Studied By ESA Officers Washington Dec Stabilizer Michael V DiSalle said today the government definitely is making plans for a ceiling on prices but sees no reason to freeze them now Such a ceiling would necessarily be coupled with a lid ont wage ixr creases but DiSalle told anews conference he hoped any freeze would not be necessary case the former Toledo mayor said his price agency would be unable to impose a general ceil ing for 60 to 90 days because of m lack of staff space and adminis trative organization DiSalle director of price stab ilization in the Economic Stabiliza tion agency He spoke at con ference held jointly with Economic Stabilization administrator ATant Valentine and Wage Stabilization board Chairman Cyrus S Freeze Not Imminent An made it clear that a wage price freeze widely rumored In the last few days is not imminent But Valentine implied that selec tive controls may be employed on basic defense materials before any general action is taken The ESA administrator indicated also the agency might make any price rollback plaia warningto businessmen that at tempts to beat a freeze by boost ing prices now might be fruitless There have been widespread de mands front congressmen for wage price controls Senator OTHahoney said today the people ought to Insist on them in melt Asks SeifBestraint DiSalle in his first news confer ence aince his appointment as price chief gave a formal statement in which he ap pealed for selfrestraint by busi nessmen and consumers He also denounced hoarders and profiteers and promised the government wfll hunt out and expose the jackals that attempt to unjustly enrlcht themselves at the expense of na tional The price control plans in pre paration call for both at acrosstheboard ceiling like the general maximum price regula tion of World War U and for selective other for all DiSalle said But at this time we see no rea son for imposing such control and we hope it will not be Valentine told questioners that ESA has been very busy setting up the criteria by which it would decide whether price and wage boosts were desirable He said also the agency watching steel rose an average of 5 percent recently the greatest of Interest company by He did not rule out the poaal Trffttme rhot9 DIAGONAL SLICE from the front end of this sedan was made by the truck in a collision on Alternate U S 31 north of Kokomo Thursday afternoon fey road conditions con tributed to the accident The truck skidded into another car that was hatted for U S 31 bypass intersection and bounced into the abovepictured The teft front of the car was all but sheared off in the accident Occupants escaped with moderate injuries Three Cars Tangle on Icy Road Three persons suffered minor in juries in a spectacular collision of and two cars on the Icy pavement of the intersection of S 31 and the bypass north of Kokomo Thursdayafternoon Two of the Ralph C Hicks 40 and C P Lawson 40 both of treated for minor bruises at theSt Josephs hospital where they were taken the first aid squad The third injured Cecil Leslie Jackson 49 815West Jasper 3 street suffered cuts on his face sustained when his glasses were broken in the crash According to Trooper MiHard Huffman the accident occurred at oclock A car being driven north on alternate IT S 31 by David Klopf enstein 37 South Bend halted for the stop sign at the junction of the bypass TruckUnable To Stop Jackson driving the truck also north on alternate U S 31 was unable to get it halted The truck struck the left reap end of ear and flipped sideways into the patfe of a car drivensouth by Hicks The front end of the Hicks ear was burled into the afde of tfte truck Ttnffrmm said the Ttfctty car was a total loss Damage to thai truck and to Klopfenstelnfs car was not estimated Another car skidded Into thai ditch In attempting to avoid three vehicle pileup Huffman laid The trooper did not get name car was not damaged   

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